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23/05/2014 at 16:52
So hubby and I have been TTC since March, however I started reading about dates and ovulations and stuff in April and realised that we had been working away from each other on the right dates! Anyway May was a holiday week so....you know the rest.
My last period started on 26/4 and I am now having lots of symptoms, some of which I accept could be in my head but some that are defo causing me problems. The main one being this awful metallic taste in my mouth which gets worse mid afternoon for some reason. My cycles are usually on the 30/31 side so I can't really test until 26/27th of May.
This is not really a problem - yes I'm excited, nervous, anxious to know yes or know...but if it is a positive then theres another 36 weeks of pregnancy to go. I'm sure I wont gain anything by knowing immediately now! The main problem that I have is that
1. My work want me to fly to the US at the end of June and need to know yes or no by today. If I say no I'll have to come clean to my boss as why its a no. Not keen at all about anyone knowing anything at work...especially given I havent had a BFP yet.
2. My parents have announced that they are jetting off in 2015 for some long holiday in Australia (early Feb to mid April) which, if I am prego would be just after a due date. Not the ideal plan. Ideally I dont want to tell anyone before 12 weeks (IF I am pregnant) but I cant let my parents book flights if there is any chance that they might be 1st time grandparents.
What I want to know is why these decisions are having to be made this week!!? There is nothing I can do or decide until I have a positive test yet why is it all happening now! I didnt want to tell anyone about TTC and now it looks as if I'll have to come clean somehow!
arrgh rant over! This has also made me quite weepy today - possibly another symptom?!
23/05/2014 at 17:00
you just have to go with it hun - we are missing a very important wedding that my OH was supposed to be part of the wedding party because I'm due about 2 weeks before the big day. we are really sad that we are missing it, but unfortunately our baby comes first so we've let them down gently.
I'd say yes to your work, and worry about what you need to say later down the road.
as for your parents, if you are pg then see how things go - and if you feel its right, then tell them. it will give you less to stress about. I have to say, since having a neo natal death and a miscarriage soon after - this pregnancy for me I told my nearest and dearest pretty quickly, as I didn't want to deal with the stress of lying until the 12 week mark. the rest of my friends are only finding out now and I'm 32 wks tomorrow.....and that's the way I wanted it.
Good luck with whatever you choose to do.
23/05/2014 at 18:17
Hi hun, I can only advise you what I would do:
I would go to the US, don't matter if you are of or not that early, no one will know.
And I would just tell my parents, then they can make their own decisions, if you turn stuff down and then it's not a BFP you'll just be even more upset.
Not sure if that helps but it's what I'd do, good luck x x x
25/05/2014 at 17:51
Thanks for you comments ladies.
so I cracked and tested this morning! Negative!
So lets wait and see if I get period this week - i do still have this odd taste in my mouth - I'll admit that all other symptoms could be in my head!!!
I've been to a first birthday party today as well!! First question out of my mate's mouth 'ooooh does this make you broody?' Yes thanks for sensitivity there, good job I've not been at it for years!
Anyway - I've decided not to think too much about anything and throw away my piece of paper that I'm noting everything down on (dates, times, CM etc) and am making hubby some nice food and getting out a bottle of vino and looking forward to the next month....or af....if she arrives?
Decision made - going to the US and leave my parents to it....they're always on holiday anyway!
26/05/2014 at 09:15
28/05/2014 at 09:47
Bec - I would go by what the test says at the Drs - if you are worried go back and ask....I'm really new to this TTC lark so haven't got much experience.
What I am learning is that out of all my millions of friends who have had kids or are pregnant right now, not one of them took a home pregnancy test early and got the right result. Most of them only got BFP on home kit after being 7 days late.
I'm now officially 2 days late and waiting to do another test. But keeping busy and trying not to think about it....it could send you mad!
28/05/2014 at 09:58
29/05/2014 at 08:33
still no af for me - fingers and toes crossed!
Bec - try not to think about it (easier said than done I know) as your mind is a powerful thing! Its probably stress and confusion delaying things! Start looking forward to your next month of trying!
02/06/2014 at 11:45
Negative test again on Saturday....we're now on Monday and still no AF. Symptoms have eased off, which is making me think that it was in my head all along.....! I think that (if I have counted right) I am now 6 days late.
Decided I wasn't pregnant on Saturday afternoon and am not going to waste any more time stressing about it as this is probably delaying AF.
Keep calm and carry on!
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