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Littlelamb asked on 5/30/2009 12:34:24 PM Report this post
I hear so many people say they had backaches, headaches, nausea, soar bbs before their BFP. Has anybody actually just felt as if AF was coming, nothing else, but ended up getting a BFP? That's how I felt with my first pregnancy, but I wasn't really looking for any symptoms either.

jessg282 said on 5/30/2009 2:19:20 PM Report this post
I know I did for both of my BFPs (I have a 9 month old son and I just found out I'm preggo w/#2 on Thurs.). During the 2ww w/this BFP, I really thought AF was coming. For one, dh and I had sex only once during ovulation and so I honestly didn't expect I would get pregnant. But I did have the AF food cravings and bbs didn't hurt, but they were fuller. I got nauseous a few times, but I usually get nauseous here and there before AF. And even after I got my BFP, I still felt like AF was coming. It was definitely different from the first time.

Littlelamb said on 5/30/2009 2:54:39 PM Report this post
Thanks for responding, jessg282. AF is due pretty soon and all I'm feeling are the usual symptoms. I also get nauseous here and there, and when AF is due I'm STARVING! It's kind of like being pregnant. I'm moody, bloated, smells get to me a little more, and sometimes my sides hurt. Sounds like AF to me, but I guess you never know. Not getting my hopes up. though. Not at all, really.

jessg282 said on 5/30/2009 3:39:42 PM Report this post
When is AF due to arrive? I honestly had myself convinced that AF was going to show up and I even had a few glasses of wine the night before I found out I was pg. So, you never know. I hope that this is your month. Good luck to you and lots of baby dust your way!

Littlelamb said on 5/30/2009 4:00:09 PM Report this post
It's funny you mentioned wine. I was thinking about stepping out tonight for a glass of wine just because I don't really believe I'm pregnant. AF is due June 3rd or 4th. I don't really want to psyche myself out, especially this month. Get a bit heartbroken and start mourning my daughter who passed away a year ago this month. Anyway, don't want to get into that. It is what it is, but I'm trying to avoid hope. Your symptoms sound just like my AF symptoms. It's nice to know that there's a chance, though. Congrats on your BFP!

jessg282 said on 5/31/2009 8:13:12 AM Report this post
LIttlelamb, please keep me posted on your progress :) I hope you have your BFP this month, and if not, then lots and lots of baby dust for June! Still feeling like AF is on her way?

ceb1 said on 5/31/2009 8:44:46 PM Report this post
totally! i was convinced af was coming!!!! cramps, bloat, pms, and all were present. now i just have mild cramping here and there, bb's just now hurting, still bloated, no real pms. i didnt even believe the faint bfps at 1st b/c i was so convinced of af coming-glad i was wrong! LOL!

Littlelamb said on 6/1/2009 12:23:35 AM Report this post
Congrats, ceb1, on your BFP! Thanks, jessg282, for your positive thoughts. Still feeling AF symptoms. I think the cravings are creeping in now! All I need in life right now is a bbq burger and a blue cheese salad with balsamic vinaigrette! I'll keep you posted, although, like I said, I'm not getting my hopes up. :o(

Noelle1987 said on 6/4/2009 1:25:58 AM Report this post
When I was preg I had all the AF symptoms that I normally have, my chest was tender and I had cramps. I was driving home from Denver (I live in SLC UT) when I started getting cramps, but every time I went to the bathroom there was nothing there. I was coming home with my sisters best friend and my mom, my sister had just had her son a few days before so we were out there to help her and visit. I took a preg test when I got home and had a BFP. All of the symptoms felt EXACLY what I feel like right when AF is knocking on my door.

Littlelamb said on 6/4/2009 6:21:13 PM Report this post
Noelle1987, that's EXACTLY what I'm feeling right now. I should've started AF yesterday or today. Everytime I feel like I'm going to start, nothing! It's very frustrating! Not feeling breast tenderness that much, but I don't remember that in my last pregnancy either. I usually spot 2 days before and I haven't had that either. Still don't think I'm pregnant, though. Stress has a bad way of toying with your mind and body! Arg!

jessg282 said on 6/5/2009 7:16:42 AM Report this post
Littlelamb, have you tested yet?

Littlelamb said on 6/5/2009 6:19:51 PM Report this post
I just tested...BFP!!!! I can't believe it! My husband's about to come home, so I have to find a way of surprising him. Still, all I can think about is my beautiful daughter looking down at me from heaven. The first thing I did was go upstairs to kiss her footprints and handprints and tell her that she's getting a baby brother or sister. I think she's watching over us. I just know it. Thanks to everyone who has listened to my rants and thanks to all the ladies who've supported me. Baby dust to everyone! Woohoo!!!

agleason said on 6/5/2009 6:21:41 PM Report this post
That is so awesome, congratulations!

Noelle1987 said on 6/9/2009 2:31:14 AM Report this post
Littlelamb: CONGRATULATIONS! My best friend had a daughter that passed away at 3 weeks (SIDS) and she has really wanted another baby, she just got her BFP a few weeks ago (she waited two years, her hubby wasn't ready) so I know that it's a very special time especially after having to go through all that, so congratulations you'll be great when this one comes!

nicoleglidden said on 6/9/2009 7:50:18 AM Report this post
I am 8 weeks pregnant and in my two week wait, especially the last few days I was POSITIVE that AF was going to come. I had a tampon in on and off for two days. Then on the third morning that she wasn't there I tested and wala! PREGNANT came across the digital test! So don't give up hope because it feels like AF. Baby Dust!

Littlelamb said on 6/11/2009 11:40:48 PM Report this post
Aww, thanks ladies! Nicole, I wore pads 3 days just so that I wouldn't start spotting in the middle of work! Noelle, I'm so sorry to hear about your best friend's baby girl. There have been many times where I truly thought I was going to die from the pain. I thought that my body would just not be able to take it. The painful thing is that I'm skeptical right now. Do you know how many times I go to the bathroom to check if I'm spotting? And I had no problems until the end of my pregnancy the last time! Also, I'm still not feeling any symptoms except for being more hungry. Once or twice, I've been a tiny bit nauseous, but not much at all. My mind constantly wonders if it's a bad sign, but logically I know it's not....right??? I just don't know if I'll ever been comfortable with the development of the baby until I see an ultrasound. Anyway, thanks for letting me vent!

Nettex12 said on 6/18/2009 6:40:33 AM Report this post
Congratulations Little Lamb.. I lost my daughter when she was 6 and a half months old.. and have pretty much been trying ever since. I too keep feeling like AF is coming.. then nothing. I've already taken 4 pregnancy tests, all negative. But I did have a couple turn positive in the trash ( never had that happen before. Well hopefully I'll have as much luck as you!! Congrats again- & Good Luck :) xox

Babyhungry said on 6/18/2009 9:45:23 AM Report this post
Nettex I'm sorry to hear about that. There isn't anything worse than the loss of a child!

Littlelamb said on 6/19/2009 10:34:00 PM Report this post
Nettex12, I have no words right now. One thing I've learned is that one really doesn't need words sometimes because nothing's good enough. All I can say is that I believe your baby girl's in a good place with my baby girl. It never gave me comfort before (in fact, sometimes the spiritual conversations angered me. Especially the "God has a plan" schpeel). It's just starting to give me comfort now, but barely. My daughter died in May of last year and I literally thought that I was going to die many, many times of heartbreak. My husband just left for 5 days and I started crying because I was afraid that he might be taken away from me...he's going fishing! I had a c-section, so we had to wait a couple of months to start trying. It took us a good 8 months to conceive. It was very stressful and when AF came around, I'd mourn my little girl again. It's hard to not stress out, but I learned that there was a part of me that needed to be at peace. I don't know you, but I understand you just because you've experienced what I have. If you need to vent about anything, please let me know. It's nice to know that somebody understands. You'll have your BFP very soon...maybe even right now! It sounds pretty good! Please keep us posted.

Nettex12 said on 6/20/2009 5:30:04 PM Report this post
Yeah LittleLamb, the spiritual "schpeel" as you called it is exactly what I get tired of hearing! How can someone who has no idea of our pain claim to "know the ultimate reason for everything". Whatever. I just try to look at it as someone not knowing anything to say & coming up with bla bla bla. But when I hear your story it makes me feel like maybe something good will happen, even after so much bad. Anyway, I've already wasted a good 30 bucks on tests this month so I'm done until AF finally arrives. It's now CD 33 and it was due on CD 25-28. Ugh. No shift in temps. lol I just wish she would come so I can start over alreay!! haha. I hope everything is going great for you, and I PROMISE your daughter IS looking down on you, daddy, and her new brother/sister. <33


Littlelamb said on 6/21/2009 10:36:06 PM Report this post
Nettex12, please, please, please keep me posted. I'm REALLY hoping this is it for you. And if it's not, it WILL happen. It really will. My nurse told me that at one point, and it was so hard for me to believe her. Statistics means nothing when a rare occurence takes your child away from you (at least in my case). I any case, please keep thinking that, at least in the back of your head, even though it's so freaking hard. One more thing that bothers me is when people say things like "God was watching over me" when they just missed a bad car accident or something terrible. I keep thinking, "Well, does that mean that God wasn't watching over my daughter because something bad happened to her? Was she not as priveledged as you?" It's not anybody's fault, but it gets to me sometimes. Part of the mourning, I guess. Anyway, enough about that. I'll be thinking about you. Again, please keep me posted!

Naganta said on 6/22/2009 12:01:26 PM Report this post
I hate to ask this question, as I am new to the site, but what is BFP?

Nettex12 said on 6/22/2009 12:23:13 PM Report this post
BFP= Big Fat Positive ( don't know who started that saying lol )

Anyway Little Lamb,
I still haven't gotten my period! & now my temps are going up. God my body is weird, as soon as I find out something I'll be sure to let you know. I sure hope morning sickness isn't getting to ya!!

<33 Annette

ps. check out
That's the site I made for my daughter.


Littlelamb said on 6/22/2009 9:16:39 PM Report this post

I checked out your site and it brought me to tears. My daughter had a very rare genetic disorder. 1 in 10,000 babies have it, actually. Talk about odds not being in our favor. Still, my husband and I don't carry the mutated gene, so it would be extremely rare for it to happen again. Your little girl was absolutely beautiful. Just amazing. I'm a bit broken up at the moment just thinking about her and thinking about my baby girl as well. Can't shake it. Whenever I see butterflies, I think of my Elena. Do you have a site for your baby girl on facebook? I have a myspace account, but I rarely use it. Your temps keep going up? Hmmm...sounds incredibly good!!

P.S. Morning sickness is OFFICIALLY getting to me! And the hunger pains...I want to die if I don't eat every hour and a half! It's crazy!

Starr2982 said on 11/4/2009 11:21:13 AM Report this post
Oh my goodness, I've been reading these threads... Any updates?? I know this is an old thread, so I'd like to know what happened.... Thanks ladies and God Bless!

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