Early Pregnancy Symptoms and Big Fat Positives
BFP after miscarriage
So, just like many here, I have used this website to get me through those long two week waits (especially when TTC my DD who is now almost 20 months). It took us 18 months to conceive her, so when we started trying for baby #2 we weren't sure what the journey would be like. I got pregnant after about 3 months of trying (Feb '18) but suffered a miscarriage at just 7 1/2 weeks. While this was difficult to come to terms with, I also knew the reality that this was for the best because something just wasn't going well with the baby. I was very determined to try right away after doing some reading about how high my chances were within the first three months of a MC, but after AF came back both my husband and I came down with the flu at the exact time we needed to be BDing. I was very disappointed, but believe that timing is everything. So, as you can imagine I was anxiously awaiting this cycle to finally get down to business! While I don't know the exact date I ovulated, I kept track of my full cycle. The only thing I made sure to do this month was orgasm after each BD session and not go to the bathroom for at least an hour. Somehow I just knew that things were going to work this month - I'm sure that mindset helped!! So here are my cycle days: CD 1-5: AF CD 10: BD CD 12: BD and EWCM CD 13: BD and EWCM CD 15: BD - had some cramping on this day that seemed a bit weird. It wasn't located on one particular side, just felt like AF cramps mid-cycle. O Day? EWCM CD 16: BD - exhausted tonight. Literally couldn't keep my eyes open and fell asleep in my clothes until 1am! I was out cold! CD 17: I noted weird belly twitches twice today - once while I was at work and once in the evening. I was also peeing a lot more than normal today. I started to wonder if the cramps I had felt yesterday and the frequent peeing might be a UTI. CD 18: Really weird cramping in the night last night and still lingering this morning. My whole pelvic area and even back are just kind of aching...not sure what's up. Cramping continued into the afternoon - quite uncomfortable. Then all of a sudden it went away (didn't take any pain meds to make it go away). CD 19: Still have this uncomfortable full feeling (somewhat painful) in the morning when I woke up. Also, I'm smelling everything today! In particular, I smelled stale alcohol all morning and afternoon. This is really weird to me because I remember this specific smell when I was pregnant before (during the TWW). Hard to explain the smell, but I couldn't escape it! CD 20: Felt a bit nauseous today in the car - not something that ever really happens to me. Also bloated today. CD 21: Felt totally normal this morning, but have a full feeling in my pelvic area this afternoon. Some slight cramping/bloating, but mostly just full. Craving anything tart/sour. Wanted lemon yogurt but it wasn't tart enough - can't figure out what will satisfy me. CD 22: CF was creamy today. Also had some diarrhea twice - very strange. The cramping/bloating is still around - noted that if no BFP this month I am genuinely concerned about what would be causing it. I also had very vivid dreams last night - felt very unrested because of it. CD 23: Woke up with very sharp pains in my pelvic area. Hard to even stand up straight, but I got in the shower and it was eventually alleviated by passing some gas. There was no indication initially that it was gas pain so I was definitely concerned, but it went away right away afterwards luckily. Feeling super bloated today (adjusting pants constantly) - had a big lunch so many that's it? Definitely have an increased appetite today!! CD 24: Breasts feel tender today, but I've told myself not to consider this a symptom because I'm still nursing my DD and I was tricked last month by my breast tenderness! Had very vivid dreams again last night - woke up feeling very tired. Had a few weird tummy flutters today too. CD 25: So bloated and full feeling today!! I couldn't suck my stomach in at all! CD 26: BFN this morning on a dollar store cheapie. If I did O on day 15 this would put me at 9 DPO - still early! By this point I genuinely do think I'm pregnant so I even went and bought a couple FRER's as a way of saying "I'll show you!!" Went out to dinner with my mom and ordered myself a glass of red wine and honestly drank it thinking this would likely be my last glass of wine in a long time so I better enjoy it!! Went to the theater after supper and could feel my boobs tingling the whole time (still not trusting it though), and was fighting to stay awake the whole time. CD 27: BFP!!!!!!!! I KNEW IT!!!!!!!!! I hadn't told my husband the day before that I got the BFN, so I was so excited to be able to show him the faint BFP this morning! While it wasn't bright and clear, it also wasn't a squinter! So if I'm right about when I O'd (and, like I said, I really am not sure) then I got my BFP on 10 DPO. CD 28: Yesterday and today had a very warm feeling in my pelvic area - like I had a heating pad on it, except I didn't! Was a very comforting feeling. Boobs still tingling. CD 29: BFP again! Tested again just to see if the line had gotten any darker and it had by quite a bit! Really praying that this baby sticks! We are going into this pregnancy very positive and feeling confident (I refuse to live in fear for the next few months!) Wish us luck with our rainbow baby!!