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Finding Out You’re Pregnant: Angie’s Guide Week 4

May 28, 2015

Oh yes, you read that right. This guide starts at FOUR WEEKS. And to create even more skepticism in your mind, allow me to add that technically it should be THREE(ish) weeks.

Um, how is that even possible?

Well, allow me to share my crazy how-I-found-out-I’m-pregnant story!

Once upon a time, our daughter was two-years old and my husband and I missed the days when she couldn’t talk back or destroy our furniture…

toddler dresser

 (Actual photo of a beautiful antique dresser my 2-year old turned into “art.”)

…so we started the discussion of having another baby. (There was more that went into the decision than that, but it had to start somewhere).

So we decided to let it happen if it were meant to be. And a few weeks later (and by “a few weeks” I mean approximately 2 weeks), I knew I was pregnant. Yep, just two weeks. I just felt different, I can’t really explain it. Maybe you know what I’m talking about. And maybe you’re thinking I’m just crazy. Call me the crazy intuitive-pregnant lady, I guess. Well, the pregnancy test was negative, but it didn’t matter because I knew I was pregnant. This happened with my previous pregnancy as well. My husband said I was crazy, well not directly like that, but he doubted my pregnancy instinct.

Tisk-tisk, I sure proved him wrong. Twice. 🙂

So I waited another week, took another test, and what do ya know? Pregnant! (Insert smug look of satisfaction here). For good measure, I took another test (or 5) because I realized that it really had only been about 3 weeks since conception. All positive.

And then for even better measure I went to my trusty OBGYN and had them do a pregnancy test. Positive.

Let me also add that those home pregnancy tests I took were from the dollar store, they weren’t even those fancy “tell you the day after conception” tests. So I, too, was skeptical, my dear friends.

And there you have it. Now that I’ve shattered all of your doubts that the title raised, allow me to continue with my 4-week pregnancy guide.

Now that I’ve shattered all of your doubts that the title raised, allow me to continue with my 4-week pregnancy guide.

At 4 (excuse me, 3.5) weeks pregnant, I wasn’t showing, I wasn’t sick, I wasn’t swollen, and I didn’t have any cravings. Basically, I didn’t even feel pregnant yet, which was kind of great and kind of sucked at the same time. We decided to tell our friends and family as soon as we found out that we were pregnant to share the excitement, but that’s always followed up with “Oh that’s so great! How are you feeling?” And I almost felt guilty saying “the same as always!” Like they’re expecting that if you’re going to announce you’re pregnant, you better have a good, or at least interesting, reply to that question.

Overall, week 4 is super exciting, but pretty uneventful at the same time, if that even makes sense.

If not, sorry. I am the crazy-intuitive pregnant lady, after all.

How about you? How early did you find out you were pregnant? Were you as skeptical as I was? Tell me your story below!

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Angela Silva

Angela graduated with her B.S. in Exercise and Wellness and is a NASM certified personal trainer who specializes in postpartum fitness and recovery. She enjoys writing, cracking jokes, and spending time with her family, preferably while fishing. She shares many of her life adventures on Instagram as @angelagrams

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