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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!!!

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!!:)