This BFP was totally unexpected!
I am 32 years old (turning 33 in a couple of months) , DH is 33.
If I had known how long it would take to conceive I would have started much earlier.
For this cycle I had no symptoms. No AF crampings either. It made me sad because I thought I was out, especially reading about all the ladies with sore boobs and feeling nauseous.
We BD 3 days, 2 days, 1 day, on peak, after peak, and 2 days after peak. But on both peak days, it felt like he pulled out so those days were busted. I wasn't expecting a BFP this round.
Hubby has MF (Low motility, morphology, and low TSH). I am fine. The urologist put him on clomid for 4 months. This upcoming January would be his third month on clomid and also this third month on vitamins. I put him on a bunch of vitamins to help increase his motility. He cut out coffee and has tried to go to the gym more, at least one or twice a week (we're not in shape). He used to drink a A LOT of coffee with 4+ shots in each cup.
We also made changes to his blood pressure medications because it was affecting his ability to ejaculate and maintain an erection.
For the past two months, he has been making blueberry smoothies for the both of us to drink everyday to possibly help with any morphology or sperm DNA fragmentation problems. We put things like blueberries, mixed berries, bananas, OJ, apples etc into the smoothie and have it with our dinner. We drink the smoothie before we eat so it helps us control our portion size. I think the smoothie somehow helped to move my ovulation date from CD17 to CD 14/CD 15 or maybe it's just because I have been relaxing more about the baby making ordeal.
We've been trying since November 2011 so I have this attitude that when God thinks it's time it will happen. As long as I hold absolute faith that I will be a Mommy, it'll happen.
1dpo - 10dpo: Boobs hurt but they've always hurt after ovulation
11dpo: Boobs stopped hurting; feeling very sad, thought I was out - Progesterone drops so your boobs stops hurting, which means AF is coming :(
12dpo: No change
13 dpo: A pinch in the uterus area for about 3 - 5 minutes; it wasn't like an AF cramp
14 dpo: Nothing
15 dpo: Nothing; boobs looked like they have shrunk :(
16dpo: Expecting AF - Nothing
17dpo: Expecting AF - Nothing
18dpo: Expecting AF - Bothing; did a test - BFP!!!!! WOHOOO
What really helped me to bring peace of mind to this TTC is a book I've been reading called: Stories of the Unborn Soul: the mystery and delight of Pre-Birth Communication by Elisabeth Hallett. It brings into prospective that your baby is right next to you but you gotta relax. There's real life stories in there. Whether your being in the metaphysical pre birth communication or not, it's comforting to know that your baby spirit won't leave you until she/he is born.
You can read some sample chapters here:
Also, if you type in "I didn't know I was pregnant Dawn Pannell," It's inspirational. Doctors told her she'd never get pregnant but she did.
Good Luck to all! It's definitely a blessing and pray, pray, pray.