Hi, ladies! This site provided a lot of hope and comfort to me during my seven-month TTC journey. I am so excited to be sharing my own BFP story! Just a couple months ago, I was reading these stories and clinging to the hope that it would happen for me someday. So if you're in that boat at this very moment, my heart goes out to you. Keep the hope alive and know your BFP will come!
For background, I am 30 and DH is 31. We started a concerted effort to conceive our first child in January of this year. After years of my mother telling me she got pregnant the first month both times and it would be a breeze for me when the time came, I think I truly expected to be pregnant after the first month. Well, I was staring down ten years of birth control pills and carrying around 40 extra pounds, so unfortunately it wasn't quite that easy.
My cycles have been a bit on the long side, generally 36-40 days. The cycle we conceived, I had recently started trying some new supplements in an effort to feel more in control of the TTC process. I was taking 2000mg inositol, 800mg Vitex, royal jelly, fish oil, a prenatal and a probiotic in addition to adding maca powder to my smoothies and drinking two cups of raspberry leaf tea daily. We have been using Pre-Seed the entire time, and this month we added Soft Cups to the mix also. Initially I wanted to try the Sperm Meets Egg Plan, but I never got a clearly positive. Instead, we just decided to leave it all on the table and baby dance as much as possible. We did it almost every day, even when we were tired.
Around CD38, I felt like my period had to be coming soon. I had been having mild cramps for a week along with lots of extra EWCM. On CD39, my boobs were very sore, but that can be common for me before AF. On CD40, I tested and it was negative. I figured surely it would have been positive at that point and mentally counted myself out for the month.
I left for a business trip thinking surely I wasn't pregnant. I didn't take any tests with me. On CD44, I was having lunch with a colleague when all the sudden I felt an extreme wave of dizziness. I had to brace myself on the table because the whole room was spinning. My colleague commented that I had to be pregnant. I didn't tell her I had just tested four days earlier and it was negative. But the next morning, with a few hours to spare, I ran to a drug store in Tallahassee and bought a digital test. I couldn't believe my eyes when it read "Pregnant"! I had a small army of ready-and-waiting pregnancy tests at home, and then when I actually needed one, I was running to the drug store like a total cliche.
I think I am almost ten weeks now, but it's difficult to date the pregnancy because I think I ovulated somewhere between CD25-30, and I have no idea if the test would have gone positive on CD41 if I'd kept testing. I have my first ultrasound next week, so I'm praying for good news and also a solid due date.
Best of luck to all of you still walking the long road to motherhood. You will get there sooner than you think, I hope.