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BFP by DPO

The BFP by DPO is hands down my favorite kind of BFP story. It unfolds slowly, like a tulip in the spring - a new symptom appearing with each passing day… constipation on Tuesday, tingling boobs on Wednesday…. Ah, the poetry of it all!

We’d love for you to send – nay, we simply MUST HAVE – your BFP by DPO story, assuming you were detail-oriented (nice euphemism, huh?) enough to record your symptoms on a daily basis.  

So all you BFP by DPO’ers – we want to hear from you! Send us your story, blow by blow, through this contact form.

BFP at 10 dpo and in shock

So where to begin... I figured that I owe it to the people on here to also post my story because I have stalked this site many times before! My fiance and I were not trying to fall pregnant, but if its meant to be I guess it just happens. I am 26 and my partner is 29, I don't track ovulation but can tell when I have O'd because I get slight cramps then my boobs hurt afterwards, and I have regular cycles between 28-30 days. Ok, so here is the story everyone gets on here to read about, the BFP story by CD and DPO: CD (DPO) 01 - shark week starts 05 - shark week ends 13 - just starting to get EWCM, we had a big accident in the bed room... 14 - lots of EWCM, start getting O pains, boobs feel like there are about to get sore 15 - O day, glands are up, slight sore throat, nose like a tap in the morning, O pain, boobs start to hurt 16 (1 DPO) - boobs tender (normal), sore throat and swollen glands gone, slight cramps, noticed heart burn after jalapenos (not normal!) went out for drinks that night, bit bloated 17 (2 DPO) - hungover, sore boobs, ulcer in mouth which I assume is to do with the alcohol 18 (3 DPO) - couldn't eat all my breakfast, boobs still sore (normal), super mild aches in my uterus (I think I could be making it up because I knew we had a woopsy in the bedroom), bloated, feeling some prickling 'down there' like I'm getting thrush maybe? Odd because I don't get that unless I'm on antibiotics which is rare! 19 (4 DPO) - mild aches continues in my uterus, prickling 'down there', gassy, thirsty, weird pains in my boob (I cant really find words for the pain.. totally unusual, but only in patches on my boobs not the whole boob?) 20 (5 DPO) - Slight headaches, boobs less sore so I assume my period is close because they stop hurting a few days before it starts gassy, mild period pains (implantation??), thirsty, running nose in the morning, some .. zinging? in my boobs 21 (6 DPO) - boobs mildly sore, gassy, some sharp pricks but nothing too unusual, low back ache but only slightly (I feel like I could be making it all up in my head), HPT negative (well duuuhhhh way to early why did I waste the money!) 22 (7 DPO) - boobs mildly sore, the every now and then aching deep in my boobs (morning only), mild headaches, are my nipples darker? surely not?, yellow cm on TP (not totally crazy I have had that other cycles), HTP negative (why do I do this to myself) but I feel like I might be pregnant.... just unusually calm about it at the moment.. 23 (8 DPO) - getting that deep boob ache again, its only in patched of my boob and is gone by the afternoon, mild cramps like digestive issues maybe 24 (9 DPO) - deep boob ache again, sore upper back (might be from yoga), FMU - HPT (FRER)... is there.. a faint line? like a squinter... was looking at it all day... I could see a faint faint line where the line should be but then... is it an indent? 25 (10 DPO) - today... clear as day. BFP with FMU at 10 DPO with FRER, its not as dark as the control but it is absolutely undeniable.. absolute shock....!!! So there it is, I did get symptoms before implantation cramping but there were mild but I am quite in tuned with my body, I just.. knew? but also completely doubted myself because I have thought i 'knew' before.. It was different I hope this helps all you other ladies :)
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I can’t believe it! TTC 11 cycles for number #2

Hi everyone I just wanted to say I stalked this site since last year. I really helped me to keep my sanity and I promised I would come and share my story. So I am nearly 40 so as my DH with one child. It was so quick to get pregnant with her so I never ever thought it would take this long to conceive again. Believe it or not I gave up of trying the day before my BFP. I told my mum that’s it my period is coming and I am not going to try anymore and than the next day I got my positive. Seriously!!! It’s the craziest thing ever. I have mild endo which was removed last year. My pre BFP Symptoms were exactly same as pre af with only little difference. I think what helped us was conceive plus this month. I used clearblue fertility monitor for the last 5 cycles and I always get highs and peaks. So from monitoring my body I found out that I ovulate very quickly after the first peak. So it was really hard to know when will be the last high before peak. This month I started to pay more attention to my cm. we had sex when I had the most cm which ended up being the night before peak so I think that’s when I got pregnant. Here goes my symptoms and diary Ovulation day: this is strange as I always have ovulation pain on left this time on right. I noted this on my diary but didn’t think anything of it 1dpo: crazy I know but nauseous and threw up my dinner. I never throw up but again too early for anything. 2dpo: period pain same as every month. Strange metallic taste in mouth I thought that was strange. I cried cried for not being pregnant and moody 3dpo: my cm felt so wet at one point. My cm always dry this time but again dried up 4dpo: again metallic taste weird! Same af and endo pains so again not pregnant I thought. Soooo moody 5dpo: crazy hungry today and lots of af pains 6dpo: soooo sleepy today but I am sometimes really tired and sooooo hungry Tested and bfn of course 7dpo: af pains same as every month 8dpo: af pains and moody 9dpo: soooo moody and bfn again. But today I am like an energised bunny even though I didn’t sleep the night before. It’s like I took an energy pill. Sooo productive at work. I am normally tired and slow lol 10dpo: Sharp boob pains. Bfn and lots of af pains. This is the day I said that’s it I am not pregnant and I give up 11dpo: Bad bad pains bloated but sooo much more pain like deep crazy. And nothing taste good to eat. I was talking to my mum and said that’s no more trying I give up. Because I gave up and I had this pregnancy test to get rid of I thought I am a pee addict so I just get rid of it. OMG there is a line!!!! I had noooo clue nothing whatsoever. Digital confirmed also. I have been cramping since and nauseous. Cramps are so much worse than my previous pregnancy. When I think about it the the different symptoms were strange taste, moodiness to a point where I hate everyone and want to scream inside soooo angry. Also some cm at different point but I am not completely dry no extra cm so far.

Thought I was out- still scratching my head

So, I found this board when I first started having symptoms and it helped tremendously... figured I would share my story! We weren’t supposed to be trying this month, so I didn’t track LH like I normally would so most is estimates. 4dpo: significant increase in thick white CM, noticed it on panties and had to change a couple times during the day- cervix high and soft 5dpo: increases CM continues, cervix low and medium firmness 6dpo: abdominal cramping, very unusual for me mid cycle followed by dull continuous backache. CM continues to be thick “school glue” but, less in abundance 7dpo: backache continues along with bloating, had weird metallic taste in mouth all morning (almost tasted like blood). Cervix is very high, couldn’t assess firmness. Cramping had subsided, had one drink and was drunk! 8dpo: CM is thin and white, less abundance but cervix is wet- faint positive this AM on Dollar tree cheapie!!! 9-13dpo: continue to test, all BFN. Start to think either had a false positive or was a chemical pregnancy. CM continues to be thin and white, cervix stays medium to high and medium to firm. Continue to have bloating, back pain, disturbed sleep, acne (write it off to AF approaching) 14-18dpo: still no AF, continued dull back ache, bloating, sensitive to smell, craving water (I HATE water) call midwife about possible chemical and being late for AF she says to give it a few more days. 19dpo: still no AF, decided this afternoon to take my last test because ya know, why not, just needed something to pee on- BFP on digital!!!! Still not understanding the positive the. BFNs until 11 days later, but I’ll take it! And will be back to update *babydust to you all*

BFP today with almost no symptoms!

I just wanted to write this as an encouragement to other women who have nearly no symptoms. I've been married before and tried to conceive for a short time with my ex-husband. Plus, when I wasn't trying to conceive, I would imagine myself pregnant nearly every month I was sexually active. I've experienced almost every pregnancy symptom during my non-pregnant cycles. I turned 38 in March and my fiance and I agreed to start trying this past month. Last month, we weren't "not trying". We BD'd around my time of ovulation (in hind sight, I think I ovulated earlier than I thought I did). I had every symptom from after ovulation. My nipples were sensitive, tingling, always erect and in pain. I even spotted 4 days before my period and had some pretty bad period cramps. Turns out I wasn't pregnant. This month, I didn't really record every little symptom because I didn't want to drive myself crazy (like I always do). Here's a timeline of what happened. CD 9-10: BD. Yellow tinged ewcm on CD 9. Lots of ewcm both days. CD 11: I think this is when I ovulated. I have a 30 day cycle and I should be ovulating around CD 14 or 15. But I've noticed from keeping symptoms on my calendar that I usually have ewcm around day 11-12. This month I had creamy cm by CD 12. 1 DPO- 21 DPO: No sore nipples or breasts, no extra CM. Slight nausea when I haven't eaten in a long time and light headed. Frequent visits to the bathrooms. 4, 17 & 19 DPO: BD. Some nights we actually tried but I was dry and we didn't have any lube. My fiance was worried to use his spit (sorry, TMI) because I told him that it was bad for the sperm. Funny, when we did conceive, my fiance did use spit because he didn't know about it being bad for sperm yet. 19 - 20 DPO - Yellow CM, snotlike. Burst of creamy white CM once. 19 DPO - sharp pain in my left ovaries. 20 DPO - light pinching around my belly button 21 DPO - BFP. 2 days late CD 32. That's it really. I've experienced light cramping here and there but nothing I haven't experienced before. I'm still in shock!!! I had ordered some preseed and ovulation kit because I thought I was out for the month. Go figure! Supplements I used, red raspberry leaf tea, evening primrose oil, coQ10, maca. I also eat a plant based vegan diet.

BFP after miscarriage

So, just like many here, I have used this website to get me through those long two week waits (especially when TTC my DD who is now almost 20 months). It took us 18 months to conceive her, so when we started trying for baby #2 we weren't sure what the journey would be like. I got pregnant after about 3 months of trying (Feb '18) but suffered a miscarriage at just 7 1/2 weeks. While this was difficult to come to terms with, I also knew the reality that this was for the best because something just wasn't going well with the baby. I was very determined to try right away after doing some reading about how high my chances were within the first three months of a MC, but after AF came back both my husband and I came down with the flu at the exact time we needed to be BDing. I was very disappointed, but believe that timing is everything. So, as you can imagine I was anxiously awaiting this cycle to finally get down to business! While I don't know the exact date I ovulated, I kept track of my full cycle. The only thing I made sure to do this month was orgasm after each BD session and not go to the bathroom for at least an hour. Somehow I just knew that things were going to work this month - I'm sure that mindset helped!! So here are my cycle days: CD 1-5: AF CD 10: BD CD 12: BD and EWCM CD 13: BD and EWCM CD 15: BD - had some cramping on this day that seemed a bit weird. It wasn't located on one particular side, just felt like AF cramps mid-cycle. O Day? EWCM CD 16: BD - exhausted tonight. Literally couldn't keep my eyes open and fell asleep in my clothes until 1am! I was out cold! CD 17: I noted weird belly twitches twice today - once while I was at work and once in the evening. I was also peeing a lot more than normal today. I started to wonder if the cramps I had felt yesterday and the frequent peeing might be a UTI. CD 18: Really weird cramping in the night last night and still lingering this morning. My whole pelvic area and even back are just kind of aching...not sure what's up. Cramping continued into the afternoon - quite uncomfortable. Then all of a sudden it went away (didn't take any pain meds to make it go away). CD 19: Still have this uncomfortable full feeling (somewhat painful) in the morning when I woke up. Also, I'm smelling everything today! In particular, I smelled stale alcohol all morning and afternoon. This is really weird to me because I remember this specific smell when I was pregnant before (during the TWW). Hard to explain the smell, but I couldn't escape it! CD 20: Felt a bit nauseous today in the car - not something that ever really happens to me. Also bloated today. CD 21: Felt totally normal this morning, but have a full feeling in my pelvic area this afternoon. Some slight cramping/bloating, but mostly just full. Craving anything tart/sour. Wanted lemon yogurt but it wasn't tart enough - can't figure out what will satisfy me. CD 22: CF was creamy today. Also had some diarrhea twice - very strange. The cramping/bloating is still around - noted that if no BFP this month I am genuinely concerned about what would be causing it. I also had very vivid dreams last night - felt very unrested because of it. CD 23: Woke up with very sharp pains in my pelvic area. Hard to even stand up straight, but I got in the shower and it was eventually alleviated by passing some gas. There was no indication initially that it was gas pain so I was definitely concerned, but it went away right away afterwards luckily. Feeling super bloated today (adjusting pants constantly) - had a big lunch so many that's it? Definitely have an increased appetite today!! CD 24: Breasts feel tender today, but I've told myself not to consider this a symptom because I'm still nursing my DD and I was tricked last month by my breast tenderness! Had very vivid dreams again last night - woke up feeling very tired. Had a few weird tummy flutters today too. CD 25: So bloated and full feeling today!! I couldn't suck my stomach in at all! CD 26: BFN this morning on a dollar store cheapie. If I did O on day 15 this would put me at 9 DPO - still early! By this point I genuinely do think I'm pregnant so I even went and bought a couple FRER's as a way of saying "I'll show you!!" Went out to dinner with my mom and ordered myself a glass of red wine and honestly drank it thinking this would likely be my last glass of wine in a long time so I better enjoy it!! Went to the theater after supper and could feel my boobs tingling the whole time (still not trusting it though), and was fighting to stay awake the whole time. CD 27: BFP!!!!!!!! I KNEW IT!!!!!!!!! I hadn't told my husband the day before that I got the BFN, so I was so excited to be able to show him the faint BFP this morning! While it wasn't bright and clear, it also wasn't a squinter! So if I'm right about when I O'd (and, like I said, I really am not sure) then I got my BFP on 10 DPO.
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BFP after chemical pregnancy

TTC #2. Already have a DS (12months). Keeping track of things with my FF calendar. Not sure when I exactly OV. (Cycles are between 24-30 days) I just have a pretty good idea. CD14 (OV.)- *Pinching* Twitching Left Ovary, Fatigue,Slightly tender breasts, bloated, headache, light cramps, vivid dream. 1DPO- Upset bowels, breast tenderness, electricity going through my breast/nipple, light cramping, uterus area tenderness, sharp stabbing quick pain left ovary, bloated, fatigue, full breasts, headache, nipple sensitivity. 2dpo- Frequent urination, Heavy achey uterus, Right side, Nipple sensitivity, Tender uterus area, Alot of very thick creamy cm, tender breasts, bloated, full breasts, heavy breast. 3dpo-Breast pain easing up, "Im out" feeling, heavy breasts, full breasts, increased breast size, upset bowels, emotional, fatigue, insomnia, light cramps, nipple sensitivity. 4dpo-Full heavy breasts, BFN vvvfpl(Evap). Craving red onions, Breast/Chest veins more pronounced, tender uterus area achey right side, tooth pain/bleeding gums, frequent urination, increased cm, migraine, fatigue, nausea, nipple sensitivity, tender breasts. 5dpo- Upset bowels, migraine, chills, heartbeat like twinge vaginal area, bigger breasts, full heavy breasts, frequent urination, migraine, nausea, nipple sensitivity, tender breasts. 6dpo- Symptoms are less drastic. "Im out" feeling , nipple sensitivity, vivid bfp dream, stabby pinching feeling left ovary, bloated, fatigue, full heavy breasts, headache, nipple sensitivity, tender breasts. 7dpo- "Im out feeling" symptoms disappearing. Vivid bfp dreams, left sided pain quick sharp, bloated, enlarged breasts, full heavy breasts, gassy, nausea, tender slightly breasts. 8dpo- Another BFN vvvfl(evap), Abundant amount of yellow cm, Car sick(nausea), Right side ovary pain, slightly tender breasts, Tiny dry pieces of cm, hiccups, anxiety, bloated, emotional, full heavy breasts, frequent urination, headache. 9dpo-Bfn vvvfl(evap), Snappy,Tons of yellow thick cm, bloated, depressed, bigger breasts, fatigue, full heavy breasts, irritability. 10dpo- Abundant amount of yellow cm, (yeast infection), pronounced veins in hands, dull pelvic ache, fatigue, emotional. 11dpo- Enlarged breasts, Yeast infection, exetreme fatigue, full heavy breasts, gassy, headache, tender breasts. 12dpo- BFN on a cheapy. Yeast infection, Enlarged breasts, blue/green veins on breast. Rock hard milk ducts, Hungry, Dull ache inside cervix,Right sided ovary pain, fatigue, full heavy breasts, headache, tender breasts. 13dpo- Strong urge to poas, Yeast infection, BFP on Frer (Faint), Light af type cramps, bloated, constipation, dull pelvic ache, enlarged breasts, tender breasts, rock hard milk ducts, exetreme fatigue, gassy, headache, nausea, nipple sensitivity, full heavy breasts. 14dpo- BFP on FRER (a little darker line), Yeast infection, Light cramps, Anxiety, insomnia, diarrhea, enlarged breasts, full heavy breasts, hard milk ducts, more pronounced chest breast veins, dull pelvic ache, fatigue, frequent urination, gassy, tender breasts, slight backache 15dpo- BFP on FRER (nice dark line), hot then cold, light cramps, dull pelvic ache, fatigue, hunger, full heavy breasts, slightly tender on sides.
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BFP after 3-4 months!!! What I Did...TTC#1

Hi all, I always said to myself that when I get my first BFP, I would make sure to post my story on TWW. I had been a long time lurker during the past year and reading everyone's posts made me feel less stressed(well, maybe at times I made myself more stressed because I kept comparing myself to others and drove myself crazy)! Anyhow, I got my first BFP yesterday morning. I used the easy@home test strips from Amazon that come in a 50 pack of OPKs and 20 HPTs. My cycles were irregular(I would skip 2 months or they would range between 30day-40day cycles) when I was younger, but now my cycles would be 40-45 days. I have never been on BC either, no IUD or meds or anything at all. My husband and I were praying to get pregnant last year, but our timing was off and I was not precise on catching my ovulation day. Up until January 2018, I really made it a point to try everything I could to increase our chances. January, Feb and March came and went by and still no BFP. My luteal phase is 14-15 days. DH and I are 29. Here is what I did differently this time around: 1) Really make it a point to be precise and take BBT at the same time every morning and in the same location (right pocket under my tongue)/position. (My previous cycles I would wake up earlier or later than my target time and it screwed everything up) 2) I started WORKING OUT. Ladies, I really think this helped me tremendously. Previous to this cycle, I had not gone to the gym for like a year!!! For 4 weeks once my period was over, I went to the gym 3-4x/week. I did cardio for 30mins on the treadmill or elliptical and then did free weights and lifted. 3) EAT RIGHT or EAT SMARTER. Again, before this cycle I ate like crap. I ate anything and everything I wanted, you name it. After my workouts I would make a protein smoothie. This really helped me and motivated me, it was a good routine. 4) CHIA SEED AND MACA POWDER. I ate chia almost every other day and added this to my salads, eggs, and smoothies. I added the maca powder to my smoothies as well, even gave some to my hubby--couldn't even taste it! I used the Navitas brand of Maca Powder--just a teaspoon of it and you're set. It it said to help with fertility and balance hormones. My go to smoothies recipe: Choc almond milk, frozen berries like blackberries/strawberries/blueberries, banana, cup of spinach leaves, the chia and maca. 5) DITCHED THE PRESEED. I know for some, Preseed is what helped them conceive, but for my hubby and I we decided not to use it this time around. We used it in January/Feb/March and we do not think it worked for us. So this time we did not use anything. 6) BD every other day to every 3 days. This worked for us. For example, this cycle we BD'd CD24, 26, 28, 30, 34 and 35. My peak LH surge/positive OPK was on CD33. 7) Doggystyle! (TMI!!!) Previous months he would finish with me on my back, this time with me on all fours lol. Nuff said. And yes, I had my legs straight up afterwards, and a folded pillow under my pelvis for 10-15 mins. Forgot to mention we went on a vacation a week after my period ended; after our vacation that was when I started working out and eating right! I am sure vacation took my mind off the stress of TTC! I even had sangria!!! 8) PRAY, PRAY, PRAY. If you have faith in God and believe in Him, He will bless you richly. Pray without ceasing. I always thought that it would take more than a year to conceive and I always cried everytime a BFN showed and thought something was wrong. This time around I just Let Go and Let God. Trust in Him. Phew!!! Here were my symptoms: 1DPO- Nips hurt terribly (this was normal and expected for me every cycle the day after ovulation) 2DPO- Nips still hurt. Food craving for salty food like Shake Shack (normal PMS symptom that I usually get) 3DPO- Nothing unusual 4DPO- Food craving for chocolate pretzels from TJs, craved pizza and Panera (OMG I'm disgusting LOL) 5DPO- Felt a sharp pain in my lower right area at night when I stretched OUCH!! 6DPO- ABSOLUTELY NO NIP SORENESS (this completely caught my attention, because my nips usually feel sore for the duration of 1 week or more before my period comes) Dry CM like a desert lol. Craved salty junk food AGAIN -_- 7DPO- HAD ZERO symptoms. Again, no nip soreness, NO SORE OR SWOLLEN BBS at all(usually my bbs get swollen before my period for 1-2 weeks) 8DPO- Felt absolutely NORMAL in terms of bbs. CM was a tiny bit creamy/sticky. Took a 2-hour long nap on my couch- I get out of work at 3pm, fell asleep around 5pm and woke up at 7:40pm! 9DPO- Took a nap AGAIN for 1.5-2 hours. Took a huge, long pee after my nap WTF. After that, I noticed immediate bloating in my tummy, the area around my belly button felt so soft and squishy and bloaty! Literally felt like I gained 10lbs after my nap. 10DPO- Nothing unusual. 11DPO- Craved salty food like my usual PMS symptoms. I ate samosas from Whole Foods and an everything bagel with cream cheese and chives! WHAT?! I also had 2 BMs, odd.

Finally!!!! Bfp 2nd round of clomid 50 mg!!!

Hey, I'm 25 (as of two days ago) ....This is my first pregnancy. We actively tried for 8 months Before clomid. I had low hopes bc my period is extremely irregular! So I got blood work done , the culprit was high testosterone which had been preventing me from ovulating ! My doctor scheduled a D&C to clean out all the linings of cycles past bc she wanted me to have "a spring cleaning " before clomid.!! The first round was difficult for me & ovulation was EXTREMELY painful afterwards I had every symptom I could find on the internet and just "knew" I was pregnant! I was crushed when af came . Second round was much easier and laid back and I honestly assumed I had not ovulated bc besides some swelling in my ovaries I never felt the pain i felt the cycle before. My first cycle day 21 prog test was 22.6 the second round it was only 5 & I cried when I got the news bc I knew that meant i didn't ovulate and this month was a bust!!! Few days later I started getting all the usual symptoms of pms except the cramps and bloating would come and go rather than straight into full gear per usual and instead of just my nipples being sore like normal my breast were extremely sore on the sides too . I slept for an entire day as well but I had completely ruled pregnancy out and assumed the weird pms was due to the clomid or either anovulation .My doctor upped my dose to 100 mg and I was going to start my next round without af bc I thought she wasnt going to show due to me allegedly not ovulating that month! When my period was four days late I decided I would take one last test b4 I started the pills bc i got bfn the day of and day after my missed period .......i got a bfp !!!! Then another one the next day bc I couldn't believe it !! God is so good bc i was extremely discouraged and on the brink of just giving up ttc all together for awhile. The only thing I did different this month was use 2g of preseed instead of 1g even though he didn't like it! And i also took mucinex extra strength pill during my fertile window and prayed extremely hard bc at the end of the day regardless of how hard we try and what all we do to get a bfp God has the final say.i genuinely believe he heard my sincere, humble cry and blessed me thanks for reading.......!!!! read psalm 113 when you build a genuine relationship with God he will grant you the desires of your heart !

BFP on CD 24 (9-10 DPO).

Hello. This will be baby #2 if all goes well. For comparison, you can read my first pregnancy BFP story here (I waited a LONG time to test last time). First, I do not know my ovulation date. I do not temp or use OPK; I track with the Ovia App and with cervical mucous. My husband is a go with the flow kind of guy and trying to conceive is stressful enough. With that said, I began have EWCM on April 19th. We tried on the 17th and the 22nd. On the 23rd, I felt pain in my right pelvic region and had more EWCM, so I *think* ovulation was on the 23rd. I will also note that most of the ‘symptoms’ I had were pretty in line with other months when I haven’t been pregnant: tender boobs (not HOLY CRAP DON’T TOUCH ME tender, but slight aches), nausea, fatigue, headaches, and even tugging in my pelvic region. My noticeable differences? A crazy amount of gas (and this is coming from someone with IBS!), acne (I usually get one pimple in the same place above my eyebrow but this month I got a big pimple on the side of my nose, my cheeks, my chin, and my butt!), mood swings toward my sweet little boy (every single thing he did was driving me up a wall), and frequent urination that felt like a UTI without the pain - just a sense of urgency to go. That was all early on. Yesterday I had a few feelings like I was pregnant, but I wasn’t letting myself get hooked on them because I didn’t think I was pregnant plus I had already had 2 negative tests. It wasn’t until last night that I had an inkling I might be and had tested too early. I started making dinner - broccoli and beef stir fry - and two things occurred. 1) The meat smelled so terrible I couldn’t continue cooking and 2) I cried because nothing was turning out the way I wanted to. When I told my husband, he confided that he knew I was last night because of the meat - he could not smell a thing! For those of you who really like the DPO + symptoms, here you go, but organized by cycle day (CD) followed by DPO (indicated by +1, +2, etc.): CD14: egg white crevical mucous (EWCM), had sex! CD15 / ovulation ?: EWCM, pain in right ovary CD16 (+1): pressure in pelvis, gas, headache, insomnia, chills, altered taste (realized that it was my prenatals causing this) CD17 (+2): tons of belching, terrible gas (smell, sound), impatient, headache, felt ‘wet,’ large cyst-like zit on side of nose, cervix was high and soft, frequent urination at night CD18 (+3): irritable, tugging on right side of pelvis, lotion like discharge (not abnormal for this point of my cycle), energetic, more awful gas, more frequent urination, nipple and breast pain (shooting sensations, but not abnormal), cervix still high and soft CD19 (+4): more belching, more gas, tiredness with small bursts of energy, waves of nausea, bloated, absolutely no cervical mucous, cervix was high and soft CD20 (+5): increased appetite, tired, frequent urination, cervix was somewhat high and soft, no cervical mucous CD21 (+6): emotional, a bit depressed, headache, congestion, mood swings, some nausea, cervix was somewhat high and soft, no cervical mucous CD22 (+7): more mood swings, first bout of real cravings (I NEEDED chips and salsa from Taco Bell - should have been a clue as the same was my first craving during my first pregnancy), felt a cold coming on - scratchy throat and cough, cervical mucous was watery and cervix was medium-high and soft. Negative blue dye pregnancy test. CD23 (+8): Cold was stronger. Throat was irritated and I felt HOT. We live in Okinawa, Japan, which is subtropical so in the Spring and Summer, humidity stays around 85-95%. I was miserable with chills and bodyaches and felt feverish but did not have an elevated temperature. I had another negative test - this time a First Response Early Result (FRER). Began to think I was pregnant due to brief feelings similar to last pregnancy - I can’t explain, but if you have been pregnant before you may understand. Also, this is when I got so upset and sickened by dinner. Cervical mucous was watery, did not check position. CD24 (+9): I had planned to save my other pregnancy test for this weekend but I have zero self control. I took a test with first morning urine and expected a result right away (because with my son, it showed immediately. After 30 seconds and only one line, I tossed it in the trash. A minute or two later, something in me said check again. So I did, and there was a faint second line. I wasn’t sure if it was real or not. You never believe the first test. My sister-in-law and best friend convinced me to do another, Clearblue Digital, which I did, and an agonizing 3-minutes later ‘pregnant’ popped up. Husband and I are a bit in shock. I’m waiting until I officially miss my period to make an appointment with the OBGYN clinic. We have told a few people but will wait to tell our son and the world (facebook), until after the first ultrasound.
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2nd IUI success - Natural, unmedicated & unmonitored! It CAN work!

I can't believe I am writing my BFP story. It's super early (I just found out this morning) but I knew I wanted to share on this site. Like most, I've been stalking these stories during my TWW for some hope! It's gonna be long..but hopefully this helps someone else! Background - DH had one testicle removed in 2014 due to a cancer scare (we were together at this point). Just as a precaution, he wanted to freeze a sample before surgery in case we ended up having issues later on..long story short we found out he had 0 sperm. Zilch, nada, nothing. It was devastating. We weren't ready for children at this point but we knew then we would have issues conceiving. He had a second SA done and the results were the same, he was actually missing a crucial part of the system needed to produce them. Our only option would be donor sperm. Fast forward 1.5 years which included me thinking I would have a miracle baby anyway..it didn't happen. Queue lots of tears and money spent on OPK's and HPT's that were always negative. We were finally ready to take the next step and so we had our consult with a fertility clinic. I had all of testing done and I have no issues. I ovulate on my own every month so we were cleared for 4 natural, unmedicated/unmonitored IUI's (so no ultrasounds, no trigger shot, no meds)..I was only going to be taking progesterone 1 day past IUI through the entire TWW. I swore up and down I was pregnant the first time around. The progesterone gave me vivid dreams, stabs/twinges, a lower backache, kept my cervix high and soft and I had horrible headaches! They truly mess with your head.. For round 2, I had a positive OPK on CD 12 around 7am and I went in at 11:30am the next day for the IUI. The sperm numbers were actually lower than the first IUI...they were 19.8 million with only 28% motility..so only around 5.5 million motile!! We had 13 million motile for the first one so I was bummed. Here are my symptoms by DPO/DPIUI (same) IUI Day: EWCM. That night I came down with a sore throat, it severely progressed and I was super congested by the time I went to bed. 1DPO: Big glob of EWCM, was super worried I had the O day wrong and we missed it. I was still super sick and I was beginning to think it was a sinus infection. Had to work from home. By the end of the night I had developed a headache in relation to said sickness. 2DPO: Woke up at 2am with the WORST headache, definitely sinus related although I've never had a sinus infection before. Sore throat is gone and I'm still half congested/half runny nose. I really don't know if this was at all related to any changes in my body..I feel like it may have been funny timing. Still worth noting. 3DPO: Sickness has converted in allergies. This makes sense as I always have seasonal allergies. Nothing Else 4DPO: Progesterone twinges. I say this because I had these almost my entire TWW of my failed IUI and its definitely too early for implantation. Allergies. 5DPO: Stronger twinges. Allergies getting better but still there. My throat is super dry/scratchy feeling at night and I had gas. 6DPO: More twinges but on both sides and center (again why I blame the progesterone, can't even keep it consistent). Brief wave of nausea..not even like full on, just kinda felt off-putting for a minute or two. Dry/scratchy throat again 7DPO: No allergies but I start noticing I have a ton of post-nasal drip..just like excess mucus at the back of my throat constantly. I have read this can be caused by estrogen. My nipples are a little sensitive, just a little tho and maybe a little more hard. Big wave of fatigue at night before bed. Horrible gas at night..I mean just horrible..poor hubby. 8DPO: I had a few sharp pains today but they felt like they were at the back of my uterus and would stem down to my anal gland. No noticeable cramps. Still phlegmy..its very annoying actually. The disgustingly smelly night gas is back, it's weird to me that its only at night? 9DPO: This had to be implantation day. Dull headache. I had full on AF cramps, like the ones where you literally think it's coming at any moment. These turned into a lower backache and then stopped. Had a few more at night. This day I started getting excited..I had LIGHTNING CROTCH at night. Just once, it literally felt like someone stuck a taser to my V and it shot up my cervix. I jumped out of the recliner it was so intense. Also you guessed it....Gas at night, just awful.

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