I have finally pried my eyes away from the positive HPTs for enough time to sit down and share my story. I still can't believe its happening. This forum and the contributors to it have been a great source of comfort and insight, and I am so happy to be posting my BFP story here!
I am 34 and my husband is 39. We started ttc#1 in May, and would you believe it, my body immediately got stage fright, and started acting weird for the first time I can remember. The 1st month I had 3 days of breakthrough spotting on CD20 and, not realizing what it was, I thought maybe it was implantation bleeding. I did not get my period that cycle until CD51 (while having MANY pg symptoms). It was the first time anything like this ever happened to me, and it was a very emotional period. I struggled with hoping that MAYBE I was pregnant, while getting BFN after BFN. It was a relief when AF finally arrived after almost two months. The next cycle I bought OPK kits and watched my body like a hawk. My OPKs darkened but never made it to a positive, and once again, I ended up getting breakthrough spotting on CD20. I stopped taking my opks, and cried and cried. Eventually I read on one of the forums of this site how you could still ovulate later in an anovulatory or irregular cycle. Around CD 37 I noticed EWCM, but had negative OPKs. We BD'd only a couple of times in that period (using preseed), but we hit the right moment, because our little bean caught! I had noticed small symptoms, but I kept holding off testing, as I couldn't take the pain of another BFN...finally yesterday afternoon I just went for it. I thought my eyes were tricking me at first, as the SLIGHT shadow of a pink line appeared. YES!!! I slapped some makeup on (haha) and ran to my husband and showed him the stick. I couldn't convince him the tiny faint line counted so we got another test and the next day with FMU got a confirmed digital "pregnant 1-2 weeks". Whoo-hoo!
Because of the weird cycles, I did a terrible job of listing DPO symptoms, but I have put what I can below. To be honest, my symptoms are not strong, so I am sorry if they are not helpful. I hope this helps anyone who has an irregular cycle to keep trying during that cycle! I am crossing my fingers for sticky baby dust for myself and this little one, as well as for all of you lovely ladies out there!
CD37 -Noticed EWCM
CD37-38 BD'd using preseed
CD42-50 all of the following:
Occasionally feel VERY SLIGHTLY nauseous on an empty stomach
Gas. Embarrassingly loud stomach rumbles at the office. I get them no matter what I eat or drink, which is unusual
Sudden bouts of tiredness in the middle of the afternoon (CD 46-50)
I worked out really hard, at the gym a few times and I felt a small, nagging pain in my uterus area afterwards. This was another tipping point sign for me as well
My nipples are tingly and my breasts are slightly sore. This has increased at an incredibly slow pace, so much so that I shrugged it off as incoming AF. But yesterday, it was so consistent (every few hours) that it prompted me to take the test