Early Pregnancy Symptoms and Big Fat Positives
BFP 3 months after miscarriage
It's been a longer than wanted wait....and I'm still leary about another miscarrage of course (but hopeful too!) but here is my story. I found these stories to be very helpful to pass the time in my 2WW so I thought I would share too :)
My DH and I concevied our first baby in Sept 2017 and I miscarried in Oct 2017. It was devasting on many accounts (I think too because so surprising! For some reason, I didn't even consider miscarriage as a possibility. My mom and sister never had any trouble so this added to my thinking of course. Our Dr. advised us to wait another full cycle with a period to flush out my system before trying again. In Dec 2017 I then ovulated and we did BD almost every day but AF came...I honestly think I was too stressed to conceive in Dec. as I was still depressed from the misscarriage and to top it off heard 3 close family/friends just announced they were pregnant and were due around the time I was suppose to be. In Jan 2018, I tried to de-stress and avoided any situation that would trigger stress in me. I also fully gave up caffeine and refined sugars (white bread, candy, chips, etc.) and ate a lot of pineapple smoothies (I heard it helps lower inflammaton and increases chance of successful implantation so I gave it a shot - what the heck!). In Jan. 2018 I ovulated earlier than expected CD 15 as opposed to CD 18 the month before with a very regular 30 day cycle each month. Here is my 2WW symtpoms leading to a BFP....
CD 14 - peak fertility on clear blue monitor. EWCM. Some insomnia and L pelvic pain. BD with DH.
CD 15 - day of ovulation. BD with DH x2. Appetite increase (could be from BD? haha)
1DPO- sl cramps. BD. Really vivid dreams. I could remember every crazy detail when I woke up.
2DPO- Appetite increase. BD. Vivid dreams again.
3DPO - Frequent urination, creamy cervical mucous, sl tender breasts. Vivid dreams
4DPO - Cream cervical mucous again. Hot flahses
5DPO - Tender breasts (this was the key symptom for me as usually this does not occur until 1-2 days before AF)
6DPO- Tender breasts. Congested in am (think I am getting a cold - gone by lunch). Vivid dreams.
7DPO - Creamy CM again (eugh!) I usually get this before AF so I'm getting annoyed. Cold symptoms continued (could actually have a cold at this point?). Tender breasts still.
8DPO - Tired! Tender breasts. No CM today. Was at a party at our neighbours this night and I was so exhuasted that I went home before DH. We had chilli for dinner at the party but when I went home I was still hungry so made some sweet potatoes/broccoli as second dinner! Around 11pm had terrible cramps with (tmi alert!) dirrahea for at least an hour. DH convinced I am pregnant as last time I was pregnant has this same kind of diarrhea.
9 DPO - Tender breats, headache, cold symptoms in am. Frusterated about news at work. Cranky with DH
10 DPO - Didn't take a preg test in am because saw creamy CM - but not a ton of it. Cold symptoms in am. Sl cramping throught day. Tired. Tender breasts. Middle of the night woke up at 1:15am - I was sweating and sheets were all wet. Could be due to cold? I went to bathroom and thought what the heck I'll do a FRER. To my surprise, I got to wake my DH with the BFP!
For me the definite signs were the tender breasts and the diarrhea. I am now 13 DPO and constipation has started
now, breasts are still sore to touch/feel full, and I'm tired throughout the day and insomnia at night. I have a Dr. Appnt next week so I hope all goes well! Hope this was helpful! Try to de-stress..I think that is what helped with this cycl. GL! ox