Soooo, I have been non-stop stalking this website since the beginning of my TTC journey last month. I was so excited to read all of the wonderful information submit by everyone regarding their experience leading up to their BFP, I figured I should do the same if I was ever blessed enough to do so. I never thought I would be writing so soon, as I am diagnosed with Hashimoto's thyroiditis, and was on the birth control pill for roughly 10 years (with very few, intermittent 1-2 month breaks) I am 27, my DH is 29, he has 2 children, I have none. This will be my first pregnancy.
I generally have a very regular cycle, 28 days (even before bc, which I started for painful cramps). I stopped taking BC November of 2014, and began TTC January 2015. My last period was February 7, 2015, and was due to ovulate around February 21, according to my smiley face OPK that I got on February 19th and 20th, confirming my LH surge. But when I had my 7 day progesterone labs drawn, my result came back at 0.2 ng/ml. (I died inside) The following Sunday (a week later).. I was laying on the couch, and felt enormous ovulation pains. I immediately emailed my OB and told her that I thought I may have ovulated late and if we could possibly repeat my labs. So I repeated it on (Ovulation Day) February 29th, and it was 1.7 ng/ml and again (6DPO) March 5th, and had a result of 11 ng/ml. (Still not very promising in my book) But nevertheless, better than the previous. According to my OB, anything above 10 confirms ovulation so I felt a bit better. Anywho, moving on. Due to my late ovulation, my period would have been due March 14th or so. Now for the symptoms.... I didnt have very many.
1DPO- Vivid dreams
2DPO- Vivid dreams
3DPO- EWCM? Huh? very stretchy.
4DPO- EWCM again? Whats going on?
5DPO- White creamy EWCM? Odd, somethings definitely up.
6DPO- runny nose, didnt really feel like myself, felt a little off. CM Yellowish/whitish in color.
7DPO- Booger glob cm, slightly strechy, snaps back quickly to boogery glob, Yellow tinge to it. Got up at 2am to use restroom (odd for me)
8DPO- Fatigue, went to bed very early from exhaustion, tossed and turned all night, got zero rest. Breast became slightly sore. (which usually happens the day after ovulation, should have been my first clue) Now Im getting watery CM with little white bits, flecks, pieces, idk what to call them, Looked like toilet paper bits mixed with clear watery CM.
9DPO- Scant CM, AF like cramps. Breast soreness gone?
10DPO- Left work early for extreme dizziness, headache, slight nausea. Just generally feeling like poo. Went home half day, did absolutely nothing. Same toilet paper CM. AF like cramps. But nothing. Took dollar tree pregnancy test, BFN. Breast soreness back? (make up your mind!)
11DPO- Actually called out of work for the same horrible symptoms. Dizziness, headache, fatigue. Dollar Tree test. very very faint BFP. (afternoon urine) Had to use my iphone flashlight to see it. OMG No way! Slight breast soreness.
12DPO- FMU, Dollar tree test, BFP (faint), CB Digi, BFN! :0 Uhhh... what? (Panic) Boob pain still goin strong.
13DPO- FMU, Dollar tree test BFP, very slightly more visible line, positive on FRER and "PREGNANT" on CB Digi!!! Woo hoo!!!
14DPO- No sign of AF :) Still faint, but clearly there~! Boob pain!! Now my nipples are going crazy, poking out for everyone to see, and very sensitive.
15DPO- BFP, I have a nice line now! HCG draw this morning, came back 217 miu/mL. I would be roughly 4 weeks today. Hopefully I have a sticky little bean!
I did use preseed, but not during my fertile window, as I missed it this time, and was clearly confused about my dates. I believe I only BD'd a couple times during my fertile window (not sure when as I stopped keeping track). What I did differently this time was pray more than usual. I continue to pray that God allows me to continue on with a healthy pregnancy and a sticky bean!
Baby Dust to all of you!!****