Wednesday 4 January 2017

PREGNANCY #2: Early Symptoms

(Our early scan at 8 weeks)
I wrote this blog post back when I had first found out I was pregnant. Back when I had no idea what was to come.

A few days ago I found out some both exciting and terrifying news...we're pregnant with our second baby! Exciting because we're having another little bundle of joy, yet terrifying because life with two children must be challenging at times. This baby is very much planned and wanted, so when that faint second line appeared we were both so excited.

I did a First Response pregnancy test at around 3 weeks 3 days, which is incredibly early I know. I actually wasn't planning to test for another few days but I became ill and wanted to know whether I could take ibuprofen or not. Turns out I couldn't and just had to curl up on the sofa with a hot water bottle to try and feel better.

One of the first symptoms I had was sore boobs, which started around a week after ovulation. We were using OPK's, so I know exactly when I ovulated in my cycle. I also started feeling strange twinges in my womb area, had a back ache and came down with tonsillitis. I never really get ill, so this made me wonder if I was pregnant or not. I also started getting bad headaches, again something I don't usually suffer with and started feeling sick in the morning. This was all before 4 weeks, which just shows the power of hormones.

I'm apprehensive about what's to come, I know how exhausting and horrible the first trimester can be! The naivety of your first pregnancy is bliss in many ways because you simply don't know what's to come. However, I do now and not all of it is pleasant. But then again I know how amazing it is when you meet your baby for the first time so I'll be focusing on that when times get hard.

What were your earliest pregnancy symptoms?

Feel free to leave a comment :)

Helen x



  1. They varied with every pregnancy but sore boobies always and just a strange hardness when I laid on my tummy.

    I always knew straight away- and I have been pregnant four times.


    1. It's so exciting when you start feeling those subtle yet big changes in your body - pregnancy is one incredible journey :)

      Helen x

  2. One day i stood up from sitting on the sofa and immediately felt dizzy and needed to sit down. Straight away my mum said "i bet your pregnant!" and low and behold i was 2 weeks pregnant. From then on it was nausea and fussy eating... i think i got off pretty lightly. thank you for sharing your precious experience #ablogginggoodtime

  3. Congratulations!! Amazing news. My early signs were sore nipples, exhaustion and constant vomiting from about 3 weeks!
    Thanks for linking to #ablogginggoodtime


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