I posted my little novelette called "Possibly Pregnant?" on Wednesday 9/12. I held off on testing because I was afraid of a BFN (plus I was still sort of wondering if AF was going to show up). Well, I decided to suck it up and test today using a Target (Up & Up) brand EPT, and I got two blue lines! Like last time, my husband wants me to get a digital one to be sure before I call the doctor's office.
I am 32, and my husband is 34. This is pregnancy #2 for us (we have an 19-month-old son), and, like last time, we conceived on the second cycle.
The first time around I had mild cramping and VERY sore boobs, and I don't remember any implantation bleeding. This time has been totally different, but I am in much better shape this time around (i.e., my body is totally different). As such I am a bit nervous as to what this pregnancy has in store, since I had a relatively easy one last time.
Here is the summary of my symptoms from my earlier post, plus additional thoughts from after:
AF on 8/19 (CD 1)
BD on CDs 9, 11, 13, 15, 16, 18
O'd some time around CD13, LOTS of EWCM
Thick white CM around CD17-18 (~4-5 DPO)
CD20, ~7DPO - tons of clear, loose CM, felt "wet" all day
CD21, ~8DPO - white CM with pink in it plus a teeny-tiny reddish brown dot that almost looked like a drop of AF
CD 22-23, ~9-10DPO - felt "heavy" in my uterus - felt a bit gassy but nothing insanely bad - the side of my right boob hurt, which is typical as AF approaches
CD 24-25, ~11-12DPO - feeling crampy - I even took Tylenol because it was bad on CD 24, and on CD 25 it was definitely still there but not as bad - kept going to the ladies' room to check for AF - side of right boob still sore, side of left boob slightly sensitive - heaviness in my uterus - need to pee a lot despite not drinking ridiculous amounts of liquids
Nipples have been "at attention" quite often since CD20 (~7DPO)
CD23-24, ~10-11DPO - *exhausted* by 8:30-9PM - weird, vivid dreams
CD23 - got choked up over nothing at a parents' meeting at my son's preschool (I'm not normally very emotional)
Since posting these symptoms (CD25), I have been STARVING all the time, and I've had a few times where I had low blood sugar and was shaky and irritable. I have been snippy with my husband for the past few days, which I thought might be a sure sign that AF was about to arrive. I guess I just need to make sure I eat enough! My boobs are hardly sore anymore (kind of like how it dissipates once AF arrives, another reason why I waited to test), but otherwise, I feel totally normal. I am not really having cramping anymore, and the super sleepiness has mostly passed, too. I mean, I'm tired at night still, but not like I was for those couple of nights. I'm still having weird dreams, though!
To those of you who read my incredibly long post (last time and this time), thank you, and to those of you who voted and commented, I appreciate your thoughts! Sometimes you need an outsider's perspective to see what's really going on.
Best wishes and baby dust to all!!!