Had my first pregnancy Feb 2014. Naturally miscarried at 9 weeks. No explanation other than "sometimes, it just happens." (what encouragement...lol)
DH and I took a break for a couple months and started again in July 2014. I started tracking my BBT as the doctor recommended, because I was diagnosed with mild PCOS in 2010. As I started tracking, I noticed I started spotting at 6 dpo. It would start out light pink (every time, I would get my hopes up for IB) and then get dark brown. It would only fill up a panty liner a day. I would spot like this until AF arrived 8 days later. I would go on to start my cycle over. At first I though it was just my body getting back to normal, but after several months of clockwork spotting, I went to the OBGYN. He did a Endometrial Biopsy and everything was normal. The next cycle, he performed an ultrasound on me to see if there were polyps and to measure my lining (he did this at the beginning of my next cycle). Everything was fine. We looked at my charts from the past 6 months and he determined I definitely developed a Luteal Phase Defect. So, he put on Clomid. First round, got a BFP!!!!
Days 4-8: Clomid 50mg
Ovulated on Day 14 (I usually ovulate around days 16-20 so not a huge change for me)
**My cervical mucus was pretty much creamy and watery from ovulation up until present and A LOT to the point I had to use panty liners (usually there's nothing after O)
1 DPO: Ovulation pain and extremely tired (most likely a side effect of Clomid)
2 DPO: Ovaries and lower abdomen were sore, really tired (again, probably side effect of Clomid)
3 DPO: twinges and pulls in lower abdomen, headache, very slight nausea
4 DPO: Extremely bloated and gassy
5 DPO: Extremely bloated and gassy, not much of an appetite, frequent trips to the bathroom
6 DPO: Mild cramps that came and went throughout the day, bloated
7 DPO: Mild cramps, really tired, frequented the bathroom
8 DPO: twinges and tugs all day, really tired
9 DPO: had actual cramps (begin thinking AF was on her way), tired, gassy
10 DPO: cramps, tired
11 DPO: Had 2 light pink wipes after using the bathroom (I just knew AF was gonna show up), cramps on and off, slight nausea
12 DPO: Nipples started to be really sensitive, frequented the bathroom, extremely tired, normal AF cramps
13 DPO: Nipple sensitivity got worse, frequented bathroom trips, really tired, normal AF cramps. I also had this weird sensation hit me at work. It was like a wave of disorientation came on my whole body. Got this horrible taste in my mouth like I had just taken medicine or something. The only other time I had felt like this was the last time I tested + on HPT. Begged DH to get a test (I'm an POAS addict so we don't keep them in the house) He didn't want me to get discouraged. Bought a $ store test
14 DPO: Tested with $ store test with FMU. After 2 minutes, got a faint BFP. We both thought it was a fluke and decided to run to the store and get a better kind. We got 2 more $ store tests and one box of Kroger brand just to give us variety. Was holding my bladder the entire time. As soon as I got home, took 3 tests and the $ store ones had faint lines, but the Kroger brand was darker and definitely a BFP.
15 DPO: Took 2 more tests with FMU and got a faint on the $ store one and a definite BFP on the Kroger brand one.
Since I am a POAS addict, I always tested too early. This cycle I made myself wait the entire two weeks. It drove me crazy, but saved me from so much heartache. I am sure if I tested on 10 DPO, I would have gotten a BFN. It looks like I didn't implant until 11 DPO. This explains the faint positives.
There is hope. Baby Dust to ALL!!!!