So to me, implantation/breakthrough/etc. bleeding can be anywhere from light and pink to a full blown normal looking period.
One day before my period was to start, I found a small brown smear after exercising.
Then on period day, nothing else came but a small brown spot. I was pretty convinced, but waited one more day to test & BFP.
the month before, however, I had the worst, heaviest period I've ever had in my life... don't know what that was all about. nothing in my life had really changed to cause that.
Good luck to you!!
~ diane & DH & Trent Julian 1/29/11 & Harmony Marija 11/29/12 x 2
With ds3 it was brownish and light, but heavy enough to stain my underwear. I think it happened around 10 days after ov? Not sure on the timing.
With this pregnancy, it was right at 8 days post-ovulation. Very light pink blood, hardly any of it, and I could only see it on toilet paper.
With my first DS (a total surprise), I had plain, bright red spotting - that is, enough to wipe once or twice but not more (just as with the early loss) - around when I figured AF was due (I was also not keeping more than loose track of AF). I figured AF was on the way, but she never showed and I had no more spotting. It was about 3 weeks later that I finally considered that missing AF and super-duper nausea and fatigue might mean something!
With #2 (more expected), I had a super faint BFP at 9dpo, and the same sort of very light, but red spotting 2-3 days later.
With #3, no spotting AFAIK.
TMI on this one - With #4 (this one), I had a really weird, short LP the month prior. I knew that if that happened again, AF was on the way. Sure enough, about 9dpo I started with brownish spotting and discharge, assumed it was AF, and preemptively used a menstrual cup. Two days later, I found that my "just for the fun of it" HPTs were positive (I thought it was evaps), and more were positive that day, and while there was a variety of discharge in the cup, it was still more brown than red. I don't think I really had any more of the brownish discharge after that, though, but it may have been up to two days of it.
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