Last year I got a BFP in April after TTC for 15 cycles. I had been through some fertility testing but nothing definitive was found. I was thrilled to be pregnant, but I had problems early on. Three bleeding episodes....with bright red blood. Each time I had an ultrasound, and the baby was fine. Then at 16 weeks, 5 days, my water broke fully. I had to deliver. I can't say that there was absolutely no warning. The day before I had felt a lot of watery wetness that was probably amniotic fluid. I thought it was just crazy pregnancy discharge. Then two nights before I got a huge charlie horse cramp in my uterus that didn't let up for about 10 minutes. Again, I thought it was just normal pregnancy stretching...but looking back, it was probably a signal that something was wrong.
It took 7 weeks for my period to return. For the first two cycles I was eager to conceive again. I did temping, supplements (prenatal, vitex, iron, and bee propolis) and tried to time it well. Nothing. I lost steam early on. Then in December I moved....so I really had my attention turned elsewhere.
In January I tried to follow my cycle closely...although I wasn't temping. AF came just as she always does....25 days like clockwork! This month I wasn't trying as much. I always try to BD around my fertile days (CD8 - CD11) though.
The very first sign I got that something might be off is that at around CD18 or so, I woke up in the middle of the night with the worst taste in my mouth. It was like metallic and stale and the same time. I ended up getting up in the middle of the night to brush my teeth and then eat Starburst (backwards, I know!) so that I could get the taste out. My boobs felt heavy....but not sore. I get mild physical PMS, so I didn't think anything of it. However, I also get pre-menstrual cramping (mainly in my back) and that never came.
On the day AF was expected, I still was not cramping (however, I had AF cramps with my PPROM pregnancy). However in the morning I went to wipe, and saw pink spotting. Ok, well I guess she's coming. I put on a pad, and waited. However half a day went by, and nothing was getting on the pad. When I wiped, I was getting tan spotting and one little red blod clot came out. Strange. It was going to be a weird period it seemed!
I decided to switch to a pantyliner (wearing a dry pad is super uncomfortable), but kept checking because my flow is heavy when it first starts. Nothing. The next day...nothing. Although I did get lotiony CM the next morning and some pulling sensations in my tummy.....I just KNEW AF was coming now! 48 hours after the spotting, everything had calmed down (no discharge, no PMS gas and bloating, no pulling sensations).
Yesterday I decided to take a pregnancy test....just to make sure I didn't miss my period due to stress or something. A BFP popped up in less than a minute! I'm not super surprised....because my periods are so standard, this was weird, so I figured something was up. But I was shocked that I still spotted for AF right on time. Last time, I got no blood at all....just cramps. Just goes to show you how every pregnancy is different I guess!