DH (33) and I (31) went completely off BC last April and decided to let it happen naturally. But in June/July when I missed a period and was having "symptoms", we found out I had PCOS - and also realized how much we wanted to be pregnant. So we started actively trying, temping and using OPKs in August 2011. Every month I was having every symptom in the book, and every month it turned out to be a cyst (including a few super fun instances of ruptured cysts. DH was introduced to the world of intra-vaginal U/S. Lol) - cramps, backache, sore and enlarged BBs, blue veins, headaches, bleeding gums, metallic tastes, nausea - my body was mocking me! One month my BBs hurt so badly I went to see my OB, and she found a small mass that she wanted me to check out. So then I had an U/S and mammogram (yikes!). Thankfully all clear.
Anyway, I started traveling extensively for work, interfering with our TTC attempts. This month, Feb. 2012, was the first month I didn't temp regularly or use OPKs, so of course I have no idea when I ov'd. We only BD'd on CD7, 9 (twice) and 12, and then I left again. I usually ov between CD 11 and 13, but have 29-32 day cycles (so my "two week wait" was always longer). This time we used pre-seed on CD12. Because my temping was so sporadic, I *think* I ov'd on CD 15, later than usual. The only other difference is that we were really BDing because we felt like it and we had a romantic Valentine's Day (CD12!!) extended celebration, but weren't "trying." How fun that we can have a Valentine's baby? :)
CD15-20 (maybe 0-5 dpo?) - I wasn't even paying attention, to be honest, because I didn't think we could have done it this month. I was out of the country, and first thing I noticed was (strangely) an unquenchable thirst for water. Starting from the minute I woke up. Yet my face was SO DRY. My nose was also painfully dry and bleeding. I chalked it up to dry air in Switzerland.
CD21 (6dpo?) - I randomly temped and it was lower than what I think my post-O temp was. Took note. Later that day I was having mild cramps and saying out loud that it was strange because my period wasn't due for another 9 or 10 days. My colleague said with a smile, "maybe something's growing in there." :). I shrugged it off, like no way.
CD22-23 (7-8dpo?) - I start noticing the breast tenderness. Say ow when something rubbed against it, and the same colleague made another comment. I started declining wine at dinner and went off coffee.
CD24 (9dpo?) - decide to humor myself and take a test this morning. At the time I really had no idea how many dpo I would have been (otherwise wouldn't have tested that early). BFP!!!!!! My first test in a couple months (because of travel), and the line came up clearly in 2 minutes on a FREP - no moving it around in the light too look. Thankfully, even though it was 7am for me and 1am at home, DH was up. I emailed him a picture of the test and then called and told him to check his email. :)
CD25 - The next morning (10dpo?) used a digi, and it came up "Pregnant!" The first test was on Feb 27th and I've continued testing daily (can't help it - that second line or that one word are so glorious!!). This morning the second line came up at the same time as the control line, as soon as the shadow passed it. Woohoo!
I got off the plane yesterday and DH and I went straight for my OB for beta. We get the results on Monday, but the assistant suggested we might be further along than we thought because we got such an instant positive BFP so early after my LMP - WHOA! Current symptoms are some bouts of nausea and headaches, cramping still, and BBs that are out of this world sore and at least half a cup bigger. - spilling out of my bras. I'm still having a really dry/bleeding nose. Baby dust to all, and prayers do work!