Early Pregnancy Symptoms and Big Fat Positives
Still can't quite believe it!
My DH and I have been TTC since November of last year, so this would be our third cycle - and we are now pregnant with our first! I'm so thrilled and excited and just crossing my fingers that everything goes well and this babe is healthy. 1-7 DPO: No symptoms really. Some indigestion here and there but didn't really think anything of it. Some tingling in my boobs but that's not too uncommon for me after ovulation. 8DPO: Went to the bathroom early in the morning and had some pink spotting (quite a bit, actually!). Implantation bleeding? 9DPO: Spotting continued but was much less in quantity and was brown. Indigestion. Sore boobs. 10DPO: Spotting continued in the morning and then slowly stopped by afternoon. I was tempted to take a HPT but convinced myself to wait until the next morning so there would be at least 3 days between the time I first started spotting (I read that's the average that most women get a BFP after spotting). Still have indigestion after eating and super tingly boobs. 11DPO: BFN. I took a FRER, IC, and Clearblue Plus. The FRER and IC were stark white - the Clearblue Plus actually had a light blue plus sign but it was so light that I took it to be an evap line. I then spent the rest of the morning googling the statistics of evaps on Clearblue plus pregnancy tests and they are apparently SO common that I convinced myself it meant nothing. I had some sharp (take your breath away type) cramps that night at work (I work from 7p-7a). Convinced that AF was right around the corner. 12DPO: Indigestion and tingly boobs continue. Spent all day (or so it felt) obsessing over the fact that I hadn't gotten a BFP the day before and researched whether or not I could still get a BFP after BFN on 11DPO. Really grumpy that evening, frustrated with the fact that I wasn't pregnant yet. More sharp cramps that evening. 14DPO: This was the day before AF was supposed to arrive. I woke up and wrestled with myself on whether or not I should take another pregnancy test and in the end decided that I'd take the chance of another disappointment. I took another Clearblue plus (I had one left, so I thought why not?), FRER, and IC. BFP ON ALL THREE!!!!! The Clearblue was BLAZING, while the FRER and IC were SUPER faint, but definitely there. Light cramping, my boobs are more sore than they've EVER been. 15DPO: Took another FRER, and three digital tests - the First Response digital, Clearblue Advanced digital, and EPT digital. All positive!!! The FRER had a definite, stronger line this time. Still having a hard time believing this is real!! My DH and I are SO SO SO beyond excited. Good luck and baby dust to all!!