I'm 26 and DH is 29. I went off BCP June 2013 and had very irregular cycles after that. I had annovulation for 7 months and got my hormone levels tested which came out as me having PCOS (although I identify as a thin cycter with no IR). I decided to try acupuncture to bring on ovulation again since I had a lot of stress in those 7 months. It worked and a few weeks after my first acupuncture session I ovulated! I had a few long cycles with BFNs each time, but this cycle was different. I had a lot more ewcm than usual and for more days than usual. We weren't timing or doing it every other day but we definitely did it a few times a few days before ovulation.
Was kind of lax on charting, but I started taking my temps around when I thought I was about to ovulate to see if I had in fact ovulated, and my temps were up to their post O level. They stayed there so I did my best to pin point when ovulation occurred based on tests and temps. I only temped a few days post O because it stresses me out if I see a dip, but I was surprised to see my temp steadily going up and not starting to go down like it usually does a few days before my period.
Here is my DPO breakdown:
2 dpo - Tender nips and skin started to break out begin and carry though out.
3 dpo - Really weird dreams, more tender nips and breakout gets a little worse
4 - 6 dpo - very light cramping in uterus, nips still tender and skin still broken out on face and starting on chest.
7 dpo - Had a few very sharp twinges in uterus today. Nothing like I’ve felt before. I was with my sister and literally shouted Ouch! and had to sit down for a few moments. (This was most likely implantation). My mood was pretty mellow overall, which is weird for me as I usually start to feel very anxious and have racing thoughts all during my second week.
9 dpo - very dull light cramps in uterus. Not like period cramps, just kind of constantly in the background. Maybe a better way to describe it is “full” feeling in my uterus
10 dpo - urinating a lot, dull back pain (not normal for before AF) again with full uterus feeling. Also some sticky white cm.
11 dpo - Stomach feels kind of weird today. Very hungry at lunch (not normal for me). Some twinges in uterus at night. Nips still sore and breasts start to feel full, but not sore and not super big. whitish yellow creamy CM.
12 dpo - Decided to take my temp this morning fully expecting it to have dropped a little, but to my surprise it was actually up a notch from the last time, so I decided to take a wondfo HPT with FMU and got what I thought was a *very* faint line. I kept going cross eyed looking at it. Still had strange stomach feeling and full uterus feeling. Also felt kind of out of it and just had some weird thought patterns throughout the day. I took a dollar store test that afternoon and got another very faint line. Started to feel bloated at night and gassy as well as a slight sore throat. I had checked my cervix a few days before and it was super low and pointy/hard, but I checked it today and felt softer and slightly higher. Right before bed, I reached up to check my cervix and saw a little bit of dark red blood mixed with CM. I was pretty sad thinking I was out, but decided to take temp the next morning to see.
13 dpo - I temped when I woke up and expected it to have dropped even by just a little, but it was still as high as the previous days. This gave me a glimmer of hope so I tested with FRER, and got maybe a *very* faint line… but nothing to make me feel too confident. I decide to do a 5 hour hold and test with another FRER and a clear blue digital when I got home from work. I did the FRER first and within seconds saw a second line, so I quickly got out the digital and again within a minute or so it said "Pregnant"!!!! I am still in disbelief, but I told DH and he was so excited and also a little in disbelief since it seems like it has taken so long.