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BFP 12dpo First baby

Hello lovelies. I am so excited to share my story leading up to my BFP!!! It all started in March when my fiance and I decided to start our family. I got home in early April from visiting my mom in Florida for a month. We started trying but we had just missed my ovulation date which falls around the 31st or 1st each month. I actually got a yeast infection for the first time. I thought for sure that we had a little bun in the oven but I was disappointed when AF showed up anyway =P . The only reason I thought that we had gotten lucky was because I was reading that a lot of women don't get a YI until they get pregnant for the first time, or that is when it is most common. So we were pretty much out during April. When May rolled around we started trying again. We are both young and healthy, I am 22 and he is 23, so I thought that we would conceive the first month we tried. I know that many take longer to get their BFP and I am blessed that we were able to get pregnant so fast. During May's TWW I thought for sure I was pregnant and having symptoms but they were just from PMS as usual. That month my period actually came a little late. When it did come I almost thought that I was pregnant but had heavy implantation. [Yes I know I read too many stories on TWW]. It was all in my head. Anywho.. This month came around and we did our usual routine. I had been using the app Ovia to keep track of when I ovulated. Since my period was late last month I did not know for sure when I would ovulate. I actually stopped documenting everything in the app because I wanted to just let nature take her course, and I am glad we did. When we started to baby dance again after AF was gone we did it around my ovulation days and I actually remember one day he said I was really wet. [sorry tmi]. He was wondering if I got it ready for him ;-) and I said no. That was when I realized I was ovulating and we actually caught it right on time. We baby danced a few more times around that day and some more after that. During June's TWW here are some of the things I experienced: Swollen ankles, headaches, moodiness, loss of appetite, fatigue, thirsty, dizzy, very dizzy, creamy white CM, feeling warmer, nausea (not throwing up), metallic taste, and my nipples stopped hurting a week before my period. The last symptom gave it away for me because my nipples always hurt from my ovulation date until the day my period starts. This time around they just stopped and I knew I had to test. First tested with WalMart 88cent cheapie Tested on 8dpo and got a BFN! Stark white test strip. Tested again on 12dpo got a faint faint BFP! (has never happened before) Tested again on 13dpo got another faint BFP! The line was so faint I had a feeling we were pregnant but I just wanted to be sure. If not for the fact that the faint showed up within 5 mins I would have thought it was an evap line. So 14dpo I went and bought a Clear Blue Digital test that tells you the weeks. After the 3 mins of waiting for the results it said Pregnant 1-2 weeks!!!!! I am super super excited to be pregnant with my first baby. I am hoping for a safe delivery and pregnancy. I still don't know how we will tell the family but I know for sure I want to wait a little longer and get closer to the end of my first trimester. I am currently 4 weeks and 1 day along if you count from the first day of my last period which was the 16th of May. I had to post here because I can't tell anyone else yet. I hope this has helped relieve someone as all of these stories have done for me and that your TWW is short in your brain lol. To all the mama's to be I hope you also have a safe and healthy pregnancy that results in a beautiful healthy baby(s).
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Sadly this pregnancy ended in a chemical pregnancy. For those of you who do not know a chemical pregnancy is a very early miscarrage within the first 5 weeks. Everything was fine for me until my expected period came on the 16th of June. It started off as light spotting and cramping which lead to a full on period in a few days. Once the bleeding stopped 3 days later I tried to take another test hoping it was just heavy implantation bleeding but it came out not pregnant. Even though they say that up to 70% of women experience this, and many do not know they are having one because of how early it is, I still feel sad. We are going to continue trying and hopefully this next blueberry sticks. We had already begun telling some family and now I don't know how to tell them what I am going through. I know that next time around I will wait a few months like I had planned before breaking the news. On a lighter note I hope the best to all of you mothers out there ttc like me. Baby dust all around.

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