10.2.2017-Big Fat Negative

trying to conceive, ttc, pregnancy, fertility, home pregnancy test

Hello, Mommies and Mommies-to-be,

I hope all of you had a wonderful week! I don’t know about any of you, but my week FLEW! I feel like it just zoomed by so quickly! Which was good because I was painstakingly waiting to take a pregnancy test!

Unfortunately, when I did take one yesterday, it came out to be negative. Not even the faintest little hint of a second line. Needless to say, I was pretty disappointed. Especially because I was SURE I was feeling some major symptoms! All week I had been feeling pretty nauseous, especially just after eating. And I have like super human smell right now. But the big one for me was that my gag reflex was SO sensitive! Typically, it’s pretty dull. But all week I couldn’t brush my teeth without gagging at least once and I even made myself throw up on accident on Friday just trying to get to those back molars!

I do plan to test again in a couple days though, as I am still about 4 days away from Aunt Flow making her monthly visit. I wish she’d just get the hint that nobody likes her! I’m trying to stay positive and not think about it too much.

Something I’ve been struggling with a lot since we’ve actively been trying to get pregnant is some jealousy over other women. I notice women all the time with their beautiful, perfectly round little baby bellies. I’m sure they’re hating life though because their probably all swollen and their back probably hurts and they’ve got to pee like every 10 minutes, but I still feel just a sharp pang of jealousy every time I see it. I know my time will come eventually, but I’ve never been known to be a particularly patient person. And I am happy for those women.

My husband has been particularly loving and thoughtful this week too. He knows how impatient I’ve been while waiting to test. He’s been surprising me with treats and home cooked meals. He even woke up early Saturday morning to make me pancakes. And when I woke up Sunday morning to go pee, he saw me grab the test and was eagerly waiting for me to come back into the room with the news. When I told him it was a no go, he just pulled me into him and snuggled with me for a while. I honestly don’t know what I’d do without him. I’d probably be completely nuts haha!

My question for you ladies this week is what is your favorite brand of home pregnancy test to use and why? Also, how long before your missed period did you find out you were pregnant? Or did you just realize once you missed it? Talk to you soon!

I hope you all have a wonderful week!


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As ive never put any pressure on pregnancy i always realize about a week after i miss a period.. Little advice Amanda…..dont try, thats right dont track, dont test , dont pressure yourself, just have fun in the sack dont worry about position or how many times a week to make love, just relax and let things go also dont allow yourself to stress out. Your smell is no better or worse as that doesnt usually happen till trimester 2 and morning sickness happens about week 6. You know the symptoms but want it so bad that your psyching youself into thinking these things are real. Dont you worry you just relax a baby is not something you want to rush or hirry and anguish over, enjoy every part of conception. My favorite test is the one that says how many weeks along you are i think its a clear results test always works.

I figured as much with the symptoms. I know your brain has a way of giving you what you want. And I’ve calmed down a lot since first starting to try. Thanks for the advice!


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