Posted by jennyknick
Hello all TTC friends! I've been reading all of your stories and symptoms for the last three months as we've been TTC since December and I got my bfp on 03/10/14 (I'm 31 and DH is 37 and this will be the first for both of us)! Tested with a walmart brand and didn't believe it so I took another and it was positive too! :) Hubby didn't believe it so he used the last one I had and when his came back stark white, he got REAL excited!! HAHA We kind of winged it the first two months.. didn't change much of anything, just didn't PNP anymore and I cut back on everything during the TWW til AF showed up. This month, I noticed EWCM and we BD'd that night and didn't again until 4 days later so I'm thinking we only BD'd once during the fertile window.
So here are my symptoms by dpo.. it's funny, I've read alot of you say that you had less symptoms when you were actually pregnant than other months when you weren't, same here! (and the one month I don't obsess over symptoms and chalked everything that I noticed up to ovulation or AF, I'm actually pregnant haha)
1-3 DPO: Sticky, tacky CM. No other symptoms
4 DPO: AF type light cramping, fatigued, body aches, diarreah, sore throat
5-7 DPO: Nothing noted
8 DPO: Bled slightly while brushing teeth and had metallic taste in mouth shortly after which didn't last very long. Nauseous all day. Exhausted in the evening. Usually go on walks after work with DH but laid down on couch for two hours in the evening until we went to dinner at a neighbors. Had two glasses of wine and felt a little sick and went home to lay down. Very irritable in the evening. Craved sweets and opened up a party favor I'd made for a shower I'm hosting to eat the skittles inside LOL (I think this was implantation day even though I didn't have IC or any spotting, just felt off this day).
9 DPO: Nothing noted
10 DPO: Bloated. Didn't crave wine which I usually do when relaxing at home (this was a Sunday and I was dilly dallying all day and usually have a glass of wine in the evening and didn't even remotely want it). Started getting a sore, dry throat
11 DPO: Nauseous in the morning (thinking I had too much caffeine on an empty stomach), irritable (wrote this off as no sleep due to the time change), bloated, sore and pronounced nips (I think you guys refer to it as porn star nipples lol). Had on a slightly padded bra and you could see my nips through my shirt which was STRANGE. Nips hurt when showering so much I had to cover them when facing the water. Sore BB's (more so on left bb than right)
12 DPO: BFP in the evening after work!! Irritable all day (until I took the test and it was positive of course!), testy and short tempered, sore left BB and pronounced nips, nauseous in the evening, smelling things more (DH made popcorn and it just smelled weird!), sneezy, bloated, gassy, STARVING in the afternoon before dinner, puppies super clingy, emotional while watching Shameless which is weird given the nature of the show haha, AF type cramping in the evening
One of the main things I noticed is that my CM is usually very dry the week before AF but I had sticky and sometimes watery CM almost every time I wiped up until now. I also noticed I've been having very vivid dreams every night and I remember them when I wake up.. I'm used to having vivid dreams here and there but it's been pretty much every night since 4-5 dpo.
Now that I'm 5 weeks along (as of today :) I am dealing with some VERY HEAVY bloating, I'm exhausted by the time I get home from work, my BB's and nips are very sore, and I have some light cramping in my lower abdomen. I deal with bouts of nausea here and there but nothing too rough and my mood is actually great!
I wish you all lots and lots of baby dust. Here's to a healthy and happy 9 months!
Added: Mar. 20, 2015