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BFP with No. 2

Firstly I would like to give God all the praise and thanks He deserves because nothing is even slightly possible without Him. After miscarrying in November, I thought it might not happen again. And my DD who is 3 has been calling other people her "brother" or "sister" and I really wanted to give her one too.

My LMP was on 04/15 and we BD on 03/27. That was it! Ok so I did some bycicle peddals in the air afterwards for about 5 mins and then that was really it! DH was tired and didnt want to stress about it anymore so I knew we were out. i still havent told him yet because we've been arguing a bit and both quite emotional right now. But I give thanks to God who works all things out for good for them that love Him.

Symptoms: Nothing. I was not expecting anything so I didnt pay attention till a few days before AF was to show i.e 05/12. A few light cramps, vivid dreams that my DH was cheating (I actually came face to face with her in the dream!), and then no AF but i am a few days late sometimes so thought nothing of it.

Didnt do anything different except cut back on sweet things, a bit of green tea, but most of all lots and lots of PRAYER! Oh, and OPK's as well. Realised I was ovulating earlier than i thought.

Thank you all for your stories which sustain many of us and give us hope, and babydust to everyone! Please dont lose hope!

PRAY, have FAITH and WAIT on the Lord!

Mother's Day BFP with #2! Prayer Works! So Do Insead Cups lol. Thank GOD Above!

Hi, I cannot express what this site has meant to me during my trials and tribulations. I'm so excited to share my story as I hope it resonates with some of you out there looking for hope.

DH and I conceived DD in November 2009 without trying (using VCF only). We were shocked and of course excited but in total disbelief since we had used that method for 4 years without fail. We didn't really have baby plans since we're the type of people to just let what happens happen. And it was truly the perfect pregnancy.

Well, fast forward to July 2011. I was hospitalized with a 5cm mass on my thyroid that required removal of 1/2 my thyroid and then a long wait-and-see for medication. In that time my cycles jumped from 21 to 28 days with spotting in between. My Endo kept checking my levels until they finally dropped to an "extreme" hypothyroid state (November 2011) and then gave me Synthroid. Around Christmas I began talks with DH about trying for #2 but he was very scared considering all my health issues and suggested we just do the same ol' NTNRP method. This was very difficult because I knew this wasn't going to work this time around. So I went to see my GYN and she suggested I use OPK's and BBT to make sure the female hormones were still in check while I waited on the thyroid meds to kick in. I just used OPK's because I have a 2-1/2 year old ... no way could I possibly do that every morning. I noticed shortly after that my LP was anywhere between 9 to 11 days. So, I scheduled another GYN appointment and she told me not to worry because you can actually ovulate before you get a +OPK (depending on the time of day you test). Whew!

I did however start taking EPO and trying to time our NTNRP to those special days. But cycle after cycle kept going by without anything.

In February my Endo said my levels were at a 2 but upped the medicine so that I would be closer to 1. And with that, my cycles changed all over again (from 24-26-24 again).

Finally this cycle I decided to do something I thought would be a real gamble: prayer. I prayed every day for my body and my husband's body. I prayed for everyone else too (everyone deserves to be prayed for). I made sure to pray multiple times a day for a miracle, often opening my bible for support and reassurance. I know that babies are not science but miracles: no matter the outcome. I have to say it's my belief that this is what worked this time.

Here's the breakdown:

CD11: BD use instead cup
CD14: +OPK, BD, ewcm (the only day I really notice it), use instead cup
CD15: +OPK, BD, use instead cup (believe this is really the O day)
CD16: +OPK, BD, no cup
CD17: BD early morning, use instead cup, later got a -OPK
1DPO-3DPO: usual pressure and cramps, nothing new
4DPO: headache (usually get them day of AF)
5DPO-6DPO: mild pressure on and off, usual PMS
7DPO: starving!!! I had to have a hamburger (was like this with DD)
8DPO: starving again!!! ate another hamburger, peeing a lot and exhausted
9DPO: typical 9DPO spotting (ulgh!! definitely thought AF was coming), -HPT with FMU on FRER (stored it for later review lol); have lots of pressure near cervix *got home from work and there was a faint-faint-faint pink second line but discount it because it was like 8 hours after the fact
10DPO: spotting again (really thinking AF is coming) ... there was a big glob of chocolate-brown CM; starving, ate another hamburger, get -HPT on dollar tree brand but starting to wonder
11DPO (CD26): get -HPT on dollar tree brand; "forget about it I'm out" (thinking AF is coming because I got milk-chocolate brown CM glob when I wiped) but AF is sort of late; go out to eat for Mother's Day with DB and DM and DB asks if I'm pregnant because I'm using the lav a lot; race home to take another FRER and guess what??? BFP YA'LL. On Mother's Day. SOOOOO EXCITED!!!!!!

Like I said, the only thing truly different this round was obsessively praying and using instead cups after BD. I also drank two 1,000 mg packets of EmergenC a day, a 50mg of b6, and I tried to O after every BD.

You have to believe that everyone's road is different. Don't compare yourself with other's (I did and I never came out winning). It's near impossible I now but take time to bring peace to your life and it will happen to you the moment you realize that you can't do it on your own. It really isn't science!

I have a long road with my hypothyroidism and I'm hoping that this pregnancy is as smooth as the first. If not, I just pray for a healthy baby at the end of it. God bless all you wonderful ladies out there! 

BFP 15dpo, 4 Months TTC. Thank You God!

I would like to share my story with all of you lovely ladies as this site has made the TWW's bearable. I got my beautiful BFP at 15dpo and I have God to thank, because He made this possible.

I'm 29 and my wonderful DH is 31, we've been married for 5 years. We've been trying to conceive for 4 months, which is not really a long wait I know, but it felt like forever! So my heart and prayers go out to those of you who have been trying for so much longer and still waiting for a BFP!

I was diagnosed with PCOS 6 years ago and was told that I did not ovulate; I was put on Yasmine and Glucophage. The PCOS cleared up, but every time I went off BC the cysts came back. So I had to go back on BC, delaying TTC every time. I went off the Pill last year and we decided to TTC this January, but then 3 cycles of BFN's made me think that maybe the PCOS is back or that we'll have to go for fertility treatments if it doesn't happen this year.

But this cycle I've decided to put my trust in God completely, my DH and I prayed, asking/begging God for a baby, as in His Word He says: Ask and you will receive. But that goes hand in hand with trusting Him. Every time this month when I had a negative thought that it's not going to be my month again, I would change my mindset and just thank God that He is going to answer our prayers and HE DID!

Despite the PCOS, I always had a very regular cycle of 28-30 days. This month we BD every other day from CD 10-20. I had EWM and ovulation pain on CD 17, but this time the ovulation pain was very painful, so that was weird, I thought that maybe it was a cyst and not ovulation but I tried not to think about PCOS and cysts and concentrate on positive thoughts and trusting God.

What we did different this month:

- We BD past the suspected ovulation day, as before we would stop the day before ovulation due to work schedules
- I continued taking my Calcium and Magnesium supplement, my Folic Acid Forte supplement with B-complex and I also started taking Vitamin C as it helps with the absorption of Iron from your food and Iron helps with fertility (check out this link:
- Both my DH and I started drinking green tea, although we both hate the taste! - I also replaced coffee with Rooibos tea (many health benefits and tastes great. Check out these links: 

My TWW symptoms:

- Cramping: started at 6dpo, got worse at 8dpo, stopped at 12dpo
- Breakouts: I had no breakouts this month which was a definite sign as I usually break out just before AF
- CM: Increase in CM (creamy) 7&8dpo
- Sensitive and swollen BB's: Started at 7dpo and continued getting more sore and swollen
- Sore nips: Started at 13dpo
- Spotting: I had a few specks of blood on TP when I wiped at 8dpo (implantation?)

This month I decided not to test until I miss my period by at least 1 day, as I used to be a POAS addict and the BFN's just got me down. So I tested 2 days ago and BFP!!! We are so excited and so thankful for our little miracle! Today I'm 17dpo and I get terrible nausea and headaches, especially in the evenings. BB's and nips continue being sore and I have insomnia, which I never get! But all the symptoms are worth it! Sorry for the loooong story, but I just wanted to share it with all of you as so many of you helped me during my TWW. Those of you who are still waiting for your BFP's, just have faith and believe that it will happen, because it will.

Lots and lots of baby dust!!! xxx 


I cannot believe I am writing this!! My hands are still shaking. We've been TTC#1 since January 2012, and I really thought this month was out because I was having no symptoms..... It was my first month charting my temperatures, too, but I knew something was up this morning when my temperature was a full degree higher!

Here's the rundown:
BD on CD 7,9,10,11,14
Ovulation Day: CD 14 (per FF; I did not use OPKs)
1-4DPO immediately a stuffy nose
4DPO: insane doubling-over gas pains/ was horrible...this was new for me, I have never had this.
5DPO-11DPO: really stuffy nose, gassy/bloated but not too bad, INSANE bad mood (completely worse than any bad mood I've ever had....I am now a crazy person!) This was also new for me.
12DPO: a little cramping, figured af was here; CP was so high I couldn't touch it though....temp was up a full degree from yesterday...decided to test w/FMU: BFP!!! OH MY LORD!

Things I did different this month that I really think made the difference:

Lots of raspberry leaf tea, taking EPO, BComplex w/ my prenatals, NO COFFEE AT ALL, we used instead cups after BDing each time, Maca Root Powder, and LOTS OF HEALTHY FOOD (check out followed a pretty strict "diet" of super foods)....and TONS of praying. :) :)

Good luck to everyone else...... It will happen!!!!

5 Months TTC - 27 Yrs Old

A little background knowledge…

DH 29 and I'm 27. We went off BC on our holiday in December 2011. I got a FAINT BFP with FMU at
13DPO followed by blood when I wiped at lunch time. The blood was only on the toilet paper once
that day. I thought I was going to be one of those girls that bled at the beginning of her pregnancy.
The bleeding continued very lightly for 5 days and then I got a BFN. So this ended up being a
Chemical Pregnancy. I was devastated!! I put it down to flying during early pregnancy. During my
2WW we flew on at least 5 planes, 3 of which were international flights. I have now done research
and found out that flying during early pregnancy (especially OS flights) is not good.

I was told that the first cycle after a CP is really easy to get pregnant….but I didn't and my next 2
cycles were 42 days.

After these 2 long cycles, I was over it, so I got serious!! I did lots of research to find out how to
shorten my cycles and get EWCM, so I would know when I'm ovulating. I started taking Evening
Primrose Oil (EPO) and Vitex. I also bought Clearblue digital OPK's. I decided to get these because I
didn't know when I was ovulating and it was very very hard to BD at the right time because my DH
was working 12hr shifts, 6 days a week and he was tired all the time.

I like to plan everything and have everything all worked out….but this month I decided that it might
take at least 3 months to get my cycles regular and for my DH's work hours (he is a wine maker and
it's vintage) to slow down so he is home more and isn't as tired anymore. I decided I wasn't going to
force us to BD even if I ovulated….I found forcing us to BD was adding unnecessary strain on us.
So I changed how I was thinking about ttc and therefore changed my expectation to be…. it's was
going to take a while and it will be ok because I don't really want a Christmas baby anyway….so I
was quiet relaxed about the whole thing. (More relaxed than before anyway....but I really think it
helped changing my expectations)

I started using my OPK's on CD 12 at around 1:30/2pm every day. I got a smiley face on CD 21, but
DH was working/tired. I got another smiley face the next day….and we just happen to BD cos we
both felt like it. We had an appointment to go to straight after, so I couldn't lay with my legs in the
air. Also this was the only time we BD'd for the week before and after O.….but I wasn't going to
stress about it because my expectation was that it was going to take a while anyway.

The whole TWW I had creamy CM, tiny cramps/bloated feeling and my BB's were slightly sore on
and off. All of which I usually have. What was unusual for me was…

1-3 DPO-
~I felt hot all day.
4 DPO –
~Nearly cried watching a reality tv show, which wasn't even sad.
5-8 DPO –
~Start to feel tired at around 5-6pm every night. Just think its cos I'm back at work after 2 week off.
~Stretchy CM. Now I started to suspect something because that is really unusual for me pre-af.
~Indigestion pain starts and comes & goes after I eat…I had to Google it to find out what it was
because I've never had that.
9-DPO –
~Have a dream that I have a baby girl (she is a toddler in the dream). NEVER had a baby dream ever.
10-DPO -
~Still tired
~Nipples hurt and boobs hurt and its different pain to how they hurt before AF comes.
~Test with OPK (heard they can detect pregnancy) but it came back Negative. ☹
11-DPO -
~Test with FResponse ….BFP. It is faint….but not as faint as it was with my Chemical Pregnancy…
I can't believe it. I decide not to tell DH yet until it is stronger because he didn't really believe it
last time when I ended up having the CP.
12-DPO -
~Getting tired earlier now…at around 4pm
~BB's hurt more, especially on each side which I call 'side boob'.
13-DPO –
~Test with FResponse….BFP!!!! (not faint anymore) and Clearblue digi PREGNANT 1-2 weeks

AF is due in 2 days….and I'm going to the doctor tomorrow for blood work.

I haven't had nausea or frequent urination yet!! But I don't care what symptoms I get…I'm just going
to love every moment of this precious gift I have been given!!

5 Months TTC, Finally A BFP! Praise God!

Hi everyone! So like a lot of others, I've been spending a lot of time on this site, and wanted to share a bit of my story with all you who are still waiting for your positive!

I am 26 years old, dh is 27, married 3.5, and never been pregnant. I came off bcp at the end of September, when we were ready to start ttc, and have had cycles since that ranged from 27-40 days. I tried temping, but I never got into the habit, so finding out the date I ovulated was tricky. I used opt’s in January and got a positive on day 14. Next cycle, I never got a positive, but I think I stopped too early because this cycle I got a positive on cd 21.

I’ve kept careful track of my body symptoms the last few months, hoping to find a pattern for my own information, so I have a pretty good record of the symptoms that led to a bfp on a clearblue digital this morning. So looking back, to be honest, there weren’t a lot of signs. I always thought it’d be pretty obvious, but I wasn’t even sure when I got a faint line on an internet cheapie yesterday.

I’ll summarize it so as not to fill this whole page! We bd’d 3 times the 2 days before I ovulated. I started having af-like cramps about 2 dpo. No marked increase or decrease in cm the whole tww. It did the normal dry-up, get thicker thing. However it got quite bright yellow on 7-8 dpo, then went back to normal. About that time I also had a bright yellow discharge from my nipples, which is usually clear. Weird!

My bbs never got, and still aren’t sore. I usually get sore nipples after ovulation until af, and that didn’t happen either, but I did notice on 7 dpo that my (very small) bbs looked a bit...rounder. That kept up for a few days, and then they seemed to deflate, so I was sort of taking that as a sign af might be around the corner. Luckily for me, I think they’ve puffed up again!

The only other things I think might be symptoms are some pretty strong emotions (I’m not and wasn’t an irritable person, just had a tough time keeping tears in at some weird times), an extreme craving for salty things (I am a salt lover, but this was out of the ordinary), and a touch of forgetfulness that is unusual for me!

I did have cramping pretty much everyday. An odd mix of ovulation type pains, and the deeper, achy af kind. That’s really my only symptom now as well. I am also a cervical position checker, and it’s absolutely true that it gave me no indication whatsoever. Even now, it feels like it’s all over the map: soft, hard, closed, open, low, high. But I will likely stop checking now.

Anyways, like most of you know, it is a long, very frustrating, emotional journey to get to this point, and I am no stranger to it! I’m very thankful to be here, and give God all the glory! I think it finally happened for me when I really did just trust, and that’s all I can do now for the next 36 weeks! My love to all of you, and grace and peace be with you!

BFP with Femara, Injectibles, Trigger Shot and Lots of Prayer!!!

Praise God!! I finally get to submit my story after 9 months of TTC! Today is 12dpo and my doctor just called to confirmed I AM PREGNANT!!! It's still super early, but it's positive. I give all the glory and honor to God. Without Him, I would not be typing this right now. So now to the good part:

My regimen this month was: 5mg Femara (Letrozole) on CD 3-7, the 50 units of Follistim (injectible) CD 8-13. HCG Trigger Shot on CD 15. Ovulated CD 16.

2dpo - Immediately noticed increased creamy CM. Temp up very high for me.
3dpo - Still lots of creamy CM. Low backache begins.
4dpo - Lots of Creamy CM, continued Low back pain. Can't seem to stay asleep at night.
5dpo - Blood when I blew my nose. still tons of creamy CM, this really got me thinking...still bad sleep. Still low backache.
6dpo - irrationally hungry, want to eat lots of carbs and bacon!! still tons of creamy cm. backache getting better
7dpo - DH took me to the circus :) the smoke was really bothering my nose and throat. Felt light headed and kind of faint. still more creamy cm. Temp still super high. Blood when I blew my nose again. By now, I'm thinking I MUST be pregnant.
8dpo - Lots of creamy CM, very difficult to have BM.
10dpo - finally see the Trigger shot is not giving me a positive on my hpt the wait begins to see it turn back to positive to know it's real! Felt super tired this day and somewhat cranky.
11dpo - huge temp drop, like almost a full degree! Was totally convinced this was implantation! thought I saw a faint line on my ic...DH says he thinks he might see something. Neither of us are convinced...but I'm secretly thanking the Lord since I just know I'm pregnant!
12dpo - BFP! See a second line on Equate brand hpt. Go to the doctor to confirm with blood test. Still super early, but totally positive!!

I am to go back in 3 days to confirm my levels are rising. I'll probably continue to take hpt's just to watch the lines get darker! DH and I are out of our MINDS with excitement. This is our first baby. I have never ever had a positive before.

What I did during this cycle:
Started going to church
Told some girlfriends who are moms to agree with me through prayer that this would be our successful month
Prayed WITH DH every night
Used Pre-Seed
Elevated booty with pillow
Made sure I had the big O after DH
stopped smoking and drinking
cut out caffeine during TWW
Ate Sunflowers seeds, eggs, noodles, anything high in Folic Acid during the TWW
Believed through faith that this was it. Thanks God every day for the miracle growing inside me.

I'm praying for all of you as well. Stay faithful and diligent and God will reward you with the desire of your heart! xoxo

BFB by Prayer

I am very grateful to God for the awesome testimony He has given DH and I. I got my BFP on my fourth cycle and it is all because of HIM.

I didn't do anything different from this cycle except loads of prayer and fasting. I trusted God wholly and put everything in His hands and He came through for us.

I really want to encourage everyone TTC. Please learn to put your trust and hope in Him and you also will receive your testimony.

He makes a way when there seems to be no way

God bless you all

BFP!!!! 11 DPO

I have to share my story, me and DH having been trying to conceive for five months , in January we stop trying and decided to start back in February. We did a lot of things different....this month before ovulation I had plenty of nuts, yogurt and I drank lots of cranberry juice. We also used Preseed and I temped for the first time. I am so excited I am shaking right now. We bd twice before ovulation and once on ovulation day. We relaxed a lot and spiced up the baby making process, I don't have many symptoms yet besides heartburn, frequent dizzy spells, and nagging head aches. Baby dust to all !! I pray are little bean sticks....I also give all thanks to GOD, a lot of praying was indeed a BIG part of our BFP.

BFP With Lots of Prayer After MC

I found this site and loved it because it is so much more positive then all the other sites out there. I was looking forward to posting my own BFP story, and here it goes!

DH and I decided to try for #1 in July and got pregnant right away. We were so excited and elated, but miscarried at 8 weeks. I have never felt so devastated before. I was diagnosed with MTHFR. We were a little scared to try again but were encouraged by my OB. We began trying again in November.

CD 10 started BD every day until O.
CD 15 O.
dpo 1 started searching for symptoms :) BD every other day just in case.
dpo 2 noticed one nipple was larger then the other. Knew it was to early but tested and got a BFN.
dpo 3 legs hurting (usually happens right before AF), insomnia
dpo 4 insomnia, dry lips
dpo 6 insomnia and dry lips
dpo 7 cramps and fatigue (could be because of all the insomnia!)
dpo 8 faint BFP!!
dpo 10 darker BFP! Insomnia and cramping, went to the Dr for a blood test and it confirmed!
dpo 11 spotting (OMG OMG! Please let me keep this baby!) called the Dr, for another blood test tomorrow for another blood test
dpo 12 another blood test, HCG more then doubled (Thank God!)
DPO 14 Our 1 year wedding anniversary! I cooked a "baby" dinner for DH (baby back ribs, baby carrots, petite potatoes) and made a "bun in the oven" cake to tell him he was going to be a daddy!

We are very excited to be blessed with another baby and we are praying for a sticky bean and healthy baby. Our worst fear is another MC but we are putting our faith in God.

Things that were different this month; I was anointed with oil at church, I started using OPK's, downloaded fertility friend app to keep track of AF, O, and symptoms, and I started drinking hormone free milk.

Good luck to you and baby dust!!!