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!