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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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When it Rains, it Pours!

DP & I have just recently become engaged after a couple years of being madly in love. We'd discussed having a child of our own (I have 2 children from a previous marriage that live with us), but decided it would be best to wait to "actively" try until we were married. He proposed 4/20/13. We set a wedding date of 6/8/13. I got a BFP on 4/29/13. LOL. Here you go, day by day: 1-6 DPO: Nada. This is when I realized I O'd almost a full week earlier than expected...and then realized we BD'ed perfectly...on accident. Got a bit paranoid. 7 DPO: Slight cramping/pressure. Stabbing pains. Heartburn. Headache. Stuffy nose. CRAZY dreams! Pinches in my cervix. 8 DPO: Heaviness in abdomen. Pressure continues. Backache started. Stuffy nose. CRAZY dreams again! More cervix pinches. And not at all hungry. 9 DPO: Much the same, except now my bb's started getting stabbing pains! Had a glass of wine and felt tipsy. Tired. Thought it was all wedding stress. 10 DPO: More of the same, but the cramps became full pressure. BB's started getting sore. Heart palpitations began. I became convinced I was over-stressing the wedding and giving myself mild anxiety. Had another glass of wine, felt tipsy again. More crazy dreams. Hard time staying asleep. 11 DPO: Heart palpitations started driving me crazy. I became emotional and weepy. Abdominal pressure. Stabbing pains in cervix, bb's and abdomen. Stuffy nose. Chills. Convinced I'm getting my sister's cold and just super stressed out. Had an emotional outburst. 12 DPO: Lots of back pain! Crazy dreams continue. Burping a lot. Slight heartburn. Getting depressed. Weepy. Cranky. Convinced AF is on her way. Super thirsty. Had another drink, it tasted awful. Constipated. More heart palpitations. Peeing every 10 minutes. My morning coffee tasted like acid. 13 DPO: Coffee tasted horrible again, so I changed brands. Still tasted horrible. Started suspecting I might be PG. Lots of urination. Lots of heart palpitations. My fingernails turned pink at the base. Super, super tired. More crazy dreams. 14 DPO: Pinching in abdomen. Pressure in abdomen. More headaches. More palpitations. Can't stand coffee. (I'm a coffee addict, so this is distressing to my loved ones...they start wondering if I'm becoming Bridezilla.) BB's hurt. Decided I just HAD to go get a test to put my mind at ease and get back to concentrating on the wedding. BFP!!!! 15 DPO: As the symptoms continue and worsen, somewhat, I decided I'll test again because that first one just had to be wrong. Right? 4 BFP's we are...pregnant, getting married and thrilled! Baby dust to all!
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BFP After 2yrs

The hubby and I have been trying for a little over two years. We decided to get healthier and give trying a break 6 months ago and we began doing Shaun T's Insanity which is pretty intense. My husband lost 35lbs total and I lost 25lbs! We were so motivated we bought Shaun T's follow up workout Asylum. Mid March I got an irregular pap and went for a Colposcopy April 8th. We were only intimate a handful of times b/c intercourse was off limits for 24hrs before and at least 7 days after procedure. Results came in normal. Expected period was April 19th and my period is usually on point. When it didn't show on Friday I started thinking that maybe the procedure delayed it. My boobs were hurting like they usually do a week before my period. Then Sunday April 21st I decided to POAS and the result were positive immediately!!!! I was in shock and screamed from my husband tears rolling down my face in disbelief. I only had one test and my husband ran out to get more and the other two were positive immediately as well. I called Monday morning and made an appointment with my primary care doc for Tuesday and got a blood test done. By Wednesday my doc confirmed pregnancy approximately 3wks pregnant! It felt so official after blood test came back positive as well. We are so happy and thankful to God :). It has been a week now and I have tender boobs, aching hips and back, luckily i have not experienced any morning sickness. Never give up and as much as I hate to admit it everyone that says, relax and to not think about it "you were right" I am woman enough to admit that. Baby dust to all and God Bless! I still can't believe I get to post here!
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BFP on a Break!

My husband and I had been TTC since early 2012, but to no avail. Not even any close calls in all of that time! I then said last month (March 2013) that I wanted to have a break, have some fun, go out with friends and enjoy a good drink or two. Well, we did and what do you know, I got my very first BFP! I actually only tested as a friend suggested I sounded pregnant, after complaining of nausea and tiredness. Here's the symptoms: 1-8DPO - Nothing at all! 9 DPO - Extremely hungry, nothing much else. 10 DPO - Nausea, extremely hungry, headache. Sense of smell through the roof, and food smelt weird. 11 DPO - Nausea, very, very tired, hungry, headaches. 12 DPO - Did my first test at lunch time - two fine lines (BFP!), did another, BFP 13 DPO - Did another test with FMU - strong BFP! 14 DPO - Did a digital test - BFP 1-2 weeks! I have since had more pronounced nausea, sore BBs (to the point they ache when I walk), cramping, and extreme exhaustion. Here's hoping this sticks, and best of luck to all of you!
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Rainbow Baby!!!

The hubs and I have been TTC #2 since last April. We found out we were pregnant last July, but found out we miscarried at 12 weeks when we went to the doc to hear the heartbeat for the first time, but the doc couldn't find one. We had an ultrasound at 7 weeks that showed a heartbeat, so the chance of a miscarriage was really low. It was a really terrible experience. I had a D&C, and I'm really happy I did because with the amount of heavy bleeding I still had after the D&C, I can't imagine what the bleeding would have been like naturally. After the D&C, the doc told us to wait two normal cycles before trying again. However, at a 7 week ultrasound for that pregnancy, the tech noticed something on my ovary. The doc said it was probably nothing, and to just get a follow-up when I had the 20 week ultrasound. Unfortunately, I never made it to that ultrasound, so I had to have just a standard pelvic ultrasound. The pelvic ultrasound showed a large tumor on my ovary, but thankfully, an MRI confirmed that the tumor was benign. I had laparoscopic surgery to remove the tumor at the end of December, when we would have been able to start trying again. After the surgery, we had to wait an additional two months before trying again so I could heal. We started trying again in February, after four months of waiting, and didn't succeed the first two months, but got a BFP this month! These past few months have been really hard for me, and I convinced myself we couldn't get pregnant again after the surgery. I used ovulation tests the first two months this time around, but this month, I ran out and decided not to buy more. This month is when our baby would have been born if we hadn't had the miscarriage, so I decided to focus on a project to keep my mind off everything. I didn't test at all and didn't pay attention to when I should be ovulating. Every time I started thinking about ovulation, babies, getting pregnant, etc., I just thought of some more ideas for my project. After I knew I should have ovulated, I had some symptoms that made me think I might be pregnant. I have a spot in one of my breasts that always hurts right before I ovulate and right before I get my period, and that spot started hurting just a couple days after ovulation. I also had some shooting pains in both breasts and my nipples were very sensitive. I also was very itchy, like I had a yeast infection. But the itchiness only lasted a few minutes a couple times, so it made me wonder. We were leaving on a trip where I knew there would be plenty of opportunities to have a drink, so I thought I should test the day we left just in case. It was 10DPO, so I thought it should be positive if I was pregnant. I put it on the counter, already ready for a BFN, but next time I looked it was a BFP!! I have 30 day cycles, so 10DPO for me is still 6 days before AF. I used FRER. I took another test today at 17DPO, and the test line is darker than the control line. Yay! I'm still really worried about another miscarriage, and until I hear the heartbeat, I won't be convinced that everything is ok. At this point, I'm ecstatic to be pregnant again, and I'm hoping this one sticks! Should be due around Christmas 2013. Please stick, baby!!! Baby dust to everyone! Thanks for reading my rambling, insanely long story!
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Long Awaited BFP After 12 Months, Only PMS Symptoms!

Hi Ladies, I've found this site very helpful throughout many of my 2ww's and am VERY happy to now be posting my own story. DH and I have been TTC #2 for exactly 12 months and it has been a very frustrating journey, at least on my behalf as I am not a patient person! Our DD who is 2 was conceived narurally after 9 months of "trying" so we expected it may take a while but not this long! Given we conceived naturally the first time we weren't concerned about any issues but as the months went by, I became more and more concerned that something maybe wrong and we were ready to consult a fertility specialist. The whole process was taking a huge emotion toll on me with every month my disappointment growing and a feeling of hopelessness had set in. I had been using OPK's and making note of CM changes and daily symptoms each month but had decided that this was causing more stress and obsessive behaviour which was making it all worse. So, this month I barely noted the day my last period began and just left it all in the hand of the God's. We only managed to BD twice during the fertile window (approximately 2 and 3 days before assumed O day) so I thought for sure that this month was out and I just relaxed and enjoyed life as usual thinking that we would see the fertility specialist next month and see what the problem might be. A few days after the assumed O day I started having my usual PMS symptoms which seemed to get progressively worse to the point where I took some pain relief on a couple of ocassions and hoped AF was on her way soon so that I could be put out of my misery! Expected AF due day came and went and still no AF but plenty of cramping and sore boobs which is all very normal for me. Cranky as anything and cursing AF for being so late, then realised that I had been having PMS symptoms for over 2 weeks?! So, decided to test with FRER yesterday morning and straight away 2 pink lines appeared!! Couldn't believe it! So ladies, it does appear to be true that if TTC is taking a while, relaxing (well trying to as much as possible) and taking a break from the symptom spotting and obsessing can actually result in a BFP. When the time is right, it will happen. Frustrating but true. Don't give up. If you think there maybe a problem, get yourself and DH checked out but try not to obsess. Best wishes and baby dust to you all. I am now praying for a sticky bean and trying not to worry about MC! There's always something to worry about isn't there?!
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Wait a Second... is That a Second Line on That P-test??!

Hello all my wonderful tww ladies! I am still in shock at my bfp that I received yesterday Monday April 15th!! DH and I have a beautiful 3 yr. old daughter, and have been trying to conceive baby number two since she was one. (two years of trying) We miscarried once that we know of in March 2012, and that really made me sad. It was a long, stressful battle, as both DH and I did not want to take drastic measures to become pregnant as we didnt have to with DD. We both had made peace with the fact recently that we may never have another baby, and that would be ok. We have one beautiful gift from God, and maybe that was his plan all along for us to only have one... I was OBSESSED with ovulation tests, charting, symptom searching, and of course peeing on sticks! Lol. Every single month i would be so sure this was it, only to be dissappointed when AF would rear her ugly head... Last month I decided to stop using ovulation tests, stop charting and symptom searching. I pretty much decided that this was totally out of my control and It was up to the good Lord. It was so much less stress, and honestly I really thought that I couldnt get pregnant anyways because it would have happened by now! Our entire household came down with a nasty cold which wiped us all for about a week and a half. When hubs and I were finally feeling better we did the deed (April 2). Two days later I got ovulation pain which I hardly ever feel, but knew it was ovulation because of my CM. (I am usually dry until ovulation and then it dries up again). Then our DD came down with the worst flu ever. She was sick for at a week with throwing up and diarrea, so hubs and I didnt really get to do any BDing during that week. Fast forward to Sunday April 14th, 2 days before AF was supposed to start and I thought to myself...I havent got any back cramping like I usually do. I had one FRER left from last month and thought what the heck....peed on it, then my DD needed me in the other room. Ran out and helped her out, when I came back in the faintest second line was there!! I took the test out to DH who was shovelling snow and said, can you see two lines on this thing? And he looked and said "Yes, really faint...what does that mean?" I told him it means we might be preggers!! Both of us dont want to get our hopes too high at this point as we have been dissapointed so much in the past... Yesterday with FMU I took a Clear Blue Digital and it came back pregnant 1-2 weeks!! Praying this is a sticky bean and that I will finally get to hold baby number two in my arms Christmas 2013! For all those ladies out there trying, I wish you all the best of luck! Don't ever give up, God works miracles!! I basically had zero symptoms, and it was really the lack of AF symptoms that triggered me to test!! Good luck and baby dust to all!!!

An Absolute Miracle

My husband and I have been TTC for 4 1/2 years, with little luck. Since my husband has a son, from a previous marriage, we were positive it had to be me, which was having the complications trying to conceive. I went through surgery, and 15 cycles of Clomid. We were beginning to get so discouraged. We then visited an amazing doctor in Houston, Tx. He diagnosed my husband in just the second visit, and booked him for surgery. My husband then has his surgery in December of 2012, which we would be able to begin TTC, again, in January. January and February went by... week after week having to go back to the fertility specialist we were seeing. Having to take Clomid again, and again, and now our doctor wanting to start treatments in preparation for IUI...finally we had enough. My cycle began in mid-March 2013. I told our fertility specialist that we had decided to take April 2013 off, and we would go from there, if we still had not conceived. AF showed up March 17, 2013, and my phone app. said I would ovulate around April 2, 2013. Well, little did we know, I actually ovulated on March 30, 2013. I have always heard that if you completely don't worry about it, it will happen. I actually took this advice and engulfed myself in our new house. My step son, even made a comment, to my husband, that I was pregnant with a sister. My husband told me the next day, and I could not believe it. I thought he was joking. Little did I know, we would get our FOUR BFP's, Saturday night, 04/13/13. Another two on Sunday, and one on Monday morning, and another from the doctors office, that same Monday. My husband and I can not even believe it. We, and our families are ecstatic. Here are my TWW symptoms, day by day... CD1 - Nothing. CD2 - Craving Stuffed Jalapenos. CD3 - Nothing. CD4 - Having to go pea EVERY 10 minutes; watery CM. CD5 - Again, frequent urination; watery CM. CD6 - Seriously tired; frequent urination. CD7 - Tired; frequent urination. CD8 - Step son made comment about me being pregnant. CD9 - Tired. CD10 - Tired; frequent urination; increased sexual drive. CD11 - Tired; frequent urination; gassy; and skin break out. CD12 - Sharp stabbing pains in entire lower abdomen, around 2:40 p.m., then stopped; fatigue; frequent urination; and bad headache; plus temperature spike. CD13 - My upper back is hurting pretty constantly, with little relief only every once in a while; very slight, quick pressure and/or cramp right above pubic bone, right above lower abdomen; sharp pulling pains on right side of belly button, only lasted a few seconds; lightening bolts in genital area. CD14 - Seriously bloated, and feel like I can't suck in; skin break out. CD15 - Mild cramps in lower abdomen, feels like AF, yet somewhat like a BM (sorry, TMI); BIG FAT POSITIVE (4/4) at 10:00 P.M.; frequent urination; gassy; nausea; tender breasts, mostly right one. CD16 - Feels like some ovulation pain , mostly on right side; BFP (2/2). CD17 - BFP again (1/1); visit to doctor, Blood BFP!!!!!!!!!!! My husband and I have waited so long for this...we have an absolute miracle on the way. Good luck and baby dust to all. Don't give up!
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2.5 Years TTC Then When I Least Expected it.......

My partner and I have been together 5 years just passed on 15th Feb and have been ttc for 3 of those years, I am 31 next week and he is 34, I have a wonderful 10 yr old daughter from a previous relationship and his daughter recently turned 11. At the end of last year we decided that we would no longer put our lives on hold and that we would book our wedding, which happens to be on 15th Feb 2014 with everything booked and deposits all paid. In a last ditch attempt to concieve we went on a romantic holiday to Portugal for a week in Jan of this year, timing it perfectly with ovulation. I was absolutely gutted when my period showed up in Feb but decided that I had to draw a line and forget about ttc till next year. Happy with my decision I went out wedding dress shopping on 16th March and ended up buying the first dress I tried on, so was somewhat relieved when my period showed up the next day. So wedding dress bought and arrangements all made I took a weeks holiday from work the first week in April and had the best time just chilling with my partner and our girls, I even banned BDing until cd 18 as I usually ovulate around cd 15/16. So here I am on cd 31 with 3 positive pregnancy test and a due date of 22nd Dec.......yes I know 7 WEEKS before my wedding........what are the chances lol. Only noteable symtoms I had this month were, the lack of sore boobs I usually get 7-10 days before AF - still no pain, just a heavy feeling and lack of the creamy white discharge I get 2-3 days before AF, I am still relatively dry. So there you have it, I used to get so annoyed when everyone used to say just forget about it, it will happen when your not thinking about it.........I guess sods law has a lot to answer for lol. Hope this helps to give some of you out there a bit of hope, I know this site has helped me no end over the last few years :)

Finally After 20 Months of TTC

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 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!!!!

When You Least Expect it! Cliche... But True!

This time around we have been trying for four months. We took breaks often for work travel. I got pregnant with my daughter on Cycle #4 in 2007. Last month I said to my husband "Let's skip (trying) in March". I had a ton of EWCM in March way more than usual. I called my husband and said "I would feel weird wasting an egg" I had a weird feeling this month could be it. He said we can try. I said "We will just have sex if we want but, no pressure" Well that night CD 15...we had sex "for fun" after, I just went to sleep I did not get up. I did the same with my DD in 2007. I knew the night I got pregnant with her. Next day CD 16 I had a blazing OPK. I said well, the chances are slim considering we have done it like rabbits for the last three months around ovulation and all BFN. Planned sex was getting awkward and like a chore. In March we did it "ONCE" CD 15. P.S. Husband's morp was 3%! So, DO NOT let that discourage you :) *Last Period was March 5th *BD on CD 15...only * POS OPK March 16th * DPO 1-3 Felt little zings but nothing that was not normal * DPO 3-8 Crazy burst of energy and noticeable zings in ovaries on both sides...not uterus area. I had only menstrual like cramps(uterus area) with DD. Zings in BB's too but I thought this was all because AF was coming early. * DPO 8 Did FRER-BFN * DPO 9 Sharp zings in ovaries again and metal taste in mouth. POA IC and FRER-BFN * DPO 10 CD 28 No AF yet which she has been arriving by CD 27. I only had a digital so I took it. "Not Pregnant" I ripped it apart knowing I shouldn't. They always have two lines...but this one was different. Both were thick and fat. I went and picked my daughter up from Cubbies and went to the store bought a box of FRER. Went into the GS bathroom. I could not wait. POAS nothing. Threw it in the bag and headed to the car. Got my daughter buckled in and grabbed it for one more look BAM!!! BFP!!! I was shocked!!! I sat there with my mouth open for 5 minutes staring at it. I went to another store about bought EPT (sucks) and answer. Answer was BFP...EPT BFN. You stare and stare and pee and pee and nothing. Then when it happens it's total shock! I guess once is all it takes and it always when you east expect it. Baby dust to all!! :) * DPO 11 getting the AF like cramps now and FRER was darker and digital said Pregnant :)