Just wanted to share my BFP story to give back to the site that gave me so much during my TWWs!
Brief backstory- We starting TTC in Feb/March of 2015 and were pregnant by May ("just see what happens"). Unfortunately- with sky-high betas and an abnormal ultrasound at week 8- my OB was suspicious of a molar pregnancy. I had to have a semi-urgent D/C in July without really having the time to process the loss. Devastating. We took a couple months off to heal physically & emotionally then started TTC again in October after my betas returned to zero. October and November were spent stalking this site, using OPKs, symptom spotting and generally freaking out. BFNs despite lots of "symptoms". December turned out to be our lucky month even though I had PRACTICALLY ZERO symptoms. I also didn't test before AF was late because I shed too many tears for early BFNs in the past 2 months. Here are some things I noticed in retrospect (in case it helps anyone):
--Faint + OPK on Dec 1, strong + OPK on Dec 2 (I don't temp/chart- that was going to be January's obsession).
--I suspect O was on Dec 3 or 4th. We DTD on Dec 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and then every other day or so afterwards.
--2-4DPO: I got a mild yeast infection. Very strange for me. The only other time I got one was the month got pregnant in May. 2-4 DPO should have been too early for the infection to be the result of any hormonal changes related to pregnancy (obvi I scoured the internet about this)... so maybe it was just due to me laying on my back for several hours after BD?
5-12DPO: Not really anything at all. Maybe a little tired? I'm a daily runner, and I found myself needing to stop for water more frequently and not running as fast.
13DPO: Was flying home from a business trip and had a wave of intense nausea for about 30 min. Thought it was related to skipping lunch. Also had some uncomfortable (but not unbearable) lower pelvic cramps. Thought AF was imminent as she comes on 14DPO like clockwork. Checked my cervix on a whim- it was low, medium soft and kind of open. A quick google consultation suggested this also meant AF was on her way.
14DPO: Waited all day for AF who never showed. Tried to keep busy- went for a long run with DH (had a hard time keeping up with him and got winded when trying to chit chat- which I usually don't have a problem with). Watched movies, made dinner. When I got up from the couch- I had a strange near-fainting spell where I actually fell to the ground but didn't "black out". Was again suspicious because that hadn't happened to me since I was pregnant last time.
15DPO (AF one day late): Woke up in a cold sweat and sneaked out of bed to test with FMU. Used a Clear Blue digital as it was all I had in the house. BFP! I crawled back into bed and waited till DH woke up at a civilized hour to tell him (had vague aspirations of waiting till xmas to tell him... but who has that kind of self-control???)
We are over the moon- but now that the shock was worn off... the anxiety is starting to kick in. I know the chances of having a 2nd molar pregnancy are single digits (mine was a partial MP anyway). I also know there is nothing I can do now but wait. I have beta hcgs scheduled for Monday and Wednesday, and I'm going to lobby for the earliest possible ultrasound my OB will allow. I think I'll be able to breathe a little easier once I can see that heartbeat.
I wanted to share my story to show that you don't have to have symptoms to get the BFP. I also wanted to encourage anyone else TTC after a loss/MC that there is light at the end of the tunnel. Good luck to everyone still TTC. Y'all will be posting your story here before you know it! :)