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#2 Is On the Way!

This was our first month TTC#2 and we feel so blessed. I really felt 'out ' this month during my
2WW but am thrilled! So excited for our son to be a big brother.

Like many of you, I obsessively read the posts by other women to 'compare' if you will, what I was

Here were my symptoms:

BD CD 14,15,16,17
CD14- NEG(-) OPK; EWCM, ovulation cramps
CD15- POS(+)OPK; EWCM, ovulation cramps
2DPO- watery CM, no cramps, energy and mood- good
3DPO- vivid dreams, sore bb's, a little tired in the afternoon
4DPO- bad dream, sore bb's, chills, strong smells?
5DPO- sore bb's, vivid dreams; PTest= (-) I don't know why I took it but I was just tempted to see
if anything would show up to put me out of my misery.
6DPO- very sore bb's, vivid dream, cramps/pulling, gas, peeing a lot (but I was also drinking more
7DPO- vivid dream, peeing @ night, sore bb's, irritable/cranky, chills, nausea in the AM.
8 DPO- sore bb's, backache, irritable- feel like AF is on her way
9DPO- sore bb's, hungry, slightly irritable
10DPO- bb's not as sore, vivid dream- def. feel out this month
11DPO- sore bb's ; faint + on PTest; had no more PTests so used Ovulation test in PM- (+) OPK
12DPO- diarrhea(sorry, TMI!), this is very odd for me so I feel like I should test again. Get a clear
blue digital and within seconds- 'pregnant'
13DPO- expected AF date- no show! Yeah!

I really felt like I was out because I didn't get very nauseous like many other women feel, and I
don't temp. Because it is too confusing for me so I didn't have that to go by. We are so blesses for
miracle #2 and looking forward to a happy and healthy pregnancy. Best of luck to all of you still
trying... don't give up it is so worth it, and coming from someone who has experienced pregnancy
before- it is such a joyous experience! 

BFP @ 10 DPO

Hi Everyone,

Like many a first timer FTC I have done a fair amount of stalking on this site. I got my first bfp
today and so thought I would share my 2ww symptoms as they were not as I would have expected...
Hopefully they will reassure some other reader out there.

My Partner and I BD both 4 and 2 days prior to ovulation, so I was not sure how good a chance we
were in with as we did not DB directly before,during or after O. However I did notice that my O
cramps were very strong this cycle and carried on to 1 dpo.

My genuine symptoms are below- I had more of them during my first month off the pill than this

Days 3 & 2 before O ewcm. Used literally a 'thimblefull' of Preseed internally for BD 2 dbo

O day sudden onset wave of nausea in the car, lasted for about 5 minutes.
1 dpo strong sharp O pains lingering sticky cm
2-5 dpo nothing except very mild cramps occasionally and creamy cm (more than usual but not
6 dpo noticed achy lower back on waking, went away with movement, creamy cm continues
7 dpo few twinges in left side of uterus (would not have noticed if I had been busy doing
something else) rash like small insect bites (6 in total) appears across my chest just before bed
time. Very itchy!!
8 dpo notice that a dry patch of eczema I have had on my face for the past 8 weeks has suddenly
gone. Creamy cm continues. Rash still itchy temp up slightly
9 dpo random dizzy spell when getting up from sofa in afternoon. Had to sit down again. HPT with
Internet cheapie, very faint (can only see in certain lights/my imagination) second line
10 dpo HPT 2x Internet cheapies. Still very very faint line but slightly more than yesterday. Decide
to use my only other test in the house a clear blue digital (was not expecting anything as it is early
and they are less sensitive) to. My surprise it read 'pregnant 1-2 weeks'! Nearly fell on my chair! Feel
slightly lightheaded today but that may just be the excitement/nerves.....

So excited! Praying I have a sticky bean and a healthy pregnancy.

Tons and tons of baby dust to everyone TTC, just remember you may not have hardly any symptoms
just like me!

BFP After 14 Months of TTC!!!! : )

This is particularly for all the lovely ladies out there who have been trying for SO long! I want to
give you all HOPE! I know that I lost all hope after so long! Finally after 14 heartbreaking months of
BFNs, my darling hubby & I got our BFP last night at around 9:30pm! (Funnily, I wasn't going to test
til Friday but I had a spare OPK and so quickly peed on that & it came up positive instantly – I KNEW
something was up, so sent hubby down to the chemist LOL).

A little about us – I'm 29, Hubby is 38 & it's our first. We haven't gone for any tests as we wanted to
give ourselves a little longer, but I did get tested and knew I ovulated and I have regular periods of
between 28-31 days each month.

Anyway here is how the month played out.

CD 1 – Feeling a little lost & desperate. Decided to go to this shop in town where they sell pendants
that represent something. On one of the jars it said 'fertility'. It was actually one of those Egyptian
"Anah " symbols that represent infinity & life. I wore it around my neck every single day & even
while sleeping. It had this really strong & positive energy.
CD 14 – started getting a little ewcm, so BD in morning.
CD 15 – BD in morning. Afterwards I laid with a pillow under my back and kept my legs up in the air
for a full twenty minutes. I made myself orgasm again to ensure those swimmers went right up
there ha ha
CD 16 – didn't BD as far too tired. BUT had mega ovulation pains in the evening. To the point where
I got a hot water bottle.
CD 17 - Continued O pains & the tiniest of EWCM (but can I just say that I never experienced the
EWCM that people talk about everywhere. Mine was just a tiny amount on my undies, and it didn't
stretch anything over a cm like people say it does). BD in the evening and kept my legs up for 20
minutes at least, made myself orgasm.
(*Side story, I saw a kenisiologist today for the first time in five years. I was desperately hoping
natural therapy could help. She did a full two hour treatment on me! And what can I say, I'm
pregnant now after 14 months of not being able to get pregnant! I want to send her flowers haha
she explained to me that there was a mental block & she removed those blocks!)
CD 18 – BD in the evening again (thinking O was coming to and end here so thought I'd give it one
last try!) Kept legs up for 20 minutes after & orgasmed.

Skip forward a week now as nothing happened…

DPO 7 – strong AF type cramps in the evening. It was the first "sign" for me as why would I be
getting AF cramps so early?
DPO 8 – Sore BBS. Only on either side, and only when I sort of prodded them!
DPO 9 – 12 I noticed in this time different things like flushed cheeks, quite gassy (and that's really
not me), lots of CM (WOO HOO now I knew that had to be a sign!), and milk AF style cramping
DPO 13 – Well in the evening I really thought I was out of the game because I had quite strong AF
cramps, and pains. I was so wet down there that I thought it was on its way any second. Whilst I
was sleeping I had radiating through my whole body type AF pains.
DPO 14 – Fully expected to wake up to AF but nothing (how strange!). All morning though I
cramped, and then suddenly they kind of stopped, and still no arrival of AF. I knew something was
up. I had so much watery discharge it was amazing! Then at around 7pm I tested with the OPK
and positive, and then HPT and BFP!!!!!!!!

The things we did different this month:

ONLY BD on the four days of ovulation (two before, two after)
Went to see a kenisiologist
Bought my lucky charm
Laid with my legs up for 20 minutes after & made myself orgasm

I wish you all the very very best of luck!!!!!!! You ladies who have been waiting for a long time,
don't lose hope! Your BFP is just around the corner! xx 

Post Deployment Baby Success!!!

My husband is in the Marines and just got back from a 8 month deployment on April 4th. My cycle
started on the 3rd, and we got our BFP Saturday morning (4/28)! Blood work just confirmed it this
morning too (4/30) We are so thrilled. This will be our second child and we are looking at a due
date on January 8, 2013. I tend to have a cycle that lasts around 32 days, so getting a positive test
almost an exact week before my MP was due was so surprising!

Here are my symptoms:

CD 12- EW cervical mucus (only day it was EW; Earlier Ovulation than usual?)
1DPO- slight breast tenderness (unusual for me to have at all); bloating; constipation; Creamy
cervical fluid (like lotion color/texture); cervical position high, soft, medium opening
2DPO- creamy fluid, breast tenderness
3DPO- Mild cramping(also unusual this soon before MP is due; breast tenderness, creamy fluid;
cervical position medium, firmness medium, opening medium
4DPO- Mild cramps; breast tenderness; creamy cervical fluid; cervical position medium-low, soft,
medium opening
5DPO- Mild cramps; breast tenderness, creamy cervical fluid; cervical position low, firm, and closed;
extreme forgetfulness
6DPO- Mild Cramps; creamy cervical fluid; cervical position medium, medium firmness, closed;
extreme forgetfulness
7DPO- Mild cramping; breast tenderness; nausea; fatigue; cervical fluid creamy
8DPO- Mild cramps; creamy cervical fluid
9DPO- Mild cramps; constipation; fatigue,
10DPO Mild backache; Neg preg. test. Creamy cervical fluid; cervical position medium, medium
firmness, closed
11DPO- Creamy cervical fluid; wet feeling down there (like period had come); mild cramps; mild
backache; cervical position high, soft, closed
12DPO- Creamy cervical fluid; mild backache; mild cramps; cervical position high-medium, soft,
13DPO- BFP with first morning urine; mild cramps; creamy cervical fluid; cervical position high,
medium-soft; closed
14DPO- BFP again with first morning urine; creamy cervical fluid
15DPO- Positive blood test; same symptoms as above.

We are so excited to be expecting our second child and to be finding out only 3 days before our
DD's 2nd birthday!

BFP Unexpected!

My husband and I have one child already. We tried to conceive for 5 months and were then
successful. This site helped me through each cycle. After feeling terrible with an Iud and BC pills
we decided to just track my cycles to determine when we could BD. Well, with this little miracle we
were pleasantly surprised because we weren't trying and thought that when we were going to that
it would take as long or longer as our first. I thought I O'd earlier than I think I did.

Here are my symptoms:

Cd 14-28: cramping, sharp twinges on left side, menstrual like cramping on both, fatigue, always
felt dehydrated, per was very strong (smell), skin didn't break out, veins that were green were thick
and dark running from my armpit to nipple down my side to upper thigh, no spotting, cm was
yellow tinged, fluttering in belly, hard time running my usual time had to keep stopping, nausea,
full and sore breasts on sides and nipples, nipples darker with white spots on tips and very moody
with DH. Guess I get a pass :-)

This one is very different from first as with first I only felt cramping and an "off" feeling. Thanks
to everyone who helped me with my first. I hope this helps you. Lots of babydust! 

BFP Thank You So Much!

Just a little about me and my wife! Yes I think I may possibly be the first man writing on this website!
I have to say all the women here may think a man can't understand how they feel and the whole
process but I do feel that every emotion was experienced by me too.

I am a 23 year old male primary school teacher! I've always wanted children and been married for
3years! Me and my wife started to try for a baby our march cycle and the first month I waited and
nothing! The wait was awful and I assume you just think that's it no contraception a baby will be
made. Although you don't surface the thoughts you can't help but doubt yourself and think what's
wrong why didn't it happen?

Because my younger sister has polycystic ovaries and my mum suffered with repeat miscarriages
I had done lots of research on conception and pregnancy and after lots of reading decided to try
something different month 2 of ttc!

My wife's symptoms:

Day of ovulation: high temp and stuffy nose
1dpo – stuffy nose continued it's like a cold fully blocked nose
2dpo – nose is still blocked and in the night a high temperature. The high temp just in the night
continues and the stuffy nose until
8dpo 9dpo my wife body begins to ache all over she thinks it because she's being health (dieting)
and because AF is due! She wants to get healthier for next month's try as I did a test two days early
7dpo and it was negative!
10dpo and 7days before af due and I do a test its BFP! I use the early response its very faint but I
know it must be true! Next day I spend £40 n more tests more first response, normal Clearblue and
the digital Clearblue! All show pregnant and even the digital one does
11dpo 6days till expected AF and 5 tests confirm we are pregnant with baby 1 2nd month ttc. I'm
such a happy dad I can't believe it's actually happened; hope we have a good healthy pregnancy!

What I did different this month?

My wife was already on the folic acid and calcium chews from the docs, I got her b6 vitamin,
vegetarian omega 3 which contains flaxseed, evening primrose oil and cod liver capsule! I really think
they helped along with faith and our prayers and having a baby born in the house my sister had her
beautiful girl 5th of April 2012!

BFP – 26TH APRIL 2012

Baby dust to all and enjoy ttc I hope all dads and mums get their bfp too! 

My prayers with you all! xx

BFP Using OPKs - Baby Number 3!

We decided to start trying for our third child after Christmas, so I went off the pill in January and
after finally getting my period early February, I started using Ovulation Predictor Kits (OPKs) to track
my fertile time. We had successfully conceived 3 times already using them (1 daughter, 1 son and 1
miscarriage in between) so were already fans!

I got positive results for 3 days in a row which was a little confusing, but we made sure we gave it
a good go during that week to be sure!

My symptoms after ovulation day were:

1-2 DPO - Nothing really (dry cervical mucus)
3DPO Creamy CM, backache and mild cramps
4 DPO Creamy CM and mild nausea
5DPO Creamy CM, mild nausea and skin breakout (starting to think this might be it!)
6DPO Creamy CM and quite tired. Skin still breaking out!
7DPO Creamy CM and mild cramps.
8DPO Creamy CM, irritable, mild nausea, cramps and a small amount of light pink spotting
(implantation perhaps? I had this with my son)
9DPO Creamy CM. Nausea. Did a pregnancy test but it was negative!
10DPO Creamy CM. Nausea. Did a pregnancy test first thing and got a BFP! Yay, I knew it!! So we're
soon to be a family of 5! 

BFP 38 Days After Stopping Nuva Ring

I have been on some form of birth control for the past 11 years (pills, patch and ring). For the past
two years, I've been on Nuva ring. I took my ring out and started using OPK tests, checking cm and
charting my BBT on the 8th day after removal.

Around day 20, my breasts became sensitive (TMI - nipples erect 24/7) and I was feeling nauseous
on and off even though I hadn't ovulated yet. I read online that coming off Nuva ring can cause
faux pregnancy symptoms, which was very confusing.

Anyway, 24 days after Nuva ring removal, I got the smiley face on the clear blue digital ovulation
test. BD that morning and the following two mornings. I had cramping and sore boobs throughout
my entire time past ovulation.

4DPO - pink dot of blood on TP
6DPO - headache
10DPO - cut on gum and blood in tissue after blowing nose
12 DPO- very faint positive first response test, husband does not think this indicates pregnancy
and requires more proof. I buy a digital test and take it that evening, chug water and POAS and it
says "not pregnant"
13 DPO - BFP! "Pregnant" from the digital and darker line on first response. Husband now convinced!
14 DPO-18DPO beginning to feel hungry mixed with bouts of nausea

Good luck ladies!

Symptoms Come Back in Afternoons


I did a test yesterday - I had planned it for the morning but needed a wee at 3am and decided not
to wait.

Result: pregnant 3 weeks +! So far I had very few classic symptoms - mostly pre-period like
cramping which I have felt for last three weeks. No nausea, tiredness, frequent peeing. Slightly sore
and tingling breasts and nipples - seem a little bigger (or am I imagining it?).

Ah, and more thing: I have felt extremely weepy today, a few times. I nearly started crying in a
bookshop today.

The strangest thing: there are hardly any symptoms in the morning and the first time of the day.
They seem to come later in the day. 

BFP After First Month Charting!

Since I checked this board a lot the past few months when TTC, I thought I'd add my 2ww
symptoms! Oddly, I seemed to have a lot LESS symptoms than when I wasn't pregnant! I think I had
imagined a lot of the symptoms that I had in the months when I got BFNs and just let myself go with
it this month.

So here they are:

0-1 DPO-Ovulation pain, diarrhea
2-4 DPO - Not much of anything - kept telling myself it was too early for implantation, so any
"symptoms" I would have felt would have been most likely imagined!
5-6 DPO - Cramps, gas, diarrhea
7-8 DPO - Gas, bleeding gums, increased CM, increased appetite, craving McDonald's!
9 DPO - dull cramps, heavy and tender breasts, increased sense of smell, hot flashes, increased CM,
acne = BFN
10 DPO - Heavy and tender breasts, stuffy nose, felt sick after having one mixed drink, constipated,
acne, decreased appetite
11 DPO - Gas, sensitive nipples, tingling breasts, fatigue, increased urination, extremely dry throat
(got up at least 5 times overnight to get a drink/go to bathroom!) = BFP!!!
12 DPO - Fatigue and nausea = BFP!
13 DPO - BFP - nice, dark line! Not too many symptoms since the BFP, but the line got increasingly
darker, so I'm happy!! :)

Good luck!