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Early Pregnancy Symptoms and Big Fat Positives

2nd times a charm

Basic stats:
Age 32
Mirena removed 8/26
Cycle 2 post Mirena

Background:
Husband and I decided to start trying a bit on a whim, but I started doing research immediately. Read "expecting better" then on recommendation in the book read "taking charge of your fertility." Started tracking with Glow app, following cm, bbt (vag) and using opks. CP all over the place.

Story:
Cycle one lasted 49 days, CD39 ovulated and short LF. Was using clear blue advanced for first half and was high but not peak for 10 days, never had ewcm and doubted I ovulated. Thanks to the books I knew what was happening later when cm picked up and tested with cheapy opks to track ovulation. Confirmed with bbt. Got period day 10 but learned a great deal. Wonder if delayed ovulation was due to a trip right when it should have happened based on CBA opk.

Following cycle switched to vaginal bbt which I found easier to do consistently. Tracked with cheap okp from CD7. Had a positive on 13 with ewcm but bbt never rose so kept waiting.

CD17: opk -, creamy cm, bd
CD18: opk -, ewcm
CD19: no opk, ewcm, bd
CD20: opk + (night), ewcm, bd, suspect ovulation (traveling, missed temp)
1dpo: opk +, ewcm, bd, temp rise, sore bb
2dpo: opk -, creamy cm, sore bb
3: sore bb
4: bb pain increases, swollen bb
5: bb huge and painful. In evening blue veins appear on them
6: bb enormous and so painful. Hungry
7: bb same, plus stabbing sensation. Sensitive to smells - cologne of coworker nauseating
8: bb continue, sharp pain in groin 2x when stand up from couch, metallic taste in mouth beginning in afternoon continuing all day
9: bb awful and veins more pronounced, some metal taste, creamy slightly stretchy cm
10: wake up at 3am and then 4am, can't fall back asleep. Lay in bed reading bfp stories here!! Bb awful, more metal taste. Hungry and bloated

Had negotiated with my husband that would test 12dpo am, but on 10dpo pm used the countdown to pregnancy stats of positive by time of day to sell him on it being far enough along. Took an opk and it was negative and worked up courage to test with frer- BFP! Solid line no question!

So happy to be pregnant and really glad in 2 cycles as I hated the tww with a fiery passion. Think the difference maker was knowledge - knowing how to read the signs made it easy to plan and gave me confidence in the process, which made me less crazy. Also used Pro-Gest cream 2x daily as I was worried about short luteal phase. Going to continue until see a doctor.

First pregnancy so excited! So scared! So hoping it all goes well! Good luck everyone!!

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