This month has been really stressful. My husband lost his job. We ended up only bd once the entire month (due to stress, etc) --I wanted to add this month to the number of months we had been "trying" when we saw the doctor, so I said let's do it! I still wanted a baby with everything going on, and to be honest, I never thought it would happen given our track record thus far and with only BD once for the month. I hoped, and I thought about it, but honestly did not think it was going to happen. We have been TTC for the last six months. I am 30 and DH is 31.
I have normal 27-28 day cycles, without fail. This month I did use OPK to make sure I was ovulating. I used them in the middle of the month (I know it says to go for ten days), but I wanted to save money and only did tests during CD 13-16. I was also watching my CM. NO Positives! No body symptoms. Thought I did not ovulate this month. But then Bam, we were home at night, and I saw my EWC and said to DH, let's just do it now. this was CD 18!! super late! We BD, like I said before, that was the only time that month, due to everything going on.
**Things I did differently this month: Ran a few times a week; Drank lots of water and stopped drinking diet coke as much. AND only BD once--Maybe sperm count up?
CD19-EWC, BD. Went to sleep afterwards so did not get up after BD.
CD 20- the Big O--felt it a little bit--normal
4DP0--diarrhea (twice--within 30 minutes, thought I ate something, but couldn't help but hope something was going on.)
5DPO--nothing, feeling really good.
6DPO--again just feeling good.
7DPO--NO PMS-, had insomnia. Woke up from 2-5 AM. Did not know why I could not sleep.
8DPO--Again, I am commenting about how I am out this month, feeling really good, except can't sleep. Up again from 2-5.
9DPO--Thinking Period should come any day-feeling very wet, but usual for right before period. Checking every time I go to bathroom. Thinking, maybe b/c I ovulated late, I will have period late, but I am still thinking about it and checking this website!!
10 DPO--taking a nap during lunch hour at work. Thinking it is just because sleep schedule is messed up.
11 DPO--Cramping! Sure period is about to start. Same exact feeling! Ugh!
12 DPO--Same thing--cramping. But also no period-this is longest cycle I have had.
13 DPO--Thinking maybe I should test, but not wanting to because as soon as I do, I get my period. I rather wait for AF then get a negative on a test.
14DPO--Hubby took me to movie and I could not get comfortable. Cramping, irritable. Finally, I have had enough. I am going to test when I get home at 10 Pm. As soon as I start peeing the double line appears, BFP. I am in shock. I am scared and nervous all in one. This is our first, and geeze, you spend so much of your time thinking your not pregnant or trying that finally when it happens....wow.
The only thing I can say is this--when we first started trying I felt every symptom in the book. I went in to doctor to get annual pap smear and I told her I was just feeling off. She took my blood and saw that I had a mild case of hypothyroidism--5. She said to conceive I should be around 1.5 and 2. So immediately I was on some medicine. She said hypothyroidism is as common as McDonalds. I really had just a mild case, but I think it made a difference.
This site helped me appear sane to all my friends, because I was not pestering them about every symptom in the book. I would read all these stories and think maybe I will never get to post!
GOOD LUCK. I was super stressed this month with finances, etc, so give yourselves a break with the stress. I also only BD once, but apparently at the right time!:) Making a doctor's appointment tomorrow!