DH and I have been TTC #1 since early 2015. I got pregnant in May after using the "see what happens" approach. Unfortunately- betas were sky high and the 1st trimester ultrasound showed a molar pregnancy and I had to have a semi-urgent D&C at 8weeks gestation. We were devastated and took a couple months to heal physically & emotionally before TTC again. We've been actively trying now for the last 3 months and this morning I got a BFP on a digital HPT at 15 dpo. I was remarkably asymptomatic this cycle, and actually I think I had fewer symptoms than in cycles prior where I didn't end up being pregnant. I don't temp or chart- but I have been tracking ovulation with 1st response OPKs for the last two cycles. Here are my details & symptoms in case it helps anyone else trying to conceive after a loss.
--I started OPKs on CD16 due to my regular 33 day-long cycles. (BD CD10, 11, 13, 15 & ran a marathon on CD12 with DH!!)
--Positive OPK on CD18. I was on a work trip that day, but woke up DH to BD at about 1am on CD19 when my plane landed back home. BD CD19, 20 (O-day), 21 (1DPO) and 23 (2DPO)... the just for fun after that ever 2-3 days or so. Not sure when I O'd as I don't temp, don't check for EWCM and never feel any ovulation pains. I'm guessing it was CD20.
VERY few symptoms.
--1-6 DPO I felt practically nothing. The only clue was I developed a bit of a yeast infection on 3 DPO. I was a little suspicious b/c the only other time I have had one was two weeks before I found out I was pregnant the 1st time. However- it could have been all the time spent on my back after BD to keep those little swimmers in there...
Promised myself I wouldn't test this cycle until officially late. Made myself crazy and wasted too many HPTs and tears on early BFNs in prior 2 cycles.
--7-10 DPO: increased fatigue but that's about it. Starting going to bed at 9pm every night, getting sleepy at work about mid-day. Would have napped if I could. I blamed it on the weather, though, as it was gray and rainy.
--11-12 DPO: very mild headaches. Seemed a little hungrier than normal. Seemed to get strange shooting pains from lower pelvis during my daily runs. Tended to want to run fewer miles at a slower pace than usual. Drank lots of water.
--13 DPO: Mild lower pelvic cramping. Was very nauseated in the evening after going about 5-6 hours without eating. Thought maybe AF was coming. I did check CP today- and it was low, firmish and slightly open with wet CM. Thought this also might be a sign AF was coming.
--14 DPO: Expected AF all day. More wet CM but not a speck, spot or streak of blood. Kept running to the bathroom to check. Kept myself busy- finished Christmas shopping, we for a nice run with DH (was more out of breath than usual). I am a "like-clockwork" cycle girl- so at the end of the day when no AF had appeared, I started to get a bit suspicious. Also- had a very strange near-fainting spell after getting up off the couch too fast (actually fell to the ground but didn't lose consciousness).
--15 DPO (TODAY! AF officially 1 day late): Took a Clear Blue Digital test with FMU (at 3:30AM!!- woke up in a cold sweat anxious to test). BFP. Had vague aspirations to wait till Christmas to tell DH- but that's 5 days away. Obvi I don't have that kind of self-control....
Given my history- DH and I are cautiously optimistic. I'm going to get betas drawn tomorrow and Wednesday and push for a 6week ultrasound. Don't think I'll be able to fully exhale till I see a heartbeat- but I'm taking DH's sage advice and enjoying this moment for what it is and trying not to be too anxious.
Good luck to all you TTC- especially after a loss. Give yourself time to grieve and only start again when you're ready. Be prepared for the anxiety related to all the unknowns of very early pregnancy but also try to enjoy the process day by day!! FX for you all. Thank you for sharing y'all's stories (they kept me going during my TWWs) and for providing such an amazing community of support.