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!! :)