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My First Ever BFP!

I have been reading this site religiously for two weeks, and today I get to contribute my own story!

WHAT WE DID:
Used OPKs
Used Pre-seed (small amount) for dry days
BD'd every day for about 8 days ;)
Elevated my hips on a pillow for 20 minutes after sex
Prayed A LOT!

SYMPTOMS:
I really did not have many symptoms until close to the end.
1-8 DPO: Off and on cramping and extra gas
6 DPO: Shooting pain in my lower left abdomen that lasted for several hours and then disappeared.
9 DPO: Feeling tired, but nothing unusual. Already accepting the fact that I am probably not pregnant, and anxious to get started for the next month.
10 DPO: BFN with FMU. Extremely tired and hungry. That night, my breasts started feeling very tender after I took off my bra. I decided to test again. Looked like another BFN, so I left it on the counter and walked off. 3 hours later, I went to the bathroom again, and I realized a tiny faint line had formed on the test! I freaked out (of course), took another test (faint positive again), and make my DH take one (wondfo strips) to make sure I wasn't seeing things. :)
11 DPO: 2 more faint positives with FMU. Bought a FRER test before work and took it at lunch time. A very clear (though still light) line popped up in no time.

Today is 12 DPO, and I have now gotten positives on 4 different brands! The digital is still negative, but I think I should wait to take one after my actual missed period. I am so excited!

Praying for all of you! God is faithful!

BFP 13DPO with BFN's and Barely Any Symptoms

I can't believe I got my BFP today! This website has helped me so much, so here is my story.

So last month, I knew I was pregnant. I just knew it! I had tender bbs, cramps, twinges, metallic taste in my mouth, no energy, I even had a cold. I was DEVASTATED when I got my BFN and AF. I was convinced I was pregnant. This month, I didn't even have O pain and I usually have bad ovulation pain. I mean bad. No O pain so I thought I was out for the month. The only abnormal thing that I has was bad bloating and gas but not enough to say I was definitely pregnant, I thought it was in my head. I had bad cramps today, bad AF cramps, put a heating pack on and a pad on...knew I was getting my period....nearly fell over backwards when no AF and a BFP on two tests with my afternoon urine!!!

So, symptoms really. I tested at 10,11,12 dpo all BFN. So, I figured I won't even waste money on 13dpo. I caved today when I didn't get a period, BFP! THERE IS STILL HOPE FOR LADIES WITH BFN's on FRER even on 12dpo.

Actually, the biggest sign for me were my furbabies. My Beagle has been sleeping outside my bedroom door and NEVER in her life has she done that, she has ALWAYS slept on the couch and my Cat has been laying on my stomach the last two weeks!!! Usually, he is MEAN!

I thank God and Jesus. I did a lot of praying and Jesus has showed me so many signs. Open your eyes, seek and you shall find him.

Shocked to See +

I was super in shock to see the line appear so quickly!
I saw it and I got light headed, shaky, and my heart almost stopped. (All in a GOOD way) been ttc for 9months just got my bfp today (8/10/12) my symptoms were AF like cramps that came 5 days ago and lasted til now but on and off threw the days. This was a big clue because I NEVER get pre menstrual cramps, only the day of and a day or two following the arrival. More tired and crabbier. And a loss of appetite also sensitive nipples that turned into sore breasts. My cm was lotiony for the most part. There was one night where it was very white and had the consistency of snot! My sister in law was the one to point out most of my symptoms and asked my hubby if I was pregnant! Weird! Well we are very happy. Trying not to get too excited because it’s still early. I prayed and asked for this and left it to God. I don't know how far along I am because of my 57 day cycle and we had sex pretty much every day last month so I can't say I’m guessing between 4 and 8 Weeks tho. Good luck to everyone else trying to conceive. Your time will come when it is right for you. Lots of baby dust.

BFP 12DPO After 13 Months TTC

We just went to the doctor about 2 months ago to have all our testing done. We were put into the "Unexplained Infertility" box. We decided to try naturally for 6 more months and then move onto IUI next year if we still weren't pregnant.

I never take pregnancy tests anymore.... too difficult. However, this morning was an exception because I was going to Denver for a training and didn't want to risk getting my period on the trip and being emotional in front of co workers. So I took one this morning so I could have a cry and get over with it. My husband watched the test and after 2 minutes he said "there is a 2nd line!"
We screamed and I called my sister and woke her up! She is so happy to have a baby cousin for her kids!

I don't believe in the "symptoms". I do like the "things we did differently part" though so here it is:

-Used OPK
-Climaxed after my husband (sorry TMI!!!)
-BD every day starting 6DPO
-BD X 2 on surge day
-took baby Aspirin after I ovulated
-Husband took men's multi beginning 6 months ago
-Relaxed and joked about buying a house in Hawaii instead of having a to pay for our child's college if it never happens..... didn't stress.
-PRAYER

12 DPO: BFP! Confirmed with a blood test!!

So excited! Praying this one sticks! Thank you God!!!!

WOW!!! 7 Months and Finally BFP

Wow I can't actually believe I'm pregnant! Just had it confirmed by the doctor, still haven't had any positive hpt's lol! But then I'm only 13dpo. I have haunted this site this month as I was absolutely SURE that my symptoms were pregnancy! By yesterday I thought I was going mad lol! But it turns out I'm not mad after all!!
1st of all I'd like to say thank you to God. Thank you to my wonderful partner, and thank you to all the ladies who have posted here, it gave me hope and without that I would have given up!

Things I did different this month: SMEG (sperm meets egg plan... Lifting legs up and bicycling in the air) lots of fun!! Did my temps with FF, Green tea before ovulation, pregnacare conceive multivitamins, and for the 1st time I prayed!

Ov day: BD'd (I'm sure this was the day I conceived) sharp pain and I get radiating pains down my legs so I know I definitely ov'd, temp dropped and I knew my temp rise would come tomorrow.
1dpo: breast tenderness (very unusual for me, doesn't happen at all, not even when af is due). Huge temp rise so ovulation was confirmed.
2dpo: bbs still mildly tender
3dpo: again mild breast tenderness. Maaaaajor headache today, although could be from the whiplash I recently had. Hungry, irritable and hot flashes. I'm thinking my progesterone must be way above normal. Must get that hormone test done next month.... Also lots of creamy CM, milky texture, unusual for me, I hardly get CM.
4dpo: mild breast tenderness. Hungry, some uterine cramping that felt like af on her way, much too early!!
5dpo: mild breast tenderness, fatigue, Very irritable, bloated and gassy. Again with the almighty headache. Think that there may be a chance I'm preg so I don't take anything for it and put up with it.... ALL day!!
6dpo: the weirdest of all the days... Very fatigued, moody, a can't be bothered with nobody attitude. Massive temp drop, I'm paranoid that there is something wrong with my luteal phase but then console myself thinking it may be an early implantation. Then out of the blue, I get a MASSIVE glob of CM (sorry if too much info), had to check in the loo to see what the heck fell in there! Looked like egg white CM but was much thicker and kept its shape. Hmmmm, never happened before...
7dpo: temp rise again. Still got the tender breasts. Still hungry, still gassy, still fatigued... Awful constipation today, I'm usually the opposite! I put it down to the multivitamins I'm taking.
8dpo: BFN in the morning. Lost hope as I thought 6dpo may have been implantation. However, I crack on with life :) bbs still tender. Hungryyyyy. Had an uneasy sleep this night.
9dpo: another BFN. Hmmm maybe I'm mad but my bbs still hurt and is it just me or are they somewhat bigger??.... Constipation today is horrendous! Actually look pregnant! And I'm only a little thing!! Temps still up.

BFP : Ask and You Shall Receive

I cannot believe that it is my turn to post a testimony as I have been on this website for months reading many success stories. I always wanted to have children at a very young age but God's plans were otherwise. DH (34) and I (27) got married in the summer of 2011. I made sure I did not get pregnant in order to fit in my dress. Once the wedding was over, I was ready to start trying to make babies. Weird enough, my cycle was suddenly super unbalanced. I have a 34-35-36 day cycle but for some reason it went coocoo on me. No periods in September, a period in October, no periods until February and then no period for April, May and then again I got one in June. During this process, I went to see my doctor. She put me on Metformin. My mistake was to stop the Metformin whenever I would see a period. I had to stay on it as long as I was not pregnant yet. I did every test in the book to make sure everything was okay with me. At some point, I even thought I might be pregnant because I had a bunch of weird symptoms, people saying I’m glowing, a bunch of people dreaming that I was pregnant etc... Got two ultrasounds done just to make sure. But nothing. I bought a CBFM and this thing helped me a wholeeeeeeee bunch! Ladies get one, I bought it off second hand from someone. I discovered that I would ovulate between days 22 and day 26. Can you imagine?! All this time, I was way off. It was major pressure on the both of us (DH and I). Suggesting he go get checked would start arguments. On day 21 at night, I took an internet cheapie and both lines were dark. So the next morning I did the CBFM test and it was my peak. We did the deed with DH and I was convinced that he didn't release inside because he was still going even though he reassured me he did. I still didn't believe him lol. This week, I started testing with my internet cheapie HPTs. Monday a very light line appeared after a few minutes, Tuesday same thing. Wednesday night it was a bit darker so I went to Walmart and bought a CB Digital and FRER test. Started with the FRER, a faint line appeared and decided to try the CB Digital. Within minutes it showed: Pregnant 1-2. I am overjoyed!!! I cannot believe this!!! I have spent LOTS of money on these tests to always be negative. My anniversary had just passed a few weeks ago and decided to surprise my husband. I put the test in a jewelry gift box and tied it with a bow. When I came out of the washroom, he was already sleeping, I fixed the bed and laid a extra thick cover on my side of the bed (I always do that whenever I have my periods, just to not stain the bed, sorry TMI!). He woke up to go to the washroom and when he came back, he saw the cover and "knew" I had gotten my period. So I take out the gift bag and say this is a gift for you. He put it aside and wanted to go back to sleep. I said: Aren't you going to check what it is? So he opened the box, saw a test and didn’t understand until he read the: PREGNANT 1-2. He jumped on his back like a little boy, gave a huge hug and started crying. He was sooooooooooo happy. This cycle, it was different. I was less stressed, I prayed God that he take over of my situation, my household as he said that there shall be no sterility, I made sure to work out, told my mom that was my birthday wish, my husband's best friend came to our house for a week with his wife and child, before they left, he prayed in the house and said we left a child here. My best friend came over on the week of my ovulation, she said I am leaving the baby car seat here. God knew how he was planning things and I praise his name. Our time is not His time and when we understand that, we will be able to just give him trust.

My only symptoms was a bit of sore breast, very little. And I have been a bit more tired than usual, that is it. Surprising enough due to the "symptoms" I have had for months! Keep faith in God, do not get discouraged. I was there, I know how painful that can be when you see a period.

Baby Dust to All. Prayer works!!! xoxoxo

Finally Get My BFP Today!!

Hi All,

I am shocked, excited, happy, nervous and a lot more emotions going through me right now! Yes, I am 4 days late and got my BFP this evening. Now for my symptoms..... Honestly, this month I felt nothing. This is my 3rd Clomid cycle (100mg). My doc asked me to take it from day 3-7, but I missed day 3 and started day 4-8, did not check ovulation days, missed the day 10 & 11 of possible ovulation days, did not keep my legs up in the air for half n hr, I DID NOTHING!!
I have been reading and going crazy with all the information, but I feel it will happen when the time is right. In fact I felt I was pregnant last month for sure, I had all the symptoms - breast tenderness, cramping, bitter taste, headaches, bloated and gassy, hunger, etc. But af showed her face, I figured I had all those symptoms due to high progesterone levels.
This month had none, last week my breasts started getting tender, nauseous since 2-3 days, cramping like af cramps, I definitely thought I’m out this month! I didn’t even get any implantation bleeding. Today on my way back, I just stopped and got a test to just make sure and I cannot believe my eyes!! BFP!!
What I did different this month? I prayed! I’m sure he will answer ur prayers! Good luck to everyone and baby dust to all of u!

BFP Cycle 4 of TTC #2

So thankful for this site and to all the women who have shared their tww symptoms. It's a long road, but all the hard work and time waiting is worth it. God had a plan for me and this was our month.

Age 27, DF 29
TTC #2 since 4/12
Lmp 6/22-6/26
Cycle length: irregular 26-28 mostly, occasional 33 days
Fertile window: 7/2-7/9 (cd 11-18)
Bd on cd 3, 6, 8, 10, 12, 13, 15 then stopped

No opk used, just went with instinct so O day may not be accurate, but I did feel sharp pain 2wks after af leading me to believe this was the day I ovulated 7/5 (cd14)

cd13: bd

cd14: sharp pain, made me jump (I think this was when I ovulated!)

cd15/1dpo: bd

2-4dpo: nothing

5-6dpo: backache and exhausted

7dpo: blurred vision (felt like I was going to blackout), breast sensitivity, cramps, increased appetite

8-9dpo: nothing

10dpo: sore bbs, sleepy

11dpo: sensitive/sore bbs, shortness of breath in the morning just from daily routine, tough time working out (threw up after only ½ hr light cardio, usually I can do an hr. of intense cardio)

12dpo: tired, blurred vision when getting up, backache while washing dishes that evening, sore bbs

13dpo: heartburn, acid reflex, sore bbs

14dpo: Heartburn, coworkers said I look like I’m glowing and asked if I was pregnant, sore/achy bbs

15po: No af this morning. During lunch break went to dollar tree to buy test. Shaking with nerves finally my BFP!!

Backache, heartburn and acid reflex were the symptoms I had this month that I didn't have in previous months.

Things I did different this month:
• Prayed to God, with him anything is possible
• Gave up my daily glass of wine
• Started taking prenatal vitamins
• Less coffee
• Didn’t visit relatives or talk to friends much this month. I think this brought my stress level way down.
• Figured out this month that bd can be simple and I didn’t have to “make love” a few quickies got the job done.

BFP After Six Months!!!

Hey all, I have been stalking this site for so long. I never thought I would post here. Six months is not a long time, but my DH and I was so tensed!!! I had a very regular cycle (31 days) and I ovulate on cd17 every month. So I was really confused when I did not get pregnant and now it seems like God has heard our prayers.

Major symptoms included increased thick light yellowish cervical mucus during 1-4 dpo. There were no noticeable symptoms for me during 5-10 dpo. I had stopped obsessing with symptom spotting :) I checked on 8 dpo and it was a bfn. I lost hope and I was out of sticks. On the afternoon of 12 dpo, I just thought I would check with a clearblue digital ovulation stick as I had many left. In some blogs, I have read an OPK could detect hcg and to my surprise it was a smiley face :) I was in deep confusion because I cannot confirm w/o a preg test. In the evening we bought a frer and tested and I saw two lines. I am still in shock!!! cried a lot!
thanked God.

**Things that we did differently
We had tried the 'Sperm meets Egg plan' this month accurately. I guess it worked.
I had less cervical mucus, so I made it a point to drink 8 glasses of water everyday and I could really see the difference. I thought it was crucial. I didn't use Pre-Seed. Lots of prayers and kept a positive attitude throughout the month. So don't lose hope friends!!!

BFP After Miscarriage and With Prayer!

In February my husband and I lost our first child due to a missed miscarriage. This was a totally heart breaking experience for us both and I'd be lying if I said apart of me isn't still fearful that this wonderful BFP could have the same tragic outcome. However I decided to trust in God, which is a massive step for me as until yesterday I was not a believer. We had been trying ttc for around 4months, my husband is a Christian and suggested I pray. I wanted to be pregnant again and this time to have a baby to keep, sooo I started praying most days. It can't hurt? I thought. Well :) this month was our BFP and I'm starting to feel that it’s thanks to me letting go of all my anguish with God for our previous miscarriage and instead asking for his love and help.
1-2 DPO. Tugging and slight cramping sensation in right ovary.
3-5 DPO. Nothing.
6-8. DPO. Increasing stomach pains in right side and cramping, with right side lower back pain - like AF. Some breast soreness and tingling but not consistent. Diarrhea (sorry tmi) and waves of nausea. Went to the doctors thinking I had a kidney infection and she suggested I may be pregnant, however to early to tell. Took a home test with first morning urine (as always) BFN.
9-10 DPO. Soreness in breasts still, really thirsty and really hungry. Smells are starting to bother me more and I nearly threw up at work when I picked up a residence used tissue (not like me at all, its my job to do personal care). Took a test and BFN.
11 DPO. Nothing, starting to think I'm out and that it was all just wishful thinking.
12 DPO. Breasts and nipples tingling, eating more and thirsty. I'm 7 stone and 5'4, never been a big eater but suddenly I could not stop lol. Took a test BFN.
13 DPO. Having some light pulling sensations in right ovary, still have diarrhea and occasional breast pain. Decide to test again, BFN. That day I decided that I needed to prove to myself whether or not these symptoms where in my head so I splashed out and bought a first response early detection.
14 DPO. Took a test at 6am in the morning using first response and BFP !! Faint line but still a line. Also a very very very faint line appeared on cheapy £1 store one. Continued symptoms all day, sore boobs, hungry and some cramps on right side. Also feeling very tired.
15 DPO. Woke up to two spots on my face! Eeek! And swollen breasts, decided that the hormones may have increased so retested using both pound store and first response.....**drum roll please** Two much much clearer BFP :) :) :) :) :D :D :D :D

So so happy and I will be praying each day for God to keep this little bean safe and sticky.

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