I've been on this site for over a year... ever since I found it. It's been SO helpful and somewhat calming for me!! I just turned 37 and haven't had a child yet... and we've been trying for almost 2 years. After 8 months of nothing happening, we decided to make an appt and see if there was something wrong. We were both tested and both good to go.... and when I say that, they told us our infertility is 'unexplained'. Which I think was harder to hear that, than something was wrong (which could possibly be fixed). After about 3 months, we decided to go further and started clomid. I was on that for 3 months... and let me tell you... I was a CRAZY lady from that!! My poor dh! Nothing came of that, and at that point I was sort of fed up and frustrated. I was tired of counting the days, taking the ovulation tests, drinking that, not drinking this, doing everything we were supposed to do...and then getting my dreaded period. Everyone around me, it seemed, was getting pregnant. It was a hard time. About 3 months ago, we decided to start again with the process and go on to the next step. We were going to Mexico, so we thought we should wait until we got home. We went to Mexico and got home 2nd week in March. I of course got my period while we were in Mexico :(. So when we got back I made another appointment and was due to go in on 4/8/13. I totally spaced it out! And I was expecting my period that day... so out of the blue I decided to test.... POSITIVE right away!!!
My cycles have been btwn 25-28 days for the past year. iI really think after the clomid, it somehow messed my body up a little. Before I took that, my cycles were right on the dot... 28 days. And after, they've been unpredictable. So I'm not exactly sure which day I ovulated this cycle...I wasn't counting or taking ovulation tests.
1 dpo: nothing
2 dpo: nothing
3 dpo: bad heartburn at night
4 dpo: slight cramps, bloated
5 dpo: slight cramps, bloated
6 dpo: not much, bloated
7 dpo: heartburn and slight cramps. super bloated and gassy
8 dpo: stronger cramps. thought, great, my period is coming really early. I usually have cramps for about a week before I get my period. but this was too early. super bloated and gassy
9-10 dpo: cramps during the day, but mostly at night when I was trying to sleep. it kept waking me up. and brownish spots on underwear and when wiping. I usually don't spot before my period, but I still didn't think I was pregnant. my boobs started hurting, and they hurt every month...so I thought for sure I was out this month again. I felt all the normal pms symptoms I usually get. plus super bloated and gassy
11-14 dpo: heartburn at night again and not being able to sleep well because of the cramps. not as bad a period cramps, but that dull aching that comes before. the spotting has finished. (but did last 2-3 days). super sore boobs...hurt to lay on them. bloated and stomach aches
I decided to take a test on day 14 dpo, and it was positive. I'm really nervous about it...its seems unreal still. I've taken a few tests, to just make sure....and they are bright and dark!
I still have a lot of cramping during the day and feel really bloated and gassy. Pressure in the stomach. My boobs are swollen and very tender still.
First dr appt is 4/22!!!!