I am sooo excited to be writing this! Me (26 in 12days) and OH (26) have been TTC since I stopped BC pills in August 2013. Since then, I have had a few months of symptoms that made me think I was pregnant, but it turned out to be my hormones/cycle stabilizing and PMS. BUT this cycle was different! My average cycle was 27 days, with ovulation around CD 13-14. On CD 12 I had the worst lower-stomach cramps i'd ever had. Not being a mid-cycle cramper usually, this stuck out to me! I also took an ovulation test that day (which i don't usually use) and got a slightly dark line, so I knew ovulation was going to happen in the next couple days. We had sex 5 days that week, missing the day before projected ovulation. The things I did differently this month was following my period tracker app closely, tilting my pelvis upward after sex, and taking Maca root powder. I also continued taking my prenatal, omega 3, and drinking lots of water.
I continued cramping dpo, and about 3dpo my breasts started to get sore. The next day they got more tender, and the following day I had painful/sore lumps my OH identified as my mamory glands (he has a medical background). I started to feel slight nausea and achy knee joints @ 5dpo. My gums also bled a tiny bit, but nothing alarming. 6dpo I started to feel hotter than normal, and also hungrier than usual. By 7dpo, fatigue and lower backache had started to appear a bit. But thee most suspicious/obvious symptom I had came on 8dpo. We bd'd in the afternoon and while wiping myself afterwards, I saw brown blood all over the washcloth! I have NEVER spotted in my life, so I KNEW right then that I was probably pregnant. I told myself I was going to wait till AF was due to test (6 more days), so I tried to put it out of my mind. Later that night, I got the worst heart burn EVER and indigestion galore! I was use to acid reflux, but had NEVER had heartburn before. This was another big clue.
I felt SO bloated and crampy the next morning, I decided to test early, knowing a bfp @ 9dpo was unlikely. I tested on a Veriquick test from the dollar store. It was a new brand, but compared to E.P.T., so I went with it. 15 minutes later I was staring at a second line BFP! (And not as faint as I would've expected) ofcourse I was in happy shock! Took a different dollar store brand test (New Choice) that evening around 5, and another BFP! I wrote "we're Preggo : )" on both test and put them in a Jewelry gift box with a bow on top. Gave the box to OH when he got home from work, told him to open it, and took a pic of his reaction face. We waited a long time for this, but I can now say that my May 2015 miracle was worth waiting for!!! EDD is the same as my mom's 60th bday, but I haven't told her yet. This is also very exciting, because both my OH and myself are only children! This will be the first grandchild on both sides and both grandma's can't wait for grandkids!
We are hoping for a boy, but suspect it might be twins! I say this because my mom was a twin (twin died shortly after birth), her mom was a twin, and mom's mom had twin sisters! That, plus this early bfp and bloating has me wondering. Anyway, baby dust to all and wish me luck!!!