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post #1 of 79
Thread Starter 
If you have just retired from the TTC boards, I (we), would LOVE a little testimonial on your way on to those greener pastures.

Consider it part of your TTC THESIS - for graduation.

Here are some things I think may be of interest to the rest of us, as reference (some may call it obsession...compulsion...masochism) during our future two week waits.

1. What felt MOST DIFFERENT about your post ovulation symptoms in your BFP cycle? Did something happen that had never happened in previous cycles? Or - did it feel exactly the same?

2. Did you do anything differently in this cycle, or in preparation of this cycle, that you believe helped you get your BFP.

3. CONGRATU-FRICKIN-LATIONS! WELL DONE! :

*Leave us a link to your preggo chart!

**Update. Also - I've always wondered this when looking in the FF chart archives.

If you chart BBT - did your chart look particularly different this cycle, than in cycles past? IE: Were the temps completely different, or higher, did they take a different pattern? Did you ovulate later or earlier than usual? Basically, what I'm getting at...was there a point at which you looked at your chart and said...holy crap - I must be pregnant this time!
post #2 of 79
Ooohhhh!! Good call, Zenproofstella!
I hope that someone with a recent BFP posts their experience soon ~ Would LOVE to hear all about it!
post #3 of 79
Hmm, well. I'm about 17 days post "O" and got a BFP 11 days p.o. . This month, I started with the evening primrose oil (which I bought an butt load of as it was two for one at Walgreens, but I digress) to up my CM as I hadn't really had much to speak of the previous cycle. As well, we DTD like every freakin' day starting around day 12 to the day after I got a +OPK. This was also my first month using an OPK. So, I don't know. It had to be this month or we had to wait about four more months as we are moving next June, so... it happened. I wish I had a really good story, or that I did something special, but I just basically had a lot of, um, sex. So, if this little one sticks around (pray pray pray), then it'll be due May 12. Good luck everyone!
post #4 of 79

I did it...I mean WE did it!

Hi! so, I have been trying for 4 months, tracking my cervical mucous and watching my bodies cues, no BBT or anything like that. Well, it wasn't working so last month I bought a 10 day supply of OPK, and...drum roll please! It worked! So I used the OPK and watched my CM carefully. Timed it right and success. I thought surely I was not Pregnant though, because I had zero symptoms as far as swollen breasts etc, the only thing I noticed was a sour stomach. But I am sure it will all come crashing down on me before I know it. I did get impatient and used a Target brand early pregnancy test, which gave me a big old negative line, so I didn't think I was pregnant, but today AF is 3 days late, so I did the Early Response digital test, looked down and there it was written plain as day - Pregnant. I still don't believe it, so I am heading to Target right now to get another test just to be sure. Anyway, I found a wealth of support and information on these boards, so even though I always thought this was waaay cheesy: here is some baby dust for everyone:
post #5 of 79
I just got a BFP yesterday at 10 DPO. The only reason I tested was because of the following symptom: a brief episode of seeing stars...literally a bunch of tiny white lights...like a headrush but different. I remembered right away that this also happened in the 2WW when I was pregnant with my son.
Also, I had a day of dull cramping at 8 DPO, and a tiny amount of tan/brown CM that day. I did not have any implantation spotting with my first pregnancy. The only other thing that happened I wasn't even going to post because it makes me sound like a crazy person, but here goes- I had an isolated sharp pain in my tooth. This definitely happened well before implantation. This also happened in my first 2WW. Never before, never since. Really bizarre I know, but it goes to show that every body is different and weird things can happen when that egg gets fertilized. The first time I thought it was just some weird fluke but now that it has happened twice I know it is a pregnancy sign for me.
I attribute my success this month to B-Complex. I am taking NOW B-50. I took one a day for most of my cycle and then bumped it up to 2 a day a little bit after O because I read it could also help with insomnia which I was having an issue with. This is my second cycle post partum, and in my first cycle my LP was only 9 days. This cycle I did not O until CD20. So basically I belive the B-complex lengthened my LP enough for implantation. Of course it is impossible to know if this is actually the case.

I am still praying that this baby sticks, today is only 11 DPO.

I really hope to see BFPs SOON for zen and all you other amazing women.
post #6 of 79
K. so here goes.

First we went off BCPs, I had a every "symptom" in the book I was throwing up and everything. In reality it was my body reeling from the sudden drop in hormones. Cycle 2 and 3 got longer and longer then stopped all together. I tried everything to get it started again. Parsley tea, progesterone, vitamin C hyponidd, B6, Aspirin. Finally I knew that I had to lose weight. I lost 50 lbs and my cycle started to come back. The first cycle back was long and kinda surprised me that it was back. The second and third were "normal" at least for all I knew of normal. Now on to the fun cycle!

I this cycle I really wanted to move my O date from 25+ to something rational. I took 100mg Soy Isoflavones from CD3-7. We used Pre-Seed during Ovulation week, and I have been taking my prenatal and added a lo-dose aspirin and 50 mg B6.

I really didn't think that this was the cycle. I still don't really believe it. I have been wanting and waiting for long enough that it's a major change. I've been TTC for 12 months, every thought and action was focused on getting healthy so I could conceive. I wish that I could tell you that I knew something was different, but I can't it's hindsight that makes me think the crazy dreams on CD 7,8 and 9 may be PG related. I thought that I was really nervous about testing, but I still feel kinda wiggily and sick. I thought it was the heat that was making me scatterbrained and wiggily. Maybe it's the little bean?

I will say that it is hard to come to terms with. You don't feel any different. You feel a little different but you're not sure how much of that is in your head. You don't really have any physical signs. You almost feel like AF will be here any second. Or if you are like me, you just think that AF is away because sometimes she likes to stay away for long periods to spite you. I think when we hear a heart beat of see a U/S it will be real to me and I will really feel pregnant.

It will happen for you, and you should enjoy every second of it
post #7 of 79
Hi,
I got my BFP at 12dpo (at 16 now). We have been trying for 6 months. This month we did 2 things differently.
First we started using the CBEFM. I finally broke down and bought it (ebay). It was really nice to have an idea that O was coming since i have NO visible (inside or outside) CM. I temped as well so to see if they matched up (they did).
Second, we used pre-seed (since as mentioned above the CM problem...even with 3000mg of EPO for 3 months now). I got like 3 DTD with one tube (they give you ALOT in each).

As far as anything being different.....the only thing that i noticed was that at about 11dpo i was HOT all the time, and i sorta half gagged once when i cleaned the litterbox on 12dpo (thats what made me test).
Oh and i had a headache at 11dpo as well, and i NEVER get headaches.
post #8 of 79
I got my Bfp at 12 dpo now I'm at 16. Just like Larzanna! Last month I swore I was pregnant, I had all kinds of s+s. But negatives across the board. This month there wasn't a whole lot going on, or atleast they were much more sutble. I had a few bouts of nausea while driving just before implantation (or what I think was implantation) My breasts felt tingly but it was so vague that I wasn't sure if it was in my head or not. Around 8 dpo my gums started to ache? I felt like I constantly needed to brush and gargle and floss. The last thing was I also was HOT. ALL THE TIME. I am never hot. I'm still hot.

I had told myself I wasn't going to test till after I missed a period since I only had one test left. But on day 12 I suddenly felt like I should test. The thought just came through my head. So around 10:30 (after already having peed that morning) I poas and sure enough a very "there" line showed very quickly!

I'm just now beginning to felt a bit more tired, and I want nothing to do with food in the morning. I always eat first thing. So for me its a lot of subtle kinds of symptoms.

Good luck to all of you out there ttc
post #9 of 79
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Originally Posted by kriket View Post
It will happen for you, and you should enjoy every second of it


You made me remember how badly I want to be pregnant! So happy for you!
post #10 of 79
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Originally Posted by cearbear View Post


You made me remember how badly I want to be pregnant! So happy for you!

Me too!
post #11 of 79
I am feeling silly that I spent so much energy looking for symptoms during the TWW, only to have none when I was finally pregnant. The only thing for me I can say that was different, was that I did not get sore breasts before my period was due. They are sore now, but only at close to 5 weeks.

As far as what was different... Honestly I think my body was just ready. I had been doing accup. and TCM for about 4 months and I think it was slowly working. But this month was different in that I really wasn't thinking about it as much. I went to an RE last month and was waiting to get my period to schedule an HSG and start the whole western medicine route. As the advice of the Chinese doctor I didn't chart this month, because I told it was giving me a little anxiety (especially at the end of the month when each temperature seems so telling!) so I didn't have that to obsess over. But on top of all that, my grandmother passed away during the TWW and of course my mind was so far away from thinking about TTC. Anyway, I don't really subscribe to the relax and it will happen club, just telling my tale. I just got back from being with my family, and it was nice to bring with me some much needed good news for my family!
post #12 of 79
I actually recently posted about my BFP on this thread, specifically to encourage others in my situation: http://www.mothering.com/discussions...236&highlight=

As to how post-O felt, well, I'd like to say I just "knew", but I totally didn't, lol. Nothing whatsoever felt different in that cycle, except that I did have what I later discovered was implantation bleeding at 7 DPO, which perhaps should have clued me in, but it didn't, b/c:
A. I've never had implantation bleeding or spotting with any of my other pg's.
B. I discovered the bleeding right after having sex, and just assumed that all that jostling was helping AF to start early.

However, when the bleeding went away as quickly as it had come, and suddenly my morning coffee began to taste absolutely disgusting, I slowly began to go "Hmmmm..." I endured another week of horrible-tasting java and waited until the day AF was due before I tested, though. And there they were: two instant pink lines, no wait needed.

I'm wishing every last one of you a lovely BFP very soon!

Guin
post #13 of 79
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Originally Posted by zenproofstella View Post
1. What felt MOST DIFFERENT about your post ovulation symptoms in your BFP cycle? Did something happen that had never happened in previous cycles? Or - did it feel exactly the same?!!!
The only thing I remember is all of a sudden I was warm at night. But remember my body was/is getting use to less BFing at night since DS2 finally sleeps through most of the night.

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Originally Posted by zenproofstella View Post
2. Did you do anything differently in this cycle, or in preparation of this cycle, that you believe helped you get your BFP.
Nothing as I was waiting for TOM to return though there was more BDing going on bc my sex drive DRASTICALLY reduced preggo so I was trying to let him have more fun now since when TOM returned then stopped again he knows what happens.
post #14 of 79
Thread Starter 
This is all great info - thanks guys!

Does anyone know - how, or if, it would be possible to have this thread 'sticky' or perm on the front page, so new users (and curious 'old' ones) can always get a little 'testimonial' fix during their TWW??

I think a lot of users here would enjoy reading these regularly - and new BFP'ers wouldn't miss out on the chance to leave behind their story?

Should I contact a moderator...if so...who? Adina...are you reading this???

Any ideas?

Thanks!
s
post #15 of 79
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Originally Posted by zenproofstella View Post
This is all great info - thanks guys!

Does anyone know - how, or if, it would be possible to have this thread 'sticky' or perm on the front page, so new users (and curious 'old' ones) can always get a little 'testimonial' fix during their TWW??

I think a lot of users here would enjoy reading these regularly - and new BFP'ers wouldn't miss out on the chance to leave behind their story?

Should I contact a moderator...if so...who? Adina...are you reading this???

Any ideas?

Thanks!
s
I'll 2nd that Motion!!!
post #16 of 79
I got my BFP WAY BACK IN JULY hahaha, and my situation was different since we did IVF but I just wanted to post a picture of my BFP progression for you ladies. I know everyone wants to have pictures to compare. I used to spend HOURS on the internet looking for faint BFP's that looked like mine. Good luck ladies!!

BFP's

They start at 10dpo, 11dpo, 13dpo, 14dpo
post #17 of 79
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Originally Posted by Aly22681 View Post
I got my BFP WAY BACK IN JULY hahaha, and my situation was different since we did IVF but I just wanted to post a picture of my BFP progression for you ladies. I know everyone wants to have pictures to compare. I used to spend HOURS on the internet looking for faint BFP's that looked like mine. Good luck ladies!!

BFP's

They start at 10dpo, 11dpo, 13dpo, 14dpo
Preggo Porn. I love it!!! Thank you.
post #18 of 79
the only thing that was different this time was that I was insanely tired, like asleep on the couch in mid sentence tired, and food that I loved made me wanna barf, and then the constant peeing. All the other stuff like sore BBs, moody, and craving sweets are just normal things I was getting before AF. So again, super tired and sir pees a lot were the real differences for me, I can't remember about the other two because both were first try babies, the first one was actually a huge surprise. =)
post #19 of 79
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Originally Posted by CAUCmama View Post
the only thing that was different this time was that I was insanely tired, like asleep on the couch in mid sentence tired, and food that I loved made me wanna barf, and then the constant peeing. All the other stuff like sore BBs, moody, and craving sweets are just normal things I was getting before AF. So again, super tired and sir pees a lot were the real differences for me, I can't remember about the other two because both were first try babies, the first one was actually a huge surprise. =)
were you super tired that early?
with dd, that is exactly how I was. I was so tired and so sleepy, I could not function. But I think it came a bit later on. Not that early.
post #20 of 79
I will participate in this because i had such a strange cycle the month i conceived. I posted it on mothering before so here it is:
http://www.mothering.com/discussions....php?t=953813&

Looking back the only thing i can recall is that i had a strange feeling in my breasts. They felt very full and i had a feeling like "let down while breastfeeding"
Other than that it was definitely a shocker.

stick baby stick.
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