Hi, I am from Sunny South Africa. I have used this site so much so I thought I will return the favour. I only tested at 21 DPO because I wanted to ensure that I will have an obvious answer. My husband and I were not actually trying to conceive, but this all happened on a romantic weekend away and all thought went out of the window.
as far as symptoms go. I did have the usual pms/progesterone symptoms until 12 dpo which include (sore breasts, tiredness, crampiness, increased appetite, heartburn, slight nausea) I have had all these symptoms every month so I cannot include this as possible pregnancy symptoms. The symptoms that stood out:
1dpo to now - As soon as I ovulated, my breasts went up a cup size and insanely sore. This was unusual
6-8 dpo - unusual fatigue, could not keep my eyes open. I am an energizer bunny, so this was unusual
10 dpo - all symptoms went away, I felt completely fine only thing that stayed was sore breasts.
12 dpo- I started having period cramps like every month however, cramps were more localized and sharper. I knew my period was on its way
12 dpo - I had dry cm throughout the two week wait, from 12 dpo, Every time I cramp, a gush of watery/ creamy cm will be present. this was also unusual. This lasted until 18 dpo. I really thought I was getting my period
12 dpo - I needed to pee every 45 mins, I have a large bladder so this tipped me off that something was going on
all my symptoms only started really from 12 dpo and the symptoms are very mild, almost unnoticeable. Now at 21 dpo, I still feel more or less normal. I have no fatigue or moodiness (this is what tipped my husband off, lack of pms symptoms) My breasts are large and extremely veiny, as well as my thighs and stomach. I have already started getting linea nigrea. My uterus is swollen and sticks out already, my mom looked at it and said it might be twins, we shall see (my brothers are twins). I get irritated easier and don't really have nausea yet, only sometimes and in the mornings or when I eat. The only food aversion I can think of is anything sweet or chocolate. All in all, I feel ok but obviously excited.
I do hope each one of you on this site the best of luck and wishes, this is truly a wonderful support system with remarkable ladies.