Week 5

It’s bump update time!

Actually, I’m a little too late with the pregnancy updates because I was MIA from the blogging world for months. So, now I’m going to start my bump adventure journal at week 5.

May 2017

The first thing I did after my menstruation arrived was download the Flo Period and Ovulation Tracker app to help me monitor my ovulation days. Yes, I was really obsessed with getting pregnant that I even bought a few pregnancy test kits.

I think I allowed myself to be under too much pressure at age 32 and married for a year and a half. Every time I talk to my Mom via Messenger at home, she would ask me if I’m already pregnant and blah-blah-blah. I have friends who planned and got pregnant in a month or two. Plus, my husband always jokes at me every time he comes home from a flight if I’m already pregnant.

I told them that I just stopped my Depo shot, so I guess some of it are still in my system. I actually waited for more than a year to stop the Depo because I was infected with the Zika virus and I want to prevent any complications.

 

My first menstruation came May 14, 2017 and right after that I wasted a lot of pregnancy test (PT) kits. (Craaa-zeeey, I know!)

The second one came June 26, 2017. I’m always delay for a week or two, so I expected to have the next period in late July or 1st week of August.

This was the time I told myself to stop obsessing with getting pregnant and let nature do its course.

When the first week of August came, I started feeling bloated and my breasts were swollen and painful. I decided to buy a PT kit just to make sure.

I did the test in the evening and the result showed one pink line and a very, very, very faint second line. It was so faint that I tried a second test after a few minutes. It was negative. I was wondering the whole night why it had a faint line at first then negative with the second try. I think its because I kept on buying cheap PT kits.

The next day at work, I tried to save a lot of urine and did the PT again because I was really not convinced. I got two dark pink lines. I had my beta HCG done to make sure it was high and yes, the result came and I can say I am officially pregnant.

CONCLUSION: The first PT result had a second faint line because I didn’t have enough beta HCG in my urine at that time. The second PT result was negative because I peed all the beta HCG out during the first attempt.

PRENATAL CHECKLIST:

  1. Prenatal vitamins with folic acid
  2. Download Ovia Pregnancy App
  3. Avoid coffee and tea
  4. Avoid raw food and the likes

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