Early Pregnancy Symptoms and Big Fat Positives
Unexpected BFP - No Usual Symptoms!
I poured over this website every day while I was TTC! I know what it's like to symptom-spot, so thought I would add my story to give someone some hope. I got my BFP 3 days ago with #1 so I'm nervous but so, so very excited. I am aged 29 with only 2 months TTC so I am very lucky. Here's my story.
1st Month TTC
The first month I had cramps, pains, soreheads, lots of CM and I was CONVINCED I was pregnant. However, all I got was a contact stream of BFN's and AF eventually came as usual.
2nd month TTC
I started using OPK's from Ebay.
BD 2 days in a row (Thursday & Friday) before Positive OPK.
Positive OPK arrived on Saturday when I had a friend coming to stay over for a girlie movie night so we didn't BD on the Saturday.
BD the Sunday night.
That was honestly all the BDing we had time for this month!
3DPO - mild cramps in lower pelvic area
4DPO - mild cramps as above, barely noticeable or worth mentioning
5DPO - 10DPO - No symptoms whatsoever. I had no cramping, no emotional variances, no pains. This stuck out because usually I am a mess with PMS cramps and pains all this week in prep for AF but I was in the best mood ever. Honestly, I didn't have a "down" day all month. I knew something was up.
11DPO - Was lying in bed reading and felt about 6 or 7 sharp twinges in my lower left pelvic area. I remember smiling, something in my brain told me it was implantation. I tested. BFN.
12DPO - Still no symptoms. Tested BFN.
13DPO - Still no symptoms. Tested BFN. Posted on a message board that I was OUT this month. Started to plan for next month.
14DPO - Still no symptoms. Husband had bought a couple beers for the weekend and I was about to pop the cap on one and something in my brain told me to do a test first. Very faint BFP!!!
15DPO - Still no symptoms. Tested Faint BFP again.
16DPO - Still no symptoms. Went to chemist and bought a Clearblue Double Check test kit, had to wait until morning to test.
17DPO - BFP on Clearblue and BFP on Digital Date Tester!!
Doctors Appointment for 2 weeks time to get the ball rolling.
So ladies. My suggestion would be to look for the MISSING symptoms. Sometimes no symptoms is good news! I honestly cannot believe that I felt so overwhelmingly calm and happy all month. It's not how I expected to feel when BFP! I don't feel anything at all! Maybe a little tender in the BBs but that's it.
I know it's early days, and we won't be telling anyone until we have the go-ahead from the Doctor but it's so exciting and nerve-wracking. The waiting doesn't stop though - it's so hard to keep the news to yourself and not scream it from the rooftop.
Hindsight: Something told me this month to book an eye test, a ear test and a dentist appointment. Things I usually avoid as I have a total phobia of Doctors etc. (Pregnancy will be fun for me... not!) So I wonder is my sudden desire to look after myself related? Like my body suddenly flipped a switch and told me it was so important to look after this little baby making machine! :)
GOOD LUCK LADIES!!!
Baby dust to all xx
Good luck ladies!!