DH and I have been TTC for 2 years. I'm 30, DH is 34. I absolutely did not think I was pregnant this month. I have had almost no symptoms except for some light infrequent nausea and fatigue. I had no implantation dip in my BBT and no implantation bleeding. If it wasn't for the positive HPT's and blood tests, I wouldn't have believed it. Please don't give up!
DH and I have been seeing a fertility specialist since February 2011. Except for a thin uterine lining which was dealt with pretty quickly through meds, DH and I were perfectly healthy and ovulated every month on day 14-15. Why oh why could we not conceive then?! I had one chemical pregnancy, which was so brief I'm beginning to think it was a mistake on my part, but other than that no BFP's. My HSG test showed some possibly blocked tubes, but for some reason my idiotic fertility doctors missed that in my reports for almost 10 months. I was supposed to schedule a laparoscopy this month. I was on Clomid, Letrozole and occasional HCG injections and had 2 IUI's. Nothing- although I do think the medication helped stabilize my cycles. The doctor doubled my dosage of letrozole and I began to ovulate way too early (on day 10 and then later on day 6 the following cycle). I said enough.
I finally took a break from the meds and the IUI's and concentrated on my Acupuncture and herbal medicines. I still went for cycle monitoring just so I could know for certainty what my body was doing. I started to ovulate later and I credit the herbs, vitamins, Pre-Seed, 50 shades of Grey (snicker) and most importantly the power of prayer, for my pregnancy. I asked God to let his will be for me to be pregnant and for his will to be done to me.
We BD on days 10, 12, 14, 16, 17 and I elevated my hips after each time for 15-30 minutes. I really tried to (ahem) enjoy it too. I ovulated on Day 15 (we suspect). I tried to keep to the SMEP, but it was really tough. This was our first full cycle on Pre-Seed as well. BUY IT!!!
Day 0: insomnia, night sweat- BBT 36.2
Day 1 DPO: insomnia - BBT 36.5
Day 2: no symptoms - BBT 36.2 (I think this was low from the insomnia);
Day 3: feeling tired and unwell. Flu is going around so I assumed it was that. Bit of a headache. BBT- 36.6
Days 4-9: still feeling unwell. I have a rash on my face (ew) and I can't think straight. So tired and sick! BBT - 36.8 for all days and BFN on days 8 and 9 using a 10 HCG internet HPT;
Days 10-11: still unwell. Feeling some pressure in my abdomen on my left side (I ovulated on my right side). Sleeping is uncomfortable. Tired. BBT- 36.9. BFN with sensitive internet cheapie on both days again.
Day 12-13: still sick! Nausea is on/off, but I get this during my period so I'm thinking that's what it is. BBT- 36.8 and BFN on Day 12. I think I'm out with a possible fever. I start taking medication (feeling guilty now) and cut back on my herbs to conserve them. I drank a medium coffee on both days (a lot of caffeine for me), eat sushi and pretty much just lived my life.
Day 14: Still feel foggy. BBT- 36.8. Faint BFP on internet cheapie. What the what?! I don't tell DH because I think it's a mistake, I'll test again tonight. Another BFP in the evening and then I break out the big guns and use my last decent early pregnancy test (life brand I think). Clear BFP in 5 seconds.
Day 15: stomach keeps churning. I keep gagging and feeling "crampish" in my stomach. BBT - 36.8 and another positive HPT. See my doctor- Positive Blood test- 164. :-D
I hate it when people say to relax and just let it happen. I think I had to work at this by taking charge of my fertility, making peace with God, improving my overall health through Acupuncture and herbs and by ensuring we BD'd enough (which isn't easy when you've been trying for so long). The pregnancy was a surprise, but everything up to it was very deliberate and calculated. At the end of the day I hope that my wait means that I will just have a healthier baby. I'm sure that's what it will mean for you.
Hang in there and don't give up. You never know which month will be yours. I hope this bean sticks and I'm sending you my baby dust.