I officially found out I was pregnant on September 18th, the weekend of paintballing + race for the cure. However, I thought I was almost a week before then.
The signs started that previous Monday evening…
As I was getting into bed that night I got a sharp paint in my boob and uterus. I was close to starting my period, so it could have been that. But, it felt different.
The next couple day I noticed my boobs feeling fuller… again could have to do with an upcoming period.
On Thursday (28 days after my last cycle started) I took a pregnancy test. It was negative… but I didn’t really believe it. I thought it was wrong and I was really disappointed by seeing just one line.
Thursday evening I taught cycle and could not believe how sweaty I got. It was literally pouring out of me. So gross and very unlike me, even in cycle.
Friday morning I went to pump it and kept my weight lighter than normal. Even though it should have been easier, I felt weak. Later that day I ended up subbing cycle. Again I was a sweaty mess.
Saturday was my third day in a row subbing cycle and I made sure to keep my resistance lighter. Still, I sweated like crazy. It was insane!
I also noticed my heart rate increased super quickly even during the warm up. It was then that I thought to myself… I’m either pregnant or over trained because this is not normal.
After Saturday’s cycle class I had a few hours to kill before going paint balling. I had all these plans to be productive… clean, bake and put away laundry. I did none of those. Instead I laid on the couch for a long while messing on my phone.
After paint ball on Saturday I was exhausted. I fled to the couch for an evening with Jacob.
Sunday my mom and I ran the Race for the Cure. An easy 3 mile run together + lots of sample snacking. On the shuttle bus ride back to our cars I was, again, so tired I close my eyes and rested on my moms shoulder. I just knew something was different.
Once I got home (after a quick mall + whole foods stop), I took another pregnancy test (I only had 2 left from the triple pack I picked up the Thursday before).
It was positive this time!
Then an hour later I took another. Still positive!
Amazing. I guess I know my body a little better than I thought.
Oh and one more thing I noticed… a bit of heart burn. Nothing too bad, just noticeable. Luckily that only lasted the first couple of weeks… so far!