How I Knew I Was Pregnant… {+Giveaway}

clearblue1Finding out that you’re pregnant is one of the most emotional times in your life. It feels like one second it’s just you in your body and as soon as that stick tells you otherwise… You’re creating and protecting another tiny little human. It’s a moment filled with all different emotions for everyone. For me, especially the first time, it was shock, excitement, and nervousness. heart-pregnant-belly-hands

As many of you know, I have two children. I have only been pregnant twice. With my first, my son Everett, I was not expecting to get that results that I got. My husband was living in Texas and I was finishing up my last 5 months of school before moving down there to be with him. We weren’t thinking that we were going to start a family anytime soon. The world had different plans for us. I was sharing a bottle of wine (or five) with my roommate and found a pregnancy test in one of my drawers. As a joke, I decided to take it. Well, joke was on me. I was in complete shock. It was probably the greatest shock the universe has ever thrown at me.

September of 2011: As you can see life was quite different back then. Not better by any means, just different.

September of 2011: As you can see life was quite different back then. Not better by any means, just different.

With Aria, my second child, my husband and I were actually trying. I went off of birth control about 2 months prior and we were just playing the “lets see what happens game.” I had a girlfriend over the night before and we had a few beers. The next morning I woke up and felt AWFUL. It was beyond just hungover and I didn’t drink nearly enough to cause the way I was feeling.  I decided to take a test. Thus Aria made her announcement. I actually used the Clearblue weeks estimator and got the same 1-2 as pictured above. I was about 3-4 weeks pregnant at that point!

The month before we welcomed by second into this world.

The month before we welcomed by second into this world.

Oh, and with BOTH pregnancies in the very early weeks I had the strangest eye twitch. My left eye would randomly twitch for hours on end. It was happening before I tested with both of them. You’d think I was have remembered that the second time it started happening again but mommy brain is a real thing. eye

This topic of how you knew you were pregnant is so interesting to me I decided to ask my followers on my Facebook fan page. It’s amazing how everyones body reacts so different to these changes. A few of the responses are…

  • The only thing I wanted to eat was horseradish sauce. Everything else made me sick.
    -Stephanie, Michigan
  •  I thought I had the stomach flu with my first son took a test cause i wasnt getting better… Very Surprised test was positive after docs said i would have a very hard time getting pregnant. I was already 3 months along!
    -Amanda, Michigan
  • With my first, I ate Big Macs from McDonald’s everyday for two weeks. I had NO IDEA I was pregnant. I just had never had a Big Mac before.  Two weeks into it I decided that I couldn’t keep eating them or else I’d be as big as a house. Well, I tried my hardest that day, but the craving was unbearable! I went and bought myself one and then stopped at Walmart for some sweatpants because my pants were all too tight.  I decided that my cravings were too much and I bought a Clearblue test. I was too anxious to wait so I went right to the Walmart bathroom. Of course it said I was pregnant!  
    -Melanie, Delaware
  • I got a UTI. I went to the hospital and surprise!
    -Debbie, Massachusetts
  • I was extremely tired like wiped out ready to be in bed by 7.
    -Alison, Texas
This was 39 weeks and 1 day pregnant with my first. He was born 4 days after this picture was taken.

This was 39 weeks and 1 day pregnant with my first. He was born 4 days after this picture was taken.


Feel free to check out Clearblue’s YouTube channel for all kinds of information including exactly how it works and what doctors are saying about this amazing new advancement!

Regardless of how your mommy instincts tell you that you’re pregnant, Clearblue pregnancy tests are a great way to confirm what so many of us already know.

Indications for use: The Clearblue Advanced Pregnancy Test with Weeks Estimator is an over-the-counter urine hCG test which is intended for the detection of pregnancy. The test detects hCG in some cases from 4 days before the expected period (which is 5 days before the day of the missed period).

This test is only intended for individual use at home. It is not intended for use in a healthcare setting.

This test contains a ‘Weeks Estimator.’ The ‘Weeks Estimator’ is meant solely as an estimate for the consumer and is not intended as a substitute for a doctor’s clinical diagnosis. The ’Weeks Estimator’ is not intended for multiple pregnancies. The estimate provided by the device may be inaccurate in these cases.

This test cannot be used to determine the duration of pregnancy or to monitor the progression of pregnancy. Your doctor determines how many weeks pregnant you are based on the first day of your last menstrual period and ultrasound results. This test provides a different estimate that cannot be substituted for a doctor’s determination of gestational age. Only your doctor can provide a reliable estimate of gestational age and only your doctor can monitor pregnancy progression. You should seek qualified prenatal care if you suspect you are pregnant.

 Clearblue is giving away one of these incredible tests to one lucky reader! Just enter the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win.

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This is a sponsored post on behalf of Clearblue Easy and BabyCenter. Unconventional Mommy Tails is not responsible for shipment of the prize. A winner will be chosen on 1/12/15 and will have 48 hours to claim their prize via email or a new winner will be chosen.


  1. Amanda B. says

    We were trying, and I was obseseed with “symptoms.” Took a test as soon as I possibly could!

  2. Shannon F says

    My first pregnancy symptoms were sore breasts and MAJOR mood swings. Then I missed my period and we just knew! lol

  3. Gracie H. says

    I was having the worst cramps ever but my period never came, my MIL suggested i might b pregnant, which was the last thing on my mind b/c i was told i could not get pregnant & was just crying the night before, apologizing to my hubby that i could not give him a baby.

  4. Stephanie O'Day says

    I didn’t, but my hubby and I are trying so this would be great to win! Thanks for the chance!

  5. Priscilla Terrazas says

    I began gagging excessively while brushing my teeth, then a week in, I had a sudden nose bleed. I knew immediately, before I even missed my period.