So, I've been stalking this website for the past year and promised that if/when it happened for me that I would make sure to post my story.
DH and I started trying last December, which is when I got off the pill. I had been on the pill for almost 15 years and had never been pregnant before. After 5 months I decided it was time to chart and use OPKs. I always got positive OPKs around cycle day 14 or 15, but my luteal phase was only about 13 days. After 9 months with no BFP in sight, I told a slight untruth to my dr. and told them it had been a year and I wanted to be seen by a fertility specialist. They referred me and I had the full work up: blood test, HSG, ultrasound. Everything came back normal. My body was essentially doing what it was supposed to do, but for some reason it wasn't making a baby. The RE put me on Clomid in an attempt to "jump start" everything. When I went in at ovulation time for an ultrasound he said my lining was thin, around 5.4mm. They like you to have at least 8mm at that point, and this only confirmed my suspicions that my lining was too thin for anything to "stick". After two rounds of Clomid, I developed a cyst on my ovary so I had to stop everything. The cyst caused me to spot that month and I never really had a real period.
That cycle was about 19 days and then AF came on with a vengeance! I had a full on 5 day cycle (previously AF was only 3-4 days), so my assumption was that my lining had had a chance to thicken up since I hadn't had a real period the cycle before. The next step for us was to start hormone injections, as my RE thought this would help to thicken the lining and give me more hormones for a better ovulation. I have Kaiser, so they require that you take a class before you can do the injections and since my period was so early we hadn't had a chance to take the class yet. So, I was out for another month...or so I thought.
We used Pre-Seed every time this last month (I used the syringes and put it WAY up there...) and we did it missionary around O time and (TMI) because of the position DH was really deep, hitting my cervix. So, maybe that helped the little buggers get up there faster....who knows? :)
CD12- + OPK
CD15- O'd (based on BBT; I was worried when my temp hadn't gone up by day 14)
1-4dpo- Boobs started hurting on the outsides, especially at night / they felt really heavy when I'd take my bra off at night
5-7dpo- Got the flu, had a fever, boobs still hurt, really tired, but assumed it was because of the flu
8dpo- Boob STILL hurt (not normal for me at all)
9dpo- Boobs still sore, feel bigger, DH says they are bigger (haha)
10dpo- Heartburn after EVERY meal, extremely bloated feeling, still tired, but thought is was b/c I wasn't completely over the flu
11dpo- Felt hungrier than normal, heartburn continues, still VERY bloated, had to unbutton my pants at work b/c they felt so tight!
12dpo- More heartburn, irritable, was in tears b/c DH forgot to put butter in my breakfast (he makes it for me every morning for me to take to work), still bloated and lower stomach feels heavy
13dpo- BFP!!!!! Took a test in the morning to "get it over with". I thought, if it says no now, then I can just wait for AF to come. It took less than 1 min. to get a "Pregnant" on a digital
14dpo- Took 2 more tests just to be sure, CB digital and a FRER- both VERY positive
15dpo- Went in for blood test and confirmed I am pregnant!!!!
I will be 5 weeks on Sunday, so hopefully it sticks! Everyone says that birth control doesn't mess up your system, but I truly believe that statement does not apply to everyone. Every month that went by I felt different and my hormones seemed to even out. Even looking back at my charts over the last 9 months or so, I can see my cycle got a day longer every 2-3 months or so. Moral of the story is, sometimes it really does take time for your body to figure it out, so all hope is not lost!