Early Pregnancy Symptoms and Big Fat Positives
Age 39 BFP after giving up
Hi ladies! I've lurked here for months and promised myself I'd post if I ever had a bfp. I want to encourage the over 35 chicks who are ttc. I'm 39, hubby is 34. I have 4 from previous marriage current ages are 20,18,14, and 12. Hubs and I wanted a baby, I removed Mirena in Jan 2016. I temped, charted, peed on ovulation sticks, took vitamins and BD'd whether we felt like it or not. Month after month I got my hopes up, then nothing. One evap line gave us 24 hours of false hope. I had smoked for years, had ovarian cysts, and my mother was menopausal early. I accepted that this meant that I'm probably not fertile and I gave up on ttc when my periods became irregular. Every time my period was late, I was elated, only to be crushed with a neg test. My employer has great infertility benefits, but I decided that approaching age 40, that the chances weren't great and i couldn't go through the emotional turmoil of infertility treatments. Every month really made me feel like a failure. We stopped all the temp taking, charting, opk, and timing BD. We bought a house and broke it in ONCE during my cycle. It was CD 14, for those of you that track that. My cycle was between 22 and 40 days long. 5 days dpo: acne flare up, not unusual for me, but worse than normal. 12-14 days dpo: I was emotional and weepy during a particularly difficult week at work, chalked it up to pms and anxiety. I had a sore throat and thought it was a summer virus. 15 dpo: missed period, didn't care, work is too rough this week to think about anything else. 16 dpo: breasts not fitting in bra, no tenderness 17&18 dpo: fall asleep at 8 pm, grateful for the sleep. 19 20 21 dpo: pants tough to button, breats are quite full. I suspect another ovarian cyst is messing with me, or that the dreaded perimenopause is in full swing. 21 dpo: stop home beiefly and take a quick pg test before making ob appt for the ovarian cyst, because i know they will ask about pg possibility. I've taken so many negative ones that I barely even glanced at it. It was positive. Bright bold blue unmistakably positive. Hang in there, girls.