I took a pregnancy test about two weeks ago and it was negative. Took another one two days later and it was positive. Waited two MORE days and took another one and it was positive. I thought that would mean that I was almost exactly four weeks pregnant because I read somewhere that that's when the HCG levels start to show on the tests.
(psycho here took another test last week just to make sure everything was ok- and it's still positive)
I was having all the typical symptoms with many many hypos and wicked decreased levels of insulin needs expected during the first trimester. I lowered my basal by two points and have been checking my BG about 10-15 times per day. I tend to increase BG during my sleep so I've even set the alarm to wake me during the middle of the night for the past two weeks to check my BG and take insulin if over 150 BG.
This method was working perfectly for me.
Until yesterday when suddenly my insulin requirements almost doubled and I ran in the upper 100s all day long. It was so frustrating. I felt so guilty the entire day. I even went for a few short walks hoping to lower my BG, but it barely helped.
Same thing happened today. Running higher BG levels than I expected, walked nearly 3 miles, and came home to a 240 BG. wtf???
My last A1c was 7.5% and I'm assuming it's coming down a little more since then because I was keeping such a tight control.
My first baby appointment is on Monday, but in the meantime, what are your thoughts? How far along would you say I am? I thought the insulin requirements didn't typically go up until the second trimester, which would put me closer to 12 weeks, not 6 weeks.
I'm also gaining a quick amount of weight on my lower abdomen. I'm not a heavy person, so when I gain a few pounds, you can tell pretty easily. I feel like if I'm only less than 2 months pregnant, wouldn't it be strange to already be showing?
My breasts have also already grown an entire cup size.
I'm on prenatals for a while, eating lots of veggies and drinking a lot of natural fruit mixers. Mostly on an all natural diet. Haven't really increased the amount that I eat, just more meals in smaller portions.
I'm concerned. Any help?