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BFP on a Break

Isn't that just the way it goes: you try for month after excruciating month to get pregnant, but to no avail. Then you decide to lay off for a bit, take it easy, re-charge the battery… and voila – you're pregnant!

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Can't believe I'm a Walking Cliché

It truly, actually happened the one month I decided to stop trying... The advice I've always rolled my eyes at!

My spirits have been kept up by reading these stories throughout the year and a half I've been TTC, so I promised myself I'd submit mine when/if the time came. Well.... it came today! I got a BFP... on the one month when I hardly recorded anything to contribute! If this were any other cycle, you would have known how I was feeling down to the minute during my 2ww, but this month I tracked NOTHING. I didn't temp. I didn't pee on any sticks. I didn't even mark down when we did the deed...

I had also decided that this month and next wouldn't be ideal for pregnancy since we're going on a vacation that could potentially involve a lot of hot tubs and hot springs and good beer this Summer... so I wasn't tracking symptoms during the 2ww. I have an idea of when I ovulated because it's the FIRST TIME in this long journey that I've had anything even resembling EWCM and I got super frisky. So, please keep in mind that these DPO's are rough estimates, since I cannot say for absolutely certain the day I ovulated.

I should also mention that I had an HSG last month, so this was my second cycle of the so-called "heightened fertility" that can be a side-effect of that test. I also started taking baby aspirin a few weeks ago, because why not?

1-3 DPO — frisky, sensitive nipples (normal for me post-O), SUPER firm SUPER low cervix. I had never felt it anything remotely like that before. It felt like a bony nose and kind of grossed me out

4 DPO — Cervix soft and high again, nothing otherwise to report

5-9 DPO — Sensitive breasts, outer area especially (NOT normal for me), with some mood swings & cravings setting in, which I assumed were PMS

10 DPO — Tiny dizzy spell while seated and doing my nails, BB's still sensitive

11 DPO — BB's still sensitive. I can smell people's pee in the restroom and it's almost too much for me to stay in there. I'm supposed to have drinks with girlfriends tonight, so I decided to take a FRER as I'm running out the door to work so I could get the go ahead to have a glass (or three) of wine and clear my conscience... Low and behold... a faint line!!! I couldn't and can't believe it. So much for wine and hot tubs!

Now that I'm paying a bit more attention, I feel some tugging and pinching just beneath my belly button, and my cravings make much more sense. I have always been the first person to scoff when someone tells me it will happen when I stop trying. I had no idea it would be quite that literal. So, congratulations, old wives with your tales... I guess you were right. I'm elated, and hoping it sticks. <3

Took the full year...Long story

Super stoked about bfp this morning, I've been putting off taking it because it was the last one in my stash. (Don't we all have one?)
So anyway I should start with some background, as I always liked reading those bits and we're all here for the same thing...our fix.
Background: DH is 34 and I am 30, we are ttc #2, our first was our dd that we were NOT trying for and conceived after only being together for a whopping 3 mo.
On to the YEAR of my life spent on this ttc journey.
I never charted bbt because I felt I wasn't yet wanting to get that into it, but I have the mycycles app (which was a not terrible, not awesome app) for tracking my o dates. I have an amazingly long, but regular cycle of 36-38 days. Great for anytime except when ttc.
I teach, so we tried really hard to get pregnant last summer after I got my copper iud removed on May 18th and I'm sure I don't have to tell you all the suckfest it was seeing all those bfns.
We really were starting to think there was something going on with one of us when it wasn't happening even when we'd bd every other day possibly fertile day of my cycle that summer, (very close to true statement).
I had actually just gone into my yearly gyn appt and asked her about the 11 cycles of bfn and was set up to get blood drawn on cycle day 3........but cycle day 3 did not come.
I GOT A BFP.
Here's the juicy details, I kept track of everything for some odd reason this time and I hadn't done that in months, perhaps some women's intuition?
Bd cycle day 16 and 18
O day was supposed to be cycle day 20, we were ntnp so we actually weren't timing bd. But I would put money on the night we did doggystyle. Cycle day 18, his bday. I think this is valuable info., as I have been told I had a tilted uterus.
Nothing at all until:
9dpo: my boobs, which never hurt ever, are SORE. Like feel heavy, hurt in the armpits, nipples so sensitive, hurts to jog, skip and/or jump. I do have a 4 yr old so I regularly do all of the above.
Cm is pretty much there, but not there, nothing special, nothing to write home about.
10dpo: boobs feel same as yesterday
11dpo: boobs still hurt same, I realize that I am waaaaaaay too tired for a Saturday at 7pm...I start to think perhaps it's this month...
12dpo: crabby, tired, gassy, boobs, BOOBS are bigger and softer and heavy, normally a 34b, put the girls in my old 34c from first pregnancy and it feels wonderful!
13dpo: boobs are still BOOBS, notice ewcmish
14dpo: low abdomen pain, BOOBS, cm.
15dpo:same as yesterday
16dpo: the elmer's glue cm of legend is in my undies! At this point I am a day away from being late and boobs still hurt, I feel crampy, and tired and...bitchy if I'm being real honest...
17dpo: I peed in a cup and after wiping and seeing no af, I allow myself to use the last Equate 5 days sooner test and within the first 30 seconds the test shows BFP!!! Told dh while he was on the potty, teehee, now lets hope my short cervix holds up and bean stays the full 40wks.

PS: took a second test, dollar test, this afternoon after school and BFP instantly as well, crampy all day and BOOBS, of course.

Hope you got your fix!
Good luck and baby dust to us all!!

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The one month we didn't try!

My husband and I got married October 2015 and immediately started ttc. My mom and my sister both got pregnant very easily and made me sure I was very careful when trying to prevent because the women in our family are 'Fertile Myrtle's'! So when we started trying I thought it wouldn't take very long. In reality it didn't but it sure felt like it did!

This was our 6 cycle trying, a few cycles prior I had an entire month without a period for whatever reason. My cycles are usually 31-33 days but I have never missed a month, that month my cycle was 39 days. I thought I was pregnant but bfn after bfn af finally showed. I was using opks, preseed, temping some months, timing bding, checking my cervix, checking cervical mucus, drinking teas....you name it, I wanted to try it.

With that extra long cycle. Period tracker changed my cycle average to 35 days. My hubby and I are in a wedding on December 31 so when this cycle came around we decided to drop everything because it wouldn't be ideal to travel for a wedding and be in the wedding at 8 1/2 months pregnant. I didn't track anything. With period tracker being a little off I had no real idea when I was going to ovulate. Around CD 15 I had tons of EWCM this was earlier then normal for me but I ignored it, dh and I were both exhausted and just went to bed. From that point on I was convinced we missed any chance but that was okay because like I said with the wedding it would have made things a little difficult.

Moving closer to when I was expecting my period, like clock work I get tender breasts 7 days before the start of my period. This month nothing. No cramps. Not tenderness. Nothing. Thought maybe this cycle was off a bit, and moved on. I use to track my symptoms like crazy but I had barely anything that really registered with me this month, I also wasn't paying attention as much. I picked up a new hobby and was so distracted I had no idea how many dpo I was but I got the urge to test.

I had a bunch of wondfo tests so I took one on Sunday May 1st and I thought I could see the faintest line. I have never seen anything on these tests before but I thought that's nothing and threw it out. The next morning I thought well maybe I will just see if it was just that test. Took another one and the same faint faint faint line showed up. Like I'm talking real squinter, everyone else would have thought I was crazy. So again, I thought nope, it's nothing and moved on. That night I took another one, my girlfriend was over and a darker like appeared, still super faint but definitely there. I showed her and she could see it. So I bought two pack or frer and a two pack of clear blue, one digital and one regular. In the morning I took another wondfo thinking if I see something again then I will take the frer. Sure enough another faint line popped up so dipped the frer. A clear like popped up so I dipped the digi. Sure enough "pregnant 1-2" popped up and here we are!!

I couldn't believe it, my husband couldn't believe it. The one month we didn't time anything, track anything or do anything it happened. Everyone always said just relax and it will happen, it drove me crazy but they were right!!!

I had blood work to on the same day I took the digital and it came back at only 37 but my doctor wasn't too concerned because it just means I'm super early. I have my first prenatal appointment this Saturday! We are so thrilled and the tests are getting darker so babes is growing!! Yay!

EDD is January 9, 2017

Major surgery 4 days after BFP!!! Scared to death!!!

So we have been TTC for 9 months. I was temping and using OPK's but nothing ever happened. Last month, I started having major issues with my spleen and it was determined by a team a doctors that it had to come out sooner rather than later. With all of this overwhelming news, TTC went on the back-burner. My surgery is scheduled for April 26th and I went to my Pre-Op appointment yesterday. Well guess who got a BFP at Pre-Op? Me! Go figure! I still can't believe it and don't know what to think! My surgeon thinks that we need to proceed with the surgery since the risk for splenic rupture is even higher with pregnancy and I completely agree. Not having the surgery is a huge risk for both of our lives. My last period was March 10th and my cycle is usually 39 or 40 days so I can't be more than 6 weeks pregnant. My main concern now is the negative effects the general anesthesia will have on the baby. Has anyone else had major surgery this early in the first trimester? Any advice or information will be greatly appreciated. Thanks for reading!

TOTAL SHOCK, EVEN SPOTTED WHEN AF WAS DUE

I'll start by saying that I have been stalking this thread collectively over a 4 year period, from the very first month I was ttc. DH and I stopped trying after we hit the 1 year mark (not ONE bfp), and decided to focus on our careers. Fast forward to now, cycle #0 of tcc and we did it! It was cycle #0 because we planned to start trying next month. Last period was March 7th, 28/29 day cycles. This is to debunk all of the myths that you can't conceive by dtd on O day only! I was out of town up until O day (March 22nd), when I returned home DH was anxiously awaiting. We dtd MIDNIGHT of March 23, so I hadn't even considered getting pregnant this month.

Up until 14 dpo, all of my symptoms were off and on, save for the constant burping:

earache (4-10dpo) Never had experienced an earache, so I became suspicious, and started seeing if I noticed additional symptoms
insomnia (8-13dpo) slept VERY well night of 13dpo
hot (constant)
headaches (0-14dpo)
boobs - montgomery's tubercles (thought it was SO GROSS), sore from 7dpo-14dpo
rash on cheeks, chin, shoulders, chest - 14dpo-
I didn’t care for chocolate when at any given moment I'm usually craving it
burping / heartburn THE ENTIRE TIME. I NEVER BURP.
armpit ache 12dpo-

14dpo- af cramps. Boobs STOPPED hurting 14dpo, which is when AF is due; this happens every cycle immediately before I start to bleed (tmi!)
So I rushed to the bathroom to check, and, lo and behold, bright red dots of blood.
I did think it was interesting that they were so bright and so small, but I chalked it up to just being "weird" and nothing more. Went to sleep, put pad on and waited for af to arrive.

15dpo - Expecting to have af as I wake up and go for morning pee, but ... nothing. Literally, n o t h i n g. This shocked me, 1. because I have never spotted, (it usually makes a grand entrance) and 2. because a full 8 hours had passed. I went to school and decided that this was too strange and warranted the purchase of a pregnancy test. POAS and, BFP! This was literally 2 hours ago, DH is still at work.

All of this to say that my symptoms were NOTHING like those I've read over the years, and to NEVER give up hope until your ACTUAL AF arrives. Blessings and Baby Dust!

fan-bloody-tactic news! ;)

Hi lovelies, I actually can't believe I'm writing this after try for 8 months! I've read all of your lovely stories, laughed and cried too! Now it's my turn to spread some hope xxx
I'm 34, PCOS, Endometriosis too! Had 2 operations to remove pre cancerous cells down below (so lots of barriers) but it seems that my body has give in and let my husbands little swimmers through! Got my BFP this evening! (CD28) It's faint( will post pic tomorrow) but so pleased! We were TTC like rabbits but in jan I just said lets stop trying as it was stressing my out.... Then on drunken night 9/02/16, we got drunk and whoops!
I've had so many symptoms.... Nausea, tiredness, crazy emotional highs and lows, backache, dizziness, hot flushes, adversion to smells (especially the dog) and a toothache! My CM has been clear and in abundance with a bit of irritation 'down there' . Must start back on my prenatals now and get healthy xxxx
Baby dust, love and whoops to you all and thank you for such wonderful inspirational stories on my journey TTC xxxxx

BFP after IUD

Let's start this story when I got the Mirena three years ago and got it removed on July 2015. DH 29, me 24. DH and I began baby dancing and trying to conceive our first child--We did it religiously and after 5 months of no bfp, we decided to stop trying so hard following the sperm meets egg plan. We made the transition to not trying, but not preventing. I was tired of stressing and obsessing over every ingle detail of my menses while Ttc. Each month I would get teased thinking I would get a BFP because my boobs were getting swollen and tender about three days before the witch and I would get really tired. Mind you, I never had Boob growth or boob tenderness before my menses prior to getting the Mirena so these were new symptoms to me. I learned that I cannot trust my new Menses symptoms because they always lead to the witch and not pregnancy. I also cannot rely on congestion or similar symptoms because I suffer from chronic allergies. I stopped using ovulation strips because of my lost hope and my ovulation hasn't been easy to predict after getting the IUD removed without the strips but it typically occurs day 12. It is truly a blessing that I got a BFP this cycle. My cycles average 24 days

3/3- lnmp
3/12- BD
3/14- BD
3/15- suspected o based on luteal phase, no ewcm
3/16- BD, cervix low, wet
3/21- implantation bleed?? I had the tiniest streak of pale pink discharge on the toilet paper
3/22- random bought of tachycardia at work for no reason around 11am where my HR was in the 120s. Very atypical for me
3/24- breast tenderness happens. The witch must be coming!
3/25- my boobs are so squishy. They feel like water balloons instead of my typical instant firm temporary boob job.
3/26- bad GERD at night-- never happens for me
3/27- anticipated witch, doesn't show. GERD again that night
3/28- didn't POAS with FMU because afraid witch was going to show. Woke up at 7:30a, had to urinate by 10- atypical for me. Decided to hold it a little longer and POAS at 11:30 with a BFP!!! In a lot of ways I think deep down I knew because all of these symptoms above were atypical from my norm-- the gerd, elevated HR, squishy boobs. We are absolutely ecstatic over here. Fingers crossed for a sticky bean and baby dust to you all!!

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Surprise BFP Already 3 1/2 Months Pregnant with Rainbow Baby!!

This is going to be a long post! We are still in shock that God has answered our prayers to be parents as we decided to stop TTC and trust in his plan for us. As soon as we surrendered to him and trusted in him He gave us our biggest blessing! God is faithful, trust in HIS timing!

Our story begins like most women. We began TTC in September 2014 with the hopes of getting pregnant ASAP. When it didn't happen immediately I tried not to stress too bad. My cycles were very short and by March 2015 I was beginning to think something wasn't right with my body. My dr took some blood work and I was diagnosed with PCOS with high testosterone levels and I was most likely not ovulating on my own. The diagnosis really stung but I had a lot of hope in the 50 mg Clomid she prescribed for us. March 13th I got my period and went in 21 days later for a progesterone check. My progesterone was 37 and we found out April 10th that I was indeed 4 weeks pregnant. We were amazed the Clomid worked the first round. My DH and I were so excited and we told close friends and family. We began to start thinking of what it would be like to have a baby and be parents. The planning had already began!! However, the day of April 24th will forever be etched in my mind as it was the day I began to miscarry our baby at 6 weeks 1 day. It was devastating, and at the time I spent most days being angry and bitter at God for taking away our child. After that I determined I could get pregnant immediately again without God, and after my period returned in June we started the second round of Clomid. BFN. Third round BFN. Fourth round BFN. By October I could feel God was screaming at me to just listen to him but I ignored him once again. I was still trying to work through the grief of loosing my baby and TTC was my outlet to ignore the pain. I wanted to try Femara in October as I was just convinced my body was used to Clomid by now. By this point I wasn't even getting a natural period and had to be induced on Provera. I felt so broken as a woman. And to top it off my DH got a sperm analysis and had only 11 million sperm count. I got my progesterone checked after the first round of Femara and I didn't ovulate. This was rock bottom for me. Why God? Why didn't you want us to be parents? Why us? The pregnancy Facebook announcements seemed so cruel.

Then something hit me like a ton of bricks. I finally let God in and began listening to him. I started to surrender everything to him. All of my own plans for motherhood, my worries, fears, etc. It was not easy at first. He was telling me this entire time to TRUST him and his plan in our lives. He started by canceling our next doctor's appointment scheduled for November 23rd. The receptionist called and told me that I was scheduled on accident for that week and since it was thanksgiving that week they were only seeing OB patients. I could have rescheduled but I knew this was Gods first sign for us. I amazingly got a natural period on November 21st. However, December 9th I started "spotting" for 9 days straight. I was convinced my hormones were messed up from the drugs. I continued to pray for strength and grieved our baby's due date in December. In January we began visiting a church. Every week the preacher would talk about the power of prayer and how important it is to hold on to your faith even when you don't feel like God is listening. We held on tight. This was so hard for me, as I felt like I failed him daily. I STILL wanted to be pregnant! January came and went with no period. The first week of February I took 5 days of Provera I had left and then realized I had momentarily stopped listening to God. I didn't continue with the Provera after I felt God telling me this was not his plan. Usually when I would take Provera I would get my period on day 3 of the pill but when nothing happened I thought it was really odd.

February came and I continued to pray for strength daily and trusted more and more in Gods plan for us. I would tell him daily that even though I would give anything to be pregnant, he's plan is far greater than anything I could understand. Most people are probably wondering why didn't you take a pregnancy test if you weren't getting a period? Some woman can relate to the absolute devastation of seeing a negative pregnant test over and over again, and since I knew what it was like to be pregnant already, I hadn't had any symptoms and therefore no need to test! Lol The Sunday before we found out we were expecting, the preacher at church preached about how he felt God was speaking to someone there. He said God was telling someone that it was going to be the end of their night season and their morning would be coming soon. This gives me chills thinking about this.

3.5+ years of TTC and my first ever BFP!!

My husband and I have been TTC #1 since August 2012. After the first year, I finally stopped temping because my cycles were like clockwork. While I wasn't temping, I always kept track of AF. August 2015,at our 3 year mark, we finally decided to start getting tests done. DH was totally fine, my HSG showed no blockage, and my hormone level were all good. There wasn't anything obviously keeping us from conceiving.

September - December 2015 we did 3 IUI cycles with femara, ovidrel, and follicle monitoring via ultrasound. I had about 2-3 good sized follies each time but all 3 IUIs failed.

January 2016 - We decided to stop actively trying. More like NTNP. I kept track of AF but stopped using OPKs and stopped symptom spotting during the TWW (for the most part.... it is really hard to stop when you've been doing it for over 3 years!)

In February, we went on a trip to celebrate our 4 year wedding anniversary. We have a wonderful time! We explored, ate great food and had plenty to drink ;). I knew I was ovulating around that time, but didn't use an OPK or really think about it.

2 weeks later, I was 2 days from expecting AF and DH was out of town. I thought I might as well test before he he gets home on the off chance I am pregnant. (Again, I've tested during almost every TWW for the past 3.5 years! It is always in the back of my mind.)

I went to the store and bought HPTs and a 6 pack of beer (classy!!). I POAS, set it on the counter and went to open my beer, cut up a lime and squeezed it in the bottle. When it was time, I went into the bathroom and SCREAMED when I saw the test. BFP. Clear as day.

Honestly, I didn't have ANY symptoms... except for maybe a lack of PMS attitude (but maybe that was because my husband was out of town.. haha).

I'm 4 weeks 2 days now. My first beta was 3 weeks 5 days at 128. Second beta at 4 weeks was 349 and progesterone 28. I'm still POAS regularly because I cannot believe it is true. I cannot wait form 7 week scan.

Hang in there ladies. There really is hope!!

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BFP after 7 years and 1 mcc

symptoms so far dpo :

1-7 days not noticed anything at all
8- 14 :

Sore boobs
Thirsty
Feeling sick
Increased cm
Tired
16dpo bfp :)
Got my bfp today I'm on a 28day cycle and af was due 2 days ago

After 7 years we had a mcc last May and so thought it wouldn't probably happen as fast this time and wasn't really "trying" hoping I have a sticky bean this time ;)

I stopped smoking properly aug 2015
Joined the gym January and slimming world and I'm sure all these things contributed

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