Hi all, As the title suggest my biggest signs were sore nipples and implantation spotting.
We have been TTC for 5 month but this was my first cycle using ovulation tests that I purchased online.
I used the tests from CD14 onwards, I had hoped to use them earlier but they arrived late!
I didn't get any hint of a line so we bd'd CD15&CD17 when I thought ovulation 'should be'.
Kept using the tests and finally at CD22 I had more of a darker line, but by CD23 the line was gone, so I believe my O date was CD22.
We bd'd on CD22, CD23 and CD25.
Another big thing we did different was we used a 5ml medicine syringe to inseminate! My partner was having anxiety issues around performing in the bedroom. So we had a read into it and gave it a go. It worked for same sex couples, so why not us!
He went into a cup and then I used the medicine syringe to insert inside me. The best part was it was such a laugh and made us feel closer as he was less anxious!
Now for my symptoms by DPO:
2-3dpo: realised I was constipated and hadn't gone for 2 days. Was quite painful and gassy. I never get constipated.
4dpo: had AF like cramps, very heavy down there. Sitting on the couch I had a very strange vibration that I had never felt before. It lasted only 30seconds - a minute and it was in my uterus.
5dpo: AF like cramps again. Nipples very sore, large hard and sensitive.
6dpo: sore throat. Lightheaded doing the groceries. AF or diarrhoea feeling down below but neither eventuated. A two hour nap and woke with throat even sorer and body achey. Didn't feel rested.
7dpo: creamy sticky CM that I usually get when AF is about to come. Felt sad. Nipples were EXTREMELY sore and sensitive, and very very hard, I was actually embarrassed how much they were pointing thru my bra! Boobs have never been sore. Only the nipples. From about 5pm onwards my body was sooooo achy, like I had been hit by a truck. It felt like a fever/flu.
8dpo: Nipple soreness tolerable but still there. Had a massive outburst at my fiance about something trivial, he just teased me that AF was coming as I'm so moody. I burst into tears. Checked CM and it was creamy sticky like before AF.
9dpo:Really constipated for the past 3 days and it really hurt. Nipple soreness still there but not too bad, so got sad that the 'symptom' wasn't staying. Fell asleep for an hour on the couch at the hotel. Had a bath that night but felt lightheaded in the bath, got out and fell asleep by 8pm.
10dpo: tiniest amount of brown discharge on my liner. I was soooo sad that it was AF but realised that the timing wasn't right. I checked CM and it was a very very small amount of brown. Checked again it was there and then a third time and it was gone. Then all night I felt so anxious and nervous. Crampy in my uterus/stomach but I put it down to feeling anxious. The more I thought about it on my liner I thought it was maybe just leftover yellowish pee??
11dpo: Feeling anxious all day. watery slightly creamy CM. Another afternoon nap. Felt abit yuck and off all day.
12dpo: BFN slept for 12 hours straight over night. Still bad constipation. Nipple soreness completely gone.
Lying in bed that night I noticed muscle twitches in my uterus. Felt ticklish, I enjoyed it! Then I thought maybe it was my lining shedding for AF, but I have never felt that before!
13dpo: vivid dream at 4am. muscle spasms in uterus continued throughout the day so had the urge to test. faint BFP in afternoon. 3 hour hold and another faint BFP. Achey crampy feeling in my uterus. Could not sleep all night as I was way too excited!
14dpo: BFP again! Went for blood test. Hooray!! Soooooooo tired