I have been a lurker here for the past 6 months and am excited to post my own story since all of yours have helped me so much mentally and emotionally. These stories carried so much hope for me! Even though 6 months isn't very long, it messed with my head anyway.
Backstory: I got Mirena removed (had it for 6 years) end of January. This was our 5th cycle trying because my first 2 cycles post-Mirena were 35 days and they got shorter each month until they are now regulated at 29 days. Me: 31 DH: 30
Things I did different this month: I had been using OPKs since the first cycle off Mirena and always got a surge. So that was good. My sister said she conceived when she stopped tracking it, just have fun, stop worrying, and that is exactly what we did this month. I HATE when people say to "stop trying" because I know plenty of people who got pregnant when they "started trying" but it worked for us. I also took 600mg guaifenesin (mucinex) from CD 10- CD 20 once per day. I felt crazy doing it but I am a CF carrier and I read somewhere that if you have asthma, allergies, and sinus issues (which I do) then it can be harder to conceive b/c your mucus is thicker. It could be a total load of you know what but I thought whatever, it's just a pill once a day and I tried it to see if it would thin my mucus. It definitely did! I have no idea if that's what did the trick or not this month though.
1 DPO - gassy, diarrhea, moody (it's how I know it was day after O, this is normal for me)
2-5 DPO - acne, VERY sleepless every night, headaches (all normal PMS for me)
6-9 DPO bbs sore to the touch (also normal PMS for me, get this every month, it sucks)
10 DPO - BFN :( Weird pulsing in V area. like I could feel my heart beat in there (increased blood flow? this was not normal). Almost threw up which can sometimes happen to me in PMS but it's rare. Bbs hurt terribly.
11 DPO - Nauseous, almost threw up again, pulsing in the V continued, AF cramps. Bbbs hurt worse than ever, nipples sting. VERY faint positive on internet dip sticks. So faint I could only see it in bright light against a white background. DH thought I was insane :) but my sister saw it.
12 DPO - Bbs still hurt, very tired, weird dreams, tons of creamy wet CM (tmi), then light but very obvious BFP w/ FMU on internet cheapies. Can't believe it!!!
I hope it sticks! This would be our first. Baby dust to all!