Early Pregnancy Symptoms and Big Fat Positives
BFP at 39 baby#2
Hello Ladies! I have been reading your stories the past 7 months and hoped one day I can add mine. Today is the day:) I have a six year old son whom I conceived the first try when I was 34. My husband and I thought that we were happy with one child and for years it never crossed our minds that we should have another baby. Then something changed around my son's 5th birthday and all of a sudden we started talking about a second baby. By the end of last summer we agreed that we will go for it. I had a regular visit to my midwife and she assured me that everything looked good and got the green light to start trying. I thought it would happen right away.. so much for planning.. In October, the first month when I used OPK tests I've got bfp for two days then it was negative :( and the journey began. I was paying attention to my cm and used OPK tests for the next three months and nothing happened. Then I signed up for Fertility Friend and started taking my bbt in addition to checking my cm and using opk and that gave me a really good idea how my body was actually working. Fast forward another three months we went on vacation and I thought I will not try this time, just have fun whenever I feel like:) Don't get me wrong I was still checking my fertile signs and took my temps every morning but was not bd planning. The day of our trip came and the opk turned +, I did have fertile cm for four days including that day which was cd15. We arrived to the resort and jumped in the hot tub, had a few drinks and got very relaxed.. that night we had fun.. the next morning my bbt jumped and stayed high so I knew I ovulated cd15. And this was it, we had not had sex the previous days and not after 4 days of ovulation. I got my bfp 11 dpo. In the past 6 months we always bd the few days leading up to ovulation but never on the day of ovulation because we were exhausted by then. So for me O day was key. This was the only month when the opk was only positive for a day, previously it was always positive two days in a row. The first month on fertility friend I ovulated the day after the second positive opk, the second month I ovulated the second positive day and the third month I ovulated the only one day of the positive opk. So I learned that opk is a good indication but it can't tell when you actually ovulate. My cycles are anywhere between 27 and 31 days. These past three months two times I ovulated on cd15 and one time on cd18, my luteal phase was always 11 days. As far as pregnancy symptoms I had none. The only thing that was strange at 8dpo when I was at the grocery store those scented garbage bags were smelling really intense to me, tender breasts and mild cramps like usual before AF. When my temp did not drop at 10 dpo, I suspected that something was up:) So just two months before my 40th birthday it finally happened:) I hope everything goes well and I get to experience this miracle one more time. Baby dust to all! It will happen, I promise!