First, you must picture the Symptom watch as a super enthusiastic team of newscasters, with cheesy music and some over-the-top logos. Think “election watch” or the “Santa watch” on Christmas eve. Like “dododododododo welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to tonight’s installment of SYMPTOM WATCH!” as the nation tunes in intently.
Well I have noticed a couple of interesting things but I’m not sure that they mean much. 3dpo (Tuesday), I got nauseous twice. Once around 3 pm which I dismissed as being due to the burrito I had for lunch. Once around 8:30 pm which I cured by eating saltine crackers. I also had a killer headache that day and was more tired than usual.
4dpo (yesterday) I felt great all day and around 8:30 pm started feeling some mild cramping. It was seriously mild, hardly uncomfortable at all, I might have not even noticed it if I hadn’t been lying very still on the couch reading a book at the time. It lasted about half an hour. I’m 100% positive this came from my uterus and not from gas or anything like that. I got really excited but I think now that it was way too early for implantation cramping. Implantation at 4dpo would make for one speedy little embryo, so I’m trying not to get my hopes up.
I keep telling myself that all of these things (cramps, headaches, fatigue, nausea) can just as easily be side effects from the millions of hormones I have been putting into my body, and not symptoms of pregnancy. Obviously, it’s too early to be feeling pregnancy symptoms, right? But I’m getting hopeful despite myself. I can picture the positive result on the HPT. I hope I’m not setting myself up for a giant letdown, but I think the positive attitude can only help. : )