Wednesday, March 27, 2013

It never gets easier...

I hate to be the bearer of bad news to any new PgAL ladies - but this 'ish never gets easier...

PgAL brain is no joke, and I really can't say its better even now at almost 23 weeks when baby boy likes to be all Pele one day, and then quiet the next...
*Not actually Pele, but its the best "soccer kicking" GIF I could find...


The Stages of PgAL Brain
Stage I: Before the pee dries on the first HPT, you're yanking out three more - ALL DIFFERENT BRANDS - to double check...

Stage II: If you charted, you keep temping for a few days - analyzing every miniscule rise or drop - until other PgALers demand that you:

Stage III: You keep peeing on things every morning for days WEEKS to see if the second line's getting darker...

Stage IV: You check the TP (and your underwear) every. SINGLE. TIME. you're in the bathroom... (and in my case, freakthefuck out when you see red - and realize its a fuzzy from the afghan in in the living room... how the HELL did that get in there?!)

Stage V:  If you have a doppler, you begin using it around 9 weeks and try not to use it more than twice ok ONCE a day...

Stage VI: This is the REAL fun one (and where I am now) - you start to SNIFF the TP (and possibly your underwear) every. SINGLE. TIME you're in the bathroom to check for leaking amniotic fluid - you've only HEARD that it smells very distinctly sweet, but you'll be checking every trip!

HaveYOU ever fallen onto this scale?  If you've discovered a stage past VI - let me know and I'll add it!

5 comments:

  1. What about checking your own cervix for signs of dilation (I did this earlier this week)???

    Oh PgAL brain. You seriously can suck it.

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    1. oh I forgot the cervix checks we all thought we left behind with TTC!!

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  2. I have refused to use the red towels we have, and I won't wear any red underwear, because the time I did use a red towel, I freaked out over a red piece of fuzz. You have got to be kidding me...definitely still checking the tp for any signs of blood, and now that you mentioned the sniffing the tp, I may start doing that soon. Ugh, PgAL brain can kiss my ass.

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  3. hhaha i have definitely been there! at 23w i am still checking the TP EVERY TIME. and i peed on over 20 sticks. holy!
    i totally know what youre sayin about the babe kicking like heck then being quiet. mine was just quiet for over 48hrs and i got sent to labor n delivery! panic mode mama over here! post on that coming soon, haha.
    stoping in from iclw! loved this post :)

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  4. So glad I'm not the only undie sniffer. I keep thinking it's going to get easier and it never does. Hang in there, Kate!

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