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BFP First Month

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!

BFP After 5 Days of Spotting

Happy to share my symptoms after finding solace in so many of yours!

We've been trying for #3 since my period returned on my DD#2's first birthday. My periods started out very regular for the first two months and then started jumping all over the place. 28 days to 37 days to 31 days and everything in between.

After 8 months of nonsense, and as a 38.5 year woman, I booked an appt with my OB/GYN to begin discussing my options and likelihood of conceiving again.

Then on Day 23 I began cramping and on Day 24 my period started. For all my craziness, it has never been earlier than 28 days.

It began light and brownish, turned slightly pinker the second day, then bright red the third and 4th day, then brown and sticky again the 5th day - never filling a tampon or needing a pad but very consistent.

My mind began racing with thoughts of implantation bleeding (which I had with #2), but this seemed more period-like.

I then ran across postings on anovulation and felt that seemed much more likely at my age.

For grins and giggles, I decided to test on a Clearblue Easy Digital on the day my period was due and almost hit the ground when it blinked "Pregnant!"

I then tested with a Dollar Tree test and nothing and quickly began psyching myself out with numerous postings about false positives on Clearblue Digital.

I waited until morning and tested with the second digital, another Dollar Tree, and two other leftover tests from other months (generic drug store brands - one with a blue plus and one with a pink line). All positive!

Honestly, if I hadn't been keeping fairly good track and if I wasn't confused by my early "period," it wouldn't have caught my radar. I really have no other symptoms yet other than extreme fatigue (though norm for this working mom of 2). Knowing I am pregnant, I'm noticing I am peeing more and my boobs might be a little bit tender, but really nothing that would really register as odd right now if I didn't know I was pregnant. Plus I continued spotting for another 3 days after my positive tests.

Now my "fertility options" consultation with my OB has turned into a pregnancy visit :-)

We feel very blessed and excited that our nearing 40 bodies decided to cooperate one last time for us.

Babydust to all TTC!

BFP After 1st IVF Cycle and Many Years of TTC

I thought I should share my story. I’ve been TTC for years! Cycles and cycles of negative pregnancy tests, broken hearts and many many tears! After years of trying, 2 Reproductive Endocrinologists, a laparoscopic surgery, many failed IUIs and 1 IVF cycle…..I can finally say that I’m pregnant!

Also for those of you that are dealing with blocked tubes, uterine septum, ovarian cysts and/or endometriosis…rest assured that it can happen for you!!! I had surgery in November 2011 to remove endo, drain ovarian cysts, unsuccessfully tried to unblock my left tube and repaired my uterine septum.

Let me just say that I was certain that I was not pregnant this cycle! I even posted an obnoxious post on Facebook saying how life isn’t fair. Well I was wrong! I just tested too early. I could have saved myself the agony of thinking that I wasn’t pregnant if I had just waited 2 more days!!!

So for those of you out there going through fertility treatments know that it can happen! Don’t give up hope!

Here are my symptoms (I’m taking Estrogen 2 tbs daily and 3 Progesterone suppositories daily)

1dpt- sharp stabbing pain in my uterus
2dpt-5dpt- ovaries very full and sore, sore bbs and nipples, light cramping
6dpt- ears clogged but no other cold/flu symptoms, bbs no longer sore, finally able to get in and out of the car like a normal person and not like a 90 year old woman, short sharp pains in my bladder/urethra
7dpt- ears still clogged, strong urge for chocolate and carbs, had a vivid pregnancy dream night before, short sharp pains in my bladder/urethra
8dpt- ears unclog, stronger AF like cramps, nipples are sore again, lower back pain
9dpt- slight positive Hpt (guessing it’s the trigger still in my system), feeling emotional
10dpt- completely negative Hpt, very emotional, irritable, sobbing, strong AF like cramps and brown spotting, convinced that I’m not PG, feeling hopeless
11dpt- emotional, cramping, no more spotting, convinced that I’m not PG, feeling depressed
12dpt- positive HpT, bright red spotting, feeling very munchy, craving for carbs, very thirsty, tired
13dpt- 4 positive HpT tests, brown spotting, strong uterine cramping, bbs are starting to feel tender on the sides, bbs feel more full, uterus feels like its stretching/contracting

Good luck to all!

I Knew It! I Knew It!

I wasn't ovulating on my own. Started first round of Clomid ever- 100mg.

O day - Extremely painful. 25mm follicle on u/s finally burst and BOY did I feel it.
1 DPO - Pain lingering from O. Crampy.
2 DPO- Pain still lingering from O. Feels like AF cramps. Extremely bloated. I looked 4 months pregnant.
3 DPO - Still bloated. Wondering if this is ever going to go away. Doc says it could take a week. Noticing I am getting tender breasts.. but who doesn't? I mean, these are fertility meds!! C'mon!!!!
4 - 8 DPO - Bloated and back starting to ache a bit. Feeling crampy but it seems like AF cramps. Dull pain in uterus. Figuring this is still all from what I call now "My Super O".
9 DPO - Crying at everything! Husband makes the mistake of telling me a story about a baby bird having to be put down by the humane society because of a damage wing and I lost it as if a person had died! MY NIPPLES HURT! I had to tell the husband - NO TOUCHY! Noticing my back is starting to ache. Still cramping. I cramped through my whole TWW.
10 DPO - Same as 9 DPO but starting to notice I am constipated. Why can't I POOP!??!
11 DPO - Same as 10 DPO, but now the AF cramps are coming... and I am spotting brown every time I wipe.
12 DPO - Had neg HPT on 10 DPO... I am thinking Clomid is just messing with me. Thinking this is a terrible sick joke and that AF is right at my front door. Still spotting very lightly when I wipe. On and off. CRAMPPPPPPY! I call in my second round of Clomid and cried all day. I am too crampy... AF has to be coming.
13 DPO - Why is my temp still up? Back ache, boobs hurt, moderate cramping, spotting, emotional, MY GUMS ARE BLEEDING?!?! What the?!? My gums NEVER bleed. More cramping. I decide to test. Internet cheapie.. faint postive.. Called in the big boys with the First Response Early Response and BAM - BIG FAT POSITIVE!!!!
14 DPO - Crampy... Spotting still but First Response Early Response is even darker and I get blood test confirming!

I am now on Progesterone as my levels were a bit low, but all is well and all looks normal!!!

I ...still... can't.. believe I am posting this... I WAS JUST READING THESE!!! xoxoxox

Good luck ladies!

BFP After 10 Months of Trying!

I was shocked this morning when I saw the two lines. I had always wondered what it would feel like...

I have irregular cycles that can last from 20 - 42 days.

I saw a specialist this month and was ready to start Clomid next month.

Fertility Friend pinpointed my ovulation date as day 19. We BD'd on day 16, 17, 18, and 20.

I did not get the usual PMS cramps that usually start right after I ovulate. I did start getting achy breasts (which never happens). I was thinking I was getting nauseous - but who knows.

I experienced some list spotting of dried brown blood. It was only there when I wiped. That happened on DPO21, 22, and 23. I tested earlier, but got negatives.

After thinking I was out this month, I had some cocktails this past weekend.

Then, I realized that the spotting had stopped - what is going on?

Took a dollar store test this morning - two lines!!! Went to the drug store and got a Clear Blue Digital and got "Pregnant 2-3 weeks"!

I thought that I was out of luck when the spotting started - so late too! Apparently not!

Very excited. I wish the best for everyone. I know how hard it is.

BFP with 7 Days of Spotting and Cabergoline

We conceived after 1 year and 9 months of trying... Once I began paying attention, I noticed that I would spot about 4-5 days priort to my period. I told my gyno and he said it was fine. After no luck for a year, we began seeing a specialist last fall and found out that I have a 2mm prolactinoma (a small benign tumor on my pituitary glad that causes me to overproduce prolactin). My level of prolactin was about 45, which is on the low side of being high... if you have enough, it can cause you to not have periods or even lactate. I had neither of these symptoms. I got +OPK tests every month around day 16/17. In January, I began taking 25mg of cabergoline 2x a week. The first month I didn't notice any difference, but the second month my cycle shifted and I was getting positive OPKs on day 11/12. My spotting also got a lot longer and I began to spot for 7-10 days before my period. During this time, we did 2 rounds of Clomid and 1 IUI with no success. Finally, I was tired of being poked and prodded, so we decided to make a plan for the fall, which was to do IVF with ICSI in Sept. We wanted to enjoy the summer. Well... the very first month of relaxing and enjoying each other's company, we got a BFP!

Day 13 - +OPK (I didn't test on 11 or 12 since we were relaxing)
Days 3-10 - Spotting... I call it spotting because it only shows up when I go to the bathroom, most of the time on the TP, but sometimes in the toilet and can be anywhere from pink, to brown, to dark red, to bright red.
Day 11 - Nothing...
Day 12 - Nothing... so I decided to take a test and there was a very faint line (FRER)... I couldn't believe it... so we went out and bought a different brand and took another one the next morning
Day 13 - BFP with ClearBlue Easy Digital
Day 14- BFP with FRER and an LH Wondfo strip... both came up right away and reallllly dark.
Day 15 - + HCG Beta around 263
Day 17 - +HCGBeta around 719

So, it can happen if you have spotting before your flow starts!

BFP After 2 Years!

Started TTC 2 years ago. Since January I have been taking Duphaston to lengthen the luteal phase and for the last 4 months taking 100mg Clomid.

Last month we tried IUI for the first time, but were not successful. This month I took Clomid and was all set for another IUI, but I used OPK at the wrong time of day (too early), missed the surge which came a few days earlier than expected and therefore did not go in for IUI. Thought that I had missed my chance this month and was very disappointed and therefore did not take Duphaston to lengthen the luteal phase either. I kept waiting for AF to arrive, but apart from a bit of spotting when I thought AF was due, nothing. DH and I BD two days before when I think I must have ovulated - this is the only occasion it could have happened on as we were abstaining for a few days before the IUI.

I had one pregnancy test left from last month and I decided to try it this morning as I thought it was odd that AF hadn't come. I figured my hormones were probably all over the shop because of all the drugs and I had started to do a new diet and that maybe this was delaying AF. I didn't really expect anything to be positive - in fact I have an appointment with the fertility doctor this afternoon so that I can get medication for the next cycle! A faint line appeared fairly quickly and eventually darkened. Over the moon! Shed a few tears as it is so unexpected and longed for, particularly as it happened without IUI and without Duphaston. DH won't believe it!

Symptoms: I actually felt as though I had less symptoms this month than I had in all the months trying before! I was so convinced I was out for this month that I didn't keep a close track, but a few things I noticed:
About 6 or 7 days after I must have ovulated I had one sudden sharp pain in the uterus area, took my breath away, but bearable.
About 10 dpo - small amount of brown cm - thought this was AF, as she usually arrives 10dpo.
11/12 dpo - some more light spotting, again, thought start of AF.
13/ 14 dpo - no more spotting - this is when I started to think it was odd. Other things I have noticed - slightly more sensitive breasts on the side on a couple of occasions.

I will hopefully get this confirmed at the hospital this afternoon before I tell DH. So happy but still a bit scared, as it seems too good to be true!

Wishing you all luck. Don't give up - I had almost lost hope of ever seeing two lines on a pregnancy test.



I can't believe it - last night after 8 months I found out I am expecting baby #2. During that time I had no period at all for 3 months after regular period before that, so really chuffed! I really thought my little girl might be an only child (yes, I know a bit dramatic).
But this month we did things differently, so I thought I'd share....
What we did differently --
Read that once you get pos opk if you ovulate quickly after lh surge dtd will be too late! So we dtd every day from about cd13 onwards, I was hoping to ovulate cd16. Got pos ov stick on cd17, after cd18, we hoped we'd done it! Each time we dtd was usually when we were going to bed, so I didn't get up to use the loo after like I usually would and made myself stay in bed for the night! Put on pajamas so I didn't feel damp! (sorry tmi).
We both took conception vitamins this cycle, but it had only been about 3wks since we started.

My two week wait.... yay!
1-8dpo - nothing except I had sore boobs for 5 days after ov, when it would usually be 2.
9 dpo - Sharp pain low down on left side for about 4 mins in the evening. Made me stop cooking and think 'I bet that causes some bleeding'.
10dpo - Couple of dots of dark red blood with brown cm first thing when wiping. Bad night sleep, had sharp headache and woke up with stuffed up nose and really aching. Heartburn in evening.
11dpo - No more spotting. Pinching type cramps. Sharper than usual. Felt very full after half a pizza when I can usually eat it all on a Saturday. Awful indigestion that night. Slight nausea in day, like when I'm ovulating.
12dpo - More brown cm mixed with red. Decide I'm out, and af is about to show. Had a lager with lunch. Felt really full again after a smallish lunch and didn't eat for rest of day. Got two spots next to my mouth which seems odd. BFN on internet cheapie in morning. Still a bit of pink spotting that stops by evening. Got a strange stitch feeling high up under ribs all day.
13dpo - Feel really bloated still and don't really bother eating much all day. Got stitch still. Tried internet cheapy again in evening and get a faint faint faint line. Hubby sees it too, thank goodness as thought I was mad! Go out for a Clearblue and get a cross straight away!!
14dpo - Another bfp first thing! Means I'm 4 weeks 3 days by my cycles. So excited. Hubby really nervous! Don't feel tired and no sore boobs now, but still got uncomfortable twinges now and again.


BFP After 5th IUI

I posted here in March 2012 with a BFP that sadly ended in an early miscarriage at 5 weeks. I learned from that experience that eggies that implant late (11 or 12 dpo or later) usually end up miscarrying. (I implanted at 12 dpo)

DH and I have been undergoing fertility treatment since May 2007. We have 2 beautiful children that were both conceived via unmedicated IUI's. (Ages 3 and 2) Both kids were conceived on our first IUI each time (lucky us!) This time around was much harder. I hit the big 3-0 this year and my fertility took a nose dive! First IUI this time around resulted in a chemical pregnancy, 2nd IUI resulted in a miscarriage at 5 weeks, 3rd and 4th IUI's were BFN, and just as I had resigned myself to never having another child, I got a BFP at 12 dpo from my 5th IUI. Here are my symptoms: (just an FYI, I took Femara 2.5 mg for my 4th and 5th IUI's and had 2 eggs for my 5th IUI)

1-2 dpo: tons of EWCM (still!) and still having O pains
3-5 dpo: still tons of EWCM, lots of vivid dreams
6 dpo: EWCM finally lets up. Cramping in right ovary (I ovulated on the right side this time) had an ultrasound at my fertility clinic, found a corpus luteum cyst but doc says not to worry, will go away on it's own. Also felt implantation cramping later in the evening on 6 dpo
7 dpo: sooo tired, bb's tingly and sensitive, starting to get forgetful and clumsy, headache
8 dpo: headache, bb's still tingly, swiped Costco card at Costco thinking it was debit card and couldn't figure out why transaction wouldn't go thru, duh!
9 dpo: faint pink streak when wiping after going to the bathroom, still tired, really moody, tingly bb's
10 dpo: another pink streak when wiping after going to the bathroom, tired, moody/emotional, tingly bb's, no spotting after sex (odd because I usually spot this close to my period arriving)
11 dpo: super forgetful today, clumsy, emotional, had dream I was pregnant (got pos result on hpt in dream)
12 dpo: COMPELLED to do HPT. Told self was not going to do HPT until at least
13 dpo but it was like some supernatural force was ripping open that hpt package and making me pee on that stick! Very faint BFP!!! Had bloodwork run at fertility clinic, HCG at 23! Pregnant!

I always check my cervical position when I get to around 10 dpo as my cervix always goes high and firm when I'm pregnant. This time it was high, but not as firm and a little open, which made me think I wasn't pregnant. In retrospect, pushing out 2 kids 12 months apart who each weighed 8 and 9 lbs respectively has more than likely stretched my cervix to the point of no return. Oh well :)


CD14: EWCM, BD with DH

CD15: Bad cramps all day with one spot of light pink blood at the end of the day. This had never happened to me before, but I have had tenderness on one side or the other when ovulating. No tenderness this time, just really bad cramps that lasted the whole day!

1 DPO: Broke out, my skin was dry, had a slight headache, felt a twinge of nausea, and was irritable and moody

2 DPO: Still really irritated and bloated. DH commented on how moody I was. Felt really tired but couldn't sleep!

3 DPO: Bloated, tired, moody, slightly nauseous, nipples started to itch, had some mild cramps.

4 DPO: Still tired! Back hurt, irritated with DH - poor guy couldn't do anything right, cried for no reason, constipated.

5 DPO: More of the same but also getting hot flashes. BBT is way up.

6 DPO: Temp still high. Feel tired all day, and suddenly get really bad cramping on the right side of my uterus. Felt dizzy and weak and sick to my stomach. Lasted for a couple of hours. Implantation? Went away in the early evening, and then just tired.

7 DPO: Feeling exhausted. Temp dip. Really creepy dreams about watching my aunt give birth to some kind of weird, mythical creature. Also dreamed I had a baby but couldn't get to it to take care of it. More pain on the right in the afternoon, similar to the day before but it only lasted about 20 minutes and then nothing. Starting to feel hopeful! Went to a hypnotherapist to help me invite my baby into my body and our lives. (Call me crazy, but I've had 7 miscarriages, and I'll try anything at this point! LOVED the experience, btw!!)

8 DPO: Woke up in early AM to more of the same type of pain on the right. Only lasted for a couple of minutes and then it spread in a straight line across my lower abdomen and went away. Temp back up. Nipples are tender and sensitive, bloated, tired, HUNGRY. BFN on IC.

9 DPO: Boobs started to hurt as well as nipples. Still tired, but feeling an increase in energy. Another BFN on IC that says I should get a positive at 10miu. Starting to think I'm out for this month. Even have some wine at dinner with friends!

10 DPO: Big temp dip, and now I'm convinced I'm out. Boobs still hurt, really fatigued, but friends are in town so I'm all over the city doing tourist stuff, and think maybe that's why I'm so tired. Super hungry but think it's PMS. Don't bother to test.

11 DPO: Temp back up a little. Hmm... still don't test because it's not up much, all symptoms still there and SO TIRED I can hardly move by the afternoon. Feel like crying for no reason. Still think it's just going to be a bad period this month. Big fight with DH that makes no sense at all. I'm know I sound insane, but I can't help it. (You obviously don't support me because your voice doesn't sound like it!!)

12 DPO: Temp up even more. All symptoms still there, vivid dreams, BFN with FRER. Starving.

13 DPO: More of the same! Another BFN with FRER, one at 4:30am and another in the afternoon. Feel like I'm losing my mind. Another fight with DH. (He's beside himself at this point, and even comes home early from work to find out what the real problem is. Can't find one.) Should be starting my period either today or tomorrow. Mild cramps on and off all day. Craving chocolate cake and fried chicken. Normally don't like either.

14 DPO: Still no AF!! Convinced I must be preggo but can't understand why I keep getting negative tests. Feel less tired today (CRAZY dreams last night, and slept like a rock), boobs and nips feel slightly less sore, but my vagaga feels TIGHT when checking my CP. (Woo hoo, we're gonna take advantage of that tonight!) CP is hard and high, with lots of creamy CM. So weird. Swear I'm not going to test today but do anyway in the afternoon and SUPER LIGHT BFP!!! I knew it!! Checked it in every light I could think of and it's definitely there! So happy AND I'm not insane after all! ;)