Early Pregnancy Symptoms and Big Fat Positives
Third Times a Charm
Hi Ladies! Stalked this board for the past 4 months and promised myself to share my own story as reading through these boards really helped comfort me during the TWW. Little bit about me- I am 26 years old and my fiancé is 34. I had been on the pill since I was 18 years old and just went off in January 2018. My first period was 5 days late and then next cycle I was right back on track. I have a 28 day cycle and AF always shows up on time. We weren’t actively trying as soon as I got off the pill- we decided because we were moving into our new home end of march that we would begin trying after my period in early April. I definitely thought it was going to be super easy and that it would happen the first time no problem, so when AF showed up right on time it was a big bummer. I cheered myself up and reminded myself that it takes most couples a year- I decided no more tears until at least 4 months of trying. AF showed up the second time right on time again. My only main concern was that since being off the pill I have not had ANY EWCM. We used Pre-seed every time we BD the first month, and did the deed every night 5 days up to the big O and 2-3 days after to be safe. Here’s what we did this time round: Decided to not buy any OPK’s. B/c my cycle is already regular I knew approx when I would ovulate and decided to not get caught up in waiting for that smiley face to appear. We BD every night for a week leading up to ovulation. I had been taking prenatals since April but this month started taking an additional B12/B6 vitamin everyday as well. For the week leading up to OV i started taking evening primrose oil (supposed to help with CM) I started the dose low- 100mgs right after my period ended and then 300mgs two days before O and the day of. I suspected I ovulated June 16th but had no symptoms but I stopped the primrose oil that day. I also had freshly squeezed grapefruit juice everyday for the week leading up to O (also supposed to help with CM) I still had no EWCM in my in underwear during my cycle- just creamy CM. However on the day I suspected I ovulated we BD and when he pulled out there was definitely EWCM on both of us (TMI, sorry) I only used Preseed on the day before O this time. AF was supposed to show her face June 29th and didn’t but I felt low dull cramping all day and new she was coming....but never did. The only symptom Ive had is sore boobs. My nipples always get tender before O and then feel better before AF. This time my boobs are quite tender at the sides near my armpits. The only other symptom I can think of is that I have been STARVING- I ate so much yesterday and nothing was satisfying me. Nothing other than that. I took a test last night (day AF was due) and got a BFN- Threw it in the garbage. Woke up this morning with still no AF- I checked the test in the garbage (dollar store test) and its a BFP!! I took a FRER and CBD this morning and both positive- 2 weeks. I go for a blood test on Wednesday. Keep your fingers crossed for me and good luck ladies!