Well, I still have a week and a half until our first sonogram. Until then, no daily bloodwork, no ultrasounds…. I’ve been left with no other source of validation than Dollar Store pregnancy tests, my wacky symptoms, and Google. I still POAS (pee on a stick) every day, despite the very obvious nausea & swollen boobage.
And then there was Google. Everyone knows that every google’d symptom leads to death. If you sneeze, you might have contracted the west nile virus. If you have a headache, it might be a concussion. So, I try so very hard to stay away from Google. But no one tells you NOT to join a pregnancy group website.
Seems like a perfect next-step! Websites like whattoexpect.com and thebump.com provide great info from people who are on the same timeline. You get the joy of sharing symptoms and ideas for announcing your pregnancy. But, then there are posts from people who are checking their beta levels and comparing the “darkness” of each others pregnancy test lines, and then some ladies are very sadly miscarrying.
When you start going through all the posts…. ALL 1,051 of them… this time of joy & expectation will start to become a time of dissecting, anxiety, and fear.
I must unlink from these groups, just for now. I MIGHT join later, maybe.
So, 1st Trimester-ers: CONGRATS! Tread lightly, and just Be.