My husband and I had been trying naturally for our second baby (baby #1 is 9 months old, we want our kids close together in age) for the last 6 months or so. I'm very regular but my cycle had changed after I had my son, I went from ovulating on Cd 14/15 to ov'ing on Cd 17 with a luteal phase of only 7-9 days. We kept BDing around days 14 and 15 and I couldn't understand why nothing was happening! So I started testing with OPK's to see if I was off, and I was.
Things I did differently this month-
-BD'ed every other day throughout the month until around ovulation (to keep hubby's sperm at it's best),
-Tried to stay away from junk food and caffeine, drank more water
-Took vitamin B6(25mg) the day after ovulation on, I'll continue this until 3 month mark or so-it helps with low progesterone, I was spotting and thought low progesterone might be the cause. It also helps elongate your luteal phase.
-Tried to keep my mind off of TTC! haha.
We didn't BD during the 4 days before I ovulated because we were at the inlaws (the guest bed squeaks and if we make any noise they comment on it the next morning!! Ugh!). Then we BD'ed again the first night of my positive OPK(I got two positives, the second day we didn't BD)
Almost identical to pms, except for lots of painful gas and bloating.
1dpo- Closed, high cervix, dry, some slight cramps
2dpo-Nauseous(probably from Ovulating), lower back pain, tired (normal!)
3dpo-Lower back pain, nothing else
5dpo-Sharp pain in side, right ovary hurts, bbs a little achy(still normal)
6dpo-Cramps, lots of Cm(again, normal), gas like no other!!
7dpo-Spotted a little but could have been because of sex the night before. Gas.
8dpo-Dry, no Cm, gave up this day. Took a test too early, of course, negative! Gas!!
9dpo-The worst diarrhea I've ever had. I get diarrhea every month before Af so thought I was out. Had my tampons ready! Haha. Still had gas.
10dpo-Period is due today at the latest, no spotting, dry Cm, GAS, negative test.
11dpo-No Cm, cervix high, feels slightly open and soft-same as it usually is before my AF! And yet a BFP!!! Light on an internet cheapie!
Good luck and God bless all of you still TTC!