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BFP Through Prayers and IUI Helped Too

BFP after one year of trying by prayer. Hello everyone, I never thought a day would come that I'd get the chance to post my pregnancy success stories, but I always said to myself when it happens, I will def post my experience. I am 28 years old and dh is 33 years old. We have been married for a year and together for 8 years. During the course of our relationship I never got pregnant, but those years we weren't even trying but I was not on birth control or anything so I knew something was wrong.. it started getting really frustrating when we got married and 9months of marriage we tried (naturally but it never happened ) so we decided to see our RE. We did a bunch of overwhelming tests later we found out that I wasn't ovulating regularly and dh had low sperm count 11 million. We believed in God. And the doctor started me with clomid 50 mg (July 2012) with timed intercourse. Only had 1 follicle and it didn't work. The second cycle, August 2012, we tried clomid 50 mg and iui (only had one follicle) and the test came back negative... RE decided to move on to injectables because clomid made me very dry (tmi) and my lining was very thin he said. So September 2012 I started injectable (bravelle 75 iu , 3-7 and i had nine follicles 5 on the right 16.16.20,13.14and 4 on the left 16,15,16,16 and then later started vaginal progesterone. We did and it work! I can tell you things we did different this month, it's not about injectables or follicle, I believe it's God (not to lessen your hope on medication but to heighten your hope in God) no matter what your situation might be, no matter how long you have tried, one day will be one day. We prayed quite a lot. We were running out of money for fertility treatments so we wanted it so bad. I can tell you that prayers and trust in God did it.. Sarah in the bible was 70 yrs old.. she stopped ovulating, no more menstrual period, no western medicine intervention.. she gave up trying to conceive for years because it didn't happen (Genensis 18 ). An angel of God prophecies to her and her husband (Abraham) that by this time next year she would give birth.. Sarah said it's impossible, she is old and she is no longer fertile.. but God did it. She got pregnant and had a healthy baby. I don't know what your situation is, or how bad RE has told you your ovaries, tubes, etc are.. Trust God, pray and believe in God.. there is nothing God cannot do.. God of Sarah is alive and God of Hannah. If you have not given your life to God please do, if you haven't submitted your self to Jesus, please do.. challenge him on this matter and let God prove to you he does exist even through Christ Jesus... Stay blessed... below are my symptoms... 1dpo - cramps 2 dpo - cramps 3 dpo - started feeling pain under my belly button/ sore breast 5dpo-7dpo - sore breast/ uterus still hurts 8dpo - light headed (only when I get up to suddenly), heavy breast, fatigue 9dpo-11dpo - uterus pain continued breast is very sore 12dpo - started to feel a lot of cramps... af on her way? 13dpo - more cramps exactly like period was coming, bloated, frequent urination through the night 14dpo - one of the scariest day of it all ( when pushed vaginal progesterone) brown light dirt was on the stick (sorry tmi) 15dpo - out of breath, dizzy, diarrhea, sore stomach, uterus unbearable, stupid af playing pranks, mucus with brown dirt 16dpo - went for my blood and beta was 965 .. finally took 3 urine test at home and bfp (whoaaaaaaaaaa, thank you lord) If you feel cramps around 12dpo, don't be discouraged, doesn't mean AF will come, I thought I was getting my period and witch AF didn't show up. I am now pregnant.. Can't wait for the ultrasound!

BFP 14 DPO - A Present on Our 2nd Year Anniversary!

The test FINALLY said- pregnant! Those words just bring so much joy to my husband (29) and I (27). We have been trying to conceive by not preventing for 4 months, and planning/charting for 5 months. We didn't realize how badly we wanted a family until the BFN's kept appearing month after month. And like all of you ladies- this website has given me so much hope and insight! So I'm thrilled to write my success story!

I've been praying for God to give me signs- and he really did just that. This month I needed to relax and take a break from the stress of trying to conceive. So we decided to celebrate my birthday in Miami. My good friend always told me that the ocean helps with the PH level and just relaxes the body. I have a 31-33 day cycle. My predicted ovulation was 9/11/12. During my predicted fertile window- we BD on 9/8, 9/9, 9/10/,9/11, skipped a day, and did it one more time just in case on 9/13. Here was my 2 week wait:

First- my friend that I went on vacation with, said she dreamed of fish and she thought I was going to get pregnant
O Day- Nothing, no cramping- and I usually do on one ovary.
1 DPO- A little Acne- Progesterone
2-3 DPO- Feeling fatigue, achy, cold symptoms starting
4 DPO- Cold/Cough, Itchy throat and emotional. Had to say goodbye to the best boss ever. When she said goodbye to me- she could have said anything under the sun- but the first words that came out of her mouth was- YOUR GOING TO BE A GREAT MOTHER. (she had no idea that I was trying to get pregnant)
5-8 DPO- Still having heavy cold symptoms- hard to look for other symptoms. I heard that sometimes when you get a cold during your ovulation window- it gives the sperm a chance to survive because the body is too busy fighting off the cold symptoms. I also had a Pap Smear during this time- and CM whitish/lotiony. Also before I went to the OBGYN- I was looking at the website for possible reasons why I wasn't getting pregnant- like ovarian cyst, PCOS etc. but when I tried to click on the infertility tab- nothing would happen, everything else on the webpage worked. Starting to think that God was giving me messages.
9-8 DPO- bbs are tender, bloating, mild twinges/cramps. Had some hunger pangs.
10 DPO- bbs are feeling very heavy. Acne. Bloating. Mild cramps, thinking AF is on schedule
11 DPO- Same symptoms as 10 dpo. Today we were scheduled to celebrate our 2nd anniversary early on a dinner cruise. We preordered champagne for a romantic evening. We have done this 2 times already- so there is 1 hour from 5-6 to dock the boat. Getting there we hit the most traffic ever! We got there at exactly 6 PM just to see the boat sail off. Usually the boat still gives another 10-15 mins before sailing off. Instantly I knew that Got didn't want me to drink alcohol. We rescheduled for our actual anniversary in 2 days later.
12 DPO- Feeling very wet down there- Creamy White CM, thought AF was for sure on its way. Bbs were still very heavy. AF like cramps. A little discouraged. I decided to go to the store and buy some test- for some reason I picked up the expensive Clearblue digital ones- impulse and usually doesn’t do that
13 DPO- Still having the same symptoms. Our dinner cruise was this evening. I decided to pee on the stick before the shower. Nervous, said a prayer before I flipped it over...and it said PREGNANT!!!
14 DPO- PREGNANT AGAIN! We are over the moon and so blessed!

I have been taking prenatal vitamins. Drinking lots of green tea. Eating a more balanced diet. Oh yeah, we used Pre-Seed during the dry days. I agree that I had much less symptoms than the BFN months. We prayed a lot! I asked for this and God answered with the best anniversary gift ever! Keep hope and your time will come! Baby Dust to all!

Finally After 11 Months!!!

I got my BFP on roughly 15dpo after 11 months of trying... DF is 37 and I'm 23. We could not be happier. Things we did differently this month:
Prayer/meditation, Maca root powder (tastes gross but I felt awesome on this stuff, highly recommend, very healthy and balancing for female hormones. Get a gelatinized version, meaning it's cooked and the starches are removed so it has a 95% absorption rate compared to 45% with regular maca, vega makes the one that I used), took a break on temping, hated it.
Symptoms (not exactly sure on the dpo since I didn't temp, guessing based on cm)
From 3 dpo on and off until now I had very light pinkish brown spotting, I NEVER spot.. so I was already suspecting something was up.
I was extremely fatigued from 5 dpo on... I even napped in some afternoons, and I am not a napper at all, I usually can't sleep unless it's totally dark Slight nausea after food 7 dpo. Still spotting a little
9 dpo breasts feel tender, and swollen. BFN
12 dpo same symptoms BFN on dollar store brand
15 dpo took another dollar store brand, saw 1 line appear and just threw it out, thinking it was BFN. 20 mins later I went into the bathroom, happened to glance in the garbage and saw 2 clear lines... immediately went out and bought a first response 3-pack. BFP!!!!! Still spotting, it's extremely light and only seems to appear in the morning. A little worried. Baby dust to all who are trying!!

BFP With LOTS of Prayer and Vitex

I'm so excited to finally get to post my BFP story! We had been trying for over a year and last October found out I was pregnant. November rolled around and I started spotting, which ended up in a miscarriage at about 8 weeks. We were devastated! But we kept on trying, and trying and trying. But nothing! Ironically my husband is an OB and I kept asking him questions thinking in the back of my mind, he had to know some BIG secret! But he assured me he wasn’t keeping any secrets and we just had to give it time. After 8 months of prayer, I decided to try Vitex! I love this stuff. I know it's not for everyone but I could tell a huge change physically after the second week of taking it! I had more energy, less vaginal dryness, a regular period with less brown spotting leading up to it! I felt awesome. The second month, using Vitex I got my BFP. I know God made it happen. Hopefully this little one will stick 9 months. Baby dust and prayers go out to all!

DPO 1-10: nothing really
DPO 11-14 sore breasts, peeing frequently, little nauseated at times, exhausted!

POS at 9 DPO with Clotting Disorder

Wow- after TTC for 6, over 35 and was told by Dr we wouldn’t have a hard time- I am so blessed and excited. Short and sweet here are my symptoms.

BD CD 13
Positive OPK CD 14
Slight O pains CD 15
Major O pains CD 16 - O Day
Gassy and diarrhea and exhausted - 1 -3 DPO
Gassy, backache, cramps 4-6 DPO 
Implantation spotting 7 DPO
exhausted, breast pains and queasy feeling, cramps 8 DPO
BFP 9 DPO - feels like I had a cold, exhausted and frequent urination, cramps

Different this cycle: I had acupuncture treatments twice a week, a pregnancy massage the day after I O'd, and I have been listening to guided fertility meditation at least 4 times a day AND PRAYER! I have also notice that my post O temperatures are much much higher than normal. Probably biggest symptom. I am very surprised by the cramping and bloating. It really does feel like menstrual cramps.

PN Vit
Extra B
Omega 3,6,9 complex
Vit C extra
Soy iso CD 3-7
Baby aspirin (for clotting)
Worked out three times a week.

I send love to all of you and hope God will bless you all with the same happiness soon!

Unexpected BFP, Thought AF Was Coming

I can't believe I finally get to post my own story! I loved reading the other women's stories and it really helped to keep me patient.. So I promised myself to help the ttc couples too.
Dh is 34, I am 31. We got married a year ago and I was already looking forward to getting pregnant. But we had our honeymoon so we postponed our trials, then I got several coming business trips involving flights so we postponed again, then he had to go abroad, then I did, then I kept getting yeast infections and bv...Thus so many cycles passed, we could only try for 3 months and I did cry a lot when infections came back, I knew one more month was wasted. We really planned too late, I regretted it, I was getting impatient.
My cycles are very regular, my ovulation too as I started charting my bbt last year to know my cycles before we ttc (only charted right before ovulation to see on which CD it was rising then end of cycle to see if AF was coming)
A few days before CD1: Antibiotics flagyl for 7 days to cure recurrent Bv, suppositories to cure recurrent yeast infection. Cut down on breads, sweets, milk. Lots of acidophilus yogurt. Infections cleared after that
CD11 CD12: had so much pressure ttc that I had some fights with DH when I saw him drinking during our fertile time, I am just convinced that it increases birth defects super stressed, didn't sleep much, cried a lot.
CD13: kinda forced myself to forgive DH, he was then very nice and Bd at 4am
CD14: started to use opk. very bad luck DH got food poisoning :(!
CD15: bd at 8am, opk - at 4pm, Opk+ at 8pm I decided to let DH rest and swimmers live easily 48h so no bd at nightime
CD16: bd in am, then going on holidays with my parents only in the evening I usually ovulate around that day and I am now sure I did although I couldn't chart my bbt on
CD 17 to confirm it since

I didn't take my thermometer I didn't think about the symptoms for a week, and I really thought I was out again this month so started to eat lots of food I usually don't eat during the tww including raw fish, raw veg, raw meat, cheese because my preg friend said I should enjoy it before getting preg.
DPO13: af normally comes, nothing, just small cramps. Starting to use pads just in case.
DPO14: bbt drops a little but still much above coverline. Horrible Af cramps, abdominal pressure, back pain on and off especially in late pm, tender breasts too since that day.. To sum up, all usual PMS symptoms but pain is much worse than usual, I am 200% convinced the flow will be coming...
DPO15: bbt goes a bit up, it usually goes down if AF is coming, I think that it must be probably because I only slept for 4h. Still same PMS
DPO16: bbt as in DPO14, never been so late, I keep checking lots of websites, some girls said they had an unexpected late AF due to stress. Still same PMS but even worse. No way I'm preg.. I have no normal preg signs, no constipation, no nausea, no peeing much, etc.. I even tell DH that af came as I could feel he had high hopes I was preg.
DPO17: bbt very high at 5am. Definitely preg! Can’t go back to sleep, then Pregnancy test shows a +!! First time I see those 2 lines!! I cannot believe it so I’m not so excited
DPO18: dark positive lines on preg test, not even on 1st urine!

WHAT I DID DIFFERENTLY Followed a method I read:
Got rid of my infections, improved my diet before Ovul
bd every other day after AF is completely over, then bd after opk+ (or next am if you already bd on that day am)
Relax after Ovul
Eat durians (I know, that sounds funny so I won't insist as people won't believe it)
Not testing before AF

Good luck, baby dust to all of you!!

34 and A BFP After 2 Cycles TTC Baby #3!!!

Like everyone else I've stalked the BFP stories on here for the last 2 months. DH (35) and I (34) decided to add another blessing to our family two months ago but I knew I want to add another blessing the month before. I prayed to God every night to bless us with a healthy baby. I quit smoking cold turkey which was surprisingly easy (only because I wanted a baby more than nicotine), started taking prenatal vitamins and begun cutting down on eating out (fast food). This was our second cycle ttc using opks and Pre-Seed. My cycles are 29 days every month without fail regardless if O occurred on CD15 or CD20 (like last cycle).

CD16/O - Tenderness that typically comes with O.
1DPO/2DPO - Feeling Great! Tenderness is basically gone away, which was quicker than it disappeared last cycle.

3DPO - Woke with dull ache. Boobs are tender. Went to bed at 9:30pm before halftime, which was odd.

4DPO - Kept waking up because I was uncomfortable, hot or had to pee. Sharp stabbing pain that shot up from my pelvic line to my left boob several times in a matter of 20 minutes and then went away. Sinus pressure and slight headache.

5DPO - Super tired, can't get enough sleep. Stomach felt a bit jacked up when going to bed. Have hot flashes.

6DPO - Tired, stomach is jacked up and I'd diarrhea (sorry if tmi), which I don't get until after AF has started. Kind of bitchy, called out by DH and my sister.

7DPO - Back to feeling good and feeling positive that this is the cycle!

8DPO - Feeling good but I'm a bit cranky, got really mad at a long time friend which was odd.

9DPO - Wow, can't believe it! AF isn't due for 5 days. Got a faint positive on a FRER with second morning urine! Told DH when we stopped for food in the eatery at the mall. He ordered my food, brought me my drink and I said "The baby thanks you" and he his response twice was "What". Finally I told him he heard right I poas and it was positive. He was a bit shocked it happened so quick. He is definitely tickled; he actually turned on the movie "What to Expect When You're Expecting" and has been making jokes.

10DPO - Darker positive, tired, needed a nap, bitchy, mild cramping/stretchy pulling feeling in pelvic area but overall feel good!

11DPO - The line is darker! I'm still tired, had to take a nap, mild cramping/stretchy pulling feeling in pelvic area but overall feel good! My furbabies seem to be stuck under my feet, especially the 4 year old male. Appt. with primary care doctor to confirm pregnancy and order bloodwork since I won't see my OB for 4 more weeks (yep scheduled that appt already too).

KMFX for all of you ladies ttc!! Good Luck!!

BFP @ 9DPO After Almost 1 Year of TTC and 4 Anovulatory Cycles, Herbs, and My Own Progesterone Treatment

Finally I get to post here! I’ve been looking and reading these stories since Oct 2011!
It’s been a long road! 4 anovulatory cycles lasting around 52 days each! A couple of months back I started to suspect that I might have PCOS. I have some of the symptoms, hair on chin (like one or two), hair around nipples, overweight, and of course anovulatory cycles! I never officially got diagnosed. I just knew it had something to do with my birth control pills that I took the first 5 month of our marriage. Turns out I was right! I did ALOT of research on how bad BCP's are bad for you, and they are the leading cause of PCOS due the fact that they suppress your body's natural ability to produce progesterone. They overwhelm you with synthetic progesterone, and your body basically says "Eh,,,, why do I need to make it, something is making it for me,,,, so Ill just shut down". Once you stop taking them, it is very hard for your ovaries and brain to signal properly to produce progesterone. So I started my own progesterone treatment. I bought Pro-Gest cream from Whole Foods made by Emerita (I think). And around CD 18 I would start using the cream morning and night for 14 days. Prior to CD 18 I would track ovulation via BBT and OPK to confirm ovulation or not. I only did the treatment if for sure I didn’t not O. I read that this treatment takes roughly 6 months to work. So I patiently waited. After 4 cycles of Progesterone, I read some additional info that Vitex also helps with stimulation of progesterone naturally. So this new cycle I decided I will take Vitex in addition to another herb called Bourdock. It is sold at wholefoods as well in drops. My mother recommended it. She said in Russia it is used for fertility and PCOS. So I figured why not? I took the Bourdock and Vitex from CD1-19. I had a pos OK on CD 19, confirmed by a temp dip on CD 20. So I ovulated, on my own, naturally!!! So happy! Also we BD everyday for 5 days leading up to O. Just because we felt like it!!! Also BD the morning of O. And used Pre Seed twice during those 5 days. Only a little bit internally.

Anyway here’s my 2WW:
1-Slight dull cramping. Notice I can "Smell Myself". Like not my arm pits, but down there. Like my normal odor but much stronger. I could smell myself everywhere! When I was at the store, sitting in car, everywhere! Same this happened with my first pregnancy but way after my BFP. Breasts tender.
2- Glob of yellowish/greenish ewcm about 2 inches long on my tp. Very mild cramps yesterday and today all day. Breasts more sore. (Normal) Nothing else.
3- more slight cramps, ewcm on tp when wipe. Boobies more sore (normal for me)
4-6 cramps disappeared. Still having random ewcm on tp when wipe.
7-very mild O pains on right side. Lasting around 10 min. Slight sore throat in am, itchy throat. Runny nose, bloody boogers.
8-Another huge glob of yellowish ewcm this morning. BD yesterday am and pm. Slight sharp pain on right side lasting couple of seconds. Still runny nose, pink boogers LOL.
9-BFN on wondfo with FMU. Massive sore throat in am! Very different from a cold. Only hurt on top of throat, and was gone by the evening. Diarrhea. Faint Pos on wondfo on the evening! Ran out and got a FRER.
10- BFP on wondfo and slight slight line on FRER with FMU. Took another test in the evening, both FRER and Wondfo were much darker.
11-Got a digi--"PREGNANT" - smu.. Yayayayayayay!!!! Cant believe it!!!!! Jumping up and down! Already told everyone!!!!!!!! EDD May 15, 2013!!!

I know I did a lot of things differently this cycle. But most importantly I prayed to Jehovah God!!!! I’ve been praying not to just get pregnant, but to get pregnant at the right time. And so I give all the credit to him!!!! Currently I am 15DPO!... and so so thankful!!!!!

BFP (Beautiful Fabulous and oh-so-Prego)

I have lurked this site for months. I am so happy that it's my time to shine now!

My partner and I are both 30. We decided to have a baby last year of August. We are NTNP at the time. Come November we broke-off. But in February, we got back together. I was 29 at the time and I was scared of not having a baby because I had an abortion when I was 17. I never saw a doctor and only took a medicine for it to happen. In April, we had another serious talk and we again decided to TTC and this time, we are going to take it seriously. We went to a gyne bec I had to have myself checked due to a bacterial infection. I also asked if we can get an advice about TTC. We were told to try naturally first and if after a year nothing still happens, then we should go back. I was turning 30 in May. I took a 2week vacation from work as we really want to have a baby and stress is not helping us at all. I had all the symptoms in May, I tell u. But I ended up with a Big Fat Negative! I didn't lose hope. Come June, I started drinking green tea, taking robitussin, taking aspirin, etc. We timed our BD too! But still, a Big Fat Negative! July, we decided to take a time off because it stresses us out more. We decided to have a "sexfest". He took a 2week leave too. We were thinking that he's the one who is stressed. We can't take a vacation at the same time as we hold the same position in the office. Only 1 person is allowed to take a time off for a long time as we manage people. He booked us a nice hotel room 1 day, had a fancy dinner, had a bubble bath and BDed like it's the first and the last. It's my O day by the way so it's to our advantage too. But it ended up with another Big Fat Negative! Come August, I told my partner that I am so stressed in TTC. If the baby's gonna come, then it's gonna come. I did not really think about it anymore. I did not count the days. I did not take the meds I've been taking. I am a social smoker and drinker. I smoked and drank when I want to. I forgot about TTC at all. When we BD, we BD bec we want to. I didn't even raise my legs for 15mins. I wash after 5mins. I practically told myself that it's gonna happen. I don't know how, I don't know when, but it will happen. I did set my BBM status to --- I will be. I just lived a life of expectancy. I prepared 2 void drawers in my cabinet for my upcoming baby. Then I let go. All I knew is that I have a 30-day cycle and I'm supposed to get my period on August 31. I was never late! But this month, I missed my period! So I was like, "Hmmm...this is weird. Maybe tomorrow it's gonna come." But then, the red witch did not come! I went to church and prayed for His will to be done. I would accept it without a baby or not. I bought HPTs because I used up all my stock last month. I did not re-stock because I didn't want to obsess again POAS-ing. I got home and I'm supposed to POAS tomorrow. But I couldn't resist! The time I felt that I needed to pee, I took 1 HPT and in less than a minute, Big Fat Positive! I was shaking and the first words that came out of my mouth were, "Oh My God! I am happy and scared!" I knelt down and prayed for my baby and offered it to God right away. I asked for His help in raising this baby with fear in the Lord. Now I am planning to surprise DP. It's gonna be life-changing for us. But we are ready to do anything for our little angel.

Thank u to all who shared their stories. You have all inspired me. To those who are TTC-ing and who lurks this site during TWW, Positive Thoughts to all of you! May u all be showered with tons of baby dust!

I did not track my symptoms because it's stressing me. But below are my take-aways for all of u.

*My PMS started earlier than usual (LBM, breasts and nips hurt, cramps, eating a lot), about 5 days earlier. I didn't mind this as it felt like my usual PMS.
*A week before my AF is supposed to show up, I could not catch my breath when I climb up the stairs or if I walk for only a block. I thought it's due to my social smoking.
*Few days before my AF is supposed to show up, I noticed that my saliva is more than the usual. It's as if there's a fountain in my mouth and it just overflows on occasions that I had to swallow more often. I did not mind this as I don't want to be disappointed again.
*My breasts ache at the side near my underarms. It's something new for me. I thought my PMS is changing again as I get older.
*I did not spot when I usually spot.

I don't have much symptoms aside from the above. I really thought the red witch is coming. But this time, I've won over the red witch! My advice is for you girls is to stop obsessing. I know it's hard! But you shouldn't stop living just because you are TTC-ing! All will fall into its place at the right time. If the red witch attacks u, fight back by partying :) And most of all, don't just BD. Make love. Because you are loved! Positive Thoughts always! God has plans for each and everyone.

BFP on 2nd Month TTC! Major PMS Symptoms - Surprised - was Convinced AF was Coming. (Ruptured Ovarian Cyst in Past!)

So happy to be sharing my story, feeling so lucky that we were are pregnant so quickly - after reading a lot of these stories. I stalked the site during both TWW and I can't imagine doing it for many months or years. I really feel for you ladies that have been trying for a lot longer. Hopefully this list of symptoms will help you when you get your BFPs! So many of my symptoms were so much like PMS. I thought I would just "know" when I was pregnant, but I didn't at all.

I have a very normal 28-day cycle and I always felt o pain at the right time (14-15 days after AF started). Notably for some of you, I had an ovarian cyst that ruptured in 2010...ouch...and I was worried that it might affect my fertility since I still sometimes have a lot of pain on that side during o that makes me think that another cyst might be back. For this cycle when I got my BFP, I ovulated on my "good" side....or the side that didn't have a cyst.

I didn't use OPK or temp or anything, but I was planning to start if this cycle didn't pan out. Since I can feel o pain, I was pretty confident on when that was happening.

DPO 1-7 nothing (which was encouraging, but tried not to get hopes up)
DPO 8 - sore boobs, mild, not unlike pre-AF, sometimes they start hurting even earlier than this before AF
DPO 9 - stuffy nose in AM, strong heartbeat when lying down (I read another story where someone said this but I was skeptical, totally happened to me) diarrhea. Slight sore bbs
DPO 10 - BFN FRER on FMU. (Tested due to the heartbeat thing last night. Decided not to test again until AF late because it bummed me out and I was convinced it wasn't happening this month)
DPO 11 - Very tender bbs before bed, mild cramps. (not uncommon before AF, cramps seemed to be right on schedule too. I was bummed).
DPO 12 - Very tender bbs, bbs swollen (but this is normal for me before AF) Are my nipples slightly sore? probably in my head. slight cramps, strong heartbeat when lying down for bed. Ate a pickle and it tasted weird. Husband ate one from same jar and said it tasted fine. Hmm. Legs are super itchy.
DPO 13 - Moderately tender bbs, bbs swollen, boobs looked veiny - but this also might be my imagination, pretty sure my nipples are sore before bed (but trying not to get too excited), strong heartbeat continues when lying down. Should have started spotting today before AF, but I have NOTHING. I started to get excited this day, but I still had cramps, thought for sure that I was getting excited for nothing.
DPO 14 - Moderate sore bbs, nipples sore, weird twinges/cramps in low abd (different than usual AF cramps). Legs very itchy again. Checked in bathroom about 400 times for AF, still nothing. I am NEVER late. Waited until husband got home from work, tested with FRER and brilliant, bright BFP within 1 minute! Stunned and thrilled!
Weird feeling cramps/twinges still happening - today is DPO 16. Should be 4 weeks 3 days today! Boobs are quite sore - entire boob, bbs are definitely veiny and swollen, I don't know how much longer they'll fit in my bras! They're expanding rapidly! nipples not as sore though, yest and today.

Best of luck to all the ladies awaiting their BFPs!! Keep the faith! I prayed that God would let this all happen in His time, I tried not to stress although I know that's really hard! Baby dust to everyone!!