I want to start by saying I've been trolling this site for a year, and while I was always so happy to read about the success stories, I found myself incredibly jealous of people I didn't know but so happy for them at the same time! It was a very bizarre feeling but when the ladies would write "it'll happen!" I'd smile but there's also be a little voice saying... maybe not for me. Welp, wouldn't ya know it? They weren't lying! :) My husband and I got married last fall and as soon as the rings were on we started trying for a baby. I wasn't getting any younger and I was afraid I'd have powdered eggs! Well, eight months went by to no avail and I was heartbroken. I began to think I was a useless female. How could my body not do the one thing it was supposed to do? Why did I waste so much money on birth control?! Then it happened. PCOS diagnosis. I low carbed, exercised my tail off (literally) and dropped 60 lbs. I quit smoking and just overall tried to be healthier. Still symptom spotting as soon as my tww would start, still convinced every month was our month. Nothing. Every time I got my period it was like saying goodbye, mourning something that was never there. Heartbroken every month. Untillllllll.... Halloween night rolls around. I've got some heartburn. So, I decide to take a test. Now, I've been looking at stark white negative tests for a flippin year. I know the difference and I swear I see a faint second line on a Internet cheapie. I'm looking with the flashlight, I'm examining this thing I've peed on like I'm Sherlock Holmes. Well, that was it. I closed up shop, headed to the store and got an frer. Sure enough, four tests (don't judge!) later and here I am all pregnant. I've never been happier to have heartburn and bloating. I know that was long winded and god love ya if you're still reading but I symptom spot every month so here it is:
1-4 dpo: heartburn. god awful, fire breathing, melt your face off heartburn. sore nips.
5 dpo: sore nips, very little cm but enough to make me go hmmm.
6 dpo: no, none, zilch, zero sex drive. my husband may have well been a lamp in the room. no interest in it. poor guy! sore nips, heartburn, exhausted by 8pmish every night.
7-9 Dpo: brutal headache, same as above. extra saliva. I was like a frickin mastiff. drooling all over everything.
10 dpo: cramps. cried for two hours, positive I was out. another month of my reproductive system being neither "re" nor "productive". every other symptom disappeared. sad.
11 dpo: heartburn returns. cramps continue. could be all the Halloween candy I ate? I test. faint positive in the evening. four tests later... all positive. woop!
It's still very early so I'm cautious, but excited. Couple of things: way less symptoms this month than other months, the tests I've been taking in the morning (all except the digital) are so faint they're almost negative. I get bright bright beautiful bfp's only in the early evening/night time. Also, I SWEAR by Pre-Seed. This was our first month using it and ta-daaaa! Also, I had no sore boobs, no veiny chest, no cm really and no other "oh this is it!" symptoms. Try testing at night, if I was only testing in the am I woulda got nothin'. Good luck ladies. You've all got a place in my heart!