With my first child, my daughter, I just knew about a week before my period. Since that was my first pregnancy, there were other signs I didn’t realize were pregnancy signs until after I knew I was pregnant…Like craving fried egg sandwiches drenched with ketchup :ick: LOL!
Also, the boob pain! It was so bad I couldn’t even lie on my stomach! That was what really triggered the thought I was pregnant. I sometimes get the boob pain around period time but it was never to that extent! However, I held off (and didn’t tell my husband either…lol…I didn’t want him getting excited if it was a false alarm…which was also atypical of me because there were a couple other times in the past I thought I could have been pregnant but I told hubby right away those times).
I ended up taking the test after about 3 days of my missed period. It was odd because the couple other times I got tests right away but when I was actually pregnant, I kept holding off…I remember deciding to finally buy the test on the 3rd day of my missed period because hubby and I were going out to dinner that night and I wanted to know, for sure, if I was pregnant because if I was, I wasn’t going to drink. And, well, I was indeed pregnant!
With my son, I also had the weird cravings and for some ridiculous reason, still didn’t really realize…Once again, I craved fried egg sandwiches but it just didn’t occur to me I was pregnant! I remember one night, later in the evening, wanting nothing more than a fried egg sandwich! I ended up making one, doused it in ketchup, took one bite and just about threw up…lol…And it STILL didn’t hit me that I was pregnant! I don’t recall the boob pain with him, but, the night before my period was supposed to start I knew I was pregnant when my daughter and I were at my mom and dad’s house one night. We had Taco bell for dinner and my daughter was sitting in her high chair…She was eating some nachos and cinnamon twists…Well, she decided to dip her cinnamon twist in the nacho cheese…I went to clean up the mess and one whiff of the cinnamon twist/nacho cheese combination just about made me hurl! I knew, right then and there, I was pregnant…I told myself if I didn’t start by the morning, I’d take the test…Woke up, nothing…I took the test and yep, pregnant once again.
Sorry, I kinda went on and on there…lol…But basically I pretty much knew before my period both times (not much before but before…lol)…You can get tests that will tell you I think something like up to a week before you’re supposed to start.