Huge thanks to everyone who helped me feel more secure yesterday!! It was a little freak out moment, but I am better now. Do I feel pregnant yet? Not so sure, but at least I'm realizing that it might be normal to feel that way. Monday's ultrasound is still so far away!
I was woken up again last night by cramping and the need to use the bathroom. It lasted about 15 minutes and then I was completely fine. It's so weird, but I'm glad it's consistent. And, again, I wouldn't describe it as real pain - more like a radiating ache everywhere, accompanied by severe nausea, and chills. It's one of those moments where I feel like if only I could throw up, maybe I would feel better. This has been happening since before my first beta and like I said it is exactly like how I used to get my period back when i was a teenager. I'll ask my doctor about it Monday when I see her.
I'm also going to ask about exercise. I know it's good to do, but I want specifics. In the fall, I took a yoga class and a Zumba class. Zumba is like Latin aerobics - very high energy, though not high impact. The problem is that they're both on the same day and I'm thinking that might be too much. I also have a gym in my building so getting exercise isn't a problem (so long as I actually get up and DO IT =).
I never read about anyone discussing this, but I'm putting it out there: sex. I'm waaayyy to scared to have it. Everything I've read says it's totally fine. Dr. Oz even said it's good to do, but be sure to prepare for bright red bleeding after! No thanks. So I need my doctor to specifically tell me what's ok...
And I've decided that the lack of bloat that I feel (which I thought was baby related) was actually eating-everything-I-want-for-2 weeks related. Now that I've been eating well, my pants fit and I feel so much better, but that might be why I felt less pregnant. But it wasn't a baby - it was chicken parmigiana and chocolate cake (and cookies and chicken finger subs) (and french fries and Chinese food) (and pasta and bread and butter!). Mmmm...it was a fun few weeks.