It's still really early (I am only about 5 weeks along) but I wanted to post my official BFP story. Over the last year, whenever I was having a down day due to ttc, I would read through these stories, and remind myself that even though it was taking longer than I expected, that I WOULD get pregnant. It was hard to stay hopeful though, and as more and more months passed I only became more discouraged.
We began ttc last August. For the first couple of cycles I just tracked my period dates with the Ovia app. In October I ordered Wondfo OPK's and in November I tried temping. Even though everything looked good in terms of ovulation, I wasn't getting pregnant. So in December I decided to take a break from all the craziness and just have fun. I deleted the app off my homescreen, and I did no temping or OPK's. When my period didn't show on time I was so hopeful, but I was getting BFN's. I thought maybe I'd be one of those women I read about who get a late BFP. But no, my period was just a few days late and I was crushed. Since I had told hubby I was late and thought I might be pregnant, he admitted he had started to get excited as well.
So when 2015 came I decided to go all in. I began temping again, I tracked everything on Ovia and Fertility Friend, I used both Wondfo and Clearblue OPK's, we used Pre-seed, and I even tried softcups. My charts showed a nice ovulation pattern, but again I was not pregnant. By February, I started to become severely depressed, and when my period came, I told my husband that I wanted us to go see the doctor. It had only been 6 months at that point, and we are both young (him 30, me 27 this year) but I was only becoming more anxious and depressed with each failed cycle and I wanted to see if we could start running some initial tests, just to make sure everything was okay. I was due for my annual pap test anyways, I figured I would go in for that and see what else could be done. Thankfully my Dr. was very understanding, and he agreed we could start the testing process. He referred me to an OB/gyn and also told my hubby to have his sperm tested.
When I got my period in March, I called the OB/gyn office because I had not heard from them yet. They booked me in for my first appt in mid April. So we just carried on trying while we waited for my appt. In the past I was always at least somewhat hopeful, things like getting a + OPK and a temp spike made me excited and I always knew there was a chance of a BFP. Well suddenly that all changed. For the first time, I never got a + OPK or a temp spike. My cycles are an average of 28-29 days and after 20 or so days I had no idea what was going on. I didn't know if I was just ovulating late or not at all. Other than the usual stress this process brings I didn't know what would be causing this. By the time my appt came, I was supposed to have had my period already, it was like CD35 or something. I had no idea what was going on and I was doing both OPK's and HPT's daily just waiting for an answer. The Dr. told me to just wait for my cycle to reset and then she was going to have me go for the day 3 and 21 bloodwork to see what my hormones were doing. She also mentioned the HSG and other tests we could do.
Finally on CD41 I got my period. It was a torturous wait but I was just glad to finally have a fresh start. I was also excited to be able to go for bloodwork and hopefully have some answers. I was still temping and doing OPK's and everything, hoping my ovulation would be back to normal and that we could time things perfectly. But things were not looking good again. CD21 ended up being on a Saturday so I went for my bloodwork on the Monday (CD23), and as of that day I had no + OPK again and nothing happening on my chart. I was getting so bummed out by seeing a negative OPK day after day after day that I decided to stop doing them. We have regular sex anyways so I wasn't too worried. I did keep temping but I missed a couple of days because we were out camping. My temps went up just slightly after day 23, but not as high as they were in the past after ovulation.
On May 19th we had a follow-up appt with the OB/gyn to discuss my bloodwork. She confirmed that the results showed I was not ovulating. I did not understand why things looked so good on my charts in the past and now I wasn't even ovulating. She said it may be that I wasn't Oing regularly, but that it wasn't a huge concern as there was meds that could help. Before trying any medication though she wanted me to have the HSG, and hubby had not yet had his sperm tested so we planned to do that as well. I was told to call when I started my period to book the HSG. Of course I had no idea when my period would come if I didn't ovulate again, if it would be another 40 day cycle or what.