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BFP after 2 yrs TTC!

I just got my BFP last night and I'm so excited. I've been stalking this site for almost 2 years and it's been a long road. I love this site, it has given me so much information on what to expect. Thank you TWW.com!

My cycle is 31-35 days, I normally ovulate on day 19.

We had a miscarriage three years ago and we've been trying for 2 years now. God finally blessed us with this bundle of joy. Right before my ovulation I took a week vacation, I was so relaxed and I think that is what helped me. Trying to get pregnant can be stressful, and frustrating especially when you think you have the all symptoms (every twinge is a symptom), and it turns out it's a BFN. Here were / are my symptoms for all you ladies out there TTC. Good Luck to you!

Day before O - BD
O Day - BD, Bright Red / Pink blood (only when I wiped)
1 dpo- Still spotting Brown, light cramping on my left side
2 dpo - BD, light cramping, no spotting
3 dpo - light cramping
4 dpo - nothing
5 dpo - light brown spotting, dull cramps, weird dream that I was pregnant
6 dpo - light vaginal cramping, no spotting
7 dpo - brown spotting when I wiped, looked like a piece of internal tissue on the TP (sorry TMI)
8 dpo - boobs a little tender, BFN on $ tree HPT
9 dpo - boobs hurting a bit more
10 dpo - backache, cramps like pre AF
11 dpo - bad gas pains, dull AF cramps, bad diarrhea, boobs tender
12 dpo - cramping getting stronger, yellowish brown CM on TP, went away after a few hours
13 dpo - cramps, backache, boobs hurt, AF due today - was a no show!
14 dpo - bright red spotting only when I wipe, cramps, boobs VERY tender
15-16 dpo - cramping, no spotting, no AF.
17 dpo - BFP!! in the evening on First Reponse HPT
18 dpo - confirmed by doctor! Due date is March 20, 2008

I hope this helps....Baby Dust to all!

BFP with PCOS (on Metformin)

Just want to share my TTC Journey. Hopefully it will bring some hope and encouragement for those women out there TTC who are frustrated and starting to feel like it will never happen for them.

After almost 5 years TTC and being mis-diagnosed or not really being diagnosed at all, I learned I had PCOS. I am a thin cyster w/no appearance of a typical PCOS patient and I am NOT insulin resistant. It took about 2 years of research on my part to finally convince a Specialist I had it and to put me on Metformin.

I was only put on Met after my attempts of Femara, Clomid, charting/temping, fertility injections and we almost did IVF but I just couldn't go through with it. Too many disapointments and I did not want a huge IVF failure on top of them all.

So, I started the Met in September of 2006 and slowly increased it to 2000mg by November 2006. Two weeks later on the 2000 dose I ovulated for the first time on my own since I've been a teen. Couldn't believe it! I did not get a BFP that time but sure enough about 4 weeks later I O'd again and this time....a nice, dark, fat BFP stared back at me after my TWW. I absolutely broke down into tears of amazement!

All this time and all it took was a diabetic drug called Metformin.....I'm still in awe.

I am 28 weeks today, pregnant with a baby girl and the happiest I've ever been.

My TWW symptoms were:

1 dpo - Ovary pain and very sore nips

2 dpo - Still had Ovary pain and sore nips

3 dpo- Nips less sore and a very nice temp spike

4 & 5 dpo- Nothing too much, temp still climbing

6 - 10 dpo - Actual glands under my armpits started to hurt and so did my whole breast. They ached so bad but not my nips and usually it's the other way around. Took an HPT on 9dpo and was negative.

11 dpo - Had the weirdest cramps in my uterus, sharp intense little stabbing cramps like I had never felt before but they only lasted 10 mins....about an hour after that came the lower back ache and it felt like AF was going to start. Also had implantation spotting later that day, very light pink on the tp.

12 - 14 dpo - BB's still hurt, felt HOT, was getting hot flashes and almost dizzy-like spells and still had slight back ache like AF was coming. Very gassy too!

15 dpo - No sign of AF so thought what the heck and sure enough BFP appeared on a First Response in seconds, nice and dark!

Thank you Lord for this miracle!

I'm pregnant! (My month in review)

I can't believe it!!!! After TTC for 6 months... I'M PREGNANT!!! I don't know exactly which day I ovulated... I just know what days I was 'supposed' to be fertile (according to ovulation calendars, etc.) So... here's EVERY symptom I had all month long!!

June 21st - AF started... very light, brown, thick (sorry TMI)
22nd - AF, still brownish and very light
23rd - AF full force. Very heavy.
24th - AF heavy.
25th - AF getting lighter (SEX)
26th - AF very light (SEX)
27th - AF very, very light.
28th - AF gone.
29th - SEX
30th - SEX

July 1st - SEX
2nd - NO SEX
3rd - SEX
4th - SEX
5th - NO SEX
6th - SEX -- I felt crampy, pretty sure I was about to ovulate or maybe I was ovulating? I never really know and I didn't take an Ov. Pred. test. Lots of watery CM.
7th - NO SEX -- still felt crampy... almost like my insides were gonna fall out, lots of watery CM.
8th - SEX -- crampy and my boobs were swollen & semi-sore, nipples were extremely sore, lots of watery CM.
9th - SEX -- cramps gone, lower back ache (but more like in my tailbone area, not the typical AF backache), bbs still sore (nips very tender), CM thickening up.
10th -- NO SEX -- very sore nips, lower back ache
11th -- NO SEX -- lots of excess saliva, sore nips, back ache, kind of nauseous.
12th -- NO SEX -- slightly crampy, excess saliva, kept feeling 'twinges' in my stomach, kind of like burning cramps (if that makes any sense) they were short and not extremely painful.
13th -- NO SEX -- very, very nauseated. BB's not sore at all. Almost threw up on my way to work. Bought tests b/c I was sure I was preg. BFN. Had a 'hard' feeling in my abdomen and lower back ached a lot.
14th -- NO SEX -- belchy, had one very sharp burning type of pain in my abdomen and then it went away. Felt a lot better than yesterday! BFN.
15th -- SEX -- no symptoms of ANYTHING. BB's felt swollen but not sore. Nips didn't hurt at all. No PMS... had tons of energy, felt really good all day. BFN. Yellowish CM.
16th -- NO SEX -- Lower back ache again, felt great though, good energy! BFN. Yellowish CM.
17th -- NO SEX -- Lower back ache, good energy level - again no symptoms of AF or anything and I'm usually really PMS'y by that point! Nada. Oh and BFN.
18th -- NO SEX. Didn't test. Too scared. I should have started 'brown' spotting this day. I had lots of creamy white cm. Again, no other PMS symptoms at all. I felt totally normal.
19th -- SEX. Didn't test. Too scared. I should have been on day 2 of brown spotting/light AF and NOTHING. Felt great - a little nauseated in the evening but once I ate I felt better.
20th -- WOKE UP AND TESTED BFP! The line was VERY light but it's there!!! So excited and praying for a healthy pregnancy!

Good luck to all... I was so down - seriously, I thought it was never gonna happen for us. I was all set to go to the fertility clinic. So don't give up and I hope this helps!!!!! : )

BFP with dull cramps

I found the early pregnancy symptoms very helpful while ttc, and wanted to share the story of my symptoms:

0-3 dpo: occasional twinges in ovary area, my typical ovulation pain 4-8 dpo: no symptoms at all. day 8dpo, BFN on internet cheapie
9dpo: feel a little tired (but it was the end of a long week, so maybe no relation to BFP). Faint positive on internet cheapie but I'm skeptical.
10-11 dpo: running around, very busy at work, feel pretty normal except for occasional dull cramps; I'm worried that my period is on the way
12-13 dpo: continued cramps. dark red spotting (only once) 12dpo and brown vaginal discharge--unusual. ?Implantation. Internet cheapie with slightly more convincing BFP, but I'm still skeptical. I actually feel really good-- high energy!
14 dpo: period due today-- no sign of it. Clearblue digital "Pregnant".
My BFP is here, so excited. Otherwise, feel completely well. No pregnancy symptoms at all. Praying it sticks. EDD 12/15/07!

In summary, I have felt pretty normal this cycle- no unusual symptoms.

BFP after miscarriage

I had a m/c last September. I really don't think I ovulated Sep-Jan. I really was depressed over my m/c and so was df. He never really talked about getting pregnant again, after my m/c, but I was determined to. After my af on Feb 10th, I began feeling very frustrated. I mean, I hadn't really been eyeing my cycles, but we weren't using protection. I was starting to feel that all hope was lost. However, I'm a VERY determined person and instead of getting down on myself, I decided to do something. I'm big on herbs and know a lot about them, so I began taking Blue Cohosh, which actually promotes ovulation and is known to get a woman's cycle back on track. I also began daily doses of Vit C which is also linked to the uterus. So, here's what happened and here are my symptoms :)

2dbo (feb.21st) - 10th dose of Blue Cohosh, three tablets of Vit C
Wet cm, feeling frisky :) I took ovulation test and it was +++

1dbo -Blue Cohosh and Vit C
Eggwhite cm, horrid pains in my right side ... almost as bad as af cramps. I was finally going to ovulate!!!
Forced my tired df to bd! lol :)

1dpo - Stopped Blue Cohosh (it can cause abortion!), continued Vit C
Still cramping. Also spotting! I figured it was from the MEGA ovulation I had just had or was about to have.

2ww count down begins ...

2-4dpo - cramping continues, feeling lethargic, sleepy and light headed on and off. No changes in cervix (still low and soft). Spotting stopped.

5dpo - bbs begin to tingle (I noticed this right away because it was a biggie in my previous pg). Cramps continued. Almost puked three times that morning. Felt very moody and had a weird metallic taste in my mouth. Cervix still soft and low, yellowish & stringy, but light cm. I kept asking df if he could smell the cologne I kept smelling (wasn't his) but he couldn't smell it! I also smelled popcorn a few times while I was driving.

6-9dpo - metallic taste getting worse, bbs still tingly, but not sore, started to pee constantly! Felt pukey on and off. I almost thru-up the moment I walked into work (I work at Dominos and love pizza!) I began having very vivid dreams and waking up early in the morning ... much earlier than normal. My nose was extremely stuffy (still is) and I had a slight fever. I also began to hold the power to smell myself. You know how we can't usually smell ourselves? I had this over-powering, lingering aroma of myself! - shampoo, lotion, etc. I broke down and took a test (First Response) - bfn. I was starting to think I was crazy and it was all in my head. However, my cervix had raised so high, I could no longer touch it. I knew something was up! Oh, cramping had stopped.
note: My cervix raised extremely high 8dpo ... I somehow feel this was linked to implantation.

10dpo (the BIG day!) - Okay, okay, I took another test, lol! My daughter and I obsessed over it for at least an hour ... trying to see a line. We came to no conclusion. I was still having all the same symptoms, though (metallic taste driving me crazy!). I went to pick up my son from his dad's and took him out to dinner. I was feeling VERY tired, but extremely hungry! And the whole dinner, I had to pee, pee, pee! Dropped off my son and went to Walmart for, yes, another test - EPT (figured I needed a change). After holding my pee for hours, I took the EPT and watched it like a hawk, lol. Soon enough I saw a faint vertical line! However, by then I had convinced myself I was crazy, so ...

11dpo - Felt VERY pregnant! I woke up feeling very sick to my stomach, stuffed up and had to pee like crazy. Lol, took two more tests - EPT & First Response. Both were very +++! Later that day I was constipated (the symptoms just keept on comin') and later that night I cramped like crazy ... sharp pains up and down my legs! While I was cramping, I felt dribble from my *woo-who* ... thought it was af, but it was just cm.

12dpo - Syptoms all getting worse! Bbs began to feel sore, nipples were tingly, pointy and red. Cramping on and off. Cervix still high, but now feels as if something slimy is covering it. A lot of creamy cm ... A LOT!!! Tired all the time and have to force myself to stay awake during class. Nausea comes and goes. The list goes on and on. Oh, and I still smell things that arent there, lol!

I really hope all of this helps and cuts down on 2ww suffering! Good luck to all! :)

BFP with Late Ovulation, Spotting

BFP at what I am pretty sure was 11dpo

Delayed O (irregular since IUD out)

Symptoms:

* Heartburn
* brown, light, almost kinda flaky implant. spotting
* increased cm

And here was my biggest clue: we bd'd the night before last and it hurt and it never hurts! I spotted pink afterwards, and my cervix was sore all the next day, I could FEEL it. I heard that is common when pg your cervix fills with blood and becomes sensitive. So I took another test and !!!!!!!!

Random: a few nights ago my 17-mo old dd pointed to me and said, "baby" which is weird because she calls me "mommy" of course...dh and I looked at eachother odd, but brushed it off.

BFP with IUI/Poor Sperm Morphology

My husband and I have been trying to get pregnant for 2 1/2 yrs now. Found out 1 yr ago that my husband has extremely poor sperm morphology. He underwent correction for a varicocele, but sperm never improved even 11 mos after surgery. RE recommended we go ahead with IUI procedures. First procedure failed and DH's sperm morphology was 0% at that time. RE recommended we go ahead and consider in vitro and skip any more IUIs. We told her that in vitro was not going to be an option for us ethically. We insisted on continuing with IUI. We had second IUI done and his sperm morphology had improved to 2%. Not much of an improvement but it was huge for us! RE likes it to be at least 4% for successful procedures.

Was surprised to notice the following symptoms post IUI:
DPIUI = 2 : felt sharp pains in lower abdomen that I didn't feel after the first IUI
DPIUI = 3-14: felt absolutely nothing. none of my normal post-ovulation breast soreness, no moodiness, no nothing. However, I did get a random cold on day 12 that I didn't think much of until a friend said that a cold can often be an early pg symptom.
DPIUI = 15: was just beginning to feel hopeful I might be pg when I noticed some ever-so-slight spotting of brownish mucous. I was sure I was getting my period. It never came. Slept very poorly this night and had constant "pulling" sensation or slight camping in my lower abdomen. Also was developing tender breasts.
DPIUI = 16: more ever-so-slight spotting. No period. My friend convinced me to take a pregnancy test. BFP right in the middle of the afternoon!!! Current symptoms include developing breast tenderness, feeling warmer than normal (I'm usually always cold!), more pulling/aching sensation in uterus. Otherwise, I'm on cloud 9!

Let me say that if I and my husband can get pg after 2 1/2 yrs of trying and a fairly significant male factor fertility problem, YOU CAN TOO! I'm so thrilled to share my story and hope it gives you all faith it can happen for you.

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