6dp5dt afternoon 

Crazy sudden bloating. Hurts. Feels like I ate a balloon and now it’s inflating in my tummy. Can’t even finish my lunch. 

Is the bloating and tummy pains from the decaf coffee that I  drank 4 hours ago? Is it from the handful of cherry tomatoes and purple carrots that I ate 2 hours ago? So bloated!

**** 2 hours later – get ready for TMI ****

Still bloated. Gassy. Minor constipation. I am vegan. Vegans don’t get constipated. In fact, have been dehydrated for past 2 days and had noticed that my [TMI alert] poos had been becoming sticky.

Having bouts of extreme tiredness. I really hope this isn’t just PMS having a field day.

6dp5dt mind games

So it’s started. 6dp5dt and I’m starting to think “ooh, maybe I am pregnant!”

My symptoms? I have none. Or rather, my symptom is that I don’t feel pregnant. And the first time I was pregnant, I didn’t feel pregnant. I am having a tiny bit of sleeplessness. And by that I mean, at night I don’t want to go to sleep because I feel as if I’ve had a late cup of coffee and can’t sleep. And I’ve been waking up around 5am and feeling very alert. The first time I was pregnant, the only early symptom that I had was insomnia. 

So there you go. Not too many usual PMS symtpoms appearing, e.g. insatiable hunger. Got a couple of pimples, but not very many at all. Negligible I’d say. I did get a surge of oily skin yesterday, but that’s gone now too. So I don’t know. I mean, we’re not far off from 9dp5dt, which is when my first spotting usually occurs before AF arrives. So really, there’s still a few more days of obsessing to go.

Still no urge to POAS, which is good. I mean, let’s face it, whether there’s spotting or just full on bleeding or not, they’re still gonna make me take the blood tesr on day 10.

So. I’ll just keep waiting. Keep distracting myself with lots of TV. Keep my head above water at work. And just wait.

5dp5dt

Minor heartburn last night, but I’d had a bit of dairy and mayo, which I don’t normally have

Didn’t sleep super well and was awake very early in the morning, but it was hot overnight 

Incredibly minor feelings of nausea, but maybe I’m just getting sick

Random twinges and short sensations of bloating, but that could just be PMS

The wait continues…