Early Pregnancy Symptoms and Big Fat Positives
What a Journey... Clomid is a Miracle!
WOW...so excited to write here, although I'm hesitant b/c of my history, I have had such a long road to get my BFP that I'm still going to share my story, no matter how hesitant I am!!!!
I have 2 children who have been labeled miracle children. Due to the fact that it has been discovered that I'm pre-menopausal at 30 (whaaaat!!!) and I only ovulate maybe twice a year normally. All the other months I either don't ovulate or my eggs are released wayyyy too early and can never survive a pregnancy! So the fact that I have 2 other children, conceived ALL natural is huge miracle!!! Along with my crazy ovulation pattern I have also miscarried 5 times :( My RE is convinced that this is due to immature eggs trying to survive & just can't and also the quality of the eggs. Both DH and I have had our chromosomes tested and everything else under the sun!! All was good!
In July of 2012 I got pregnant and m/c'd (again) in August! I was heartbroken...I really had convinced myself that I couldn't possibly m/c this time.....:( We then actively tried for 5 months (Im talking obsessed trying) & nothing was happening, except in Dec. when I had yet another m/c (chemical pregnancy)! After that my OB referred me to a fertility specialist. I wasn't completely sold on this idea b/c my insurance didn't cover any of it...but looking back now, I WISH I would have done that sooner!!! During the month of January is when we figured out what was going on with my body and in February we started my regiment!
They put me on 100mg of Clomid from CD 3-7. I had a follicle check on CD 11 & had 4 awesome follicles!! 3 on right ovary (measuring 18mm, 18mm, 18mm & 21mm) and one on the left ovary (18mm). They trigger shot me that day and DH & I Bd'ed the day of trigger and then 3 days after!! After 4 days the TTW was already killing me so I decided to test out the trigger. My line got lighter and lighter until 11 DPT (10 DPO) when the line looked darker......hhmmmm......I continued to test and it continued to get darker...but I wasn't convinced! Yesterday I took another and there was no denying the line. So I called my OB and they got me right in for blood work!!
They called me back later in the day and said "YOUR PREGNANT"!!!! WHOOO HOOO!!! My HCG (at 12 DPO) was 50 and my progesterone is 79!!!!!!!!!!! I go back tomorrow to make sure my numbers are doubling (please lord...please lord...DOUBLE)!! Although I'm super excited, I'm super super SCARED!! 7 pregnancies and only 2 children puts a bad taste in my mouth :( But I'm going to try to stay positive! I'm hoping the clomid also enhanced my egg quality as well!!!
Other things I did was: Baby aspirin, Pre-Seed, Clomid, Trigger Shot, dye test (make sure tubes are clear)
Symptoms: Not a lot. Except tired, hungry, coffee started to taste YUCK (and I loooove coffee) & my bathroom visits increased
I will update on tomorrow's blood draw and anyone going through a struggle HANG IN THERE!!! I have had so many heartbreaks and FINALLY a BFP (although that's only half my battle)