So happy to be sharing my story, feeling so lucky that we were are pregnant so quickly - after reading a lot of these stories. I stalked the site during both TWW and I can't imagine doing it for many months or years. I really feel for you ladies that have been trying for a lot longer. Hopefully this list of symptoms will help you when you get your BFPs! So many of my symptoms were so much like PMS. I thought I would just "know" when I was pregnant, but I didn't at all.
I have a very normal 28-day cycle and I always felt o pain at the right time (14-15 days after AF started). Notably for some of you, I had an ovarian cyst that ruptured in 2010...ouch...and I was worried that it might affect my fertility since I still sometimes have a lot of pain on that side during o that makes me think that another cyst might be back. For this cycle when I got my BFP, I ovulated on my "good" side....or the side that didn't have a cyst.
I didn't use OPK or temp or anything, but I was planning to start if this cycle didn't pan out. Since I can feel o pain, I was pretty confident on when that was happening.
DPO 1-7 nothing (which was encouraging, but tried not to get hopes up)
DPO 8 - sore boobs, mild, not unlike pre-AF, sometimes they start hurting even earlier than this before AF
DPO 9 - stuffy nose in AM, strong heartbeat when lying down (I read another story where someone said this but I was skeptical, totally happened to me) diarrhea. Slight sore bbs
DPO 10 - BFN FRER on FMU. (Tested due to the heartbeat thing last night. Decided not to test again until AF late because it bummed me out and I was convinced it wasn't happening this month)
DPO 11 - Very tender bbs before bed, mild cramps. (not uncommon before AF, cramps seemed to be right on schedule too. I was bummed).
DPO 12 - Very tender bbs, bbs swollen (but this is normal for me before AF) Are my nipples slightly sore? probably in my head. slight cramps, strong heartbeat when lying down for bed. Ate a pickle and it tasted weird. Husband ate one from same jar and said it tasted fine. Hmm. Legs are super itchy.
DPO 13 - Moderately tender bbs, bbs swollen, boobs looked veiny - but this also might be my imagination, pretty sure my nipples are sore before bed (but trying not to get too excited), strong heartbeat continues when lying down. Should have started spotting today before AF, but I have NOTHING. I started to get excited this day, but I still had cramps, thought for sure that I was getting excited for nothing.
DPO 14 - Moderate sore bbs, nipples sore, weird twinges/cramps in low abd (different than usual AF cramps). Legs very itchy again. Checked in bathroom about 400 times for AF, still nothing. I am NEVER late. Waited until husband got home from work, tested with FRER and brilliant, bright BFP within 1 minute! Stunned and thrilled!
Weird feeling cramps/twinges still happening - today is DPO 16. Should be 4 weeks 3 days today! Boobs are quite sore - entire boob, bbs are definitely veiny and swollen, I don't know how much longer they'll fit in my bras! They're expanding rapidly! nipples not as sore though, yest and today.
Best of luck to all the ladies awaiting their BFPs!! Keep the faith! I prayed that God would let this all happen in His time, I tried not to stress although I know that's really hard! Baby dust to everyone!!