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Ok so I've been stalking this website for the past few months and thought I'd share our BFP experience!!! This is our 3rd month ttc and we're both 25 years old. The only things I did differently this month were charting my BBT and not running as hard as I normally do. And, I actually thought I ovulated a week early but apparently not! 0-3dpo- more cm than normal but didn't think anything of it and bleeding gums when brushing teeth which never happens but it was a new brush so I dismissed this too 4dpo- had this weird feeling before bed. Felt like someone had jumped out at scared me but I was laying in bed and just felt anxious which is way weird for me 5-9dpo- sore boobs and cramps but this is standard before af 10dpo- huge temp drop in morning and I swear I saw some spotting but wrote it off as "pregnancy goggles" :) 11-16dpo- no clear signs of pregnancy (so I thought) had slight nausea all week but DH brought home the flu on Tuesday so I just thought I was catching the bug 17dpo- nothing new- boobs started to hurt less and less and no more cramping. Definitely thought I was out this month but was shocked my temps stayed high. Talked to DH and he thought it was just a late period but something told me I should still test since I was now 3 days late Also- Moreau flowers smell repulsive! 18dpo-(today) finally broke down and tested even though I was certain it was going to be negative. Decided to put contacts in while I waited the three minutes but peaked and couldn't Believe my eyes! BFP!!!! Even thought it was 5am- I woke up my DH. He was kinda groggy soooo I just threw out there "since you're awake- we're pregnant." :) Today- cramps, egg white cm, and stomach is always growling but I don't feel hungry So here I am, 18dpo and pregnant! Fingers crossed this little guy sticks!!!! Good luck to everyone!!!
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2nd Round Success!

It has been less than 24 hours since we got our BFP! I am still letting it sink in. We are going to the OB in just a little while. This was my second month on 50 MG Clomid. I only have my right ovary. I ovulated last month, just didn't catch the egg. This time we BD'd every day from day 12 (faint positive OPK) until 2 DPO just to be safe. We used Pre-Seed and I put my legs up every time. At cd 25 (10DPO) I started spotting like I always do for AF. I thought I was out, got upset, and moved on. On Monday I took a test just for kicks and didn't really look at it. Went back and fished it out of the trash several hours for some was a BFP! Thought it might be the evap line so didn't think much of it. CD 28 arrives and no more spotting, no sign of AF. Then I got a call from a good friend yesterday saying she had vibes and that I should take a test. Hubs thought the same thing so he bought me a two pack of FRER. I already had an e.p.t. So when I got home I took the e.p.t. And it was a faint, but quick BFP! I wasn't ready to believe it and I had seen some things about false positives with blue dye. So a few hours later I tested again using the FRER and almost instant, BFP! I took the 4th test at 4:30 this morning and then was too excited to go back to sleep when I saw the BFP! I guess it took 4 tests to really convince me. I'm praying it sticks. Hubs wants to tell everyone at Thanksgiving. I'm a little nervous about that, but we will pray that God will protect this little thing and keep us both safe. The more that we know, the more that we are praying! Baby dust to everyone out there!!!!

BFP at 12 DPO!!

I can't believe I'm actually writing this post!! I'm so excited but nervous! So here's my story....DH and I have been TTC our first child for the last 3 months (which I know is not very long) and this site has been such an inspiration through all the BFNs! We're both 28 and I have been a chronic spotter since I can remember. My cycles are like clockwork, 28-29 days long each month. The spotting (red blood for a day then dark brown for another day) usually shows up around 2-3 days before AF. My OB said it's just part of my normal cycle and everything checked out okay. I totally counted myself out for this month because it showed up again but with a few differences.... I ovulated on CD12 or 13; didn't get to check because of time off/Hurricane Sandy. 1 DPO-8 DPO: No noticeable symptoms. Maybe more fatigued overall but was dealing with Hurricane Sandy's aftermath which was very stressful so chalked it up to that. 9 DPO: Normal day except in the afternoon, wiped after going to the bathroom and saw bright red blood with a drop or two in the toilet....wiped a few more times with a little blood mixed with some light pink mucus and now confusion has set in. Either the spotting or AF is early because this is only CD22?? An hour or so later, went to the bathroom again and noticed a big clot of pinkish-brown CM which I have NEVER had before.... 10 DPO: Very light brown spotting, slept like crap, busy day at work, stalking TWW and other websites if yesterday could have been IB, driving myself crazy.....go home and take a freebie internet HPT and BFN :( 11 DPO: Slept like crap again, feel exhausted, but spotting has stopped? Maybe AF will be early this month but that hasn't happened in forever. 12 DPO: Woke up twice during the night to pee, slept 10 hours total but feel exhausted, still no more spotting. Hmm today is CD25, boobs should definitely be sore and cramps should be starting by now....go through my normal day, take a cat nap in the afternoon but still exhausted. Starting to drive myself crazy again, oh well I only have one CBD HPT left in the house I'll take it just to make sure....and to my absolute surprise I get a BFP!! We're really praying this is our sticky bean, my period isn't actually due until Thursday so I'll test again throughout the week because I'm so nervous! This is the first time I've ever gotten a positive :) Things we did different this month: - Used Pre-Seed for the first time - BD once each of the 3 days before I thought I ovulated and the day of - Laid down for 10-20 minutes after each time with a pillow under my hips and legs elevated Don't be disappointed all you ladies out there who also spot! I thought for sure if it happened it would mean that month was out but not always the case, guess it was IB. Baby dust and blessings to all of you!

6th Month Lucky

I found this site really useful so I promised myself I would post when it was my turn. Nothing much different this month, second month with Pre-Seed, always used acupuncture for different things and had to get a HSG to check up on major surgery in my stomach last year (checking on scar tissue). I've pretty much spotted every month since I came off the pill leading up to AF. I definitely recommend OPK to anyone so helpful (just make sure it's a good brand) Here's what I can remember: Ovulated around CD 20/21 CD 29 red blood in the evening for about 1 hour then gone CD 30 light brown when wiping (acupuncturist said my pulse was very slippery, have had this before but not this strong) CD 31 red blood in the morning with first pee then gone Usually brown spotting would continue to AF but nothing from here CD 31-37 soooo bloated, what I can only describe as a weird stitch feeling in my lower tummy, always hungry, bad reflux, bit irritable and gassy. CD 37 was scared to test but gave it a crack, two dark lines instantly BFP finally yay! I know it sounds annoying but I really did just have a weird feeling, had one realistic dream I found out I was pregnant and I think that's about it. It definitely happens when the time is right as hard as it is to be patient in the meantime.

BFP After Over a Year and Half!!!!!!

Well this morning I got my beautiful BFP! The DH (30) and I (33) have been trying since before last June. Today our prayers were answered. When I woke up I decided to take the only test I have in the house. The Dh was watching tv in the living room so I figured it was a good time. Since I have been waiting for this day for sooo long I had a running list of what if, and how would I tell him. (Basically it was my way of killing the tww time.) I had finely chose to make a QR code that stated "I'm PREGNANT" then saved it to my computer. I like to make crafts and build things so I'm always saving stuff I want to do on the computer. Well anyways I couldn't stop smiling so I waited in the bathroom until I could control myself. (The DH knows I always wake up cranky so if he saw me smiling he would know something was up) I walked into the living room, grabbed my laptop and asked the DH if his new phone he just got had a QR code scanner on it. I went on to tell him I had a project I'm going to make but I want to know what he thought. He went on to download the program thinking "I wonder what it will be this time." (he's so use to me wanting to build things) When he finely scanned the code. His eyes lite up and smiled so big and said "REALLY?!!?!!) I told him yes and then showed him the test. We are so excited and are praying that it's a sticky bean. Okay so now to the details leading up to it. I was taking Evening Primrose up until ovulation for the first time this cycle. Using opks we baby dance the three days we got positives elevating my bum after the bd. We didn't do anymore than that because I had a horrible reaction to a bee sting on the back of my thigh so that was all we did this month. I have been taking low dose baby Aspirin since ovulation. I have been drinking pomegranate juice which is something I normally haven't been doing. Symptoms have been 4dpo - 6dpo - Boobs sore from the bottom of the breast, I did have a shocking pain in the left one for a few days which was different than normal 6dpo - Major lower back pain. I've had kidney infections before and it felt like that. Tried to eat dinner but it tasted gross so I gave it to the dogs. 7dpo - My cat, who is normally not the cuddly fur ball, will not leave my side. He even sits on the toilet while I shower. (Kind of weird) 8dpo - Lower back pain still, feeling bloated and tired, tummy cramps, boobs tender off and on. 9 dpo - Heartburn, cramps, and a pink spot of cm (which is something I have never seen before) 10 dpo - No other pink spotting since before. Cramps dream I had a test with three positives, super gassy Today I got my BFP I have heartburn, cramping and feel a bit tired but that is about it. Well ladies, I hope this helps. I can honestly say I think I have read most of these on here while waiting to get my bfp. I hope my story helps others. Good luck and sticky baby dust to us all!

BFP at 14dpo

I had posted two AIP posts on here and got 'no' on both of them, but turned up pregnant at the end of the month! After resigning myself to wait for a few more months to TTC, our Squishy burst into life with these symptoms: Cd 8: EWCM for the first time in my life. Cd 12-14: Oed harder than ever before. Constant cramping! 1-6dpo: Nothing. 8dpo: Tender breasts, BFN on First Signal (88 cents). Feel distinctly pregnant and not even bothered by the BFN. 9-13dpo: Two more BFNS on frers. bbs still sore, bloating and starved. Also very constipated and craving buttered cornbread. 14dpo: Faintest of faint BFP on frer! Take another that night, still faint. Heavy, sore bbs, drank a half gallon of milk. So tired! Seriously thinking about cornbread. Started to worry about it being a chemical or something gong wrong. 15dpo: Two more BFPs. Cramping and spotting.... afraid of early MC. All same symptoms plus nausea. 16dpo: No testing today. Still cramping and light spotting. Peanut butter makes me wretch at the slightest smell. 17dpo: Doctor said urine test was negative. Heart sinks, but she continues asking about my symptoms....she looks confused and says she's going to make sure the lab tested the right urine....comes back in embarrassed and practically hysterical wailing ' it's positive! I'm so sorry, they didn't wait long enough for the test to work!' whew! I burst into tears and laughed hysterically as she apologized for the emotional roller coaster ride. Strange things about this month: I talked to the Little Bean at random times without realizing it...even before my BFN at 8dpo. I quit smoking at the beginning of October because it just felt like it was the right time for me. I stopped drinking coffee every morning...just once a week or so as a treat...just because. I have had a terrible cold...and just felt like not taking any more medicine. I kept hearing and seeing babies and pregnant women everywhere! Whew! After everyone I know (and don't know) telling me I wasn't, I am! We are expecting our first Nugget on July 17th, 2013! These stories have kept me sane for months of NOT ttc....think I must have caught a whiff of baby dust! Good luck! Sticky baby dust to you all!

Embryo Donation/Adoption Works!

We were denied IVF due to low amh, high fsh, low responder, male factor. We decided to go with an Embryo Donation program in the Czech Republic. They transferred 2 perfect day 6 embies. 1dp6dt: Slight cramping, pretty mild but still can feel it. 2dp6dt: Slight cramping, pinching feeling in lower right side of tummy. 3dp6dt: Nausea, can’t eat dinner. The smell of cigarettes outside makes my stomach lurch. Boobies are KILLING me. Flew back to the US and so at 3.5dp6dt I caved in and took the HPT that reprofit gave me. I see a slight shadow. Hubby says he thinks it is an indent on the test. 4dp6dt: Got a definite positive on a First Response Early Response. I am blown away. Nausea is worse, still have the cramping and super tired. Bloody mucus when I blow my nose and bleeding gums when brushing teeth. 5dp6dt: Took another hpt. BFP! Even darker. Nausea, really sore boobies and tired. Feeling gassy and bloated. Backache. 6dp6dt: Another hpt. Even darker than yesterday, almost as dark as the control line! Nausea, sore bbs, tired, bloated, backache, some dark brown spotting. 7dp6dt: Beta 166! I am amazed at how fast that came back and at how high the number is! Hoping its twins?!?! Sore bb, nausea, tired backache and metal taste in mouth. Tastes like I am sucking on a penny. Ew! A little bit of pink spotting on my toilet paper twice, but none on pantyliner. It scared me half to death. Came home from work, ate dinner and fell asleep in my chair. 8dp6dt: No more spotting! Boobies are sore but not quite as bad as the past few days. Tired, metal taste in mouth, still light cramping. 9dp6dt: Second Beta drawn today. Won’t get results for two days. Super tired and nausea. Came home from work early to rest. Headache, sore boobies.

13 Months of Trying - Finally!

Thank you to everyone who has posted their BFP stories in the past to help me get through the last year + of trying to get pregnant. This site was such a great support for me and finally I can contribute. We met with a fertility specialist just last month to discuss our next step so in my mind, I'm preparing for IUI for next month. Ironically, we got pregnant on a natural cycle. This was our month of taking a break from medications and getting all of my fertility testing done. I had an HSG this month and it showed that I have one blocked tube but all other lab work was normal. Hey, all you need is one good tube! Me and my hubby are both 31 and healthy and I have suspected PCOS. My blood work didn't indicate PCOS, I'm a healthy weight, but my day 3 ultrasound looked typical for PCOS (20 follicles on each ovary) and when not on Metformin, my cycles are all over the board, have been since I was a teen. Tried Clomid 50mg then 100mg without any success ovulating. That medication really messed with me; I was not myself and down in the dumps. I switched to Letrozole 5mg (days 3-7) and started Metformin. That month, I finally ovulated for the first time in months. I did that for several cycles without getting pregnant. My hubby's SA was normal. This was when we decided to consult with a fertility specialist. This month: took a break from Letrozole, continued on Metformin only HSG on CD 10 - one blocked tube but my OBGYN reassured me not to feel discouraged Positive OPK on CD 16 BD CD 15, 17, 18 Ovulation day must have been on CD 17. I had a major headache and tingling around my left ovary (my good side!) 9 DPO I had a small amount of dark brown spotting when I wiped. It was the lack of symptoms that told me something must be brewing this month. My boobs still do not hurt one bit and I did not have my usual 1-2 day spotting before my period. I have a lot of energy and I have a strong appetite which isn't very unusual for me. I'm having cramps which feels like my period is on its way. I'm supposed to start today and didn't have any spotting when I woke up so I took a test, giving myself a pep talk as I was doing so. That beautiful, never thought I'd ever see, second pink line showed up right away. I am so thankful and still beside myself. Keep your chin up and hang in there, good news will come for you. For some of us, it just takes a little longer but don't get discouraged. The most precious things in life are worth waiting for!

Pregnant With a Polup

Oh my goodness what a hard journey ttc is! We started trying for our second July 2011. Our first took 4 months. As the year went on I tried fertility yoga, acupuncture and went to a fertility clinic. They found a polup and I was booked for surgery Aug 2012. A year of tears and prayers- it was so hard to have no control! June 2012 we had sex twice during the two weeks but I didn't temp, look at the calendar or plan because the surgery was booked. July 7th was the date I was due but no period. I had no real symptoms as every month I had every symptom listed so looking for it - hurt. By the 9th I got blood when I wiped - even though I expected it - cried and cried. Put in a tampon and over the next day got only a tiny bit of blood. Bought a test on the 11th and got a positive - tried another and again positive. Happy does not described how we felt. Baby boy due in March. Such a journey - I wish everyone so much luck!! Surgery got cancelled :)

BFP!!!!... Few Symptoms

I found this board when we were TTC with DS a little less than two years ago and it was addicting and awesome to read everyone's TWW stories. I'm back again, just got a BFP this morning! This is our third month TTC but the first two I was super sick with a cold and was living on Nyquil 24/7. This month I tried not to think about TTC and keep busy. My last AF was 9/27 and my cycle is regular at 30 days. We BD almost every other day from the 2nd till 14th... and then again on the 19th. I was thinking I was a late O girl so we had one more shot. I thought we were out this month and had OPK and Pre-Seed in my Amazon shopping cart for next month but no need!! Symptoms- Last pregnancy I found out I was PG because my BBs were SO incredibly sore.... so this is what I was expecting but have had NO BBS soreness at ALL! The week before my BFP I noticed I couldn't finish a glass of wine for the life of me. I would have a sip each night and that's all.... which is so unlike myself. Also, I was DONE at 7pm and in bed two days in a row. Two days before missing AF I had brown spotting and I thought for sure AF was on her way... I NEVER spot so when she didn't show up I figured something was up. We also used Pre-Seed because it's amazing and I think it works amazing... we used it on the first PG and got a BFP the first month. Also, I started taking my gummy prenatals two months ago to get myself ready. Other than that, relax, enjoy BD and TTC and it WILL happen to all of you!! ~*~*~baby dust to all~*~*~*