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I got my BFP!!!
The big indicator for me was the complete lack of PMS symptoms. Normally my BBs ache from about 2dpo, this month nothing until after my BFP.
Also I didn’t get any of the sweet cravings I normally have and DH said I was a much nicer person druing the 2WW. (I usually have at least one screaming banshee attack! )
Before the time AF was supposed to arrive I had a couple dizzy/ light-headed spells when I stood up after sitting or lying down.
I broke out in huge spots around my chin and hairline.
Another weird symptom (which I also experienced when I was first pg with DD) was incredible horniness !I couldn’t leave DH alone! (not like he was complaining).
This baby was conceived on Christmas Day and I got my first +ive HPT at 12dpo. I’m now six and a half weeks pg and very nervous as our last pg ended in m/c two months ago (as did our first in October 2000)
Since then, I’ve had a host of symptoms which vary in frequency and intensity. They include:

- Sore bbs, sometimes around sides, other times around nipples
- Mild headaches
- Mild nausea (not sick so far)
- Thirstiness
- Smell sensitivity especially tobacco and perfume
- Gassiness
- Coldsore and aching teeth
- Weepiness (watching the Little Mermaid with dd got me blubbling even if I’ve seen it 10,000 times!)
- Peeing more
- Tired, especially in the afternoons (fell asleep in the toilet at work!)
- Breathlessness even on climbing a short flight of stairs
- Aversion to tea, coffee, chocolate and fatty foods
- Itchy skin at night time- allergic feeling
- Yellow cm

This pregnancy I have felt, in my 2ww:

slight stuffy nose
breathlessness (our house is a condo with three levels, I'm used to going up and down stairs all day long, now I can't get up one without having to pant)
more frequent urination, but not noticeably. I don't think I go a lot during the day, maybe a little more. But starting about 7dpo I couldn't make it through the night without getting up. I never had this with ANY other pregnancies!
Cramping, but in a different spot than AF cramps. I feel AF cramps (this is a little TMI, sorry) in the middle of my abdomen and in my lower back. Very similar (again, sorry for the TMI!) to diarrhea cramping. But these cramps were in the front and down quite low, RIGHT behind my pubic bone. I remember having back cramps and expecting AF in my 2ww with DD, so these are different.
Blood sugar swings - I'm on diet and meds for hypoglycemia and insulin issues, and I RARELY have problems these days. At 5dpo I was waiting for a friend to come over and had a sudden hypo attack so bad I couldn't walk. My diet had been normal. That hasn't happened in years! Since then I have had episodes of shaking and dizziness like low sugar.

I also am experiencing fairly heavy fatigue, nausea in the late afternoons and evenings, and nipple tenderness (they feel more "hot" than anything else) BUT those symptoms are all normal, NON-pregnant, Clomid related symptoms for me.

I really, really, truly did not think I was going to get PG this cycle. I did NOT 'feel' pregnant. This is my 5th pregnancy and every time before, I have just KNOWN, from the moment we DTD. Not this time. I actually was not even convinced I ovulated (there was some confusion, not a clear image of my 2 corpus luteums on the ultrasound) and my 7dpo progesterone came back only 9.5. That's only 9.5 - on Clomid, releasing 2 eggs, AND on 100mg supplements/day. Pretty dang low. So I was holding out no hope at all and we were all prepped to take a break, maybe forever. We had reached a point where we were coming to terms with it never happening again and DD being an only child until we can adopt. So at 13dpo I just stopped taking my progesterone (because it's so icky ) and... my temps stayed up and AF never showed. By Friday I finally had my BFP! Could have knocked me over in shock I tell you! Of course I get to be back on the progesterone now, yuck!

1dpo-6dpo - not a darn thing
7dpo - cramped so bad off an on for 24 hours thought for sure AF was on her way. This must have been implantation cramping I'm guessing.
8dpo-now 12dpo - still no symptoms, haven't had a single cramp since 7dpo and my bbs are just barely and I mean barely sore but I have been pushing on them like crazy so that might be why.
I have also been pretty tired and a little more hungry. Oh, and my pee has been pretty yellow, that's about it. I thought for sure it didn't work for us this month since it was our first month trying but alas, we are preggo now.

1-8 DPO: nothing

8-12 DPO: falling sound asleep very early in the evening after coming home from work.

12 DPO: very light spotting (brownish) - only a few drops all day. (Thought it was AF starting a couple of days early.) A little breast tenderness, but not as bad as previous months when I was getting my period and having PMS.

13 DPO: even lighter spotting - sort of tapering off by the end of the day. I was starting to suspect; usually when my period starts it is very heavy and red. BBS very slightly tender, but still didn't really think I was PG. Lower back sore.

14 DPO (the day AF was due): no spotting or bleeding at all. My biggest clue was that AF was due and I just didn't feel like I was getting it at all. At 2:30 I woke up and decided to test with my last generic Safeway test. Got an incredibly faint positive (so faint I almost could not see it). Couldn't believe it! Tested later that afternoon with First Response and got a stronger positive.

15 DPO: slight nausea, but didn't throw up. Very tired. Also very hungry, but since that only started after I tested positive, I can't tell if it is just my imagination or not.

6dpo - Scratchy, twingy implantation feeling on left side
7dpo - Same kinda thing on left side, more pully feeling though.
9dpo - Very faint ghost line on Aimstick
10dpo- Same thing.. that evening bb's were sore as all get out, burning, itching, started noticing smells more. It just *hit* me. I didn't have to look for it. Also had my first unreasonable emotional fit. Nothing dramatic, but just real mellow-sad thing.
11dpo- +hpt with EPT but negative or ghost line on Aimstick. Don't use Aimstick, not worth it!! Going to use FRE tomorrow morning for a darker line. (:

Temps stayed up, per usual, but I got what I think was triphasic at 5 or 6 dpo, the s/w didn't say so tho.

1dpo-6dpo: gas and constipation

6dpo-7dop: I had a weird pain on left side lower abdomen that started the night of 6dp and continued on and off on 7dpo. Looking back it must have been implantation!

8dpo-now(16dpo): Tired, hungry, and peeing more. A little queasy, but not bad. Hope it stays that way!

The reason I KNEW I was pregnant was because of the following:

VERY high temps - my temps usually stay high for about 13 days and then start to fall a couple days before AF
Hot flashes & feeling flushed
Cramping in abdomen - NOT pre-af cramping, almost like pinching
Irritable - my friend at lunch kept asking me if I was PMS'ing - I kept yelling at slow drivers and just plain bitchy (excuse the french)
EXTREMELY tired - want to go to bed at 8:00pm
Restless sleeping & waking up earlier than normal
Vivid dreams
Sensitive bb's & nips
CLEAR skin rather than broken out (I have awful hormones and awful skin - my skin is "glowing" right now and not a pimple in sight)

1dpo-9dpo: nothing unusual, same post-o symptoms I always have. I was sure I wasn't pregnant.

10dpo: light spotting in the morning. I normally spotted from 11dpo-15dpo when af would arrive, so I thought spot just came a day early. But, this was the last I saw of spotting, so maybe it was implantation spotting?

12dpo-14dpo: Suddenly lost my taste for coffee. I normally LIVE for my morning coffee and was so worried about how I'd ever give it up once I got pregnant. Nature took care of that one for me, I guess!

12dpo- Soooooo tired. I could barely make it through dinner and was in bed by 8:30. Thought I had just been working too hard, but this continued on 13 and 14dpo. Went to dinner with my sister and ordered a glass of wine, but couldn't drink it.

14dpo- Couldn't find ANYTHING that looked good for breakfast, all I ate was a plain bagel, and again no coffee. Tested that afternoon as I was getting suspicious and the line came up immediately!

1 dpo to now--creamy cm (it never turned sticky or watery when I expected af)

2 dpo--mild heartburn when I laid down at night

3 dpo--extreme thirst in the middle of the night

4 dpo--big glob of creamy cm; very gassy

5 dpo--gassy

6 dpo--very slight cramping on the left, almost like O pain; I felt like passing out after shoveling; gassy

7 dpo--very slight cramping, I almost couldn't feel it

8 dpo--gas that just wouldn't come out

9 dpo--stomach felt full of gas; felt sharp twinges and pain in my abdomen when I twisted too suddenly

10 dpo--mild af cramps

11 dpo--af cramps; very slight nipple tenderness; felt very lazy; metallic taste after eating animal crackers

12 dpo--mild af cramps; nipples hurts

Symptoms with stage 3 endo:
My symptoms were that my breasts & nipples were tender, tingly, and burning off and on thru out the day, almost every single day since I 0'd. About 4-5 DPO I woke up smelling mexican food and craving it at 1:30 in the morning, I was tired a lot, and 9DPO, I was dizzy once or twice. I also had a metalic taste in my mouth on 9DPO just before I went to bed. I've also been hungrier than normal. But mainly, it was the breasts that felt so different. If I didn't get a I was going to wonder what was going on with me because I didn't remember my cycles ever causing this much breast tenderness!

Oh, and I have had lots of pain. Not sure if it is from Endo or typical for pregnancies, but I've had both Left and Right Ovary pain pretty much every day and have also had some mild AF type cramps.

I had no noticeable symptoms in the 2WW. In fact, I was so sure that I was getting AF that I binged on a huge piece of carrot cake and a bag of after-Easter-sale Dove chocolate eggs, and had fished my old therapist's number out so I could make an appointment - I was so depressed.

The only things that made me think anything was different were that my bbs never got sore like they usually get before AF, and my temperature was not falling like it always does a few days before AF. So on 12 dpo, I tested, and it was +.

Looking back, there were a few subtle symptoms that I now attribute to being pg, and those were: Some major dizziness after doing a certain yoga pose on 10 dpo. And I had light cramping and lower back pain, but that is no different from a normal cycle for me - the cramping usually starts a few days before AF and it felt exactly like that - no different. Also, I was very gassy (TMI!) but I attributed that to a big pot of 13-bean soup that I had been eating. The soup is long gone, but the gas unfortunately is not!

The only other symptoms I have right now are bigger, sore bbs, sometimes more hungry than usual, and sometimes a little more tired. I am only just barely pg though, so we'll see.

1-12 dpo: nothing except cried for 2 days b/c thought the cycle failed.

13 dpo: very burpy, mild af cramps.

14 dpo: very burpy, mild af cramps, red blood (thought AF arrived)but then got call hour later that my beta was positive.

15dpo-17dpo: still gassy, mild twinging in ovaries, bbs feel heavy when I take my bra off....that's it!

This may give hope to those who don't "feel" pregnant. Here were my symptoms:

7 DPO: nothing
8 DPO: nothing
9 DPO: nothing
10 DPO - 13 DPO: very, very tired (but didn't think I was PG
14 DPO: light spotting started, which I thought was AF, and stopped before the middle of the day. Got a BFP!


Hi! I'm 41 years old and decided to TTC#1 via AI. This was my 2nd cycle trying and I just got my BFP today! Here are my early pregnancy symptoms:
I used Guaifenesen from the day after AF until O. I also used Preseed.
1-3DPO: Nothing except my sugars went high (I'm a Diabetic)
4DPO: A brief, shooting, pulling pain across my lower abdomen which caused me to double over. Sugars still out of control.
5DPO: Tired, skin breakout, cramping. At 9PM: Copious amount of creamy CM (very, very unusual). The CM prompted me to check my CP. It was low and softer than I've ever felt it.
6DPO-13DPO: BBS sore, tired, cramps.
7DPO: Fluorescent yellow urine
8DPO-13DPO: Right sided "O" pain
9DPO: Bloating, headache, hypoglycemic episode, a lot of creamy CM again, bleeding gums at night.
10DPO: Hypoglycemic episode, nasal congestion, slight sore throat, food tasting too salty, faint line on Internet cheapie (I discounted it because of BFN on other tests), CM turned "chunky" creamy (sorry, don't know any other way of describing it).
11DPO:little nasal congestion left. heartburn is horrible! nothing is helping. pinching between navel and pubic bone X3 @ 6:40PM. 3 more at 7:30PM and the a couple seconds of constant. ?implantation? dark/bright yellow on TP.
12DPO: Tender Breasts, Ovulation Pain, Bloating, Fatigue, Headache, Backache, Cramps, Heartburn, Hypoglycemic,
bbs are absolutely killing me and feels very heavy. R kidney area backache. very tired. want to nap @ 4pm. R groin ache.
13DPO:Tender Breasts, Ovulation Pain, Bloating, Fatigue, Backache, Cramps, Increased Appetite, Heartburn, hypoglycemic.
3 faint lines on 3 tests. FMU on FRER, SMU on 2 Answer. R groin ache.
5PM got another faint line on FRER that came up in 1 minute-a little darker than this morning.
Good luck to everyone TTC!

Hello, all! Got a faint + 10 dpo this morning. My tww symptoms were

1 dpo ewcm drying up
2 dpo feeling pressure/fullness in abdomen, a little cramping or twinges
(ovulation-like). Some cloudy cm. Joint pain.
3 dpo more cloudy cm
4 dpo feeling a little nausea and took 2 and 1/2 hour nap--deep sleep. More
cm--yellow and cloudy. Hiccups at night. Vivid dreams.
5 dpo lower backache, tiny bit of sorness in right bb on side, mild nausea
in a.m., irritable/on verge of tears in a.m., burping in throat, some mild
crampiness, hungry.
6 dpo Bleeding gums during a.m. which NEVER happens. Frequent urination.
8 dpo slightly tender bbs, little white bumps (Montgomery's tubercles) on
nips (but not as significant in 3rd pregnancy), smell aversions, craving
carbs, red meat, and chocolate (thinking af is coming). Emotional.
9 dpo neg. hpt w/ FMU using Equate. Upset stomach, nausea all day.
Diarrhea, heartburn. Tired, smell aversions, morning coffee didn't appeal
to me, a twitch or two in abdomen. Lower abdomen feels like pulling when I
try to get up from sitting. Feeling really sick in p.m. Had one piece of
toast for dinner. Crying over sad tv show.
10 dpo 4:45 a.m. woke up with terrible, acid-y feeling in stomach. Very
unusual for me. Took $ Tree hpt with fmu and got the faintest of all bfp!
Clearly some pink in it, so I don't think it's evap. Came up in about 9
minutes. Dh couldn't see it at first, but when I took test apart, it was
more visible. Still having nausea and diarrhea and feeling like I've got a
stomach bug.

I just got my BFP! My 2WW Symptoms were:
2DPO - Tender breasts and headache.
4DPO - Tender breasts
8DPO - Cramps and a sharp shooting pain from pelvic area to lower abs about 3 times in 30 seconds.
9 - 10DPO - Cramps - normal Pre AF ones.
Evening of 10DPO - Tiny bit of spotting on tp after BD'ing - not normal for me AT ALL but i tried to ignore it instead of obsessing - thought maybe BD'ing had been a bit rough ;o)
11DPO - Cramps
12DPO - Temp still up, tender breasts, tender nipples, BFP on Acon internet cheapie and FRER.
13DPO - Cramps, BFP on CB Digital.
The only things that made me wonder thru the 2WW were the shooting pain at 8DPO and the spotting. I also had started back on the acupuncture this month. My temps weren't great - they were up but kept sliding down to the CL until a day before my BFP!

BFP cycle #4. But only 3 with good timing. I concieved after Depo Provera! On my own with no meds!

1-14DPO I was charting and my chart this month really didn't look that hopeful for pregnancy. No above average temperatures. Just normal. Delayed O! I didn't O until cycle day 22! My last few post O temps averaged at 97.9 - 98.0 and my coverline was at 97.1
1-7 DPO I itched "down there" a lot. Almost felt like I shaved too close or had a mild Yeast infection, but it went away on it's own in a few days. (.)(.)'s normlly get sore on 3-4 DPO and nothing this time.
8-14 DPO (.)(.)'s finally decided to get sore, but this time they hurt differently than before. This time they hurt on the sides close to my arms. Very weird, didn't think I would get a BFP out of it.
11DPO Husband said I was acting strange and funny. I didn't think I was, I just thought he was crazy! LOL! I said **** it, i'm not preggo and had a small glass of wine. (I didn't want to overdue it just in case.)
11-12 DPO my back hurt a lot more than usual and felt like it needed to be popped more than usual. Woke up in the middle of the night with hot and cold flashes.
12DPO BFP with First response! 2 of them! Faint, but defenitly there! Even in the evening with drinking lots of water.
13DPO BFP with First response, Equate, Clear Blue Easy, & $1.00 tree tests. & Positive blood test. HCG at 32!
14DPO-17DPO HUNGRY every 3 hours. More frequent urination. (.)(.)'s larger and tender. CM is more yellow in color. More easily fatigued. NO morning sickness yet! My fat pants are already snug. Slight pinching pulling sensations in abdomen when I get up or sit down too fast. And HORRIBLE gas cramps! I thought I was dying! Constipation & diarreah alternating.

What we did this month. BD'd 3 days before O, the day before, and the day of the O. 3 days before the O was woman on top and we both "O'd" at the same time, and the other two times was man on top. I laid still for a bit and didn't go pee immediately after BDing. Had lots of EWCM this month too!

My name is Mandy and I'm 25 years old. I've been on BCP's since I was 16 due to by PCOS, and I decided to go off of them this month to prepare to ttc. I charted all of my fertility signs, BBT, CM, and CP and we "baby danced" 2 days before my chart said I ovulated. At 10 dpo I got a BFP using FRER. I had never ttc before and I wasn't on any medicines or fertility drugs. I guess I got lucky! I am also overweight at 265lbs on a 5'5 frame, so I am very lucky!

My early pregnancy symptoms are:

* Increased sex drive
* sexual dreams
* af-like cramping- really bad starting 8 dpo, so bad I couldn't sleep on my stomach
* temp spike at 10 dpo
* implantation spotting at 10 dpo
* implantation dip at 11 dpo
* gassy from 5 dpo on
* small thin spider-like veins appeared on the side of my boobs, side of boobs were tender but not unbearably sore
* smelly stinky pee!! from 7 dpo - this was a big tip-off for me
* Creamy CM
* "off" a bit- I tried to turn the tv on by pointing the remote at the microwave! lol
* "stretchy-pully" feeling from 8 dpo- like my uterus was a puppet and someone was pulling on the strings from time to time
* Slight increase in urination starting 10 dpo

My 2WW symptoms after TTC #3 after my Mirena IUD removal in May. I've heard many stories of people having early miscarriages a few months after the Mirena removal so we waited two months for cycles to become regular. We either missed it Cycle #1 or I had an early miscarriage as I had a very early AF on DPO10 and bled for 7 days. We are still being cautious with this not telling anyone until we hear a heartbeat. I don't have an appt. until Oct. 3rd when I'll be 8 wks.

I wasn't charting but I was checking CM and did get a +OPK on CD14. DH was out of town but he came home early. :)
DPO 1-5 insomnia, sore BB, cramping, EWM,
DPO 6-10- heartburn, nausea, fatigue, more AF cramping, metal taste in my mouth, low grade fever, achy, feel like I'm getting a cold or flu.
DPO 11 BFP with FMU with Aimstick very faint line after 5 minutes, no spotting
DPO 12 BFP with FMU with Answer darker line- no spotting, pulling and tingly feeling on left side.
DPO 15 BFP with FMU with Equate- line turned in 3 seconds- no spotting, leg cramps

DPO 15 thru now- Insomnia from 1-4 am each night... Yikes, I'm going to have to figure that out. Not as much nausea as I had with DD and DS at this point but BB still sore and temp is still above my norm. Otherwise feel fairly normal.

EDD May 13th, 2006

Praying that everyone else gets a BFP soon and Baby Dust to all!

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