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BFP Short Luteal Phase

2 months TTC

Hello Ladies!
I am so blessed to report that after only two months of TTC, I got my BFP on 9DPO (faint positives starting 7DPO)!

Here is my background information- 28 years old, no family history of infertility but my mom did miscarry at 12 weeks between her 2 successful pregnancies.

I used period tracker app for 2 years before trying so I knew my cycle length (25 days). I used the OVIA app while TTC. It incorrectly predicted my fertile window, so it's a good thing I was using OPK's! I ovulate late around CD 14-15 and have a short luteal phase (10-11 days MAX)

Fertile window for me was CD 10-15, We BD on CD 12, 13, 14, 15 & 16. I'm pretty sure I O'd on CD 15.

Now on to the good stuff:

1DPO- EWCM *BD today

2DPO- Gas in the evening

3DPO- Slept 9 hours the night before, fatigue, Vivid dream, thick yellow CM, runny nose

4DPO- Vivid dreams (Very emotional dreams, which is something I've never experience before), Mild teeth sensitivity, yellow CM, increased appetite, Sore nipples (This is a symptom that made me really hopeful, as my nipples are never sore during PMS)

5DPO- Yellow CM, Minor cramps, Sore Nipples, Pimples on chest and back appeared, Bloating

6DPO- Yellow CM, Minor cramps, Sore Nipples, Heavy/tender breasts, Emotional

7DPO- Slept 9 hours night before, Vivid dream (Again, involving high emotions), 3 BM's before 2pm, Sore nipples, yellow cm.

I took my first HPT with FMU on 7DPO (4 days before AF) I was in a rush and didn't examine the results fully. It wasn't until my lunch break that I took a look and saw a very very faint positive! I know the test dye could have bled, so I took another HPT in the evening and sure enough, very faint positive.

8DPO- This is the morning I knew I was pregnant for sure. I went to bed the night before around 1am and woke up at 7am with TONS of energy. Felt like I could run a marathon. I should mention this was a Saturday, a day that I usually relax in bed until 10am. HPT with FMU and a faint positive (stronger line than the night before). Around 5pm I started having weird cramps...Not anything like PMS cramps. Almost like what I would imagine a small contraction would feel like. It felt like my uterus was expanding from all sides. It lasted for about 45 seconds. Little cramps followed, but nothing with that kind of distinct feeling. Light brown CM.

9DPO- HPT with FMU. Even stronger line than day before. Still not getting a BFP. I went and purchased clear blue digital (To get my "PREGNANT" result clear as day). I couldn't wait for the next morning, so I took my test around 7pm. It took 3 minutes to appear, but I got my BFP. For some reason it wasn't real to me and my husband until then!

Baby dust to all of you ladies out there!

42 and after 5 years a BFP with several faint positive

I swear the first five days those positives kept jumping at me I would insist on tweaking, messing with lighting. Surely it's an evaporation line.
Amazingly every single dollar store test would turn positive after the 10 mark time and I discounted that until I read a few posts about how many women got pregnant and same scenerio. Thought the test was negative, threw it out, dug it out and a positive.
But I still didn't believe it. It's been 5 years of this TWW stuff I'm in pregnancy denial maybe?
Well tonight I said enough with these dollar tests and spent 16.99 on a two pack of FRER'S. Didn't need more than four seconds for that second line and then I went total mental usual suspects mode analyzing every damn test I'd been staring at on my phone and put it together like a puzzle. YOU ARE PREGNANT WOMAN!! STOP PEEING ON THINGS.
So here I sit. With the following obvious signs I had for a week that I've blown off
6dpo sharp dip in my BBT chart. This was my very first month temping and using preseed and softcup.
Also my second month on vitex.
7dpo headache. Way sore girls. They did not want to be caged, free the boobies! Such a sharp pain I went down to the floor and had to take something. Felt like my uterus was falling out. So much pressure
8 dpo first positive (I convinced myself was negative because you know....the time frame thing
9dpo fell asleep at 3 pm woke at 6 went back to sleep at 8 and didn't get up until 5 am the next morning
10 dpo. What is this crap??? Why does my coffee taste like butter? Searched the fridge to find the smell that I kept getting a whiff of at every pass to the bathroom. Found it! Open bag of broccoli in the vegetable bin. How the heck did I not know this was a huge sign?
Skipped testing this day and tweaked old tests I have officially peed on all the things !!

11dpo damn you dollar tree, I'm on my way. Af cramps. Maybe I'm wasting my time. Bope, I'm going. 10 in hand. Lady at the counter started to make a joke and I looked at her with the stare of pure evil so she knew not to go there. I have been holding my wee for 1 hour lady this is not ok.
Hmmmm a bit snappy today. The perfume from the lady behind the counter at dunkin donuts attached itself to my cup and I had to throw it out because I couod smell that perfume everywhere.
Pink line after 30 minutes and dollar tree test dried ON 3 tests!. Must be me being hopeful.
12 dpo AF cramps for about an hour again. Left side. Dull headache and falling asleep on the phone.
Scratch cottage cheese and tomatoes off my grocery list. All I want is cereal.
Another line same time frame and density as the previous 4 days. Never ever seen color on an evap line and trust me I've peed on A LOT of things in these 5 years. I've even Googled sugar tests, all the DIY tests that BTW do not work.
These evaps must be a bad batch.
13 dpo. Today. Stitch feelings are precisely the perfect term for what I'm feeling on the left lower pelvic area. Almost in the hip.
Definitely a pink line after staring at a test for two hours on my phone. I'm convinced. Completely talked to myself driving to the store to get a frer and thought nothing of it until I got out of my jeep.
It seriously was like the end of the usual suspects. All the lines. The pink evaps. The tests. The dollar store trips. The hold. Oh I hate the hold. Is this for real?
I had already went to the restroom before I went to the store so that was less than 20 min. Who cares!!! I've got two and I need to pee on something and analyze the heck out of it.
And there it was. My Beautiful moment. Clear as day.
Omgosh I haven't had a baby in 19 years!!!! If I can't pee on things I must start planning.
I put a collection together for you all to see all the tests that were indeed positive
Still having the stich feeling. It's very obvious
Sore girls but not too bad.
Headaches and no pimples were a huge sign for me as well.
Wishing everyone loads of baby dust. It will happen. I have a 26 -28 day cycle 2 grown boys one with severe disability and all I can do is smile.

Bfp with Short Cycle, preseed, and very few symptoms.

I can't believe I'm writing this. I'm in denial, if I can be honest. I've taken multiple cheapie tests, one digital and a clearblue.
I've spent some time on this site, scouring and finding hope. My journey started many years ago, in my early 20s. And in spite of years of trying, I was a firm believer that it would happen when it was supposed to. I considered more invasive fertility treatments, but let's get real - Those options can get expensive, and I (like most of us) don't make a lot of money. Even with damn good insurance, it just wasn't feasible. I envy anyone who is in a position to explore those options. But, back to my BFP.

LMP March 27, 2017. I have a 24 day cycle.

CD 1-5 AF
CD 6 BD with PreSeed
CD 7 & 8 nothing exciting
CD 9 BD with PreSeed
CD 10 BD with PreSeed
CD 11 nothing
CD 12 BD 2x (what can I say, we were feeling frisky!)
CD 13 BD with PreSeed
CD 14 Nothing special. I believe I have ovulated at this point.
CD 15 - 1dpo (?) Instant hemorrhoids. Made my partner run to drug store for Prep H.
2dpo - 5dpo Constipated, hemorrhoids (not uncommon for me, but I took note of them)
5dpo - BD, no PreSeed. Just frisky.
6dpo. Very thirsty. Skin on lower stomach seems softer??
7dpo - 9 dpo. Still very thirsty. None of my usual af symptoms. Just a different sensation in my lower region. Like, I'm more aware of my babymaker, if that makes sense.

9dpo/cd23 Faint positives on dollar general tests, not fmu.
10dpo/cd24 More faint positives on cheapie tests, DG/dollar tree. Negative Target digital.
11dpo/Cd25 (Today) 2 more Positives on cheapies, Positive on ClearBlue easy.
I'm waiting another day or two to take the other digital. I've read that they aren't as sensitive, somehow. None of my +s have been with fmu.

What we did different?
PreSeed - I believe, 99%, that this was the deciding factor this time around. Let me explain- I like lube. I've used another brand for many years, always suspecting that it was hindering my chances. The PreSeed was wonderful, and I would highly recommend it.

Baby Danced twice in one day! - We had fun with it, went to bed happy. We did this 24-36 hours before I expected my ovulation. I imagine I may get some backlash about this, as many of you suggest to wait a day in between bd, as to get higher quality & quantity swimmers. But we had a blast, and perhaps it helped? :)

Layed on my stomach post-BD. - I don't know lol. Maybe this helped.

Prenatals daily, drank a lot of Powerade (B vitamins)

I haven't temped in years, and my last run with opk's was January. In other words, I cannot say with certainty when I O'd. Past experience suggests that I ovulate between CD12 and CD13, giving me an 11 day LP. I did not experience any kind of implantation bleeding.

I'm writing this to give you ladies some hope, the way previous BFP stories did for me. I have a short cycle, short luteal. I'm in my 30s. This is my first pregnancy. It is possible. Much love, Baby Dust, Good vibes, prayers to all.
Have a beautiful Thursday!

Shan

10 years Infertility

10 years ago I married my husband and we immediately started trying for a baby. After a few years we found out I had PCOS, a short Lutheal phase wen I do manage to ovulate and premenopause. Devastated, but determined that it would happen we refused to give up. We tried to adopt and the mom changed her mind the day before the boy was born and after negative after negative, fertility treatments that just didn't work, and immense stress on our marriage we finally resigned to the fact it would never happen. Until 3 days ago when out of the blue I peed on that stick and got a double pink line.

I don't have periods I don't know when I ovulated and I'm not sure how far I am yet. But I couldn't stop myself from writing this. 5 pregnancy tests later and I still cannot believe it!

I started a new job working around lots of girls. 4 periods in the month of February. Lots of spotting all through march! No fertility meds for 5 years!

Here were the symptoms that made me test!

Day 1 of symptoms(march 15): My nipples looked so weird! Swollen and a bit darker but mostly puffy painful but not bad... I think AF is coming not just spotting. this lasts a week no other symptoms

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Day 2: (second day of symptoms but this is a week after day 1) My nipples hurt so bad I can't wear a bra!

Day 3: (this is day after boobs) Peeing every hour. Cramping think AF is coming.

Day 4: boobs hurt so bad I take a pregnancy test BFN

Day 5: boobs hurt peeing all the time. Friend says I'm peeing too much. Husband says boobs look the same but I don't think so.

Day 6: boobs (nipples only) hurt!! Peeing! Feeling slightly nauseous but not too bad. Another pregnancy test BFN.

Day 7,8,9,10: same symptoms nothing new. Felt off didn't want to take last pregnancy test bc I knew I wasn't but woke up at 4 am to pee and could not help it. Clear as day BFP! ❤️❤️❤️ Still can't believe it. Getting cramps now and lots of back pain. Acne when I NEVER get pimples. I'm very excited and nervous but hopeful and grateful. Baby dust everyone.

For those who don't *feel* pregnant!

i told myself as soon as I got a BFP, I'd share, so here I am! My husband and I used an OPK, we did the deed every day of fertile period and used preseed. I also took B6 vitamins, but it was only for a month. Maybe that's what did it? I cut my dosage in half (200mg to 100mg) with doctor's approval after BFP.

7 DPO: no spotting despite the fact I usually do. Short LP. :( I wasn't sure if I it was a sign yet since I took the B6.
8 DPO: still not spotting (not other symptoms)
9 DPO: same as before, except I took a HPT because I couldn't help myself. Got a VERY faint positive and seriously thought I was seeing things. It was with afternoon urine!
10 DPO: started letting very light cramps and a tiny bit of brown discharge. Darker FRER but negative CB digital.
11 DPO: darker! Still light cramps.
12 DPO: cramps continue, a little more brown discharge, positive CB digital.
13 DPO: nipples are tingly. I think left breast has swollen a little. No pain.
15 DPO: blood test came back positive! Doctor said slight cramps and light brown discharge is normal!

Basically, I did not have crazy symptoms! Even with positive tests, I thought is was a chemical and AF was coming. I have not had tender breasts or nausea yet. But, it's been confirmed with good HCG levels and I go back next week to see if it's increased! Good luck to all of you, and remember, you're still in until AF shows. Also, don't disappoint yourself or waste money with digitals too early!

Finally BFP at 39, no supps!

So at last I am not out this month! I got my BFP early this morning and it's surreal bc I wasn't even getting my hopes up, as I don't really feel PG. I believe the only weird thing I noticed was irritation down there. I have been around this site for over a year, and we ladies always symptom spot inside the 2ww, but I must say that this cycle was where I experienced the least symptoms and I am PG! And believe me bc this is the 5th time in my life I've been PG with one live birth, DD 17. I had a non-viable at 7 weeks in 2015 and took a break so this was my 7th cycle actually tracking my O dates and with much prayer to the Almighty, and one baby aspirin each night, here I am!

I mentioned not much symptoms, but I am still going to give you what I was feeling. Now my cycle is like clock work every 26 days with a 11-12 day Luteal:

2DPO – Nothing much, slept in til 11am. (Daylight saving day) took a long walk with SO and starting to feel irritation in groin and vaginal area and itchy butt. Very hungry. IBS with bloody stool. (not unusual for me prob eating too much sh**) Didn’t sleep well.
3DPO – Super tired in the morning, didn’t want to get up. More IBS. Hungry. Otherwise, all seems absolutely quiet.
Extra tummy churning and loud rumbles.
5DPO – Vaginal and rectum area extremely irritated. Piles?
6DPO – Nothing much, slight discomfort in lower pelvic area.
March 17th/7DPO - 8DPO – Early AF spotting? Not yet.
9DPO – AF due. Not yet. Felt super tired and slept a lot this day, was bloated in the early part of the day then it went. Some discomfort in lower pelvis but not out of the ordinary. If I was still spot checking I would think this is ligament stretching pain.
10DPO – AF here? No AF yet! But strangely no longer thinking I could be PG either. Woke up with slight headache. But no symptoms, no sore or throbbing BBs so I know I’m not PG just waiting on AF to arrive sometime this week.
11DPO – AF? Not Yet. AF is always early never later, but I don’t feel pg so I don’t want to POAS. Late afternoon still no sign of AF. Lower pulling in pelvic. Feeling as though I did a bunch squats and crunches.
12DPO – AF? Nope.
13DPO – Now AF is officially late and I still feel pulling in my the middle of pelvis, especially when I stand up. I went to buy a HPT. Breasts started getting sore that evening, loosing concentration and I sliced my finger while cooking!
14DPO – 4:20am I got up to pee and took the HPT and BFP! BumP! Wow within seconds too! I’ve been super forgetful and sleepy all day.

I sum it up to my only symptoms in the 2ww to be headache and piles. I will keep my prayers going for my sticky bean, I wanted to wait until a see a HB but I have faith this is the one, I just know it.

Good luck to you ladies, your time is coming! ***Baby dust to all!!

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BFP age 38

Hi Ladies

Ive just got my BFP after 5 months of trying after losing a baby late on last year (the baby was fine, i had an infection). It took us a while to conceive the baby we lost so I was worried about now being a year older. I did a lot of research into supplements that improve egg quality and fertility and I thought I would post here incase it helps others. I had my AMH tested recently and it came back low - 4.3 p/mol. This worried me a lot. After that i had my antral follicles counted and this was fine (17). I'm really not convinced on the value of AMH personally after doing a lot of reading about it. I wish i had never bothered having the test. I also have a retroverted uterus which probably makes things a bit harder for us but i've conceived 5 times in total (2 children).

Supplements I took:

For egg quality:
DHEA (do you own research on this). Its supposed to take 3-4 months to work and i conceived after 3 months. I played around the with dose, starting on 25mg for 10 days, then 50 for 10 more days then 75mg. After 8 weeks i dropped back to 25mg as i had my DHEA levels tested (saliva test - £40) and they were the upper end of normal. I didn't want them higher than this. DHEA i supposed to increase antral follicle count, AMH and egg quality. I would definitely consider it if you are over 35 and have trouble conceiving. There is also evidence that DHEA reduces miscarriage by 50-80% which the impact being most dramatic in older ladies. The side effects i had was slightly greasy hair at first but nothing major, little spots but again nothing major, it made my hair go a bit limp but it didn't get thinner or fall out.

Ubiquinol - 300mg per day
Alpha lipoid acid - 600mg
PQQ - 100mg
N-Acetyl-Cystenine - 600mg
DHA

For general fertility:
Pregnacare multi vit
Vitamin D
B6
Vitamin E

I read the book "it starts with the egg" - i would highly recommend this. After reading it i stopped taking L-Argnine and Royal Jelly. Theres no evidence either way on Royal Jelly but there is evidence L Arginine can be harmful to egg quality and implantation.

After 3 months of taking the above i conceived, although i had only just started vitamin E, not sure if that made a difference.

I've had 2 chemical pregnancies (in the past, not recently) so I have waited to write this until i'm sure this is not a chemical. My tests are getting darker and darker and i'm currently 17dpo. I know there are no guarantees but so far its going ok.

Other things i did:
Gave up caffeine and only drank alcohol if i was out - maybe twice a month
drank wheatgrass powder
Started acupuncture in November - this helped me greatly with stress and anxiety after my loss. I would highly recommend trying acupuncture.
drank lemon water all day - helps make the body alkaline and detoxes the liver
soft cups
Ovulation tests
lay on tummy afterwards (supposed to be good for retroverted uterus)
pre-seed

Symptoms

I ovulated a little late CD 17 or 18.

4dpo - mild sore boobs, tired, a little thirsty
6dpo - night sweats - this is normal for me and i thought i was definitely out - its usually a sign AF is coming, mild headache on and off
7dpo mild cramps like period pain
8dpo - much stronger cramps in the evening, just like period pain
9dpo - night sweats again - expect to start AF very soon as i have a short luteal phase since taking DHEA (9 or 10 days)
10 dpo -mild hot flashes - usually a bad sign for me so was sure my period was coming. Some mild heart palpitations
11dpo - convinced my period is coming although its a little late now. I had period paid exactly like when AF comes. I went out and got drunk that night i was so sure i was out.
12 dpo - Couldn't sleep last. Nothing all day then hot flashes in the evening, gassy, a little reflux at the back of throat.
13 dpo - took a test and got a BFP pretty quickly. Then had some brown discharge and thought it was another chemical. Lower back ache, still feel like period is coming
14dpo - pink discharge when wiping - sure this is not going to last. Cramps, backache, slightly queasy in the morning. woke early again
15dpo - darker HGC test. woke early again, still got lower backache, slight queasiness. No discharge/spotting
16dpo - Struggled to sleep last night, aching legs and couldn't drop off. darker HGC test, mild night sweats, sore boobs, mild back ache. tired in the afternoon.

Currently 17dpo and praying this pregnancy is ok.

Hope this helps someone out there. Best of luck to you all.
x

BFP when I thought I was peri-menopausal

I thought I was experiencing early menopause symptoms, I'm 36 with no family history of early menopause but for some reason my hormones started going crazy even though I was on bcp. Massive break-outs, recurrent yeast infections, pain in one breast. From what I can tell now, my body seems to have just been rejecting the bcp. Two months after ditching it, my skin had cleared, my moods were better, less yeast infections. The one thing that did concern me though after coming off bcp was that I had 5 cycles that were 12-15 days long (as soon as O was supposed to happen, AF arrived) and I knew 2 week cycles were another menopause symptom. After putting up with AF every two weeks I decided to visit the Dr, and she referred me to a specialist, suggesting I might just need a round of Clomid. I decided not to go down that path so soon and thought I might try Soy instead but to my amazement, I ovulated 5 days later and my cycle ended up a healthy 23 days. I had cramps all luteal phase though that suggested massive hormone imbalance. The next cycle (current one) I must've ovulated properly. I definitely felt it!!

Symptoms:

CD11: About 4pm felt shooting pains in right ovary for about 1 hour. Wet CM but no Eggwhite anymore
CD12: Assume this was continuation of ovulation day
1DPO: Nothing
2DPO: Left boob still a bit sore after ovulating. Dip in temp today, but certain I'd O'ed
3DPO: Lots of creamy CM - more than I've had since being off pill. Mild thrush symptoms today. Temp higher today, got my crosshairs on FF
4DPO: Tired legs this morning when running. Cardio fine. Had some stretchy white cm. Little stabbing pains in boobs during evening and ache behind areola.
5DPO: Had very vivid dream of crashing my car into a pool. Woke up bursting to pee even though my last drink was at 8pm last night. Very firm cervix today. very slight ferning (not really enough for transitional). Felt something biting/stinging my foot at night but there was nothing there. Had to pee at 3am again.
6DPO: Bursting to pee again this morn. Some stretchy yellowish/white cm this morning. minor partial ferning. Weird burning/tingling on legs when I get to top of hill..something to do with blood flow?. Little twinges and stretching on left side uterus. Funny big bubble in right ovary tonight. Got very hangry at my girls. Light headed at fish n chip shop - this might've been hunger though. Boobs still having pains up towards armpits today
7DPO: very minor amt of trans ferning today. Nipples no longer tender(always after O). Boobs not sore in general. Still having to pee during the night and a lot!
8DPO: still boob pains. The partial ferning is disappointing (always get before AF). Assume this month is a fail. Had a lot of boob pain at bedtime..must be pms starting early - I only have 10 day luteal phase. Also had massive dizzy/spaced out spell when I got home from Auckland (2hr car ride).
9DPO: Had some cramps this morning and also very hungry again - had to eat something (I generally don't eat breakfast)
10DPO: Seems that ferning is less than yesterday, which is weird, normally is builds before AF. Temps taken a dive, so at least my cycles are regular again, remains to be seen if I'll get a decent period yet though. Everything today suggests a perfect transition to AF. The only odd thing I had very rapid heart beat this evening and my temp was bouncing between 36.3 and 36.6
11DPO: ok, confused by today's temp, very odd, it's back up to almost highest value in luteal phase! AF is due. Some crampiness going on but not like AF crampiness, just discomfort. Start to think that the cramping I felt at 9dpo might've been implantation and yesterday's temp might've been the implantation dip. AF is a no-show
12DPO: Very very faint positive, looks like I shouldn't be able to see anything until tomorrow if implantation only happened 3 days ago.
13DPO: Faint positive

So the only things I noticed that were odd was the boob pain (but really only in one boob) and having some evening cramping from 12DPO. I had residual bleeding with my first baby and implantation bleeding with my 2nd. So far no bleeding this time.

BFP at 11dpo--Symptoms by dpo (and some other details)

I have read so many of these “BFP symptoms by DPO” stories that I promised myself if I got pregnant one day, I would post mine for others to read. Well, I got a BFP three times, but two resulted in miscarriages and the last one was a rainbow baby but I was a nervous wreck about it, so never got around to write my story. Furthermore, I believe that any symptoms that show up before a missed period/BFP are totally coincidental. I had symptomless TWWs where I ended up getting a BFP and I had everything under the sun, including nausea, that ended up being a BFN.
Anyways, I just got my BFP half an hour ago. I am still in total shock! Here’s my journey this past month:

I have been ovulating around CD 17 and having short luteal phases. Also I don’t always get a positive OPK, although I seem to ovulate based on BBTs. Last month I didn’t have a very short luteal phase and seeing AF on 14dpo made me happy, even though I hate to see her at all. I went ahead and ordered over the counter progesterone cream so as to extend my luteal phase and not have a period before a potentially fertilized egg has a chance to implant. I also started using Vitamin B6 in addition to my regular prenatal vitamin, Omega 3, and Vitamin D. I also bought vitex/chasteberry but couldn't use it and I occasionally drink raspberry leaf tea.

CD13: Strong pain in left ovary. I am certain I ovulated. I worry because we did not BD for a couple of days. (Because honestly, it gets too much to try to do it every day until that OPK smiles, so we were going to start around CD 14 or 15). Did not get to BD until the evening.

CD 15: Felt something on left ovary.

CD 16: BBT spike (I have not been able to sleep and wake at regular times, so my BBTs are a little unreliable, but this is an obvious spike). Even though, I have been getting negative OPKs. I go the bathroom, and get a positive OPK. I thought this is supposed to be a heads up--you ovulate within the next 24 hrs after the positive OPK. In fact, 24 hrs after the peak OPK, not after first positive, but this was so dark that I didn’t test in the following days, this must have been my peak. So, I don’t know if I ovulated on CD 16 or CD 17. (didn’t get to BD on CD 16 or 17, so I hoped that I ovulated on 16 already). But my temps stated high after this.

CD 17: Feeling cold all day, but didn’t actually catch a cold.

1-4dpo: nothing

5dpo: Started using progesterone cream (supposed to use after ovulation, but my order only arrived today). The pump took out too much and I used most of it, but didn’t really want to use so much since it’s not monitored by my doctor. And I didn’t want to have any of the adverse effects like increasing estrogen.

6dpo: Temp spike 0.3 degrees (probably due to progesterone cream. I used much less in the coming days, but used it regularly every evening).

7dpo: Increased cervical fluid

8dpo: Increased cervical fluid

10dpo: Temp spike (even though I have been using progesterone consistently and the same small amount, and even though I woke up earlier than normal). I take that as a good sign. Stabbing pain in breasts (I take that as a bad sign because this to me before AF; with pregnancy it's soreness in the breasts).

11dpo: Morning: BBT stayed higher (but I slept in, so no surprise). Light AF type of cramps, especially around left ovary. Afternoon/evening: Craving for sweet, nothing but sweet (bad sign, for me it’s always signaling AF). Increased cervical fluid. Midnight: Clear BFP with FRER!!!
In the hindsight, I must have ovulated on CD16, and this must be 12dpo (because we would have had a higher chance of conceiving if ovulation was sooner and because my BFP was pretty clear for 11dpo). CTP app would not agree with setting it to CD 16, so I left it at CD 17 on my chart.

With my age and thyroid problems, a BFP is only quarter of the battle. But I am still excited. If you believe, pray for me. If you want, send positive thoughts my way. I will be doing the same for all of you who are waiting for that BFP.
Good night!

Unexpected but never unloved!

So over the past year I have spied hundreds of pages like this trying my best to understand what could or what might be happening to my body month by month. So now that I've join the BFP club I though I share for all those watching on the sidelines.

DH and I have been charting for birth control purposes for the past year. My cycles have never been 100% reliable but they are long. I never ovulate before day 22. So needless to say I was shocked and terrified when I got my shift on day 17. One day before we would have up'd the prevention game.

Of course I started having "symptoms", but I just knew I was setting myself up for disappointment. It took me untill 14DPO to get my BFP and it was the longest 2 weeks of my life.

After I found out I thought well maybe my symptoms weren't placebo afterall so here we go.

1-4DPO nothing
5-9DPO sore nipples, but I've had that before.
10DPO Nipples back to normal and slight cramps. I just knew AF was on her way. I did have 2 pretty bad mood swings, but I was preparing for exams (I'm a grad student) also I was feeling disappointed and so I just figured it was stress.
11-13 DPO cramps stayed so AF. (This is the one that got me curious bc I never have cramps more than a few hours of the first day of AF. Also my LPhase is short typically 11days)
14 DPO I got my BFP. Cramps are still here and a little nausea, but that could be because I'm still in shock.

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