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This Doesn't Feel Real!

Hi all, As is the tradition of this site, I wanted to share my experience just in case it helps anyone else at all. I had a Mirena removed on 30th July (had it in for three years) and then spent the next few weeks 'enjoying' a variety of symptoms while everything worked its way out of my system! My boobs were so sore for weeks, had a random three day bleed two days after having the Mirena out, then nothing, then two days of spotting a couple of weeks later, then nothing.... and nothing... was wondering whether I was pregnant then but kinda knew I wasn't - in a weird sort of way. Anyway, AF finally came on 10th September and I felt SO MUCH BETTER!! In all honestly, I have been fully preparing myself for it taking at least three months to get any sign of a BFP as I've spent quite a bit of time on this site and know how lengthy and frustrating it can be. So I was viewing this cycle as a practice run. We worked out dates and did the deed on 20/9, 22/9, 24/9, 26/9 and then on the 29/9 and 30/9 but those two were just for fun as I figured the window would have passed at that point. We also flew to Germany on 28th Sept till 2nd Oct for some friends' wedding (including free bar - which was taken full advantage of given that I was viewing this month as a practice run!). We went away again on 8th - 10th 0ct and I had a few glasses of wine over the weekend too. I sound like an old soak! However, at all other times I cut back on alcohol and caffeine, and was exercising a lot (bike, gym, swimming, walking etc). Anyway - the symptoms I've had are as follows: DPO 1-5 Sore boobs, like OW! Not uncommon for me around AF time though and was still thinking I may be out of sync since the Mirena. Also generally aware of my uterus area. DPO 6-10 Started to feel like I was getting ill, boobs still mega sore and also was a total ratbag with zero patience for anything or anyone! However, put that down to feeling under the weather. Was singing in a small gig on the Friday night and all I wanted to do was go home to bed as I felt so grotty. The next day I came down with more of a cold. A lot of CM. DPO 10+ Cold progressed and my chest felt really tight - however, I didn't take any meds as something just told me not to. Was very tired and had an afternoon snooze one day (normally I can't sleep during the day) and went out like a light for a good couple of hours. Had some tummy troubles, if you catch my drift. And was still an absolute horror of a ratbag. Was seriously on the brink of caving my other half's head in for crunching poppadoms too loudly!! Still lots of CM DPO 13 All of a sudden my boobs felt very firm on that day - so much so that I got my other half to check them as well (a tough job, but someone had to do it!) and he said they felt extra firm. Could really feel my uterus as well and still can now. Still plenty of CM. DPO 15 was yesterday. My boyfriend is going out tonight so I wanted to take a test last night so we could be together if it was good news - which is was! Clear Blue Digital came up with the BFP - hurrah! Couldn't believe it - we sat there for a while totally stunned. Feeling VERY guilty about the boozing, but none shall pass my lips from this point onwards. Rang up and booked my docs appointment for next week and it felt so strange as it hasn't sunk in yet really. I'm 34 and my OH is 27. I have a 13 year old daughter so can't really compare symptoms from last time as it was a) so long ago and b) a 'surprise' so I wasn't looking out for things back then. I know things can change in a heartbeat and it's very early days but all being well, in 9 months time I'll get to meet my second kid :) Good luck to all of you, I look forward to reading your success stories in the not-too-distant future!

Had a Feeling This Month - BFP

Excited to post after four months trying and many more months stalking TWW. We have been using Pre-Seed since TTC. I have been charting and had been using OPKs, but circumstances didn't allow for OPKs this month. I had been ovulating rather late in my cycles (short luteal phase), so I started taking vitex a month and a half ago. Last cycle, I took it all the way through my luteal phase, but this cycle I stopped at ovulation. I also researched how to boost progesterone (and egg health, if that was the issue) and decided to increase my intake of vitamin C by eating lots of oranges. I've also been eating healthy, drinking fresh vegetable juice, and eating eggs on a regular basis. Some or a little bit of everything must have worked! Instead of CD19/22/17 ovulation like previous months, I ovulated on CD15 this cycle, and we finally got our BFP! Also, I was highly distracted this cycle. My grandmother had just passed away, and we celebrated her memorial the weekend before I ovulated. Because of our travel I didn't mess with OPKs, and I wasn't paying too much attention to timing our BD with respect to ovulation. Day-by-day Symptoms: 2 days before O: BD O day: BD 1-2dpo: nothing 3dpo: thirsty, got grossed out by a taking a sip of a margarita I usually love to drink 4dpo: thirsty 5dpo: felt a wicked sore throat coming on, with cold symptoms and a low grade fever (99F). This was when I started to think it might actually be happening (yay, the stereotypical cold! I think?) 6dpo: worse breakout than normal pms, fatigue, cold symptoms 7dpo: fatigue, cold symptoms, had this really weird sensation of my boobs tingling, radiating from my armpits to the rest of the boobs - definitely different! Further feeling like this is our month 8dpo: fatigue, cold symptoms, sore boobs, frequent urination 9dpo: same as 8dpo, but with small amount of pink cm, then a pinching feeling in my uterus around 9pm that evening. Kinda felt like a needle stick at the doctor's office 10dpo: based on the previous night's feeling, decided to take a pregnancy test with an internet cheapie, even though I know it's usually too early. Left the bathroom so I wouldn't be tempted to peek. Super surprised to see a faint positive!! Made up an excuse to run to the store for a pack of digital tests for sharing the news with my husband. Clear Blue Digital showed "Pregnant" even with my afternoon urine. 12dpo: positive HCG blood test (didn't get the results until much later though) 15dpo: took another test (FRER) for the heck of it - turned positive instantly! Other notable things: - The pinchy feeling at the top of my uterus continued off and on from 9-14dpo - I had spotting/scant menstrual flow from 14-18dpo which has now disappeared, apparently consistent with placental activity - Boobs have stayed tender, joined by bloating/constipation/gas Now at 5+ weeks with my dr. appt next week! Very excited! I really feel like my diet, especially getting vitamin C straight from the best source, helped a lot this month in addition to my many months of healthy eating. Charting (BBT and cm) really helped me feel in tune with my body. I also like to think that my Mimi heard my prayers and put in a good word for us. :) I'm hoping for a little girl to name in her honor. Good luck and hope this helps!

BFP!!! Spotting

Hey all this is my story thought it might help here goes ...

Last Nov. 2011 we started trying but stopped in March 2012 as we hadn’t fell pregnant and something just didn’t feel right. My dad was told he had cancer in Dec 2011 so I think my head wasn’t in the right place so we stopped…
In Sept this year we decided to start trying again things seem to be a lot less stressful and my dad had the all clear so we thought let’s just see how it goes ....... this was our first month of trying, this is baby no 4 but I had a really bad feeling that it wasn’t gonna happen as quick as the others (boy was I wrong)
Anyway I put that to the back of my mind and really relaxed, enjoyed trying we went on holiday for 5 days just me, hubby, had an amazing time :)

I ovulated around the 16 -20 Sept, not 100% when as my periods are 28-32 days BD -15, 19, 21, 26 Sept
1-6 DPO backache, light cramps, very tired, bloated, slight bleed after sex which really confused me loads
7-10 DPO - started spotting, was convinced period was on her way as I was due on any day!!!
11-12 DPO- spotting, very tired, loads of gas, massive break out of tiny little spots on face 100% sure she was coming
13 DPO - took test first thing in morning was NEG :(
14 DPO - weeing sooooo much still spotting , bit snappy too :/
15 DPO - back ache , bloated , tired , cramps (like she was coming today ) light pink watery stuff
16 DPO - cramps , constipation , tired all the time now
17 DPO - all the same as 16
18 DPO - couldn’t wait any more had breakfast went got test and it was BFP!!!! WOW we feel very lucky and blessed that it happened so quickly. My advice is relax and enjoy it as I think it really helps get away if u can too :)

All the best to u all.
Still in shock hope all goes well.

xx

BFP Using Softcups and Pre-Seed

I have been watching this site for a while now and can now put my symptoms on dpo 1-14 no symptoms just spotting from 11 dpo- 14 dpo I thought period was coming
dpo 14 bfp
I have just started to feel nausea
had been trying for no 3 for 5 months I used softcups for the first time this cycle with Pre-Seed and think it helped
I didn’t think I was pregnant because of the spotting so it can happen.

:) BFP 11 DPO Spotter

29 Years old, 29 day cycle. Went off bcps 3 months ago to TTC for our first. My first cycle was at 32 days, second cycle at 30 and third cycle at 29 days (took my body a while to return to a regular rhythm after BCPs)

I am a spotter- I usually spot up to a week before my period.

Symptoms:
-4- DTD
-3- cm in underwear
-2 - cm in underwear, libido high DTD
-1 - cm in underwear
O - cm in underwear/ libido high DTD
1dpo - no cm, dry
2dpo - no cm, dry libido gone
3dpo - in the Caribbean/ feeling sea sick just lying on the beach! Go out for a snorkel, feel like I'm going to throw up// this is REALLY weird for me, since I'm a marine biologist, and have NEVER been sea sick even on a small boat in stormy seas and this was calm Caribbean water at the beach! (suspicious)
4dpo - sea sickness continues when at beach and in car
5dpo - sea sickness continues when at beach and in car
6dpo - sea sickness continues when at beach and in car
7dpo - sea sickness subsides// feeling great. tiny bit of pink cm in underwear
8dpo - very light spotting
9dpo- very light spotting
10 dpo- light spotting - put in a tampon, sure that period was coming
11dpo- light spotting ...positive period was coming, feeling sad :( then funny feeling in boobs (a bit tingly), they felt a tiny bit larger and heavier (just a tiny bit) I thought- just test to see- tested, control line came up, then a minute later a second line appeared BFP! (pink dye test), was in shock! Ran to the pharmacy and got a clear blue digital - Pregnant 1 -2 weeks!
12dpo- spotting disappeared

I am so happy! I thought it would take my DH and I many months to conceive since I spot for up to a week before my period begins every month!

Praying this is a sticky baby!

Baby dust to you all!

Finally After 11 Months!!!

I got my BFP on roughly 15dpo after 11 months of trying... DF is 37 and I'm 23. We could not be happier. Things we did differently this month:
Prayer/meditation, Maca root powder (tastes gross but I felt awesome on this stuff, highly recommend, very healthy and balancing for female hormones. Get a gelatinized version, meaning it's cooked and the starches are removed so it has a 95% absorption rate compared to 45% with regular maca, vega makes the one that I used), took a break on temping, hated it.
Symptoms (not exactly sure on the dpo since I didn't temp, guessing based on cm)
From 3 dpo on and off until now I had very light pinkish brown spotting, I NEVER spot.. so I was already suspecting something was up.
I was extremely fatigued from 5 dpo on... I even napped in some afternoons, and I am not a napper at all, I usually can't sleep unless it's totally dark Slight nausea after food 7 dpo. Still spotting a little
9 dpo breasts feel tender, and swollen. BFN
12 dpo same symptoms BFN on dollar store brand
15 dpo took another dollar store brand, saw 1 line appear and just threw it out, thinking it was BFN. 20 mins later I went into the bathroom, happened to glance in the garbage and saw 2 clear lines... immediately went out and bought a first response 3-pack. BFP!!!!! Still spotting, it's extremely light and only seems to appear in the morning. A little worried. Baby dust to all who are trying!!

BFP with Spotting After 9 Months TTC First

This site and the many stories and experiences helped me to get through this period of TTC. It took nine months and I was about to give up when out of nowhere I was blessed with my first BFP yesterday. I cannot believe it. Here were my symptoms before and after the BFP. I'm only praying that this is a happy and healthy nine months from here on. All the best to all you mothers and mothers to be!

CD7 - BD

CD 9 - BD

CD 10 - Positive OPK but did not BD.

CD 11 - I felt ovulation pain and knew I was ovulating. BD.

1DPO - BD.

2 DPO - BD.

3 DPO - Sore breasts. But this was not out of the ordinary as I have sore breasts right after ovulation occurs.

4 - 11 DPO - Other than sore breasts, I did not feel any symptoms of either PMS or pregnancy. My breasts were very sore but not unusually sore.

12 DPO - spotting began with very very very slight AF cramps. I thought AF had arrived but noticed the cramping was next to nothing. My breasts were still sore, which I though was weird because the soreness usually eases shortly before my period arrives.

13 DPO - spotting stopped but I began to have more PMS like cramping- but a little less than what I usually feel at the beginning of my period. I thought AF would continue anytime.

14 DPO - Still no more spotting, no cum, and no period but I was still having very slight PMS cramping and sore breasts. I was sure my AF would arrive any minute. I told my sister about the weird spotting and she suggested I get a test. I bought an equate pregnancy test; and an almost immediate plus sign appeared! I couldn't believe it. I asked my husband if he was seeing what I was seeing. He couldn't believe his eyes either, he insisted I test again. I ran out of the house and got a clear blue digital test. The test showed "Pregnant." It is funny that the symptoms started to get more intense after I got the positive. My breasts became very sore, more than usual and I was having more intense cramping, but the cramping was not constant.

15 DPO - Intermittent cramps and unusually sore breasts. Still BFP!

All the best to all of you and be patient, relax, it will happen!

BFP For This Chronic Spotter! There IS hope!

Hi there!

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!!!!!

BFP With Bleeding, Not Just Spotting

Hi all- these posts have all been so encouraging for me these past few weeks. A bit of my story - have DS who is 16 months. Only found out about him at 20 weeks because I had 3 periods/ bleeds when pg. didn't really have any other symptoms either.
With this bfp, this is the story:
Mid July - bfp - next day started to bleed, bfn
Went for u/s - doc said he couldn't see anything except very ripe egg due for ovulation
DH and I bd for about 4 days in a row
2dpo - notice some light brown spotting - ovulation bleeding?
5dpo - more spotting, tender bbs, nausea, tired
6- 8dpo - heavy spotting/ bleeding - way to early for AF but surely not Implantation bleeding?- bright red, some clots- took early 10mil pt - bfn Other symptoms - tender bbs, tingly nipples, sore throat, cystitis, sore gums, tired, lost appetite
9dpo - lighter spotting again, all other symptoms same
10/11dpo - light spotting still but today BFP - faint line but def there.
Let's just hope this is a sticky bean!!
Wish everybody ttc and reading these posts all the best
Don't lose faith - god bless
Xxx

BFP With Spotting and 45 Day Cycle

My DH and I have been TTC#1 for 6 months. I have and average 45 day cycle with a crazy long luteal phase and a thyroid problem I just learned about. My obgyn was going to start me on thyroid meds if we did not conceive this cycle, but we did!

7/18 PM: +OPK, BD
7/19 AM: +OPK, BD
7/19 PM: -OPK (my OPK's are always very clearly +, this one was dark but I would not consider +)
7/20 AM: BD
7/21: slept till noon, I usually wake up every morning at 7:30 regardless
7/22: slept till 11:30
7/23: on and off spotting (maybe a few hours) on tp super light pink with CM, cramps start
7/24-7/27: cramping on and off BFN on the 25th
7/28: light pink spotting with CM in AM, figured AF was coming, but cramps stopped
7/29: nada
7/30: very clear!!!!!!! This is my first ever BFP (I am still crying and thanking God and praying it sticks)

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