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Bfp at 9dpo

Hey ladies! I've literally stalked this board for years now. Shocked that it's finally my turn- and it's still very early days. I over analysed everything this tww- even actually before I ovulated.

So background...

I'm 31, my fiancé is 39.
We've not really been trying but not preventing, we both said if it happens then we'd be over the moon, but there's no rush.
My cycles are normally 28-30 days long. Normally I ovulate mid cycle- so cd14 for 28, cd15 for 30. I track temps and monitor cm.
This month I ovulated late on cd19- my temps had been really up and down this month so I think I tried to ovulate before but it never happened so I ovulated late.
I will say now- I wasn't sure whether I had ovulated and I started symptom spotting before I had actually ovulated (lol), so ladies, I know it's hard but don't drive yourself mental.

So the symptoms-

O Day- BD twice- so I know this was the day I conceived- my partner was away for the rest of my fertile window!
LOADS of ewcm- was much more than I normally have and extra stretchy. Normally mine is only really watery so this was a curve ball for me.
Mild O cramps/pulls/pinches.

1dpo:
Woke up with sore throats and headache. Weird.
Mild O cramps continued but I was hyper aware of everything at this point.
Overwhelmingly tired.
Heartburn at night.
Temp spiked massively this morning also- which is odd for me, I normally go up for O day and then it's more of a steady climb.
NO CM

2dpo:
Temp goes up again.
Hot flashes at night.
Sore throat continues.
Still very tired.
Stomach cramps a bit stronger- mainly on left side where I ovulated from.

3dpo:
Sore throat and runny nose in the morning again.
Hot!
Cramps are mild but feel like electric rather than af type feelings.
Legs ached behind my knees at night so I couldn't get to sleep for a while.
Had a dream about having a baby- told my partner and he said I was obsessed at the moment. Maybe I was!

4dpo:
Sore throat and runny nose continue in the morning.
HUGE temp spike- it's the highest I've ever had since I started temping.
No CM in underwear but a little inside.
Noticed more after a BM and it was thick and white- I don't normally have this. I'm normally dry straight after O and get more at 6dpo.

5dpo:
Minor temp drop of 0.3 degrees.
Minor cramps continue. This was weird because I don't normally cramp after ovulation until a couple of days before AF.
Headache when I woke up.
Ears kept popping- don't know if this was related but I noted it!
I was extremely anxious and tearful today. Couldn't stop crying.

6dpo:
Temp goes down again but still above coverline
LOADS of thick creamy cm- again, I don't normally get this and it was really weird- it kind of held its shape. A bit like jelly but white! There was a lot of it, but not all day, mainly in the morning.
My hair was SO GREASY and I'd washed it the previous day. It looked like it hadn't been washed in a week.
My skin was also a bit slimy on my face.
Another weird one- and I've noticed this one other time when I had a chemical pregnancy so it might be totally unique for me- but my hands peel- like the skin on my fingers peels off like it's sunburnt. It's really bizarre!
TMI- I couldn't stop pooping today. I think I went 4 times in 2 hours. Normally im a one or two a day girl.
I CRIED ALOT TODAY. And was really anxious. I normally am quite chill till two days before AF.
Electric type cramps in the pm and they were low down and in my uterus. Had a couple of stabs near my ovaries but they weren't painful, more an OH!

7dpo:
Woke up at 3am and couldn't for the life of me get back to sleep.
Temp went back up to the highest it's been (37C)
Peeling fingers continue.
Thick creamy CM
Electric pangs in uterus and ovaries again in the pm for 5 mins.
Had pretty intense cramps briefly at night also on both sides. Sharper than AF cramps for me. I was lying on the sofa so I was really aware of every tug.
Bad nausea in the PM and was nearly sick.
Uterus feels full.

8dpo:
Woke up again in the middle of the night but managed to go back to sleep.
Temp went up a little again.
Mild nausea.
Hot flash in the morning. I took my temp out of interest and it beeped that I had a fever.
Emotional again- I cried at something on tv and I knew I was being ridiculous.
Intense dreams.

9dpo:
Woke up in the middle of the night again.
Higher temp again.
Headache in the morning.
Thick CM and had a lot of it. It took me by surprise and I definitely hadn't had it before.
In the afternoon I went to the shops and I noticed my nipples felt like they were sunburnt- but when I touch them they are fine. My boobs normally hurt just before my period, but this was early and not the same at all.
Aside from that I felt totally fine, maybe a little tired.
One spot of blood- and I mean one!
Took a pregnancy test at night and a faint line came up. BFP.

10dpo:
Took another test, another faint line. But darker. BFP.
Nipples still feel like they are sunburnt.
Very tired. Very shocked!
Other than that I feel completely normal and not pregnant at all!

So ladies- don't worry if you don't have implantation spotting. Don't worry if you don't have every symptom. My biggest things were things like the increased CM (but I do have it any way just not as much) and my sunburnt type nipples. And I was mega tearful and upset for a couple of days. And my temp was up higher than normal and stayed there for a while.

Good luck to all! Praying for a happy and healthy 9 months!

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