I truly am amazed to be sharing my pregnancy story. I am 40 and a half years old. I have dreamed of writing on this site for many months. I check it multiple times each day to read peoples' stories. The pregnancy quest is so consuming and so heartbreaking at times - often heartbreaking every month when AF comes. This month was finally a month to celebrate. We had an appt. with the fertility specialist this morning to start our first IVF cycle. We were going to start extreme measures. What a pleasure it was to cancel that appointment!
A little about me. I got pregnant naturally in October 2011 two months before turning 40. At the 10.5 week ultrasound, we learned that the baby had a chromosome abnormality and it had no heartbeat. I had a d&c mid December. We were able to start trying again late January. After seven months/tries, it worked!
After a few months of no success, I started doing things like acupuncture, drinking red leaf raspberry tea and taking co enzyme Q10. No results. I started worrying that I was putting too much stuff into my body, so stopped it all except for taking pre-natal vitamins and B6 every day and vitamin D every other day. My husband started taking Fertility Blend two weeks before I got pregnant. The only new thing we did this time was used Pre-Seed. We do wonder if that's what did the trick. We BD on a Thursday, Sunday and a Monday. Positive OPK day was Sunday, July 22nd.
Here are my symptoms, which I consider to be pretty minor:
1-4 DPO - nothing
5 DPO - was in the car and noticed I yawned about 8 times in four mins - found this very odd. I didn't feel tired or like taking a nap, but was yawning continually.
5-9 DPO - nothing except the yawning bouts once a day, insomnia in the middle of the night or very early morning started 8 DPO and lasted until 14 DPO
10 DPO - definite dull AF cramping, kept going to bathroom and nothing there, just thought it was a slow arriving AF
11 DPO - definite dull AF cramping, still thought AF was going to come
12 DPO - definite dull AF cramping, started getting suspicious because I've never had this feeling for 3 days
13 DPO - feeling in stomach is there, but different now, hard to describe, but not pulling or tugging at all, decide to test at 1:00pm and POSITIVE
We are thrilled, relieved, excited and staying optimistic. Please don't give up and I hope your BFP comes very soon.