On Nov. 26 2012 we lost our first baby, a boy, due to PROM at 17 weeks. We had been trying for exactly 5 years when he was conceived and it was devastating when we had to say goodbye. We began trying again in February and soon decided that we needed help and would move to IVF starting next summer...In the meantime we have miraculously conceived again!
So without further adieu here are my symptoms....
I did not use OPKs because I have usual ovulation pains and had kind of given up.
CD 15- Very intense ovulation pain, thought I may have a rupturing cyst it hurt so bad, then suddenly it stopped.
I made sure to BD this day and considered it my 'O' day.
1 dpo- watery cm.
2 dpo- Creamy cm, stuffy nose, tender bbs, and suddenly 2 pimples on my butt (nice, right?)
3 dpo- Creamy cm, tender bbs
4 dpo- Creamy cm, bbs not tender anymore (strange, they are usually tender until close to AF), stuffy nose
5 dpo- Creamy cm, backache and hip pain at night, increased appetite, so moody and emotional (not like me, I'm usually calm and don't have this during PMS), stuffy nose
6 dpo- Dry cm, light cramps/gurgles, dizzy thought I would pass out, bbs seem bit bigger, hip pain at night, and still highly irritable
7 dpo- Dry cm, still dizzy, still irritable, bit queasy (barely), aching legs and hips at night
8 dpo- Watery cm, bbs not sore but have light pinching sensation on the sides, headache, stuffy nose, bad sore throat, so thirsty
9 dpo- Creamy cm, very sick with sore throat, headache, and sniffles. bbs maybe tender on sides but might be from over investigating them, lol. I've been having a nervous/excited feeling in my stomach since 7dpo, like I'm about to get really good or bad news. Light cramps, dizzy, so tired.
10 dpo- Creamy cm, side of left bb feels bruised, throat is less sore but nose is mega stuffy, cramps/gurgles (thinking I am out with the gurgles as they happen every month pre-flow), eating tons even though I am sick, achy legs and hips again at night.
11 dpo- Creamy pink/red cm, thinking I am out. Backache, tired, sick still, eating tons, moodiness is back, bbs look veiny and feel full, runny/stuffy nose, and hip pain at nigh
12 dpo- Dry dark brown cm in AM and gone by PM, I might still be in this! Cramps, dizzy, tired, gassy, hungry, stuffy still and sore throat
13 dpo- Tan sticky cm, pinchy cramps and heavy feeling in uterus, backache, bloated, loose stool, dizzy, tired, gassy, moody, full veiny bbs, stuffy nose and hip pain at night
14 dpo- AF due today, tinted watery cm, gurgles and very crampy, back hurts all day, gassy, nausea in AM, and two more lovely pimples on my butt. I give up, so many mixed messages! Testing in two days just to ease my mind. 14 dpo is my longest luteal phase....
15 dpo- Dry tan cm then reddish cm then nothing, suspicious now..., headache and backache, moody, runny nose, thirsty since 8dpo, chugging water so much husband says I am going to drown.
16 dpo- Sticky cm, no color or spotting! Tender bbs all night and a dream about a + test, now I am going to find out one way or the other. Drive to sister's house (she holds tests for me so I don't go broke) pee on a stick and...BFP!! She is crying, I am crying. I am sooo thrilled to have this second chance. Left a note and test at the cemetery where our son is buried, and tell hubby to come with me to visit him. Husband opens the note and is floored! We are so shocked and so thankful for this baby <3 My symptoms this day were bloated, queasy (can't finish coffee the last few days), dizzy, emotional, bbs a tad tender mostly on the sides, runny nose.
17 dpo- (Today) got my bloods done, HCG is 584! My doctor will put me on progesterone for good measure :) Same general symptoms as the last few days, a bit more queasy, hungry and tired but I love all the symptoms!
Also, all these symptoms were subtle even though it seems like I should have known, they were all very dismissible.
I wish the best for all of you ladies! I know it is hard to try, lose, and try again but it is so worth all the pain when you finally have life inside of you.
"Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending."