I have been on this site almost every day for the last 6 months and I am so excited to finally be able to post my story!
I am 25, DB is 27. We have been together going on six years and currently planning on getting married in the near future. We have a 4 year old DD. DB asked for another baby 6 months ago and that is where we began this journey.
**Side note, I was on the mirena for about 4 years, had it removed. I took the pill for a total of a week and then we dropped all forms of birth control.**
Each month I thought I was pregnant. I started symptom spotting and trying to make lines on the test that didn't appear. Each month I was let down when AF showed. 2 months ago, I just barely seen a faint but there BFP on a test and about 6 hours later I started bleeding. That was the end of that one. Broke my heart. I wanted to give up. I wanted to quit trying. I even asked DB about going back on birth control because I felt my hormones were all crazy and I didn't think I could take it much longer. DB convinced me to keep trying for a little bit longer. This was the last month I was going to try before I started the pill again. And here I am, up in the middle of the night typing this because I am way excited to even think about sleep.
Warning: TMI alerts below.
Last cycle started on 4/6. I have roughly a 32-33 day cycle.
DB and BD'd a LOT this month. Honestly, we weren't doing it because we had to but because we wanted to. I don't OPK and I don't temp. I do track my CM and I feel ovulation pains each month.
I started feeling ovulation pain on day 17 of my cycle and ovulated on day 18. We were BD'ing every two days for two days from the end of AF through about 3 days ago. (So way through fertile week)
1 DPO: I got sick this day. Came down with a nasty runny nose, cough and fever.
2 DPO: BD'd this evening, still pretty sick. Not feeling much else.
3 DPO: BD'd this evening. Still sick. Nausea but talked it up to being sick. I was walking through the store and I really wanted some olives. I HATE OLIVES. I bought a can anyway and went home and ate 1/4 of it. DB was laughing at me and commented "You must be pregnant!"
4 DPO: Still sick. BB's started to hurt slightly. Nausea like no other, again talked it up to being sick. I had NO energy and stayed in bed all day.
5 DPO: CM very sticky/creamy this day. I had some weird side pain that I can't really explain. Still feeling nausea but starting to fade. BB's hurting a little more than previous day. And the AHHH moment for me...I sleep with the fan on every night. I woke up at 2am with the most awful hot flash I have ever had. I vaguely remember them from previous pregnancy but NOT like this.
6 DPO: CM Creamy. Hot flashes continue. Some cramps. Again no energy. STILL SICK.
7 DPO: CM Creamy and slightly yellow in color. Feeling almost vibration in my uterus. Starting to feel a bit emotional this day. I was sitting outback at work after all my clients went to bed (work in DD group home) and was enjoying the cool night air while reading on the two week wait. I all the sudden got so upset and mad because it hadn't happen to me that I almost threw my phone across the backyard.
8 DPO: CM Creamy. Left nipple hurt, rest of BB's were fine. Small amount of cramps.
9 DPO: Itchy skin that won't stop. Rash across my chest. Don't honestly remember scratching there but it is probably what it is from. Having a movie night with my bestie, stepped outside to let the dogs go potty, pouring down rain outside and on comes another hot flash. UGH! BFN-Depressed! POAS again later in the evening and was squinting as hard as I could to see a line... Yup...POASaholic and symptom spotting getting worse!
10 DPO: CM Creamy. Decided I wasn't convinced with my BFN yesterday and POAS again.. NEGATIVE. @*%##@!! Cried..BB's hurt so bad about now. Won't let DB anywhere near me. Cramps continue. Convinced the AF is about to show! Lots of back pain and right leg pain.
11 DPO: CM watery/Creamy throughout the day. POAS first thing in AM, again thought I seen another line but again thinking hopeful wishing. When I went to wipe I noticed a large brown blog of almost booger consist. Cried again. Went back to bed and threw a fit for about an hour before DD woke up. Something told me on my way to work to pick up another test. Got to work and decided to POAS but quickly put it in my purse knowing it would be a BFN and didn't even wait for the time limit. Was getting ready to leave work and went to throw it away and noticed a line....wait.... A LINE! It was so faint, I had to break open the stick and put it into the light to be convinced that it wasn't a evap line and that it had color on it. POAS again about an hour ago and the line is getting darker! Didn't even have to break the stick open this time to be sure. ;D