Throwback: The Pregnancy Symptom That Told Me I Was Pregnant

8 years ago, my husband and I were trying to conceive our first child (that makes me feel old) and we had been through a few early losses and were hoping that month would be the charm. I had never experienced a pregnancy symptom before beyond a short positive pregnancy test and really didn’t know what to expect.

I am not an emotional person by nature. It takes a lot to get me to cry. I have never cried or wept at a movie. I don’t cry at sappy things and don’t typically cry when I get hurt. I’ve been called stoic many times, but apparently when I am pregnant, all that changes.

I knew that I was pregnant with my first child before my pregnancy test showed up positive and it was all because of one pregnancy symptom. I was hanging out in my living room and watching television by myself when a commercial came on. As I sat there and watched it, I started to feel my eyes well up and before I knew it, I was full-on crying.

My husband was in the other room and heard my tears and ran out to ask what was wrong. Like I said, it was unusual to hear me cry and he thought for sure something pretty bad happened. When I tried to explain what I was crying about, he started laughing so hard. That commercial that came on TV made me cry full-on tears. It wasn’t sad or happy or about anything that I should have emotional ties to, but it was about a new washer and dryer set. Yes, household appliances. You see, apparently I don’t cry when I get hurt or a sad song comes on the radio, but show me a commercial with the first washer and dryer set that comes in different colors (like red, black and grey) will make me cry like nothing else.

Two days later I got a positive pregnancy test which explained it all.

What was the first pregnancy symptom you had experienced? 

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Article Posted 5 years Ago

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