Like so many others I read every single BFP story posted the last few months that we were TTC, so wanted to post my BFP story in hopes that it will help someone else!
This was our third month TTC. My husband and I are both teachers, so we were trying hard for a summer baby to maximize our time off after the baby arrives. I have been using opks and temping for 6 months total, so that I could get a sense of when I was ovulating to maximize our chances. Our first month ttc, I had so many different symptoms (nipples tingling, headaches, fatigue, etc, etc), I was convinced I was pregnant, but ended with that awful af. Month two would have been our ideal timing, so after af arrived I was super bummed. Month three was our last chance for a well-timed summer baby, so I decided to do everything possible to maximize our chances. Tried to relax and think positively.
What we did differently this month:
- Took Evening Primrose Oil for two days before ovulation. Stopped because it massively upset my stomach.
- Used pre-seed each time we BD'd. I used the applicator to the 1.5 line and inserted up by my cervix. Made BD more comfortable/fun and it worked!
- Used Instead Cups after every BD. One night we were too tired, so my husband had private time, put his "sample" in the instead cup and I inserted before bed.
- Ate pineapple and pineapple core everyday for 7 days after ovulation. I am still eating it occasionally now.
- Ate a diet rich in vitamins and healthy fats, including kiwi, oranges, pineapple, spinach almost everyday, walnuts almost everyday, milk products with full fat everyday, lean meat and oily fish or beans everyday, lots of fruits and vegetables as snacks.
- Meditated everyday for five minutes to help myself relax, breath and feel calm. Repeated the mantra that my body was ready and I was ready.
Perhaps because of my super healthy diet and meditation, I felt great this month! Way more energy than usual, very few symptoms. I did keep track, see below, but really felt pretty normal. In fact I felt so great that I was convinced there was no chance that I was pregnant. BFP came as a total shock!
CD9: EWCM. BD'd in the PM, used Preseed and Instead cup. Cervix medium, medium.
CD10: Watery CM. Cervix medium, medium.
CD11: EWCM (I usually get ewcm well in advance of O, not simultaneously). BD'd in the PM, used preseed and instead cup. Cervix high, soft, open.
CD12: Watery CM. BD'd in the PM, used preseed and instead cup. Cervix high, soft, open.
CD13: Our wedding anniversary! Small amount of watery/creamy cm. Positive OPK on Easy@Home Test (not 100% positive. I rarely got fully positive OPKs but this was darkest of the cycle). BD'd in the PM. Cervix high, soft, open.
CD14: Very small temp increase of .18. Pretty sure I felt the egg release on the left as I was walking home from work. DH and I were exhausted, so he had private time into instead cup and then I inserted afterward.
DPO1: Significant temp increase of .45. BD'd in the PM just to be on the safe side. Creamy cm. Cervix medium, soft.
DPO2-3: Cervix medium, medium. No signs.
DPO 4: Backache, but in my middle/upper back. Think this could have been from sitting in an uncomfortable chair the day before. Tired today. Cervix low, firm. Creamy cm.
DPO 5: Felt more energized than usual. Cervix low, firm. Creamy cm.
DPO 6: Very slight temp dip, down .13. Feel really good. Cervix low, firm. Creamy cm.
DPO 7: Complained to a friend that there was no chance I was pregnant because I was feeling so energized, normal. Cervix medium, medium. Creamy cm.
DPO 8: Cervix medium, medium. Creamy cm.
DPO 9: At a work dinner, I was very aware of someone else's body odor. Could not get it out of my nose. Went home and could smell our sheets, weird. (Only realized this may have been a sign the next morning...). Lots of creamy cm.
DPO 10: Woke up knowing that I had a busy day ahead at work. Usually wait until DPO12 to test. Since I had felt almost nothing, I thought if I could test and get a BFN I could just move on and focus on next month. Instead with blurry morning eyes, I saw a clear BFP!!! So shocked that I fell to the ground and started crying! Had a hard time pulling myself together to get ready and go to work because I was so happy/tearful. Told DH that night and he was thrilled. Acute sense of smell this day too, really aware of other people's perfume and body odor. Creamy cm.
DPO 11: Super broken out in weird places where I am not prone to acne (lower back, back of ear, on my leg). Afternoon had small amount of brown creamy cm. Made me really nervous, as too late for IB.
DPO 12: Super dark, smelly urine in the morning despite drinking tons of water the day before. Another BFP, darker than DPO 10 made me feel relieved. Creamy, white cm. Cervix medium, medium.
DPO 13: Acute sense of smell, light cramps, lots of creamy white cm. Boobs get random shooting pains. BFP same color as yesterday. Cervix medium, medium. Lots of creamy cm.