I have been TTC for almost 2 years and finally got my BFP! I have spent many hours crazily searching the Internet for pregnancy symptoms to help get me through the TWW every single month. Finally, after 2 months of testing with a specialist and a round of Clomid (100), we are pregnant. My symptoms were a little different this month.... here they are:
1 DPO - was standing waiting for luggage in baggage claims and had a really cool fluttering feeling in my uterus for a couple of minutes. Never felt that before. Like twinges and it occurred to me that maybe this is what I had been reading about.
2-5 DPO - a little crankiness, crampiness and sleepiness (thought it was from traveling back from vacation and re-adjusting to work). Eating because I feel hungry but then feeling "yucky" afterward. Huge boobs, and a little sore, just extra fleshy on top and heavier and my husband agrees - definitely bigger! Major back pain for a day and bad acne on cheek (I was thinking it was from the Clomid). Extreme constipation. For the life of me, could NOT go even though I had to ALL week. Never experienced that before.
6 DPO - Energy - cleaned out the basement and closets! Then more back pain (maybe from lifting boxes?), then later in the afternoon very sleepy and feeling depressed. Laid on the couch while my husband went to Mass without me. He took me out to dinner to get me out of my funk and I had spicy food. Extreme heartburn after. Short with hubby when we got home and had tightness in my chest and it was spotty (like when you get nervous or something).
7 DPO - Got up quickly from bed because I thought I heard my husband leaving for the gym, but decided I wanted to go (to get myself out of this funk), and felt lightheaded and dizzy... had to grab the door. At the gym worked out on the elliptical but felt yucky and didn't push too hard. Bloated... wore a dress that day since shorts are too tight. More heartburn at night (thought it was from the pasta I ate, though looking back, I never get heartburn but at this point I was talking myself out of any symptoms). Gassy, and TMI, it smells sooo bad, like something died up there!
8 DPO - No cramps, no CF, but not dry either...a little wet. Headache on my way to lunch (but heat wave so thought it was from the sun). Some 'weird' twinges or movements, but nothing indicating to me that “this is it”. If I hadn't been sitting at my desk, without much to do, may not have noticed. Test on $ Tree test. Nothing. 2 hours later, a smudged line where it should be. I am thinking to myself, darn cheap tests! Some small twinges in bbs. Gassy.
9 DPO – Only cramps for about 1 minute after running up the stairs, then they disappear (just a fyi usually I have cramps from O to period, I know, lucky me!). At lunchtime I feel these sharp crampy type of feelings behind my belly button for about 5-10 minutes. I search the Internet and one site says this is a common pregnancy symptom, another says it is an intestine problem. Go figure. I am major bloated... look prego already and wearing elastic wasted shorts. Frequent urination. When I cook dinner I have two sharp pains in my belly (near my belly button) and say OWWW out loud. Hubby asks if I am okay, and then it happens again. He says that it is probably gas. After dinner, I try on my bridesmaid dress for an upcoming wedding with different colored shoes as a favor to the bride so she can choose shoe color for us, and CANNOT zip the dress up, nor can my husband, not even close. Oh no! I cannot return it, and I definitely need a bigger size. Start crying. Take a pregnancy test and a purple dot shows where the second line should be. Hmmm... these cheapo tests are now showing dots not lines?! Decide to get 'real' tests in the morning. Go to bed early because I am sooo sleepy and decide to deal with the dress issue in the morning.