Early Pregnancy Symptoms and Big Fat Positives
BFP IUI-Gonal F cycle 1
My DH 28 and I 29 have been TTC for a year. Month after month of trying naturally failed. it is truly the most disheartening feeling to go through the process of OPK's....timing the BDing especially with extremely busy schedules, long commute and hectic work and the worst part is having to see the negative pregnancy tests each month. this caused me much grief, depression and cynicism.
After 6 months of TTC naturally we started seeing a fertility specialist who ordered a myriad of tests. the anxiety was affecting me and all the tests were taking so much time and i was becoming so impatient and frustrated but knew we had to take our time and try to get to a root cause. all my tests came up perfect but DH was diagnosed with teratozoospermia; meaning his morphology was bad. Doc suggested an IUI and we signed up to begin. Before beginning; upon discovering the sperm morphology issue we proceeded to purchase fertilaid for men along with count boost and motility and retested in 6 weeks which showed triple the numbers and normal morphology. it also helped that DH stopped taking warm/hot showers completely per doctor's recommendation.
Doc advised us that we can continue to try naturally which we did for one more month...again another failure.
We did the IUI with injectibles. i had no side effects from the gonal f and good stimulation. we had 2 good sized follicles and triggered on day 13 of having started taking the daily injections. i had back to back iui's on day 13 and 14 and also took endometrin every day after.
DH and i put all our hope and faith into this try and believed with whole heart this had to be it....my birthday was approaching and we anticipated it because a year ago on my birthday was when we first began the TTC journey. the much talked about bethlehem star which appears every 2000 years was out in full effect and shining and it followed me all the way home while i lay with my knees up in the back seat of our SUV on our 1 hour drive home after our first IUI. something felt very promising about that....
1-4 dpo felt no symptoms....maybe a few minor tugs on the left side but thats it
5dpo-7 dpo--started having vivid dreams to the point where i felt i was dreaming all night....woke up in nightsweats and needed a fan even though the AC was on full blast....just felt soo warm and uncomfortable....had hard time falling back asleep. started feeling thirsty during night and feeling the need to pee during night which never happens
8dpo---i sat home alone watching the chronicles of narnia and ate a huge plate of food and still felt hungry...couldnt stop eating then all of a sudden...i started crying (it wasnt even a sad part---it was a fight scene)....and i could not stop crying...it was insane...i had no control over it...the tears and sobbing continued for a good 8 mins.
no cm observed except that endometrin is messy and causes discharge (usually white) as it is a white vaginal suppository
9 -10dpo-extreme tiredness....napping during day which never happens....falling asleep anywhere from couch to car....continue to have night sweats, vivid dreams
11 dpo--DH asks me when im going to test...told him period not due until next 5-6 days so didnt want to take the chance and test too early in case of false negative. tested anyway with FRER and FMU and after 2.5 mins saw a second faint pink line. God alone knows how long and hard i had hoped and wished to see 2 lines on a stick. it was surreal for DH and I ...we could not believe it and were excited but cautious
12 dpo tested with another FRER and FMU...faint positive again....2 lines very clear...second line came up in under 30 seconds
13 dpo tested with another FRER and FMU this time late in the evening...instantly 2 dark lines showed up.....so excited.
First IUI and we had success!!!!!!!! I am hoping and praying hard each day for a successful pregnancy! there is a possibility of twins whcih is also exciting.
I took mucinex daily about 6 days before expected ovulation date, also took red raspberry leaf tablets, maca, fertilaid for women.
Trust in God ladies....not in statistics....i worried over statistics till i went crazy. tell yourself it will happen. believe. have faith. put faith into action. DH and i bought 2 pink baby vests and a pack of huggies little snugglers and slept with the vest and diapers each night as if we were hugging them.
These boards have given me lots of hope on my journey and just want to tell you all still trying that it WILL happen for you!