Early Pregnancy Symptoms and Big Fat Positives
BFP After Ectopic and Laparoscopy
Just got my BFP with Baby #3!
I am 34 and DH is 33. Here is my history. When TTC baby #1, I requested blood tests after three months of trying because ovulation tests never came up positive. Turned out I had low progesterone and wasn't ovulating (Prog was 7 on day 21 test). Went on Clomid for five months. The Clomid made my CM too thick, so had to have an IUI. Worked first IUI (5th cycle of Clomid). Beautiful baby girl was born in Sept 2007. 10 months after our wonderful DD was born....surprise! Baby #2 on his way with just once BD! Wasn't expecting it, but so excited and nine months later we welcomed baby boy into the world in March 2009! Both babies were born by C-Sec (big babies 8lbs2oz, and 9lbs3oz).
Then in October 2010, my period was two days late and I was really crampy...not normal for me. I took a random test that I had laying around and surprise again, two dark lines! Sadly, I started bleeding two days later. Thought I was having a miscarriage, but blood tests showed that my levels were going down, then coming up, then going down. They did an ultrasound and found something near my ovary. Ectopic pregnancy :( Devastating, but God decided this baby was not meant for the world. I had to have part of my left tube removed. This summer, DH and I tried for two months to have a baby. Nothing happened, and my cycles were getting weird. They were shorter-23 to 24 days and I didn't have a lot of CM around ovulation which was around day 9 or 10, but I had some. Since then, We haven't really been using anything, but we weren't trying either and cycles continued to be short. Last month I started the new Atkins diet. I cut carbs down to a minimum and just started eating a lot healthier....lots of salads. Lost 15 lbs and Low and behold, I ovulated at day 14, had an ABUNDANCE of CM and got my BFP!!! Sorry for the super long back story, but I liked reading about success stories after infertility issues. I am also a TWW.com junkie :)
BD on Days 9, 10, 13, and 15
Ovulated on day 14
O day-tons of EWCM
1-3dpo: So irritated with everything DH is doing (this cont. thru entire TWW, poor guy)
4dpo: sciatic pain (only happens when pregnant or within 6 mos after having a baby)
5dpo: Bloated, bubble feeling in abdomen, AF cramps (implantation??)
6dpo: Bbs achy, muscle twitch across abdomen (same as prev. 2 pregs.), bloated, sore throat, creamy and a little chunky CM (sorry TMI), lower back ache
7dpo: Left bb milk duct spasm (has this last month too for the first time ever...really weird feeling, anyone else experience this?), hallow hungry feeling (not supposed to be hungry on Atkins), bloated, sore throat, indigestion, lower back ache, very emotional about a show I watched on TV
8dpo: abdomen feels hard near belly button, indigestion, sore throat, lower back ache, no sore bbs, bloated, fell asleep on couch at 8 pm
9dpo: very sore lower back during BD, no sore bbs, indigestion, bloated, starting to pee more often, desperate for chips and guacamole :)
10dpo: BFN on frer with fmu (or so I thought!) I looked at it again, and I swore I saw something there! Kept tilting it in the light and looking at it in different lights....I see something, but maybe eyes are just playing tricks on me. Super hungry! Bloated
11dpo: BFP with fmu using frer!!!! Faint line but unmistakably there!!!!! So excited! I went back to bed and told DH right away. Bloated, crampy and peeing often.
I would say what did it this month was the low carb diet. I was a sugar ADDICT before this diet, so just living a healthier lifestyle made all the difference! Praying this baby is where it should be and is attached safely in my uterus. Going to doctor tomorrow for a blood test to check for progesterone too.