I know how helpful reviewing everyone else's BFP stories was for me during all of my torturous TTW's, and I hope that by sharing mine, I will give someone else just that extra bit of hope!
This was our 7th cycle of TTC.
A bit of history on me: I have a very regular cycle (28 days). For YEARS I have spotted before my period. Sometimes two days, usually 3-5, but often up to ONE FULL WEEK before AF was due! This didn't bother me too much until I started TTC. Once I started tracking my cycles, temping and researching I learned that I also am a late ovulator - so spotting + late ovulation convinced me that I would have fertility problems. I ended up seeing a gynecologist after 4 months TTC about the spotting and he just happened to be a fertility specialist also - he agreed to see me at his clinic, but was convinced that we would conceive naturally without intervention. Note: He prefers to start to see couples as early as they wish and he does "counseling" with them, it wasn't because he was concerned about my spotting. He started diagnostics but had not found any issues.
Here are my details!
CD5 - Sonohystogram (gyne just making sure my tubes were open).
CD 10 - 18 - lots of BDing! First month that I think we for sure timed it properly.
CD 17 - Ovulation day!
3DPO - The mother of all cold sores!!!!!!!!!!!
5DPO - Went out for lunch with co-workers and my fortune cookie said "A beautiful, smart and loving person will be coming into your life".
6DPO - Got snippy with my hubby! Quite unusual and I noted that I was feeling exceptionally irritable all day.
7DPO - Spotting started in the evening. Light brown and needed to use a party-liner. Figured this was my usual pre-AF spotting (5 days before expected period for me). Assumed that I am out for this cycle.
8DPO - Spotting is getting more intense. Light-dark brown. Needed to use a tampon at one point. Disappointed... blah.
9DPO - Spotting is lightening up? hm... Woke up STARVING - had to go get a snack (this never happens!). Bbs a bit tender (a usual PMS symptom for me, but always goes away the day before AF).
10DPO - Lots of creamy CM, no more spotting (usually by this time my spotting is very "stringy" or straight-up wet/liquidy). Hard time sleeping (again... rare occurrence for me). Tender bbs.
11DPO - Short bouts of cramping - feels like regular AF ones but only lasting a minute or so. Could have confused them with diarrhea cramps! Again, woke up STARVING! Hard to sleeping. Bbs still tender. Creamy CM.
12DPO - AF due today. She is ALWAYS there when I wake up in the morning. Woke up and NOTHING! Still cramping though, so convinced she is just a bit late. Bbs still tender (odd... they are usually back to normal by now). Lots of creamy CM - ended up running to the bathroom a few times thinking it was AF. Too chicken to test.
13DPO - No sign of AF! Same short cramps. Tender bbs. Too chicken to test.
14DPO - Two full days after AF due and she has still not arrived. Tested on dollar store test and BFP! Used CB Digital and "Pregnant 2-3 weeks"!!!!!
Baby dust to you all!!!!!