So I thought I'd share my symptoms online as I stalked the internet everyday looking for a sign, and the clearest sign I had was my intuition, you can just feel your body is different/pregnant.
This will be my second pregnancy, I already have a DS who is nearly 11 months old, and #2 TTC.
So here is my symptom diary, I hope some of you can resonate!
LH Surge – Sunday 11th January (I used First response OPK as my cycles are irregular)
BD Sunday night x 2, Monday night, Tuesday night
Ovulated (Monday – Tuesday estimated)
1 – 3 DPO, nothing
4DPO – Friday – increased hunger, mild cramps, vivid dreams, tired
5DPO – Saturday – mad food cravings – dairy and sugar, very hungry, emotional feeling warm, vivid dreams, tired, dull ache in lower abdomen intensified in PM and stayed constant, gassy, pimple on chin (unusual as I have clear skin). Ate a whole packet of Tim Tams (out of the norm for a healthy eater).
6DPO - Sunday - still very sore lower tummy, fever 37.5C, hungry, craving sugar, emotional, tired, some CM, lower back ache and aches connected to bbs, tummy and back. 3 or 4 twinges over 30 seconds in evening, gassy
7DPO – feeling very hot, sore tummy but pain is easing, mild bouts of nausea, tired, dizzy, lower back ache, slight sensitivity in breasts, gassy, vivid dreams, cramps returned PM, craving milk, cheese and other dairy.
8DPO – very very tired, hot, cramps – tightness in tummy, not much CM, mild nausea waking up, metallic taste in mouth, flaky patchy CM, nausea on empty stomach, light headed. A few twinges barely noticeable on left side of tummy. Appetite slowing down still hungry. Cramps ongoing. Irritated throat.
9DPO – gassy, low energy, very tired by lunch time, mild cramps, very hungry, constipated, craving milk, general feeling of pregnancy, slight nausea on empty stomach, not much CM, slight ache in legs, irritated throat, headache, body feeling heavy, frequent urination, increased sexual drive. BFN FMU.
10DPO – so tired in morning I felt I could sleep for another 12 hours, hot, gassy, vivid dreams, sore tummy like AF is coming, lethargy, feeling pregnant with heaviness all over, slightly hungrier but cravings have calmed down. BFP in the early afternoon after 2 hours of holding it in. (I wasn’t going to test for another few days but bought FRER on special at the supermarket so was feeling lucky!)
In my first pregnancy I barely had any symptoms except tingly nipples on 10DPO and metallic taste in my mouth. I also don't/didn't have that much CM this early on.
This time around because I'm still breast feeding my bbs don't feel sensitive at all or any bigger. I was also much more relaxed this month and cut back on alcohol and caffeine. I also have mild endometriosis which often gives me a sore stomach but it's different with pregnancy as the discomfort doesn't just sit on your lower pelvis, it radiates through your lower back and through your boobs (just slightly for me)
I have attached a picture of my test not long ago, there is definitely a faint line there but perhaps a bit hard to see online.
I also had a false positive with the clear blue pee sticks last month, NEVER trust their product again!
Good luck to everyone still trying :)