Like many before me, I want to share my story to provide hope to those of you who may think you're out this cycle, because I definately thought I was! This is our 3rd cycle TTC #2, and we got our blazing BFP at 13 DPO. Here's my story...
Stopped birth control in February, and expected my cycle to regulate pretty quickly, which it did. We began "trying" in March. I got several faint positive FRER tests in the days leading up to AF, but the test line never darkened with each passing day, then AF showed up two days late. We were very disappointed, but this motivated us to try harder because we want a baby so badly!
Second cycle we BD every day for ten days around fertile week so I was convinced that would do the trick... also logged a ton of symptoms, but I was wrong. BFN. Started to wonder if I was even ovulating (maybe those faint positives HPTs were all simply false?) and decided to order OPKs, temp, and change my prenatal vitamin. Also felt so silly for convicing myself I was pregnant based on symptoms.
CD7 through 11- BD
CD12- Positive OPK
CD13- Negative OPK, OVULATION DAY. BD am and pm.
1 DPO- Temp spike confirmed ovulation. Ate a ton of pineapple core and pineapple.
2 DPO- Nothing
3 DPO- BD, drank a couple alcoholic beverages with dinner
4 DPO- Emotional, irritable (unusual for me)
5 DPO- Drastic temp dip, noticed creamy CM on toilet paper, moderate cramps
6 DPO- Sharp cramp on right side, most painful while standing and walking
7 DPO- Nothing
This is when the magic starts happening...
8 DPO- Tons of creamy CM on toilet paper again, SO MOODY, everything DH does bothers me, tired
9 DPO- Big temp dip, BD, pink spotting after BD so think I'm out this cycle and also mad at DH for "causing AF", tons of cream CM in toilet paper, SO MOODY, EXHAUSTED
10 DPO- Temp spike, light pink spotting in the am, creamy CM in toilet paper, 2 small cocktails with dinner, SO TIRED AND MOODY
11 DPO- Light spotting, still so moody and tired
12 DPO- Blazing BFP!
13 DPO- BFP on digi!
The only true giveaways for me were the extreme fatigue and moodiness, both of which I experienced with my son. But regardless, I didn't expect to get a BFP this month due to the spotting and whacky temp dips post ovulation (I've heard of an implantation dip, but two?).
All the glory goes to God and I pray every moment for a healthy baby come February 2016! Good luck to everyone trying, and my advice would to be keep busy during the TWW and try to distract yourself if possible. I was on vacation from 8 DPO through 12 DPO and that helped keep me from obsessing too much.