Posted by L-Chan
Hi ladies! This is surreal - that it's my turn to write a TTC Success Story. I'll share my tips and symptoms the best I can recall.
I am 26, DH is 30 - we've been married a little over a year and together for almost 5 years. We decided to start TTC in August 2011. I thought it would be fairly quick. When I didn't fall pregnant within the first 2 months, I decided to try some of the tricks listed on this site, such as:
-Women's Daily Multi vitamin
-Soy Isoflavones (CD 5-9)
-Evening Primrose Oil
-Removed Coffee and limited Alcohol from my diet
Not only did these items personally make me feel sick, but I honestly think they were affecting my ovulation. I had always felt O pain mid-month, but with all these items, I didn't. Also, I was never able to catch my O on an OPK. My OPKs and HPTs were all stark, stark white. I made a decision to stop taking all vitamins and start drinking coffee again about 3 months ago.
I know they're expensive, but I HIGHLY recommend investing in some Clear Blue Digital OPKs. The ones with the smiley faces. I have a 25-27 day cycle, and on CD 16, (3/18/12) I felt a pinch in my side and wondered "Is this ovulation?" I went home and took an OPK, and got my smiley face. By sheer coincidence, DH and I had sex once on Friday 3-16 and twice on 3-18 in the morning. After I got the positive OPK, we dtd one more time on 3/19 at night before bed.
I sincerely attribute this BFP to Preseed. I purchased a tube about 2-3 months ago, but I've been only using it as a lube - for which it is AMAZING. No itch, not gloppy...it's really a great product. This month, for the first time, I used it as directed and inserted the applicator all the way up to my cervix. I used about an inch worth of Preseed each time.
So anyway, I am at CD28, which is 1-2 days late for my period. I started testing yesterday with Wondfo cheapies, and thought I may have hallucinated a second line. This morning, I used a FRER using FMU and immediately got 2 lines within about a minute. (I've uploaded the picture to the site for fun). I woke up DH and said, "I got a positive test..." and his exact words were "Wow, that's real. Look what we did." ^_^
I went to the Doctor this afternoon to confirm, which they did. I will see the doctor again in about 2 weeks. Right now, this feels strange and surreal. I feel like I will get my period at any moment. I'm grateful, but in a daze. I'm sure it will crash down to reality soon! All I can say is hang in there, be patient and give it a year (assuming you do not have any medical issue). I had drinks at a party last week, drank coffee when I needed to.
Thanks for reading and good luck to you all!
Added: Mar. 30, 2012