Early Pregnancy Symptoms and Big Fat Positives
After 1,569 days (4years 3months) of praying and trying..BFP with FET ICSI PGS
WOW! I am still in shock. I am elated and oh so grateful. I don't even know where to start but I couldn't wait to post.
I am now 35 my DH is 46. We have my beautiful 12yo stepdaughter from his previous marriage.
The first year of trying I would check this site all of the time checking symptoms. Then we tried the lets not stress about it and it will happen approach. Then we tried acupuncture and the stork a few times still with no success. It was then that I decided I needed to get over my fear of going to doctor and just go find out what was wrong. DH male factor me low reserve/estrogen. We went to a fertility specialist and he decided that due to our issues and age we need to due FET with ICSI and PGS. First round of stims I only produced 3 eggs. All 3 were fertilized but all ended up arresting. Got the news on our 6th anniversary. Needless to say I was devastated but the doctor wanted to go right away for round 2 because he thinks my body was just slow responding. Next round 8 eggs! 8 is great!! When I hear about all these women getting like 20 eggs I was like seriously!!?? Anyway, 7 fertilized 6 arrested we were left one!!!!!! We prayed and prayed and prayed. PGS came back good and normal. I wouldn't allow myself to know the grade etc because it would have just given me one more thing to google and worry about. So, 2 months later started Acupuncture twice a week and Lupron and estrogen then came progesterone and Medrol. Lining looked great 9mm+ at last check up before transfer with the expectation that it would get even thicker. Got a call on transfer day morning from Dr., (me: gulp), embryo thawed perfectly see you @1! (me: sigh, phew, Praise you GOD). Transfer went perfectly didn't feel a thing. Went home and watched a bunch of movies on the couch for the next 3 days, then back to work. I am feeling so blessed and finally fully understanding and accepting of God's timing!
Here are my symptoms:
Monday 1/16 DOT mild cramping 1.5hrs later then later at night ...hungry.. headache at night.
Tuesday 1/17 1dp5dt back ache... dull cramps... sharp stabbing pains left side around 9pm, headache afternoon/night, peeing a lot more like every 1.5hrs but drinking a lot of water too.
Wednesday 1/18 2dp5dt woke up with cramps and sharp stabbing pains in right nipple...dull crampy... back achey ..quick darting pains left side Late morning... peeing like every hour... left side sharp stabbing again tonight.
Thursday 1/19 3dp5dt sharp darting this am, achey crampy and back achey and feet and legs ...ACUP TODAY vision a little wonky when got back to my desk after she said my pulse was mushy which is a good pregnancy sign...slept good but still tired.
Friday 1/20 4dp5dt had Acupuncturist feel my pulse again because I just can't help myself lol she says it feels like a pregnancy pulse..patient asked me if I was pregnant...Co-worker said she read something about Jessica's getting pregnant in 2017 on FB, not that I believe in superstitions!!! A little crampy achey but not as much a little tired today... couple of flushed feelings like hot around 2...around 630 2-3 sharp darting pains that I went "ahhh"... I want to know now!!! Hot today but temp is 97.7 on non basal therm..disappointed temp isn't higher even though I never temped before lol
Saturday 1/21 5dp5dt Keep waking up early, achey crampy, back achey
Sunday 1/22 6dp5dt waking up early, cramps like period is coming, back ache... almost threw up when smelled dh breathe after he ate meat ball slider then talked to me I gagged quite a bit, I think I am making it up so I ask my friend to smell his breathe but they both just looked at me like I was crazy haha.
Monday 1/23 7dp5dt woke up to spontaneous orgasm, now nervous because not supposed to have orgasm due to uterine contractions..dizzy light headed in morning, no cramps today, no symptoms at all really, acupuncturist says slippery pulse still good, gassy bloated.
Tuesday 1/24 8dp5dt woke up early again couldn't fall back to sleep...woke up starving ...cried this am feeling emotional negative bc of no symptoms... had dream last night that I had a miscarriage like 5 years ago and I saw a picture of myself pregnant and I didn't remember it because I had blocked it out of my memory...Dr. called to say they are all rooting for me and I cried when listening to message. Feet are cold today at work back achey..got mad with DH because he was trying to make me call and order lunch and wouldn't just do it himself LOL.. later ready for bed at 8 but stepdaughter had practice, yawned all the way through it, had dinner and felt too full after I ate even though I feel like I didn't eat enough to make me feel that way. Blue veins on boobs more prominent at night.
Wednesday 1/25 9dp5dt...Blood test today!!!!!!! Dreamt I was pregnant last night and POAS in my dream and it came up positive and I was celebrating!!! Woke up at 515 @couldn't fall back to sleep because I was so excited!! Laid there for another hour and half thinking about things and praying and thanking and praising God. Then got up peed in a cup took 2 hpt and hid them under the cabinet for when I get back from my beta, sounds logical right!?...woke up starving...tested on new HPT when I got back because I read waiting too long can alter results...wait for it wait for it...................all of them were BFP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! After 4 long years I finally get to see and know what that feels like. I am on cloud 9!!!!!! Minor crampy feeling, back achey, tired. Feet were cold most of day even though wearing socks and sneakers and it's 75 degrees out...BETA RESULTS 105!
Thurs 10dp5dt woke early again 6 but went to bed at 945 ...did I mention I was pregnant? Holy crap it's incredible! Second beta tomorrow! Fullness in lower abdomen or heavy feeling, tired.
Friday 11dp5dt second BETA 202!!!!!!! WOOHOO!!!! Intensely hungry, easily full, tired.
Saturday 12dp5dt Intense hunger, peeing a lot, heavy full uterus like full ...get full and stay full quickly and vburp a lot, evidently this is indigestion in early pregnancy
Sunday 13dp5dt same as yesterday
Monday 14dp5dt boobs starting to hurt a little but barely still otherwise nothing much go for my 3rd beta Thursday!
Moral of the story...GOD IS AMAZING..HIS TIMING IS PERFECT...and it only takes one!