It is so exciting and inspiring to see so many of you grads from bajingo juice at different stages of pregnancy and motherhood!
I guess I'm as ready as I'll ever be to jump in here!
I'm 35, dh just turned 39 and this was our 5th month ttc. The bfp was a birthday present that came a week late for him. I had been possibly anovulatory (midcycle bleeding every month for over a year before deciding to investigate). My gyn put me on bcp to regulate my cycles from Jan-June of this year, then I had one month natural ttc, 3 months on clomid, then this successful month. Since going off the pill in June, I did not experience the bleeding, so I do believe that it and the clomid probably whipped my reproductive abilities back into shape. My gyn had suggested doing more clomid this month, but I wanted a break, and I am so glad I followed my instincts. I had great cm this month :)
I just called my doc's office for the beta results and they are positive, which I already knew thanks to my hpts, but still: I tested on Monday, 13dpo and the beta was drawn Tues 14dpo. I asked if they thought I should get another beta to check that it is doubling appropriately, but the nurse said the doc would have indicated if I needed more tests. She said I should just wait until Jan 5 when I get the vaginal ultrasound (is that what it's called?). Seems so far away. The nurse said my # indicates roughly 5 wks and I'm 4w 2 days today, according to when I ovulated. I know that people say that one number is meaningless, though, so it's kind of disconcerting that they are so laid back, but I think it is also good for me to just go with it and try to enjoy what I know at the moment, that I am pregnant!
My main symptom now is major hunger and occasional very light waves of nausea (mainly just a pit of my stomach feeling), both of which I am managing better when I eat more protein, and crampy/achy feeings in my ovary and uterus area. I had done 3 cycles of clomid prior to this natural cycle, so it is amazing to see the difference in the symptoms: when I was on clomid my nipples were so painful, but I am still waiting for any change in feeling in them now. Occasionally I will get an achy feeling in my breasts, but that's about it for them.
Send me sticky vibes, ladies, and I look forward to learning so much from all of your experience!