Early Pregnancy Symptoms and Big Fat Positives
TOTAL SHOCK, EVEN SPOTTED WHEN AF WAS DUE
I'll start by saying that I have been stalking this thread collectively over a 4 year period, from the very first month I was ttc. DH and I stopped trying after we hit the 1 year mark (not ONE bfp), and decided to focus on our careers. Fast forward to now, cycle #0 of tcc and we did it! It was cycle #0 because we planned to start trying next month. Last period was March 7th, 28/29 day cycles. This is to debunk all of the myths that you can't conceive by dtd on O day only! I was out of town up until O day (March 22nd), when I returned home DH was anxiously awaiting. We dtd MIDNIGHT of March 23, so I hadn't even considered getting pregnant this month.
Up until 14 dpo, all of my symptoms were off and on, save for the constant burping:
earache (4-10dpo) Never had experienced an earache, so I became suspicious, and started seeing if I noticed additional symptoms
insomnia (8-13dpo) slept VERY well night of 13dpo
boobs - montgomery's tubercles (thought it was SO GROSS), sore from 7dpo-14dpo
rash on cheeks, chin, shoulders, chest - 14dpo-
I didn’t care for chocolate when at any given moment I'm usually craving it
burping / heartburn THE ENTIRE TIME. I NEVER BURP.
armpit ache 12dpo-
14dpo- af cramps. Boobs STOPPED hurting 14dpo, which is when AF is due; this happens every cycle immediately before I start to bleed (tmi!)
So I rushed to the bathroom to check, and, lo and behold, bright red dots of blood.
I did think it was interesting that they were so bright and so small, but I chalked it up to just being "weird" and nothing more. Went to sleep, put pad on and waited for af to arrive.
15dpo - Expecting to have af as I wake up and go for morning pee, but ... nothing. Literally, n o t h i n g. This shocked me, 1. because I have never spotted, (it usually makes a grand entrance) and 2. because a full 8 hours had passed. I went to school and decided that this was too strange and warranted the purchase of a pregnancy test. POAS and, BFP! This was literally 2 hours ago, DH is still at work.
All of this to say that my symptoms were NOTHING like those I've read over the years, and to NEVER give up hope until your ACTUAL AF arrives. Blessings and Baby Dust!