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!