Lindsey - posted on 06/26/2011 ( 1 mom has responded )
I'm new to this community and was wondering how you all handle the waiting game. My husband and I have been TTC baby #2 for six months now (he works out of town, so it's not possible to time his homecoming perfectly every time). However, last month his timing was perfect.
My period is four days late now (unheard of for me). With my son I "knew" I was pregnant before my period was due (I was watching an episode of Extreme Home Makeover and cried through the entire episode, which is not like me at all). I've had the same feeling all week. I've been weepy, nauseated, lightheaded, etc. But I've taken two HPT's (yesterday and today) and both were negative.
I'm starting to doubt my instincts a bit, thinking perhaps it is all in my head and now I keep expecting to get my period at any moment. I don't like to think that my mind could cause my body to feel this way, and that I could be having a "phantom pregnancy", it makes me feel like I am losing touch with reality.
I'm not exactly a patient person at the best of times and this is driving me nuts. It's hard to concentrate on anything else.
All I want is to know for sure.
Has anyone else had false negatives with their pregnancies?
How do you all deal with this agonizing wait for a concrete answer?