Shaking in shock...
I have just turned 32 and partner has just turned 43. Although this was our first month when it was biologically possible I feel like I've been wanting this to happen for so much longer!
Used this site a few years ago and obsessed over it for months so always promised I'd post....
I didn't do BT or OPK but used the Ovia app and noted CM. I am always regular to 28 days, almost to the hour, and have great CM.
I don't know exact O date but shall use 26 Dec which is the middle of my fertile window. The reason I mention IBS is that a lot of pains and cramps with that is very similar to period pain. I sometimes can't tell the difference and I could never find a similar post for reassurance!:
1DPO- EWCM, BD, gas, bloating (latter I thought was christmas dinner and IBS!)
2DPO- watery CM, + sex drive, gas, bloating, BD
3DPO- dry, no cm, + sex drive, constipated, bloating, BD
4DPO- BD, bloating, no cm
5DPO- no cm, constipation, bloating, cranky
6DPO- nothing to report
7DPO- cold symptoms (but was in our household), bloating, gas- much more than I've had before!
8DPO- no cm, terrible bloating but no pain as I'd have with IBS, just thought christmas excessive, gas again. Went to London and walked 6 miles! Had a few glasses of wine. Very hot at theatre but thought it was my cold waiting to come out.
9DPO- cold still there but not Poorly with it, no cm, bloating still and some cramps. Walked another 6/7 miles! Got out of a taxi and had to stop and take in some air with some dizziness. Thought that weird but thought my cold and just being tired with all the fun stuff!
10DPO- massive bloating. Have to undo my jeans on the train home! Cold symptoms. No cm. Insomnia until 2am but exhausted.
11DPO- cranky, worried, emotional, no cm, cold sunrooms on and off. Bloated. But better than before.
12DPO- this is when the back started! Aches and pains. All day. No cm. Cold on and off. Chatty and a lot happier. Sensitive boobs but only on touch. Started in left first and has some pain under arm pit. Thought it was underwire sticking in!
13DPO- birthday!! Thought of alcohol turns my stomach. Boobs sore to touch and feel full and look full in my bra (I'm only small chested!) appetite up, tired and cramps, more on the left. Now this is where I get IBS pain so ignored this a lot. But this is where I started feeling pregnany but as you can read, I was dismissing everything as didn't want to be disappointed. Thought no one really gets pregnant the first proper time!
14DPO- light brown discharge on panties at 10:30am. Little more later in the day when wiping. Thought I was out as couldn't be IB as too late. Started hating my body and then willing AF just to come to put me out of my misery! Still have cold symptoms but "won't come out". Tender bbs but only
To touch. Arm pit pain under both. Gas- a lot and foul smelling (TMI!), increased appetite. 20-min nap but first week back at work... Cramps! Some like AF but also quite different. Poking and twinges.
15DPO- indigestion! Horrendous heartburn from 7pm. Never have this. And wanted a MCFlurry! So had one. Bloating, started weeing more in th day and really full wees. Light brown discharge. Wore a pantie liner to keep track. Didn't darken and wants pink. Would call it spotting. Left pains and twinges and still the back ache. Vivid dream!
This morning with FMU I took a Clear Blue and there it was! After 10 seconds. Cried. Shook. With utter joy!!
My partner lives out of the country hence, not possible until December.
I have two previous children who are 10 and 8. They will be beyond happy when I tell them!!
I have to wait a few days until partner flies in to be able to tell him!! :-(
The other weird thing is I kept being "told" by the world that I was pregnant. Films that came on, adverts, Internet searches for a swimming costume that came up with maternity... Little hints here and there.
The thought of alcohol turns my stomach! I did have a few glasses of wine here and there before implantation. I was relaxed and happy over the festive period and resting and I believe this helped and was with partner the whole time.
Good luck to you all! I'm hoping for a sticky bean. I can't believe I have now done mine! I have no one else to tell so had to share with "someone"!
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