I am so excited to say that I got my first BFP last night after struggling for 16 months. DH had low count (10 mil) and horrid morphology (0-1%). We had an appointment scheduled for the 12th of November to revisit, have another SA done, and discuss our options. He has been on zinc, vit. C, fish oil, folic acid, vit. E, a men's multi, CoQ10 (the list goes on!). We had started talking about the direction we would go if things hadn't improved at our next appointment with the RE. Anyway, this cycle just felt different. I had a hunch, but didn't want to get my hopes up too high. I tested 6 days before my period and got a negative, which I expected. But, I still had this feeling like something was different. I am 4 days out from missing my period, but when I came home from work, I decided to test again. BFP!!! Since we have been trying, my husband and I talk about what I will be like as a preggo. I crave food normally, so he keeps telling me that he is scared of what my pregnancy cravings will be. I am going to buy him a card today that simply says: 'Let the cravings begin' and attach my pregnancy test- I can't wait!
Since DH has low count, we BD every other day around ovulation which occurred on the 18th. Timed it so we BD on the day of ovulation.
1-5 DPO: No symptoms, still BD every other day just to ensure timing was on.
6 DPO: Minor cramping and sort of a heavy feeling low in abdomen. Sore BB (normal for me sometimes even this far out from AF)
7 DPO: Exhausted. Still minor cramping.
8-10 DPO: BB still sore- nipples especially, which is new. Ravenous! Usually I want chocolate, but nothing but salt will satisfy. Starting to get curious. BFN day 10
11 DPO: NO symptoms. Convinced myself I was crazy and that AF was going to rear her ugly head again.
12 DPO: Not hungry all day. Felt queasy starting in the afternoon and continuing through the night (I am writing this at 6 a.m. on 13DPO and have been up for 3 hours). Came home from work and tested (First Response Early Result). BFP!! Could NOT believe my eyes since we have tried for so long with nothing. Took another test and another BFP. We had a friend over, so I did not spill to DH yet, and I wanted to make it creative. I will test again today to make sure, sure, sure!!
For all of you struggling, it can happen! Things looked really hopeless for us, but it just takes one. Lots and lots of baby dust to you all!!