Like I've read a hundred times on here, I've scoured this site constantly whilst ttc (probably to unhealthy, crazy mad obsessive lady levels - is it normal to add the site as an Internet bookmark? Anyway!). It is so surreal I get to add my own little bit to here!
Me and DH have been ttc for 10 months now. I'm 27 and he's 33,both healthy non smokers and non drinkers. I came off cerazette and initially struggled with luteal phase spotting, cysts (had never happened before but now I had them constantly for months - ouch) slightly short LP (9-11 days). In fact the first few times I had spotting I was convinced it was IB, and felt like a crushed idiot when AF got me.
Add to that, about 4 months ago we found out that DH had a huuuuge varicocele with testicular atrophy (ironic, as the varicocele was so big I had just assumed he was well endowed!). I was devastated after doing some research about it, and resigned myself to thinking I'd need iui or ivf. In fact, he has a sperm analysis booked for this week!
I've never had so much as a whiff of a second line on a hpt in the whole 10 months, although obviously had every symptom going ("honey, I can totally smell that soup you made two days ago, clearly you have impregnated me ") every month.
I know I always read about having way fewer symptoms on bfp months, and this is definitely one of those. So, on to the symptoms (or lack thereof)
Dpo 1-5 nada, zilch. Have a cough I've not been able to shake for a week or so, not like me at all to get a cough though I suspect this was unrelated.
Dpo 6 - really strange sharp cramp in the bladder region whilst walking, it seemed to travel downwards and covered quite a big area at once (I put it down to cystitis, not that I had any other symptoms.) (on a related note, ttcers who say "I felt it in my uterus" - seriously how the hell do you know what uterus twinges feel like? How on earth can you tell it's not your bladder or your bowel???)
Dpo 7 zilch
Dpo 8 - 9 weird lumpy painful breasts. I always always always get this about 3 days before AF so this was early. Didn't think much of it as they'd started to hurt early a couple times before. On Dpo 9 I felt a really weird taste in the back of my throat in the morning, almost like a sour taste. Put it down to ongoing cough.
Dpo 10 cough starting to turn into a cold, sneezing and sniffing.
Dpo 11 - for some reason, something made me take an ovulation test in the morning,just for fun. I've done this before AF before and had either stark white or something very faint. But this was pretty dark! (attached). It piqued my interest but did a bit of research and saw that plenty of ladies who had this went on to get AF. Anyway I was convinced DH was shooting blanks so I felt like a moron for even entertaining the idea.
I asked DH to pick me up some NHS tests (he works in a hospital). After a 6 hour hold in the afternoon, I poas, washed my hands, looked down and..... No!!! It can't be. A squinter was there immediately. DH didn't believe it because even as the line got darker, it wasn't as dark as the control line.
So off we went to get a clear blue digital to convince him. Held wee for a couple of hours and lo and behold, pregnant 1-2!!! Also, cough turned into horrible cold with massive inflamed tonsils that are so sore I can hardly swallow. Again, Probably just coincidence
Didn't do anything different this month. Didn't temp like normal didn't pay any attention to cp or cm, didn't use robitussin. Only used balance active conception lube and ovulation sticks. Bd when stick was positive and the day beforehand. Was upset couldn't bd more but DH got sick!
In. Total. Shock. Fingers crossed little embryo likes it in there and wants to set up home for another 8.5 months!