Early Pregnancy Symptoms and Big Fat Positives
Rainbow Baby BFP!
Hubs (37) and I (35) have always been of the mind that if "it happens it happens" but I've always been really irregular, and was told we may need to do Clomid etc. We never took action but in May we got a surprise BFP! Sadly, it was followed quickly by a miscarriage at 6.5 weeks. We were crushed so we decided to try right away and see what happened. I began charting my temps and using OPKs to get a grip on my irregular cycle. I used the miscarriage as the CD1 of my cycle, and I finally O'd at day 47, without ever having an AF. We did the BD and hoped for the best… I had heard you are more fertile after a MC so we figured why not take advantage. It worked out that we got a BFP without every having a full cycle after MC!
Some things we tried: Being irregular and "possible PCOS" (never diagnosed) I started to take a vitamin that include Vitex, myo-inositol and D-chiro inositol.. but not for long. I began to worry that I was screwing up my cycle worse, so I only took it approximately CD16-37 (with O on CD47). No idea if it made a difference. I also tried spearmint tea for PCOS. And we used Preseed every time.
3dpo - Light Cramps. A TINY bit of spotting
4dpo - Light Cramps.
5dpo - Weird dreams last night. Woke up congested/allergy symptoms. Short temper.
6dpo - Woke up in the middle of the night. Still feeling congested and sneezing like crazy. Can't stop yawning! Gas.. Twinges of pain in bbs and ovary.
7dpo - Hot at night and woke up a lot with strange dreams. Congested and sneezy again. Feeling sort of feverish and nauseous - but think it could be from drainage (gross). Feeling a little sick working on a computer. Headache. SUPER CRABBY. PMS?
8dpo - Crazy dreams again. Still congested/runny nose. Slightly short of breath but feeling like I am imaging everything. Overwhelming afternoon yawns. Felt sick after usual workout (but might be heat?)
9dpo - Cramps. Still sneezy but symptoms subsiding a bit. Still so tired though, especially in afternoon. A couple of people at work asked me if I am sick! (thanks). My skin and scalp are itchy.
10dpo - Woke up at night a lot again. Congested again and throat so itchy - it all mimics allergies only slightly worse. Pulling/discomfort at belly button. Sicker than normal riding in the car. BFN on Wondfo and Clear Blue Digital Weeks Predictor.
11dpo - Cramps. One streak of brown on toilet paper. Feels like AF is coming.
12dpo - Yawning and exhausted. Belly button feeling continues. BFP on same tests! (Digital says 1-2 weeks)
13dpo - Neck ache like I have the flu - still with the allergy symptoms and cramps.
14dpo - More energy today (but I've been trying to sleep more). Still flu-like neck ache and belly button pain.
15dpo - Feeling perfect today.
16dpo - Nipples starting to hurt/itch. BFP via blood test at Dr. (639hcg!)
Overall, allergy-like symptoms were the biggest sign for me (had this both times) and shortness of breath. Also, had light cramping consistently which normally I only get when AF shows up. Also, I never got a full positive on an OPK- though we did BD when it was "close" to dark enough.
Hoping for the best for us and that this gives hope to someone out there trying for a rainbow baby. :)