Early Pregnancy Symptoms and Big Fat Positives
2nd Cycle TTC, BFP @ 10 DPO
I've read this website for months even leading up to my husband and I TTC! I'm 27 and he's 28, I didn't know what to expect when TTC and after the first month I was a little down. This month, I tried our own take on the SMEP and used OPKs. In addition, I took Mucinex the week before O and laid down for at least 30 minutes after we BD'ed. He was out of town the week leading up to O, so we didn't get to BD that week! The actual week of O we were on vacation, and I definitely had moderate amounts of alcohol, coffee, etc. Last period August 4 BD CD 6, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21 (O day based on OPK), 23, 24, 25 and 26 (on vacation!) 1 DPO: Normally I start to cramp lightly right after O and leading all the way up to my period, this never happened. 6 DPO: Breasts sore, but this is a normal PMS symptom for me. It really wasn't much different. 7 DPO: Here I notice I still don't have cramps, and that's a huge sign for me. At this point normally I'd be taking OTC pain reliever because my cramps get so bad. 8 DPO: I use an OPK to see if that shows any signs of being positive. It actually does come up with a fairly dark line, but not as dark as the control. Last month when I did this this time it came up stark white. 9 DPO: I cannot finish my coffee in the morning. I have a nauseous stomach all day. Not enough that I feel like I will get sick, but more like a constant dull sick feeling. Also I have a very full feeling in my low stomach area. 10 DPO: Still nauseous, cannot drink coffee and tired. Test when I get home from work and slight positive! Can't believe it! 11 DPO: Test this morning with FMU and it's a much darker pink line on FRER! I'm very grateful for our pregnancy and hope these symptoms help others! Now just praying for a safe and healthy pregnancy!