Early Pregnancy Symptoms and Big Fat Positives
First Time TTC BFP!
This is my boyfriend and I's first time ttc. So I thought that I was going crazy when I was having symptoms so early after our first time, I thought I was just symptom spotting. On Christmas my boyfriend and I decided that we were ready to have a child. My estimated ovulation was the 28th. Now this may or may not be accurate because I have never really tracked my cycles before, a lot of times my periods came a few days early or a few days late, so I never really cared to track them, I just kind of went with it (and I never really ever had a reason to). So the ovulation date I am using is just my estimate based on the date I had my period in December. We DD on Christmas, the 28th, 31st, and 1st, just in case my ovulation was later than expected. 1-3 dpo: Slight cramps, almost like period cramps, but not quite as harsh. They were just kind of irritating 4-7 dpo: EXHAUSTED. On New Years Eve I woke up at 6 a.m. and ended up staying up until 6 a.m. on New Years Day and then only slept for like 4 hours, so I assumed when I took a 6 hour nap later that evening it was because I just hadn't gotten enough sleep. But the next few days afterwards I was still getting between 8-12 hours of sleep a night, but when I woke up, I was still exhausted. This is extremely unusual for me considering I usually sleep very poorly. 8-10dpo: I didn't really have any symptoms between 8-10dpo. 11-14dpo: Sore boobs. My boobs usually get sore the week before AF, so I didn't think much about it. They were mostly just tender to the touch, again nothing unusual. I was also extremely emotional and moody (coming from my boyfriend) Which is also not really uncommon the week before my period. At this point I just decided to wait to see if AF came instead of testing, because I was convinced AF was right around the corner and I didn't want to be disappointed. 14-18dpo: My boobs were extremely sore. I could barely move without complaining about them, at this point I knew something was off with my body because they had never felt like this before, even before and during AF. For a regular 28 day cycle AF was due on 15 dpo and she didn't show up, but as I said, I knew my day of ovulation could have been slightly off so I was going to give it until the end of the week to see if AF showed up. 19 dpo: BFP!!! I couldn't wait until the end of the week because I was just too tired of waiting, so I had my boyfriend pick up some tests on the way home from work and I took them around 6 p.m. I used the digital kind so I couldn't convince myself there were two lines if there really wasn't. Both came up "pregnant" in like a minute. 20 dpo: Took a third test this morning with same "pregnant" result!