Like many of you, I have dreamed of the day to post and share my bfp story! Let me say, I did not think it would be this month. This is exactly our 24th month of trying!!
A quick background, DH and I have been very actively trying for 2 years. After stopping birth control my cycles were 30-40 days and I rarely got a positive opk. We tried everything from temping, charting, opks, vitex, royal jelly, pineapple cores, mica root, etc., for months on end. Nothing seemed to be working so at the 1 year mark I started going to a doctor requesting blood tests etc. After a couple months of sperm counts here, blood work there, it was concluded that DH had great sperm but I wasn't ovulating. I went on to two cycles of 50mg clomid, with a chemical pregnancy the first try. Month two was a bust and we were refered on to a fertility specialist. We saw him once, another round of blood work days 3 & 21 on a natural cycle and all of a sudden I was having 28 day cycles and positive opk's for 3 months and I thought, hey I'm fine the clomid cycles must have kick started my body! Wrong! After the 3rd month of natural cycles and no bfp my bf reminded me to go in and get my results. And that brings us up to this month!
At the begining of this month I still had two rounds of 50mg clomid so I decided to take one months worth and went in for my scheduled appointment as planned. The doctor told me my blood work showed although I was surging I still was not ovulating and that my progesterone levels were so low that even if I did ovulate I could not implant and carry a baby. I was gutted. He said next month we would try clomid, trigger and progesterone supplements. I then told him I was on a clomid month, we counted and I was on day 9. He rushed to the front desk and had me scheduled two days later for a follicle scan. 3 almost juicy follicles were waiting and two days later I triggered at home (10,000 units of Pregnyl). DH and I were on timed intercourse and used preeseed each time. We bd'd two days before trigger, the night of trigger and the next night. We waited a day and then bd'd again for good luck! The next night I started Prometrium vaginal suppositories. Each day I also ate 5 Brazilian nuts and drank a glass of real pineapple juice. Doctor said to test 14 days past trigger.
I am a chronic symptom spotter and because of the clomid, the trigger shot and Prometrium, I told myself that I couldn't depend on any of my symptoms as they were a result from the medication. I did track them and will post them by days past trigger as ovulation can happen anywhere from 24-48 following the injection and I didn't get a positive opk :)
1-3dpt - Nothing, thinking did it work?
4 dpt - Slight cramps on right side and exhaustion, must be from the Prometrium
5dpt - Sharp pains in am and pm. Clenching on left side and piercing sharp sharp sharp pains on right
6dpt - Exhaustion, cramping, feeling yucky
7dpt - Still tired, moody, cramps woke me up at 1am
8dpt - Nothing new, tired, cramps, moody
9dpt - Tired, feeling ucky, decided to test to see if trigger was still there on FR, faint positive.
10dpt - Feeling really yucky, headache, boobs and nipples sore
11dpt - Moody, sore boobs and nipples, cramps on right side
12pt - Woke up with killer AF cramps, ran to the bathroom all day feeling like it was dripping out. Tested in pm, faint positive. Thought trigger was still there
13dpt - Still feeling like AF is coming, cramps and sore boobs. Test with FMU, stronger positive. Must be able cause it's more concentrated. Tested again in pm, just as dark. Trying not to get hopes up!
14dpt - Doctor said to test today for true result. Strong BFP on FR, FR digital says "YES"! I'm extatic, DH won't believe it until blood test confirms. Beta comes back at 53! Should be just 12/13dpo.
We are so delighted! Second beta booked for tomorrow and calling the specialist to update since we found out on a Saturday! The plan is for me to stay on Prometrium for the first 12 weeks. Praying that the pregnancy progresses and we are holding our baby in January!