Hi Everyone! Can't believe I am posting this and on the one month I didn't think I would be pregnant at all! We were only trying for 5 months but I have a very regular 28-29 day cycle and Usually ovulate on day 13-15 and I used OPKs from the very beginning so it definitely made me think something was wrong and I got pregnant the first month trying with my other 2 kids!
I've had endo for a couple years now and my periods were getting horrendous.
We also found out hubby had a low sperm count of around 11-19 million. Motility was normal though. I tried everything to TTC the first 4 months from opks, pre-seed, mucinex, softcups, evening primrose, supplements/vitamins, you name it!
This was the first month I STOPPED ALL of that! And BAM BFP!
I was scheduled for an HSG test to check my tubes in a couple months and kind of gave up on hope until then so I was more relaxed and accepting that it probably would not to happen until I found out what was wrong.
Symptoms were EXACTLY the same as my regular PMS symptoms. There was nothing special about this month and now I know that symptom checking was a big waste of my time all these months! If anything there were a few less pms sympoms I usually get every month like no spotting the 1-2 days before AF or night sweats, no regular pre-af migraine either. Also I am rarely late for af except one time by 3 days that really tricked me and had me upset so I said I would never test before that time frame!
DPO:1-8 NORMAL, NOTHING NOTICEABLE AT ALL
DPO: 9 SORE/TENDER BOOBS STARTED (Like they always do at this time. I for sure thought I was out when this happened since it was such a normal pms thing for me)
DPO: 10-12 STILL SORE BOOBS AND terrible cramps/shooting ovary pains begin. I also get a little of this a few days before I start af but these were so much more intense and I couldn't even sleep. I thought I was gearing up for the worst period of my life. I still don't know if this was worse for me because of my endo or not.
DPO: 13 BOOB SORENESS TAPERED OFF A BIT AND I THOUGHT AF WAS AROUND THE CORNER BECAUSE MY SORENESS ALWAYS GOES AWAY 1-2 DAYS BEFORE I START.
DPO 14: AF DUE....WOKE UP WITH BREAST SORENESS BACK FULL FORCE! WEIRD....MAYBE I AM PREGNANT CAUSE IT'S NEVER GONE AWAY AND THEN CAME BACK A DAY LATER. STILL BAD CRAMP/OVARY PAIN. Don't want to test in fear of a negative and decide to wait until I'm at least 3 days late cause I've never been that late before.
DPO: 15-16 TENDER BOOBS, SAME PAIN IN ABDOMIN.
DPO: SAME SYMPTOMS AND DECIDE TO TEST BEFORE I DOWN SOME PAIN KILLERS FOR THE DISCOMFORT IN MY TUMMY. BAM! BFP!!! LINE CAME UP RIGHT AWAY AND WAS DARKER THAN THE TEST LINE ON MY FRER! Couldn't believe how dark it was and thinking I probably would have found out sooner but didn't wanna be disappointed with a negative. Then took a Clear blue digital that said I'm 2-3 weeks along. Soooo excited and shocked that I couldn't stop looking at the tests!
Never thought it was gonna happen cause I lost so much hope after the other months trying.
I almost think me relaxing more this month and not expecting it to really happen helped as dumb as that sounds!
I did notice more ewcm 3-5 days before I was supposed to ovulate because I barely get any of that. We did use a little coconut oil every time we BDed because I like the feel of it and heard it doesn't harm sperm. I think pre-seed is a waste of money because that never got me pregnant but if you like it (which we thought it was messy and hated the feeling) than use it. Also Mucinex made my cm too watery and didn't do much at all. I did continue taking (1) Evening primrose oil pill everyday, even during 2WW because it helps my PMS a little.
I honestly didn't think I ovulated this month because my Clear Blue Digital Advanced Ovulation tests kept giving me "flashing Smileys" for 10 straight days, indicating "high estrogen" but I NEVER got the solid smiley for detecting my LH surge and I knew If I would have ovulated it would have been with my 2nd back up cheapy line tests that I also used that were positive and matched with my charting. Also I always get O pains and that tells me I am and strangely I didn't have those for 2 months and was worried.
Don't waste your money on the expansive OPKS because they are confusing and not very accurate. I like Answer Brand test strips.
I never did tempting because I kinda knew when my ovulation was based on my Answer brand OPKs and my normal cycles. I think tempting would have stressed me out way more than anything and would have been more of a negative obsessive thing for me.
Any Questions, feel free to ask!