Excited to post after four months trying and many more months stalking TWW. We have been using Pre-Seed since TTC. I have been charting and had been using OPKs, but circumstances didn't allow for OPKs this month. I had been ovulating rather late in my cycles (short luteal phase), so I started taking vitex a month and a half ago. Last cycle, I took it all the way through my luteal phase, but this cycle I stopped at ovulation. I also researched how to boost progesterone (and egg health, if that was the issue) and decided to increase my intake of vitamin C by eating lots of oranges. I've also been eating healthy, drinking fresh vegetable juice, and eating eggs on a regular basis. Some or a little bit of everything must have worked! Instead of CD19/22/17 ovulation like previous months, I ovulated on CD15 this cycle, and we finally got our BFP!
Also, I was highly distracted this cycle. My grandmother had just passed away, and we celebrated her memorial the weekend before I ovulated. Because of our travel I didn't mess with OPKs, and I wasn't paying too much attention to timing our BD with respect to ovulation.
2 days before O: BD
O day: BD
3dpo: thirsty, got grossed out by a taking a sip of a margarita I usually love to drink
5dpo: felt a wicked sore throat coming on, with cold symptoms and a low grade fever (99F). This was when I started to think it might actually be happening (yay, the stereotypical cold! I think?)
6dpo: worse breakout than normal pms, fatigue, cold symptoms
7dpo: fatigue, cold symptoms, had this really weird sensation of my boobs tingling, radiating from my armpits to the rest of the boobs - definitely different! Further feeling like this is our month
8dpo: fatigue, cold symptoms, sore boobs, frequent urination
9dpo: same as 8dpo, but with small amount of pink cm, then a pinching feeling in my uterus around 9pm that evening. Kinda felt like a needle stick at the doctor's office
10dpo: based on the previous night's feeling, decided to take a pregnancy test with an internet cheapie, even though I know it's usually too early. Left the bathroom so I wouldn't be tempted to peek. Super surprised to see a faint positive!! Made up an excuse to run to the store for a pack of digital tests for sharing the news with my husband. Clear Blue Digital showed "Pregnant" even with my afternoon urine.
12dpo: positive HCG blood test (didn't get the results until much later though)
15dpo: took another test (FRER) for the heck of it - turned positive instantly!
Other notable things:
- The pinchy feeling at the top of my uterus continued off and on from 9-14dpo
- I had spotting/scant menstrual flow from 14-18dpo which has now disappeared, apparently consistent with placental activity
- Boobs have stayed tender, joined by bloating/constipation/gas
Now at 5+ weeks with my dr. appt next week! Very excited! I really feel like my diet, especially getting vitamin C straight from the best source, helped a lot this month in addition to my many months of healthy eating. Charting (BBT and cm) really helped me feel in tune with my body. I also like to think that my Mimi heard my prayers and put in a good word for us. :) I'm hoping for a little girl to name in her honor. Good luck and hope this helps!