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My cycle is usually 28-30 days long. Sadly, the last time I actually marked my period on a calendar was in February 9th. Today is April ninth and still no period. Making me anywhere between 4 days late to right on time to start today.
Now here's the strange part I need some experienced mommies/mommies to be to help me with.
On the 25 of March I experienced some pretty bad pain from my lower left abdomen to the middle of my lower abdomen. This was a week after what I thought was me ovulating so it was strange. It lasted for about a day and it was nothing like ovulation. I thought it might be a UTI because I kept wiping some clear discharge with dark brown laced in it. I sometimes spot when I ovulate but it's usually light pink- no clear w. brown. It went away and I thought nothing of it since i haven't experienced any other symptoms.
Flash forward to three days ago when my period was due- I woke up in the middle of the night feeling like I'm gonna get my period, cramping. This is normal for me so I just got up and put a pad. Well since then I get this feeling like I'm gonna get my period every night- cramp for a bit and it's never there in the morning. No other clear symptoms though- I've been tired and thirsty... but I don't feel like I should jump to conclusion and atribute that to anything. Also been getting this pulling butterflies in my stomach but again- I've been freaking out over not getting my period so don't know if this is a symptom or just my body playing tricks on me.
Sorry for the long detailed story but I searched all over the web and nobody mentions ovulation being as painful as it was for me and the discharge from it being clear/brown.
I was thinking of waiting 'till the 11th to test. Just because I didn't mark my period for two months and I don't want to freak out my husband prematurely.
What do you mommies think? Could I be pregnant? Anyone ever experience something similar to this before? Should I wait or test right away?
I kind of want to but I'm also kind of scared to. I think that tomorrow when I'm "officially" late according to the last date I kept and the 30 day cycle estimate then I'll take the test. Husband and I weren't planning so I only have one test lying around the apartment- would want to make it a good one at a good time.
So I caved and took a test, thing is I over saturated it (a lot) so I don't know how accurate the test is. At first I had a really..REALLY faint line (some would argue even a ghost line) it then disappeared. So basically it told me nothing. I think I'll wait another day before I ask my husband to go to the dollar store and get more. Don't want to scare him just yet
Took two different brands of dollar store test this morning- both negative. It wasn't morning urine. And I am now anywhere between 1 day to 5 days late. Should I trust the test? Or take another one tomorrow w. morning urine? Anyone here has gotten negatives after a missed period? I'm at a loss as to whats going on.
I'd spend the money and get a first response test and do it with morning urine.
I had a negative the first time I tested when I was pregnant with our daughter. It was the Target off brand and I was really about 4 weeks pregnant (which should have came up then). But, I'm wondering if I was just reading it wrong at the time. I'd say wait and bit and get a first response test and then do it with morning urine. And to prevent the test from being over-saturated with pee use a plastic disposable cup and collect your pee in that and then just dip half the tip in the urine and do according to directions.
Thanks for the solid advice. It's my first time having to deal with the real possibility of being pregnant so I'm kind of freaked out (not in a bad way but it wasn't planned so kind of scary)
My husband got me a good load of dollar store tests which I will use again tomorrow w. morning urine. If I still don't get a positive and my period is still missing after that I will definetly just go ahead and get a first response. It's really hard to not know what's going on. I was sure I would get a positive but now w. the two negatives and a missing period I'm just left confused and hoping something will happen one way or the other