Posted by plzplzplzbaby
My SO and I have been trying for about five years. We've had miscarriages, an ectopic, chemical pregnancies... With the distance separating us due to my having to care for my father, it became even harder to time things down.
But luck would have it, we conceived Valentine's Day of this year! Only day we managed to have sex, and starting five days before my period was due (February 28) I was just feeling exhausted. Could not keep eyes open no matter what. I was bruising from head to toe, and was looking a lot paler than normal. I was torn between thinking my anemia was back (history of transfusions due to super anemia), and pregnancy. I was honestly leaning 95% of the way towards anemia, but there was also some slight nausea and my lower abdomen was rock hard... so maybe? Just maybe?
I took a dollar store test the morning of two days prior to my period just to knock out that 5%... and the second that second line started appearing I was just SHOCKED. I grabbed the test and watched as the dye kept going across the window, and the second line was just... it was just THERE.
I spent the rest of the day at emergency with my father, and was not able to get another test to verify. Keeping my mouth shut the entire time was so hard, because I wanted to tell someone SO BAD and my father would have just been over the moon! But I didn't. Because I could not handle another public loss, and maybe the dollar store test was a false positive?
The next day I woke up, peed in a cup, left it in the bathroom, ran out and bought a First Response test, hurried home, dipped it... and sure enough, instant second line!
I was just dancing for joy excited! Phoned my SO, told him, and he and I were just SHOCKED because we weren't sure we tried hard enough that month.
I am now just over 11 weeks pregnant and finally confident enough to say that I am pregnant! No miscarriage thus far, and will have my Nuchal scan next week just to verify it is all okay. Estimated due date is November 5/6 2014!
But I am pregnant! I am finally, finally, finally pregnant.
PS: The possible anemia? Nope, not anemic in the slightest. In fact, I was at 124 - 4 points below the lowest normal. Totally fine! I was just bruising and exhausted from early pregnancy!
Added: Apr. 19, 2014