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*~BFP on 11dpo with Wondfo, symptoms match up with AF exactly ~*

Hello everyone~

I've been TTC for 11 months. Next month we would have been going in for fertility tests if we didn't conceive this month.

Surprisingly, although I've tracked symptoms this last month more than any month before, this was the most normal and symptom-free month. I was pretty confident that I was out this month and I was fine with that. The *only* differences were that I got headrush several times after Ovulation. Also, I did feel more exhausted 5dpo - 9dpo than usual, but I was away from home for a week with coworkers, and I blamed the exhaustion on working for long amounts of time and being around so many people for so long.

Other months I've sworn 50 times I was pregnant when I wasn't, had the most pregnant symptoms ever and even convinced myself I was pregnant even after getting AF. It was all worse because my cycles are wildly irregular, and I felt like every month I was getting a new "pregnancy" symptom that I hadn't had before.

The only change this month in TTC was that I was using Wondfo OPKs to pinpoint Ovulation. I've previously tracked my CM, which also has helped. I also had a bunch of cheap Wondfo HPTs that I got with the OPKs. If it weren't for those cheap Wondfos, I probably would have still not known that I was pregnant (bc I don't like to spend money on expensive drug store HPTs especially if I think I'm out).

Here are symptoms by day:
CD17: creamy CM, dry rubbery CM at night, <1 min of aching on the r. side of my chest, Wondfo OPK: negative
CD 18: OPK positive, ewcm, BD!
CD19 (Ovulation Day): OPK still positive, ewcm, acid reflux, headrush, really high sex drive (this is why I think it was O day), BD!
1DPO: OPK still positive, woke up often at night, ewcm, BD!
2DPO: OPK negative, not much cm
3DPO: not much creamy cm
4DPO: not much cm throughout the day, but had one moment of a LOT of cm at once
5DPO: started off with high energy, end of day EXHAUSTED! small amount of creamy cm and headrush
6DPO: high energy, little bit of creamy cm
7DPO: dry cm except for a LOT of creamy cm at one moment, headrush, extremely exhausted (I blamed this on being on a work retreat for the last week--I'm usually not around so many people 24/7 for an entire week), did not want to be intimate bc tired
8DPO: dry cm except for a LOT of creamy cm at one moment, EXHAUSTED, cried (with happiness) when S-I-L told me she's preggo. Lol, I had no idea that I was too :P
9DPO: small amount of creamy cm, exhausted, took my first hpt and had BFN. wasn't expecting anything this cycle bc I felt very normal.
10DPO: feeling PMS-y, warned my DH that AF is coming, tender breasts (this is all normal for AF), bfn
11DPO: that morning, I had a dream that I got two very dark BFPs. I tested in the morning with Wondfo and had two faint positives, but I started distrusting Wondfo's, but was obsessing and researching it all day. no cm at all, totally normal to dry up before AF. high energy, breasts were aching. The only difference with breast achiness is that sometimes they were getting this poky feeling from the inside in an for a couple seconds, maybe 1-2 times a day. The areas of the pokiness changed every time. Nipples totally didn't hurt and still don't.
12DPO: Got BFP on Clearblue and FRER, and on two Wondfos!!! I would have never believed it if I didn't have the cheap tests to begin with, because I still feel so normal. Started getting AF like cramps. Told my DH and both in disbelief.
13DPO (today): AF like cramps. They are on and off throughout the day, just like before AF. It sometimes comes on when stretching awkwardly, just like with AF. So there's no difference. Still getting the occasional breast pokiness in certain areas.

Besides that, no other symptoms at all. No food aversions, no smell sensitivities, no nipple darkening, no itchiness, no burpiness/gassiness, no irritability... it's hard to believe that I have someone in there!

First attempt at IVF/ICSI - BFP

BACKGROUND:

I froze 21 oocytes at the age of 35/36 and had them fertilised almost 4 years later at age 39.5 with a guy who had low motility/low morphology/low count and therefore required ICSI.

The thaw rate of unfertilised eggs is pretty terrible so it was an extremely stressful few weeks. We decided to use half for the first IVF to see how things went. So out of 10, only 5 thawed and fertilised properly, by the next morning, we only had 3 embryos left, by day 3, two of those embryos weren't looking good but 1 looked really good. I went and sat in church a few times to pray for a good outcome and try to destress in there. By day 5, I had one A grade embryo! It was incredibly depressing and stressful and I was so worried that this one shot would not take.

SYMPTOMS:

Embryo transfer day, Acupuncture at 8:15am and transfer at 10:00am - the Dr told me the embryo was an A grade embryo and would implant within the next 24 hours. Acupuncture again at 11:00am. I felt so happy that I had at least one good one and one good shot.

I had cramps during the day likely from the prodding of the procedure itself. At 3:00am that night, I felt a fast sharp pin prick stab on my left side. I thought to myself, "Surely it's too early for implantation signs?!" But he did say it would start to happen within 24 hours! I assumed this is when the embryo first latched onto the uterus lining.

DPT and DPO

1dp5dt - 7dpo - morning cramps from procedure or embryo action? Stressed out and depressed as I was taking antibiotics for Ureaplasma at the same time. Slight pressure on the left side ovary area where I felt that sharp stab. Mild cramps after shower - progesterone or embryo related? Bloated. A little itchy around the left ovary area.

2dp5dt - 8dpo - lots of symptoms today. Felt pressure on left ovary or lower left side somewhere towards the surface. Slight sting in left side /ovary area after lunch. No ovary pressure in the evening but it did look more swollen and felt slightly tender in the left lower side. Pressure returned briefly after a shower. Feeling pressure and not at all comfortable when trying to sleep. I had to lie on the right side to try and get some sleep. Slight uterine cramps at 2:20am, uterus feels bloated and full when lying down. Slight lower back ache, pressure, feels uncomfortable all night. Shooting pain in left ovary at 3:40am.

3dp5dt - 9dpo- I read that implantation into the uterine lining wall usually complete by day 9dpo which is today. Brief bloating feeling after progesterone pessary. Otherwise absolutely no symptoms all day, feeling depressed.

4dp5dt - 10dpo - No symptoms except for a short light twinge on left ovary area and slight itch briefly on left ovary area. Went to church to pray. Acupuncture at 5:45pm (it is recommended this done 5 days post transfer). Bloated - So bloated that my leggings are way too tight and unbearable to wear. Breasts have been tender all week, however I think it's due to the progesterone pessary.

5dp5dt - 11dpo - FAINT POSITIVE!!!!!!!!! NO SYMPTOMS. By this point, I really haven't felt anything significant since the 2nd day after transfer.

6dp5dt - 12dpo - No symptoms. HPT is darker.

7dp5dt - 12dpo - afternoon, brief and slight pressure/throbbing sensation in the left ovary area again. HPT is darker.

8dp5dt - 13dpo - super slight pressure, throbbing sensation on and off all day, mild sting left side. I read that the placenta is now also producing HCG so maybe this is what I am feeling. HPT is darker.

Praying that this sticks.

Beta testing is 2 days away - fingers crossed all goes well :)

BFP 12 dpo-pcos and endometriosis

I can't believe I'm actually posting this on here!!! I just posted a few days ago asking if I was pregnant according to my symptoms! I have pcos,insulin resistance and endometriosis. I've been ttc for 10 months. I've done 5 cycles of Femara,and used preseed this ONE time. The FIRST cycle I've used it!!! That stuff is AMAZING. So here are my symptoms:
+opk 1/21/17
BD 15,17,19-22

2dpo-severe lower back pain,headache
3dpo-severe lower back pain,mild cramps,headache
4dpo-mild cramps on left lower abdomen,tired,stuffy/runny nose,sore nipple
5dpo-mild cramps,gassy,emotional
6dpo-back pain,headache,acne on chest & forehead,runny/stuffy nose,tired,occasional mild cramps,emotional- took a test knowing it's too early BFN
7dpo-back pain,sneezing,emotional
8dpo-back pain,headache,gassy,starring
9dpo-starrrrving,back pain,mild cramps,gassy,emotional and I cried. BFN
10-back pain,mild cramps,headache,TIRED-BFN
11dpo-mild cramps,stuffy nose,sore BOOBS-BFN
12dpo-sore boobs,cramps-faint BFP that am. And that afternoon showed pregnant on a digital!

I had NO implantation bleeding and still have had no cm. I had a exploratory lap done Feb 2016 to remove cysts and some endo. Started Femara 2.5 MG in Oct 2016. Was planning to schedule a HSG next month!!!!

After 1,569 days (4years 3months) of praying and trying..BFP with FET ICSI PGS

WOW! I am still in shock. I am elated and oh so grateful. I don't even know where to start but I couldn't wait to post.

I am now 35 my DH is 46. We have my beautiful 12yo stepdaughter from his previous marriage.

The first year of trying I would check this site all of the time checking symptoms. Then we tried the lets not stress about it and it will happen approach. Then we tried acupuncture and the stork a few times still with no success. It was then that I decided I needed to get over my fear of going to doctor and just go find out what was wrong. DH male factor me low reserve/estrogen. We went to a fertility specialist and he decided that due to our issues and age we need to due FET with ICSI and PGS. First round of stims I only produced 3 eggs. All 3 were fertilized but all ended up arresting. Got the news on our 6th anniversary. Needless to say I was devastated but the doctor wanted to go right away for round 2 because he thinks my body was just slow responding. Next round 8 eggs! 8 is great!! When I hear about all these women getting like 20 eggs I was like seriously!!?? Anyway, 7 fertilized 6 arrested we were left one!!!!!! We prayed and prayed and prayed. PGS came back good and normal. I wouldn't allow myself to know the grade etc because it would have just given me one more thing to google and worry about. So, 2 months later started Acupuncture twice a week and Lupron and estrogen then came progesterone and Medrol. Lining looked great 9mm+ at last check up before transfer with the expectation that it would get even thicker. Got a call on transfer day morning from Dr., (me: gulp), embryo thawed perfectly see you @1! (me: sigh, phew, Praise you GOD). Transfer went perfectly didn't feel a thing. Went home and watched a bunch of movies on the couch for the next 3 days, then back to work. I am feeling so blessed and finally fully understanding and accepting of God's timing!

Here are my symptoms:

Monday 1/16 DOT mild cramping 1.5hrs later then later at night ...hungry.. headache at night.

Tuesday 1/17 1dp5dt back ache... dull cramps... sharp stabbing pains left side around 9pm, headache afternoon/night, peeing a lot more like every 1.5hrs but drinking a lot of water too.

Wednesday 1/18 2dp5dt woke up with cramps and sharp stabbing pains in right nipple...dull crampy... back achey ..quick darting pains left side Late morning... peeing like every hour... left side sharp stabbing again tonight.

Thursday 1/19 3dp5dt sharp darting this am, achey crampy and back achey and feet and legs ...ACUP TODAY vision a little wonky when got back to my desk after she said my pulse was mushy which is a good pregnancy sign...slept good but still tired.

Friday 1/20 4dp5dt had Acupuncturist feel my pulse again because I just can't help myself lol she says it feels like a pregnancy pulse..patient asked me if I was pregnant...Co-worker said she read something about Jessica's getting pregnant in 2017 on FB, not that I believe in superstitions!!! A little crampy achey but not as much a little tired today... couple of flushed feelings like hot around 2...around 630 2-3 sharp darting pains that I went "ahhh"... I want to know now!!! Hot today but temp is 97.7 on non basal therm..disappointed temp isn't higher even though I never temped before lol

Saturday 1/21 5dp5dt Keep waking up early, achey crampy, back achey

Sunday 1/22 6dp5dt waking up early, cramps like period is coming, back ache... almost threw up when smelled dh breathe after he ate meat ball slider then talked to me I gagged quite a bit, I think I am making it up so I ask my friend to smell his breathe but they both just looked at me like I was crazy haha.

Monday 1/23 7dp5dt woke up to spontaneous orgasm, now nervous because not supposed to have orgasm due to uterine contractions..dizzy light headed in morning, no cramps today, no symptoms at all really, acupuncturist says slippery pulse still good, gassy bloated.

Tuesday 1/24 8dp5dt woke up early again couldn't fall back to sleep...woke up starving ...cried this am feeling emotional negative bc of no symptoms... had dream last night that I had a miscarriage like 5 years ago and I saw a picture of myself pregnant and I didn't remember it because I had blocked it out of my memory...Dr. called to say they are all rooting for me and I cried when listening to message. Feet are cold today at work back achey..got mad with DH because he was trying to make me call and order lunch and wouldn't just do it himself LOL.. later ready for bed at 8 but stepdaughter had practice, yawned all the way through it, had dinner and felt too full after I ate even though I feel like I didn't eat enough to make me feel that way. Blue veins on boobs more prominent at night.

39 next month and first ever BFP!

My husband and I got married in March 2015. I was 37 and he was 42. We were both morbidly obese @ 275#(me) and 445#(him). I was also suffering from severe fibromyalgia.
We started trying immediately to get pregnant but I wasn't overly hopeful because I felt so unhealthy. We tried eating "healthy" and lost some weight but we were hungry all the time. After 6 months we went to a fertility doctor. He put me on low dose thyroid medication and my husband on Clomid for low testosterone. My AMH and hormones were really good for my age. The doctor also prescribed fertility meds for me but I've only done two rounds of Clomid (one for the hormone test and one round a few months ago). My husband's sperm count increased but the quality decreased to the point that they were recommending IVF with ICSI.
In June 2016 we had gained some weight back and decided to try a ketogenic diet. I got down to 235# and leveled off but it also cured my fibromyalgia. My husband got down to 385#.
I had accepted around age 34 that I would never get married or have children so I have just been happy to have a wonderful man in my life, but it made me sad because he wanted a baby so badly. A few months ago we had a conversation and he was really wanting to go all out and do IVF. I felt the financial strain would be too much and wanted to trust in God. Shortly after that conversation they had a video in church about infertility/adoption and it was pretty emotional. We were invited to the front for prayer and I think it gave him some peace to know that God really is in control. Now just a few weeks later and we have our first ever BFP! I didn't test until 18-19 DPO because I fasted quite a bit this cycle (for the first time ever, also got my weight under 230#) and thought maybe it messed up my cycle. But I'm usually super regular so I finally bought a test and tested at 3 AM because I couldn't wait until morning! I pray that God will protect this little one. All the glory goes to Him!
I have not used ovulation tests for the last few months because I've always felt when I am ovulating and decided to trust my body and God. I had ovulation pain on one side January 7 (we BD'd that night) and the other side January 8 (usually I only have it on one side). I got up and put my pajamas on right after so it definitely isn't necessary to lay there lol. My husband usually takes at least 3-4 days to "recharge" so we really only get one chance per month.
I've definitely had increased appetite and have been taking naps (usually I can't nap even if exhausted). The last few days my chest has hurt a bit more than usual but not enough that I thought it was a sign. I have had minor cramping and kept thinking I was going to start my period any minute. Also my cat has been laying with me a lot this last week and she normally only lays with my husband. That was really unusual!

TTC 8 YEARS - 3 separate BPFs AFTER PROLACTIN LOWERED!!!

Hi all and all my prayers for those TTC!!!

I JUST HOPE MY STORY GIVES AT LEAST ONE PERSON SOME HOPE!!

Well it's safe to say I scoured these sites for many long long years leading up to the conception of my miscarriage, my beautiful daughter and now this little one.

My ex husband and I tried for 5 years (since we were 19 to 24 years of age). We found out he had very low sperm count under 1mill/mL and also morphology and motility problems. I was all good normal hormone levels, 28 days regular cycles etc. to think I couldn't have children was so heartbreaking for me as I had wanted to become a mother since a little girl. But I would stick with him through thick and thin as promised when we got married. We decided to try IVF just the once as that all we could afford at such a young age - but it failed miserably. After they collected 9 eggs, 7 were good, 5 fertilised .. after 3 days they all started dying. They still transferred the best one but got AF 2 days later! Absolutely shattered!!!! Well that was when I was about 23/24 Y.O (I am 29 now). We continued trying naturally and waited on the public system for IVF. That meant we would get 3 rounds covered by government. Well after almost 2 years of being on that waiting list FINALLY our appointment letter came in the mail! September 2012 was our appoint so excited!!! But hang on, next thing I know the hubby tells me he's no longer happy with me and he leaves, after 8 years together and 5 years of marriage!!!! HES NOT HAPPY?!? WHAT THE ACTUAL FECK!!! (Found out later he was screwing someone else behind my back but that's a completely different story on its own). So I had to cancel the appointment I had been waiting so so patiently for! Very traumatic time...

So that's part 1. First 5 years TTC.

When I had come to terms with being divorces and childless at the age of 24 after everything I had been through realised I was better off with him, that's when I found my next partner. He had no fertility problems and we tried for a Year and a half! nothing! Ended up breaking up with him for reasons I won't go into but was left thinking IS THERE SOMETHING WRONG WITH ME?? (Fertility wise)

Along come shortly after, the love of my life (DF). DF definitely had no fertility problems as he had gotten his ex pregnant twice, she aborted both. (Sorry to have to say that). So after a year of us trying I literally thought 'stuff it I'm going to the doctor! I MUST have something wrong with me!' The GP asked me if I had ever had 'milk' coming out of my breasts and weirdly enough I had for the past 3 years due to a medication I got out on after my ex husband leaving. He said 'there's your problem!' And ordered blood tests to see how high my prolactin levels were.

WELL...

I got a call from the doctors off 4 days later saying 'please come in the doctor needs to discuss your results with you'. So I went in absolutely CRAVING a MACCAS CHEESEBURGER WITH PICKLES and I usually HATE pickles!! Lol!!! Thought nothing of it and yep you guessed it, doctor tells me he also checked for HCG AND ITS AT 11!!!! OMG!!! I'm most likely pregnant!! Yes I was pregnant confirmed days later with more bt. So my prolactin level was still sort of high but I tell you what, I started taking VITEX that month and apparently that helps with prolactin levels! I decided to take vitex even before first seeing the doctor... But when I told him he was not too happy. I didn't understand why but now I do. That pregnancy ended in m/c at 10 weeks and no hb was ever detected. So I went off vitex. Had d/c July 2015. Heartbroken and beyond. But still happy I knew I *could* get pregnant.

About 4 months later I ended up conceiving again, which resulted in my beautiful DD. she was born August 2016.

And now I'm pregnant again :D (she's 4 months old).

I honestly believe Vitex helped as the doctor never ended up treating the high prolactin. The milk went away after one month of using it. Problem is I should have stopped taking once I got my first BFP. But I'm still over the moon with my beautiful amazing incredibly beautiful daughter who I've had to the most amazing man I've ever met and now we're expecting no2!!!!

Symptom - wise (and I'm being honest here after 8 years I learned how to OBSESS) but the only things I ever noticed was that one craving for cheeseburgers with pickles with the first pregnancy, and period pains 4-5 days leading up to when my period was due with all 3 pregnancies when if I wasn't pregnant the period pains only started once I got AF.

Thanks you Jesus for these beautiful miracles! I know YOU ARE THE REASON BEHIND ALL THIS!!! Amen and baby dust to all TTC xxxx

BFP after 4 years - 0.4 AMH and 0% morphology

I had been a stalker for a long time and finally time has come to write about my story as this may help someone with Hope . We got married in 2009 and got our first kid in 2010 by god's grace. For the second we started trying in 2012. Months passed but all BFN (big fat negative (pregnancy test)) and regular AF.Infact we tried all suggestion google gave, preseed,raising leg,alternate days, etc etc. Decided to finally visit doctor in Feb 2016 ( know it is too late ) ,Doctor did several checks and said AMH is 0.4 and DH (dear husband) Morphology is 0% only way is to recommend to fertility. We visited fertility treatment in Mar 2016.They checked my tubes,HSG, etc etc ( no issues found ) sighting AMH and Morph said IVF (in vitro fertilization) with ICSI is the only option. Already spent 3K, we both were not prepared for treatment. Finally informed my mom. She requested us both to follow couple of things as she learned about Indian Ayurveda from someone.

1) Dried winter cherry roots powdered & mixed with honey every night - both

2) Dried moringa flower(buds) powdered & mixed with milk every night - DH.

Along with this DH (dear husband) went for regular exercise and had doctors multivitamins everyday.

We followed it religiously and something got changed in last 8 months. THis cycle No AF (Aunt Flo - menstruation/period) even after 3 days it was due, checked today morning and after 4 years of trying BFP!!!!!

We BD'ed 10,12,14,15,16 just before going to sleep.

Thank you God. Prayers for all TTCers.

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Faint BFP?!? why is it so hard to believe

Hey Ladies,

Merry Christmas Eve!

This was my second month TTC (still learning the abbreviations for everything-forgive me)

I'm 27 and my DH is 24. We BD'd (he likes that saying now he always calls it that ;-) lol) anyways! We BD'd on November 30th which was still during my last period but I was only very lightly spotting then, the 7th, the 9th and the 13th. According to my glow app (not sure how accurate) my window of ovulation was December 8th-14th. I started having low back pain and cramping on the 9th which I thought was odd, because I never get ovulation symptoms.

Anywho, my DPO's might be off because I'm not exactly sure which day I ovulated, because I wasn't using tests. I'm going with the 12th because that's what glow said my optimal day was for conceiving.

Oday and leading up to Oday...

*cramps, diarrhea (sorry TMI) like very frequently.Pain on the right side (kind of like a hard ball sitting in uterus) gassy, tired. Hollow feeling in uterus. Had to reach up to get any but there was a small amount of EWCM.

1dpo- BD'd (dec 13th)- cramps very mild, maybe not actually there? (in my head) nipples mildly tingling. Sore lower back but not too bad. Empty stomach feeling even after I eat. Tummy grumbling a lot today (never happens) Bad headache. Craving egg salad sandwhich like crazy. Burping more than usual. Fluttering in left side of uterus. A bit irritable, I'm sure DH would say a lot.

3dpo- Leg cramps, minor AF like cramps, back pain, frequent urination, SO SO tired, very faint bitter taste in the back of the mouth, boobs feel fuller but not at all sore, nipples constantly erect, hiccups/burping, gassy, lotion like CM but not a lot.

4-5dpo- Diarrhea is back. Pulse is 78 (not sure what it normally is) Still hungry. Sharp pain woke me up today but not sure if it was because I had to pee really bad or if it was something else.

6dpo-Boobs feel fuller but not sore yet still. Resting HR upon waking is 90. Felt like palpitations/anxiety.

8dpo- Bd'd again (no sex drive but poor DH was in the mood) White creamy CM came out afterwards. Headache.

9dpo-Front teeth so sensitive. Hurts to drink anything remotely cold without a straw. this is one of the symptoms that really makes me think I am pregnant. The roof of my mouth is sore and raw, kinda like when you eat a hot slize of pizza. Light cramping, back ache, hot flashes, sweating more than usual. HR 96. Still so tired.

10dpo- Groin pain mild. Sore throat on the left side. TIRED. Boobs mildly sore but not like usual AF sore. Dreaming more, almost every night. Nipples tingling.

11dpo- Tired, AF like cramps, super green and blue prominent veins around nippes and up breasts. Nipples so Huge and swollen and a bit flaky. I've had a weird rash on tops of hands which is unusual for me, skin is extra dry, wondering if this could be from prenatal vitamins? Prominent green veins on tops of feet getting out of the bath. Too early to have pregnancy brain but man am i ever forgettful lately. (like forgetting my next words in the middle of a sentence forgetful) irritable, not as hungry, low back pain worse, bloated/gassy, feeling constipated but had BM and a normal one at that. out of breath.

So at 11dpo I took a CB test and there was a faint positive. Today 12dpo I took a CB digi test that says 1-2 weeks but now i've gotten myself so down reading all the negative things about CB tests and false positives that I'm terrified to try other brands. So any advice or helpful stories that can relate would be great. Either way, it's christmas tomorrow and stores are closed anyways.

Merry christmas ya'll soon to be mommies!!

baby dust xoxoxxo

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OMG I literally can't believe it!!! Shaking and can't concentrate!

Did a first response today just because I couldn't wait a couple more days for my period. Within a few seconds the second line showed up! (11dpo) Albeit faint - but certainly not a squinter! Pinching myself. Gave Hubby an early Christmas present all wrapped up with the test inside and a baby grow saying ' I love my Daddy- he's funny!' (I'd bought it a few months ago waiting to be able to give it to him). Wrote a tag inside saying 'Mummy is looking after me for a while and keeping me safe on her tummy but I can't wait to meet you!'

To be honest it really just felt like my period was coming. It still does!

1-6 dpo - 1dpo a little spotting- probably from ovulation. Then nothing- but bbt temps went down after the ovulation spike. Right up til 6dpo.

6-7 dpo- spike again - to over 36.9.

7-10 dpo- spotting- I'm a regular spotter and this month has been particularly crazy with the spotting!! All over the shop. When I say spotting I do mean brown CM. other months it progressed to dark blood and then red then period. Not this time. Also other months only started spotting from 10dpo. Not 7dpo.

Also ever so slight soreness in breasts- but honestly- the same as every other month- so just thought it was my period.

Only other symptom that was worth noting was a ridiculously slight ache in my actual belly button a couple of times. Saw others had said similar too on here, which is really odd. But I wouldn't have noticed it if I hadn't have been sitting down quietly at work.

11dpo- less spotting. Slight brown when wiped once. Took first response for the hell of it as I'm impatient and within 10 seconds the second line came up!!

And here we are. Still don't quite believe it. hubby wants precisely 5 more tests before he's fully convinced ha ha.

FYI- hope for all those regular spotters- this cycle I had the most spotting I've ever had!! It was crazy throughout! But I do mean spotting- as in brown. I think my body was clearing itself out. Anyway- don't let anyone tell you it will make it harder to conceive. This is only cycle 4 since coming off the pill. And I've been on it for years!!!! And I'm 29. So don't be disheartened if you body likes to spot.

Also- be confident that you know your own body. I never listened to this 'first morning wee' for opk's nonsense. It's technically supposed to be the highest concentration. But afternoon urine was always better for me! Always. My body was changing quickly too during ovulation from high fertility to peak- a morning test would be flashing smiley and by the afternoon it was static (clear blue highest levels of LH). Test more if you have the money but equallydon't drive yourself crazy if it stressses you.

I just personally found I felt way more in control and it made me more confident in knowing my body.

This was also the very first month using preseed. That stuff is a bloody miracle worker! Now I know it probably wasn't all down to this but I'm damn sure it helped as I have quite sparse CM. put it this way- it can't hurt!!!

Please feel welcome to ask questions. I stalked this board for months and felt it only right to add to it.

I've posted my bbt chart here. Am stopping taking temps from now on as I don't want to freak myself if they fluctuate.

Baby dust to all!!!!!

Xxxx

BFP at 12 dpo!

Tww story

Disclaimer: I did not confirm ovulation with tempting but rather good knowledge of my body. Noticed a big glob of ewcm on CD 11 and 2 days later had ovulation spotting & acne, so I'm counting CD13 as my ovulation date.

2dpo- continued having ewcm type CM but a lot thinner than fertile CM. Started getting tender breasts. Rare for me because they tend to be sore right before O and right before AF.

3dpo- continued ewcm & breasts sore. Also spotted a little after intercourse, which lasted just for that night.

4-9dpo- continued slippery cm/ewcm, sore breast, and new symptom: dull persistent headache! Should note that at 9dpo, I had a very dull cramp like feeling almost literally inside the vagina- I think this might have been implantation.

10dpo- all of the above plus new symptom: lower back aches and runny nose. When I blew my nose earlier in the day I had also noticed a tinge of blood in it.

11dpo- all of the above with some extra fatigue. I definitely felt like I wasn't getting my period at this point because it wasn't feeling normal and I had NO ACNE at all, which is rare for me. I religiously get a few spots before AF. I tested in the am with IC & BFN. Decided to test again late afternoon w 6 hour hold (I know, wtf) with another IC & flat frrr... I swore I saw something very very faint but DH couldn't confirm for me lol. Looking back: VVF BFP

12dpo- Next morning ran out of bed to POAS and used IC & frrr.. BFP!!!

Today: 13dpo- line is getting darker! Most symptoms persist.

Ultimately the biggest signs were constant sore breasts from the moment O ended, headaches, & no acne.. if anything is different for you, then it's prob worth considering. Hope this helps some of you ladies :)

Picture shows vvvf bfp at 11 dpo and then bottom at 12 dpo.

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