Early Pregnancy Symptoms and Big Fat Positives
BFP @ 11 DPO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
DH and I have been TTC our first baby for 3 months now. I'm 25 and he is 24. Was convinced I had every symptom in the book during the first month we were TTC, but took a little more realistic approach with this month's symptoms. :)
BD'd two days before O, on O day and two days after O day [confirmed by OPKs and temp].
1 DPO - No notable symptoms.
2 DPO - Felt bursting with pee at 4 in the morning even though I didn’t drink any liquids before or near bedtime the night before. Other than that - no symptoms at all whatsoever.
3 DPO - Mild constipation..could be unrelated? No other notable symptoms.
4 DPO - Mild breast tenderness [normal between O and AF]. Very small amount of clear wet CM.
5 DPO - Bloated. Small amount of wet CM.
6 DPO - Bloated. Breasts hurting SLIGHTLY on sides [again, this is normal]. Bit of a runny nose and headache in the morning...nothing too noteworthy though. Very tired in the afternoon [sometimes normal]. Experiencing some back pain.
7 DPO -Big spike in temperature. Tossed and turned all night/having hot flashes. Woke up with a pounding headache [could be because I didn’t sleep well?]. Tinge of a sore throat. Feeling very fluish w/ very high temp. Weird heart palpitations in the morning which scared me, as I never feel this. Did some research and apparently this can happen in pregnancy?? Experiencing lower back pain and neck pain [odd]. Achy feeling all over. Continuous headache and drowsiness. Overall feeling out of it...just not fully myself.
8 DPO - Temp takes a large drop in the morning. Lowest post O temp yet [but still above coverline!]. Feeling deflated/irritable/depressed. Feel like I'm out for the month. No notable symptoms at all whatsoever. Not even a tingle! Went to gym and biked for an hour.
9 DPO - Big rise in temperature. Slightly nauseous/headache in the morning/runny nose - feeling very fluish again w/ the rise in temp. Tired [napped a couple hours late afternoon]. Sensitive teeth. Full breasts. 4 sharp shooting pains in left boob.
10 DPO - Another rise in temp. Woke up very constipated..second time this week. [very unusual for me - I have bowel movements like clockwork]. Feeling a little queasy but can’t justify as full on symptom. Full breasts. Took a dollar store pregnancy test first thing in the morning and within 10 minutes, I could make out VERY FAINT line. It was BARELY there [had to turn it in the light a certain way to be able to make it out]
11 DPO - Tossed and turned all night. Hot flashes. Vivid dreams [dreamed I was pregnant]. Woke up around 4:00am and temp was very high. Took a first response pregnancy test at 5am and it came back as immediately POSITIVE. Later in the day felt heightened sense of smell and nauseous.
12 DPO - Took digital pregnancy test and it comes back pregnant. Feeling on and off waves of subtle nausea/runny nose/headache and I'm thirsty.
Most prominent out of place symptoms for me were bloating, constipation and on/off flu like symptoms with higher temperatures than normal. All symptoms were SUPER MILD up until I started feeling fluish on DPO 7.
Everyone always talks about sore boobs, cramps/pulls/tugs, creamy/lotiony CM and extreme exhaustion, but I haven't really felt any of these things thus far...so if you don't feel any of these "standard" symptoms, then that's okay.
Things done differently this month:
Used preseed for the first time [used every time we BD'd].
Used OPK for the first time.
Exchanged skim milk for whole milk [drank a glass of whole milk a day].
DH and I joined a gym a couple months ago and we've both been working out regularly since then.
Made DH start taking a multi vitamin about a month ago and I think it helped!!
Drank a lot of grapefruit juice
I wish I could say that I took a relaxed approach and didn't obsess and stress out over every little thing regarding TTC/BDing on time/temperature, etc...but that's not the case. I obsessed the entire time and I'm so happy that despite my craziness, we were still able to conceive. So if you're one of the crazies like me, just know that it can still happen despite the obsessiveness...not saying it's a good thing or the best option lol..but it is still possible to conceive in that state of mind.
We are THRILLED right now but also scared because it still so early [I'm almost 4 weeks]. Praying for a healthy 9 months.