Early Pregnancy Symptoms and Big Fat Positives
BFP and 40 years old!
I am so incredibly grateful. We have a 12 year old and a 14 year old and haven't used any protection for the past 13 years. I had about given up on my chances but still held out a glimmer of hope. My dr. diagnosed me with insulin resistance and put me on metformin a year and a half ago. Finally found some exercise that worked for me and the pounds began to come off. I'm down about 20 pounds from our beginning. This month, dh was mentally prepared to try (he said he's always had mental blocks in the past around conception) and we BD's on O day and the day after and used Pre-Seed. 2 dpo: The symptoms began. I immediately had sore nipples which made me think of what it felt like when I had been breastfeeding years ago. I also had a couple of dizzy spells and felt some pulling in my lower abdomen. 3 dpo: Slightly nauseous. Really sore nipples. Some pulling in lower abdomen. 4 dpo: Still really painful nipples; tired but really busy too; light cramps; light nausea and some dizziness. 5 dpo: Still those crazy painful nipples! Moods are pretty stable. Hot flashes are becoming my "norm." 6 dpo: Nipples feel like they have daggers in them; flushing hot a lot; nausea in the AM 7 dpo: Still hot but not as hot; nipples still have a pinch-like pain; some cramps and light waves of nausea 8 dpo: Nipple pain continues but now full breast soreness; the hot flashes are back; troublesome sleep; stomach cramps (from the metformin?) 9 dpo: Nipples still sore but maybe a little less? Nausea waves when hungry. Pulling in lower abdomen; I can smell water and it smells awful! Almost a metallic smell? 10 dpo: Breasts are definitely bigger. Nipple pain continues. Stretching in lower abdomen. Tired. DH says areolas are bigger, but I don't see it. But perhaps the biggest thing for me was a premonition. All of the sudden I just knew that not only was I pg, I was going to have a musician. Can't really explain that one! 11 dpo: Upper Respiratory tickle and cough; very sore breasts and nipples; Tired by 4 PM. Nausea this morning but not terrible. Abdominal stretching feeling. 12 dpo: BFP! Faint line on a generic POAS with FMU. I am so incredibly grateful!!! Breasts are huge. Still have this cold. Smells are really starting to bother me! Of course, I'm also starting to question it because I went back to the stick an hour later and the line had diminished to so faint I had to squint to see it. Will test again tomorrow.