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|Thu, 02-16-2012 - 3:42pm|
I know, I know.. I'm sure there are a million posts on here discussing this same thing, so let me do one million and one here...
My DH and I just started trying last month for a baby. My Period hasn't been too regular lately, and last month it was late one week. I normally have certain signs when I know I am about to have my period. As soon as it comes, my lower back starts to hurt, and my breasts, which were tender to the touch for the past week, immediately stop hurting. Sometimes I'll get a bloody nose and usually get Diarrhea right before or the day of my Period.
Because we are trying for a baby, I had started watching my cervical mucus and position to check ovulation, etc. I didn't have an abundance of EWCM when I would have "ovulated" but I know i did ovulate - and we had plenty of sex during that time. After ovulation, my cervical mucus did not go back to a dry state like it would before my period. It stayed wet and clear, then milky and stringy. For the past few days, I am a little drier BUT i do have milk-like lotion discharge. Whether I always have this before my AF i really do not know. But normally i am dry and now i am not.
I don't really notice a change in my cervix position or texture (it's not incredibly high and soft, or incredibly low and hard) The other day, it actually felt like it was bumpy - but it was smooth later on.
Though my Period tends to be late, it was "due" on Feb 10th - so i am technically 5 days late. My breasts are heavy and will hurt if i squeeze them - my nipples are sore to touch - no noticeable bumps or change in color.
I am also having occassional pain in my abdomen, or rightside of my pelvic area - cramping - though I rarely have menstrual cramps - even when i am ON my period, so it is confusing that i am having these cramps without a period. They are really nothing too noticeable though.
And my lower back has been aching for the past week. The first day it started hurting, i was like "yup, here's my period!" but it never came. My lower back still hurts.
Also, my stomach is grumbling a lot more, (even around lower abdomen area) even when I just ate something. Usually happens during the day more so than at night.
And for the past few days I've had mild heartburn on and off - and I'm eating all the same foods i normally eat and i haven't had hearburn in a long time.
No implantation bleeding, no nausea, no gum bleeding, no implantation "cramps or back pain" as it has been more than a day, no severe pain in breasts just sensitive nipples, no changing color of nipples or areola, no frequent urination, no insomnia...
I know... go take a pregnancy test, right? Well.. I'm kind of not wanting to really do it - I know my period can be late so maybe it is late so i figure I should just wait until i get it or not. I keep telling myself that i am not pregnant - as the odds are very slim and I'm getting "PMS-like symptoms" so maybe it is just late, like all the other times.
But, maybe i am pregnant. Does it sound like i could be? Or do you not really cramp/lower back pain for longer than a day in the beginning? And maybe stomach grumbling doesn't mean anything? Or hearburn?
It would be nice to know if my symptoms are more in line with me getting my period, or more in line with me being pregnant! :)
(if i am pregnant, is it too early to test?)