Early Pregnancy Symptoms and Big Fat Positives
Finally Pregnant After 7 Cycles of Trying, a Miscarriage and a Chem Pregnancy!
So our story is this. My DH is 31, I'm 29 and we have been TTC since October of 2011.
We have an almost 3 year old daughter whom we conceived naturally, with no effort. When trying to get pregnant with our daughter, we had sex five nights in a row, always used Pre-Seed, right around my fertile window and I laid in bed all night with a pillow under my tush. Boom! Got a BFP on the day of my period, first cycle. My only memory was that I had bad cramping and I thought my period was going to be a killer. My boobs didn't hurt that much, I didn't get HG (extreme morning sickness) until week 7. I had a baby dream that we were shopping (my hubby and I) and he had his arms filled with pink baby stuff. That kind of made me wonder, so I woke up and ran to Target and got a test, it was instantly positive.
I got the Mirena IUD in at my 6 week appointment following the birth of my daughter. I had horrible PPD and a bad hospital birth experience so I wanted to avoid pregnancy at all cost! I loved the Mirena IUD, it didn't effect my breastfeeding (I nursed her for 17 months- woo hoo!) It didn't cause any weight gain or make me turn into a monster.
October 16th, 2011 I got my IUD out with the idea of the kids being 3 years a part. (I can’t do babies back to back)
We got pregnant right away but miscarried at 6 weeks on Thanksgiving. We let December go by without trying because I wanted to let my body have a chance to recover.
Then it was month after month of trying different things. I charted with an OPK every month so I knew when I was ovulating and we had sex through out the month. But every time, I laid on my back with a pillow under my tush and used Pre-Seed.
I did everything. I tried baby dancing every other day, every 2 days... I did 3 cycles of FertilAid and Fertile CM.. nothing. I did a cycle of Soy Isoflavones and acupuncture and nothing. I did a cycle of 'not trying' and got no pregnancy, once again... each month it was a sad disappointment that I couldn't get pregnant. In March I think I had a chemical pregnancy, I got a very faint pos but my period came (on time) 2 days later and the lines never got darker. Maybe it was an evap?
So the month of May, we did things differently. My husband stopped drinking wine with dinner. This cycle, he started taking 3 FertilAid for men a day and 3 sperm count boost pills a day, starting on the day I got my period (May 2nd 2012)
This cycle: We baby-danced on cycle day 10, 12, 13 and 14 (at night) and Ovulation happened the night of day 14/morning of day 15. Every time we had sex, we used Pre-Seed lube and I feel asleep for a few hours with a big pillow still under my tush. I crossed my legs to ensure nothing leaked out. Every night I'd wake at 2 or 3am, still lying in bed with the pillow under me. I had an orgasm every time we BD'd except for the time on cycle day 12. I drank lemonade all through out the day, ice cream every night after dinner and took a prenatal and 2 fish oil pills. I don't know what worked exactly, so I'm listing everything I did.
(I don’t know if its a factor but the month before I got pregnant, I did acupuncture and a round of Soy Isoflavones. That cycle didn't take, but the next one did.)
I didn't really notice any symptoms because every month I got pretty good at telling myself I was pregnant. My boobs started to get sore at 8DPO and I was sleeping really good at night. My uterus had that full, heavy feeling and whoa, worst headaches ever! At 12DPO, I was on my way to get my daughter something from Target, while I was in there I was like, "What the heck...might as well get another box of First Response..." and then we went for our lunch date with the girls at Nordstrom Cafe. I had the box still in my diaper bag and having to pee every hour, so I took a test right there...in Nordstrom's bathroom, before lunch! I put it in my bag, washed my hands, walked out and met up with my girlfriends and our kids for lunch. About 15 min later I glanced in my bag and my heart fell on the floor! It was a faint positive! I passed it around the table and everyone agreed...BFP!
So yes, I got my BFP at Nordstrom... what is even better, as I am sitting at lunch, staring at this BFP, I got a call from a fertility specialist who wanted to start me on treatments. It felt so good to say, "I wont need to schedule those appointments because I just got a positive pregnancy test!"
I am now almost 6 weeks along and due February 6th, 2013. My first appointment is June 27th 2012 and I am just over the moon! So excited! Our family doesn't know yet and we are flying home to California to tell everyone. I pray this one sticks. I have had two blood tests and my numbers are increasing and very high. My progesterone levels are high too. Feeling sick already, but I hear that's a good sign too.
Keep your head up ladies, your BFP will come too.