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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 with uterine fibroid after 12 cycles!

I've read a million of these over the last year and just wanted to share with the other people reading these while they feel like they are waiting and waiting and waiting....

Just a little background info. I got pregnant with my DD with only 3 months of trying. During that pregnancy they found I had a uterine fibroid. It grew to about the size of a softball but somehow did not interfere with my pregnancy.
Second time around not so easy. Still have the fibroid and with watching my diet and taking DIM plus for the past 4 months we were able to shrink it a ton. God finally gave us a yes! This is our 12th and finally successful cycle of
Ttc!

DPO 1-7 - Nothing
DPO 8 - found I was emotional and pretty tired
DPO 9 - still tired and emotional also had loose stools tmi
DPO 10 - exhausted and starting to not sleep well. Cried over a commercial. Loose stools.
DPO 11 - completely exhausted and ate chipotle twice in one day and was still hungry! That was one of the first signs with my first pregnancy. Hungry all the time
DPO 12 - had a very vivid dream that I was pregnancy and had a blonde hair boy. I jumped out my hospital bed and yelled to everyone "See, I told you I was pregnant!
It'll be interesting to see if this little one turns out to be a boy :)
DPO - 13 Usually start craving chocolate by this time and my boobs are sore but I have none of this. Buy a hpt and decide to test next morning
DPO - 14 I take test and......it's a dud! It only shows a partial test line but wait! I think I see the top part of the pregnancy line! I Wait one hour and test again and bam! BFP! PTL!

Things I've been doing differently the past couple months is taking an estrogen metabolizer DIM plus - look it up! It rids your body of all the "fake estrogen" your body takes in from all the junk we eat. It also helped my periods a ton.
We dtd from cd 5 and on (which I was really still on af) because I had a huntch I O'd earlier than my signs showed. I also have been a ton more active this past month mostly due to it being nice out. Not sure which one worked but so so so glad it did! I can't wait to meet our little bean! Do your research and don't be afraid to talk to a Dr! Blessings to all you reading this!

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Bfp with Short Cycle, preseed, and very few symptoms.

I can't believe I'm writing this. I'm in denial, if I can be honest. I've taken multiple cheapie tests, one digital and a clearblue.
I've spent some time on this site, scouring and finding hope. My journey started many years ago, in my early 20s. And in spite of years of trying, I was a firm believer that it would happen when it was supposed to. I considered more invasive fertility treatments, but let's get real - Those options can get expensive, and I (like most of us) don't make a lot of money. Even with damn good insurance, it just wasn't feasible. I envy anyone who is in a position to explore those options. But, back to my BFP.

LMP March 27, 2017. I have a 24 day cycle.

CD 1-5 AF
CD 6 BD with PreSeed
CD 7 & 8 nothing exciting
CD 9 BD with PreSeed
CD 10 BD with PreSeed
CD 11 nothing
CD 12 BD 2x (what can I say, we were feeling frisky!)
CD 13 BD with PreSeed
CD 14 Nothing special. I believe I have ovulated at this point.
CD 15 - 1dpo (?) Instant hemorrhoids. Made my partner run to drug store for Prep H.
2dpo - 5dpo Constipated, hemorrhoids (not uncommon for me, but I took note of them)
5dpo - BD, no PreSeed. Just frisky.
6dpo. Very thirsty. Skin on lower stomach seems softer??
7dpo - 9 dpo. Still very thirsty. None of my usual af symptoms. Just a different sensation in my lower region. Like, I'm more aware of my babymaker, if that makes sense.

9dpo/cd23 Faint positives on dollar general tests, not fmu.
10dpo/cd24 More faint positives on cheapie tests, DG/dollar tree. Negative Target digital.
11dpo/Cd25 (Today) 2 more Positives on cheapies, Positive on ClearBlue easy.
I'm waiting another day or two to take the other digital. I've read that they aren't as sensitive, somehow. None of my +s have been with fmu.

What we did different?
PreSeed - I believe, 99%, that this was the deciding factor this time around. Let me explain- I like lube. I've used another brand for many years, always suspecting that it was hindering my chances. The PreSeed was wonderful, and I would highly recommend it.

Baby Danced twice in one day! - We had fun with it, went to bed happy. We did this 24-36 hours before I expected my ovulation. I imagine I may get some backlash about this, as many of you suggest to wait a day in between bd, as to get higher quality & quantity swimmers. But we had a blast, and perhaps it helped? :)

Layed on my stomach post-BD. - I don't know lol. Maybe this helped.

Prenatals daily, drank a lot of Powerade (B vitamins)

I haven't temped in years, and my last run with opk's was January. In other words, I cannot say with certainty when I O'd. Past experience suggests that I ovulate between CD12 and CD13, giving me an 11 day LP. I did not experience any kind of implantation bleeding.

I'm writing this to give you ladies some hope, the way previous BFP stories did for me. I have a short cycle, short luteal. I'm in my 30s. This is my first pregnancy. It is possible. Much love, Baby Dust, Good vibes, prayers to all.
Have a beautiful Thursday!

Shan

BFP by FET

Had a frozen embryo transfer and got my faint bfp today (not fmu)

Mon transfer date- very very tired

Tues 2dpt nothing of note

Wed 3 dpt brown discharge
Feeling wet, tight pulling heavy feeling

4dpt feeling wet, tight pulling heavy feeling, been sleeping through night for once but waking up unusually early every day. Blood in tissue from nose all day, stuffy/runny nose

5dpt uncomfortable boobs , sense of smell heightened, smells bothering me, been sleeping through night for once but waking up unusually early every day. Gassy, blood in tissue from nose all day, stuffy/runny nose, slight nose bleed

6dpt cramping on and off more prolonged than usual. Smells bothering me. Coffee tasted bitter, foods seeming bland, preferring sweeter foods unusally. been sleeping through night for once but waking up unusually early every day. Gassy

7dpt pinching feeling on left side of abdomen, olives made me feel sick, smell of deodorant has changed! Uncomfortable boobs, frequent urination, been sleeping through night for once but waking up unusually early every day. Further aching in abdomen at night. Really gassy. 1 slighly dizzy spell

8dpt woke up later than usual quite lethargic but slept through night. Smells are bothering me again, hands are shaky, forgetful like brain isnt switched on, feeling slightly nauseaus, wanting specific bland foods. Coffee tasted odd again, pinching pains in abdomen, vv faint bfp not using fmu- took a chance cos i just feel pregnant.

official test date isnt for another 4 days!

good luck everyone!

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BFP Late Evening 12 DPO: Symptoms Before BFP thru 16 DPO

Hi all!
As cliche as it sounds, I am typing this because I spent much of my TWW on this site to help me & obsess over at the same time! Haha. So, here is another story for all of you who are doing the same, and I truly hope you are blessed soon with your BFP and a healthy pregnancy!

Okay, for starters, I didn't keep up with tons of stuff before this bc DH and I were not technically "trying" yet, but had begun talking about it in the next 1-2 months to start. We had one time where he just decided to be sloppy lol, and that's all it took! Looking back through everything, I was in the first day on my fertile days according to My Days app or maybe Fertility Friend (I downloaded it as well after we DTD). We DTD on a Tuesday. I felt sure I O'd three days later, Friday of that week. I had stronger cramps, etc to back it up. It was the only time during our fertile window we TDT. Knowing there was a chance it might just be our month, on a whim, Friday night I bought an OPK just to see. I was expecting it to be negative, but it was positive. It was not darker, but as dark as the control line. I was sort of confused, but I really believe that I was catching my surge on the way down. I tested the next morning, and evening, and they were negative. So, I may be off by a day or so on O day, not knowing for sure....

According to My Days, I was due AF the day I tested & got my BFP, but Fertility Friend said three days later, Sunday for AF. It was my first month using FF, so I went with MD as far as when I tested bc it has been tracking for the better part of a year now.

So, the good stuff....
Day 1-3 DPO- I noticed that the moderate cramps went away (though I still had mild ones), but I still had patches of what looked to be EWCM. By the 3rd day, it was stretchy, but had turned more yellow than clear.
3 DPO-Headaches started, and been on and off since that day, gassy, mild cramps
4 DPO-very low, intermittent cramps, headache, gassy
6 DPO-wet feeling, but pretty dry CM-which has been the case so far up until today -16 DPO, white in color when I wipe, but very scant, some cramps, but mild with some side stitches/sharp pains at times.
7 DPO-irritable, maybe peeing a little more during day, but not really noticeable, cramps
8-9 DPO-pretty uneventful, but some weird dreams
10 DPO- pretty moderate cramps-feels more like AF is coming, thinking I may be out this month....may have been implantation??
11 DPO- couple of light dizzy spells, cramps are more noticeable low down when I strain to pee
12 DPO-this is when it got real for me! I had lots of side stitches, backaches (mostly lower, but even some weird feeling in upper back), low cramps, and very sore legs from hips down, increased sense of smell, little irritable, headache on and off. AF was supposed to show according to MD app, and I just knew...so, on a very crazy spontaneous moment for me (I like to wait so I won't risk false negative), we tested in the evening-after lots of water consumption I might add, and BAM!!! BFP, both with FRER & digital! The next morning, I was hoping the line was darker than the night before, so I tested again, and it came up before the control line came up! God is good!
13 DPO-pretty uneventful-no cramps, just feeling a little tired
14-16 DPO headaches on and off, decreased appetite, only occasional cramp, but I am starting to have more of a "wet feeling" down there, but still not much CM. Slight aversion to some smells. But that is pretty much it so far.

I know it doesn't happen this way for all, and I feel very blessed! But, please don't count yourself out even if you only DTD one time during the window like us, or other details. It CAN happen. Also, remember, not everyone has the same symptoms! Here's a list of common things I did NOT have: implantation bleeding, sore breasts (& I still nurse DS), no color changes/breast changes, not a whole lot of frequent urination yet at night, not a whole lot of CM.

Praying for you all!!

BFP

So lets make a long story short. I have 5 children and getting older and have a 26 day cycle. I only used the ovulation calculator to have a girl. I hoped it worked. I will let you know when the gender test is available. Here are my symptoms and best to luck to you all. I followed the ovulation calculator and I hope I have a girl.

CD 1-5 menstruation

CD-10, 3 days prior to ovulation, wasn't in the mood to have sex, scant cm but I wanted a girl, just layed there, the calendar said no orgasm and trust I didnt have one lol. I lifted my legs in the air against the wall for 30 min or so then went to bed.

CD 11-12 couldn't have sex, say the calendar for the girl so I didn't.

CD 13 is the day I have ovulated

1dpo- nothing

2dpo- nothing

3dpo- fell into a deep sleep, sleeping beauty, no waking me up, must slept 14 hours, had sex which was great and it was the day I could have sex so I was happy

4dpo- MMMM same thing no waking up or getting out of bed.

5dpo- cramping very dull just annoying

6dpo- woke up hungry with stomach growling has not happened before so I ate breakfast which I do not do at all. cramping continued

7dpo- I has to force feed myself unable to eat, three bites I was done and fell asleep. Mouth watery kept spitting

8dpo- I fell asleep at work for about an hour without noticing that I was sleep, not hungry at all, stomach cramping

9dpo- Sleepy didnt want to eat just ugh feeling, checked my cervix, high hard like a rock

10dpo- cervix high hard, cramping continues, thin runny cm

11dpo- cervix high, BFN, I knew I was out for this month just waiting for the extremely sharp cramp that comes that isnt here mmmmmm ok I will wait

12dpo- my legs and bottom part of my body is on fire, I am extremely hot, just my lower half. Junked it out at work, cupcakes, reese cups, cheetos, 4 mountain dews lol I thinking body stocking up for af!!!!

13dpo- my cervix drop so low and hard but closed, creamy thin cm, kept thinking I was going to start anytime and I will try again next month.

14 dpo- so usually I start at midnight through 2 am, nothing, so I was like you are just stressed. Continued to have cramping and hunger so I ate. I turned onto the interstate leaving work and both underarms were sore near my breast. Went and bought a FREP test and instantly 2 lines BFP!!!!!!!.

15dpo- Cramping in lower abdomen, nothing major, super hungry but only eat a little until I dont like it anymore...

Best WISHES!!!!

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BFP with spotting and hardly any symptoms

Hi Everyone,
I can't believe I am posting here! I have been reading this forum for over a year and I hope my experience can help others. So here is a little background first. In 2015 my husband and I decided to start TTC and we got our BFP 14 days later. My HCG was 500 with my first pregnancy. I was blown away it happened so fast. I never really had to experience the TWW. I kinda guess I was pregnant, however, because I had intense symptoms starting at 3 DPO. I even had spotting where I thought I was starting to get AF. We had a beautiful, healthy boy 9 months later.

Fast forward to DS 1st Birthday. We started NTNP but I was tracking my BBT anyways. After 3 months and not getting a BFP I added OPK strips to the equation. I started noticing it looked like I wasn't ovulating every month and the OPK NEVER turned positive. Last month my OB started me on Metformin for high blood sugars and lack of weight loss. I also decided to spend the $60 and buy the Clear Blue Advanced Digital ovulation kit. I tracked starting on CD 9 (I was not going to miss this egg dammit!) I finally got a peak on CD 17 and was so excited! We of course BD regularly, mostly because I can't keep my hands off of DH. Then on CD 18 my BBT stayed flat. I tracked it for the next couple of days and all it did was drop. It didn't show any indication of O. I was devastated and pissed off. I said screw this and stopped charting my cycle. I made a myself a deal and said that I would go see my OB/GYN on Mon (4/10/17) since that's when FF says AF is due and see if I can start Clomid. I ended up spotting Sunday (4/10/17) and figured "good thing I have an appointment, f@#king AF". But it was brown mixed with EWCM. Didn't think much of it and then the next day I had some pink spotting only when I wiped, but figured AF was taking her time showing up. Then it stopped. I'm a POSA so I of course peed on HPT that came with my OPKs and it was a BFN. Went to work on Tuesday with all my supplies fully expecting war to come, and...nothing. I thought what the hell is going on! When i went to the bathroom I had loads of EWCM and then my curiosity was peaked. That night I decided to take another test, but not the piece of crap strip one, but all I had was Clear Blue Digital and heard that those aren't always the most sensitive. What the hell, right? What's one more test in my small fortune spent? At least I will take it and it will come back with "Not Pregnant" and I will wait for AF to come with a vengeance. I took it and went back to making dinner and playing around with the family. I almost forgot I used one so I went back after probably 20 minutes and there is was, my BFP!! I was shocked! I wasn't expecting it at this point because I don't "feel" pregnant. I mean I was nauseous but I thought that was because of the Metformin, and I'm tired but when am I not? Showed DH and he laughed! He was like, "I have super sperm!! Even when you don't ovulate I get you pregnant!" Yeah babe, that's how it works ;) You can pee far and are the alpha. (I'll stroke his ego sometimes) We are beyond thrilled to be adding another member to our family.

Okay, what you have been waiting for:
O day (i'm assuming this day is CD since it was never confirmed by BBT)- Horrible acne outbreak, cramps, and bloated
1 DPO- Tingly nipples
2 DPO- Uterus was achy and felt heavy
3 DPO- Nothing
4 DPO- Nothing
5 DPO- Nothing
6 DPO- Tingly nipples, acne, heavy/full breasts, backache
7 DPO to 12 DPO- Absolutely nothing except on 12 DPO I was emotional and cried because I thought I wasn't pregnant. BFN
13 DPO- EWCM and BFP! Only tired no other symptoms. HCG was 109 and progesterone was 11.9
14 DPO- Nipples finally began to tingle and breast feel like they are getting larger. and that's it. Had a little tinge of spotting mixed with cm but nothing sense. Going to get another Beta HCG drawn today. Hope this one is sticky!

Thanks for reading my long, mostly boring post, but I hope it helps others out there. Baby dust to all! Good luck lovelies!

BFP After 2 MC and 21 Months TTC!

I have been a lurker on this site for quite awhile and I always found people's BFP stories very helpful!

Background info:
I had a chemical pregnancy in April 2016 and a missed miscarriage at 11 weeks in October 2016. My cycles range from 32 days - 35 days with ovulation usually around cycle day 21 or day 22. I track BBT and use ovulation tests. This cycle I had my husband take Ubiquinol, B6, B12, Vitamin C, Vitamin D and Calcium. This was to improve his sperm and his sperm's DNA. We don't know the quality of his sperm, but I knew we had lost two babies and I'm only 1/2 the equation. I was taking prenatals, FertileCM, Ubiquinol, Calcium, Vitamin C, Vitamin D and used preseed. The previous cycle I took extra folic acid, vitamin b6 and vitamin b12, but I felt like it delayed my ovulation. So I stopped taking them.

TWW Symptoms:

I had slight spotting (VERY SLIGHT) 5 days before ovulation (very normal for me and is due to estrogen surge) and very slight spotting one day before ovulation (first time for this).

1-5 dpo - I was working on the deck outside and had company staying with us, so I didn't have time to think about symptoms.
6 dpo - I was exhausted, threw up in my mouth and struggled with nausea. At this point I had been working outside for a full week doing hard labor, so I didn't think anything of it. Noticed my breasts were a little sore on the sides. I was preparing dinner and got really dizzy. I had to hold onto the counter to keep from falling over/passing out. Told husband I might be sick and to keep an eye on me (in case I DO pass out).
7 dpo - Nausea continues with some slight vaginal cramping. Again, working outside, so I attributed it to not drinking enough water. Breasts still slightly sore on sides (normal for me). Runny nose and no cm. I noticed my hair was more oily than usual (this was my 1st pregnancy sign with baby #1).
8 dpo - Exhausted, slight nausea, breasts now sore on sides and underneath. Watery cm, but mostly dry. Noticed a little heart burn. Painful lower back (worked outside all day, so I figured I just had poor form). 1 bout of diarrhea.
9 dpo - Tired, lower back was killing me. Very nauseated in the morning. Hungry all the time, but after eating I almost threw up. The skin on my cheeks/nose were so dry, they started peeling. Boobs were very sore. I found myself talking about baby names with my husband and how to announce when we do get pregnant again (we NEVER talk about names unless we are pregnant, so this was weird for us). Moderate amount of watery cm. I had loose stools and insane, painful gas. I was having strong stabbing pains on the upper left side of my abdomen and a few sharp pains under my belly button. My right armpit (lymph nodes) were having aching pains. I also had some vaginal cramps (I associated all of this with horrible gas and possibly being sick). That night as we were going to sleep, I had this overwhelming sense of peace come over me. My heart started racing and I couldn't help but praise God for another chance to have a baby.
10 dpo - I got a faint positive test! I had mild nausea, one more stab of pain on my left side and very slight lower back aches. I also started having terrible heartburn. My facial skin was very dry and peeling.
11 dpo - Face is still peeling, breasts are very sore, but overall I feel pretty good.

What I am doing to prevent another mc:
I am now taking Prenatals, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12 (read a study that showed women who had diets high in B12 tended to have quieter babies because they could produce melatonin more easily), extra folic acid, Vitamin D, Calcium, Vitamin C and have been eating pineapple since ovulation. When I got my BFP I got a prescription from my doctor for progesterone suppositories and started taking 1 baby aspirin a day.

I have a good feeling about this baby! Please pray we get to keep him/her! I hope this brings you hope!

BFP at 14 dpo

Hello,

So, this was our first month ttc. Afraid of disappointment, I put testing off & made up excuses after nhaving 2 negative test at 10 dpo. Today, Af didn't arrived and I didn't have my usual AF symptoms. I Asked my OH to pick up a test for me and to my surprise I am pregnant! Now, here are my symptoms!

1 dpo - cramps and tender Breast, temp was 36.77 Celsius watery cm
2 dpo- cramps, watery cm, cervix high, 37.17 Celsius temp
3dpo-cramps and tender breast, cervix is high still, temp 37.05, creamy cm
4dpo- cramps, headache, tender breast, cervix is high, watery cm, temps are 37.10 Celsius
5 dpo- no symptoms, dry cm, cervix was very low temps are 36.88
6 dpo- no symptoms, dry cm, cervix is high, temps are 36.88 Celsius
7 dpo- tender breast, headaches, sticky cm, cervix is high and close, temps 37.38 Celsius
8dpo- tender breast, dry cm, temps 36.38, cervix is high and tilted to the side
9dpo-Low cervix around 1pm high close cervix from 8ish til 11pm temp 98.6, dry cm, no symptoms. I started to feel like I was out
10 dpo- High Cervix very wet, close. Diarrhea, took a frer Around 8pm- BFN. No symptoms, no cm. Temps were 36.72!
11 dpo- cervix is still high, (usually cervix before Af is very low and open, it feels like a big smile) no cm, no symptoms, temps are 36.72 Celsius
12 dpo- temps haven't change, cervix is low but close. Feeling like I was out. I had no symptoms, no cm!
13 dpo- creamy cm,cervix is medium close, no symptoms, temps went down to 96.6 Farenheit, I thought Af was on her way.
14 dpo- Af didn't arrived, tender breast, creamy cm, cervix was high, wet and close, decided to test due to feeling extremely tired and I'm usually a energetic person. And, at 7:00 pm I got my BF with frer!

good lucks to everyone!! Hope for BFP soon for everyone!

Cycle info: 29 days cycle

bfp 10 dpo

Hello ladies, my husband and i did not think that i could get pregnant this time around. Last birth exsperiance was complicated and brought me near death. I suffered from sepsis and a rectus hematoma that required a drain for a month and 4 blood transfusions. So we thought that exsperiance would complicate future ttc. Our daughter was born healthy and beautiful:)Anyways just thought id give u a back story lol. Okay so when our daughter turned 1 we wanted to try because we figured it would probably take forever. Every cycle for 7 months was a emotional one. I felt broken and like im letting my husband down. The witch kept comming early. I would wipe and see blood.my heart would drop and remind me of my exsperiance. Then 8th mnth came around. We bd every two days of my fertile window. We tried the everyday thing and i swear my egg was overdosing lol. Needless to say i ovulated march 18th . My cm was white and milky plus i was horney lol. Okay so heres the run down of cycle days
1-3dpo nothing crickets chirping
4dpo-6dpo cramps wth way too early for period. Sides of boobs hurt not really bad just achy.hmmm odd.
7dpo-9dpo thinking is it just me or does my boobs look like a map of veins. Reasearch obsession kicks in lol. Cervix check uh hard low and slightly open. Lets be real my cervix will never fully close because of prevous kids:) but at the time worried about it. Sides of boobs still achy but nipples more sensitive....not always a bad thing.Not allot of mucus
10dporeally crampy. did a $ test assured faint faint linein the morning. 3 hrs later took first signal 88cent test BFP omg how could this be?? My blood rushed to my head.WOW! A pink line faint but def there. Got darker through out the day. Showed husband he was so excited
11dpo really crampy darker line yay!!!!started feeling really tired exhausted ran down. Stomach upset. And bad bm.
12 dpo still tired same as above but now bad gas stinky i know tmi but true
13dpo peeing more often. Like okay i get up in the morning and the pee was releasing itself on my starwars blanket. I helplessly had no control. Just being real with u guys. At this poit cm got thicker cervix closed alittle more.
14dpo pee syndrom becoming a problem in the morning lol. Took a clear blue digi and line one def positive.omg i cant believe it.
15dpo aka today same as above more out of beath when talking. Oh i want to tell u ladies ur cervix does not have to be shut and soft early.ur temp might flunctuate. Dont stress. Your BFP will come. If you have any questions ill be happy to answer

BFP whilst waiting to start IVF!!!!

I'll keep the background brief but I've read these stories for years hoping that one day I'll get my chance to share!

We have been TTC baby no.2 for 21 months, had an ectopic pregnancy straight away when started TTC and had my right Fallopian removed after it ruptured at 7 weeks.

was told my chances of conceiving were 70% but this was taken with a pinch of salt after month after month of bfns.

Eventually decided we had had enough and got on waiting list for IVF. Excited about this starting we finally 100% gave up on it ever happening naturally.

We only DTD 3 times over the ovulation period. I didn't even really know what cycle day I was on as we were busy and I was utterly convinced IVF was only option. I had cut out caffeine that month, eating healthy but nothing unusual.

I finally realised I should have had my period. At this point I was 3 days late. I just thought here we go body playing mean tricks on me. my husband convinced me to just take a test. First of all I took an opk as no hpts at home. I was slightly freaked when I saw the test line much much darker than the control line...queue rush to chemist for tests!

Husband was in kitchen with my son whilst I went to bathroom. I was saying look don't get your hopes up, we've been here a million times and it's ALWAYS negative. As soon as I had dipped it it flashed up with big dark blue BFP! I looked away thinking No Way, you're wanting this so much you're seeing things (again)!! But no sure enough there it was I was FINALLY pregnant! Queue 3 more tests later and I finally could see it was true. My husband was and is still in utter shock. We were due to start our IVF may so it's the most perfectly timed.

The only thing I truly believed helped me was I really spent the last 6 months working on myself, I took up daily meditation, yoga and regularly took time for myself whether it was a big walk or a massage/facial I just worked on healing me. I had a lot of hurt and fear in me after nearly dying with the ectopic and it took a long time for me to move on from this. I had previously had a MC at 12 weeks prior to my son too. I had just been saying to my husband how happy I had been feeling and that was regardless of the baby number 2 situation or outcome and then bang here it is.

I'm not going to tell you to just relax, that was one of the most annoying things I used to hear. How can you relax when you're trying and you're having problems?!! But I would say try take time for yourself where your focus isn't TTC and it's about you enjoying yourself or getting some space to breath.

No idea of dpo symptoms as I really dismissed it all. I had pulling/lightening bolt feeling right side and queasy spells. Very tired. Bad cold. Lightheaded. Put it all down to being unwell with cold.

Good luck in all your pregnancies and TTC. I'm wishing baby dust for you all. Don't give up and try be happy regardless of what the TTC journey may bring.

Hope this helps someone out there xxxxx

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