* Belated Post as I am now in my 11 week of pregnancy as of the posting of this*
First hints I might be pregnant – We planned this baby – so I was looking for the signs of pregnancy early on. My first signs were gas/burping – starting cycle day 18. Hot and cold flashes with constant diarrhea starting around cycle day 21. Nausea started cycle day 32. I had implantation bleeding cycle day 19.
My first thoughts- Oh my God and what I am I going to do with a baby?! (Regardless of the fact I have wanted to have kids since I was seven years old!)
Memories of conception- It was pleasurable and loving.
My last menstrual period – May 1st 2014 was the first day of my LMP
Most likely date of conception – May 15th
Date of positive pregnancy test – I tested on May 28 & 29th – and I got extremely faint positives. I waited another 4 days – tested again and got our dark positive.
Likely due date – Feb 5th 2015
My reactions – I am happy, anxious and scared.
Husband’s/ Baba to Be reactions-Omar is over the moon. He is such a proud peacock. I think it he feels an affirmation of his manhood with the pregnancy. He also wants to tell everyone right away!
Other’s reactions- Omar and I agreed only to tell both sets of the grand parents to be at this time – until either we can’t wait any longer, we hit the 12 week mark or we get an ultrasound and baby has a heart beat.
My top concerns- Medical care in Morocco as it doesn’t inspire confidence and Miscarriage.
My best joys- Feeling affirmed as a woman because I can fulfill my basic biological purpose.
Lifestyle changes, habits to break – I am working out more consistently and keeping that up. Eating healthy and focusing on maintaining a healthy diet in the face of the nausea and general lack of appetite.