So excited! Just got our BFP! A few background details - I'm 30, DH is 26. Been married 1 year, 9 months. I'm a teacher so we were trying for a June baby. Lord willing, we will have a June due date! I've had been training, and ran, the Chicago Marathon while TTC. So for anyone who thinks running too much will effect your chances, it didn't for me! I had been charting my BBT this month and my temps didn't match up with my ovulation date and had a really slow rise. I knew I was pregnant when I woke up this morning, two days after the marathon, still with a low grade fever. So don't put too much stock in your chart if that's stressing you out. We used Preseed every time we BD inserted vaginally, and I stayed laying down for a while after. A few nights I just went to sleep after. I hardly had any symptoms - of early pregnancy or PMS. Here are my symptoms by DPO:
Day of O: Spotting, positive OPK, cramping, hot flashes, BBT dropped
1DPO: Lots of EWCM, cramping, headache and backache
2DPO: Some EWCM, emotional, hot flashes
3DPO: Lots of EWCM
4DPO: Little Creamy CM, BBT slowly rising past few days, emotional
5DPO: No CM, BBT dipped, cramps, insomnia. I think this was my implantation day - while dozing on the couch in the early am because I couldn't sleep, I felt a sharp pinch a few inches in from my left hip.
6DPO: Still no CM, BBT hasn't risen, fatigue, cramps like I have AF, emotional (sobbing because I couldn't get into an OBGYN for a check up), 3 BM in one day (sorry if that's TMI)
7DPO: Some creamy CM (a large glob actually) - it's usually watery between O and AF, BBT back on the rise, fatigue, hot flashes, woke up with stuffy nose and dry throat.
8DPO: A little sticky CM - it was almost stringy from here on out. Looked kind of like a small lumpy rubber band if that makes any sense. Never seen that before! Fatigue, irritable, more hot flashes, still feel like a cold is coming on.
9DPO: Fatigue, cramping, still hot flashes - I'm always cold all the time so this was a telltale symptom. Emotional - Sobbing and told my husband I felt like a failure as a wife (oh the drama!)
10DPO: Fatigue, emotional, insomnia. Stomach not feeling settled. I thought this might have all been due to nerves and anxiety about the marathon the next day.
11DPO: Marathon Day! BBT spiked over a half degree, had some spotting while using the bathroom during the marathon (about a third of the way through the race), stopped at an aid station for a tampon but there was no more bleeding when I went to insert it. No blood on tampon when I took it out later either. Fatigue, cramping, and insomnia, but that all could have been from running 26 miles!
12DPO: Woke up with low grade fever, BFP, fatigue, insomnia, hot flashes, felt like I had a cold or the flu. Still thinking it's due to running a marathon as some runners have compromised immune systems after long distance runs. Increasing nausea as day progressed.
13DPO: Faint BFP with FMU on a Dollar Tree HPT!!! Some nausea, felt better after eating. Still have some cold symptoms. Had trouble sleeping again last night. Too excited to notice any other symptoms!
(I noticed the picture doesn't look like a faint positive. There's definitely a pink line in person!)