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Light BFP on 10 DPO - confirmed on FRER 11 DPO

Hi all,

I love this site and wanted to share my symptoms of baby #2!  First off, I had a blighted ovum (probable genetic error) miscarriage that started on July 19, 2011 - I was 6 weeks, baby hadn't developed past 4 weeks.  Natural bleeding/miscarriage - no D&C.

I noticed EWCM around 8/5/11.  I took an ovulation test and it was negative. The very next day, 8/6/11 the test was positive so my DH and I BD'd on 8/6/11 and 8/7/11.

1.  1 DPO - gassy!
2.  2 DPO - gassy again....
3.  3 DPO - headache and twinges in the abdomin
4.  4 DPO - slight headache still and more twinges and pulling in abdomen
5.  5 DPO - Twingles and pokes in abdomen - feels like it's jumping.
6.  6 DPO - very, very LIGHT spotting - I'm talking microscopic dots that blended into my undies.
7.  7 DPO - slightly nauseaus and I feel hot
8.  8 DPO - my belly feels tight.  Almost feel crampy.
9. 9 DPO - Cramping continues, kind of feels like menstral cramps.  Took test - BFN on internet cheapie (IC).
10.  10 DPO - Menstral cramp like pain continues.  Morning IC test = BFN. Took afternoon IC test - slight shadow line.  Fluke?  BFP?  I'm not sure.  I wait until the evening to take another IC test.  Still that same shadow line.
11.  11 DPO - cramping has subsided a bit.  I feel tired.  I wait until I get home for work  and do a test on a First Response Early Result (FRER), my favorite test = BFP!!!!!  My husband saw the line first because I couldn't look!
12.  12 DPO - BFP on FRER slightly darker line.  Fatigue and slight crampy feeling.
13.  13 DPO - Fatigue, gas, twinges in abdomen.  Didn't take a test.
14.  14 DPO - BFP on FRER - darker line!!!

I would say I'm definately pregnant now!!!  As you can see, I ovulated before another menstral cycle took place and I got pregnant from it.  So ladies that have miscarriages, it can happen again right away!  Praying for a sticky, healthy babe.

I didn't really have sore bbs, no stuffy nose, rarely any nauseu.  What I really noticed:  headaches, twinges in abdomen, spotting and cramping.  I NEVER spot or cramp BEFORE my period so I figured I was pregnant.

Babydust to all!

bfp after mc 2 w/1 cycle in between

I wondered if it was all in my head but guess it wasn't.  Here's the stuff I remember...
6dpo - 2 very very light streaks of light pink blood when I wiped in the morning.  Very weird for me, have always been regular with no spotting in between.  No more blood at all after that. Had mild cramps all that morning.
7dpo - feet and ankles began to swell...not sure if its pg related but last and only other time it happened was at beginning of this summer after conception of first pregnancy.
10dpo - noticed weird discharge in the morning...very thick and white...kind of looked like wet paper
11dpo - maybe even a couple days sooner, but boobs getting sore.
13dpo - noticed small bumps all the way around both my nipples.  Kind of like large goose bumps.
14dpo- started feeling cramps like af was coming.  Strange because af wasn't due for another 4 days (I ovulate a couple days earlier than the typical 14 day)
15dpo - couldn't take it anymore so I took a test.  Didn't think I peed on the absorbant part of stick because control line didn't even show up so I put it in the wrapper to throw away.  Bout an hour later wanted to show my friend that it was blank...pulled it out and there were 2 pink lines instead.  Took 2 more tests and they were both positive.  GL and sticky baby dust to all

bfp after a year of trying!

It has been a long road and this site has helped give me hope (or least something to do besides poas) every month!
Peaked cd 13 and 14 (28-30 day cycle)
1 dpo-6dpo no symptoms
7 dpo heavy spotting (enough to wear a tampon)  browm mostly
8 dpo spotting no cramps tested w/frer bfp but it was so faint I had to squint
9 dpo with fmu BFP on frer!  much more clear too!  I cannot believe I was able to get one so early.  With my first pregnancy I couldn't get a positive until I missed my period.
I have had cramping but it's a little different then af cramps.  It feels like stretching and tightening more than af cramps.  Boobs a little sore. Feel like I am hungry and craving more foods but maybe that's in my head. Spotting stopped 10 dpo.  Had blood test on 9 dpo and it was a 19 and tested 11 dpo and it jumped to 117.
Good luck to everyone!  I know it can be hard especially the 2ww but hang in there!

BFP at 13 DPO

1-2 DPO Nothing out of the ordinary.
3 to 7 DPO Nothing out of the ordinary except really sore BBs and fatigue... pretty thirsty all the time.
8 DPO brown discharge and some nausea. BBs got worse. Slightly crampy; really gassy.  Feels like PMS
9-10 DPO No more brown discharge.
11 DPO Woke up and readied my pee cup and then realized I was bleeding! Several drops of bright red blood.  My LP is typically 14 so this would be very early.  I tended anyways and got what I thought was a false positive as I read that blood can stain the test line. By afternoon, no more red blood; totally dried up.  But tested again and BFN.
12 DPO Light brown discharge.  Faint second line.  Thought it was an evap. Could only see under weird lighting.  I thought I was out....
13 DPO Creamy discharge with slight brown tinge.  Very obvious second line on Wondfo.  Confirmed with digi.

I started starting at 7 DPO.  Too early, I know! The only thing that felt different this cycle during 2ww was extremely painful breasts and I was thirsty all the time.  The bleeding was odd.  I am cautiously happy.. praying for a healthy sticky bean!

We BD'd every day for the week prior to ovulation.  Used ICs OPKS to back up the CBEFM as well as temping/charting.  This was the 3rd cycle of TTC.

Finally got my BFP 12 DPO!

This cycle in particular was off. I ovulated last month on the day I was supposed to have my period. I've taken Vitex, and starting using clearblue easy ovulation kit (the more expensive one to track your cycle). I read about and got some SoftCups as an additional option, since after 10 months of trying we were not pregnant yet. I saw good ratings on it, so figured I'd give it a shot. We tried them on the 2 peak days, and that same week I had my annual exam. Dr told me that if you aren't pregnant by the end of the year, then she would send me to a specialist. All the while I started to wonder if something was broke inside of me or my DH. Funny my DH said "I think we are both fine, it will happen soon enough". Sure enough he was right. A week had past with no signs of AF, and by DPO 12 I got a BFP. Here's my symptoms below:

1 DPO - feeling hormonally messed up...PMS like -
2-3 DPO- cramping on and off like AF was coming...but didn't
3-4 DPO - very cranky, forgetting stuff, felt like "satin" had taken up residence inside me. Oily skin
5-7 DPO - All of the above, Starting to get tired, boobs getting sensitive, spotting
8-9 DPO - Thinking there's no way I could be pregnant...cycle must be screwed up
9 DPO - Getting "pregnancy brain", boobs still hurt, lighter cramping. Increasing urination
10 DPO - appetite and tastes starting to change, having a hard time running without boobs hurting. Somehow my mind was telling me that I needed to start walking and something was off.
11 DPO - Still getting "pregnancy brain", taking my hormones out on co-workers for stupid reasons.
12 DPO - Feeling like something still isn't quite right. Took test when I got home..BFP!!! Still in shock. Plus insomnia
13 DPO - Little quesy this morning for a few minutes. Spotting has slowed down. Took another test...BFP! Still kinda in disbelief
14 DPO -  AF was due today. Went and got a digital test...same thing...BFP again. DH and I were in shock. Very happy, but still hasn't set in.

My BFP story

Thought I would share my BFP story with everyone.

I'm a little shocked to be honest. We planned to start trying in August but one night we just decided to throw out the condoms.

We'll I'm living proof that you can get pregnant from just one night!

Here are my symptoms:

1-2 DPO- Tingly- Making every sensation into a possible sign. " did i just feel a tingle in my toes? I MUST be pregant!!"

3- 5 DPO- Very mild nausea and very mild cramping.

5 DPO- Noticed milky white dicharge

6 DPO - Woke up exhausted, slept for an hour after breakfast. Crabby- Twinges on left and right sides which I tell myself is just gas.  On a 3 hour car ride I nearly pee my pants I have to go so bad and barely make it to a rest stop.

7 DPO-  White dicharge again. Mild cramping continues- Feels like my period is on its way.

8 DPO- Did some BD with husband and afterards had a gush of blood and thick CM.  I'm convinced I must be starting my period. My gums are swollen and sore. My nipples now hurt and I have little bumps around them. Stuffy nose today too.

9 DPO- No more signs of blood. Mild cramping continues. Heache and sore nipples.

10 DPO- Friends wrangles me into take a pregnancy test- I tell her she is crazy- it's way too early but she reminds me it't her birthday and it's all she wants. On my lunch break at work I go to CVS and grab a FRED 6 day and head to the bathroom.  There is the faintest of faint lines. OMG.

My friends says- by a digital test for tomorrow so you know for sure. Of course I can't wait for tomorrow so I get one and take it that night. "PREGNANT"

11 DPO- I work up this morning to some red blood. I am worried but I take another FRED and this time the line is much brighter. The bleeding stops (its not alot) and turns brown.

I'm hoping this is a sticky one- headed for blood test next week! :-D

BFP on 13 DPO!

1DPO-5DPO – Nothing, but I’m trying to distract myself and not obsess over every detail
6 DPO – Slight cramping on the left side
7 DPO – Cramps continue but not too bad, a big ol’ teenage-style zit showed up
8 DPO – Cramps gone, cranky
9 DPO – Lower back pain, still cranky and now over-emotional, low grade fever, constipated – want to test but I have a 30 day cycle and figure there is NO way
10 DPO – Runny nose, lower back pain, constipation, fever, and just about the crankiest mood in recent memory (and I’m usually an upbeat person!)
11 DPO – Better emotionally, back pain has eased, still have a runny nose, still constipated and now gassy, bloated, temp dropped today – I worry that it’s either the implantation dip or I’m not pregnant.
12 DPO – Temp is back up! Bloating increased – almost the “heaviness” some describe, moodiness comes and goes, POAS but the BFN was not a surprise
13 DPO – Still very bloated, back ache has returned, mood is MUCH improved, skin seems greasy, temp still up. POAS with Equate ER and saw the absolute faintest line possible (so faint that I really might be hallucinating).
Tested four hours later with FRER and BFP! DH and I celebrated by being intimate. Afterwards, discovered a small amount of pink blood. Worried that it was the beginning of my period and the test was somehow wrong. But I knew odds were it was implantation bleeding.
14 DPO – BFP again! No sign of AF – last night was definitely implantation bleeding. Made an  appointment with my doctor that afternoon for a blood test confirmation. Definitely pregnant! He said the lab shows I am less than 1 week along.

Still just in happy shock. Best of luck to all of you.

My 2ww symptoms - BFP at 14 dpo

CYCLE ONE TTC
1dpo – Tired. Boobs sore. Creamy CM.
2dpo – Nipples hard and sore. Shooting pain left lower side. Tiredness.
3dpo – Mild cramps.
4dpo –Thick, creamy CM. Nipples sore. Vivid dream.
5dpo – Mild nausea in morning. Twinges in uterus in evening. Couldn’t sleep. Legs feel like jelly and occasional shooting pain. Very vivid dreams. Creamy CM.
6 dpo – Woke up with stuffy nose (sinuses). Nausea. Acid reflux/gagging. Sore boobs (at times) under arms. Creamy CM, but quite dry.
7dpo – Nausea. Felt like hangover. Very tired. Headache and stuffy nose in evening.
8dpo Tues – Legs feel like jelly. Feel ill. Noticed veins on boobs and also quite sore – had to take bra off. Small amount of creamy CM, but feel quite dry. Very tired. Very irritable, moody, and emotional!
9dpo Wed – Boobs very sore. Gone off yoghurt – yuck. Weak and nauseous. Irritable.
10 dpo Thurs – Convinced I am pregnant, so bought 2 x Clearblue tests, but BFN!! Nausea. Very tired, very weak. Started sweating – get very hot when out shopping (not like me at all, am cold person). Veins very obvious in my boobs, bra feels tight and uncomfortable.
11 dpo Fri – Nausea in morning. Tiredness. Veins prominent in boobs and starting to feel sore on top and sides. No cramps, but some niggling on right side. Emotional.
12 dpo Sat – Slight nausea. Weeing more frequently - actually had to leave the cinema to wee (before, during, and after film – and pretty much every half hour/hour since). Getting cramps now and makes me think AF is on way. Diarrhea. Noticed new vein from armpit down side. COULDN’T SLEEP! Emotional.
13 dpo Sun – Sore tummy overnight, crampy like diarrhea. Started spotting small amount of brown CM at c. 11am – stopped by about 2pm, so think AF is on way. Tired and crampy in evening. Weeing every half an hour throughout day. No appetite all day. COULDN’T SLEEP AT ALL! Emotional.
14 dpo Mon – Woke up 4AM and couldn’t sleep. Cramps and back pain. Quite bad Diarrhea this morning. Small about of brown/light pink spotting. Weeing very regularly. Decided to try another test at 11am – very, very faint line detected... Start to get hopes up. AF still not arrived. Hold onto wee for 3 hours and test again at 5pm  - very CLEAR BFP!!
15dpo – Woke up 5am to go to toilet, felt very nauseous. Spotting again in morning – only very small amounts of brown CM, gone by 10am. Cramps are very mild, almost completely gone. Boobs are very heavy and tender. Slept
much better last night – am still tired, but feel better.

1st Month TTC

I loved reading the 2ww stories (over the last 2 weeks) - and tonight I just found out we're pregs! So I thought I'd share a few of my symptoms, even though I don't know the official dpos... as I didn't track them.

Here it goes...
My cycle is 35 days... I ovulated around cycle day 18-21.  During the week around this time, my hubby and I tried approx every other day. Around 2 dpo, I started spotting... It was even red at times, but mostly brown.  This continued for approximately 7 days, and was strongest at the start.  It was strong enough that I needed to wear panty liners.  I was worried by this because I couldn't find anyone else on here with this symptom. After that, my CM was almost non-existent, and I even thought I might have a yeast infection one day, because I was dry and itchy.  This feeling cleared up in a day or two.  In the past few days my CM has returned and is a creamy texture/colour.

Some of my other symptoms include...
Very vivid dreams. I never remember my dreams normally, but lately, every time I woke up, I would know exactly what I had dreamed. (I even dreamed I got my period one night... luckily, woke up and still didn't have it).

At around 9 dpo, I had very severe period cramps in my lower back... This is normally how I feel the day before I get my period. Around this same time, I had a crazy flip out on my hubby. (Over nothing big at all). I was crying and screaming.  The hormones were on a rampage I tell you.

Around 9-13 dpo, my bbs did seem bigger.  They didn't hurt at all, and weren't tender, but definitely were fuller than normal. And a few blue veins were more pronounced.

That's pretty much all I can remember, but I did have an inkling for most of the time that something was up.  Something just seemed different this month. Normally I spot for a week leading up to my period.  This didn't happen this time (I spotted a week earlier - perhaps ovulation bleeding? Not sure).

I tried a ton of dollar store HPTs before I finally started getting faint lines.  The first few were VERY faint, but nonetheless there.  Strangely, my afternoon tests were darker lines than my first morning urine (which are recommended on the box). Finally the hubby told me to buy a digital test from the drug store so the anticipation would be over, and there it was! Pregnant 2-3 weeks!

Good luck to all you ladies! Hopefully some of my symptoms are things you are feeling these days! :D

I wasn't going mad after all!

Hi. I was looking through forums and saw someone suggesting this site. I'm so glad I had a look, this is the best collection of symptoms and has really helped me stay sane during my TWW. I have been pregnant twice before but the 1st one 6 yrs ago I wasn't ready for and was going to have an abortion but actually had a m/c before. The 2nd one 4yrs ago was under bad circumstances and I had an abortion but felt so bad about it and ended up suffering from depression for about 2yrs afterwards, but it lingered even longer and I'm still working on gaining my confidence. I've felt the want for a baby since that first time 6yrs ago where something clicked in me. Anyway, I hope this helps others!

I'm not sure exactly when I ovulated so I've gone from the day I think I did. My usual ov/pre AF symptoms are sensitive nipples, cramps, feeling hot, backache, PMS.

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