Early Pregnancy Symptoms and Big Fat Positives
BFP after 5 months & eating brazil nuts!!!
This was our 5th mth ttc but 4th official cycle (I have long cycles ranging from 31-36 days). We already have a daughter born Jan 2017. We conceived her 1st cycle so we were hoping for another easy conception so was gutting when I was getting BFNS each cycle (though I know 5 months is not long at all in the grand scheme of things). I did start worrying that it was never going to happen as my cycles were a bit all over the place, I never got a ‘blazing’ positive OPK or EWCM (including this cycle) but here we are!! I used to spend ages daydreaming reading these BFP stories so feel it’s only right to share mine. So I always OV around CD19-20 so I had been doing 2-3 OPKs from CD17 but nothing! I got my darkest line (but still would say slightly fainter than the control line) on CD25! So I almost wondered if I had even OV’d this cycle, I decided to count CD25 as my OV date though but didn’t hold out much hope. We DTD CD13 / 18 / 21 / 23 / 25 / 26. I’d say from about 6dpo I had crazy swollen and sore boobs like they were bruised on the sides, this was very odd for me so I started to feel hopeful. I felt like my symptoms increased every day including weeing for England, being off my food, bouts of nausea, vivid dreams, bloating, hot sweats & lots of milky cm. Just to add I had NO symptoms when I got pregnant with DD but did have an implantation bleed which I haven’t this time so just goes to show every pregnancy is different. So on 11dpo having not been able to sleep much the night before due to anxiety about taking the test I got up at 5am and peed on a FRER, I stared at the line willing the 2nd line to appear and within 30 secs it was there . I suppose I wasn’t too shocked as I had been suspecting it but all I can say I felt was pure happiness and major relief that these symptoms weren’t in my head!! I did have a clearblue digital which read ‘not pregnant’ from the same urine but I wasn’t disheartened as I just knew it was too early and they are not as sensitive as FRERs. My husband was working away so I lay awake for 2 hours staring at the test till our normal morning video call where I got our daughter to tell him she was going to be a big sister, he cried with happiness. Just the best phone call ever. At 13dpo I got a stronger frer and 1-2 wks on a digital, 4 days later I got 2-3 wks and will do my last test this wkd which I hope will read 3+ wks. The things I did differently this month were I ate 5-6 Brazil nuts every day from suspected ov which supposedly helps implantation. We have also been taking his n hers pre conception pregnacare & used conceive plus for the last 2 months having given up on preseed. Bring on March 2020 and hoping everyone reading this with hope the same way I did gets there BFPs soon!!