Early Pregnancy Symptoms and Big Fat Positives
BFP 12dpo - Cycle After Chemical Pregnancy
So thrilled to finally be able to post here! This was our 5th month TTC #2 (DD is 2), and after the heartbreak of an early chemical pregnancy in November, we got another beautiful BFP on December 27th, 2013.
Background info: I am 28 and DH is 29 (almost 30!), trying for #2 since August 2013. Have been using BBT since 2nd cycle and have used Pre-Seed the last 2 cycles (Nov/Dec). After the chemical pregnancy, I wasn't sure if/when I would ovulate so I bought and used the Clear Blue Ovulation Kit for the first time in December and I really liked it. I wasn't writing everything down at the time because I was sincerely trying NOT to symptom spot, but here is what I remember :
1-3 DPO- BBT confirms ovulation on CD16 (typical), nipples tender (also typical)
4-6 DPO- NOTHING, feeling out because I have no real symptoms, BBT holding steady
7 DPO- Pretty significant spike in BBT, boobs becoming more tender, on vacation so not paying much attention
8-10 DPO- BBT remains elevated after spike, get the alert from FertilityFriend that chart is triphasic, start getting a little more excited but remember that this also happened last month and sadly ended in a chemical pregnancy, getting heartburn/reflux after even the blandest of meals (not typical), boobs looking swollen and still sore.
10 DPO- Christmas Day! Decide to take a FRER (even though I'm sure it's too early) in hopes of surprising DH for Christmas. Stark white BFN, but strangely don't feel out.
11 DPO- Decide not to test, despite wanting to POAS soooooooo badly, BBT remains high and in triphasic pattern
12 DPO- Getting ready for an early shift at the hospital and decide to take another FRER since BBT was still elevated. Faint but obvious BFP!!! DH and DD still asleep, take a picture of stick and text it to DH with a message that says, "Have a good day, WE love you!".
14-18 DPO- Progressively darker BFPs on FRER taken every other day, also got positive on CB Digi @ 14 DPO, stopped taking BBT so not to stress myself out. Heartburn and sore, swollen bbs continue but otherwise no symptoms.
Now, just praying for a healthy baby. Scheduled to see my OB on 1/27/14 and it seems like FOREVER away!
Sending you all lots of love, hugs, baby dust and prayers for your BFPs!