First of all: I always read stuff on these boards like, "I get my period like clockwork...etc etc." Let me tell ya, I have NEVER been that woman. My period is an spontaneous, elusive, sneaky little witch. I have *EXTREMELY* irregular cycles, last month (in Feb) AF showed up 10 days early....on CD18. I have been having super weird cycles in the past year or so, getting two periods a month or 2 weeks late, etc etc. Name a period problem, I have had it. I figured I have having severe progesterone issues due to high stress levels. So, this month I took it easy, didn't track anything, and just let the symptoms happen without thinking much of it. Although, I *did* stalk this board a few more times than I care to admit. But I know you all can relate ;) This is for all you ladies thinking your body is working against you and it will never happen! You are meant to be a mama, relax and enjoy the (in my case, gassy) ride.
1DPO: dry CM, nothing much happening except my nipps are super sensitive and always standing at attention!
2DPO: dry CM, nipps still hard and sensitive. Dreamt last night I had a big tummy and a BFP.
3DPO-5DPO: nothing much to report on the CM front; pretty much dry as a desert and nipps still the same hardness and soreness. Also really gassy. Ew.
6DPO: HUNGRY. Like, nothing could fulfill the bottomless pit that has replaced my poor stomach. I open my fridge and dig around until I find something to hold me over for the next 45 mins until I am ravenous again. Who is this person? Nips still sore.
7DPO: SO HUNGRY. I feel like a wild beast. No cravings for anything in particular, and it struck me as odd bc usually I just want sweets when I'm PMS-ing but this time I couldn't care less what it was. If it was edible, I would eat it. I have only felt this intense type of hunger when starting a new BC but I figure I'm just super sensitive to rising progesterone since I think I've been lacking in recent cycles. Nippies still sore.
8DPO: Constipated...can't go at work for the life of me, but this is pretty common in my world. Less hungry, nipps less sore. Hiccuping at work.
9DPO: Back to normal in terms of hunger, thank god. Still pretty constipated. Also had super watery CM today and got a little nervous as usually I get a day of watery CM before AF shows. Thinking this may be another early cycle and feeling pretty down. As a side note*: I have never in my life seen this magical mythical EWCM women speak of. Just, FYI. Also had a pretty bad headache on the way home from work which is unusual for me.
10DPO: Horrible insomnia. Less constipated but feel super bloated. Kept waking up in the night because I was getting tummy cramps. Not AF cramps, but higher up in my stomach and feeling like gas/fullness. Nipps pretty much back to normal.
11DPO: Feeling pretty bloated/full. Slept like a rock thankfully. CM still pretty watery and thin. Got super moody today with my OH for no reason. I am pretty much never like that with him so this was odd.
12DPO-13DPO: Dry CM. Feel waves of nausea in mid-morning and found it hard to do my hike.
14DPO: Dry CM, swollen belly. Short waves of nausea and a bit of heartburn. Diarrhea at night....ha. Yikes.
15DPO: Back to loving my OH and feeling less moody in general. Feeling pretty hungry again, esp in the morning. GAS. Oh, and BLOATED LIKE A BALLOON. I seriously look 5 months. Little bit of nausea mid-morning. Boobs are feeling super full, heavy, swollen and achey when I jog. Also, hot at night, even OH commented on how weird it was because usually I am always freezing. Dry/no CM.
16DPO: I cannot take the bloat. I have barely eaten a thing and I look like I swallowed a small country. Gas, gas, and more gas. I cannot suck in my stomach, it's so gross. Boobs still swollen and huge. Also keep feeling a little nauseous and heart burn-type feelings. Dry/no CM. I had to test...I took a cheapie Easy@Home at 7pm and a dark line. Yikes. Wow. I am.....there are no words.