Hi all! I've been hanging out on this website for about a week since I've started to get strange "signs" from my body. I thought it was all in my head, but it was so hard to not get obsessed! So I thought I'd share my experience, maybe some of you will find it useful. If you don't want to read the whole thing, here are my major early symptoms - implantation spotting on 10-12 dpo and cramps after orgasm (NEVER happened before).
So, my husband (29) and I (27) have not officially started ttc, but I stopped taking BCP's after the new year's to watch my cycle for a few months. I'd been on BCP's for over 7 years, so I thought it would take a while for things to get back to normal. We've been using condoms meanwhile, and "pulling out" occasionally (but once! and it just happened to be a few hours before I felt ovulation cramps..). The strange thing is, I think I felt the whole process!
0dpo - Ovulation cramps on left side (dull pressure for a few hours, then sharp for a few seconds before it stopped). It happened on cd11, 3 days earlier than my cycle app predicted based on a 28 day cycle.
8dpo - Got a pap smear
10dpo - Pink spotting and cramps after sex. I thought it may have happened because of the pap smear 2 days ago. About 2-3 nights before that I felt a localized pinching pain on one side of my uterus (or at least where I think it is). Not sure when it happened exactly, but I remember thinking through my sleep that this is a baby implanting :) In the morning, of course, I thought that that was ridiculous :)
11-12 dpo - Light brown spotting. For the first time ever I felt cramping after orgasm (sorry if that's tmi, but that was the weirdest thing after which I started to google IB and other pregnancy symptoms).
12-13 dpo - Mild lower back pain on one side which lasted for a few hours each day (which I also never get). Some breast sensitivity, nothing too major and it's been happening ever since I stopped BCP's.
14-16 dpo - "Bubbling" and warm sensation in lower abdomen, feeling "wet" down there (sorry, tmi). I kept checking for AF until the tests arrived today and one turned out to be a BFP! (I am not imagining it, right? :) ) Just hoping now that things go well, and freaking out a little bit at the same time :)
Good luck to you, girls! Hope you get your BFP soon, no matter how long you've been trying!