Well first starters, I give all the thanks to God for my BFP. I have always loved reading these stories and comparing my symptoms throughout the months of TTC. I knew if I ever got my BFP I would come back and share. The TTC experience was not a friendly one. All of my best friends got pregnant by accident. The rest conceived on first try. Facebook pregnancy announcements were hard to read even though I was happy for them. I only knew a couple of ladies that shared my same experience. It was gut wrenching not being able to achieve the one thing I wanted so bad. I never lost faith in God's plan for my husband and I and God is what kept me strong through it all. I understand the pain and heartache of a BFN month after month. I understand what it's like not being able to figure out why it was just not happening. Although this is repetitive from previous posts, please don't lose your hope. There is a plan for you in God's timing. My husband and I TTC baby #1 for a total of 6 months but I was diagnosed with mild PCOS in March. I had irregular periods that made my cycles very short 19-20 days long. As a result, we TTC a total of 10 cycles. Every one of them as exhausting as the last. My doctor put me on 50 mg Clomid because she discovered I was not ovulating on my own. AF come on March 13, and lasted for 5 days. I started Clomid cycle days 3-7. I went in to the doctor on cycle day 21 and got my progesterone checked. It was 37.2! That's right, I made it to cycle day 21 and today I am cycle day 28 :) my ovulation happened between March 24-April 2nd. Based on the darkness of my line I am going to say it was Saturday the 28th of March. We baby danced every 2-3 days after my period to cover our basis. March 13, 17th, 20th, 22nd, 24th, 27th, 29th, and 31st. We used Preseed and I layed in the bed after BD for a couple of minutes.
Now to get to the fun part: the symptoms.
1-6 dpo- nothing
7-8 dpo- began to notice sore nipples, creamy CM, took a test both days BFN
9 dpo- cramps occasionally, sore nipples, gassy, very faint line on FRER (I mean it was a squinter!) creamy CM
10 dpo- all of 9 DPO except now there were breast tenderness and frequent urination, I starting getting emotional because my hubby didn't want to use the plate I put his corn on for dinner, lol, negative on clear blue digital, gassy, creamy CM
11 dpo- crampy like menstruation but constant soreness occasional twinges "tugging", sore nipples/breasts, frequent urination, gassy, creamy CM, angry at hubby for talking too loud, thirsty, slightly queazy at times not a lot to think about though, darker line on FRER but still negative on clear blue digital, slight food aversion to the thought of a peanut butter sandwich (and I love them usually). I now FEEL "different."
12 dpo- nipples and breasts still store, soreness and cramping in my stomach sometimes pulling, feel like im getting stomach virus, very slight nausea, creamy CM frequent urination, I cried when I found out 7 of UK's basketball players were putting their names in the NBA draft (but I mean who didn't? Haha) around 4pm I was all of a sudden STARVING and needed to eat immediately, line getting darker on FRER, but didn't take a digital out of fear of a BFN
13 DPO- same exact symptoms of 12 DPO. Took FRER with first morning urine at 7 AM and undeniable BFP! Waiting to look at the results of the digital with hubby at lunch time today.
I am still in shock and can't believe it. First round of Clomid was a success and I couldn't be more thankful. My EDD is December 18th! I am praying for a healthy pregnancy and healthy baby. Baby dust to everyone. I hope these symptoms help you ladies especially if you are a POAS addict like myself lol.