I was addicted to this site from my first two week wait until six months later when I finally got my
BFP! I hope my story will bring hope to those who read it that it will happen to them, just as
reading these stories always gave hope to me. (Also, I am sooo sorry this is so long, I just couldn't
First, a little background. I am 26 and DH is 29. We will have been married for five years this July.
My DH has always been very excited and open to the idea of starting a family but it took me a
while to be 'ready'. However, starting about a year and a half ago it started to creep into our con-
versations more and more and I began to think about when we should start trying. Of course when
I was younger I thought that getting pregnant just 'happened', like surprise! I didn't ever realize
that people planned and tried and obsessed...boy did I have a rude awakening coming! Oh and of
course I thought I would get pregnant right away as well, I was so naive.
In October 2011 I went off the BCP after being on it since I was 19. Before going on the pill I had
had irregular periods, but I was hoping that maybe things would be different now that I was older.
No such luck. Although my first cycle off the pill was a perfect 28 days, the second was 70! I was
so frustrated with my body. I had no idea at any point whether or not I had ovulated, or whether I
was late for my period or not. Every time I got a 'symptom' I would test and then be disappointed
by a BFN. I was so relieved when my AF finally did come since at least it was a fresh start.
At that point I knew I had to do something different. The next cycle I used CB Digital OPKs and
also charted. My cycle was still a little long, at 35 days, but I was able to pinpoint when I ovulated
and felt like I had at least a little control over what was going on with my body. Unfortunately, my
DH was at the Police Academy during this time and only home on the weekends so our BD timing
wasn't good. Getting that first smiley on the CB Digital was so exciting, but so frustrating as well
because DH wasn't around to BD! So even though I still remained hopeful since we had BD'd a few
days before O, again it was a BFN cycle.
Next cycle I stuck with OPKs and charting, and received a positive OPK on CD28. Even though I
didn't have the ovulation pain like I had had the previous month, I still thought that I had ovulated,
and discounted the lack of a good temp rise due to the fact that my temps had been kind of all
over the place all cycle. I decided that my thermometer was messed and I needed a new one.
Two weeks after I thought I had ovulated, AF did not show, and I began testing. BFNs. I was
frustrated and resumed temping with a new thermometer. My temps were still low and I finally
realized that I had never even actually ovulated!! Finally, on CD46 I got ovulation pains and a good
temperature rise afterwards. Even though I hadn't realized until I got the cramps that I was finally
ovulating, luckily my DH and I have had great BD timing (three days before, day before, day of, and
day after)! We got a high BD timing ranking on Fertility Friend, which made me very hopeful!
So now my real 2WW began. My main symptom was cramping that began on 6DPO. I desperately
hoped it was implantation cramping. It continued over the next couple of days and on the evening
of 7DPO I thought I saw a tiny spot of brown CM on TP. On the morning of 10DPO I got up and
was very excited to test, but so scared and pretty sure that it would be another BFN. I POAS (First
Response) and then went and poured my bowl of cereal. I went back after the three minutes was up
and...OMG there was a definite line!!!!!!!!!! I couldn't believe it; I didn't know what to do! I was so
used to staring at the test until I was cross-eyed, holding it up to the light, turning it this way and
that, just desperately trying to see a line. But I didn't have to do any of that, it was clearly there!!!
My DH had already left for work when I tested that morning, so after I got off work that day I went
to the bookstore and bought a book for expectant fathers. I also went to Walmart and bought EPT
brand and Clearblue Digital brand tests, thinking that I needed to confirm the first positive. I took
both of them when I got home. The EPT was positive and the Clearblue Digital said 'Pregnant'!!!