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Baby #3 (yikes!)

We tried for a few months, then thought maybe baby #3 just wasn't in the cards. Then, the month we weren't trying...

3 dpo normally my pms is already starting, but instead of having lower energy, irritability and sadness, I had tons of patience, lots of energy and woke up super smiley.
4 dpo a little bit fatigued, a little absent minded, mild cramps
6 dpo sinuses stuffy, so tired no amount of coffee is helping
7 dpo mild cramps, fleshy looking clot when I peed, acidic stomach, in good spirits
8 dpo crampy, little pressure
11 dpo cramps, gassy feeling, back ache, boobs burning
12 dpo think I implanted last night, because when I wiped I had a spot of blood. really wiped out all day. felt a little sick. BFN (in morning)
13 dpo Another BFN, went to bed at 7:30 with a fever of 99.7. Thought I was getting sick.
14 dpo Woke up and was still 99.1 and I just knew, so I peed in a cup then ran out and grabbed some more tests. Two Dollar Store test came back with faint positives. Ran back out and grabbed a First Response and EPT digitals. Two lines and a big fat PREGNANT.
15 dpo period was due, nada.
I had just starting to accept our sweet little family of four would stay just that, four. Now there will be five of us (oldest is 5, next is 3 1/2, this little one will be due June 8). WOW.
I spend SO MANY hours reading other peoples BFP stories looking for hope, I now hope reading this does the same for someone else!

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BFP at CD51!

As my username suggests I am honestly in so much shock... I've been a stalker of this website for years but never actually thought I'd see the day I'd be writing a BFP post!! I still feel like im in a dream. We weren't TTC and I was diagnosed with polycystic ovaries a few years ago so I'm not sure when I ovulated (I thought I knew and it was right when our protection failed but each day AF didn't show my app kept pushing my O day further and further out to the days we were BDing unprotected. I came off the pill 3 months ago and we weren't using condoms when I was on the pill and since I came off it we haven't been that strict on using them. We moreso weren't using them when I thought I had already O'd (although with PCOS I guess I couldn't really know for sure). I had less symptoms this month but they were all totally unexpected ones.
We BD'd CD's 13, 22, 38, 34 and 35. CD22 was the only one with protection but the protection failed.

CD24 and 25 - I had a small amount of brown/pink spotting in my underwear which was really unusual - my cycles are usually around 33 - 35 days. I thought something was up at this point and was driving myself nuts researching what it had meant for other women.

CD25 and 26 - Lower back ache

CD28 to 31 - Soooooo badly bloated!!! Bloating is really common for me but this was something else. I had to walk out of work and sit in my car for a bit with my stockings pulled away from my stomach because my bloating made them so unbelievably tight!

Around CD40 we BD using protection and afterwards there was a bit of blood on the end of the condom.

Other than that I've had slight AF cramps on and off and Ive been somewhat bloated 24/7 after the extreme bloating but it isn't painful. Oh and I didn't note down when this happened but weeks ago all my tops started feeling too tight in the bust area (Ive been the same bra size ever since I first started wearing bras so the feeling of growing there is definitely a foreign one to me!) but I haven't noticed it anymore recently.

I had BFNs - CD31, D42, CD44

Then had booked in a doctors appointment just to see if I could get some answers on why I still had no AF on CD51, I thought I would find out I had cysts or something... Ive had probably 2 previous AF cycles in the CD50s years ago (Ive been on the pill in the years in between) It was the mid cycle bleeding that made me think this could be different, but after all the stark white BFNs I didn't think it would be pregnancy.
I was shocked when I got my clear as day BFP at the doctors at 6.30pm on CD51!
I haven't had sore BBS or any nausea or anything... nausea kicked in today (CD52) now that I know Im pregnant but I think that's all mind over matter now that I know. I also feel a bit of pressure really low down in my abdomen.
According to the last menstrual period theory I was 7 weeks and 1 day when I got my BFP (yesterday) and Im booked in for an ultrasound on Monday.
Really wanting to buy the pregnancy test that tells you how far along you are but I feel like im too scared to push my luck... like maybe if I test again bub wont be there anymore! Its all still sinking in I think. Its definitely good to be able to talk to you ladies though, my boyfriend wasn't all that thrilled to hear the news (he's 22 and Im 23) and I wont be telling anyone else until the 3 month mark.

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9dpo and darker squinter! My symptoms:

This is my second cycle since Mirena removal! DD is 9, DF/OH is 27 and I'm 33. No known fertility issues for OH or myself.

O- Horny beyond belief. BDd but OH did not finish (but successful BD cd6). Extremely watery CM, turned to EWCM later on. Breasts not sensitive per se, but standing at full attention, feeling full too. Sharp O pains in left side, they'd come and go. Odd headache on brow.

1dpo- Temp went up almost a degree.  More EWCM. Horny again, much to my OHs delight. BDd again. Success! Didnt really enjoy one of my favorite Taco Bell lunches. Evening brings bubbly feeling in lower abdomen (Taco Bell?). Off and on ovary pain on left side. (Not sure if I Od now or yesterday?) Feeling hungry but nothing sounds good.

2dpo- Temp dipped very slightly. Hungry/nauseated in the morning. Very emotional (wanted more BDing, he declined and I bawled LOL). brown ewcm/spotting,  very light and only when I wipe. Another meltdown. Seem to be hungry all day even though I've eaten. Not normal. Odd underarm pain on left side. Evening sore throat on left side (comes and goes). Headache literally on top of my head. Breasts not feeling full anymore. More nausea before bed.

3dpo- woke at 4 am, pink spotting and lots of pink ewcm when I used the restroom. Not sure if I ovulated, as my temp dropped again today. (97.23). Moody. Sex drive has gone down a bit but still there. Poking headache, odd vaginal pains that came and went. Sore bbs and underarms. Same hunger. Gassy. Energetic but tired. Big meltdown, nausea, left hip pain and more brown creamy cm. Surely this isn't implantation already? Feel like the flu is coming. Still moody at bedtime. Sore neck muscles out of nowhere.

4dpo- really not convinced that I ovulated.  Temp dropped again to 97.12. Feeling out. Super emotional. Sore neck muscles are back. More brown cm. Odd vaginal pain that didn't last long. Fluttering feeling in left ovary area- like an eye twitch that only lasted a couple seconds. White creamy, stretchy cm at night, gums seem sore, forgetful (couldn't remember what a snack cake was called)

5dpo- 97.5. woke up with horrible taste in mouth, hungry but not, more creamy cm (lots for me), emotional because OH left town for 2 days, have a good feeling this month though. Feel like I need to pee but don't. Very noticeable cramping on left side below hip. Tired, although I did clean a LOT today (odd lol). Vaginal throbbing on and off throughout the day. Just noticed today, that my cats has been following me the past 2 days or so. They insist on sleeping on my stomach or my groin LOL. Sore gums at night again. Tired at 830, again. Pale yellowish cm that stretches very far (5cm). PINK cm at bedtime. Very suspicious now :) implantation for real? Falling feeling while sitting? Gotta be in my head. Swollen feet

6dpo- 2 am and still not able to sleep. Starving. RLS. Got about 3 hours sleep. Temp up slightly (probably because I didn't sleep well). Incredibly tired and feeling off this morning. EWCM?! (Tmi but kind of snotty) Usually have sticky cm at this point. Napped and felt more tired after, actually feel like I'm getting sick. Woke back up at 1 pm, sweating like crazy, very vivid dream. Breasts feel like there's more tissue, but not sore or even sensitive.  More creamy, stretchy cm. No appetite and mild nausea. Emotional again. Pinkish orange cm?

7dpo- Temp up again (97.7). Sneezy (but it's almost fall, I usually get sick around this time). Tiny random pulling on the right lower abdomen. Creamy white cm. Full feeling breasts that now tug when I bend over (but not looking bigger). On and off neck pain, like I turned my head wrong. Things have been tasting off (cookie crisp and pop tarts don't even taste sweet?!) and I still barely have an appetite. Sniffing a lot. Felt the immense urge to clean again, even going behind OH and making him pick up his trash, which I never do. Little bit winded. More cleaning in afternoon and I had to stop bc of sciatic pain on my left outer thigh/lower back (only had this with my first pregnancy). Abdominal fluttering. EWCM in evening (a lot!) Cervix high and soft. Headache at bedtime (9:30- early again; so tired. woke up shortly after; dream about second faint pink line!

8dpo- woke up at 2:30, poas, very faint positive! At 6, woke up sweating like crazy. Temp down (97.38). Still creamy cm. Not much to report today, which is kinda bumming me out. Took another wondfo and a frer and couldn't see anything on either. Noticing a lot of saliva but cm is pretty much gone :( Took another test at bedtime, BFN. Few little short-lived pains under arm and in right bb. Momentary lower left back pain. Super gassy and bloated.

Baby #2 on my first try - here's all the symptoms!

Hi ladies,
I hope whoever reads this it truly helps! I am so lucky to have conceived both my babies on the first try (fertile myrtle over here) but the two week wait really had me guessing! I cannot pinpoint my ovulation or my conception date -We BD on 8/24, 8/26, 8/27 & 8/31 I never got a definite + opk
So I started having symptoms on 8/28
I was crampy that day.
8/29 - Pooping
Cramping
Heartbeat in ear
Hiccuping randomly
Gassy
8/30 -
Pooping
Hiccuping
Gassy
Cramping
9/1 - 9/10 - pooping more than usual some on and off cramping, heart burn randomly, very moody and "pms" feeling right before period I for sure thought AF was coming. I spotted 9/12 I spotted from 9/10-9/13 & got very faint BFPs from 9/8-9/11 on Internet cheapies, and then darker lines after that! Good luck ladies, wishing u all the best!

BFP after miscarriage in March

Wow! I can't believe I'm posting here! I've been stalking this site since my miscarriage in March and have learned so much. It took a year to get pregnant the first time, although now that I look back on it I didn't know when/if I was ovulating that whole year. I was convinced something was not working right, but anyway that ended in a MC at 7 weeks. We were heartbroken and six weeks after that I got my period again. My somewhat old-fashioned doctor told us to wait 3 months before TTC. I decided to track my O with opks and found out I was O'ing on cd22/23 out of a 34/35 day cycle. So, after tracking this for June and July, I ran out of opks in August. I bought some more on Amazon Prime, but they didn't arrive until cd23. I never got a positive after testing a few more days. So, I really don't know my dpo, but I think I'm 13dpo. I got my very very faint BFP early this morning on a wondfo, frer, and clinic guard! This afternoon I used a digital and it said, "Pregnant!" So, I guess it's real!

I worried all day about whether I needed a beta done, but my doctor acted like he didn't worry about that until I had recurrent miscarriages. In my mind I screamed, "it will be too late then!" We're just praying that God gives us a healthy baby. I'll go in at 6 weeks for an ultrasound and hopefully we'll a sweet little heartbeat!

Symptoms: worse breast pain ever, implantation bleeding two days ago that I thought was my period, backache, a little light cramping, headaches, gassy

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BFP 5th cycle after stopping breastfeeding!

I am estatic to share my bfp story! Like everyone else reading everyone elses story helps make that two week wait a little easier!

My cycle didn't return until 6 weeks after stopping BF my son. My first few cycles we used OPKs timed intercourse perfectly but kept getting bfns. I did note that my luteal phase was short 9-10days.
After the 3rd cycle with a short luteal phase I started blackmores conceive well gold tablets. (I was on blackmores pregnancy and BF tablets before that) and also started taking 50mg vit b6.

This cycle I started drinking one cup of green tea and used pree seed. It seemed to do the trick for us!
I didn't really have many symptoms in the two week wait.

7dpo: some diarrhea
8/9dpo: small amount of spotting
9/10dpo (not 100% sure which day I ovulated.) Bfp ( very faint, barely there on FRER
10/11dpo: much darker Bfp nearly same as control- have started having sore boobies today. But no increased CM

BFP 11DPO

I was told by my doctor that i couldnt have anymore Fermera (7.5mg) until I had a visit with her. So I was bummed this cycle as I knew I wouldn't ovulate and my cycle would just drag on. I was drinking Raspberry Leaf Tea a lot this cycle and noticed tons of EWCM around CD 17 ... Not taking it seriously we BD'd 3-4 times around that EWCM time.

O day - EWCM, shooting pain Left side.
1-5 DPO - nothing
6 DPoO - Gassy like crazy
7 DPO - when things started to change. I felt like AF was coming hard but one week early? thats odd for me
8 DPO - Bloated, and felt tons of pressure down below all day. Like aching heavy pressure
9 DPO - Same feeling but SO bloated. Like i was 6 months preggo. Pain and pressure. Feeling SO sleepy that I NEED a nap after work ( feel like I implanted this day
10 DPO - Feeling achy and bloated again but not so intense. When I wipe while on the toilet I see light pink watery CM ( hummm? period) later this day the colour was dark brown and very little.
11 DPO - BFP with FMU!!!!!

This is my 5th Pregnancy all others have resulted in miscarridge. Feeling hopeful.

Unexpected Miracle - battling through Endometriosis & Crohn's

Let me just start by saying this TOTALLY caught us by surprise! We had been trying off and on for about 6 months to get pregnant. Since it had not happened yet, and since we are both still fairly young, we decided to just give it a break for a while. After all, I figured it would be hard for me to get pregnant anyways with my health history (endometriosis & Crohns Disease). After we stopped trying to get pregnant, that's when we conceived :)

I have a fairly regular 27-28 day cycle with ovulation falling around CD 13-14.

DPO 1-8: literally no symptoms at all. {I recognized more "symptoms" in the months I didn't conceive than I did this month!}

DPO 9: feeling very nauseated this morning and afternoon until around 2:00. {didn't think anything of it since a coworker of mine had just gotten over the stomach bug}.

DPO 10: nausea in the morning and afternoon until around 1:30 or 2:00; fatigued (normal PMS symptom for me, though)

DPO 11: {morning} no nausea; {evening} light pink, "gooey" spotting (thought I was starting my period 5 days early)

DPO 12: no spotting, very dry; no symptoms except fatigued.

DPO 13: thinking for sure it would be a negative pregnancy test, I took an Internet cheapie anyways. BFP!!!! (Test line appeared before control line). In disbelief, I took another one. Another BFP!! {cue total shock!} My best friend suggested that I go to the store immediately and get a digital test. So I did. Results: PREGNANT 2-3 WEEKS! Crazy shocked.

DPO 14-15: fatigued & moody (crying, laughing, and mad -- at crazy things -- all within 30 minutes).

DPO 16: blood test confirmed pregnancy at doctor's office; confirmed 4 weeks along at this point

DPO 16-20: nauseous from around 10-1:30 every day; very tired all of the time; extremely hungry but can't seem to eat a lot at a time (I get full very easily); VERY sensitive to smells; very emotional.

I hope this story gives hope to someone battling endometriosis and/or Crohn's disease! God has a plan & will fulfill His plan at just the right time! Hang in there, and God bless :)

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BFP with OPK, Baby Aspirin & Soft Cups!

I've been stalking these boards for the past couple of months and thought I'd share my story hoping it may help others, since I found lots of good advice and stories here!

Me: 37, He: 35
This will be both of our first.

Mirena IUD came out in January after 10 years of virtually no periods. Got my period back right away. May, started using the Ovia app on my smartphone. Super duper helpful! I didn't do any temping, but AF is fairly regular (~25-28 day typical) and I checked CM during the week up to predicted O.

July I bought OPK & Preseed, planning to use both. Started taking a daily baby aspirin since my last couple of periods have been brown color, a little light, and sluggish. Have been on prenatal vitamins since December.

7/31, Ovia app told me my fertile window was starting the day we left to go on a big family camping trip several hours away. So I packed the OPK. I would have packed the Preseed, but our puppy decided it made a delicious treat and ate the whole tube the day before we left - only got to use it once - one expensive puppy-treat, LOL!

On the way to the campsite I told hubby that we had to stop at the store - he was amused when I told him what I was up to with the Soft Cups but game for whatever. So, in 100 degree afternoon heat the next day I got a + OPK. We sneaked away for some quick alone time in the tent (not super fun - it was soooo hot!). When it was time, he pulled out and finished in the cup - hah! I inserted the cup and left it in for about 5 hours.

Next day, same thing - sweaty quickie finished in the cup, inserted and this time left it in for 12 hours. When I finally removed it, it was pretty much empty! Next day, we did 'regular' BD in our bed (in air conditioning!) before going to sleep for the night. So, here's the summary timeline:

7/29 - BD
7/30 - BD, first day of fertile window
7/31 - long day driving
8/1 - EWCM, + OPK, BD, finished in Soft Cup, inserted, left in for 5 hours
8/2 - EWCM, ovulation pain right side, BD, finished in Soft Cup, inserted, left in for 12 hours
8/3 - EWCM, + OPK, BD before sleeping, ovulation twinges right side
8/4 - tender bbs, watery/clear CM, diarrhea, probably O'd today

8/5 - Begin TWW: creamy CM, tender bbs, sore nipples, constipation
8/6 - creamy CM, bbs fine (worried about drop in Progesterone), + appetite, indigestion, high libido
8/7 - no CM, bbs sore, indigestion, crazy bloating and terrible gas, high libido
8/8 - creamy CM, tender bbs, high libido, crazy bloating, really offensive gas, crazy high libido- starting to notice things are unusual
8/9 - creamy CM, tender bbs, weirdly high libido
8/10 - feeling down today (normal PMS for me), creamy CM, sore bbs, indigestion, still lots of bloating and offensive gas - not typical for me
8/11 - no CM, tender bbs, constipation (not normal for me), bloating, still so terribly gassy! Hubby wonders why I've been so gassy these past few days (sorry honey!)

8/12 - approx. 7-8 DPO, brown implantation bleeding! I never spot before my period, so I'm really excited, bloated, sore bbs, gassy, constipated
8/13 - brown implantation spotting, very light - trying to hold out for EPT - still bloated, gassy, sore bbs, slight cramps right side
8/14 - very very light implantation spotting, dark brown - bloated, gassy, super sore bbs, a little crampy
8/15 - EPT with FMU - very faint BFP! still spotting brown a tiny tiny bit

8/16 - going on another weekend trip with hubby. Woke up early in our cabin, took one of the digital tests that said... Pregnant! Put it in a box with a ribbon. Hubby looked worried and asked if he forgot an anniversary. When he opened the box - at first he laughed thinking I was playing a joke, then his face changed... he exclaimed "Oh!" and cried a little - big hugs. We both cried and laughed for a few minutes.

8/17 - still super bloated, a little nauseous & still gassy, insomnia
8/18 - bloating better, feeling almost normal except indigestion, BFP this morning.
8/19 - insomnia, sore bbs, indigestion, would have seen AF by now, but hopefully won't see her until April! New pregnancy app tells me my due date is April 26th - my birthday!!

We're overjoyed. I hope this helps - I think the soft cups really helped us!

BFP!! 8dp5dt

This is my second attempt to post my BFP, the first time I tried was on the day after I got my first very faint positive on 8dp5dt when I started spotting.. I didnt do it then because I got terrified that I was actually having a CP as I already had one about 18 months ago... so i decided to wait a bit longer before I shared the news.

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