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BFP! SHOCKED, TOLD I DIDNT EVEN OVULATE THIS MONTH!

I told myself that if I ever get a bfp I would post my story so that it could help those going through their TWW and TCC journey. I never knew how frustrating and disappointing this process could be until I started. Trust me, if your anything like me you research things online 120123898 times a day and drive yourself crazy. But one thing to remember, is have faith, it will happen in due time.

I have been TTC for 7 mnths now, and I honestly am so used to seeing BFNs that i was completely shocked when this BFP showed up. For months, I would search the internet on every single possible early pregnancy symptom and somehow convince myself that I had each and every one of them every month. I think my mind literally played tricks on me constantly!

The funny thing is... this month I actually did the day 3 and day 21 blood tests that check for ovulation and the doctor called me last week saying that my progesterone was at a 5 when it should have been at a 10 (very low)!!!!! It was so low that she said I most likely didn't even ovulate. I told her my cycles were normally 30-35 days so isn't it possible i ovulated later? She hesitated and said well its possible but not likely. LOL guess it was a strong one! Since she told me my progesterone was low, i started looking into VITEX which is supposed to help with low progesterone, ovulation etc. I went to the store last night, bought it and decided to take a pregnancy test before taking it since I had read that it could cause miscarriages. I took a pregnancy test from a couple months ago, and was SHOCKED when it showed up right away with a bfp!!!!! (at 1030pm). I went and bought a ton more tests and all came back positive. I will be calling my dr today and getting a blood test.

Now to the good stuff...

Things i did differently this month:

1.Held my legs up for a few mins after BD and slept one night without washing down there or standing up (prob only BD twice around ovulation week, not a whole lot this month in general)

2. Been taking one a day womens multivitamin for past 4 months

3. Drank a lot of water, barely any caffeine

Since I didnt use an OPK and i dont chart, here are my symptoms that now looking back could have been pregnancy symptoms. They are not by DPO since I have no idea exactly when I even ovulated.

1. Had mild AF like cramping middle of cycle for 2 minutes, then nothing.
2. Went to bed one night, woke up a few times and felt like i was drugged, hot flashes.(week after ovulation)
3. This one REALLY stood out to me because it was weird. For two days, whole body felt itchy!! no rash, and didnt change detergents or anything.
4. One nipple had a burning sensation for like 5 seconds.
5. A little more emotional than usual, teared up at a lot of things on tv that most people probably wouldnt LOL

I had read so many things where women said they just "knew" or "felt pregnant". This was not me at all, no sore boobs, no implantation spotting, not really any cramping either except the past couple days which is when AF is suppose to be due so i thought it was just that. All my regular pre-af symptoms were here.

I have learned so much from reading everyones posts that I hope this helps someone out there. Do not give up faith or hope, and try not to drive yourself crazy symptom spotting because in my case, i thought i was pregnant every single other month EXCEPT this one! The one month your relaxed and not thinking about it as much, it will happen :-)

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41 Ready to Give UP! Miracles do Happen!

After TTC for close to 3 years, meeting with the fertility Dr. at 1.5 years- having 2 failed IUI's, multiple rounds of Femera, Clomid and Maca. We felt like every door was slamming on us and where it appeared that only IVF could be our chance, but with no more savings (IVF costs approx $15K in Canada) this dream of having a child of our own was slowly fading and we decided to stop all fertility treatments in Sept of 2015. To be honest I was just done, and wanted to get off the emotional roller-coaster ride called infertility. .

All that said, I hadn't given up hope (its hard to when your period still comes every month)- but I knew my only chance of success meant I needed to focus on my physical, mental and spiritual health and wellness in order to go through every months let down. I am extremely overweight, but in good fertile health where apparently I didn't have any recognizable reason for my infertility and my husband is in extremely good health and shape as are his sperm. We are both lead by a higher power and our Heavenly Father has been our constant strength and guide through this process even when I was mad, hurt and confused by His will not to give us this opportunity to be parents. I have come to the conclusion through this process that, timing and God's will is a very important piece in the infertility puzzle, even though we think we can control the outcomes- we truly need to be willing to be patient. Additionally, it is so important for us as women to get to know our bodies, recognizing ovulation signs and what our body needs to build healthy eggs and for men healthy sperm.

So here is what happened....finally....

I received a call from a friend who had also been struggling to conceive her second child on December 13th, 2015. She had visited a natropath who told her that in order to build healthy eggs both the mother and father must ensure that they are not experiencing sugar highs and lows, they refrain from dairy products, because they interfere with their hormones, moderate their gluten/wheat intake, start taking digestive enzymes and eat lots of raspberries! So December 14th both my husband and I went off all processed sugar, we still had fruit and didn't worry to much about a little sugar in cooking when we ate out, but we refrained from desserts and anything that would spike our sugar. I eliminated dairy from my diet- and I love cheese so this was almost harder than the sugar, for 10 days went off all wheat and then started taking digestive enzymes and enjoying fresh Costco raspberries. If you are interested in a book that helped me with this process it is Dr. Mark Hyman's book The Blood Sugar Solution 10- day Detox Diet.

The results: Besides feeling so much better and having the weight falling off, literally my next period was Jan 2, 2016 and I conceived January 21-23, we found out Feb 14th (Best Valentine's day ever) and we are now 16 weeks pregnant with our little miracle baby growing within me.

What made me finally test....Note I have long period cycles generally 41 days. You'll see aside from very sore breasts- every thing made me think I was getting my period, the symptoms as very similar.

CD40- Major Diarrhea- had to leave the restaurant early- I thought I was getting my period.
CD 41- Sharp pains in my right breast more than left. Still had unhappy bowels- must be getting my period.
CD-42- Now I am constipated- what is going on I should have got my period.
CD-43- Breasts hurt after they are touched like a residual hurt. Still no period- how could these symptoms be the same.
CD-43- I finally tested and after testing so many times and never seeing a positive, I told my husband I was going to test the next morning and he begged me not too, he just didn't want to see me cry again. I tested at 5 am with my FMU and it was POSITIVE++++ in fact the pregnancy line was darker than the test line. I sat in the bathroom starring at the stick and seriously couldn't hold back the tears. So of course when I went in to the bedroom to share the news with my sleeping husband and I was crying his first response was to give me a hug and tell me everything was going to be OK, and I was trying to get out "No- I am- no I am....pregnant". He was over the moon, we both were. Because I was still on the blood registrar for being able to order HCG tests, I went in the next day for my HCG blood work and sure enough it came back at 5111! That's when we got really excited! I tested again 2 days later and it was 12,798- then 19,879- so we were advancing normally. We visited our fertility Dr. the following week and he gave me an internal ultrasound and were able to see a little seed- with a heart beating.

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First ever BFP at 41 years old after 12 months TTC, all natural!

Hi there, I've been a long time lurker of this board since we started ttc over 12 months ago. Only just married the love of my life coming up 2 years.

Last month we decided to go in for some basic tests. I spent almost $300 on an internal ultrasound which lasted for an hour and was very thorough. In the end they couldn't see anything abnormal and both technicians remarked separately about my beautiful ovaries lol! (No sign of PCOS which I was diagnosed with 7 years ago). Hubby was due to go in for a sperm test and I'm awaiting results of hormone blood test :)

This month as well was very stressful - I worked late till 10pm 2-3 nights a week plus Sundays, we really thought we had no chance!

I haven't had any symptoms at all except slight fatigue which I thought was from working too hard :)

Right after ovulation I get very sore breasts until menstruation. I got them this month and was waiting for my period to start. The only thing different was last week I found myself getting really really hot in bed where as hubby was freezing. Anyway this morning my period was 4 days late and just for fun and boredom I thought I'd use the last pregnancy test. Was holding off as it was an expensive (not internet cheapie) one and highly sensitive 10iU, but then thought I might as well get rid of it and get a fresh batch of tests! Lol

We went out straight away to get a digital test and confirmed positive but I was pretty confident from the first test since I have never ever got even a squinter of a second line before. This one came back with two strong dark lines within minutes!

I believe all life is divinely given and every pregnancy and birth is a special miracle, so in terms of advice I don't really have much to say other than to eat healthy, mild excercise, sleep and sunshine, all common sense really.

Hubby and I have been having green breakfast smoothies every day for a year now. We include greens and some fruit like bananas and also zinc and milk thistle tablets. I highly recommend eating lots of fresh greens as it it so good for you and the body absorbs it better than tablets.

Anyway I know it's early days and it might not stick for long but nevertheless we are really excited and happy to see our first bfp after so long!

BFP despite: one ovary, varicocele, low sperm motility, and BBT drop

Hey everyone-

So I have been pouring over these posts since TTC. I wanted to post some of the obstacles we faced in the title to give people some hope, as I gained so much insight from all of you.

1. To start I have one ovary as a result of a very large ovarian cyst when I was 18. Doctors have always assured me this would not affect my fertility, but I was still worried.

2. My significant other was diagnosed with low sperm motility 25%. We had just ordered supplements. He also has a varicocele, so we were looking into surgery when we got our positive.

3. Here are some details about my successful cycle:

- My cycle length has been variable since stopping birth control: 21-30 days so I have been using OPKs and BBT

- I had a +OPK on CD 17 and 18 (Clear Blue Digital and Easy@Home strips)

- We BD on CD 15, 17, 18, 19 (using pre-seed lubricant)

- Cramping with very slight brown discharge 11 DPO (CD 29) - otherwise no symptoms

- Rise in BBT 3-10 DPO (CD 21-28), but dropped back to the cover-line 11-12 DPO (CD 29-30), shot up to the highest point 13 DPO (CD 31)

- BFP 13 DPO (CD 31) on Clear Blue Digital (barely visible on Easy@Home strips)

Ok, I hope this gives some people some information.

Thanks again for all of your posts.

BABY #3!!!

***WARNING*** THIS IS A LONG ONE!

Hi, ladies! DH and I have been actively TTC for 4 cycles (including this one) and NTNP for 1 cycle (for a total of 5 cycles). Just as everyone else always says, I stalked this site quite often over the last 4 months. I loved learning little TTC tricks from the seasoned veterans and reading all of the hopeful and inspiring BFP stories. I told myself that I would share my story when my time comes and..well.. this morning at 6:00am, my time came! ...so first, a brief back-story;

I am 27 years old and hubby is 37. we have a 6 year old son who was conceived after 4 months of trying and a 3-soon-to-be-4 year old daughter who was conceived on our first try! when we were discussing our family plans after our wedding back in 2008, we decided that we wanted 3 children and I wanted to do my best to have all 3 before I turned 30. Our first cycle of "trying" was around christmas time and we were NTNP. we thought that it would be fun to "play russian roulette" and just see where the ebb and flow of the universe took us. well, the universe decided to bless me with more "flo" than ebb! lol. I was mildly disappointed and with that disappointment came the full blown TTC itch. for our first cycle of actively trying, in january, i was only lightly obsessed. i tracked ovulation via CM, CP and sex drive. that cycle was a BFN. in february i decided to start temping but never saw a clear ovulation pattern. it was an unusual cycle of only 24 days (always very regular, 26-29 days), i believe it was annovulatory. obviously BFN. in march, i started prenatal vitamins and cleaned up my diet. BFN. this month, april, i decided to break out the "big guns" supplement-wise and took evening primrose oil cd1-ovulation, as well as vitamin C, fish oil, vitamin b6 & b complex, zinc and my prenatal. i also used the clearblue advanced digital OPK. that concoction, in addition to more water, less stress and more fruits and veggies did the trick for us! alrighty, onto the good stuff!

cd15-18; flashing smileys on digi OPK, indicating high fertility. lots of awesome EWCM, which i attribute to the EPO. the previous 3 cycles i had 1-2 days TOPS. i highly recommend it to any ladies who are on the fence about whether they should take it or not.

cd18 (evening); solid smiley, ovulation cramps that felt oddly similar to pre-AF cramps. they lasted for about 2 mins.

cd19; ovulation day confirmed via temp rise on cd20. CM dried up. tender nipples. pms-type cramps

-1-3dpo; very tender nipples. pms-type cramps. dry CM

-4dpo; nipples so sore i could hardly stand it. raised and swollen montgomery tubercles. pms-type cramps. dry CM

-5dpo; tender nipples typical pre-af acne. dry CM. start to feel out this month because i'm always dry leading up to AF. stronger cramping. feel like af is gonna make an early appearance.

-6dpo; strong cramps. not as bad as af but definitely noticeable. i wonder if this could be implantation? nipples only slightly tender. small amount of creamy CM.

-7dpo; nipples no longer sore. scant amount of creamy CM. very strong cramps in the evening.. so strong that i had to take tylenol! thought FOR SURE that this cycle was another bust and that AF would show any second. i thought "there's no way that this is implantation, these cramps are too strong." (i didn't notice any cramping until 8-10ish weeks with my other two pregnancies.) i actually cried, tears and all, to my DH saying "i don't know why i'm not getting pregnant!" (this should have been a major indicator though, as i'm NEVER weepy.)

-8dpo; major temp spike and no AF. how can this be? after the cramps experienced the previous night, i was certain i'd wake up to a temp dip and spotting just like previous months. now the cramps are very sporadic and not even a 1 on a scale of 1-10. boobs start to feel slightly heavy but not sore. CM is starting to pick up just a tad. had band practice and couldn't hold back the tears when playing and singing a murder ballad that i recently wrote. had to cut that song short and save it for a later practice. ok, now something has got to be up ... maybe this could be it?

Surprise BFP after certain AF would arrive

WOW. I cannot believe I am posting my own BFP story. It doesn't seem real, I am full of emotions.

I promised myself I would share my dpo story for everyone, as everyone's stories really helped me get through the hard days!

A little back story. My DH and I have been TTC since April 2015. We never had many opportunities to "try" as my cycles are VERY long and irregular. Once going 85+ days! I really, really felt a deep pit in my stomach that I would never see a BFP. Although very early I am thankful for this BFP-one my heart has been desiring for so long!

OV-CD 37! Confirmed with + OPK and pinching pains in ovaries, following rise in BBT.

3-4dpo - Totally exhausted! Also noticing breast tenderness. Easily could be from ovulation, but have never had tenderness directly after ovulation before. Creamy CM.

5dpo- Pressure in abdomen (felt like a big gas bubble!) also onset of cold symptoms (sore throat, stuffy nose) attributed to the sudden cold front that came through that weekend. Creamy CM.

6dpo- Light cramps and bloat. Had sharp pain in lower abdomen that went away after a minute. Remember having hot flashes in the bookstore. Breast still tender, gassy, tired, moody!! Creamy CM.

8dpo-Buzzy feeling in head while at work, restless sleep all night! Stuffy nose still dragging on, sore throat gone. Irritableness and fatigue continues. Breast are still tender since 3 dpo, hmm this is strange. Creamy CM. Vivid Dreams.

9dpo- Slight nausea in the morning hour. I felt like I had a heightened sense of smell! My car air freshener was bothering me! Slight pinchy feeling. (Early HPT cheapie, negative....pulled out of the trashcan a little later...is that a line or evap line?) Vivid Dreams.

10dpo- Creamy CM is mostly gone! Skin is starting to break out...just like it does before AF...negative HPT...another vivid dream.

11dpo-Woke up a little achy. TENDER breast! Seemed to be more tender than ever before! Assumed it was AF as I started getting light cramps later evening.

12dpo-More AF like cramps and tender breast, convinced AF should be here any day. Wet feeling in underwear, checking every few minutes for flow! I literally had an emotional breakdown thinking we missed this cycle. I cried for about 2 hours. Husband even makes an appointment to get his sperm tested!

13dpo- *No sign of AF* Creamy CM in the AM..hm that's strange. Painful AF like cramps continue. Decide if I don't start AF by lunch I would test, certain of a BFN...to my biggest surprise BFP!! I'm still in shock and cannot believe it!!

Main things this cycle was using OPKs and temping! Had we not we would of certainly missed our window!

Praying for all your beautiful ladies out there. Never give up hope. We prayed hard and heavily for this day to come, I cannot praise Him enough.

BFP TTC 2 months- late ovulation- Hashimoto's

Soooo, I have been non-stop stalking this website since the beginning of my TTC journey last month. I was so excited to read all of the wonderful information submit by everyone regarding their experience leading up to their BFP, I figured I should do the same if I was ever blessed enough to do so. I never thought I would be writing so soon, as I am diagnosed with Hashimoto's thyroiditis, and was on the birth control pill for roughly 10 years (with very few, intermittent 1-2 month breaks) I am 27, my DH is 29, he has 2 children, I have none. This will be my first pregnancy.
**Fingers crossed**

I generally have a very regular cycle, 28 days (even before bc, which I started for painful cramps). I stopped taking BC November of 2014, and began TTC January 2015. My last period was February 7, 2015, and was due to ovulate around February 21, according to my smiley face OPK that I got on February 19th and 20th, confirming my LH surge. But when I had my 7 day progesterone labs drawn, my result came back at 0.2 ng/ml. (I died inside) The following Sunday (a week later).. I was laying on the couch, and felt enormous ovulation pains. I immediately emailed my OB and told her that I thought I may have ovulated late and if we could possibly repeat my labs. So I repeated it on (Ovulation Day) February 29th, and it was 1.7 ng/ml and again (6DPO) March 5th, and had a result of 11 ng/ml. (Still not very promising in my book) But nevertheless, better than the previous. According to my OB, anything above 10 confirms ovulation so I felt a bit better. Anywho, moving on. Due to my late ovulation, my period would have been due March 14th or so. Now for the symptoms.... I didnt have very many.

1DPO- Vivid dreams
2DPO- Vivid dreams
3DPO- EWCM? Huh? very stretchy.
4DPO- EWCM again? Whats going on?
5DPO- White creamy EWCM? Odd, somethings definitely up.
6DPO- runny nose, didnt really feel like myself, felt a little off. CM Yellowish/whitish in color.
7DPO- Booger glob cm, slightly strechy, snaps back quickly to boogery glob, Yellow tinge to it. Got up at 2am to use restroom (odd for me)
8DPO- Fatigue, went to bed very early from exhaustion, tossed and turned all night, got zero rest. Breast became slightly sore. (which usually happens the day after ovulation, should have been my first clue) Now Im getting watery CM with little white bits, flecks, pieces, idk what to call them, Looked like toilet paper bits mixed with clear watery CM.
9DPO- Scant CM, AF like cramps. Breast soreness gone?
10DPO- Left work early for extreme dizziness, headache, slight nausea. Just generally feeling like poo. Went home half day, did absolutely nothing. Same toilet paper CM. AF like cramps. But nothing. Took dollar tree pregnancy test, BFN. Breast soreness back? (make up your mind!)
11DPO- Actually called out of work for the same horrible symptoms. Dizziness, headache, fatigue. Dollar Tree test. very very faint BFP. (afternoon urine) Had to use my iphone flashlight to see it. OMG No way! Slight breast soreness.
12DPO- FMU, Dollar tree test, BFP (faint), CB Digi, BFN! :0 Uhhh... what? (Panic) Boob pain still goin strong.
13DPO- FMU, Dollar tree test BFP, very slightly more visible line, positive on FRER and "PREGNANT" on CB Digi!!! Woo hoo!!!
14DPO- No sign of AF :) Still faint, but clearly there~! Boob pain!! Now my nipples are going crazy, poking out for everyone to see, and very sensitive.
15DPO- BFP, I have a nice line now! HCG draw this morning, came back 217 miu/mL. I would be roughly 4 weeks today. Hopefully I have a sticky little bean!

I did use preseed, but not during my fertile window, as I missed it this time, and was clearly confused about my dates. I believe I only BD'd a couple times during my fertile window (not sure when as I stopped keeping track). What I did differently this time was pray more than usual. I continue to pray that God allows me to continue on with a healthy pregnancy and a sticky bean!
Baby Dust to all of you!!****

Bfp at 12dpo!

First of all, I am SO excited to finally be able to post on this site. I gave up writing down symptoms with my first child and wasn't able to so I promised myself I wouldn't do that so I could contribute this go round.

A little bit of my backstory: I have a 19 month old son. When he was about 8 months old I started praying that when it was the perfect time for our family to expand God would tell me by telling my husband. This is a feat in and of itself because he is not an emotional guy and I wasn't convinced he wanted more kids. I just kept praying and praying and eventually by the grace of God on Christmas day 2015 he said he was ready. I could not believe it! Well, along with that prayer I also prayed that when the time came we would get pregnant easily (as my first round took quite a while) So, we began trying in January and it was not successful but I stayed strong in my faith knowing God put it on my husbands heart which meant it was time. February rolls around and it worked! God is so good and when you let him guide your steps you can't go wrong!

I got an Extremely faint could've been my imagination faint bfp at 7 dpo and then a bfn at 10 dpo and a bfp at 12dpo!!! Below is my symptoms by dpo..

1dpo- Lots of ewcm, crying over nothing, extreme peck muscle pain like I did a million push ups
2dpo- very sore nips, gassy, snotty cm, starving, acne
3dpo-Snotty cm, itchy everywhere, dreamt last night got bfp, breast tenderness
4dpo-Emotional, Starving, breast tenderness, bubbly feeling in pelvis
5dpo- Nips and chest muscles very sore again, bloated, sharp vaginal pains, hungry, itchy, another bfp dream
6dpo- Very crampy, milky cm, slight breast tenderness, crampy
7dpo- Crampy, sore throat, extreme back and leg pain, restless sleep, vvv faint bfp?!
8dpo-Low back pain, crampy, mood swings, slight breast tenderness
9dpo-Exhausted, rectal pressure, constipated, not as hungry, dizzy spells
10dpo- Gassy, crampy, right ovary pain, constipated, rectal pressure, exhausted, happy, slightly nauseated bfn.
11dpo- Jittery hands shaking, little dizzy, waves of nausea, happy, crampy upon sudden movement, burning in pelvis
12dpo- Bfp!!!!!!!!!

The main things that were different for me this month were: sore nips, and dizzy spells. And when I got jittery I recalled having that my last pregnancy which is what made me test the next day!

I'm so excited to welcome baby number two God is so so so good!!! Best wishes and baby dust to you all!

pregnant at 40 1/2!!

I really can't believe it happened so quickly. We've been TTC for 3 months. Things I did this month:
-charted my basal body temperatures
-drank ridiculously healthy green smoothies regularly (banana, carrot, spinach/kale, protein powder (hemp, so lots of fiber + protein), greens powder, acai powder, chia seeds, spirulina, water)
-tried to eat better, feed the good gut bacteria healthy food, see above
-specifically, cut down on chocolate bars my husband pressures me into at night (ha)
-I didn't cut down on caffeine because I'm powerless against the almighty bean

Charting my temps again was key (I have two other kids, 3 and 11mo, and charted for both of them). Showed me that I was ovulating, and when. I knew from before that I'm a late O'er (usually CD17-19). We BD'd on CD16. Then a couple days later in the evening I felt an O pain/ache in my right side. The next morning my temp jumped 0.3C (0.5F). That was confirmation that I'd O'd. So I ordered my husband to bed me and used him mercilessly and then told him to go make me a sandwich (kidding, it was 6am, I demanded coffee).

Then, the dreaded TWW. But actually, these past few months during the second half of my cycle, I wait, in fear, of my pms mood swings. It's been absolutely terrible these past few months, so bad that I knew I had to act. So the healthy eating part was a first attempt at that. Did you know that in imbalance of gut bacteria species (the unbalance brought on by bad eating) can cause anxiety and depression? Truth. So that motivated me. There's never any disadvantage to eating healthier!

And what do you know, each day I waited for the rage to build inside me and instead my insides were bursting with joyous fairies and songbirds! Maybe an exaggeration... I was in a great mood almost the whole TWW. THere were a couple of low days, but a ridiculously huge improvement over last month. High energy, etc.

Barely any pregnancy symptoms! Except if you count 'good mood, high energy'. Good appetite, but a few days I went most of the day without eating (life of a busy mother) so it's not like I was feeling especially hungry. No boob soreness whatsoever. Near the end of the TWW I could tell I was a bit more hot than usual, and when I bent over my head would hurt (like there was extra blood pressure). I had a vague, steady minor ache in the uterus area (like where your jeans zipper is) the last few days. My temps stayed high, which I was really happy about regardless.

My temp was still high at CD31 (day of or day before period was due). This, wouldn't you know it, was the day of my husband's 40th birthday party. It was the first day in 6 months we had planned to get a babysitter and get a break from our delightful high-maintenance kids. We were living for this day. Sit at a pub, drink, friends, ahhh......
So I take the test, it's negative. Oh well, okay, woohoo! Let's go drinking like the old days!!! Hubby asked if I was pregnant, I told him no, he was fine and happy I could party with him!

Then a few hours later I couldn't help myself, and I fished the test out of the trash. I couldn't believe my eyes... there was a second line.

But could it be the dreaded evap line of lore? So I took another test and waited a little longer this time... yep, there's the faint line again. Wow. By this time the babysitter's here, the kids are wild... We finally escape, we're driving to the train station, he's talking about how he's almost glad I'm not pregnant and so excited to have fun together, because remember, readers, we literally NEVER get kid-free leisure time like EVER ... this is kid-in-Disneyland level excitement for us, sad as it is. I decide I have to bring it up. "So I have something to tell you..." "WHAT??! Why did you lie to me earlier???! No no no!!!" So then I had to explain the whole test-out-of-the-trash timeline, we both yell bad words in surprise of the news and bad timing, and he still didn't believe me so he insisted we stop at a chemist and buy another test, this time one of those digital ones that actually say "pregnant" so there was no mistaking it. I have to slip into a pub bathroom (classy!) and pee on the stick. Pregnant, 1-2 weeks. I show him: "Do you believe me now??" And we sit on the train in half a daze, processing that we're actually crazy enough to have a 3rd kid, feeling sorry for myself that I now have to stay sober on my ONE day out, we have to buy a bigger car, we need a bigger house, do we tell people?

I had to tell a lot of people why I wasn't drinking that afternoon, so here's hoping this is a sticky bean!!

Baby dust to all of you, and remember, take control of what you can control. Chart your temps (take your bbt correctly! google that shit) and feed your body real food. Good luck!!!

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BFP after 8 months - ZERO symptoms in tww

This is to encourage the over-analyzers like me, who google obsessively and over-think every little (PMS!!) symptom in the tww. I would get all the typical "pregnancy" symptoms every month (sore boobs, fatigue, fluttery-like dull cramps) around 8 or 9 DPO and then a few days later my period would be like "get over yourself it's just meee!" This past month I was starting to really feel like something must be wrong with me; I am an avid charter (started charting as pregnancy prevention 2 years ago) and have very regular cycles, am 25 years old, and have no health issues. I really thought it would happen for us right away. I know a lot of people try for longer than 8 months, but it starts to FEEL like a long time after about 4 or 5 I think. Anyway, this month during the tww I never got those symptoms. Like, I felt nothing at all! This actually gave me some hope because it was just something DIFFERENT than the usual. At 11 DPO, still with no noticeable symptoms, I decided to test with a FRER first thing in the morning and it was a faint but clear positive!! Since then they have been getting darker and darker. So so thankful and I know that God's timing is so much better than mine.

I should note there are a couple of things we did differently this cycle. I started a new multivitamin (Vitamin Code Raw Prenatal) after reading about folate vs folic acid. After CD 14-18 came and went I started getting all stressed out that ovulation was delayed (thought maybe it could be the change in vitamin??) so my husband and I just had sex every other day not really knowing when I was going to ovulate. Usually we do it every single day in the fertile window (which IS recommended, just interesting that the first month we didn't do that is the month we got the bfp!). I finally did ovulate on CD 21. We always use pre-seed and I always wait about 30 minutes before getting up afterward. Also I probably had less cm overall this cycle than ever, so maybe the pre-seed helped me out.

Now that I have officially missed my period and am almost 5 weeks, I am starting to feel the symptoms. VERY sore boobs, so tired, and even a little bit of taste/smell sensitivity. Nothing too crazy though. We are telling my parents tonight!

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