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CD53 (Faint) BFP

Tried for 3 months last year and took a break to 'find myself'... cheese I know but I needed to make sure I was trying for #3 for the right reasons. Plus I was getting a bit stressed about it all :-/ I started college, volunteering, swimming..art.. Writing you name it. I still wanted it. So we started trying again in March, my cycles are so irregular it's unreal but we got there!! Well here's my symptoms, little nausea and spots and a little heartburn.. Identical to cycles ending in af sooo yeah. I am soo happy but will be a lot more at ease when my test gets darker!! Gl to you all, I'm obese but fit and have the wonky cycles but me and dh got there in the end. Wishing you all luck xxx

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Late BFP!

So I am still in total shock about this. Just got a pretty solid bfp like an hour ago! I have been stalking this site for a few weeks, and was a tad discouraged because I didn't have really any symptoms. So don't give up hope!
My last period was 41 days ago (I know). I have fairly regular cycles which last about 32 days, and, being incredibly new at this (1st cycle ttc) naturally assumed I ovulated on cd 18. Clearly wrong. For our first cycle we used preseed, and opks. However. We never got a positive opk. We both take daily vitamins (b-complex, c, multi,omega), and try to work out regularly. I also kept hips elevated after bd for 15 minutes.

Cd15-22: BD every day, but negative opk. Never got ewcm. Still getting over a bout of food poisoning, so not eating very much. Stopped working out.

Cd23-25: Nothing, but cm became more slippery

Cd24 & cd26: BD for fun, but negative opk (just figured it was an anovulatory cycle).
*due to how late I got a bfp, I can only presume I ovulated on cd26/27?

1-5dpo: (cd28-32) Nothing. I was really tired, but that's about it. Bfn.

6dpo: Noticed my boobs were getting fuller, but not painful. In hindsight this was probably an indicator, as I usually have a solid week of horribly painful boobs. That night I got what felt like AF cramps. Pretty strong AF cramps. Finally! I can get started in cycle 2!

7dpo: Aching ovaries. The dull ache kept switching back and forth. No AF. Weird. Bfn. Ordered an ovulation kit from EPT for next month.

9dpo: Nothing during the day. That night after a pee, I got one streak of pink! Didn't want to get my hopes up since I was already on cd36.

10dpo: Decided to start temping (again, I know), and noted it was 36.9 in the morning. Bfn.

11dpo: Bfn. Boobs getting fuller. No pain.

12dpo: Woke up with sore throat and stuffy nose. Should I be excited about this? No. Just getting sick. Bfn.

13dpo: Still sick and stuffed up. Made a doctors appt for this Saturday because I was positive I must have an ovarian cyst again, which was extending my cycle. Decided not to test, and had given up.

14dpo: Boobs really big and start feeling uncomfortable in a bra. Scratchy almost. While at work I feel like my uterus is really warm and kind of crampy. Very different. Go home and take off my bra immediately. One look at them (huge and veiny!) and I ran out and bought a first response. Bfp immediately!!!

Most random cycle. I didn't start taking temps until well into my cycle. Noticed that they are between 36.8-37. Nothing to compare to though. My cervix seemed low and closed the entire time, so this wasn't much help. Although today, right before bfp, it was quite far to the right, which was the only time it moved this cycle! I have not had any nausea or much acid reflux, or anything else.

Don't give up - you're not out until you're out! Xx

BFP While Nursing 21 Month Old - it Can Happen!

I only got my AF 6 months ago when my nursing daughter was 15 months (although we've been trying for a year), but cycles were very irregular... first one was 71 days! I started noticing a pattern though: stage before ovulation was around 25 days, then 2 days of positive opks, then I would ovulate 2 days later, followed by a 10 day luteal phase. This time around, I made sure to cover the 6 days up to and including the positive OPK's... except we didn't actually BD on actual ovulation day (life got in the way). 11 days later, POSITIVE! I kept track each cycle every day just so that I could compare them to one another and find some sort of continuity. So these symptoms weren't recorded through the "desperate to conceive" lens... I've had too many disappointments and was hardly thinking in that realm anymore.

0 DPO - Negative OPK, mild cramping on and off all day, lower tummy hurt, bloated and gassy
1 DPO - Very tender and bloated lower tummy
2 DPO - Bloated, very gassy, started breaking out! BFN
3 DPO - Watery cm randomly coming out in large quantities, strange jabbing pains in lower tummy, bloated and gassy, second line on opk but faint, poor sleep, stressful dreams, back ache, constipated, just felt very weird, BFN
4 DPO - Constipated, faint second line on OPK, very very bloated BFN
5 DPO - Bloated, emotional, woke up exhausted and nauseous but felt better as day went on
6 DPO - Bloated
7 DPO - Menstrual cramping, bloated, sore neck and back, headache, morning fatigue, BFN
8 DPO - BFN, dry
9 DPO - BFN, dry
10 DPO - Faint line on OPK and questionable line on HPT, feeling much better
11 DPO - Took 4 HPT's because I kept trying to verify that faint coloured questionable line again, and they all had it, picked up clear blue digital... BFP 1-2 weeks! Will take another tomorrow morning, very shocked! Thrilled!

***What I did that was different than other times: exclusively used Pre-Seed, BDed 4 days before and the 2 days of positive OPK's, plus the day after (even though I'm pretty sure I ovulated 2 days after), chilled out for about 20 minutes after sex before getting up and going about my business... who knows if any of that actually helped!

Pinch Me, I'm Dreaming! No Symptoms!

This one goes out to all those ladies who think it's over b/c they have no symptoms. Keep the faith!

This was our 2nd cycle TTC, we used OPKs and Pre-Seed this month, great experiences with both. I found out that I ovulate one week later than most people (CD21)! Knowledge is power!

CD 17 - BD
CD 18 - BD
CD 19 - BD
CD 20 - Positive OPK, BD
CD 21/O Day - BD
1DPO - BD (SO TIRED!!)
3DPO - BD (for fun)
5DPO - BD (for fun)
10DPO - I ate a Scotcheroo for breakfast (running late for work) and had a flash of nausea. I laugh about it now. Breakfast of champions. If you don't know what a Scotcheroo is, Google it and make a batch. You won't regret it.
11DPO - Ran a 5K! Go me. I feel bloated. AF coming.
12DPO - Something rumbling down there. Bloated. Worried AF is coming for sure.
13DPO - TODAY! AF this day or next. Tested in AM, didn't want to get out of bed to look at a depressing blank test...

...faint line on FRER!... faint line on CB!... faint line on cheapy! Blood test confirmed this afternoon! We're so excited, this is our first and a blessing from God that we praying for in earnest!

NO SYMPTOMS! Don't give up hope! And don't test early if you can hold out. As faint as the line was this morning, I know I would have gotten a false negative and gone through needless tears and drama. It's SUPER hard for me to believe that this is real b/c I feel COMPLETELY NORMAL.

Special thanks to my 27 group for their endless encouragement and support through this site, all of which I owe a batch of Scotcheroos!

One Year Later!

Quick overview: I am 28 and DH is 31. I have been charting since last June and realized that I have not been ovulating. Finally saw an Reproductive Endocrinologist. Diagnosed with PCOS. I have around 40 day cycles. Had a round of Clomid with no success. Initial dose of Femera without success. Took 5mg of Femera for 5 days. (I got so depressed and tired- did not like that med dose!) BUT, I ovulated! = so worth it.

Peak days 5/20-21 (CD 27 &28)
BD on 19 and 20. DH got sick on 21st.:'(
Dpo 1-4 Nothing
Dpo 5 Isolated episode of cramping.
Dpo 6 More cramping, slight twinges in bbs ( not abnormal ), woke with dry sore throat but got better. Drippy. (?getting sick?) thirsty & very tired in evening.
Dpo 7 Crazy gassy. Cranky. Nips seem sensitive. Constipated. Quite tired. Backache. Headache (could be tension though). Another episode of sharp cramping that lasted about a minute or so. Chunky CM. Low cervix. Gums hurt a little which is unusual.
Dpo8 Strange painful sharp pains in nips. Constipated. Anxious, cranky, tired, hyper, and happy? Paranoid - feel like nobody likes me. Indigestion. HPT internet cheapie- negative.
Dpo 9. Morning temp elevated. Temp 38 Celsius while at work. Warm a lot. Thirsty. Had to have a snack before lunch (unusual). Cramps feel like period coming.
Dpo 10 Slightly dizzy when first sitting up this morning. Felt funny today. Temp 37.8 C at work. Nauseous after morning apple juice. Bbs start hurting tonight. More bad gas.. Faint positive on two HPTs!?!! (I missed the morning one!) Thirsty and peeing a lot. Cramps. Evening Clear blue digital reads not pregnant..
Dpo 11 Clear blue digital reads Pregnant on FMU!!! Felt light headed and nauseous this morning. Exhausted today. Took a nap. Feel funny. Bbs are sore! Awful terrible gas. Occasional cramps and tugging(?) pains on right and left side of abdomen.

Of all the negatives I have seen I never imagined finally seeing a positive! I pray things go well and we have a healthy full term baby! I know others have tried longer and my heart goes out to you. May God bless you with a baby soon.

BFP @ 14 dpo

Got my BFP 3 days ago. Came off my pill Jan 2012, was ntnp for 10 months as I wasn't in a rush but still recorded my cycle lengths. When it got to October I began to wonder why nothing was happening, my periods were quite irregular for those 10 months ranging from 28 days to 40!! So read about trying opk's and basal thermometer. I can usually tell when I'm ovulating as I get mild cramps for about a week, which I never noticed until trying to conceive. Since October my periods became really regular 30/31 days. So here are my symptoms for my first ever BFP! :)
CD 1 to CD 5 - AF, temp starting to decrease
CD 6 to CD 12 - No symptoms, low temp, dry cm
CD 13 - Faint second line on OPK, watery cm
CD 14 - Faint second line on OPK, mild cramps, temp increase, first time I have ever had proper ewcm (and lots of it!) bd in pm as I thought I must be ovulating soon, and they say before a positive is the best time.
CD 15 - Mild cramps
CD 16 - Positive OPK, mild cramps, bd in pm
CD 17 - Temp dip, lowest I've ever had in any cycle 35.97, think I ovulate late
CD 18 - Temp right back up 36.61, bd in pm
CD 19 - Temp still high, cm gone more milky
CD 20 - Started spotting a light pink/brown cm, maybe due to ovulating?
CD 21 to CD 24 - Spotting the same, temp fluctuating slightly from 36.54 to 36.69, mild cramps
CD 25 - Breasts just starting to feel sensitive under the armpit and underneath, normally they start hurting the day after ovulation without fail!! I thought this was weird. Mild AF pains in afternoon (Normally these are gone by now), constant runny nose!!
CD 26 - AF cramps in morning, af on it's way? Started to feel I'm out this month again, temp still high though :/, runny nose
CD 27 - Temp at it's highest yet, runny nose, bbs really sore now all over but not nipples
CD 28 - Temp dipped by 0.4, thinking AF will definitely arrive soon, but may have been implantation thinking about it now (sorry tmi) but I started getting diarrhoea, never had that in a cycle before, bbs still sore
CD 29 - Mild af cramps in afternoon, AF should be here now
CD 30 - Temp right back up high again :/ weird! Mild cramps on and off during the day, got woken up during the night by the worst cramps I've ever had. Thought AF would be here by the morning
CD 31 - Cramps in morning, temp still high, took an ic test and went to put it in the bin after few minutes as I didn't think it would be positive, but to my surprise clear as day faint second line, called my partner straight away at work to tell him the news, I took another test the next day to make sure, faint but obvious second line again. My partner still didn't trust the ic's so I bought a Clear blue test which said 'pregnant 2-3' very excited! I may have got a positive still if I'd tested earlier

So the things I noticed that were different from my other non pregnant cycles were:
* The ewcm (which I think played a good part as I've never had this before)
* The fact my bbs didn't start to become sensitive for a week after ovulation when it normally starts the day after
* The continuous mild cramps on and off each day from ovulation, normally these stop after ovulation and start again a few days before af starts... Still getting them now after positive test, feels like I'm gonna start af any minute (that's normal apparently)
* The cramps that woke me during the night, which thinking about it now didn't feel like normal af cramps, so may have had something to do with implantation
* Also every month without fail I usually get spotting a few days before af properly starts, this is the only month I never got any

We only bd 3 times so it was all about timing I think and we got it right this month :) Hope this helps some people

BFP After Using Guaifenesin

IT'S A MIRACLE!!! I honestly was not expecting this. My husband and I have been ttc since Feb 2012. We conceived in July 2012, but I had a missed miscarriage in October. After trying for the past 8 months I got a BFP this morning!!!! This month we did things a little different so I wanted to share hoping maybe it will help someone else :) We were using the clearblue digital OPKs, I was charting my temp every morning, and from CD11 to my temperature spike (ovulation) I was taking Guaifenesin 200mg 3 times a day. This combined with lots and lots of prayer has finally worked! Now I'm just praying for a healthy rainbow baby :) SO SO thankful!

BFP After 12 Months & Irregular Cycles!

Now my story may be long but I feel like I can help someone who's going through the same thing.

I've always had irregular cycles. Never ever knew when AF would show her face or if she'd even come at all. We started TTC may 2012 , we thought it would be a peice of cake but little did we know. May/June 2011 we tried for ourselves till I figured I'd seek help for my irregular cycles. Doctor put me on BCP for 6 months to regulate AF starting July. Well I only took it for 4 months and AF came every month. So I stopped with the pills and got ONE AF after stopping so I said "wow. It really regulated me" well after that 1 month AF didn't come for 3 months >=| . So I went back to my doc n they threw BCP at me again for 3 more months! Ugh I was so mad!! Well my gut told me to not take them and seek a second opinion. My new OBGYN said" okay were going to start by inducing AF with Provera. If AF doesn't show in 1 month come back n we'll start from there'' well I got my provera AF and a month later no AF. My gut kept telling me to wait a while longer until I go back though so I waited and around CD45 I got my first ever EWCM! so I said "okay 2 weeks and af should be here" well.... 2 weeks later AF showed up!!! So a new cycle starts and I use wondfos this cycle. I got my + surge around CD25! Well we BD'd that whole week and here we are with our first ever BFP! :')
Always follow your gut feeling!*

Every month I symptom spotted I had every symptom possible and thought I was FOR SURE pregnant. The cycles I decided to not symptom spot and just go with the flow is when everything came in perfect timing :)

Ladies, don't ever lose faith. Just when you least expect it, the lord starts moving things around slowly leading to that miracle.

God is good, ALL the time .

(No symptoms yet besides peeing A LOT! Eating a lot! And my smelling senses up'd a bit- will update on that as they progress)

BFP on CD52 With Long Irregular Cycles. Vitex, OPKs

So glad to be writing my story after reading so many others :-)

I am 29, as is my husband, we have been trying to conceive for 14 months. I stopped my BC pill in April 2012, and started taking a pregnancy supplement, I didn't get a period for 3 months at which point I went to my doctor, he was not concerned, I went to a different doctor who sent me for some tests. It was found that my thyroid was overactive. I stopped taking the pregnancy supplement as it contained a lot of Iodine. Over the next 4 months my thyroid levels became normal, and it 7 months I got a period. I started back on iodine, but a lower dose. I continued to have my thyroid bloods checked and had no further problems with them. I continued to have irregular cycles though, the shortest one being 42 days. 2 months ago I started taking Vitex and got a period after two weeks of taking it after a 99 day cycle! I had an USS which was all normal. I started using OPKs, and got my first positive one this month :-)

CD39(-3DPO)- BD
CD41(-1DPO)- EWCM and sore boobs (I've ever noticed having either of these before) I had given up doing OPKs because it was day 42 of my cycle, so started again. Negative OPK. BD evening
CD42 (0DPO)- Postive OPK!! BD evening
CD43(1DPO)-CD48 (6DPO)- No symptoms, except boobs remained sore, thought it was just because it was the first time I had ovulated
CD49 (7DPO)- I can feel my uterus, not sure what it feels like but I can feel some action there!
CD50 (8DPO)- Boobs getting more sore. Notice very light spotting in underwear. Feeling hopeful now! Reading loads of stories on 2ww to cheer me along. Hungrier than usual
CD51 (9DPO)- More of the same sore boobs, dull ache in uterus. A child smiled at me on the aeroplane and I felt emotional
CD52 (10DPO)- Was planning to wait till 14DPO to test after too many BFNs previous months, but I couldn't hold off, I felt so different. POAS- nothing. Went back to bed, felt disappointed and confused. Went back to bathroom to have a shower, and there it was, BFP!!!! I collapsed to the floor and had to look at it about 100 more times. It was a faint line but easy to see. Went to pharmacy and bought an expensive one just to see the word PREGNANT! It is now 8 days after that BFP and i have done 2 more tests, the line is getting darker so I am now satisfied and hopefully done peeing on sticks for a few years :-)

My advice for those with irregular long cycles is to give Vitex a go, it worked for me! Perservere with OPKs even if you have to use 60 like I did. Be in touch with your body and read as much as you can about TTC. Dont listen to people who tell you to "relax and it will happen". If you have irregular long cycles, there is probably nothing wrong with you, its just that you ovulate less than other women so need to work harder to catch the O. Woman who conceive easily have no idea what it takes to make a baby, so just brush them off. You will get there with love, sweat and tears like I did. And you will love that baby 100x more than if god hadn't given you this journey to get through.

BFP With Irregular Cycles and Late Ovulation

I’m skinny, muscular, age 33. After 15 years on the pill I quit. My period didn’t come back for a year, I was so underweight and over-exercised. As soon as I cut down on fitness and put on a few pounds I had a period twice. Every time the ovulation was very late and the luteal phase did not exceed 10 days. This (third) cycle I also ovulated late, on CD45. We BD’d three days and one day before the O-Day.

O-Day: The usual signs of ovulation: sore bbs, cramps, slippery EWCM and skin breakouts (the latter became a sure signal of the O-day).
1dpo-4 dpo: The usual post-O routine. EWCM showed up for one more day after ovulation, mixed with creamy CM. Cervix is hard. Bbs have gotten less sore. CM has thickened. Slight cramps. Up until 5dpo everything was normal.
5 DPO: Bbs got sore on the sides, very unusual. Bloated, a bit crampy, retain water.
6 DPO: Had sex, though my sexual appetite was gone. Just went through the motions. Cramps and slight shooting pain in bbs. Suddenly sore throat in the evening.
7 DPO: Sore throat is now accompanied with a runny nose and sneezing. Coffee tasted weird! I forced myself to finish it. (This symptom only lasted for two days, thankfully.) I began to get a new sort of cramps, different from pre-AF cramps. My pre-AF cramps have a burning sensation, like an inflammation, a dull, hot, annoying pain. These new cramps are like twitches, short pulls or muscle cramps. From this day on they come and go several times a day. They are not nearly as bothersome as pre-AF cramps. Cervix was hard but has gone high.
8 DPO: Slept poorly because of the congestion. Coffee tasted disgusting again. Another food aversion: cinnamon smelled metallic and I couldn’t stand it. Bbs began to get especially sore at night: every time I get up to pee, they are full and painful to press. (This symptom persisted past the TWW.) I began to notice some heartburn and dizziness every time I blow my nose. Excessive nasal mucus also stayed after the cold was gone and past the TWW.
9 DPO: The cold got worse. I lost my sense of smell, so the coffee tasted neutral. Thought I had a fever but the thermometer reading was lower than what it felt like. Pre-AF cramps should be here by now, but I only got those gentle twitches in the center and in the ovaries area. Couldn’t fall asleep, feeling cold and hot alternatively.
10 DPO: POASed in the morning: BFN; an evap line showed up after 15 minutes. Not bummed out at all! At best, I’ve just had an implantation moment, so it’s early for a positive. At worst, I’m getting a longer luteal phase, because this cycle everything has gone a different way: pre-AF “burning” cramps have not showed up, and the cervix is so high it’s out of reach and even turned away at an angle (like it’s saying, stop poking me). The earlier symptoms just slowly increased through the day (sore bbs, uterine twitches).
11 DPO: POASed: BFP! Coffee tasted normal since. Increased appetite. Everything tastes and smells great. The cold subsided. I eat a lot of spicy and oily food, so constipation is not my problem, but from this day on I notice my stools have gone harder (sorry, TMI!). By the evening the right boob is visibly larger, but the left one is still catching up. I’m so flat that seeing myself with bbs (well, one boob) is shocking. Began to notice a pulling sensation in the navel area when I stretch backward. Cervix remains high and semi-hard.
12 DPO-15 DPO: The symptoms stabilized: sore bbs sides, slight cramps, cervix high, an urge to pee more often comes and goes. From this day on I’m placid and non-confrontational. And quite energized! No devastating fatigue. On the downside, I find it hard to keep my mind on little details, and I lose or forget a couple things every day.

Overall, I didn’t have any fatigue, metal taste in my mouth, morning sickness, veiny bbs, dark nipples, severe cramps, spotting or increased CM. All CM was the same as during my usual post-O time. Of the unusual symptoms that distinguished this cycle was 1) severe soreness on the sides of the bbs; 2) cramps felt different from pre-AF cramps; 3) a couple taste and smell hallucinations that soon went away.

Good luck to to everyone trying!

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