Posted by knk2011
My partner and I were waiting to try from the summer of 2011. In November 2011 I had my implanon removed after almost two years and we began trying to conceive.
I began to get really disheartened and down, because I still hadn't had a period and therefore had no cycle to track, so I bought some clear blue digital ovulation tests. I was so excited when I got my first smiley face. It meant that I must be pregnant at the end of this month or have a period and either was fine by me - after all, that meant I could at least start tracking.
I got my period at the end of January and after a few months of no success, I began charting my BBT. I never used a clear blue digital ovulation test again, until much later.
Months went by and we had no luck conceiving, so we decided that when 12 months came around, we would go for fertility tests. But before we went for tests, I decided to give everything one last try. Charting and ovulation tests, the only time I've used them since January.
November 2012, I had my birthday and ovulated soon after. In my two week wait I had my usual symptoms, gassy, tired, moody, etc. On 8dpo I had a small temp dip, I'd read that the dip needs to be at least so many degree for it to be counted as implantation so didn't pay any attention to it. I also had a clump of yellow cm when I wiped, which was the only time I'd seen any cm in my tww. I was dry the entire time. Towards the end, it got sticky.
On 13dpo, all symptoms ceased and I felt out.
On 14do, my fertility friend changed my ovulation date, so I was now 12dpo again. I thought I had completely missed my chance and decided that I should just take a test and if it was negative I could look forward to the next cycle and finding out what issues there were in our fertility.
The test came out positive within the first minute. I started shaking and had to face time my sister in law for confirmation that I wasn't seeing things!!
She stayed on the phone to me until I managed to do another test, a digital one this time. The pregnant part came up in a minute or so and then the 1-2 symbol popped up underneath.
I am now 5 weeks pregnant and looking forward to seeing my midwife in 3 days time :)
Throughout my entire tww my temps were up, minus my little dip at 8dpo which I now figure was implantation. They would usually drop at 14dpo if af were coming, but I never got that far :)
Good luck to everyone still trying to conceive!!
Added: Nov. 30, 2012