Early Pregnancy Symptoms and Big Fat Positives
BFP TTC #1 - one month
Hi all, So, I got my BFP after only one month of trying. (Though, it could technically be 2 months...in January we just decided to throw caution to the wind but I was pretty sure I had already ovulated). I am SHOCKED, to say the least...as well as nervous and very very excited! There's still some unknowns as I had some spotting last week and symptoms disappearing, but HCG levels look good and doc wants an early ultrasound to confirm "Viable pregnancy" next Friday. 1dpo-2dpo - Nothing really. I kept thinking I felt warmth in my uterus, but it was likely in my head. lots of watery cm 3dpo - felt some cramping. Later that evening I was exhausted and couldn't keep my eyes open. I was SUPER hot all night, and felt uncomfortable in my skin. I thought I was getting the flu. Woke up in the middle of the night sweating hard. 4dpo-7dpo - creamy CM. tender bb's, which is normal for me before AF. Nothing too bad 8dpo - neck started becoming stiff. felt like I was getting the flu again...felt like my glands were swollen, went to bed early 9dpo - REALLY thought I was getting the flu. Body ached, felt like I was hit by a train, temp was 99.3...decided to test with a cheapie 10miu with FMU...could have sworn I saw a faint faint faint shadow of a line but convinced myself I was seeing things. Stayed in bed all day. Held my pee for 4 hours and took a FRER just to satisfy curiosity...faint positive BFP! 10dpo - all symptoms GONE. nothing. line on HPT not any darker, still SO faint. Confused and scared 11dpo - EXHAUSTION...legs hurt, cramping, bloating, felt like I was hit by a train again. Needed to curl up in bed after work early. Can't believe I even made it through the work day 12dpo-14dpo - NOTHING. All symptoms disappeared. I felt like I was NUTS. FRER line was slightly darker on 13dpo but still not dark. Started seeing some "spotting" (hard to explain...it looked like my normal brown tinged discharge before AF. SO scared I was having a chemical pregnancy 14dpo - called OB and they got me in for blood test right away. HCG = 282, progesterone somewhere around 28? Doc said all looked OK but needed to test again 16dpo - tested HCG again 17dpo (today) - doc calls and HCG = 651, progesterone around 28 i think. She said all seemed normal for early pregnancy! Wants to do an ultrasound on March 24th to confirm viable pregnancy. Can't believe I got a BFP so early! We used preseed...like every time. We also BD'ed every day, for like 9-10 days straight during my fertile window. I'm pretty sure DH was getting tired by the end lol. Anyway, I'm 31, DH is 31 (we actually have the same birthday) Due date is November 14th so far...but I think it's more like November 17th. I ovulated late...I usually have 28-29 (MAYBE up to 31 day) cycles. I O'ed on CD18. Hoping this baby sticks!!