I have been stalking this site since October 2014. We have been trying to conceive or at least ntnp from until August 2014. We went to see a RE in October 2014 and started clomid day 5-7, trigger on CD12, and timed intercourse which did not work. We didn't do medicated cycles for the next two months because u/s day fell on holidays. Background: I am 36 DH is 33, both our tests were on the high/low end of normal so close to abnormal I guess.
We decided to do IUI in January 2015. CD1 was January 8th and I started Clomid CD3-7. I was told to use OPK on CD11 which came out positive. I responded well to clomid given that I ovulate on my own anyhow. I went in for U/S and had two 17 mm follies on the right side. I was told trigger the same day at 3 p.m. and come in for IUI the following day. We collected the sample at home and it was rough. DH was under pressure and did not like the thought of IUI anyhow because he deemed it "unnatural." I rush to the lab with the collection in hand. Post wash, 1.5 million motile little guys. Yes, 1.5 million (WTF!). And I hadn't ovulated but they did the IUI anyway around 10: 45 a.m. and I also had to come back the following day for a second one. Fantastic! I get to do this all over again, but this time I have to go straight to work. I cramped all day and I felt like my ovary was on fire or swollen. It was not pleasant but not really painful.
So the next day, collection at home was much easier. Once again I rush to the office, and this time 6.4 motile guys and this time I the two follies were gone so I ovulated, but then a third 17 mm follie was in the process of ovulating. First of all, my RE said during our first visit they won't move forward with more than two follies so I was pretty freaked out when I learned there were three. Anyhow, I had second IUI done at about 8:30 a.m. I felt cramps and burning sensation in my ovary all day. I started vaginal progesterone suppositories twice a day that night and continued to practice yoga, but not until two days later.
DPO 1-4: Cramps and aches in the ovaries all from the progesterone I assumed.
DPO 5: Spotting if you can call it that it was like one thin like of dark blood (obviously I jumped to the conclusion that it was implantation bleeding) however, it was more likely that it was from the vaginal suppositories
DPO 6: Cramps and aches in the ovaries all from the progesterone I assumed.
DPO 7: The "implantation bleeding" (lol) necessitated POAS BFN, I knew it was too soon but what the hell
DPO 8: another BFN, obviously irrational testing given the time line
DPO 9: Not going to test, not going to test, cramps in toes, not going to test, bloating, not going to test, feel myself up, no soreness, not going to test, am I spotting again? Crap AF is coming because I always spot a few days before AF
DPO 10: Fine I am going to test, BFN
DPO 11: Arghh this blows another BFN, this didn't work AF is coming, AF cramps as per the usual
DPO 12: AF cramps still, exactly like AF cramps and bright green CM (WTF?) Google search, fantastic I have a bacterial infection from checking my CP, which by the way I could never figure out whether it was high, low, open, closed, soft, firm
DPO 13: AF show up already! Sore bbs, but like AF symptom, I hate my life, its never going to happen, I can't go through this again. I guess I will skip yoga and drink margaritas during happy hour tomorrow after my b/w
DPO 14: Stupid lab, stupid clinic, someone call me so I can go drink my margaritas on the rock, stupid AF cramps, 5:11 "We received your test results and you're pregnant HCG 95"
Me: Wait! What?
Nurse: You're pregnant
Me: I'm sorry
Nurse: Is this a problem?
Me: lol no, I have had AF cramps for the last week.
I will say this and I feel terrible saying this, when I saw people on this site saying it isn't over until AF shows I may or may not have rolled my eyes in the back of head. I am really sorry about feeling that way. I literally felt and still feel like AF is about to start. I mean for me, the cramping was exactly the same as AF cramps I mean exactly. I don't mean to give anyone false hope, but I thought I was out. I thought I was going to get bad news which required me to partake in a few delicious margaritas. Obviously I did without the margaritas. Hang in their ladies! Hope this helps!