Hello! I'm still in complete shock about this entire thing. I've taken so many HPTs that I never expected to see a BFP!
Short Story: DH and I have been trying for almost 2 years. Recently, I had been put on Clomid for a few months with no luck. In August, I had just had enough. I stopped taking it. I continued to take my thyroid medication and 1500mg of Metformin. My usual 34 day cycle returned to a normal 28 day cycle. I truly believe the Metformin helped make this happen. I started to 'O' on CD14 like clockwork. This stuff has been amazing. Nauseating, but amazing.
I continued to use my PTracker App only to mark when we BD. So, this is how I finally got my BFP:
CD12: BD (standing up & showered immediately. Went on with my day).
CD14: BD in PM. Elevated hips (b/c...why not?) Went to sleep shortly after. At this point, I figured nothing would happen. After all, it hasn't worked before.
1DPO: Small amount white, thick CM.
4-6DPO: Had family in town for the county fair. The entire weekend I felt bloated and ate almost everything that the fair had to offer. I associated the bloating to all of the horrible food that we had been eating. The only reason we go is to eat, so.... I was also very Constipated. Again, I attributed that to how terribly I had been eating. I took a nap in mid-afternoon every single day that my family was here. That was usual. I never nap.
6DPO: Had an absolutely HORRIBLE taste in my mouth before I went to bed. I don't even want to relive it....
7DPO: Major cramps in AM, boobs were tender (but nothing to write home about). Took 3 hour nap.
8DPO: Creamy/Yellow CM, Hips hurt, Sides of Breasts are Sore, Stuffy nose at night. I ate my leftover dinner at 10:30. I mean...I devoured it!! Major constipation.
9DPO: BFN. Pulling & Stretching behind my belly button. Boobs still sore. Dream about shopping for a baby. Very weird BM. Weird feeling on my right side....almost like a flutter.
10DPO: Really gassy when I woke up. Felt like I had to burp. BFN....but wait,....BFP??? I used a Dollar Store test (b/c we all know how much $$ we spend on those darn things)....it took about 2 or 3 minutes, but the second pink line was faint, faint, faint!!! I'll definately re-test on my lunch break. Twitchy eyes. Soooooo hungry!!! I could not wait for my clients to leave so that I could go to lunch.
Digital test at lunch said "Not Pregnant"...but Blue Dye CVS brand was very, very faint positive. These have been known to get EVAP lines, so...didn't get my hopes up.
Took another Cheapy after work: Very faint second line. Asked DH...he didn't see anything (of course).
11DPO: I woke up SUPER EARLY to take a test before DH left for work (Thanks Goodness I do not work on Fridays). Dollar Store Test: BFP (faint, but there), CVS Blue Dye: BFP (faint, but there), Clear Blue Digital: PREGNANT!!!!!!!!
That was all the proof that DH needed. He went to work panicking about being a parent & how we're going to pay for all of this. :) Typical for DH.
This is our first pregnancy and I'm soooooo excited!!! My first appointment is not until November 5th. I know it's early to post on here,but I had to tell SOMEONE!! We're telling my parents tonight, his soon, and I'll be informing my closest girlfriends. All others will wait until after my first ultrasound.
What I did differently?: Stopped trying, relaxed...and prayed. I did not pray for a BFP....I asked for peace and understanding. The Lord works in mysterious ways.
Good luck to all of you TTC'ers. I understand...I've been there.