Early Pregnancy Symptoms and Big Fat Positives
My Miracle at 42!
I have stalked this page for nearly two years, trying to match my TWW symptoms with BFP stories, hoping that mine would be the next. I was convinced that I would never get (and stay) pregnant, having had a miscarriage at 21 (7 weeks) and a chemical pregnancy at 41. My son (adopted) has been asking for a sibling, and my new husband has no children - we were ready to add to our family. I had been diagnosed (and possibly misdiagnosed - no 2 docs ever agreed!) with endometriosis, HPV, cervical and uterine polyps, menorrhagea, bicornuate uterus, and cervical cancer. I pretty much had no faith in the medical field, so I decided to research & take things into my own hands. I started drinking raspberry leaf tea (1-2 cups/day), Vitex (800mg/day), royal jelly, prenatal vitamins, and eventually added on ubiquinol. I stopped taking the Vitex after one year (6 weeks ago), as it seemed to be suppressing my ovulation. Of course, I used PreSeed. I also started temping & paying close attention to my body. My husband is home only 3 nights/week, so we BD like crazy when he's here! Which brings me to this week. My chart wasn't looking much different from most of the previous ones, so I wasn't getting my hopes up. I noticed that I O'd 4 days late, so when AF didn't make her regularly scheduled appearance, I thought nothing of it. Then 4 days later (17d LP), no AF, and still had high temps. So I pulled a Dollar Store cheapie out, since it wouldn't break the bank and 30 seconds later...BFP!!! After thanking God, I told my husband - I think he's still in shock! I was still in total disbelief, so today I tested on a Target stick with SMU that was diluted with a cup of coffee, a cup of tea & 2 glasses of juice - another BFP!!! So - here are my symptoms... 1-13 dpo - nothing. 14 dpo - stabbing pains on the sides of my bbs, then super-tender bbs (I wouldn't even take my bra off at night!) 15-16 dpo - bbs slightly tender; I usually crave cheese before AF arrives, and I noticed that I had a slight aversion to it. 17 dpo - very mild sporadic cramping - I figured that AF would probably show, but decided to test anyway...BFP! 18 dpo - continued mild cramping & a tiny little bit of spotting when I wipe - still couldn't believe it, so I tested again - another BFP! 19 dpo - cramping & spotting are both gone, so I'm thinking it was just a little hormone shift & I'm going to be making an appointment with a doc! Sorry for such a lengthy and detailed post, but I know that I've read every single one, hoping for some reassurance & if my story can offer anyone any peace of mind and hope, I'm happy to share! God is great - He allowed me to grow one Miracle in my heart, and now He's giving me a chance to grow another below it! I thought I'd never have a chance at pregnancy, but He gave me the leads to try a different path and to remind me of the power of prayer! Baby dust to all - I truly hope that everyone here gets their chance at Motherhood!