This is my 7th cycle that we have been trying. I went off birth control in the beginning of June. My cycles returned after one month and seemed normal, but my OB/GYN thought I didn't ovulate until September because I didn't get a positive OPK until then. My temps did follow the ovulatory pattern the whole time, though. I am 37 and my husband is 46, so we felt like we didn't have a lot of time. I also have a history of endometriosis and had been on the pill continuously for ten years following a laproscopy when I was 27. So I was pretty anxious. When we didn't conceive after about 5 months of trying, both of us had tests done, which all came back normal. My doctor wanted us to keep trying on our own for a few more months.
This cycle, I didn't have many different feelings than usual. I had strong OPK tests, just like the last couple months. I have gotten a lot of symptoms around ovulation and my period since going off the pill, so I usually know when I ovulate and am about to have my period. I also have been temping and charting but since my wake up time really varies, that has shown a pattern but hasn't been precise.
So, onto my BFP this cycle! We are so excited!
Pre-O and pretty much every day since: sore nipples and tender breasts. This is a usual symptom for me. I also had horrible zits around O, but again, this is not unusual for me (although they seemed even worse than normal).
6 DPO: major implantation dip & very light pink spotting, once, when I wiped after going to the bathroom. Plus a momentary twinge "down there" but I probably wouldn't have noticed it if I wasn't so aware of my cycle.
9 DPO: sooooo hot in the evenings. Even my husband comments on how warm I feel.
10 DPO: lots of hot flashes in the night and in the a.m. Decide to take a pregnancy test because I'm so hot. Very, very faint pink line on internet cheapie. I'm hopeful because in the past, they have always been lily white. In the evening, take another, FRER, and faint BFP.
11 DPO: in the morning, two more faint BFPs, internet cheapie and FRER. Super hot off and on all day. Call my doctor to schedule first visit (not until 8 weeks, ugh). In the evening, "pregnant" on digital test.
12 DPO: Still light BFP FRER but definitely getting darker. Lots of creamy CM.
13 DPO: Darker BFP, FRER. Temp rising.
So that's it for me! Not many symptoms besides sore breasts and major, major hot flashes. I did have a real implantation dip and spotting, so that was a clue. Usually, I start getting cramps and light spotting a few days before my period and I haven't had those at all. We BDed the day I got a positive OPK, the next day (still positive OPK), and the following day.
This site really helped me while TTC. Like I said, I have been really anxious about it happening for us. I know we have a long way to go and am trying to temper my excitement a little, but I'm also really happy.