DH (35) and I (30) have been TTC altogether for 11 months - we got a very faint BFP after 7 months TTC but sadly the tests kept getting fainter and beta HCG showed only 9 then dropped to 2 = chemical pregnancy. After the cp, I started taking Vitex/Chasteberry Tincture. We also had a couple tests done -ultrasound to make sure cp had cleared and 21 day progesterone test - both were normal. DH got a SA - results for count good (76 mil), awesome volume (5 ml), motility normal (50%), but morphology was low at 98%. I was devastated as everything I read online suggested our only hope would be IVF with ICSI. However, this didn't seem possible as we just had conceived even if it was a CP! We saw one of the top male fertility urologists in our area who assured us as long as count and motility were ok, he is not concerned about the morphology and was confident that we would conceive again naturally. DH went on a "health kick" by reducing alcohol to just 1-2 beers per week, taking a regime of vitamins (maca, l-cartinanine, zinc, selenium, multivitamin, Co-enzyme 21) and eating more fruit/veggies. He continued drinking 2-3 cups of coffee per day as the Dr. said it didn't make a difference. After 3 months, he got repeat SA and same good count, motility increased to 54% and morphology improved to 95% (kruger strict considered 'normal' above 96% but just barely!).
Now it's 1 month after that (4 cycles since cp) and I got a light BFP morning of 12/13dpo (not exactly sure the day I ovulated), a darker one the afternoon of 12/13dpo and now an even darker one this morning (13/14dpo - the day my period is due). It's still not quite as dark as the control line but it seems to be getting darker not lighter and coming up right away so I'm hoping this little bean sticks this time!!!!!!
I wasn't too obsessed with tracking symptoms this month but roughly- I did ovulate later than usual this month - got a pos. on OPK on day 17! I thought I had missed it. I think I ovulated about 17/18 but not sure. BD day 11, 13, 17, 18, 19 this month. My biggest symptoms were no PMS (anxiety/depression, sore boobs, headache).
0-7 dpo - Not much, I did have some diarrhea (TMI) but not sure if it's related
7/8 dpo - Some v. light cramping, almost 'fluttering' feeling around uterus
8/9 dpo - More light cramping/fluttering not painful - feel it more at night
9/10 dpo - Similar
10/11 dpo - At night can def. feel very light cramping stronger then before but not too painful, wet cm, more frequent urination. Tired.
11/12 dpo - Some twinges in uterus, checked cervix and felt low, wet, closed and firm but a little squishy (like it's engorged with blood a bit), in afternoon felt a stabbing in my uterus then in my nipples! very odd. Someone beside me was eating a chocolate bar and it was like he was holding it right under my nose - such a strong smell. More frequent urination. wetter down there. SOO tired, yawning. Ordered chinese food (very rare for me!).
12/13 dpo - Wetter down there, cervix moved up a bit, felt higher, wet, closed, firm but a bit squishy. Tested in am but with second am urine - Light BFP! Tested again in afternoon after holding urine for 4 hours - much clearer BFP that came up after a minute! boobs a bit sore.
13/14 dpo - Woke up at 2:45am - had to pee +++ so tested with this first am urine (even though it had only been 3.5 hours since last urination). Clear positive that came up after a minute. Later compared dried tests and this morning looks darker. Slight nausea, nipples look larger and puffier, tired.
I plan to go to the doctor this week but I'm really hoping this one sticks!!! I'm not sure if it's the vitex I was taking (which lengthened LP from 12 days to 13-14 days) or the vitamins DH was taking:) Pray for me that we will have our little bundle of joy in 9 months! Baby dust to all! I was convinced it wouldn't happen - but it will!!!!!! Very rare for people who really want a baby to not end up having one eventually regardless of the journey to get there! Even if this one doesn't stick (trying to be positive but realistic there is a chance it won't) I feel more confident now then ever that we will reach our dream of being parents!