Monday, September 8, 2008

Not to be too hopeful, but...

Yesterday I started getting some pregnancy symptoms. Yesterday evening I had a dull cramp that continued until late this morning, like menstrual cramps or a gas pain. Last night I woke up to pee and then woke again having to pee but held it until morning. I NEVER pee at night, so twice in one night is a big deal. Yesterday was day 7 past my IUI and should be around the time the implantation occurs. I looked it up and found these early symptoms:

Slight bleeding or cramping
For some women, a small amount of spotting or vaginal bleeding is one of the first symptoms of pregnancy. Known as implantation bleeding, it happens when the fertilized egg attaches to the lining of the uterus — about 10 to 14 days after fertilization. This type of bleeding is usually a bit earlier, spottier and lighter in color than a normal period and doesn't last as long. Some women also experience abdominal cramping early in pregnancy. These cramps are similar to menstrual cramps.

Frequent urination
A woman in the early stages of pregnancy may feel she has to urinate frequently, especially at nighttime, and she may leak urine with a cough, sneeze, or laugh. The increased desire to urinate may have both physical and hormonal causes. Once the embryo has implanted in the uterus, it begins to produce the hormone known as human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG), which is believed to stimulate frequent urination. Another cause of frequent urination that develops later is the pressure exerted by the growing uterus on the bladder.


Uh! We have to wait until Sept 22 for the blood test. That seems like so long from now.

6 comments:

Lizzie said...

wow - that all sounds really good - hope it is so!

Lizzie said...

but why are they making you wait 'til sept 22 for blood test!!!

Melissa said...

sounds very promising!!

Baby Mama said...

Sept 21 will be 14 days since the IUI but it's a Sunday, so Sept 22 it is. One week from today.

nutella said...

All sounds good. Fingers crossed for you!

Strawberry said...

One week from today (yesterday) is the 15th! :D