Hello ladies! I didn't expect to be posting here anytime soon, but here I am! I am not ttc or anything. I actually came across this site recently. It was nice to see answers when I wanted them, so if anyone is going through a similar thing, my story might help you. Here it goes!
I am 20 years old, and my boyfriend and I have been living together for 2 years. I'm not looking for any negativity here, as we both have great jobs working for the city we live in and we have both always been more mature than our age groups. He is 22. We aren't ttc, we don't use protection (just the oh-so-reliable pull out method) and I'm not on birth control, so it's really no wonder that I'm sitting here typing this, but I'm excited!
Okay so, in July we had sex twice around the 9th and then around the 11th. My period came heavier than it has in months on July 17th. I track my periods with an app but I have been irregular a good part of my menstruating life. My flow normally starts out with lots of cramps and some watery pink when I wipe, then the next day a moderate flow with no clots ever, until it tampers off in about 4 days. We had sex on the 21st, the day after my period and then the 25th. A few times here and there in between but those are the only dates I can recall for sure. My app projected my next start date to be August 14th, and its usually accurate to the date, or just a day off.
August 10th- alarming amount of pale yellow discharge. I have no idea what this is.
August 14th came and I was cramping but there was no blood.
August 15- there was plenty of cramping, and when I wiped there was a pinkish tint on the toilet paper. This continued through the day, but the pink never made it to my panty liner.
August 16th- 2 days "late". I considered it not a period because no blood was touching my panty liner. I put in a tampon and was surprised to find it half covered in sticky brown cm a couple hours later. Still no actual flow. Pink when I wipe still.
August 17th- 3 days late. Brownish tan cm when i wipe. Its a bit thick. Cramps continue.
August 18th- tan color when i wipe only. Cramps are still here. Along with a lower backache.
From August 18th-22nd, i had pretty mild cramps. Since the 18th, Ive had a lower back ache, til now, September 5th. I didnt really think anything of it. A few days out of the week I found myself getting dizzy when I moved too fast, or standing up. My boobs normally hurt during AF, but havent, and still dont. Theres a dull ache under my armpits, but thats all for that. Ive always had small boobs, a small c, so i didnt know if that meant they wouldnt hurt. I opened my period app on accident and seen 17, days late. I was baffled, and thought and realized i never had gotten my actual period. I decided to wait til the end of the week for AF to show. Yesterday, September 4th, I tested in the morning with a BFP test strip. I undressed for a shower and didnt think much of it (because i dont FEEL anything, I dont FEEL pregnant at all so I just didnt expect anything, just being irregular as usual) but something caught my eye. There was a faint little line. I couldnt believe my eyes. It was faint, but definitely there. Imeadiately, i forced enough pee into the cup and tried again. This time it was a BFN. I called my best friend and she suggested I wait til later to do it again. Around 6 last night, I got another BFN. I still wasnt sure though, as the faint little line was just so...there on the first.
September 4th- another test this morning gave me a light bfp, darker than yesterday and still definitely there, but yet light. I called my doctor and she told me that a positive is a positive and to assume Im pregnant. I have an appointment next week to confirm! According to my app, I would be 6 weeks, but I dont know how accurate that is. Im not sure if its normal for a positive to be so light 21 days late, im just happy it got darker.
This is my story! Good luck everyone! :)