You Know You're Pregnant When...
You Know You're Pregnant When...Contrary to what soap opera writers would have you believe, not every woman clues into her pregnancy following an early-morning head-over-the-toilet moment. Here, some real-life ladies share how and when realization dawned.MASTERFILE
Last To Know
“My husband knew I was pregnant before I did - he said he just somehow knew. I didn't think so, though I did have an odd pinching feeling around my belly button (still not sure what it was about) that was weird. He kept insisting that I take a test for curiosity’s sake, and when I did, we got confirmation!”
Don't Cry Over Spilled Wine
“My husband and I had been trying to get pregnant and I’d taken a test on a Friday night that came back negative. I was disappointed and upset, so I downed a few glasses of wine. I still hadn’t got my period by Monday and took another test, but this time it was positive.”
“It hit me when the all-consuming tiredness I felt all of a sudden was followed by incredibly tender breasts. I took a test to confirm the pregnancy and went from being sore and tired to sore, tired and elated.”
Breast Changes Ahead
“I got out of the bath one morning and noticed my boobs looked like a road map - blue veins everywhere. That and I couldn't keep my eyes open past 9 p.m. - strange for a night owl.”
“My sense of smell was amped up, to the point where I couldn’t stand the scent of air fresheners or even the smell of the inside of the fridge. I was also super tired and lethargic. I’d curl up anywhere and be out for hours.”
There's No Way...
“Hee! I had no clue. I thought I needed my gall bladder out because I was so sick, and since I’d been using the NuvaRing and spotting for two months, I KNEW I couldn't be pregnant. I went to see my doctor and I decided to take a pregnancy test just so I could say ‘I know I'm not pregnant’, only I was! I had no idea how far along or anything... I had a dating ultrasound a few days later and found out I was almost three months preggers!”
I'll Believe it When I See it
“It hit me when I was cooking roast chicken. I love roast chicken, especially on cold winter Sundays. But instead of juicy deliciousness, all I could smell was rotting bird carcass and it made me want to vomit. I took the test and there it was...two lines.”
None For Me, Thanks
“For me it was coming home from work six hours early, crashing until seven at night, and then spending an hour making dinner only to take ONE bite and with absolute disgust push the plate away.”