I am still breastfeeding my 11 month old 4-5 times a day, and this was my first ovulatory PP cycle. We were actively trying, and I was charting my BBT and CF. We used OPKs and sperm-friendly lubricant as well. I was not expecting a BFP so quickly, but needless to say I am thrilled and feel very blessed. Praying that this is a sticky baby!
Since we were actively trying, I kept track of my symptoms after ovulation. They were:
O day(CD 30!)- positive Wondfo OPK around 5:30 p.m., confirmed with positive Clearblue 2 hours later. The week leading up to O I drank a cup of red raspberry leaf tea in the a.m. and decaf green tea in the p.m. every day. I believed this helped increase my fertile cervical fluid. Also used sperm-friendly lubrication, just in case. Husband was sick but soldiered through our late night BD. Stayed on back with elevated hips for 15-ish minutes after DTD. For some reason I felt very shaky after BD, so this helped! Have resumed taking prenatal vitamins by this point.
1 DPO- Woke up very late last night (or very early this morning) with crazy sharp pains in my lower left pelvic region. If this is ovulation pain, never felt it before! Thought it was bad wind. Today, I’ve had some crampiness and dizziness. Had another positive OPK around 3:30, which surprised me since my BBT rose so drastically this morning, but I’ve heard that LH can take a little bit to metabolize out of system, so I may have caught the tail end. Cervical fluid was dry, so we used sperm-friendly lube during our “for a good measure” BD tonight.
2 DPO- Extremely scant light pink tint to creamy CF around 4:30. Negative OPK. Cramps, headache, irritability and skin break out. Had a small instance of erratic heartbeat and shaky when hungry.
3 DPO- Bad cramps/upset stomach when I went to bed last night, then again after I got up with LO at 4 and tried to go back to sleep. Slight upset stomach/wind today, with addition of cramps this afternoon. Strange twinges in vaginal area. Some nausea, creamy CF.
4 DPO- Pink creamy CF on TP after going to the bathroom, a few small twinges near left side of uterus, some dull cramps. Itchy dry throat with some coughing. Frequent urination and another weird erratic heartbeat.
5 DPO- Dry CF. Increased thirst and frequent urination, with on and off pelvic twinges and dull cramps. Itchy throat and cough, stuffy nose. Scant brown tinge on TP after wiping, wet feeling this evening but hardly any noticeable CF. Fatigue this afternoon, needed to rest my eyes after lunch. Bloated and some heartburn after eating. Forehead is starting to break out. Irritable.
6 DPO- Dip in BBT today. Dull cramps and backache upon waking and in the morning. Creamy CF after urinating around 12:30 p.m. Bathroom was very dim but I THINK I saw a tiny dot of blood in it. Increased thirst, bloated and windy this evening. Super tired!
7 DPO- I woke up way earlier than usual today, so my BBT isn’t as high as I think it could be, but it still rose a bit. Scant creamy CF in evening. Still having menstrual-like cramps/backache intermittently throughout the day. Fatigue, irritability, and skin break out.
8 DPO- More skin break out, some cramps today but not as many as past week. I do have shortness of breath if I do anything fairly physical. Very scant creamy CF, tinged light brown this evening. Felt like I was coming down with something around dinner time. Still windy.
9 DPO- More scant creamy CF. I have to use the bathroom almost immediately after finishing a drink. Very light occasional cramps that I would ignore any other time, but still unusual compared to my pre-pregnancy cycles. I’m dizzy when hungry, easily fatigued, and I have a slight headache and heartburn this evening. Cramp in my right calf before going to sleep. Couldn’t resist POAS addiction… negative. Not surprised, but disappointed.
10 DPO- Same dull cramps, still have the increased thirst and frequent urination. Wet feeling down there and lots of creamy CF that is brownish/pink tinged. Dizziness upon standing, and an embarrassingly clichéd craving for chocolate past couple days. Bloated and windy. I had a strange sharp twinge run from the nipple to underneath right breast this evening, but up until now my BBs have not had any noticeable symptoms; wondering if breastfeeding affects this? (First pregnancy my right nipple was erect and “buzzy” from 7 DPO (implantation until positive HPT)
11 DPO- same cramps, but CF is gone. Some foods starting to smell/taste a little ‘off’. Mood swings, bloating. I go back and forth on whether or not I feel pregnant, or like this is the longest PMS ever. Took a cheap blue dye test today… could see the faintest smidge of a shadow, but chalk it up to unreliable blue dye and evap.