Hi everyone. This page gave me hope every cycle of TTC and I promised to share once I receive mine :)
I promise you, for every cycle of 17 months TTC, I have symptoms like sore boobs, bloated abdomen, mild nausea, sore throat, tiredness and vivid dreams. Gave me hope everytime, only to be crushed by arriving AF :( I have since forced myself to accept those "symptoms" as sign of AF.
This month, I tried hard not to symptom spot but of course difficult when it becomes a habit to do so for more than a year! So on to the symptoms:
1-3 DPO: hard, low cervix (sign O ended). Glue like cm but only in small amount now and then. Some soreness on side of BB (normal post O)
4 DPO : medium and soft cp. Feels a bit open. Odd. Am I out? Really sore under left armpit. Couldn't even wear a bra to work. Here's hoping!
5DPO: high cp, odd flaky white cm
6 DPO: feels very warm to the touch but not having fever. CP change to medium and pointed. :(
7 DPO - 9 DPO: CP fluctuates everyday! Sometimes its medium, sometimes very low its almost at the "door"!! But never went back high. Os itself remains soft throughout. Was worried abt not getting high cp.
10 DPO - EWCM. Ok. It must be high estrogen thus its AF coming :( very very wet EWCM. Better than O. Haha. CP medium height and medium soft/hard. Basically nothing notable with cp. Slight aches on back tooth.
11 DPO - AF cramps!! :( lower back pain when I wake up. CP normal. Nothing noticeable. Lesser EWCM. More whitish glue but leaves wet patch on undies. Noticed wet patch three times throughout the day.
12 DPO - lower back pain when waking up. White thicker cm with wet patches on undies. Sore BB come and go. Sleepy by 5 but thats not new to me. Hehe. Sorry TMI - loose stool
13 DPO - lower back pain waking up. SUPER LOW CP! barely had to reach up. Feels moist and wet inside cervix but otherwise dry outside. Hungry and ate foot-long subway for brunch. First time ever. More loose stool.
14 DPO - pressure in uterus when waking up. Cant lie on tummy. Had odd dark and soft stool 4 times between morning to afternoon! (TMI sorry! Need to be said!) CP medium high and soft. Skin very warm, fluctuating between 36.9 and 37.0 when I am usually 36.6. Light crampings. Craved steak. Tested in the evening after a game of bowling (worried I overexert myself) and BFP!!! :D
I waited so long to see the pink line and had spent a lot of time squinting and turning tests and forcing DH to agree that there IS a line. So surreal to see a prominent pink line :))
Some other things I notice: greasier, heavier hair. Small zits around mouth at 12 DPO. A general feeling of content and happiness. Vivid dreams at 12, 13 DPO.
No nausea at all this month when I usually get it before AF in TWW previous months!
What I did differently this month: took pregnancy pill right after AF this cycle. No coffee at all. Tried to make sure fertile cm is abundant during BD. Prayed so much for it.
Hope this helps someone the way thess BFP stories had helped me through my TWW :) it came as a relief after receiving news that I have a fibroid of 2cm in my womb.
All the best everyone :) I pray for BFP for all those trying.