Early Pregnancy Symptoms and Big Fat Positives
We used Preseed everytime we BDed
This month had so many emotional ups and downs that I wasn't sure how we could make it work. It was the first month I actually temped everyday (we've been ttc since Sept 05) which I HIGHLY suggest to every woman. I also used ovulation kits. The past months I assumed the kits were just wrong because I never got a positive. I was also worried that I wasn't ovulating. It turns out I ovulated on day 20 of a 29-30 day cycle. I would have NEVER found that out if I didn't temp. We used Preseed every time we bd'd and we did that basically from day 14 to 21! I was exhausted! :) When I saw that my luteal phase was so short I went in to see a fertility specialist on day 21 and he put me on progesterone suppositories to lengthen my cycle. All I can say is that I thank God that I have been so proactive this month because it worked!
Here are my symptoms....
DPO 1 -9 virtually NO symptoms. My boobs had some twinges, but nothing major at all. I stayed calm because there were many other signs pointing to yes (including that my best friend dreamt that my baby was on the way).
DPO 10 -11 : I needed to take naps both days. Very tired and getting completely different cramps than I've ever had before. Some felt like period cramps and then others were shooting pains that went horizontally through my pelvis. There were a few that made me jump.
DPO - 12 - 14: Still tired and begin having very very light implantation spotting. Started out light brown and then just a few drops of more red blood. More boob twinges and (tmi) diarrhea. Very thirsty as well.
On DPO 14 (coincidentally Valentine's Day) I got my BFP in the morning!!! The BEST Valentine's Day gift ever!
This is the first month we used pre-seed and I think that really had a lot to do with our success. I saw a tiny bit of ewcm around day 16, but I ovulated on day 20. Honestly, every other month I had MANY more symptoms than I do now that I know I'm actually pregnant.
I suggest to every woman who wants to get pregnant soon to temp for even one month. It really is amazing what you can learn about your body AND you can have a baby as a present for all of your hard work!