My first ultrasound is scheduled for May 3rd. Until then I know that I will be a mess! Already I'm starting to worry if I don't have any symptoms, then I worry that when they come back that something is wrong. Here's a run down for you:
- My breasts are not overly sore - the last time I was pregnant they were noticeably sore before my period was even due. Now they are only tender when I touch them (which I'm doing more often to make sure that they are still tender).
- Cramping - definitely a good sign as my uterus stretches and grows, also a bad sign if a miscarriage is imminent.
- Low back pain. I'm not sure if this is good or bad. All I know is that I remember from my 2008 pregnancy journal that my back was really sore then too.
- Nausea - not really. Occasionally I'll get a little "urp" but nothing that I would classify as true "morning sickness". This was a huge sign for me in my last pregnancy that something was wrong. My mother had horrible morning sickness through both pregnancies, and I get horrible motion sickness. I'm not looking forward to my head being in the toilet for another 8 months, but a little cookie tossing would really put my mind at ease right now.
The good news is that I used another digital test with a conception indicator the other day and the numbers have increased!
I leave on Saturday for a 9 day trip to Ohio to visit my brother and his family. I want to do some shopping while I'm there to take advantage of our high Canadian dollar. Do I risk buying maternity clothes? I'll save a ton of money by buying them in the US, but I'd hate to not need them.
Why can't I have a normal pregnancy???