Early Pregnancy Symptoms and Big Fat Positives
BFP 9DPO on Clomid
Hi Everyone! I wanted to share my story since this site has helped me through months of 'craziness' through multiple pregnancies. I have PCOS so I need Clomid to ovulate. I had an ectopic pregnancy in 2005, which resulted in a loss of my left tube. I then had a miscarriage in February of 2008 but was lucky enough to fall pregnant the next cycle with the help of Clomid. Then in May 2010 after 5 rounds of Clomid, I fell pregnant with my second. We decided to start trying again in December 2011 and by some miracle, I fell pregnant on my own! Unfortunately in January, it turned out I had a cornual ectopic but luckily since I've had one before, I knew the signs and was able to catch it early so they were able to save my remaining tube. I had to have methotrexate, which meant we could not start trying again for at least 3 months. Bummer! So finally after 5 rounds of 100mg Clomid, I am pregnant again and really hoping this is a good one! I swear I just 'knew; I was pregnant from about 2DPO! We BD every day leading up to O for 4 days and on O day. I had a 19mm follicle on right side the day before O. Here are my symptoms:
O day: Dull pain started on right side so I knew it was 'o' time!
1DPO: Temp way up, even on other months. Sooo crazy-bloated! Jeans were uncomfortable against stomach and dull ache continued on right side so I'm thinking this must be a good O!
2DPO: Temp high again. Still bloated! Have a strange pressure internally that makes it feel like I constantly have to do a #2, but I don't.
3DPO: Temp up. Still bloated, a bit crampy like AF and am a bit gassy on both ends which is unusual for me. After eating dinner, I feel like I'm going to puke but don't. 2 hours later, I feel as if I hadn't eaten at all and am ravenously hungry! Notice a lack of CM.
4DPO: High temp! Notice a tsp size amount of really creamy, lotion-like cm on undies! Gross! Only happened once but has me on alert as I remember something like this on my last good pregnancy. Feel the need to POAS as I'm crazy but I know it will be too soon for an HPT so I settle for an OPK - nearly positive. Settles my craziness for now as part of me just knows I am pregnant.
5DPO: High temp again! Woke up to my one year old in the middle of the night and noticed I have a very scratchy throat and cold-like symptoms! Immediately makes me a bit excited as I know this can be a good sign! When I get up in the morning, cold symptoms are gone. By midday, I am sooo randomly tired that I make my 3 year old who hasn't napped in almost 6 months have a nap too so that I can sleep! Queasy again at night, also starving!
6DPO: Temp up. Notice cm is a bit sticky now. Feeling a bit bloated, still hungry and tired. POAS and it's negative. I know it's early still but feel a bit disappointed cause I know I'm pregnant this time and want the test to reflect it!
7DPO: Temp does a slight dip, not much but makes me think maybe implantation? Have progesterone tested and it's 49.1! Way up on other months so I know we're on to something! Fatigue and starvation continue. POAS- negative of course.
8DPO: Temp back up. Starving, tired and bloated, more creamy cm. POAS (IC) in the am - nothing! Stark white! Read some stories on the net about people getting bfp on 8DPO so decide to try again at night. Nothing at first, but then after about an hour I go back and have a look and swear I see a faint line! I've seen enough BFNs in my time to know that this is different! Something is finally starting to show! Wait an hour and squeeze a bit more out onto a FRER and strangely it leaves a very noticeable, though white, line where the test line should be! I've heard of indents, but this has NEVER happened to me! Leave it next to the sink and go to bed.
9DPO: High temp. Go and look at FRER from last night and there is definitely a line there! Know that it is past the window so take a fresh FRER we FMU and BFP with in 30 seconds! I KNEW IT!! Was all I could think! Can't stop smiling! Wait a few hours and test again on a digi and 'Pregnant 1-2' comes up in about a minute! Ring the dr and he orders a blood test for the next day.
10DPO: Blood test, HCG 44 and progesterone 79!
13DPO Blood test, HCG 272!! Yay! More than doubled!
So far so good! I am 19DPO right now so still very early but hopefully this will be a good one! The fact that my hormones are more than doubling gives me hope! I am wayyy more nauseous than I ever was with my girls and horribly tired but that's about it! No sore boobs or any of the other 'regular' pregnancy symptoms but I had almost nothing with both girls so I'm not worried.
Good luck ladies! I hope I give someone who has PCOS and 1 tube hope that it definitely can happen! :-)