Early Pregnancy Symptoms and Big Fat Positives
Conceived Naturally after Infertility
We conceived au naturale thankfully, but I truly thought it would never happen. We had talked of having a baby since we got married but DH kept putting it off. Finally in November 2004, I just stopped taking my birth control. DH knew but never said anything about it. Before he'd always make sure I took it. This time he never said anything. In February, I started looking around the net and came across Fertility Friend and American Baby. I immediately joined up, even though we weren't officially trying. I started tracking my cycle and I think in March of 2005, I had a cycle that was 21 days. I was so worried that something was wrong. From reading up everything I could find, I figured I was ovulating okay, because my cycle wasn't really irregular. It was just short. I even had significant ewcm, but after tracking cm and ovulation pains and my period, I learned that I am extremely regular, I just ovulate early (CD10/11). After months of nothing, even though I had been trying to time our sex for when I knew I was ovulating, I decided to talk to an OBGYN about it. I went at the end of August 2005, he decided that I'm ovulating since I was so regular, I could count on my period showing up on exactly the day I predicted it would. So I was scheduled for an HSG. Beginning of Sept 2005, I had my HSG and everything came out fine. The next step was convincing DH to get a SA done. That was tough. And it never actually happened. Along comes January 2006 and I thought, okay, it's been over a year since I went off BCP, something has to be going on. I decided that cycle to start temping. I'd only been charting cm and o pains for the most part. So I got a BBT and started tracking my temp. DH still wasn't convinced that something was wrong. He was still in the mind that it would happen when the time is right and I just needed to not worry about it. But come on, when do we not worry about these things. So I finally convinced him to get his SA. It was even scheduled. I Ovulated on Jan 28, and later that same day, jumped on a plane to the other side of the country for a week long business trip. I kept temping while out in California. I met up with a friend at 3dpo and was telling her my "symptoms" as if I had any that early. LOL! She said she had a good feeling about this cycle for me. I was like whatever. I'd pretty much given up. I was convinced that it just wasn't meant to be.
Although, I was excrutiatingly sore from all the walking I did during that trip, but only took Tylenol. Hmmm, subconsiously I knew maybe. I got home and after a week of being apart, we just couldn't hold out till DH's SA, so we ended up having sex and had to cancel the SA that was scheduled for Tuesday morning. I was horribly upset that he couldn't hold his end dof the deal. But I figured that was just one more sign that it wasn't meant to be. I had already scheduled another appt with the OBGYN for the following Friday, figuring the SA results would be in and we could discuss the results and were to go from there. I meant to cancel it since we had nothing to discuss with no SA results to look at but work and life got in the way and I never cancelled the appt. The Friday morning of the appt was the day before AF was due. I still hadn't cancelled and was planning on calling them later that day. But that morning something in me decided to test. I was figuring I'd see the "Not Pregnant" on the digital test and be able to move on with the cycle even though AF was still a day away. I set the test on the sink and turned my back. Imagine my surprise when I zipped my pants and turned around to see the word "PREGNANT" on that digital test. I couldn't believe my eyes! It came up pretty quick. I was in shock and expecting it to magically say "Not", but it never did. I was crying, shaking and so nervous, I could hardly breathe. So I called the OBGYN office and they said keep the appt. I took a picture of the test and took it with me to show the doctor! I was so giddy!
He skipped the urine test and ordered a quant blood test. He also did my pap that same day. I waited all day long and finally around 8pm DH came home from work and I surprised him with a book and a picture of the test. Here I am, almost 10 weeks now and loving every minute, except the m/s of course. LOL! Once we got the confirmation from the blood test (Beta was 61 at 13dpo), we called all of our family. We had to wait the whole weekend and the secret was eating us up. We couldn't wait to share our good news! And everyone was thrilled. This is the first granchild for both sides, so it will definitely be a spoiled baby.
Our first u/s was at 7w1d and we saw the heartbeat. We even got to hear the little thing beating. Amazing and strong at 160 bpm. It was all I could hope for.