Early Pregnancy Symptoms and Big Fat Positives
God + Clomid =BFP
I have been reading these BFP stories and they have given me hope in my time of sadness and depression. Thank you ladies. I am 27 and for the most part had irregular and painful periods. I went on bc pills to regularize it and reduce extreme cramps. It worked but my cycles kept getting shorter and shorter, so I came off. No bc pills, regular periods but no pregnancy. In total, I was actively trying to conceive for five years, in the latter part of the third year of trying, I was sent for an HSG. It was discovered that my right tube was blocked as the dye couldn’t pass through (the examination was very painful at this point). So I was scheduled for a lap surgery in the year of 2012. It was successful and I decided that I would wait a year to try again, because I wanted to finish up grad school. I restarted in March of 2013 and I kept getting negatives. So I went back to my gynae for a checkup, where he scheduled me for another HSG. Surprisingly, it wasn’t as painful as the first time, I figured because my tubes were clear. The dye went through and I was diagnosed as NORMAL. I brought the results to my gynae and he said “well it seems you may not be ovulating the way you should” so he prescribed clomid 50 on cycle day 2-6. AF came December 22 (but DH was a little disappointed on Christmas night) and I started clomid on the 23, I was in high spirits (couldn’t wait for the days to count down and be gone with). I was feeling extremely happy when the week ran off, then came some serious headaches, extremely high body temp (not ovulation), crazy dreams. Ovulated on January 3, 2014, BD every night from Dec 30 til Jan 2, DH was tired, so he rested and we BD on the 5th. I started getting paranoid, though I knew that a male’s sperm can last for up to five days inside. Then here come cramps and more weird dreams. I didn’t log my symptoms (thought it would be bad luck, but I mentally kept a log). So this is what I mentally recorded: 1-3 DPO Felt normal but felt like I pulled a muscle in my lower abdomen 4 DPO Cramping (thought crap! AF is out to get me early this month….started to worry that clomid had changed my somewhat normal cycle) 5 DPO Extreme cramping and couldn’t sleep on my sides and DH really worried. 6 DPO Severe cramping thought that AF was coming for sure (felt like my first menstrual period). 7 DPO Extreme headache, severe cramping, tender boobs, extremely tired (definitely not me, I’m like an energizer bunny) and angry at DH (again not me). 8 DPO Extreme cramping, headache subsides, tired, bloated (thinking yup definitely AF, but praying it wasn’t) 9 DPO Same as 8DPO but decided to do a home pregnancy test BFN (:-( was definitely thinking I had missed my chance and would have to go again the next month) 10- 13 DPO Same as 8DPO and decided not to test again and just wait for AF take over (extremely depressed, couldn’t even find the courage to read any more BFP stories). That night I prayed even harder for a New Year’s and birthday gift that I longed for. 14 DPO (Jan 17, 2014) Extreme cramping, bloated and decided to do a home pregnancy test again (though I said I wouldn’t). Watched as the control line came up and no test line, I burst into tears asking God why this again…….then, is that a line, a very faint test line? I decided not to read into it. I showered for work and after showering I looked again. It was definitely a faint line, so I thought to myself what a weird, twisted joke if the test was invalid. I went through work with the faint line on my mind. Later that evening I grabbed about five more pregnancy tests and headed home. I made sure I skipped a few times I had to go. Sure enough when I reached home and did the first one, the line was still faint but darker…..yup confirmed it my BFP!!!!!!! Did two the next day, one in the morning and one in the evening and was praying the whole time not to see the negative that I am used to. It’s now the 19th of January and my last test lines have gotten darker. It feels so good and God answered my prayer when I least expected it. I’m due for an appointment on Tues January 21 for my blood test to officially confirm that I am indeed on my way to becoming a mummy :-)I will definitely keep you all posted. To each and every one trying to get their BFP, there are going to be times when you’re really depressed and you feel you are the only one out there not getting the chance to carry a baby while everyone else is having babies, but God will give you yours in due time. You have to become strong, be patient and be positive. It happened for me on the first try with clomid and DH and I are beyond happiness. KEEP TRYING ladies!!!!! I hope my little bean sticks and BABY DUST TO ALL!!!!!! P.S. Sorry for such a long BFP story but I wanted to share everything and I want to read more BFP stories.