My Mirena IUD came out on Oct 5th. I had been spotting and due for AF for a day or so prior so I am just going to treat 10.5.14 as CD 1. I had a light/long 5-7 day period afterwards. Only had Mirena for about 8 months and didn't love it. Prior to Mirena, I always had typical 28 day cycles, but didn't know what to expect after taking it out and figured it would take awhile to normalize cycles. Hubs and I have been married for 11 yrs and have a 4.5 yr old...I'm 33 and my first pregnancy happened fast/went smoothly. We weren't sure we wanted more or when we wanted more, but decided not to prevent a pregnancy & I was honestly really hoping for it! I think I've had 1-2 chemical pregnancies in the past few years where I could have sworn I was pregnant and saw faint BFPs then got a late/heavy period afterwards.... BOO! This time, felt like I was having symptoms, but refused to get hopes up.
I have no idea when I O'd, but BD'd on CD 16,17,18, and 20. Hurray for a long weekend getaway trip with Husband. O was probably somewhere in there! I did pack some Preseed for the trip and we did use it!
5DPO - Had some light cramping & spotting (Related to Mirena removal or Implantation maybe... this seems early for implantation but I could be off by a few days on O...so maybe?)
7DPO - Started seeing evap/faint lines after test period on expired Wondfos that I still had...Googled Batch and is known for being a questionable and giving false positives. Too early and too unreliable, but there! Really crabby and short-tempered all day. Ordered new batch of Wondfos! Clumpy sticky CM - Not sure this is normal for me....
8DPO - Faint Wondfo lines after test period on old strips. Tender BBs, moody, a little more tired than usual.
9DPO - Faint wondfo lines after test period on sketchy strips. Hate them, but am just going to throw them away otherwise and can't help myself. BBs sore. Strange dreams.
10DPO - Bought DollarTree cheapies and now have new batch of Wondfos. BFNs on both! Not even a chance those are positive. Still getting faint lines on the old wondfo batch but don't trust them!! HORRIBLE backache in the evening like super bad AF cramps coming. Crazy weird dreams. BBs tender and full. CM sticky and nothing special or different.
11DPO - BFP with FMU - Faint positives on Dollartree and new Wondfo strips within test limit!! The lines are so faint, but FOR REAL on both tests!!! Hard to see in pics, but they are there. Feel a touch nauseated, BBs a little tender. Excited! Feel like it is still too soon to tell ANYONE. So am just posting here even though it is really early! Could be anywhere from 10DPO - 13 DPO right now... hard to know....Hope baby sticks and is healthy and we get to tell our families at Christmas! Read somewhere that there is a higher chance of miscarriage & twins right after Mirena removal --- Yikes! Praying for smooth sailing & maybe a girl this time!
Summary - The biggest giveaway for me was the dreams. I had WILD dreams during my first pregnancy and started having crazy dreams around 8DPO that made me think this might be happening. BBs were more sore than I ever get during PMS. The backache at 10DPO was fierce. Possible implantation spotting at 5-7DPO. Hard to know on a lot of symptoms as I've read Mirena removal causes all sorts of pregnancy symptoms so I tried not to get too excited. BFPs are real, though! This site is great for checking and comparing symptoms. I love it. Happy Baby Dreams to All!!