Early Pregnancy Symptoms and Big Fat Positives
unexpected BFP for baby #2
I know reading the titled "unexpected BFP" when you're trying to conceive is a bit weird but I honestly thought we were out this month. Out of the last couple months we have been actively TTC and all of those months I thought this month is the month ended shattered with BFN & pre AF spotting.
Quick back story. I have endo, diagnosed 2 years ago. We have been not trying, not protecting for 5ish months then actively trying for 2 months. I have had a miscarriage not long after finding out I had endo. (endometriosis). This month I tested for my ovulation. I was due to ovulate on the 01/02/2018 with AF due 15/02/2018 day after Valentines Day. Thing is, we completely missed O due to my partner working long days and getting home late and I was asleep as I work a full time job. So we BD 25/01/2018. So either I O'd sooner (which doesn't make sense as I was testing with ovulation strips or his swimmers stuck around for 4 days!!)
Normally I get a trillion symptoms and think this is the month! This month was a few but nothing crazy.
*so much lotion like CM. Like and excessive amount. To the point of going to the toilet just to wipe not to actually pee. (TMI)
*tired, which I normally am leading up to O day but not so much after. The fatigue stuck around and just continued to get worse.
sore boobs kicked in. Now this was a bit of a hmm moment. Not because of the timing of sore boobs but the actually soreness of the boobs. Normally it might be underneath or the sides but this was my WHOLE boob. Top, sides, underneath except the nipples. The swelling and the veins. They were just on a whole other level!!!
9DPO *Mild cramps continued from here on out*
I got my first wave of nausea after scoffing down my lunch at work and stuck around for a good few hours.
10DPO (implantation spotting - pink, and a few dots about the size of a 5cent coint (aussies)
About 1:30am I went to the toilet and had light pink spotting. Weird because that would have made it a 27 day cycle and I average a 31 day cycle. Also my pre AF spotting is day before or morning of and light brown, never pink. I assumed my period was coming back to full flow without the pre AF spotting and just wore a tampon to bed. Gutted and majorly confused. Again, I was not expecting this to be a successful cycle but I did still hold hope with the few symptoms that I did have.
I woke and checked still no AF, no spotting, nada! So Weird! Boobs still feeling like they're about to explode. So hungry but got full super quick. Very, very fatigued. To the point that I was thinking if i'm not pregnant I need to go to the doctors and get my iron levels checked because this is getting hard to function.
Still no AF. That's it. I'm going to pee on an ovulation strip and if it comes up postive i'm taking a pregnancy test.(apparently O tests come up positive if you're pregnant) BFN.... Screw it, i'm taking a test any way. Boil the kettle, Dip the test, made my morning coffee, check the test with expectation it will be BFN and BAM 2 lines! NO FREAKING WAY!!!!!!
Tested again after work and two instant lines. I'm so happy and so scared at the same time that I'll lose this baby too. So i'm praying to my angels that they don't take this one away from me.
Tomorrow being Valentines day, my partner and I don't do presents. We cook for each other, put my son to bed and normally chuck a movie on and just being in each others comfort. This year will be different. I've bought a box and put a pink and a blue jump suit in it, with a pregnancy test and a Valentines day card that has a Winnie the Pooh quote. "A grand adventure is about to begin"
I told him I started spotting early, and never told him that it didn't eventuate into a period because I wasn't sure what was going on. So this will generally be a huge shock!
Good luck to you all the are still on the TTC journey and when you times comes, which it will. I wish you a happy and healthy 9 months of joy and love.