Early Pregnancy Symptoms and Big Fat Positives
BFP after miscarriage
I had a m/c last September. I really don't think I ovulated Sep-Jan. I really was depressed over my m/c and so was df. He never really talked about getting pregnant again, after my m/c, but I was determined to. After my af on Feb 10th, I began feeling very frustrated. I mean, I hadn't really been eyeing my cycles, but we weren't using protection. I was starting to feel that all hope was lost. However, I'm a VERY determined person and instead of getting down on myself, I decided to do something. I'm big on herbs and know a lot about them, so I began taking Blue Cohosh, which actually promotes ovulation and is known to get a woman's cycle back on track. I also began daily doses of Vit C which is also linked to the uterus. So, here's what happened and here are my symptoms :)
2dbo (feb.21st) - 10th dose of Blue Cohosh, three tablets of Vit C
Wet cm, feeling frisky :) I took ovulation test and it was +++
1dbo -Blue Cohosh and Vit C
Eggwhite cm, horrid pains in my right side ... almost as bad as af cramps. I was finally going to ovulate!!!
Forced my tired df to bd! lol :)
1dpo - Stopped Blue Cohosh (it can cause abortion!), continued Vit C
Still cramping. Also spotting! I figured it was from the MEGA ovulation I had just had or was about to have.
2ww count down begins ...
2-4dpo - cramping continues, feeling lethargic, sleepy and light headed on and off. No changes in cervix (still low and soft). Spotting stopped.
5dpo - bbs begin to tingle (I noticed this right away because it was a biggie in my previous pg). Cramps continued. Almost puked three times that morning. Felt very moody and had a weird metallic taste in my mouth. Cervix still soft and low, yellowish & stringy, but light cm. I kept asking df if he could smell the cologne I kept smelling (wasn't his) but he couldn't smell it! I also smelled popcorn a few times while I was driving.
6-9dpo - metallic taste getting worse, bbs still tingly, but not sore, started to pee constantly! Felt pukey on and off. I almost thru-up the moment I walked into work (I work at Dominos and love pizza!) I began having very vivid dreams and waking up early in the morning ... much earlier than normal. My nose was extremely stuffy (still is) and I had a slight fever. I also began to hold the power to smell myself. You know how we can't usually smell ourselves? I had this over-powering, lingering aroma of myself! - shampoo, lotion, etc. I broke down and took a test (First Response) - bfn. I was starting to think I was crazy and it was all in my head. However, my cervix had raised so high, I could no longer touch it. I knew something was up! Oh, cramping had stopped.
note: My cervix raised extremely high 8dpo ... I somehow feel this was linked to implantation.
10dpo (the BIG day!) - Okay, okay, I took another test, lol! My daughter and I obsessed over it for at least an hour ... trying to see a line. We came to no conclusion. I was still having all the same symptoms, though (metallic taste driving me crazy!). I went to pick up my son from his dad's and took him out to dinner. I was feeling VERY tired, but extremely hungry! And the whole dinner, I had to pee, pee, pee! Dropped off my son and went to Walmart for, yes, another test - EPT (figured I needed a change). After holding my pee for hours, I took the EPT and watched it like a hawk, lol. Soon enough I saw a faint vertical line! However, by then I had convinced myself I was crazy, so ...
11dpo - Felt VERY pregnant! I woke up feeling very sick to my stomach, stuffed up and had to pee like crazy. Lol, took two more tests - EPT & First Response. Both were very +++! Later that day I was constipated (the symptoms just keept on comin') and later that night I cramped like crazy ... sharp pains up and down my legs! While I was cramping, I felt dribble from my *woo-who* ... thought it was af, but it was just cm.
12dpo - Syptoms all getting worse! Bbs began to feel sore, nipples were tingly, pointy and red. Cramping on and off. Cervix still high, but now feels as if something slimy is covering it. A lot of creamy cm ... A LOT!!! Tired all the time and have to force myself to stay awake during class. Nausea comes and goes. The list goes on and on. Oh, and I still smell things that arent there, lol!
I really hope all of this helps and cuts down on 2ww suffering! Good luck to all! :)