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BFP 11dpo few symptoms (other than the regulars)

Well ladies, after 3 months of TTC (this was our 4th), I am happy to announce that I am just teeny bit pregnant. I woke this morning (11dpo) to take my temp and it went down a little. I immediately got bummed and thought i was out. The hubby said just take a test and we'll go with whatever that says... I said, "no, I know it will be negative, and I can't handle that anymore." (I vowed to wait until AF was late this time.) Well we back and forth for a minute and I finally caved. As sat crouched on the bathroom floor staring intently at that little stick, before my eyes, a second line started to show within a minute or so. YAY!!! I ran in the bedroom, said "I think I see something. Come look!" We looked so ridiculous pushing each other out of the way to look at the test, neither of us wanting to touch it. I am so excited but nervous and really pray that this little bean sticks!

I did a lot of thing differently this month. I completely quit caffine (so hard). I drank grapefruit juice and green tea, took Fertilaid and EPO, and BD like crazy from AF to O. I just started temping this month and realized I O a lot later than I thought... Hubby took Fertilaid for men (made him achy though). I also used opks to pinpoint O day. After O, I ate sunflower seeds everyday. They say it helps with implantation (looks like they might be right).

I can't really say that I felt anything too out of the ordinary for the most part. I had the usual cramping, pokes, pinches and what not that I have had every month before. Vivid dreams. My boobs are sore but not horribly. I haven't been tired. No morning sickness, yet (FINGERS CROSSED IT STAYS THIS WAY).

I tried not to symptom spot so I don't know exact days; however, there were just a couple of things that made me wonder if this could be the month.First off, I got a nasty cold (I hardly ever get sick.) Second, on 8dpo I got the worst belly ache ever in the evening. Literally doubled over... I have IBS so this isn't new to me, BUT I suddenly got the cold sweats and felt like I was to going to faint. I was completely pale and the hubby was a little freaked out, as was I. A few minutes later (TMI WARNING), I had to make a mad dash to the bathroom. After that , I was fine... so weird! Third, my boobs haven't been terribly sore, but every once in while I get a dull pain in my arm pits.

Well, I hope this helps some of you ladies waiting for your BFPs. I stalked the BFP announcements for detailed threads and promised myself I would write when I got mine.

I said a prayer every day this month. I honestly believe that He answered every single one of them. Blessed be His name!

I wish you all the very best of luck.

Elated that I'm finally pregnant!

WOW I’m Pregnant!  My DH and I have 9 year old twins that were conceived when I was 22 years old (2002) and it was totally unplanned because we were not married at that time.  We decided to put off having more children until we both had our careers going well.  I didn’t take BC so the DH and I were always careful around my fertile time (condoms).   In Aug. of 2009 we started talking about the idea of getting pregnant again and said that we would just let it happen.  However at the beginning of this year the DH and I started having some concerns since we hadn’t conceived yet.  Therefore, I started tracking my cycles a little more carefully and discovered that my cycles were about 29 days long.  Then I started using OPK’s and checking my cervical mucus.  I did that for about  5 or 6 months but nothing happened.  At the beginning of September, I went to my GYN for my yearly visit and she suggested that we see a fertility specialist.  The DH and I agreed we’d try until the end of this year and if it didn’t happen we would go to a fertility specialist in Jan. 2012.  I started investigating other things that might aide in the process and discovered Preseed and purchased some after reading so many positive reviews.  We used prayer, Preseed, and OPKs and I got a BFP!
BD on days 10, 13, 14 & 15 of my cycle used Preseed during each love making session!  I got a positive OPK on day 14.
1- DPO- Nothing
7 DPO- Woke up to sharp pains in lower right abdomen and cramping in the upper abdomen when speed walking with the DH I had to slow my pace (strange)
8-11 DPO- Nothing really but really bloated (BFN’s on days 9-11 POAS addict)
12 DPO – BFN but extremely thirsty and insomnia and not bloated anymore (odd)
13 DPO-Decided not to test again since I felt AF type cramps all day and I was extremely thirsty again
14 DPO –AF cramps I wore a pad part of the day but she didn’t arrive
15 DPO- Nipples really hard and sore breast and no AF
16 DPO- Same as day 15 decided to test again since AF hadn’t showed BFP!!!
17 DPO- Nothing really but breast slightly sore
18-20 DPO- Diarrhea and vomiting (I think I had a stomach virus that was spreading around)
20-21 DPO- I actually feel really good just a little pulling and stretching in lower abdomen

Very faint BFP today! :)

Hi to all my wonderful friends out there.....Firstly I need to thank God for guiding me to such a wonderful site....I don’t know how I would have made it during this time without this site...

I promised myself that when I got my first BFP, I would post here.

My husband and I decided that we should try for our second child last month and we have been TTC for the first time....I did not use any OPK for testing but rather used this link: to calculate my fertile days...

We BD on 4th, 5th and 6th of September. I took a series of HPT from about 7DPO but all were BFN....I was just about to give up hope when I came across this site...I then came across many ladies who tested BFN initially and then tested positive later...that kept my flame of hope alive...I took a blood test and that came out negative as well...But there were no signs of AF coming and I continued to hope and pray....My little daughter prayed even harder...

Today, I took an HPT with ClearBlue ( 19 DPO) and it appeared negative initially...but after checking a little later there was a very very faint BFP....I was so excited, I called my hubby and asked him to come from the office immediately...He checked and also confirmed that I was not imagining it...

I was so excited and yet humbled....God has been so good......And I thank HIM from the bottom of my heart....

What did I feel differently this month?...Well, I guess I had intense cravings for salty and spicy foods and had a series of cramps in my right side...Also, I had a stuffy nose and a very bad cold with coughing and sore throat...My BBT remains high throughout and last week I had a slight brown discharge....I never realized that a lot of ladies underwent the same thing as me until coming to this site.....

I pray to God to bless us with a healthy, happy and beautiful baby and for a smooth pregnancy....Thanks to God....

To all those ladies out there TTC....I will be praying for you....I am truly humbled and I pray that all of you out there are blessed with beautiful children very very soon....God bless you all...and lots of babydust to each and everyone of you....:) a side note....We used a pillow which I placed under my butt everytime we BD’d, and I actually cycled my legs in the air for a few minutes after BD...It was hilarious, but I have read about some women who swear by this I gave it a try...also I lay down for 30 minutes or more after BD....I just wanted to let you know what we did and I hope that this will help you in you next attempt and pray that you are successful the next time...I pray that I hear good news from you very soon!!:)

BFP Last Night!

I was in shock last night... I came home from seeing a play with friends.  I told one friend I was scared of a negative when I tested (I have never taken a pregnancy test before).  She told me to just go home and do it!  SO, I did!  I couldn't believe it was positive!  My husband and I are still in shock but thrilled!  Before we even started trying, we prayed for God's will in whether or not we ever had children.  We completely handed it over to him, like we try to do with all of the things in life.  HE is in control, and if we put God first the rest will fall into place.

I have a perfect 28 day cycle.  Counting by cycle days:
Days 1-6: Love you Aunt Flo!
Days 7-8: Happy times... planning the big O
Days 9-11: BD with my dear wonderful husband.
Day 12: Felt a painful twinge in the evening.  I believe it was my Ovulation. BD within 3 hrs.
Days 13-15: BD
Day 16 (2 DPO): Nothin'
Day 17(3 DPO): Breasts started to get sore.  I thought it was too early (it was--they usually get sore a week before AF- not 2 weeks...)
Day 18 (4 DPO): Sore breasts... same
Days 19-23 (5-9 DPO): EXTREMELY sore breasts.  BUT, I figured it was just too early to feel anything.  They hurt so badly I couldn't roll over in bed without wimpering!  Felt a few painful twinges in breasts.
Day 24 (10 DPO): Breasts started to get less sore.  I was so sad- I thought Dear AF was coming as normal.
Day 25 (11 DPO): Less sore... sad :(.  I also felt lots of cramps in uterus... I always do before AF though.  They were different cramps... they felt like there was a finger inside poking spots in my uterus rather than it cramping like normal.  I thought I was going crazy.
Day 26 (12 DPO): LOTS of poking cramps: again with the crazy feeling!  Saw The Sound of Music, came home and tested, and BIG FAT POSITIVE!  We prayed right away again for God's will in our lives.  Praising God for how he loves me :).
Day 27 (13 DPO): Can't believe it!  AF You'd better stay away!

BFP 11DPO Baby #2

It took my husband and I 3 1/2 years to have conceive our 1st baby.  Only 5 months with the second!  We are THRILLED!  We owe all of the Glory to God! Here are some of my symptoms I had.

1dpo some cramping
2dpo felt very tired, like I was coming down with something
3dpo sore throat, runny nose and a few stabbing pains in my chest...
4dpo sore lower back
5dpo nothing really except I still had a bad cold
6dpo same as yesterday, took an opk and it was almost positive!  that got me thinking maybe this is the month?? gums bled at night when I brushed my teeth
7dpo hpt negative (I know, way too early) cramping, still have a cold, gums bleed again when I brushed my teeth
8dpo STILL have this cold...
9dpo opk so much lighter than before.. started to think I was out this month.. :(
10dpo lower back pain, stuffy nose
11dpo Stuffy nose still.  SMU took an IC hpt and saw the FAINTEST pink line! Took a FRER a couple hours later and it was a definite BFP!  Took a digital so my hubby would believe it was true and it said "pregnant"!  Yay!!  Praise God!

TTC #1 {15 months, HSG + First Month Clomid after miscarriage}

We give God all the glory for the miracle of life and are so thankful for the little blessing growing inside me! These boards kept me occupied and hopeful for the past 8 months since I found and I just wanted to add to the encouragement here.

I am 26 and DH is 29. We began TTC #1 in May 2010 and hoped it would happen quickly for us. I have always wanted to be a mom, and was anxious to get this show on the road! Month after month went by and we were not pregnant. I was ovulating regularly (charting using the book "Taking Charge of Your Fertility" which I highly recommend!) but late: CD 20-26 with nearly 40 day cycles. I visited my OBGYN after 7 months TTC and she sort of blew me off with the statistic that "9 out of 10 couples get pregnant in a year" and told me to come back if a year had passed. Well, almost a year had passed and I decided it was time to make an appointment with a fertility specialist and scheduled it for the end of March. DH and I woke up in the morning for our appointment and I realized it was the day of my missed period...took a test...and BFP!! We couldn't believe it....we were beside ourselves with JOY :) However, only 4 days later, I miscarried (my HSG dropped from 45 to 13 in two days - a chemical pregnancy) and we were devastated. God remained faithful, even though we began to doubt His love for us...wondering why he wouldn't answer our prayer. We healed from the pain of losing our first baby by pressing into the Lord and reading His reminded us of the promises He has for all who trust him...a plan for a hope and a future! (Jeremiah 29:11) In particular, Psalm 66 came to mean so much to us...if you get a chance to read it, please do! In any case, we ended up feeling a peace about visiting the specialist we had originally made an  appointment with and met with him in June. In July, I had an HSG (not as bad as everyone said...don't worry!) and then began  50 mg clomid CD 4-8 this month (August 2011). We BD'd every other day + ovulation day ...and then the ever-anticipated 2WW began... {if you have actually read to here, I applaud you! ;-) }

Here are my symptoms (I didn't temp every day, FYI):

{CD 16} 97.45, +opk, BD

{CD 18} 97.45, Ovulated, BD

{1DPO} 97.86

{2DPO} Uneventful

{3DPO} Pulling and Cramping near uterus

{4DPO} Minor cramping, yellow/goopy cm first wipe in AM

{5DPO} Diarrhea and sour stomach off and on; this was my "hmmm" moment because I had diarrhea with my first pregnancy, although it only happened the day BEFORE my missed period, at 13dpo. (hopefully that means my HCG levels are higher this time!)

{6DPO} Sour stomach, smelly/strong urine, soft stool, fatigue: spend 7 hours on the couch watching randomness...SO unlike me!! I was thinking I either was pregnant...or had mono! Had to pee a lot....but almost felt too tired to get off the couch to go! pathetic. Minor pains near uterus and bbs began to get tender.

{7DPO} 97.8, Progesterone blood test comes back at 24.3...great news! Sour stomach again (pre-diarrhea feeling, sorry tmi), bbs ache, very tired and went to by by 10pm. Pulling/aching/cramping in uterus...more localized than menstrual cramps, notice cm is non-existent...weird for me, it's usually  creamy/lotiony by now...

{8DPO} 97.8, strong smelling pee again, crampy/heaviness on and off, nipples are sore, bbs heavy and sore to touch all over...not just by armpits like usual PMS stuff, lower back ache, irritable and impatient, achey hips and pelvis.

{9DPO} 98.2!! That's high for me...last time it was this high...I was pregnant. Woke up with sour/gassy stomach, achey bbs and sore nips, diarrhea, still dry cm but FEEL wet...bizarre. One wipe of yellow tinted cm in afternoon, craving salty and carbs, crampy in pm, hubby thinks I sound stuffy on the phone.

{10dpo} 98.34!! woot!! Cramping and tightening of uterus, very mild nausea in pm, feel great and SUPER HAPPY today. Lower back pressure and achiness, hot flashes and warm face. Smelly urine at 11 pm. Found out my best friend is pregnant! (due within 4 days of each other...too good to be true!)

{11 DPO} 98.17, Sore bbs and nips (ouch!), When I get hungry...I get nauseous and cranky, So tired during breakfast with family I could hardly converse...came home and was all I could do to get in bed; slept for hour and a half!! (I am NOT a napper.) Strong cramps in afternoon, more diarrhea around 5pm. Scant yellow cm again, feel bloated and when I bend over while sitting, it feels uncomfortable.

BFP 9-10DPO *First Month TTC*

Hi everyone! It's midnight my time and I can't sleep!!

I have been stalking this website for the past week!!

My hubby and I started trying this month. I went on a wine tasting trip with my girls (while on my AF) and when I got back we BD'd everyday on CD 9,10,11,12,13 (skipped 14) 15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24, and 27

(My cycles have been 27-34 days so I wanted to be sure)

I ovulated either CD 21 or 22 (I knew because of the EWCM both days & sore BB's on CD 22)

1 DPO - bloated & sore throat
2 DPO - bloated & cold-like symptoms: stuffy nose & sore inside nose, phlegm, sore throat, coughing on and off
3 DPO - cold-like symptoms: stuffy nose & sore inside nose,   phlegm, sore throat, coughing on and off
4 DPO - cold-like symptoms: stuffy nose & sore inside nose,   phlegm, sore throat, coughing on and off (also felt like I had fever, achey)
5-6DPO - cold-like symptoms: stuffy nose & sore inside nose,   phlegm, sore throat, coughing on and off - very irritable
7 DPO - felt like I was going to get AF, crampy, little dizzy [TESTED BFN]
8 DPO - kept busy, didn't feel much - still have cold like symptoms, headache, light cramps
9 DPO - Thought I was starting my AF, checked every time i went to the bathroom! crampy (not bad though) ...decided to go to Target to buy First Response 6-Days-Early
10 DPO - Took the test @ midnight! FRER - nice line, not too faint. BFP am shocked!! I am still going to take more tests in the morning! My husband is so excited, but he went right to sleep! Ummm I can't sleep I guess b/c it's my body. lol.

Oh and LOTS OF PRAYER!!!!! Not begging to get pregnant, but praying for God's will. He knows when the time is right!

GL to all of you!!!

BfaintP 22 DPO!

For all of you ladies “wondering” whether or not you’re pregnant, have hope!  Even just the feeling that you are pregnant is worth it. I just “felt” weird, and that was hopeful. I’m 25 with an 18 month old daughter.

Unfortunately I had the dreaded "three week wait" because i got the positive 5 days after my missed period, and boy was it ever hard! I took 8 tests (a little obsessive, i know) that were all negative before actually finally getting a faint BFP yesterday, and again this morning. BFP 22 DPO!

My symptoms started right away with cramping. I knew right around when i ovulated because i am one of the blessed few to have that "mittelschmerz" ovary pain. We made love every other day, including the day i thought i may be ovulating. I felt weird lower abdominal pressure, and was crampy for about a week. Then into the second week, I started feeling a bit tired, had (and still do) achy leg- specifically my right leg, constipation, gas, bloating, a little nausea, and watery cervical mucus- nothing extreme. The bits of nausea made me keep thinking to myself, “this is not normal....” There were a few days where I felt like I might have started my period (7 and 8 DPO). Some of the cramps I had were more like focused  sharp/twingy pains on either side. I had a few twinges in the sides of my boobies here and there, but never got “sore” and only a little sensitive- which actually made me think that maybe I wasn’t pregnant because with my first pregnancy  I was ultra sore in my boobies. I did however think that maybe my boobies had gotten a little fuller 12DPO, and I needed to pee more often. Around 11 DPO is when I started to feel more tired, and even had a few cravings- cheese quesadilla (LOL!) and spicy food (just like first pregnancy). Come the third week of waiting I was a bit more nauseous than usual which brought back my hope of pregnancy because why on earth would I be feeling sick before my period? My sense of smell has only just increased, but wasn’t anything to note at first. I started having really VIVID dreams about 14 DPO and they are still crazy now, though no “baby dreams” yet.

My LMP was june 21st (me and my hubby’s 3 year anniv.) which lasted 5 days (normal). It was a 28 day cycle, with the prior month being 27, and the month before that being 33. I'm lightly irregular. The 21st, the day AF arrived, is the day in which we decided not to prevent having another child (so exciting!!). I didn’t think that this first cycle would actually result in a pregnancy just because I have friends who’ve been hoping for a baby for some time now with no blessing yet. We know that children are a gift from  God as it says in Psalm 127, and that blessed is the man who has his quiver full of them.... So we are thrilled!!!! If all goes well, and we are healthy, our little girl is going to be a big sister, whoa!

It can totally happen. Be sensitive to your body, pray often, and if God is pleased to bless you, then He surely will. Remain hopeful even when your body isn’t showing you signs that might be pregnant, like everyone else’s because everybody is so different, and continue to hope.

here's to you!!

Finally BFP!!!!

This site has helped me through so many TWW obsessions and finally I can report in. This month I didn't exactly keep track of what symptoms were on which day but just an overall track of my sympotms. It started with a TERRIBLE break out probably the worst I've ever had. Then I had some cold like symptoms, was SUPER tired, emotional (teared up at several TLC shows and comercials and one day was not very nice to DH), cramps, and then came the headache and nausea that I still get every afternoon. Tested at 9 DPO with IC and thought it was BFN then went back and looked  later and there was a very very faint line, Tested again with IC at 10 DPO and the line was slightly darker, then today 11 DPO tested with FRER and got a Yes + after a few minutes....I think since it is still early that is why it didn't turn right away.

What we did different this cycle. Well really we just had fun. We had talked about how things were becoming to routine so we just had fun with it this cycle.

Baby Dust to all you ladies looking for your BFP! Keep your spirit up, never lose hope, and don't underestimate the power of prayer. We have been TTC for 1 year. If we didn't conceive this month we were going to see an RE and a fertility specialist.

Hope its sticky!!!

BFP first try with OPK, Pre Seed, & Prayer!

I'm a 24 year old military wife pregnant for the first time!

I feel like I wasted money on the OPK. My hubby and I pretty much BD everyday anyway since he just got back from deployment (exactly one month before I got my BFP!). It was helpful to know when I ovulated though. I was able to obsess over this site for the past two weeks. :) Thought I'd share my symptoms:

1 DPO - nothing
2 DPO - Very moody. I didn't think there were enough hormones to cause any symptoms by this day but boy did I feel like I had PMS mood swings.
3 DPO - nothing
4 DPO - nothing
5 DPO - white discharge?
6 DPO - white discharge?
7 DPO - white discharge?
8 DPO - white discharge?
9 DPO - cramping, but different from PMS cramps- it felt a little sharper and more concentrated in one area.
10 DPO - tired, bloated & super gassy. vivid dreams.
11 DPO - Exhausted (I don't know if this is form quitting caffeine a few days ago), bloated & super gassy. I've never had stinkier farts in my life (TMI, i know...) vivid dreams again.
12 DPO - I ate 5 spicy buffalo wings and my stomach immediately felt terrible- not nauseous at all, just full. It felt like i had just consumed an entire thanksgiving buffet. I was also very tired & slightly emotional. I wiped down the kitchen counter with some of those clorox antibacterial wipes and the smell made me feel sick. I've never even noticed they had a smell. more vivid dreams.
13 DPO - Very tired & emotional & bloated & gassy. boobies slightly sore. I felt uncomfortable PMS-like cramps all day. I was positive my period was going to start the next day (when it was due). I wasn't too stressed because I really didn't think it would happen on my first try. Other than that, nothing.
14 DPO - I had three different dreams the night before that I took a pregnancy test and it was positive. I took one as soon as I woke up and there it was, an immediate, glaring BFP! :) Today my tummy has been feeling different all day- not nauseous or PMS-crampy, but slightly uncomfortable. It feels like there is some stretching going on or something. I'm also extremely exhausted again. I wish I could get my energy back. Super excited, though!

I feel extremely blessed to only have to have gone through this TWW once. Yes, it is still early and a lot can happen, but I know prayer got me here & prayer will get me through this pregnancy! Good luck, everyone! I'll keep you in my prayers too!