I am so excited to be able to share my symptoms & encourage so many women out there? I would read the symptoms each day depending on how many dpo I was to see if I matched up! It was delightful to know other women look for ANYTHING to find out.
DH and I have been trying for over 4 years. Here is a summary. I have PCOS. Tried various infertility meds to no avail. We felt God leading us away from infertility treatments and I opted to try to lose weight and lost 55 pounds which got my cycles going again.. We have been foster parents for 2 years and have had our current foster daughter since she was 3 weeks. She is now 16 months and we are trying to adopt her. Stuff we did this cycle was use OPK's, BD before, during and after O, & used preseed for first time. I suspect I ovulated for the last 3-4 months. I have weird cycles so you will see this a very long cycle and I actually did not ovulate until 28-29 days later so I truly recommend OPK's for those who seem to struggle with the timing or have very unreliable periods. This really is so hard! We give glory to God for this amazing blessing and gift in ANOTHER child! Here goes. I am a little TOO detail oriented...
CD 1-8: Period begins and ends October 5-12, 07.
CD 17: Started seeing slightly stretchy CM
CD 18: Started OPK’s; some stretchy CM
CD 19-20: Sticky CM, day 20: BD with preseed.
CD 22: Slight stretchy CM, I am getting very mixed signals here!
CD 23: Estimated O day but CM is creamy and wet. Did not test with OPK today
CD 25: EWCM but not a lot. Took 2 OPK’s. First one neg but second one possible positive. Last cycle had questionable result but later discovered I had ovulated so I was not taking chances. BD with preseed.
CD 26: 2 OPK’s negative. BD with preseed. (just in case)
CD 27: Negative OPK in the AM. 2 possible positive OPK’s in PM. Exhausted from Halloween activities so no BD tonight. Boys are still in there from last night so I will take my chances.
CD 28: DEFINITE POSITIVE+++++ OPK!!!!! EWCM PRESENT! Took 4 tests because this was the first time I could see a definite +. First 3 had darker test line and last one had equal darkness. BD with preseed.
CD 29 or Possible O Day: Watery CM but OPK was + in AM, - in PM but had EWCM in the afternoon and dry in the evening. OK, this is sooooo weird. Kind of got frustrated and worried PCOS symptoms were back and I was showing elevated LH levels with no O. BD with preseed.
CD 30 or 1 DPO: Dry CM but detected a little EWCM later in the day. OPK positive in the morning but negative in afternoon and evening. A little crampy today. I may be dehydrated but cramps feel like gas or constipation. BM’s are fine. BD with preseed.
2 DPO: Crampy all day and had 2 BM’s. Gassy. Creamy and wet CM, kind of white and stretchy in the evening but would ball up after trying to stretch it. Slight light headedness. Headache for a bit but went away. No sore bb’s which usually happens at 2 dpo. So moody today and NOT nice to DH. Gotta work on that. Took nap in afternoon but I am not assuming anything with that. No way I could have PG symptoms at this point. But I do get VERY fatigued during TWW. Maybe all the BD wore me out!
3 DPO: Nothing unusual to report. Slightly crampy but still think it is a BM thing. Had BM and felt a bit better. OH yeah! A lot of creamy CM and vaginal entrance wet. NOT USUAL! I am usually uncomfortably dry after ovulation that I need a vaginal moisturizer for a few days. This may be due to using preseed but we have not used it for 2 days. Hmmmmm…hope it is something good! Still no sore bb’s which is also unusual. DH is not so dear to me, he is getting on my everlasting last nerve. I feel bad for him. He is nervous that if I am pg he will endure this for 8 months more.
4 DPO: OK. I am still dealing with the full, crampy feeling in my lower abdomen. For the past 2 or 3 days I am pooping like crazy (2-3x a day). I also felt a twinge in my right breast during a walk and then later in my left breast. This might be me looking for symptoms, though. CM is still slightly wet but sometimes it feels like AF is going on. I am usually so dry so this is weird. I am getting slight headaches and I feel like I am a cold coming on. Nothing specific but that feeling like your throat is scratchy and your getting a teeny but congested in the sinuses. Weird. But my BFF and her son are sick so I could have caught something from them. My leg fell asleep sitting at my desk. I was sitting on it like I normally do but it fell asleep in that it became absolutely numb. Not a usual thing for me. Lightheadedness but an O symptom for me. Feeling tired but also an O symptom as well. BB’s slightly tender. Still unusual not to have breast pain this many dpo.