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BFP After 12 Months TTC, 1 MMC & 1 CP

Sooo happy to be posting here!!! My husband and I have been TTC since Nov 11. During that first cycle I actually got pregnant with twins, but unfortunately we couldn't find a heartbeat at 8 weeks. In February I had a chemical pregnancy. I was heartbroken/depressed and have been trying to get pregnant ever since then...failing month after month. Last week I was finally able to schedule a meeting with a fertility specialist (I had to wait one year until they would schedule me) which was suppose to happen next week. There were a few things that I did differently this cycle: - CD 3- 12: Detox Tea, Red raspberry leaf tea, Pregnancy prep vitamin x2, prenatal vitamin & I worked out a couple times a week - CD 13- Present: I stopped taking everything except my prenatal on CD13, just in case this was my month - TMI alert!!: My DH & I had sex CD 7, 8, 10, 12-14; We did positions that are "suppose" to put the sperm closer to the cervix (missionary/doggie style)..maybe this helped, maybe it didn't... and we used Pre-Seed Here are my DPO results: DPO 1: Nothing DPO 2-3: Very sore nips, typical for me after AF; usually only lasts a couple days DPO 4: less sore nips, gas DPO 5: Nothing DPO 6-7: AF cramps; I was SURE AF was on the way, I always start to get little cramps 1 week out DPO 8: Nothing DPO 9: constant AF cramps / heaviness in stomach (usual for me) DPO 10-11: nips slightly sore again...this made me wonder a little if I was preggo, but I dismissed the idea because I had been wrong so many times. With my other pregnancies sore nips was always a sign towards the end of my cycle DPO 12: sore nips /AF cramps DPO 13: sore nips, AF cramps, sore throat, AM: took Wondofo HPT just on a whim (first time I've ever made it to DPO 13 w/o testing) positive!!! OMG!!! PM: Took clearblue digital & early response HPT Positive!!! Told my hubby who was shocked!!! I honestly had resigned myself to not getting pregnant. I didn't think it was going to happen this month. The "just relax" thing wasn't what worked for me. I still felt just as sad/weepy/anxious as I had in previous months, but I did not feel/act as frantic as I had before (constantly using my OPKs, HPTs, charting, checking pregnancy sites) This is probably because I was moving to a new state during this time and didn't have access to the internet and wanted to "try" to take a break from thinking about baby making for a month... But I'll admit it was still on my mind 24/7. We've prayed for this baby for so long. I just can't believe it & I am hoping and praying that this is our take home baby! Remember every month is a new month & try not to get discouraged. Good luck ladies!

BFP - 13 DPO!

I have been reading the BFP stories on this site for the last 2 months. My husband and I have been TTC for 7 months. This month we used PreSeed for the first time, I laid down with hips up for about 30 mins afterwards, we did the SMEP, and I used ClearBlue Ovulation kit. We also prayed that God would bless us with a baby! I did not ovulated until CD25 which is really late into my cycle. I usually have 30-34 day cycles. This morning, at 13 DPO, I got my BFP! We feel so blessed! I am going to list the few symptoms that I had up until my BFP... but there were very few! 1-4 DPO: I didn't notice anything out of the normal for me, I had a few cramps but I always get those around ovulation time. 5-6 DPO: My eyes were watering and itching so badly, I felt like I was getting a cold because I had stuffy nose and scratchy throat. 7-10 DPO: A few more cramps, my vagina felt like I was getting a yeast infection (itchy but no discharge besides the normal) 11-12 DPO: Tired and cramps... I thought for sure my period was about to start. 13 DPO: Slept until 10:45 ... I NEVER do that!!! Woke up and POAS to see a BFP!!!! I pray that those of you who are TTC will get to soon experience the joy we experienced this morning! God Bless! Baby dust to all!


Hello all you lovely ladies! So excited to share my BFP news with you all, since this site was so helpful during my antsy two-week wait! I kept careful track of all my symptoms, and got my BFP at 5:30 this morning at 13 DPO! My husband and I feel very, very blessed. My cycles are pretty regular, usually about 25 days long. I have very noticeable eggwhite CM when I ovulate, so we BD on that day and the day after. From there, here is how my symptoms played out: Terrible headache and food aversion, 2dpo Right side ovulation pain, 3 dpo Small flutters/twinges/electrical charges in lower belly, 4-6 dpo Scratchy throat, slightly stuffy nose, felt like cold was coming but never really did 4-6 dpo Terrible dry eye feeling, 6 dpo Trouble staying asleep in early am, (could just be my racing mind!) 5 and 6 dpo Small amount of thick discharge, 6 dpo More noticeable cramps all day, more in evening, 7dpo Tender, sore breasts, few slightly bloody nose blowing results, 7dpo Breast less sore, but mild cramping throughout the day, overall fullness in lower belly, 2 sharp pains in vagina today, 8dpo Very vivid dream overnight, slight right side cramping throughout morning, evening cramps on left side, terrible mood, clear-to-cloudy/yellow cm, 9 dpo Woke up feeling like AF was coming, generally icky pre-period belly all day, clear cm, (I am usually very dry just before my period), 10 dpo Woke up really expecting period due to overall icky belly; feels like day 1 of my period all day long, dry eyes in afternoon, full, bloated feeling, feels like period is about to flow, 11 dpo AF due today; Feels like first day of period, crampy and a bit icky; terrible diarrhea; bought pregnancy tests! BFP!!!!!, 13 dpo Hope this helps someone out there, I sure loved reading all of your posts these past two weeks. Praying for a sticky baby! Babydust to you all! XO

I am so HAPPY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It has been over a year of TTC and I will be 40 in one week. I have had one miscarriage 5 months ago and have PCOS. Starting seeing an RE and I just got my BFP. This site helped me so much in giving me hope so I wanted to share that hope with those of you out there waiting. Things I did differently: I prayed more, used Pre-Seed, 2nd round of clomid (this time I was monitored and used a trigger), lost over 14lbs, took more folic acid, we BD the night of the trigger and the next night....and that was it:) We were told to BD the night after the trigger and the next morning didn't work out exactly like that..... I had an US at 10CD and it showed 4 follicles..... maybe we will have twins. I have to say I thought I had many more symptoms last month. 1-6 dpo- Lots of cream CM (this was present my whole last cycle up to AF) 7dpo- CM changed to more watery and continues to be that way 9dpo- Lots of nausea around 10am and couldn't stand the thought of eggs would make me gag. Took first response (I knew it was way toooo early) got a BFN. 10dpo- Cramping... and burning sensation below the belly button. 11 dpo- Took a first response with FMU and BFN (was very disappointed) 12-13 dpo- Very sensitive to smell, continued burning and cramping feeling but different than AF... also I have the sense of calm that came over me... just felt very very calm....constipation (which is unusual for me before AF) 14dpo- Around 4pm had nausea and feeling a bit more tired.... 9:27pm took a first response and BFP!!!!!!!! Sooooooo Happy. Now I just need to go get the beta's done, will be calling the RE office first thing. Praying for this little one or ones to stick and stay for a healthy 9 months..... well really 8 months now :) Just also wanted to say my RE said to count the first day after the trigger as 1 dpo.

Finally Expecting!! Over The Moon..

Hello ladies I'm so happy to FINALLY be able to post my BFP story.. I am truly a living witness that if you just let go and let God everything will happen in due time. Here's my story.. I had a Mirena in place for 5 years and once I had it removed (Sept 11) I started with the Nuva ring until the end of the year. Jan I had withdrawal bleeding and Feb I had what I thought would be a normal period (I used to be a 28 day girl) I had a cycle but I found from month to month they were irregular.. DH and I started trying in Feb with no avail.. I have a 9 year old daughter from a previous relationship now 9 cycles later (9/14) I'm pregnant with my second child and his 1st.. Here are a few of my symptoms OD-10/2 BD DPO- 1-5 Nothing DPO-6 hungry and heartburn DPO-7 EXTREME hunger,heartburn,blew my nose and blood on tissue. DPO-8 Nothing DPO-9-13 Insatiable HUNGER!!!!! Slight spot of red in EWCM (implantation?) Boobs are REALLY sore w/ shooting pains. DPO-14 (expected cycle 10/16) Angry, Starving,Sore boobies, constant bathroom breaks. I kept feeling like something was up and tested when I got home... Is that a faint BFP...Yes it is EEKKKK! DPO-15 Test w/ FMU another faint BFP... OMG can this really be happening.. Went to Wal-mart before work to grab another couldn't wait til later.Took it on one of my many bathroom breaks... BFP!!!!!! Went to Dr today, confirmed pregnancy and I'm 4 weeks and 2 days.. DH and I are over the moon.. He's waited and wanted for so long I am happy to be able to carrying this little bundle of joy.. For those of you that are still trying, keep your faith, God has a plan for you. Baby dust to you all!!
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Third Cycles the Charm

Hello all, I am so excited to share my story with you all. I will try to make a very long story short and sweet. When my husband and I got married in 1995 we originally wanted to wait a few years, but after a year we started TTC. Years went by and no baby so we went to a specialist and tried clomid. We maxed out on the cycles we could use it and the next step of injections was way too expensive for us so we started focusing on adoption which we wanted to do anyway but after we had children naturally (God had other plans obviously). Well we were blessed with two beautiful special needs boys and shortly after we adopted the 2nd we found I had a softball sized cyst on my left ovary. The ovary was removed and the doctor noticed some adhesions on my right fallopian tube so he corrected those, and he told me he wouldn't be surprised if I got pregnant now. Well in September 2010 we adopted a third special needs son and things were going smoothly until March 30th, 2011 when I went to get our boys ready for school and our youngest (4 1/2 years) was unresponsive. Did CPR but he was taken to heaven early. These times were the hardest of my life, but trusted God completely. Was trudging through life when May 4th, 2012 came I was a couple days late for AF and had some pregnancy tests that would expire later this year so I thought I might as well try it. Sure enough BFP. I could not believe it. Things were great till May 23rd when I had some clotting and finally on June 4th I miscarried. Although we were encouraged to wait a couple cycles, as soon as I was done bleeding we started TTC. Well we were on our third cycle and my PMS symptoms were not as strong as usual, bb temp had gone down, and had cramping so I was sure this time was a no go. I was pretty sure my cycle would be 37 days due to when I ovulated, but waited to poas until 40 days just to be sure. After I added the urine to the test I just turned around and prayed I would be content no matter what the test showed. My jaw about hit the floor when I saw a BFP! The temp drop must have been implantation and cramps are normal for implantation and your uterine area getting ready to stretch. My main symptoms which are getting stronger by the day are tender breasts, morning sickness, and major fatigue. Starting to have frequent urination too. My main prayer now is for a no issue full-term pregnancy. Our last baby did not develop passed 4-5 weeks and was miscarried at 11-12 weeks. Praying for all those TTC now too. Sticky baby dust for everyone.
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Praise the Lord

This past Monday night, I'd POAS daily for the last 3 days, and then another that morning. Driving home, I was praying about it, and remembering Sunday's sermon about how Gideon puts out a fleece (test) for God, asking God to "prove you're telling me what to do". So I start pondering, and feel that God is assuring me if I POAS that night it would be positive. Well, that doesn't make any sense - my period isn't due for 3 more days, so FMU is the only way to get a BFP this soon. I go home, POAS and leave it in the bathroom. Run downstairs to start a load of laundry, and think to myself - is asking God to confirm this wrong? Well, Gideon asked God for confirmation, and he had lives at stake. Sure, he should ask, but should I? You would want to know if you were hearing from God if it meant going to battle. So then I think - God, do you really want me to be pregnant? We had a miscarriage in May, maybe this isn't your will? And then I was reminded that Jesus said he came to give us life, and give it to us more abundantly. That must include motherhood in my opinion (it takes all forms - adoption/mentoring, etc). But I'm feeling assured - and then I think - am I just being crazy? Am I putting "words" in God's mouth because it's what I WANT to hear? And I was reminded that we are his sheep, and his sheep hear his voice. If you don't hear, it's because you don't belong to him. So I decided to stand in faith. I spoke scripture over my situation, reminding God that he said in his word, whatever we ask in prayer, believe that you received it. Then I asked him to help me with my unbelief, because although I know that God is the only giver of life, and that He is the only one in control, it's still difficult for me to believe it's not just me wanting this to be true. I went and looked at the test - BFP!!!!!! (Well, actually big "faint" positive).... to which I proceeded to take 3 more tests the next day - finally a nice dark BFP, and then blood draw yesterday, HCG is at 44, and my period isn't even due until tomorrow. How AMAZING is God!!!!!!!!!! So - that's my story - God is the ONLY one who creates life - it amazes me that he would use our bodies to do it! Now, I can't say that just because you pray, God immediately answers your prayer - which is all the more amazing to me that I heard from God, acted on his word, and am blessed with a pregnancy. Here comes the shocker: I had almost NO SYMPTOMS over the last few weeks. The only thing I found strange was increased sense of smell on ONE occasion. Then last night - only 2 days into the BFP, I have been crampy all day, headaches, and VAST nausea. Not that I "want" to be sick, but we had a miscarriage in May at 5 1/2 weeks - I really didn't have many symptoms. So this time I welcome any proof that peanut is burrowed in. I am amazed at God, that I went from having no symptoms, to plenty of them. All things in His time. I couldn't force Him, as much as I asked. I had been praying all along. There's no secret recipe or secret set of prayers. There's no "good behavior" that gets rewarded. It's faith, and an everlasting relationship with him. Look at scripture - we are NOT the first women to be grieved trying to conceive. I don't know how he will answer your prayers, but I know that he is faithful and loving, and is walking with each of us through this most difficult journey of TTC. I hope you don't mind how long this is. Some might think I'm crazy - but I KNOW that God wanted me to give him HIS GLORY for being the ONLY ONE that made this come to pass. I have lots of things I've been doing - but I know that I know that I know that it was GOD ALONE that created life, using us!

Don't Give Up - It WILL Happen to You! 10dpo BFP!

Will keep this short and sweet. Trying for 8 months, thought I was PG every month of course. Took clomid and this was my third cycle (it was upped to 150mg). DH was 8 months post vasectomy reversal (original vasectomy was done before I met him a longgggg time ago!) His sperm did return but his count was not great - but you do only need just one of those little blighters! What I did - PRAYED to God (practically begged him - felt like a whiny child), temped and used opk's (ic's). Drank decaffeinated green tea, took prenatal, baby aspirin and EPO (1000mg) up to O. Stopped temping after FF confirmed O. Used softcups, Pre-Seed and made sure I had orgasm after DH (apparently this helps the cervix suck up sperm - not sure if it is true, but did it anyway). Then GOT ON WITH MY LIFE! I just decided that I had done all I could do for the month. Symptoms - none. Nothing! Only thing I had was itchiness down there, like it was the beginnings of a yeast infection, but it never turned into a full blown one. I did have to use my willpower and not scratch though! It's true - the 2WW pg symptoms are just like 2WW pre AF symptoms - I did not feel any different. Good luck to everyone out there still trying. I know it is hard and hope and pray that you become parents. God Bless.

Finally After 7 Months TTC!

Cd 14 - Light cramping, BD Cd 15 - Positive Opk, BD, cramping, little EWCM (Shocked because I had been having 37 day cycles for the past 4 months and I never get any EWCM!) 1 DPO - Positive Opk, BD twice, stronger cramps, tingly breasts 2 DPO - Negative Opk, BD, light cramps, tingly breasts 3 DPO - light cramps, BD, feeling a little tired, tingly breasts 4 DPO - light cramps, BD, feeling a little tired, tingly breasts stopped! 5 DPO - light cramps, very tired and super irritable 6 DPO - light cramps, BD, very tired, moody 7 DPO - light cramps, feeling exhausted while at work 8 DPO - light cramps, feeling exhausted 9 DPO - strong AF like cramps low in uterus while at work, I felt something was up because it was way too early, I never get AF cramps only bad back and pelvic pain once AF starts!, breast swelling 10 DPO - light cramps, BFP!!!! very faint line on cheapie, hubby even sees it!, Took 2 ClearBlue digitals both said PREGNANT within 1 minute!, nausea and migraine at work, exhausted out of this world, emotional, tingly breasts starts again (breasts are not sensitive to the touch, just tingly)! Body is sore at work from cleaning!, breasts still swollen 11 DPO - light cramps, nausea, emotional, tingly breasts, shortness of breath, breasts still swollen 12 DPO - Darker positive on cheapie and Dollar Tree tests, light cramps in my back and can actually feel uterine cramps all throughout the day, shortness of breath, tingly breasts, breast still swollen

Our First Ever BFP on Cycle 5 of TTC!

For the past 5 months TTC I have read through the BFP stories on this website for inspiration. I am thrilled that the time has come for me to post my own! I ovulated on CD12. We were on the ball this month...DH and I BD'd on CDs 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13. I made sure to orgasm after every BD and remained laying down for 10-15 minutes afterwards. I have been taking a prenatal & b-complex everyday for the past 5 cycles and this was my 2nd cycle taking EPO from AF-O & flaxseed oil from O-AF. I also consumed a lot of green tea this cycle. DH has been taking b-complex, zinc, multivitamin, vitamin C and cod liver oil on a daily basis for the past 5 cycles. Also something I should mention is that this is the first cycle I tried a TTC "vision board". Basically this means to gather a selection of TTC/pregnancy/baby related pictures and look at them daily while imagining them entering your life. The idea is that you manifest what you want into your life through thinking about it. It may sound crazy to some but I was willing to try anything and I do believe in the concept that thoughts are very powerful tools in shaping one's reality. The vision board was the only thing I did differently this cycle than on any other cycle. It could have played a part in helping me get my BFP...who knows. I was planning on waiting til 14DPO to test but I caved on 12DPO. So I held my urine in for 3 hours and tested using a FRER at around 2 PM. To my surprise an obvious second line appeared. I immediately rushed to the store, purchased another FRER and rushed home to test again. The 2nd test also came back positive! Then this morning I went in for a blood test and just got a call back with the news that I am indeed pregnant! I can't believe it! :) It still hasn't really sunk in fully. Here are my symptoms: 1-7DPO: nothing 8DPO: pinching/pulling/twinges in uterus (implantation?) 9DPO: nothing 10DPO: woke up early and was VERY restless & couldn't get back to sleep, boobs slightly sore 11DPO: breasts more noticeably sore then yesterday but it's still very mild (no different then PMS so I figured that's what it was) 12DPO: sudden abundant white creamy cm (unusual..this was my first real clue), woke up early & restless again, boobs moderately sore (again, no different then regular PMS so I didn't think anything of it) 13DPO: woke up restless again, more white creamy cm, breasts are very sore...considerably more so then yesterday, constant hunger accompanied by INTENSE craving for an eggs Benedict (which i fulfilled :D) DH and I are absolutely over the moon with joy and praying for a sticky bean! I send copious amounts of babydust to all those TTC! Your time will come and it will be worth it. xo