So this month I used opk's and Preseed. We have been trying to conceive #4 for almost 2 years. Turns out I was ovulating a lot earlier then I thought. Here's my cycle this month:
CD's 1-5 period
CD's 6-8 uneventful
CD 9- NEG opk - Bd'd anyway EWCM
CD 10 VERY POS opk Bd'd again I woke up with water retention and sore bbs
CD 11 -Water retention again, sore bbs, sore throat, kinda stuffy nose, tired, dizzy spell this afternoon (odd) achey abs and my uterus felt almost painful when I flopped down on the couch tonight. I think this was O day!!
CD 12 - Super sore bbs, tired and crampy
CD 13 - Sore bbs
CD 14 - Stuffy nose, sore bbs, woke up with a headache(odd) little bit of a sore throat
CD 15 - Stuffy nose, sore bbs, tired
CD 16 - Super sore bbs on the sides and tops of them, had a very vivd dream, tired and very moody
CD 17 - Super stuffy nose, lower abdomen cramps, tired, sore bbs on sides, big glob of creamy lotion like cm that night, very low odd cramps all day
CD 18 - Very twingey and crampy down low, lotion like cm, uterus almost feels like its moving, tired, totally stuffed up nose, really sore bbs on the sides again today, peeing more, another big glob of cm in the early evening, very crampy
CD's 19-20 - tired, slightly crampy off and on, moody
CD 21- POAS two actually the first was an opk which was very positive and then later that day an Hpt, very faint squinter of a positive.
CD 22 - POAS again and got a darker BFP!!!
CD 23- in shock!!! LOL!! So happy!!! But stll in shock!
CD 24 - take another hpt, BFP again!! HAPPY!!!
So I just wanted to take the time to share my cycle this month as is wasn't really that different for me then most. My advice to anyone ttc is buy a good opk kit like First Response (that's what I used) and as soon as you start getting lines on them start Bd'ing. It's important to have sperm up there waiting when the egg is released. Especially in my situation where I was ovulating earlier then I thought. And on a side note my opk that I took the same day as I got my first positive was a very dark opk (positive) and the pregnancy test was a squinter but positive none the less (barely). So for all you people out there that say that you can't use opk's to test for pregnancy, I believe my cycle this month proves you can! :) Baby dust to all ttc! I know your heartache and frustration. Please hang in there, it will be worth the wait. :)