Posted by MS2013
I started charting in January because I'd stopped taking BC in December due to lack of insurance. And truth be told, I wanted to understand more about my own body. My dear partner & I started talking about marriage around that time, too. And while we made all this adorable "hypothetical plans" we decided we'd wait until we were officially married to TTC, if we were going to.
In Feburary, we weren't very careful at all. I knew at that point that DP really wanted to a baby and it was obvious to me he didn't want to admit it. But...BFN.
In March, he was even MORE risky. I laughed to myself, started my profile on here, and played along with not admitting we were being completely unsafe. And...BFN.
At the end of March's cycle, I sat down with him and explained that we were playing with fire. If we truly didn't want to have a baby of our own (we have 2 from my previous marriage), then we needed to be CAREFUL in April. He agreed that we'd been reckless and we agreed to watch my chart and temps and only DTD on "safe" days.
My birthday is in April, but it's always delayed because of my DD's birthday. This year, it was 2 weeks delayed. We DTD that night, of course, but were mindful that I wasn't supposed to O for another week or so. *shrug* According to my chart, we were well within the infertile area. My man was also convinced he couldn't reproduce at all, so we went along fully believing he had some type of difficulty. We'd even discussed seeing specialists later on after marriage if it were necessary.
The day after my birthday celebration, I felt sharp, sharp ovary pain. Mild cramping. And my CM was very, very Eggy. I shrugged it off thinking it was our encounter the night before and put it out of my mind. The next day, more mild cramping. More EWCM. My temp was super low. I blamed the alcohol at my party.
Just a few days later, he proposed. It was romantic and sweet and I was so incredibly excited! I immediately told EVERYONE (they were all expecting it) and the family rejoiced! The kids were excited! It was pure joy.
This same time, I noticed my temps were high. They weren't really moving. I started noticing my CM and CP were acting kind of different, but because I was fairly new at charting...I blamed my learning curve.
...then, I started noticing how sore my breasts were. How thirsty I was. I was getting randomly dizzy. I went dress shopping with my mom and sister and almost fell asleep in the car on the way home! And my breasts were just not fitting in anything. Uh-oh.
That night I bought a test. Just to be sure. It was all just wedding stress, I was sure of it.
The next day, I bought 8 more. Because that first one couldn't possibly be right. It was a blue-dye. You know how those are! It was just a crazy blue-dye run.
FMU = BFP.
SMU = BFP.
When he got home that night, I told him we were going to have more to celebrate than just a wedding. We'd done it! Ready or not, we were having a baby!
Days following, I took the rest of the tests for progression and sent them to him to see how much darker the line was getting. (This is his first baby and I want him to have EVERY little thrill!)
Over the next week, we started selectively telling those involved in wedding plans so as to not purchase things that weren't going to work with a pregnant bride. We could've waited to marry, but we don't want to. Our family has completed a full circle. The kids are incredibly excited to have a new sibling and I don't think we could've received a better wedding gift...ever.
Baby dust to everyone TTC.
Be well, friends.
Added: May 8, 2013