I've been obsessively reading these stories for months, looking for signs.
So here's mine. I tested twice the last two days with positive results.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?
I didn't feel different at all -- until I was 1 day late in my normal cycle. I stopped charting temps this month, but paid attention to my cervix. It stayed high, so that was really my first clue. My second clue (at CD 30) was that my boobs all of a sudden felt bigger, sore, like they usually do when my luteal phase peaks. For me, this always happened a few days *before* my period was due, so I wasn't sure if I was just seriously delayed because of the travelling we'd done a few weeks ago. Unless I'm overly stressed, I'm usually a perfect 28-day cycle, and can usually feel AF about to arrive on day 28.
I took a HPT on CD 28, but got a BFN. I had a big decision to make that day, so the test result was important (I gave notice at my job).
On CD 29, I didn't get AF, so we decided to test again the next morning (CD 30). That morning I definitely woke up with sore boobs. The test didn't look like much at first, but after a couple minutes, there was a very faint 2nd line!
Today (CD 31), I tested again with an EPT Digital, and it gave a solid "pregnant".
My crazy sore boobs are bigger today than yesterday, and I'm already up a cup size.2. Did you do anything differently in this cycle, or in preparation of this cycle, that you believe helped you get your BFP.
I've been charting (on paper) for 18 months, and have had perfect 28-day, day-14 O cycles. We've been TTC since June (5 cycles), and I've been taking pre-natal vitamins since May. After a couple of disappointing months of targeting those fertile days, he started taking FertilAid for men vitamins, and we started using PreSeed. A couple months of that, and still nothing. We had read somewhere about a study where men used a mineral combination with vitamin C to boost sperm motility, so he (a scientist) found a published study where the group of men took a superdose of vitamin C
, and all conceived within a month. Since vit C is not toxic in high doses, I picked him up a supplement (500mg) from the supermarket. He took 2 per day starting at day 1 of this cycle (1000mg total/day). This was the key that helped us - and we didn't even use PreSeed or FertilAid this month at all.