Early Pregnancy Symptoms and Big Fat Positives
Just when we were going to "stop trying"
My history: 30, Skinny PCOS since 7th grade, cycles over 160 days, 1 ruptured ectopic. I always knew it was going to be hard for me to have a baby. But there's nothing more I wanted in life. My husband and I started trying about 2 years ago. From all the research I was doing, I knew I had to get my cycles regulated before anything would happen. So i started Vitex. I did vitex for six months, I was getting my period closer to 40/50 day cycles, but still no egg. I found a wonderful RE that would check me out whenever I thought I might be ovulating. I had an HSG done, left tube was blocked - from the ectopic. I was hoping there was some miracle and it would open up by itself, but obviously that's not possible. Anyways, fast forward another 6 months, we decided to try Clomid. Worked great the first cycle - one follicle at 22 and one at 24 (both on open right side). Hubby's sperm was good and abundant so we skipped IUI thinking it would naturally happen. Triggered and all that hoopla. Maybe our timing was off - BFN..womp womp, even used Pre-seed Second round of clomid, one follicle on right, one on left. we figured not to waste money in IUI because of the low chances. Follies were smaller too, BFN Third and final round of clomid. Hubby and I agreed we would stop any kind of intervention after this go, if it happens, it happens, if it doesn't, its not in God's will. We said we'd do the IUI this time with progesterone supplementation, RE agreed Here are the details of this two week wait: Day of IUI - argument with hubby about something pointless- thought the stress would count me out, IUI hurt like a B*TCH!!!! 1 DPO/IUI- Nothing significant, moody and bloated from progesterone 2 DPO - Nausea, but this was probably from the progesterone. some boob pain too, but my boobs are always hurting 3 DPO - weird runny nose, continued bloating and nausea 4 DPO - exhausted beyond exhausted, i'm still blaming the progesterone in my head 5 DPO - runny nose, bloating, nausea goes down 6 DPO - Runny nose, and I had a pinch on the lower left of my uterus and it made me scream a little. (I'm thinking that was an implantation pinch) 7 DPO - Nothing except runny nose on an off, fatigue 8 DPO - Same, I'm thinking I'm out because my boobs are fine, no changes in CM from other failed cycles, no nausea 9-11 DPO - Same - absolutely no symptoms that stood out to me that would be different from a PMS cycle (Back pain, fatigue) 12 DPO - Have a gut feeling I should test. I know they say you should wait 14 days after trigger shot because it still might be in your syste, I just wanted to see what a positive test looked like - i tested, put the stick behind me, gave myself a pep talk, turned around and my heart sank. The two lines were there!!!!!! and it was a dark second, so I kinda knew it couldn't be the trigger left over. 13 DPO - Brownish tinged CM - extreme fatigue HCG - 278 14 DPO - Same 15 DPO - HCG 692! Now I have no symptoms except hunger at almost every hour and fatigue. No sore boobs, no cramping, no nausea, no smell aversions, not emotional. I've had more symptoms on BFN cycles! It'll come ladies, it'll come when you least expect it. Trust in God's plan and everything will fall into place when its meant to be.