Eep! I'm so excited to share my symptoms!
This was a long cycle for me. I Oed on day 23. We used pre-seed each time we tried (CD 21, 22, 23, & 24). I kept a pillow under my butt each time for about 30 minutes after.
1DPO -- Woke up really hungry. Doesn't usually happen. But this is my first month getting up early for temp charting and it's right around ovulation, so maybe it IS normal, but I usually sleep through the hunger?
2DPO -- Some early morning cramping and abdominal pressure. May just have been bc I needed to take a BM. Woke up really hungry again. Headache and light heartburn.
3DPO -- Had a really weird dream. Some early morning cramping and abdominal pressure. May just have been bc I needed to take a BM. Headache and light heartburn. Late afternoon: Some uneasiness (bordering on queasiness) in my mid/upper diaphragm. Some light cramping (evening) and frequent need to pee! Though, sometimes not a ton came out... By the time I went to bed, my back and my feet were aching soooo badly. I might have been standing more than usual? Not sure--and even if that was the case, the aches and pains were worse than they should have been. But maybe I'm just too in my head, ha.
4DPO -- Another weird dream. Light cramping early afternoon. Pretty tired, too. Slight heaviness "down there." (Which usually happens during AF.) A little cranky here and there, and easily offended. Oh! And I saw a commercial for mustard earlier and suddenly was craving a mustard sandwich. At like 9:45am. Ha. 2:18 pm: I just... FEEL pregnant. Like, I think I am. My body (boobs in particular) feel different. Not fuller, or even tingly. Like the feeling you get right BEFORE a tingle... A pre-tingle tingle... If that even makes sense. Yellow CM in underwear. Evening: Cramping is getting worse and so is crankiness. Lower back really achey (like piercingly so) while sitting on the couch.
5DPO -- Another weird (this time slightly disturbing) dream. Woke up with cramps. This much cramping is making me feel like I really could be pregnant because I *never* cramp like this. Not that it's awful or anything, but I get cramps really just the first two days of AF usually. These are mostly on the left side. Boobs are slightly closer to a tingly feeling in the am, but still not full-blown. Bit into a red onion slice (which was hanging off the bagel I had for lunch) and it tasted SUPER sweet. Not even the slightest hint of that regular sharp red onion taste. 3:30 I AM ONLY HAPPY WHEN I'M EATING. Otherwise, I want to murder everyone. Not that this is a pregnancy sign; this is pretty standard for PMSing for me... 10:30pm: Holy veiny boobs, batman! I showered tonight and noticed deep blue veins across my boobs that are definitely not usually there/that visible.
6DPO -- Couldn't help myself, took a pregnancy test. Negative. But still. I feel pregnant. Lots of am heartburn, tinged with the slightest nausea. The blue veins aren't as noticeable in my boobs anymore. Though my boobs still feel that pre-tingle tingle thing. And usually before my period they are SO SORE. They're not sore at all right now. But soreness is also a sign of pregnancy, so that I'm not doesn't really mean anything one way or another, I guess? 10:30ish, noticed the slightest drop of light pink CM after peeing. Might be the start of AF? Or maybe implantation spotting?
7DPO -- Another weird dream. Boobs still aren't sore. Which is SO weird. Took another pregnancy test, wondfo strip this time, and it came back invalid. I threw out the pee I dipped it in before the result came back--won't make that mistake again. 10:30am, took a first response hpt, came back negative. Headache in the evening
8DPO -- Wondfo hpt and OMG. There's something there!!! It's faint, but it's there! Light heartburn. Lots of little bumps (pimples?) on my chin. REALLY tired in the afternoon (though that could be from waking up at 6:30). Red bumps at the base of my neck. They look like bug bites, but aren't
9DPO -- Wondfo hpt. Another faint line! It's weird, most of my symptoms seem to be going away. Maybe it's because they were symptoms leading up to implantation?
Had blood work done at my doctor's. While waiting for the results I took another wondfo hpt, and the line was much darker!!
And the results came back... BIG FAT POSITIVE! At 9DPO, my HCG level was 45.
I can't stop smiling.
Good luck to everyone who's trying!
By the way, I kept track of every. little. symptom. But to list them all would have made this waaaaay too long, so I listed the biggest ones here. If you want to read through alllll of them, they're listed, by day, here: