Brittee: Thanks for taking pity on my thread! I thought it looked pretty lonely down there too but I couldn't decide if I was desperate enough to bump it up myself! LOL
I posted this to you in another thread Brittee, but I'll ask again here :) What kind of HPT have you been using? I had a super frustrating cycle in Sept-Oct. I knew precisely when I ovulated and I always, always always have a 13 day LP. Well, at 13dpo I stated spotting and I spotted for 4 days! AF didn't start full force until 17 days after ovulation. It was really frustrating, especially because my HPTs were coming up negative.
I believe what happened is I had an early miscarriage. The bean tried to stick but couldn't hold on. None of the HPTs I used were very good ones and I think they weren't sensitive enough to pick up the HCG.
They say you're much more fertile the month after a m/c - well, here I am with a positive test and a (so-far) sticky bean! No spotting at all *knock on wood*.
Of course, I had every symptom in the book for the Sept-Oct cycle. This cycle with my BFP I had almost no symptoms at all! LOL
Anyways, my point is that it's pretty crazy how wierd our bodies can be during TTC. Try a really good brand of test (FrER or a CBE Digital maybe?) and I'll be waiting to hear how your blood test goes!
LovingSky: I love that our screen names are so similar but for totally different reasons! And we both have corgis too, that's awesome. I ADORE my corgis. I have 4 girls and 2 boys - my older boy is being retired next year so I'm going to fix him and find him an awesome pet home. I've also got an almost 9 week old puppy whose buyers backed out at the last minute, so now I'm scrambling to find her a home! I have a huge waiting list for sables but she's a tricolor. I'm desperately trying not to fall in love with her - I don't need to keep another dog! :)
So sorry about your lost corgi :( It's awful when we lose them, especially so young. I used to have Great Danes (not for breeding, just pets) and I lost both of my girls less than 6 months apart. They were 6 and 4 years old. It broke my heart. I haven't been able to have a Dane since - I don't want to deal with their health issues again for a while. I also lost my equine soulmate this year, my old girl, to arthritis, at age 22. I have her daughter, but it's not the same.
I hate losing pets :(
Anyway... on a happier note! To both of you: How have your pregnancies been going? How did you and your DH react to the pregnancy?
DH and I really wanted and have been trying for this, but we were both completely floored when we actually got the BFP. .Having a baby went from being something we really wanted and could picture in our future, to a concrete reality. Like - Wowzer, this is actually going to happen. We were thrilled, but also a bit in shock, kwim?
I've hd some symptoms, but not really anything serious so far. One bout of nausea in the middle of the night. Backaches, slightly tender breasts. Some period cramping (more like muscles pulling/stretching). That's really about it.