Ya know how just yesterday I was whining that I had no pregnancy symptoms yet? Well, last night I received a bounty - the MOTHER LOAD of pregnancy symptoms.
Disclaimer: Who knows if what I'm about to describe actually points at a possible pregnancy. Every single one of the following symptoms could easily be attributed to anything else under the sun. They probably mean nothing at all, but at this point in the 2WW, I'm taking them as a good sign.
Around 7pm yesterday evening, I started feeling a monster vice-grip headache coming on. I don't know if this actually counts as a possible pregnancy symptom, or just a product of not drinking enough water or being slightly cross-eyed these days. By 7:30, the headache was in full force. I felt awful.
When it was time to insert my Prometrium, that's when I noticed some very very VERY light brown spotting. I don't think I would have ever seen it had I not stuck my finger up my hoo-ha. When I say light, I mean LIGHT. Then I started wondering if the combination of the spotting and the headache, a classic premenstrual symptom for me, meant my period is on the way.
I started to feel really awful. I was experiencing mild "hot" cramps, almost like heartburn in my uterus (I've had these before), as well as some slight nausea (I think due to the headache). I could barely make it through America's Next Top Model before I announced I was headed for bed. By this time, I was feeling like my period could definitely be starting.
After I went to bed, I suddenly got ravenously hungry. I was so hungry, it bordered on nausea and I could barely get to sleep.
When I woke up this morning, I kinda expected to see my period. But it's still not here (THANK YOU GOD). Usually, once I start spotting, it's a slippery slope to a full blown bleed. So far I've managed to stave it off, if only by force of will. I want to believe this all means something, and part of me does, but the fact is I've been pumping myself full of tons of hormones and based on that - nothing means nothing and anything means anything. But I must admit, it's encouraging. Anything's possible at this point.