5 early signs you MIGHT be pregnant

I found out I was pregnant this time around when I was already 5 weeks gone, I probably knew I was pregnant from about 3 weeks though. I don’t know if it is because this is my second pregnancy or because Oli and I were very much trying to make a baby but I knew I was pregnant at least a week before ever reliable Aunt Flo decided not to show up. When I sat on the loo and took a test on that Wednesday afternoon in February, I was positive it was going to be..well..positive!

Obviously, every woman is different as is every pregnancy but here are some very early signs that you might be preggers, knocked up, up the duff or however you want to say it..
1. Mysterious boob job – One night you go to sleep with your regular boobs and then the next morning you wake up looking like some kind of glamour model. It is highly unlikely a plastic surgeon has crept into your room in the night and given you free breast implants. Bulging out of your bra? You’ve probably got a bun in the oven.
2. Bloated – My body reacts to pregnancy by bloating the second that tiny egg has been fertilised. If your usual stomach suddenly looks like you’ve swallowed a balloon and is hard and painful then I would say there is more than just a food baby hiding out in ย there. (At about week 11 my bloated belly disappeared over night, like someone had stuck a pin in it while I was sleeping or something).
3. Gross skin – Are you experiencing a sudden outburst of acne, spots to rival those that plagued you in your teens? Or maybe your skin is uncharacteristically dry and flaky? Pregnancy hormones can mess up your complexion, even in the very early days. Maybe grab yourself a pregnancy test too when you go buy some spot cream and a face mask from the chemist.
4. Painful boobs – Achy boobs are a killer, if yours are hurting more than they would during your time of the month then maybe it’s time to do a wee on a stick. Pregnancy is a great time for the look of your cleavage but owch, that weird tingly/stabby feeling you get deep in your lady lumps is not nice at all.
5. Tired all the time – I don’t mean just a bit sleepy in the evening, I mean feeling so exhausted you can barely keep your eyes open past 3pm. So tired you can barely function throughout the day, so tired it actually hurts. If you are feeling completely and utterly exhausted and you haven’t made any changes to your daily routine or run a marathon recently then, yep you guessed it, congratulations Muma.

This is just my experience of very early pregnancy, yours might be totally different. I have not included morning sickness as that usually kicks in around week 6, by which point most people would have realised their period is late and taken a test.

So, are you trying for a baby or maybe had a contraception mishap this month, has this post sent you running to Boots for a pregnancy test? If you are pregnant or already have a baby, what was your experience of very early pregnancy? Were you certain you were going to see two pink lines when you took your test? I would love to hear your experiences.

If you want a more professional list of symptoms, here’s what the NHS website has to say on early signs of pregnancy.This post is linked to..

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  1. Talya - Motherhood: The Real Deal
    April 21, 2016 / 10:45 am

    I remember just feeling really different in my "insides" if you know what I mean…hard to describe but sometimes our bodies have an efficient way of telling us something is happening eh! Thanks for linking up to #coolmumclub lovely xx

  2. April 21, 2016 / 6:08 pm

    I had no idea you were pregnant, congratulations! Sometimes you really do just know don't you! For me it's the fact that my sense of smell goes into overdrive, when I'm only about a week pregnant, it's crazy! x #BloggerClubUK

  3. Kristen Duncan
    April 21, 2016 / 8:09 pm

    Back when I was pregnant I knew before I even took the test also! My biggest tip off was chocolate made me nauseous. Um I LOVE chocolate so that was a HUGE red flag for me. Thanks for sharing these great tip offs! #coolmumclub

  4. April 22, 2016 / 8:32 am

    Sore boobs is always the first sign for me, that and feeling generally run down with blocked sinuses! #picknmix

  5. Mrs G
    April 22, 2016 / 5:20 pm

    My knees always go funny when I'm preggers? guess it's the muscle relaxing thing – ligaments go all stretchy!
    Thanks for linking up to #coolmumclub

  6. Mudpie Fridays
    April 24, 2016 / 9:01 pm

    I knew too! Tiredness is definitely one of mine, needing to drink loads of water constantly is another and then thirdly probably just being a moody so and so! I was impossible to live with for the first few weeks. Hubby would probably say I still am! Congratulations on your news ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for joining us at #BloggerClubUK hope to see you again this week x

  7. Silly Mummy
    April 24, 2016 / 11:22 pm

    Haha – well, I knew I was pregnant from a positive test from about 2 weeks with first pregnancy, but did not expect test to be positive. Second time I was 12 weeks before I knew, despite having been really sick for weeks (& I have had HG in my pregnancies, so I was really sick!). I only took test just in case because I had been ill for so long. In my defence, I'm not quite as stupid as this makes me sound – my first baby was just 6 months old, I was exclusively breastfeeding & using contraception (& barely having sex), so pregnancy dd not seem a likely reason! #coolmumclub

  8. Conflicted Orange
    April 25, 2016 / 1:19 pm

    4/5 of these were accurate for me the very first time I was pregnant. Early pregnancy wasn't so bad I did have a few worrying symptoms and lo and behold my morning sickness arrived at 2 months and didn't go away until 4 and a bit months!
    I'm not trying for another any time soon, but the idea is lingering!

  9. A Cornish Mum Blog
    April 26, 2016 / 7:10 pm

    I knew really early on with both of mine too and had very similar symptoms ๐Ÿ™‚

    Stevie x Thanks for linking up to #Picknmix

  10. A Cornish Mum Blog
    April 26, 2016 / 7:10 pm

    I knew really early on with both of mine too and had very similar symptoms ๐Ÿ™‚

    Stevie x Thanks for linking up to #Picknmix

  11. August 31, 2018 / 11:17 pm

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