So why does everyone have to compare themselves? Everyone I have talked to has given me the same story: "THAT never happened to ME when I was pregnant." No one has EVER had cramping, sore boobs after the 1st tri, wacky hair growth... It makes me think something is wrong, cause I'm the only one having these symptoms... Even my gf, each time I try and tell her that I'm having ligament pains, or if she pushes hard on my belly, it feels like I can feel my uterus getting smushed, she looks at me with that same smirky grin and says she never had that happen. SO FUCKING WHAT?! All my family members who have had a baby (all of the girls except my daughter, as I am late to the party ) tell me about their pregnancies, and FINALLY, I get to tell some of my own. Except, mine are totally different, and they act like I'm an alien. So I didn't marry a man and have many babies with him like they all did. Wasn't my thing, but hey, to each their own, right? NOPE! I get laughed at because even though I chose a clinical route to getting pregnant (ICI, basically, and lots of straight women do this too) they say I used a turkey baster, and make fun of me. I am proud of my choice not to go the typical route, becasue I would not "step out" on my gf for any reason. Not even to have a baby, which is all I ever wanted in my life. But, I did do it very professionally, clean, and NOT with a stupid baster! I know it shouldn't matter what others say, but when they are laughing in your already hormonal face, and saying that they told their friends (who you have never met) and having a good old time joking about it, it hurts. Regardless of what "tool" actually got me inseminated, this baby was made out of love and compassion between me and my gf. She was VERY much wanted and planned a lifetime for. That's all that really matters. I just wish the stupid people would shut up.