A little background about me: I'm thirty years old and this is my second pregnancy.
We have a 22 mo. old girl. I didn't think it would happen this month because, well, it was our first month trying, and I was under a lot of stress.
However, it just goes to show, you never know.
The three main things I did
1. Used Preseed
2. BD'd a lot...5 times in 9 days
3. Lie down after sex with a pillow under my hips. Anywhere from 15-30mins.
I don't really know when I ovulated. I used opks but they never turned positive.
I started feeling weird almost immediately, very different from my first pregnancy where I didn't have symptoms till about 6-7 weeks. I'm about 5 weeks now and actually feel better than I did during my tww!
Again, since I don't know when I ovulated, I have to guess the O day, judging by the increase in cm. Here ya go:
1dop - Insane, pounding headache...literally couldn't function.
2dpo - Large breasts (normal from O to AF), creamy cm, gassy, sciatica shooting down my left side (could have been from all the painting i was doing around the house)
3dpo - Congested, headache, bloated, cm, twinges/popping in abdomen, vivid dreams
4dpo - Slightly nauseated, tired, a little bloated, vivid dreams
5dpo - bloated, slight pinching pains, slight cramping, slight nausea, loose bowels, vivid dreams
6dpo - BB's bigger, cramps, bloated, a canker sore on the inside of my lip ( I NEVER get these)
7dpo - Very sore bb's, really tired, bloated, short of breath. I was in church and couldn't sing the hymns because I couldn't catch my breath. That's when I really started thinking I might be pg. Took a test and bfn...but obviously too early.
8dpo - Large, sore bb's still, bloated, lower back pain, slight cm, still out of breath, Pain near my rt. ovary and in my groin area. Tested again way too early b/c I'm a poas addict and of course bfn.
9dpo - crazy back pain, cm (nothing too substantial), more pain around my right ovary, another bfn. I was convinced these symptoms weren't in my head and new the test had to be positive at some point!
10dpo - very tired still, bfn. was praying my period would come and just put me out of my misery.
11dpo - Lightest possible bfp with SMU!!! I woke my husband up because I wanted to prove that all of the symptoms I had been complaining about weren't actually in my head. Since I don't know when I ovulated, this very well could have been 12, 13 or even 14dpo...not sure. I took several more tests (Wandfo cheapies) throughout the day to check and though faint, they were all positive.
12dpo - took another test which was still faint and had a little bit of spotting that has since gone away. We left for vacation that morning and stopped at Walmart on the way so I could get another test. Took the Clearblue digital that afternoon and got a 'Pregnant' :)
I really think just having a lot of sex, pressed and lying down after are all you (most women) really need to do. I still drank some alcohol and drank coffee...One more thing that really may have helped.......I had the big O every time after DH finished:)
Yep, I said it. It can't hurt, right?
Good luck to everyone out there!