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Pregnant!

I promised myself I would post on this board if I ever got my BFP. I am 36 years old and had an early miscarriage in January. My husband and I were trying for our 3rd. I found out I was pregnant 18 DPO. I really didn't have any symptoms leading up to my BFP. Now I'm sick as a dog. The one thing I did differently this month is pray. I prayed the rosary every single day (prayed to Mary constantly). I would make frequent stops by church asking God to bless us with a child. I also prayed to St. Gerard (the patron saint of pregnant women). I haven't stopped praying and don't plan on it either. God is so good!

Finally My BFP!!! With the Power of PRAYER!! :)

Hello ladies!! So I finally got my BFP 2 days ago at 10dpo and I had to come on here and share my story and symptoms since this website has helped me sooo much during my many tww's!! I will post dpo symptoms but first wanted to tell my story third month and sorry if its a lil tmi.. ok so we withstood from bding until cycle day 10, we then did the every other day from then to cycle day 20, a couple times around 14 and 15 we did every 36 hr.. but we tried to make it fun :) We bd at night and I put a pillow under my hips like I did EVERY MONTH.. BUT.. here is what I think made it happen.. I didn’t get up at all after bding! I just rolled over and slept with the spermies inside me all night long.. I did this EVERY time we bd and BAM..BFP!! :)) I also want to say that this would not have ever happened without Jesus! I prayed every night and asked the lord to please bless me with another baby and I put it in his hands.. I asked him if it wasn’t meant to be I would accept that.. and I just kept the faith and he took care of me :)) I'm so thankful!! Ok here are my symptoms:

cd14- cramping BAD.. I knew Ovulation would be happing that night or next day
cd 15- Cramping bad but not as bad as 14..OVULATION
1dpo-Cramping like intense period cramps
2dpo- Cramping continues, a lil nausea
3dpo- same cramping, hungry, ok I knew something was up.. this cramping is weird, same cramping I had with my daughter
4dpo-8dpo- same cramping, nausea slightly and noticing I am peeing a lil more only at night! oh yeah and hungry! DH calls me out on eating a whole bag of funyons!! Also I am MOODY! Vivid dreams and INSOMNIA BAD!!
9dpo- same symptoms but went to the gyno for pap.. they gave me a hpt and it was neg, still cramping bad!!
10dpo- after I ate cereal for breakfast my stomach started feeling like the bottomless pit and I felt like I was going to throw up at the same time!! Intense AF CRAMPS!! I KNOW I'M PREGNANT!! Go out and get a First Response Early Result.. pee on it with afternoon deluted urine and BAM..BFP!!!!! I knew it!!!!!!! Call my doc and they explained their test are not very sensitive..
11-12dpo.. still cramping nausea, insomnia, and upper back is killing me!!! But I am sooo EXCITED and sooo THANKFUL for my BFP!! Praying for a healthy happy pregnancy :) I am also praying you ladies get yours soon!!!

BFP After 9 Months!

Wow, I cannot believe I get to finally post on here!

I have been trying to conceive since October 2011. Every month I was getting negatives made me more frustrate, scared, and sad. But I never gave up!

I really thought I was out this month, I did not have many symptoms and I was very loose with my TTC methods.

Some of the few symptoms I did have were:
6-8 DPO: Cold symptoms, thought I was sick but went away in just a few days.
5-12 DPO: EXTREMELY sore breasts. I normally get sore breasts before my period, but this was waaaay harsher, plus it has not gone away.

Got my BFP on 11 DPO! I really know how frustrating it can be when TTC and I know people say if you relax, it will happen. But that is soooo hard to do!

What I did differently this month was:
LOTS OF PRAYER!
Used Soft Cups
Took Fertile CM
Took Vitamin B6, Prenatals, Pomegranate, Zinc, & drank Red Rasberry Leaf tea. Some of these I was doing for months, but I think the soft cups really worked this month because I only BD'ed twice in my fertile period.

Don't give up hope ladies! It will happen!

My Story in a Poem

My story is set to poetry.

I was so excited when on that perfect day, we decided to create you

I was nervous for me.

The day came that I thought all perfection had come, only to be disappointed

I was nervous for you.

I came to realize that miracles take time, so I resolved to be patient in my heart

But I yearned for you.

Years go by, constant disappointment fills my heart with sorrow so very much

And I weep for you.

So many try to comfort me to make me feel normal, although I feel not quite a woman

And I weep for me.

One day I wake up to find a miraculous astonishing surprise of a hope now long forgotten

So I rejoice for you.

Now the nervousness sets in again hoping so much that my dream does not end this day

So I pray for you.

The time comes, after countless life defining years, that my miracle will meet me today

So I yearn for you.

Those special cries and beautiful eyes, ten fingers and ten toes, and the most perfect nose

The amazing miracle is you.

The pain was long and harsh, but I find myself never bitter on these accounts

Because my reward is you.

BFP after 11 Months! First Round of Clomid

DH and I have been trying to conceive for about a year - 8 months in I changed doctors. After blood work I found out I ovulate but it was weak :( First round of Clomid and I got my BFP this morning! This site has been very helpful to me so I wanted to share.

cd 5-9 Clomid (FYI - Clomid made me very weepy and sad this is not my personality at all - felt like I was in a fog - horrible feeling).
BD - cd 5,6,7, 12, 14, 15
OV - cd 16 1-4 DPO - nothing
5 DPO (went for CD 21 blood work) - levels are great! Really weird pains in legs all night - didn't sleep well.
6 DPO - extremely fatigue felt horrible slept a lot
7 DPO - more fatigue
8 DPO - tons of cramps during the day - feels like period, cramps gone by night
9 DPO - stabbing feeling in right side throughout the night. Temp was higher today than any other day (98.21)
10 DPO - crying a lot, weepy and sad, blurred vision, bm, light poking right side at night HPT - negative
11 DPO - crying a lot, weepy and sad, a little cramps and nausea
12 DPO - temp dropped to 97.52 - my lp is usually right around 10 days. I thought I was out and AF was on her way but I didn't have any cramps etc. I remembered reading some people have a dip around this time and it goes right back up so I didn't give up all hope. HPT negative
13 DPO - temp went back up to 98.09 took at regular HPT very very faint +, ran to the store and bought FRER and the BFP showed up! We've been at it non-stop for almost a year. We were getting discouraged but kept praying and kept at it. Now we are praying that it sticks! Calling my doctor on Monday for a blood test.

Over the last 11 months I thought I was pregnant at least 6 times. I had all sorts of "symptoms" that I now believe were connected to my low progesterone. My symptoms were much less this month. The stabbing in my right side and the crying and being sad gave me hope this month. I am not an "overly emotional person" but this month I was getting on my own nerves with all the crying and sadness.

Secondary Infertility; 38 and Overweight

I have deliberated whether to write, as things are so fragile and new, but decided to share my story with the intent to bring hope to others. I am 38; DH is 41 - we conceived our first child 5 years ago without effort. Assuming #2 would be as easy, we decided to wait and well, when we were ready to try or bodies weren't :(

I spent 1 year "on my own" trying, then sought the help of a specialist who turned me a way as I was overweight (I am size 18); so I cried, tried to lose weight, and well, nothing. Found a new Dr, who welcome with open arms.

There was no official reason for our issues. DH was fine, I was fine. We did 5 rounds of Clomid - nothing. Then Clomid with IUI - Nothing. My insurance didn't cover IVF and truthfully I was very nervous to go there. We had one last attempt at IUI - and we started looking into adoption.

This time, we did the Gonal pen and trigger shot. The day of IUI, was a Sunday, and we used the "on call" Dr, who said DH counts were low and not to count on this working. Needless to say, I was devastated.

We DB for the next few days; all the time feeling very sad and hopeless. On about 11 DPO, I was convinced AF was coming. Horrible cramps. I called my Dr to advise we were out.

The only thing different this month as in past, we my boobs - HURT so bad (but I thought was from all the meds)

Sure enough, on 13 DPO we got a faint BFP. We were in shock - denial almost. We are now 7wks (saw heart beat yesterday) and graduated to OBGYN.

The strangest things were the cramps - how horrible and the soreness above.

We have a very strong faith in God and prayed every day. We believe this is a gift from God and hope our little bean sticks with us.

Don't lose faith - there is hope!! God Bless & baby dust to all. 

BFP

I can't believe I'm finally writing instead of reading this site. I had barely any symptoms this month a little moodiness here and there but nothing a normal female doesn't experience. All I did was kept taking my prenatals drank raspberry leaf tea and boom here I am pregnant.

I didn't have any real symptoms this month we just let go and prayed. I woke up this morning with no period and I have a regular 26 to 28 day cycle today was day 28 I didn't even track ovulation so I tested 5 hours later on. $ store test and two bright pink lines popped up within 60 seconds. I took another 2 hours later and got the same results.

YAY me & hubby couldn't be more happy we've been TTC for a year & I'm upset I can't make a doctor's appointment until Tuesday because its memorial weekend uugghh. I can't wait and finally God has blessed me. Keep your head up ladies.

Baby Dust to all. 

TWW Symptoms

Wow!!! So excited to be posting on here. I really wanted to share my story because I used this site loads when I was (not so) patiently TTC. My dh and I tried for 5 months with no luck and then this month I got my first BFP!

In terms of symptoms I didn't note them by day the main things I noticed were very sore boobs and being massively tired. I thought it was because I had worked extra hard at work but now think otherwise! I tested the day before my AF was due as we had a weekend away where it would have been tricky and I got a faint line, testing again a few days later I got a really clear BFP!!! Super excited.

Things we did differently this month include using app to work out my fertile days, period tracker it's called. Also my DH started taking well man conception vitamins and I forwarded a low gi 7 day diet plan from my last period to now, cutting out chocolate, cakes, biscuits etc. I also prayed. I know how hard and frustrating it is when you want so badly to be pregnant and the disappoint AF can bring.

The stories on here really touched me and kept me going when I started to lose faith, hope mine does the story.

Wishing everyone huge amounts of baby dust xxxxxx 

Pregnant with #2!!

Hello ladies!! I have been a stalker of this site for many months lol...I can't believe I am actually posting a story here!! We stopped using protection last August just to let things happen and last month I gave in and bought an OPK and Preseed. Last month we didn't conceive, and I just got emotionally drained from trying to nitpick every symptom I had and then coming here to see if I could find a similarity. Finally this month we got a BFP!!! :)

I didn't take as good of notes this month, as I decided to relax and let God handle it. I prayed and prayed and focused on giving my worries about TTC to Him, and He has blessed us with another sweet baby!! Without God I would not be pregnant right now, I'm so thankful he chose me and my husband to be the parents of another special gift!!!

The things I did this month were using an OPK (answer), Mucinex (I've had cryotherapy done, Mucinex made a HUGE difference with my CM!!!), and PreSeed. I also kept my hips elevated for 15 mins after BD. Most importantly, I PRAYED and RELAXED!! If you look at the app I use on my iPhone last cycle, it is littered with notes lol. This month was much less stressful!!

I can also honestly say it really felt like AF was coming. I have felt the same symptoms as when AF has come before so I didn't think we were pregnant. Don't give up if you feel like AF is coming!! I also CRAVED hot sauce almost every day, it was weird lol.

Here are my symptoms:

CD 12: Neg OPK, watery CM (started taking Mucinex)
CD 13: Neg OPK, creamy/watery CM, BD at nite (mucinex really helped with CM) ovary pain
CD 14: Pos OPK, ovary pain, BD at nite, creamy watery CM
CD 15: SUPER dark OPK, know I'm ovulating today sometime, BD at nite

1 DPO: Pos OK (lighter but still positive I think), BD
2 DPO: Still pos opk but lighter
3 DPO: Neg OPK, no symptoms
4 DPO: nothing
5 DPO: Crampy, gassy
6 DPO: Crampy (AF like), SUPER tired (I don't drink caffeine, and I drank a dr. pepper and it didn't even phase me. Wanted a nap all day) Moody, queasy
7 DPO: Low back pain, crampy, slight twinges in breasts (Neg Answer pg test, don't even know why I did it, I knew it was too early and in mid-afternoon)
8 DPO: Crampy and tired, moody. Took a FR 6 days sooner test, neg, figured I was out as I have short cycles (usually anywhere from 24-26 days sometimes 27 days)
9 DPO: Moody, crampy...was VERY irritable. I decided I wasn't going to test until a day after my missed period if I missed.
10 DPO: Husband commented I was being "mean" this weekend, I was crampy and everything got on my nerves (He was driving like crap so I told him he was ;) ) Feeling dizzy and queasy off and on. Breasts getting more tender and feeling a little crazy at this point.
11 DPO: Boobs tender, got up and thought I'm going to test to get it over with so I can prepare for the next cycle. Used the first morning urine with a FR 6 days sooner and within 5 mins I saw the faint line coming up!!! I was SHOCKED...did not expect it as I had a BFN 3 days ago!!

I won't actually miss my period until Wednesday, but today as the day has wore on the pregnancy symptoms are getting stronger. Tender breasts, sensitive nipples, dizzy/light headed, crampy, NAUSEA, hot flashes...The main giveaway that something was off for me was me being abnormally moody and snipping at DH. Thank you to all the ladies who have posted their stories and gave me hope!! Baby dust and prayers for you all!! :) 

8 Months Of Trying, We Finally Got a BFP!

I was just starting to give up. Every month I would get so excited thinking, "This is the month, I have so many symptoms!" And then every month I seemed let down. I was starting to give up hope it was going to happen and I was becoming overly frustrated and to be honest overly obsessed with the TTC thing. We were doing everything right, but still no baby. My husband kept telling me the AVERAGE women gets pregnant in a year, so it could take longer or it could take sooner. But by being patient and praying lot, God granted our dream come true and on TODAY, 5/20/12 we found out we were expecting our #1 baby!

This was the first month that I actually tracked my symptoms. Don't ask me why, but this was the month I was going to become more comfortable with my body and understanding the functions and writing a lot of it down.

First of all, I started tracking my cervix every day starting before my last period (4/20). I checked it every morning around 9 am when I went to the bathroom. I found it easier to find it when I was on the toilet. This process was fascinating! I felt what the Internet was trying to explain to me. So when I started feeling it, the cervix was obvious cause it was hard, like the tip of your noise. I asked my husband, how do I know if this is really hard though or soft.... well I soon found out when it became soft. I could barely differentiate it from my vagina walls. When it is soft I got really excited cause that meant ovulation was coming. The word SHOW really means in TTC terms the cervix is Soft, high, open, and wet. I still didn't know what open meant though, that was until ovulation came. Then all of a sudden the Cervix literally opened, the dent I was feeling that whole time was now open. I was floored that my body could do this. So now I knew I was ovulating. My husband and I did it from Day 12-Day 15. My tracker was saying I was going to ovulate on Day 16, but unfortunately my husband was out of town that day so we had to do what we could :) On Day 17 my boobs starting hurting and my cervix closed up, so I knew I was done ovulating.

From this day forward I tracked my symptoms and waited the dreaded TWW.

DPO 1-7 Nothing too abnormal, boobs hurt
DPO 8- Bad headache, boobs still hurt
DPO 10- very sharp pain, made me bend over in upper stomach area. Thought it was gas
DPO 11- Lower back hurt
DPO 12- Lower back hurt, Bloating, Cramps, Fatigue, nausea
DPO 13- Back starting to hurt more
DPO 14- Cramps. Thought period was coming, but cramps didn't really feel like normal.
DPO 15- Cervix is high and very dry. It felt like huge lips. I was getting excited cause that's what the Internet explained when you're pregnant. No symptoms of spotting or period coming. VERY clumpsy
DPO 16- Woke up all night from pregnancy dreams. Took at test first thing when I woke up and I was PREGNANT!

You're probably asking, why did I wait so long to test, well my period is spot on every month at 31 days. I was suppose to start on 5/20 so I wanted to wait at least till then to test. I've wasted too much money testing beforehand and coming up negative :)

I really hope this helps you when TTC. Please remember to be patient. I know so much easier said then done. I wish you allllll the baby dust in the world! 

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