Early Pregnancy Symptoms and Big Fat Positives
BFP After 5 Days of Spotting
Happy to share my symptoms after finding solace in so many of yours!
We've been trying for #3 since my period returned on my DD#2's first birthday. My periods started out very regular for the first two months and then started jumping all over the place. 28 days to 37 days to 31 days and everything in between.
After 8 months of nonsense, and as a 38.5 year woman, I booked an appt with my OB/GYN to begin discussing my options and likelihood of conceiving again.
Then on Day 23 I began cramping and on Day 24 my period started. For all my craziness, it has never been earlier than 28 days.
It began light and brownish, turned slightly pinker the second day, then bright red the third and 4th day, then brown and sticky again the 5th day - never filling a tampon or needing a pad but very consistent.
My mind began racing with thoughts of implantation bleeding (which I had with #2), but this seemed more period-like.
I then ran across postings on anovulation and felt that seemed much more likely at my age.
For grins and giggles, I decided to test on a Clearblue Easy Digital on the day my period was due and almost hit the ground when it blinked "Pregnant!"
I then tested with a Dollar Tree test and nothing and quickly began psyching myself out with numerous postings about false positives on Clearblue Digital.
I waited until morning and tested with the second digital, another Dollar Tree, and two other leftover tests from other months (generic drug store brands - one with a blue plus and one with a pink line). All positive!
Honestly, if I hadn't been keeping fairly good track and if I wasn't confused by my early "period," it wouldn't have caught my radar. I really have no other symptoms yet other than extreme fatigue (though norm for this working mom of 2). Knowing I am pregnant, I'm noticing I am peeing more and my boobs might be a little bit tender, but really nothing that would really register as odd right now if I didn't know I was pregnant. Plus I continued spotting for another 3 days after my positive tests.
Now my "fertility options" consultation with my OB has turned into a pregnancy visit :-)
We feel very blessed and excited that our nearing 40 bodies decided to cooperate one last time for us.
Babydust to all TTC!