We did not expect this to happen so soon, and we understood that sometimes it can take a while. Of course the first month ttc, we got a BFP! We were actually traveling, and I was wondering if I ovulated later as a result. I've been charting for three - four months, checking my cm for two, and cp for one. While traveling, we went across two time zones, so I would either wake up earlier to keep the time straight or use the online calculator to add the necessary amount of time (usually .2 degrees at most).
1 - 4 dpo: Traveling on the road, so I wrote off any symptoms as sitting too long in the car, and recovering from a long trip.
5 dpo: While working out, I felt a sharp pinching above my left hip in my lower abdomen. I thought it was a pulled muscle, so I stopped working out when it didn't go away. It felt like someone was poking me with a needle in the same place, and the pain was radiating down my leg. It didn't hurt too badly, but was uncomfortable. It kept coming and going throughout the evening.
6 dpo: The pinching feeling came and went throughout the day, and I felt an abdominal pressure as well.
7 dpo: I kept getting short of breath while cleaning, which was strange to me. I also had a slight wave of nausea, but not too extreme. I also had a pink tint to my cm, but I spotted last month so I became convinced I was out. Because of the pinching the days before, I decided to test, knowing it would be BFN... POAS - BFN (dollar store test). Later that night, I felt a pulling under my belly button like a string was attached underneath it (I had this last month as well, so I wrote it off as nothing).
8 dpo: Barely slept, and I felt really bloated and full that day. No more pinching and no symptoms to notice.
9 dpo: My bbs were tender, and DH made a joke about me being pregnant because of that. I still had the same pressure to my lower tummy, but I thought af was coming. POAS - BFN (dollar store test)
10 dpo: Shortness of breath again, tender bbs, really tired early in the afternoon (I don't usually experience this, but I didn't sleep well), and slight heartburn (the heartburn didn't alarm me because I get that a lot, and I will occasionally have sore bbs before af).
11 dpo: Temp went way up today (it had been really low and close to the coverline so I was really convinced I was out). On the way to work, the shortness of breath was following major heartburn (almost felt like anxiety), and it stayed around most of the day. I struggled through my usual workout. I went home at lunch (which I never do!), and while sitting there feeling the heartburn occur, I randomly thought of those stories where women take a hpt, get a bfn, and throw it away only to find out later it was a bfp.... I went upstairs and looked, sure enough BOTH tests from 7dpo and 9dpo had faint bfp lines!! I was so shocked, I decided to use my last dollar store hpt and poas - bfp!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I went to the store after work and bought a few more expensive tests to check (First Response). BFP, BFP!
12 dpo: Same heartburn, same shortness of breath, same crampy feeling. POAS FMU- BFP (Clearblue Easy Digital: 1-2 weeks)! It's still so unbelievable. I ended up taking another test that afternoon to confirm again (Fact Plus): BFP!
13 dpo: Same as yesterday and the day before! Slight nausea. More creamy cm.
14 dpo: No more heartburn, but still short of breath a little, and still a little crampy (most likely from gas/bloating, sorry tmi!). It feels like I did an ab workout the wrong way and still feel the strange soreness from it. That's been on and off the last few days. Slight nausea.
I still can't believe it. Had it not been for those random stories I searched, I would have had to wait a few days. My symptoms had me convinced af was coming, and I’m still feeling crampy and tired. I've been checking my cm everyday, and everyday it's become more and more creamy (tmi). I also feel really strange, but I know it's a good sign (HSC cp). I am now 4 weeks pregnant with a doctor’s appointment scheduled next week to confirm everything with a blood test.
I attached my chart, and I wanted to wait until 18 dpo to submit this, but I'm so excited!