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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.

Pregnant naturally after failed IVF at 39 yrs old

Hello everyone. Finally got my BFP!! Diagnosed with unexplained infertility. We have been trying 2.5 years which included 7 cycles of Femara (one miscarriage), 3 failed IUIs, 2 failed IVFs all costing well over $25,000 total...and we got pregnant naturally this cycle! I am 39 years old, baby will be due after I turn 40. What I did different: 1. Quit my stressful job. 2. Added maca root everyday and evening primrose oil from CD 1 to ovulation. This really increased my fertile cervical mucous. 3. Did yoga everyday and tried to remain stress-free and positive. My diet stayed the same, but wanted to mention no sugar and relatively healthy with a lot of vegetables, healthy fats and lean meats. Water only to drink besides a cup of coffee in the morning. Ovulated CD 14 (positive opk on CD 13). We BD'd CD 12, 13, 14, 15 Everything felt different, like I had a very strong ovulation with high progesterone. 1 dpo - 8 dpo: SOOOOO hungry! I ate way more than normal. Constipated, tired, greasy hair, some acid reflux, slight bloody nose a few days, bloated 9 dpo - diarrhea, temporarily nauseous in the p.m., no more appetite (which is still the case), slight insomnia 10 dpo - tested - BFN. Tired, severe hot flash that lasted 10 minutes. Also, my boobs don't hurt at all (which on normal cycles they do since I have fibro-cystic breasts), slight insomnia. 11 dpo - tested - BFP - faint line on a FRER (6 days sooner kind)! Still tired, slight insomnia, no appetite, boobs do not hurt, slight cramping (felt more like pressure), bloating 12 dpo - line is darker, definitely a BFP, same symptoms as 11 dpo, took a 1.5 hour nap which I never do, my resting heart rate on fitbit is slowly increasing, 5 minute hot flash in the afternoon. Hope this bean sticks!! Goodluck ladies!

BFP 11DPO after 6 months ttc #2

Been here before a couple years ago when I was trying to conceive my first, I've always found this board so helpful and oddly calming during my tww! So here's the quick background, my post from November 2014: http://www.twoweekwait.com/early-pregnancy-symptoms/bfp-13dpo-after-mmc-in-september That pregnancy ended at 7 weeks after another miscarriage just two months before that. It would be 5 more months and 1 more miscarriage (a chemical and my third loss) before I conceived in early June of 2015. My daughter was born healthy, happy and perfect in February of 2016. We started ttc #2 in September of 2017 and have just conceived 6 cycles later in February. I was very surprised it took this long because I've always conceived relatively quickly, first ever try 3rd cycle, 2nd try 2nd cycle, 3rd try 4th cycle and 4th try 1st cycle (conceived my daughter immediately after I bled from the previous chemical pregnancy). This round, we were "chill" but ttc'ing hard. Symptoms (not many!) by dpo: O'd early on cd13 (had a +opk the night before on cd12 as well and the morning of cd13) BD'd cd 8, 11, 12, 13, 14 1dpo: couple twinges 2dpo: some more twinges and got full on sick w/ a fever 3dpo: still a bit sick but busy with my daughter's second birthday plans 4dpo: " 5dpo: " 6dpo: bit achey in the ovaries 7dpo: nothing 8dpo: slight left side ovarian twinges, crampy in pm? 9dpo: am slight nausea, pm POSSIBLY the faintest line on an hpt with a HARD tweak 10dpo: same thing, re: test -- basically a SHADOW, pm legit cramps i needed a hot water bottle for (this was a good sign for me, too far from AF for this kind of cramping) 11dpo: woke up, POAS, an actual (still faint) line i didn't need to tweak to see, yaaaaaas! All the fingers and toes crossed for a sticky one!! Baby aspirin after a +HPT helped me carry my first baby full term so I'll be doing that again for sure. Things I did differently this month: Amped up my acupuncture, my ND put me on a new supp to aid implantation: Wobenzym N (systemic enzymes), drank raspberry leaf tea cd3-ovulation Full supplement list: prenatal, folate, methylated b12, vit d, zinc, fish oil, wobenzym n GOOD LUCK !!

BFP after MC last year!

Hi everyone, I had an early miscarriage last year where I started bleeding and cramping right in the middle of a friend's wedding we'd travelled to in Malaysia - traumatic was an understatement. I'm feeling really positive this time and hoping this one sticks. I'm just shy of 5 weeks now and it feels very different - way more symptoms and no bleeding at all so far. I know the 2ww can play havoc with your brain! So I hope this helps some of you ladies. We BD (baby dance (sex)) on CD (cycle day) 4,6,8,10, 11, 13, 15. Positive opk evening of CD (cycle day) 14. 1dpo - creamy cm, nothing much 2dpo - feel good, high sex drive, appetite up but want healthy food, v v tired, cold. 3dpo- tired, hungry. 4dpo - sharp little stabbing pains in uterus in morning. 5dpo - need to go to the loo way more, jelly like cm, runny nose, bumpy skin on face,hungry, cried at tv show. 6 dpo- v v tired when waking up, vivid dreams, slight pinching in lower right abdomen, creamy cm, cramps, gassy, need to go to the loo lots, v bloated, emotional, cried at tv show, cold and shivery. 7dpo (implantation?) - v sharp twinges overnight, v gassy, hot, couldn't sleep, woke up starving, burping (weird for me), almost sick this morn, napped for 3 hours (v unlike me), cold and shivery, need to wee lots, generally felt quite ill. 8dpo - nipples a bit sore, gassy, bloated, need to wee lots, vivid dreams, couldn't stomach wine (also unlike me...), hated the smell of cigarettes when I walked past someone smoking it made me gag, boiling at night. 9dpo - stomach rumbling at 6am and had to have some toast and then go back to bed, burpy, v creamy cm, need to wee lots, vivid deeams and very hot last night, dreamt of bfp, cervix has now gone high soft and closed, bloated, sore boobs, twinge of deep pain around lunchtime, tired, v hot at night. 10dpo - tired, sore boobs. Was very busy all day so didn't note many symptoms. 11dpo - tired and sore boobs. Very faint BFP (big fat positive (pregnancy test)) on ic!!!!! 12dpo - felt a bit sick, tired in morning, having to wee lots in night and day, sore boobs, darker nipples, another positive ic and CB digital (1-2 weeks) in morn, positive on FRER in pm 13dpo - woke up feeling sick, darker on FRER darker on ic, cramps. 14dpo - cramps, tired, sore boobs 15dpi - severe cramps, tired 16dpo - severe cramps 16 - bad cramps, tired 17 dpo - such a bad cold feel like death, lots creamy cm since bfp (increased a lot after 14dpo), cramps. 18dpo - FRER and ic tests gradually getting darker, v bad cramps in morning. 19dpo - very nauseous this morning, hungry, ic tests finally getting quite dark. CB digital still says 'pregnant', lots of white creamy cm. For me the major symptoms this time were - the cramping (it felt like quick, sharp pinching before bfp and now it's like growing pains in my uterus - mainly in the evenings), lots of creamy cm, gassy, needing the loo more, cervix didn't drop and open as it usually does before AF (Aunt Flo - menstruation/period) - it went hardish and closed around 14dpo and now at 19dpo is high soft and closed. I never had any implantation bleeding. With my chemical, I also had a bfp at 11dpo but it was very faint and gradually faded away by 14dpo. With this one, the lines are strong and getting darker. Never as dark as control line but def increasing. Also, with my chemical my only symptom was burning nibbles for 2 days and literally nothing else. This time I haven't had that at all. They do say every pregnancy is different! I hope this helps someone and baby dust to you all! Keep your fingers crossed for a sticky bean for me xxx

Natural BFP after 16 months!

This is my second time posting here, the first one was a chemical. After a second chemical and a few months later, here I am again! I hope this may help people with long and irregular cycles: I've had cycles ranging from 29 to 61 days, completely unpredictable, a few anovulatory. Vitex Agnus Castus made them 32-34 days long and regular! It did not work that well until I took the right dose, I needed 1000mg twice per day. I am not suggesting it's the right dose for everyone, but if Vitex's kinda working for you but not quite, then it may be a good idea to up the dose. Main symptom was light cramps from 7dpo onwards. I had it with my chemical pregnancy too, but it lasted a lot longer this time. Also, very dry after ovulation which is unusual for me. 1-6 dpo - Sore boobs, but I always get them after ov, so not a symptom 7 dpo - Light cramps, different than AF cramps and very similar to the ones I had with my chemical. 8 dpo - Cramps, mild nausea (not sure if it was pregnancy related) 9/10 dpo - Cramps, stark white BFN, feeling low 11 dpo - An invisible line on a cheapie, tested with a FRER and the faintest line appeared! BFP 12 dpo - Fearing another chemical, IC BFN, FRER super faint line, clear BFP on a 20mUI test 13 dpo - Finally a good line on a FRER, digi says 1-2 weeks pregnant! Starting to believe it now. As a side note, expensive test claiming to have high sensitivity are really not that reliable. I got a very good line on a 20mUI test, unknown brand, while 12.5mUI FRER was almost invisible and the 10mUI IC was stark white! Hope this one sticks and good luck to everyone!

Symptoms leading up to BFP! Directly after early miscarriage!

YAY! I am so excited to share our story. This is my first post ever! These forums have been so helpful during the TWW! I must admit I have been a little obsessed with reading, searching, comparing hahaha and I am glad to give back and let you lovely ladies read, search, and compare to my cycle! A little back story: Me (27) DH (26) We have not been TTC for long, we decided to go with the flow and see what would happen! Luckily we got pregnant right away but unfortunately...we had an early miscarriage in July 2017 (our first pregnancy & devastating) about 5 weeks along. After this we held off on trying right away. Christmas comes and goes, and then once again we decided to be open to the idea of pregnancy! We got pregnant again right away. Unfortunately, that pregnancy also ended in an early miscarriage (January 2018) about 4 weeks along. This was again devastating having our worst fears come true once again. Fast forward to now, February 2018! I am PREGNANT! Yes one month later after an early miscarriage! MY CYCLE & SYMPTOMS LEADING UP TO MY BFP! *DISCLAIMER: I am very in tune with my body and emotions. Extra sensitive Sally over here! My ovulation date is not verified by OPKs or anything so sorry if that piece isn't helpful! I am a total POAS addict, I get the Clinical Guard HPT's on amazon and I love them! They show a line whenever FRER does for me! Oh also cycles have been ranging anywhere from 28-34 on average! I used to be a 28 day girl and I swear my late 20's have brought on this fun guessing game of cycle length! OK here it goes! CD 1-5 (Jan.21-24) Early loss & bleeding. Small clots. So so sad. CD 8 (Jan.28) The love making ;) CD 9 (Jan. 29) The love making ;) CD 11 (Jan.31) Sensitive & irritable CD 12 (Feb. 1) Slight brown discharge dried in underwear, and when wiping. I actually put a tampon in because I thought maybe my cycle was going to be weird after the early loss and perhaps I would bleed again. Took the tampon out a while later and there was a streak of pink on the tampon and some light tan cm. Interesting...The love making ;) happened that night too. CD 13 (Feb. 2) Some anxiousness, crying, and exhausted. CD 14 (Feb. 3) Some pinches in the uterus, lower back aches, exhausted, took a mid day nap. The love making ;) also happened today. CD 15 (Feb. 4) Huge pimple on my forehead haha! This hadn't happened in a while! CD 16 (Feb. 5) Sensitive, sad a little, low energy, extra stressed. No CM. Also.. BFN yep I tested very early haha! CD 17 (Feb. 6) Low mood, a little sad, stressed, change in CM today very creamy lotion like discharge. CD 18 (Feb. 7) Exhausted today. CD 19 (Feb. 8) Nauseated, spike in anxiety/obsessiveness CD 20 (Feb. 9) Achey uterus, achey legs, feeling very bloated and chubby haha! Sensitive mood today, and another big ol' pimple on my cheekbone, very random place! CD 21 (Feb. 10) Creamy white discharge, and a little watery. I kept checking in bathroom because I felt so wet. A little irritable/emotional/ and sobbed at Cinderella movie which is not completely unusually for me lol, but it definitely was kicked up a notch or two on my sensitive scale. CD 22 (Feb. 11) BFN today! More wet discharge. Achey uterus is back, some pinches, and some nauseated moments. CD 23 (Feb. 12) BFN today! Right side pinches, continued achey uterus, full cramps. Craving pizza sooo much. I actually went to bed dreaming of pizza! Ha! CD 24 (Feb. 13) BFN today! Dull cramps in uterus, feeling heavy & bloated, exhausted as well! Creamy white discharge. CD 25 (Feb. 14) BFN today! Super happy, great mood, getting lots done! Dull cramps, creamy white discharge in morning and absolutely nothing at night! Lower back ache. CD 26 (Feb. 15) BFN today! Slept in until 9. I felt like I needed that! Exhausted! Left side pinch, interesting since they have been on right! Easily teary eyed today. Light discharge today, not much. CD 27 (Feb. 16) BFN today! Happy mood, right side pinches in uterus, creamy white discharge. CD 28 (Feb. 17) BFN today! Lower back aches, dull cramps in uterus, slight nausea, and increase in acne. Creamy white discharge. BFN at night too haha! CD 29 (Feb. 18) BFN today! Creamy white discharge, very very hungry, and eating a lot throughout the day. Feeling very bloated. Acne continued. Also, last night had major pregnancy dreams, of many many BFPS. Chalked it up to obsessive reading of these forums haha! CD 30 (Feb. 19) BFN today! Sensitive emotions, truly felt that AF was on her way, dull cramps. Told DH I was going to stop testing because I was starting to get super sad after each BFN. CD 31 (Feb. 20) Did not plan on testing, even woke up went to bathroom and did not catch FMU and went back to bed. Cuddled with DH, he got up for work, then I had a strong urge to test even with SMU...AND... BIG FAT POSITIVE TEST!!!!! What the!? It was stark white just yesterday. We celebrated with so much JOY! First BFP on clinical guard HPT, confirmed with FRER utilizing same urine!
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I got my BFP! symptoms...

Hey everyone, so happy to post I have my BFP!! It was a funny month this month as I thought I was out (third month ttc) and previous months I was convinced! Also, I think I ovd earlier than I thought as regular 28 daycycle, but used CM as a guide. Dh was away the day I got my strongest positive opk and lots of ewcm. He was back the next day and I still had a positive opk but not as strong as day before and some ewcm. We bd that day (5th) the 6th and the 8th. I'm not sure of my ov date but I had neg result 7th so I've been going by the 6th as a guide. I was concerned I'd missed the window as not as much BD leading up to ov. So the usual symptom spotting, though Id tried not to read into every little thing as previous months I'd become so caught up I was too stressed. I tracked using Ovia and also used pre conception vits this month. 2dpo- sore bbs. Similar to before af but earlier. 4dpo- sore nipples, like shooting pains never felt before. 7/8dpo- slight nausea, bbs still tender more so than before AF and this has continued since. 9dpo- back ache, tender bbs and nipples 10 dpo- back ache (everyday now, like a dull ache)dizzy, nausea, light veins bbs. 11 dpo- headache, BFN strip in evening. This is where it got interesting. So I binned my neg strip test, but the next day Had the urge to look at it. There were two lines!! So frantically googled and read about evap lines , not waiting outside ten min window etc though some people said if it's coloured it could be bfp and mine was was pink. I tried to not get over excited and test with fmu. Next day tested, BFN! I kept looking at it all day and it didn't change. So I thought it's too early or I'm out. Did another that evening, faint BFP! Seems my fmu wasnt showing. This one came quicker too! So I thought I'd wait a few days and buy a FRER. Tested and there in less than a minute were two strong lines!! It's my DH bday tomorrow so I've wrapped it up as a suprise. The reason I say I thought I was out was because I thought we'd missed the window, I had no CM After ov at all! And read so many people do get it! And the confusion with those strips. My biggest symptoms which were unusual for me were sore bbs early, no CM, CONSTANT sneezing and frequent urination. Sorry it's long winded but I know for me reading others stories in the past three months has kept me going and given hope. Baby dust to all<3

BFP- 1st Time TTC with PCOS (unmedicated)

Hey ladies! I have been stalking these boards and figured I NEEDED to share my story to give some of you a little bit of hope :) Back story, I have PCOS (unmedicated but completely made a lifestyle change with eating and exercise) so I literally have no idea when/if I ovulate. My daughter is 19 months old so DH and I decided we would start trying for number 2, in case it took a while. Well here I am a day after my BFP in shock! BD CD 8,11,13,15 (“o” cd 15 based on ovary pain!) 1 and 2 DPO- weird pinching on right side of uterus that only lasted seconds each time but took my breath away each time 3-6 DPO ABSOLUTELY NOTHING 7 DPO- extreme back pain, couldn’t walk and had to use heating pad 8 DPO- woke up with painful pubic bone (like I had been hit in it) 9 DPO- same 10 DPO- sore pubic bone, cramps, achy hips more back pain but lower and slight nausea and none of these are PMS Symptoms so I thought, hmmmm maybe I am pregnant and test... BFN 11 DPO- I’m a stay at home mom so when my LO took a nap, I passed out for TWO HOURS!!! I never nap but thought it negative so I must be getting sick or trying to fight something bc I still felt nauseous on and off. That night, had really weird pinching on the right side of my belly button 12 DPO- sleepless night. Can’t feel cervix, less crampy, lots of pinches in my uterus, still slightly nauseous 13 DPO- same exact symptoms. my brother was coming in from the Air Force and I wanted to have a drink with dinner so I tested. BFN 14 DPO- bright red spot and brown spotting and so crampy ( I definitely thought I was out bc I always spot a few days before every period) so I took Aleve and packed some maxi pads 15 DPO- no spotting only brown discharge when checking cervix which is weird bc I always get brown stuff in the toilet when peeing which spotting (sorry for the TMI but I always look for details when reading these posts!) 16 DPO- (BFP)SUPER CRAMPY. Back and hips but nothing in my from area where I normally would get cramps (thought ok, I know I’m getting my period, but if I don’t wake up with it I’ll test tomorrow) wellllll I had a cup of coffee at 2pm and by 3pm I thought I was gonna vomit everywhere. This was my first sign looking back when I was pregnant with my daughter. I went to the store, bought a test, used it in their bathroom, put it in my pocket and checked in the car. The blue dye was smudged and not even a control line showed. I went home and thought how if I were pregnant, I might not have to wait for FMU so I walked down to my local pharmacy, came home peed after only holding it for 1 hour and IMMEDIATELY BFP!!!!!!!! I was shaking and literally couldn’t believe it! I wanted to share bc I SWORE I was getting my period. Yes I symptom spotted, but as a first timer I thought I was looking for things to feel, if that makes sense. I wrote all of this down so that next month when I tried, I would see it all happens every month. When I fell pregnant with my daughter, we weren’t trying so I didn’t notice symptoms until I got a BFP and looked back at the two previous days and how coffee made me sick and my nipples hurt. So I thought for sure once my nipples hurt, then I would be pregnant. Wrong! Just crampy and slight nausea Good luck to all if you ladies! Xxx 13 DPO-

2nd BFP 1st time sharing

Well, I am not sure where to start. I just turned 35 years old and a month later I got my BFP on baby #2. I was married @21 and we waited until I was 29 to start trying for our first. Got pregnant right away. I stumbled upon this sight (TWW) and couldn’t put it down! Because of the TWW sight, I was able to listen to what my body was telling me and that is how I found out I was pregnant (both times) before I got a positive test result. We were not trying this time around but we are excited since we wanted 1 more. My periods usually were about 26 days. I had my period on Jan. 20th. CD 1-5) AF CD 10) BD pull out method (sorry TMI) CD 12) I may have ovulated on this day because I noticed some light pink blood when wiping. CD 14) BD DPO 3-6 - bloated, cramps (implant?,) cold and flu symptoms, backache and a little bout of dizziness which I never get. CD 19 (DPO 7) felt like I was getting sick still. Cold? Sinus infection? Blew my nose and had blood but no bloody nose. Got suspicious because of this and boobs got sore. I usually get sore bbs about 4-5 days before AF, this was almost 2 weeks before. CD 21 (DOO 9) I got a dollar store test and POAS... surprise! It is a BFN. Still wondered if it is correct because 1, it was from the dollar store and 2, it was a 8 days before AF was supposed to start. CD 23-24 (DPO 11-12) fever of 100.7 (both days) and I knew I was either sick or pregnant. Went and used my dollar store test thinking maybe it would show up... nope. Negative. BFN!! CD 25 (DPO 13) I still had a higher body temp of 100 but my “cold” didn’t progress. I was just freezing cold with sniffles, cramps, sore boobs, sore back and headache on and off. I went to Walmart to grab some items on my way home from the store and I got 3 .88 cent tests. Peed on one and it looked negative... while reading the box it says 3 mins before reading. Well I waited. Look. POOF! BFP!!! I was shocked! I work from home and went back to work. I kept staring at it in disbelief! So on my next break, I took another test and same thing! Took 2-3 mins to show up positive! Well I went and sat next to my husband and said... Roses are red Violets are blue We are expecting Baby number 2 Then handed him the results. Lol I got a negative result on a First Responce and a positive on an .88 Walmart brand. Don’t waste your money on expensive brands when the cheap one works better. BABY DUST TO YOU ALL!!!
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Proved the doctors wrong!

Hi All. I conceived my little belly bean exactly 4 weeks ago today (17th Jan- I'm now technically 6 weeks pregnant), and what a surprise that was. I have very badly polycystic ovaries and had only had a period once every few months for the last 2-3 years, the doctors advised me about 18 months ago that I would probably find it difficult conceiving naturally and that it potentially wouldn't ever happen for me. Anyways January was the first month we had tried... I got a positive OPK on 17th Jan and it was first time lucky, so ner ner doctors! :) 1dpo - Sore boobs started straight away and has got progressively worse every day- it was like hormonal AF boob pain at first but then within 2-3 days became that agonising I couldn't lay on my front or cuddle my other half. I knew I was pregnant from this alone! 3dpo- Felt extremely frisky?! 7dpo- Very bad back ache 8dpo- Extremely emotional and angry fir no reason, bloated, craving ALL the bad foods 9dpo- Absolutely exhausted. Tried a cheap ebay dip pregnancy test knowing it was too early- BFN 10dpo- Other half took me away for a dirty weekend which was ruined by my constant napping- very unlike me and we both knew at this point something was different! I had never felt so tired in my life- this fatigue has also carried on since this point! 11dpo- Cheap dip pregnancy test BFN. We were both a little sad. 12dpo- I just knew I was pregnant. I did tests in the morning and evening and they were negative. I got in the shower after the second test then looked at it again once i'd got out.. there was a very very faint line (almost nothing at all), so I checked others in the bin- they had them too! I convinced myself they were evap lines and me and OH went and bought some better tests. The lines on both these tests were much stronger but still very faint (see pic included)... I sent OH to the shop again for a 5 day early test Clear Blue test. I did that at 4am after waking in the middle of the night and it said not pregnant. 13dpo- I was a little sad all day about the negative result, but still hopeful. I bought a "how many days" test and a standard ClearBlue test. I did the clear blue on my lunch at work and the blue line was there! Pregnant! 14dpo- I did the Clear Blue how many days test in the morning and it said 1-2 weeks pregnant :) Since finding out for sure the main side effects up to 6 weeks pregnant have been tiredness, cramping, extremely emotional and EXCRUITATING BREASTS. Baby dust to all xxx :)

BFP with spotting after 18 months trying!!! :))

Hi all! Like all the ladies on this wonderful site, I wanted to contribute my story because so many of your stories helped me through the 18 excruciating months of TTC. And let me tell you ladies, I feel like I did everything wrong this month and it still worked out!! So there is always hope :) A little background: short of IUI and IVF my DH and I have tried almost everything! What seemed to work in our favor this month was: - stayed away from Tylenol PM (last three months no sleeping aids. Ladies this one I think really helped, because since I stopped taking Tylenol I've had 2 CP's and now my confirmed BFP, all consecutively since I stopped) - pre seed (just enough to lubricate, nothing more), - vitex (one daily, for the last 6 months. This month I took 2 the day before predicted ovulation day, as I wanted to catch ovulation before I was out of town) - on prenatal vitamins (last 4 months) - drank copious amounts of water (kept hydrated, used MIO electrolytes mixed with lemon juice in water). My cycles are usually 26 days long, with a 5 day menses and shorter luteal phases of 12 days. I usually ovulate around CD 12-14. So now onto the good stuff!! Here my symptoms by DPO: CD 9: fertile window opened BD'd CD 11: started getting EWCM BD'd CD 12: OPK test strip darker than control line CD 13: EWCM major cramps on left: possible O day BD'd 1 DPO: great mood, a little tired and queasy (normal for me after O) Bbs starting to get tender (a little early, usually starts a week before AF) 2 DPO: some more cramping on the left (also possible O day, I had to catch an international flight on CD 14 so O may have been delayed) bbs still tender. Mood is happy and content. 3 DPO: a little jet lagged so drank a strong coffee and felt super twitchy and shaky all day. 4 DPO: tired, but probably still lagged. Bbs tender 5 DPO: heartburn and headache. Trouble sleeping (again probably the lag). Minor cramps. Full feeling in uterus, increased clear CM like EWCM (really strange for me, this usually only happens during O) sorry TMI: there was a lot and I literally felt it coming out! 6 DPO: More EWCM, so weird! Heartburn, headache. Minor cramps. 7 DPO: cramping on the right mainly and a little on the left. Constipated. 8 DPO: minor cramps, caved and tested waaaaay to early of course BFN. 9 DPO: no symptoms, tested again and BFN (or is there the faintest line???? could just be line eyes) 10 DPO: tired and moody. Wanted to kill my DH for no reason. Trouble sleeping. 11 DPO: really bloated and tired. Bbs are still tender!! 12 DPO: feel good mood is elevated and feeling very positive about everything!! 13 DPO: AF due, some minor cramps on the right and then the left. Veeeeeery faint BFP on Walmart cheapie. 14 DPO: officially one day late. Bloated and heartburn. Feeling good mood wise. 15 DPO: no symptoms, in a great mood. 16 DPO: had a faint BFP in the morning, then bad cramping like first CP, some spotting (brown, and very light) in the evening. Thought I was out like the previous 2 months, then tested in the evening and got a BFP a nice visible line, darker than in the morning! Mood was all over the place! 17 DPO: Got up before the alarm. Minor cramps, a little spotting, metallic taste in mouth. BFP line not fading, very good sign!! 18 DPO: woke up super early again. Cramping on the right, still spotting. Test getting darker :) 19 DPO: up early again, feel super energized. Spotting getting lighter, minor cramping in the morning getting worse towards evening. Very sensitive in the evening, still BFP line is not fading. Bloated. BFP on Clearblue digital!! (that didn't happen with CP) :D 20 DPO: spotting almost gone, only visible with BM (sorry for TMI), now spotting is mostly white mixed with a little brown. Bbs still tender, BFP line getting darker :) 21 DPO: lower backache today (on and off the past few days, but today a little more pronounced) heartburn, BFP like still dark. Spotting a little in the morning, then nothing. 22 DPO: woke up with painfully tender bbs! Felt like someone hit them! Still spotting a little throughout the day, some minor cramps and started to feel nauseous when I went shopping this morning. Tired towards the afternoon, but could also be due to waking up so early in the mornings. Right now I'm at 22 DPO. I've been to my GP and she confirmed with a blood test that I'm pregnant :D I have my first OBGYN appointment on Thursday to check that all my levels are where they need to be, as I am 35 and its considered a "higher risk" pregnancy from that age. I'll update as soon as I know more. Thank you all you wonderful ladies for sharing, and I hope this helps someone too! Apologies if its a bit long, but I thought the more details the better, that's what I was always happy to read when I was trying to conceive. Much love and baby dust to you all!!!! XXX

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