Early Pregnancy Symptoms and Big Fat Positives
BFP - 5th cycle
A little background, I am 29 and DH is 28. I wanted my first baby years ago (baby fever hit its peak at 25) but DH wanted to wait until we were more financially secure so we agreed to wait until I turned 29 (I refused to wait til 30). In July, (before my birthday in August) it was like a switch turned on in DH brain and he was suddenly ready so we started trying then.
I average a 25 day cycle. The first 3 cycles I was symptom checking like a crazy person just to be bummed when AF came. Cycle #4 and #5 I was busy and distracted with home projects and family matters, so no obsessing. Cycles #1-4 I would check my cervix and CM and we would simply BD every other day during my fertile week. Cycle #5 we used OPK.
Cycle #5 - Successful cycle: My cycle started 10/9[CD1] and I got a positive OPK 10/20[CD12]. EWCM was present and we BD that evening only. Afterwards, I layed on my back, propped a pillow under my butt, and had my knees to my chest as this was a more comfortable position. Played on my phone for about 10 minutes then took a shower.
I normally experience sore breasts as a PMS symptom so no flags went up when that showed. Looking back now I realize I was moody and hard to live with around CD18ish. I am 99% sure I felt implantation 10/30[CD22] but dismissed it at the time. I had waves of nausea a couple days later but figured it was my lactose intolerance. I had the slightest cramping which is unusual, I usually have severe cramping but dismissed that as well. On 11/2[CD25] AF was supposed to show and I was super thirsty no matter how much I drank. DH asked if I was sure I wasn't pregnant and I told him I wasn't. I needed to pee a little while later (10pm) and figured why not test. So I took a test and almost threw it away when the line didn't come up after a minute. I hesitated and could see the faintest line pop up and I was SO happy. I have taken a test every morning since and the line is getting darker. I have had no spotting.
I was busy and was not stressing about getting pregnant. I had also given it to God, he knew I wanted this child more than anything and he would bless me if/when the time was right and I was okay with that. I also used OPKs and it worked because we only BD once. I have been taking prenatals and drinking lots of water. I only drink soda when swallowing a pill.
Get OPKs, even if its your first month trying.
Take a prenatal vitamin (not a cheapie version, they're junk).
Give those swimmers a few minutes to get to safety before making them fight gravity.
Drink lots of water.
No stress, you can not make this happen if its not meant to.
May God bless you.