Early Pregnancy Symptoms and Big Fat Positives
BFP second pregnancy!
Hello everyone! I feel so blessed to be able to share my BFP story with you. This is our second month TTC. We already have a wonderful 18 month old boy and can't wait to expand the family! Hoping that the new year brings baby dust and healthy pregnancies to all of you out there!
Since we were only half-trying, I didn't keep a record of symptoms like I did for my first pregnancy. With NYE and a bad flu virus hitting the whole family for the first 10 days of 2017, we kind of tried when we could, maybe three times in total this cycle, and I had no idea when I was ovulating since I was still trying to understand my cycle after stopping the pill. What's really funny is that the dates of my LMP are exactly the same for both pregnancies!
So we BD'd on CD 13, 18 and sometime later, I felt ovulation twinges around CD 16 but cannot say for sure since I wasn't taking my temperature. I thought we were out since we weren't trying regularly...
CD 19-26 (3-10 DPO): bad flu, sick and tired, couldn't really think of anything else besides getting home from work in one piece and wondering if DS was old enough to tuck me into bed.
CD 28-29 (12-13 DPO): feeling really tired around 4pm. You know how the tiredness feels different during pregnancy? I recognized the same feeling and was also tired around 4pm during my first pregnancy. My nipples also started tingling here and there but I didn't notice any color or size changes. During my first pregnancy, my nipples got super dark and large by 10DPO, hubby's eyes were falling out of his head LOL.
CD 30 (14 DPO): ouch, sharp pinching on my pubic bone! I was like, wait a sec.. I had twinges like these throughout my first pregnancy. These were really distinct from the general aches and twinges around ovulation and leading up to AF so I started wondering..... Af was supposed to arrive on CD31 based on my previous cycle. I was getting typical menstrual-type aches around my lower back and hips so I was pretty sure we were out this month. Last month I tested furiously after my nipples grew twice their size (seriously) - huge hit to the morale, in the end BFN and period came about 2 days late, nipples went back to their regular size a few days after. I really didn't want to endure the same disappointment again so kind of put the idea out of my head and didn't test or symptom spot.
CD 31 (15 DPO): No AF. Hmm, maybe it's late. Maybe I didn't ovulate. Who knows? Anyway, had a 18 month old to chase after so one quickly forgets what day of the week it is...
CD 32 (16 DPO): Light brown smear when wiping early morning. I thought, ok, I'm out, better put a tampon when I take my son for his baby swim class. Before going to the pool, the spotting was gone. Hmm, decided to risk it, went to the pool without a tampon. By the end of the day, nothing. OH. I started googling like mad. "Light brown spotting instead of period" and the sort. I read that while implantation takes place 6 - 12 days after ovulation, spotting might happen later, sometimes around the time of the expected period. I also had slight nausea in the mornings for the past few days but since I had zero nausea during my first pregnancy, I brushed it off. BUT NOW, I was starting to get interested..... So I got a HPT..
CD 33 (17 DPO): Still no spotting, so I tested first thing in the morning while hubby was changing DS. I hate the feeling of watching the dye spread over the test and the test line comes up while you squint your eyes out trying to see if a second line starts appearing. This time, the test line showed up and almost immediately a second line started appearing. I got so flustered, set the test down for 30 sec, looked at it again, super dark line! Broke the news to hubby who was in the middle of wrestling a butt-naked toddler trying to breakdance on the changing table. Needless to say, we were ecstatic!
I'm now at CD 35 and just visited my OBGYN. Getting my blood work done tomorrow! I also wanted to say to all those TTC a second pregnancy that the symptoms can be really really different! So far, it has been the case for me. Waves of nausea while I had zero the first time. Not too tired this time but exhausted the first. No breasts changes besides tenderness this time; first time they changed right away. Not sure what to expect this time round, just crossing my fingers that I'm able to get enough rest and our little bean arrives healthy to meet his big brother!
GL and baby dust to all of you TTC and thanks for reading!