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Faint positives at 8-9 DPO!!

Hello! My DH and I have been TTC for 5 cycles. I went off BC (again, 5 cycles ago) and didn't have a positive ovulation test until 3.29 + 3.30. My cycles after being off BC were only about 20 days long with a short luteal phase; started taking Vitex and it extended to 26 days after 2 months of the supplement. I actually felt more preggo with cycles that didn't end in pregnancy, so don't psyche yourself out if you aren't seeing symptoms! DTD for 7 of 9 days around my fertile window, 5 of which being leading up to O and on day of O. Here were the symptoms: O -- mild cramping 1-4 DPO -- nothing 5-6 DPO -- heightened sense of smell (garlic in an elevator, tires/rubber smell in parking lot); oily skin (very unusual for me); backache 6-7 DPO -- hot flashes; backache; mild cramping 7-8 DPO -- headache ALL day; fatigue; felt like I was getting sick 8-9 DPO -- R sided pelvic pain; backache; heart palpitations; faint BFP x2! I've had creamy, thicker than usual cervical mucous since day after O. My temp dropped the day before ovulation and has stayed mildly elevated (mid-98s instead of mid-97s like usual). Used TTC lubricant, took Vitex, prenatals, stayed laying down for 20 min after each DTD. Praying for a sticky bean! Will try to upload the faint positive tests :)

bfp!! 12 dpo

I'll try to make this short and quick because Im at work but I wanted to post my DPO story since you ladies got me through my terrible TWW! I have a DD (turns 5 next month) and a 2 year old DS. We decided to start trying in December so I stopped BC. I know I haven't really been trying that long (only 3 cycles) but it felt like the longest and most frustrating 3 months ever. My first two were conceived on our first month trying so I wasn't mentally or emotionally prepared for anything like this. Anyways to the good stuff: 1-3 DPO..nothing to speak of really. Felt completely normal 4 DPO..cramping 5 DPO..cramping and my chest & shoulders broke out 6 DPO..mild cramping. Otherwise felt completely normal. 7 DPO..nothing. No cramps, no sore bb, absolutely nothing. I was pretty convinced we had missed this month. 8 DPO..same as day before...started to wonder why my bbs weren't sore though because they typically were around this time before AF. 9 DPO.. Cramping, tender bb's, and a little nausea. BFN with fmu 10 DPO.. Constipated (ew I know), tender bb's, and lots of AF cramps. Just waiting for her to show up. BFN with fmu. 11 DPO.. Again lots of cramping. AF due today so I wasn't shocked to get a BFN. I was def disappointed tho and felt completely defeated and out for the month. 12 DPO.. I was up and down all night with stomach cramps. I went to the bathroom like 5 times just to see if AF had showed. My bb's were very very sore at this point. Got the FAINTEST SECOND LINE EVERRRR on hpt. Like, I had to look at it in 12 different directions in 3 different lightings. I was convinced it was a fluke. Got to work and too another. Got the same exact faint line. Decided to go to the health department for a test. She ran 2 urine tests and both were negative. AF is never ever late so I decided to try a digital. BFP!!!! 1-2 WEEKS!!! I danced around the house like a crazy person. 13 DPO..two more BFP! they're still light but definitely there now! I'm so excited and feel so blessed. We are having pictures done on sunday and Im telling my husband during that time so the photographer can catch his reaction lol Like I said, I was completely sure I was out this month. It's still so surreal. Still having some slight cramping and very sore bb's. Aside from that, I feel completely normal. Also I have a short luteal phase. Like 9-10 days if Im lucky. I didn't know that was an issue until I started reading about it. We used preseed, baby aspirin, and I laid in bed for about 20 minutes after every BD during my ovulation window.


First of all: I always read stuff on these boards like, "I get my period like clockwork...etc etc." Let me tell ya, I have NEVER been that woman. My period is an spontaneous, elusive, sneaky little witch. I have *EXTREMELY* irregular cycles, last month (in Feb) AF showed up 10 days early....on CD18. I have been having super weird cycles in the past year or so, getting two periods a month or 2 weeks late, etc etc. Name a period problem, I have had it. I figured I have having severe progesterone issues due to high stress levels. So, this month I took it easy, didn't track anything, and just let the symptoms happen without thinking much of it. Although, I *did* stalk this board a few more times than I care to admit. But I know you all can relate ;) This is for all you ladies thinking your body is working against you and it will never happen! You are meant to be a mama, relax and enjoy the (in my case, gassy) ride. 1DPO: dry CM, nothing much happening except my nipps are super sensitive and always standing at attention! 2DPO: dry CM, nipps still hard and sensitive. Dreamt last night I had a big tummy and a BFP. 3DPO-5DPO: nothing much to report on the CM front; pretty much dry as a desert and nipps still the same hardness and soreness. Also really gassy. Ew. 6DPO: HUNGRY. Like, nothing could fulfill the bottomless pit that has replaced my poor stomach. I open my fridge and dig around until I find something to hold me over for the next 45 mins until I am ravenous again. Who is this person? Nips still sore. 7DPO: SO HUNGRY. I feel like a wild beast. No cravings for anything in particular, and it struck me as odd bc usually I just want sweets when I'm PMS-ing but this time I couldn't care less what it was. If it was edible, I would eat it. I have only felt this intense type of hunger when starting a new BC but I figure I'm just super sensitive to rising progesterone since I think I've been lacking in recent cycles. Nippies still sore. 8DPO: Constipated...can't go at work for the life of me, but this is pretty common in my world. Less hungry, nipps less sore. Hiccuping at work. 9DPO: Back to normal in terms of hunger, thank god. Still pretty constipated. Also had super watery CM today and got a little nervous as usually I get a day of watery CM before AF shows. Thinking this may be another early cycle and feeling pretty down. As a side note*: I have never in my life seen this magical mythical EWCM women speak of. Just, FYI. Also had a pretty bad headache on the way home from work which is unusual for me. 10DPO: Horrible insomnia. Less constipated but feel super bloated. Kept waking up in the night because I was getting tummy cramps. Not AF cramps, but higher up in my stomach and feeling like gas/fullness. Nipps pretty much back to normal. 11DPO: Feeling pretty bloated/full. Slept like a rock thankfully. CM still pretty watery and thin. Got super moody today with my OH for no reason. I am pretty much never like that with him so this was odd. 12DPO-13DPO: Dry CM. Feel waves of nausea in mid-morning and found it hard to do my hike. 14DPO: Dry CM, swollen belly. Short waves of nausea and a bit of heartburn. Diarrhea at night....ha. Yikes. 15DPO: Back to loving my OH and feeling less moody in general. Feeling pretty hungry again, esp in the morning. GAS. Oh, and BLOATED LIKE A BALLOON. I seriously look 5 months. Little bit of nausea mid-morning. Boobs are feeling super full, heavy, swollen and achey when I jog. Also, hot at night, even OH commented on how weird it was because usually I am always freezing. Dry/no CM. 16DPO: I cannot take the bloat. I have barely eaten a thing and I look like I swallowed a small country. Gas, gas, and more gas. I cannot suck in my stomach, it's so gross. Boobs still swollen and huge. Also keep feeling a little nauseous and heart burn-type feelings. Dry/no CM. I had to test...I took a cheapie Easy@Home at 7pm and a dark line. Yikes. Wow. I am.....there are no words. <3
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Is this a positive? So faint I'm doubting it. 11dpo, absolutely did not let myself get my hopes up this month. Short cycle and only a 10-11 day luteal phase so period is due either today or tomorrow. I've had strange sharp twinges just like my last pregnancy (miscarried in 2012) and that's the only reason I tested, but other than that I've had zero symptoms so I wasn't expecting anything. But got 2 very very faint almost invisible lines on Internet cheapie tests, so went and bought a store brand early result test as well as a clearblue. Got a super faint line on the early result, but had to edit the picture for it to show up on here. Is this seriously a positive?

Bfp 11 dpo

Hello! I've been lurking this site for 5 months now hoping to post my own! We just received our BFP for our second child today! I O'd on CD 18 of a 26 day cycle (confirmed by temps and OPKs), so I thought I was out. The two biggest symptoms for me were 1. much gas! From 1DPO-BFP and 2. Breast not as sensitive as they usually are during PMS. I had a huge temp tip below cover line on 10 DPO. Cervix stayed high, firm and closed after O. CM was mainly dry. Aside from gas and heightened sense of smell, 1-8 DPO was pretty uneventful. 8 DPO-11 DPO: dizziness, hot flashes, nausea, lower back ache and leg ache.

BFP 6 months after MC

Yesterday (2/6/16) I officially confirmed that I am pregnant with First Reponse Early Response (FRER) dye AND digital tests. I am thrilled, anxious and still in a little bit of disbelief! But I wanted to make sure I wrote down and shared my experience this cycle -- hopefully it will help someone else, or even myself in the future. I had an early miscarriage last August. After that, I downloaded the “Clue” app and started tracking my cycle each month. My cycles were very irregular at first, but in the past few months they have become somewhat more predictable. This was only my second cycle using OPKs. Last cycle was 28 days, with a 10ish day luteal phase. So I was expecting the same this month. I didn’t end up ovulating until much later in my cycle though. CD19: Unprotected sex; negative OPK CD20: Negative OPK CD21: Negative OPK (at this point, I was thinking maybe ovulation wasn’t in the stars for this cycle) CD22: Positive OPK in the evening (woo! I almost didn’t even test today because I was feeling so discouraged after a string of negatives); globular, watery CM (almost like I peed myself); unprotected sex after seeing positive OPK CD23: Another positive OPK; more unprotected sex; small twinges in my pelvic area that I assumed were ovulation cramps CD24: Unprotected sex; OPK back to negative (according to Clue, this was my actual ovulation day) CD25: Tender breasts; negative OPK CD26: Tender breasts CD27: Unprotected sex; watery CM; bloated/gassy; face broke out a little bit (usually happens leading up to period) CD28: A little nauseous; skin not looking great; took a HPT because I’m crazy (obviously it was negative) CD29: Had a GYN appointment CD30: Went to the bathroom mid-morning and had some very light brown discharge/spotting on my pantyliner and a little more went in the toilet when I peed; I chalked this up to my pap smear the day before… now I think this was definitely implantation bleeding! CD31: Negative HPT; skin back to normal CD32: Negative HPT in the AM; squinter in the evening before I went to bed (Wondfo brand); tender breasts throughout the day (they were especially sore when I first woke up in the morning); very tired at work CD33: Mind was racing all night; took another Wondfo test at 2 am… a very, very faint line showed up again. To see if it was an evap line, I dipped another test in water and it was stark white. I took a few more Wondfos over the next few hours. One was stark white (my pee was probably just not concentrated enough from going so much!), but another had the faint line. Ended up going to CVS to pick-up a FRER digital/dye test package AND the CVS digitial (generic version of Clear Blue Digital). Dipped the tests in the same urine I used for the faint positive Wondfo earlier. Got negatives on the CVS tests but CLEAR POSITIVES on both the FRER tests! I’ve read that FRER is much more sensitive, so I am 100% confident these are my BFPs. I will probably retest with the Clear Blue or CVS brand in a few days when my hcg has a chance to rise. Took another Wondfo a couple hours after getting the FRER positives just for peace of mind, and the line is definitely getting darker. Other symptoms: felt a little nauseous in the morning, and my breasts have been very tender all day (even a bit sore around my ribs right under my right boob). I’m currently wearing a sports bra, and it’s uncomfortable. Just like my last pregnancy, the sore boobs were really the first symptom. Clue was predicting that my period would start on CD35, so the FRER showed results two days before my missed period (~9 dpo). Wondfo gave me a squinter three days before my missed period (~8 dpo). CD34: BFP with CB Digital I really hope this one sticks. Appreciate any prayers/positive thoughts you can send our way! I’m calling my doctor on Monday to schedule my first appointment. Hopefully I’ll be able to get in sooner than the standard eight weeks. I don’t think I can wait that long to know what’s happening in there!

Unexpected BFP on 13dpo after trying for over a year

I spent many TWWs reading these stories, so I wanted to share my own. I am 37, turning 38 next month, and we had been trying for well over a year, and had been having unprotected sex for YEARS. I honestly thought we were going to have to get some intervention to get pregnant because it just wasn't happening. This last cycle we only had sex 2 times, but one of them was within hours of my ovulation, and it worked, miraculously! After dozens of cycles of tracking and analyzing my symptoms, I had ZERO symptoms this time, except for a couple of pimples. The only reason I took a test is because my period was 3-4 days late (I have short cycles, so it's not alarming for one to be a couple of days longer). Took a test on 13dpo, could BARELY see a very faint 2nd line. Had to keep staring at it. I came back an hour or so later and it was darker; came back again much later and it was much darker. Took another test that afternoon and didn't have to second-guess it at all. My husband still doesn't believe me, but I don't blame him because there were SO many months when I thought I was or could be pregnant and wasn't. Good luck to all of you ladies trying out there.
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BFP at 10dpo!

I just peed on a stick 30 minutes ago but knew this was the first thing I wanted to do once I found out. This site has helped me so much through my obsessive TWW's (including this one!) Here we go: O day: I don't really get EWCM, but on this day when my husband and I had sex it was just SUPER wet. Just excessive. I just knew it was the day. Mild cramps, which also tipped me off. 1dpo: nothing 2dpo: dizziness, CM continues to be watery (this is normal for me, though, so I won't keep typing it for every day) 3dpo: dizziness 4dpo: nothing 5dpo: heartburn, which I NEVER get. Tender breasts start, but not too bad. 6-7dpo: ok, boobs hurt like crap now. SOMETHING IS UP! I don't usually get tender breasts anyway, but this is insane. I will explain more about how it feels at the end. I was googling like crazy so I figured others would like to know too! 8dpo: boobs hurt, light cramping (this felt different too, it was more mild than usual for me). heartburn again. STARVING. 9dpo: boobs hurt, light cramping, still hungry. I eat like a bird, just snacks basically, but today I had full meals and felt hungry soon after. 10dpo: woke up... no Molly... don't do it... you'll torture yourself. You're not pregnant. But what if you are??? Grabbed a FRER, peed on it, and covered it with the wrapper so I could walk away and pretend I didn't care. Brushed my teeth, opened it back up, and low and behold!! BFP!!!! Not a squinter either. Ok, so, my leutal phase is short (11-12 days) and I had read that you shouldn't test before missed period especially if your leutal phase is short because it's just not enough time. Well, ladies, I no longer believe that! So screw the leutal phase stuff!! About the boobs. Each day it shifted between which boob hurt more. It was most painful around the outside of my boobs towards my arms and armpits. Just running my finger over them with no pressure felt like I was poking a bruise. Sometimes it just felt like a giant block of cement was laying on my chest. I told my husband I was going crazy and he told me not to be so dramatic... and I remember that exact moment when I said "if I'm pregnant I'm bringing this moment back up to you and you're going to feel like a jerk!!!" HA! I'm sure some women experience this as a regular PMS symptom, but if it never happens to you (which it doesn't for me), it could be a sign!! And yes, this was obvious. In previous TWW's I'd poke them and be like wait... I think that hurt. If you have to do that then this isn't what I'm talking about!! Good luck ladies! I'm going to keep taking tests every day (probably through the whole first trimester because I'm so paranoid) to make sure it sticks!!
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Bfp at 10dpo!!

Hi everyone. I thought I'd share my story and symptoms leading up to my bfp with you! I'm so surprised when I saw that squinter of a line this morning, I couldn't believe it!! :) So I went of bc in April 2015 and we were NTNP. 6 months later, still no bfp. So we talked about it and started trying in November. I started temping and using opk's. All went well but no BFP. So I started using Pregnacare Conception in Desember and i'm convinced that played a great role in helping to prepare the uterus for implantation and balancing my hormones. So this month I got ewcm for the first time ever!! Only for one day and only a little bit. I did not get any positive opks up until that stage and I stopped using opk's as it was stressing me out. On cd 19 my temp rose and I assume I successfully ovulated. I have a 26 day cycle with a 11 day luteal phase only and low temps. No preseed used. This month my temps sky rocketed after ovulation and I got a dip at 8 dpo! two days later BAM bfp. Started out as a squinter of a line but took another test 4 hours later and line already progressed to a very visible positive. O DAY: BD'D and I orgasm'd afterward just to suck those babies in :) 1-6 DPO : No real symptoms. I never get sore boobs and I remember constantly poking at them but nothing! 7 DPO: Noticing watery cm and I have a bit of diarrhea. temps very high! 8DPO: Temp drops 0.3 Celcius! Watery cm. Diarrhea. Bloated. Cold like symptoms start! 9 DPO: Temp rose slightly. Vivid dreams. Light cramping. Gassy. Cold like Symptoms. Diarrhea. Watery cm. I wake up in the middle of the night drenched in sweat! The room is cold though... Start suspecting something is up. 10 DPO: Temp is up a bit more. Decided to test with internet cheapie. First looks like BFN. Then noticed the slightest line. Start jumping up and down softly as hubby and ds is still asleep in the next room. I'm feeling the fatigue and a bit dizzy today (Almost like when you just start getting drunk from some wine) Very light cramping. Still no sore boobs. Still cold like symptoms. Very happy and very excited for baby #2!!

BFP after 1st IVF!!! - Luteal Phase Defect

My husband and I are both 31. We started trying a year ago right after we were married and it wasn't working no matter how hard we tried. I tried everything. Sex everyday, sex every other day, checking cervical mucus, doing handstands, etc. After I started temping and using OPKs I realized that I ovulated late in the month (day 18-20) and then had a short luteal phase. The longest my luteal phase was naturally was about 10 days and some months I would start spotting around 5 days after ovulation. Once I realized this I went to a specialist and told him about my Luteal Phase Defect. Then I tried everything again. 1 month of Clomid, 1 month of Femara, and about 4 months with Follistim with trigger, and 1 failed IUI. Husband has no sperm issues, it just wasn't working. I started trying progesterone support to extend my luteal phase. One month endometrin (suppositories) worked and gave me a 14 day luteal phase, and one month it only gave me 10 days. I also tried progesterone in oil shots- and still just a 10 day luteal phase. I was nervous about my progesterone levels and my doctor was not monitoring me during that luteal phase which really upset me. I know it's standard that they don't because levels can change all the time, but I just felt like I needed a blood test to make sure given my history. Since I wasn't getting the attention I felt I deserved, I decided to switch doctors and move straight to IVF. I felt really comfortable with my new doctor and was so excited to start the process. They retrieved 10 eggs and 8 were mature- all of them fertilized naturally. By day 5 though I had 3 blastocysts, 2 were transferred and 1 made it to freezing. Started 1cc of PIO and estrogen patches. 1dp5dt - nothing much - on bed rest 2dp5dt- 9dp5dt- each day was pretty much the same - off and on period like cramps. More so around day 6-7 (implantation) but then they continued right up to the day of my beta. Felt more tired than usual and also out of breath at times. I was worried about my progesterone level given my past and about 4 days past transfer - (9dpo when I would usually start spotting) I just felt off and called my doctor to ask for a blood test. I had a feeling 1cc of PIO was not enough since it did not work for me last time. I basically told them I needed to be monitored- turns out my gut was right. My progesterone had dropped a little and they changed my dose to 1.5cc. Just got the beta results today and its 332!!! I HAVE NEVER BEEN SO HAPPY!!!! I was so nervous and anxious ALL day waiting for the nurse to call. I also refused to test at home because of the disappointments I have had in the past. I am just so thankful for this. Thankful for a healthy 9 months, and healthy babies- hey could be twins?! ;)