Early Pregnancy Symptoms and Big Fat Positives
Knocked Up at 41
I turn 41 in a few weeks. DH is coming up to 45. This will be my first. Been TTC for 11 months but spent the first few months trying around the wrong times and generally being ignorant. I was operating on decades old info and old wives tales. Re-educated myself and started charting and using OPK’s and cervix position, CM monitoring.
1-7 DPO nothing but boobs feel heavier than usual this luteal phase.
8DPO – a small amount of brown/pink cm accompanied by the usual self-doubt, so I disregard it.
9 and 10DPO – High, nervous energy like adrenalin resulting in numerous trips to the bathroom for numero 2’s. Also a few twinges in vaginal area.
11 DPO – Nothing, nothing, NOTHING.
12 DPO – Hello vaginal cramps, nice to hear from you again.
13DPO – Awake early and turning on my side activate an intense 1 sec cramp in lower belly. Fed up with the ambiguities I take a cheapie test (Innovacon). Nothing but wait…is that a line? I take a shower, check the test again. Yup it IS a very faint but colored line and even sleepy DH can see it too when I shove it in his face. Cautiously, we congratulate ourselves and I swear not to obsess until the blood test proves otherwise. How mature of me.
14DPO – I am obsessing beyond belief. I wake up every 2 hrs and think about the test. I dream about a test that is neg but upon throwing in the bin I see that it is positive. I get up and take a Clearblue Early-HPT. It takes a full 5 mins to see anything but the second line comes up and is faint but clear. I high five my DH and we act like this is a piece of cake as though to ward off the underlying worry about chemical pregnancies.
I have no twinges or cramps or sore boobs today (14DPO as I write) but I definitely feel pregnant, constant tiredness behind the eyes and my boobies are definitely heavier or something.
Like many people on this site – I started to believe the two pink lines would never show; that I missed out by meeting the right man too late in life; that I had too much wine and ciggies in my past etc and so forth. I didn’t think I’d be the type to get an early result and didn’t think I’d be the type to see implantation spotting. But check me out – we did it, just hope the beloved bean sticks. Best to you all.