Posted by DanaB1019
My husband and I got our first BFP of this cycle on 8/19. According to ovulation, we are due May 2015! I have Hashimoto's Thyroiditis and had trouble conceiving for years, so this pregnancy is a huge blessing. We give all glory to God for this miracle!
We were NTNP, but wanting a baby, for around 4 years before we started actively trying in March of 2013. We suffered two losses in 2013. This pregnancy has been a complete shock to us as we had decided to take a break because I hadn't ovulated since last year. Before I had stopped ovulating, my LP was very short. The longest it ever got was 11 days. From that, I gathered that I was low in Progesterone and started using it to lengthen my LP. I decided to start using Natural Progesterone Cream to induce my period and regulate my cycle, which worked for me.
I'd also read online that couples would sometimes suppress their cycle for 1-3 months by using the PC the whole time, not allowing ovulation. I used Progesterone for 5 weeks, and then stopped. A couple weeks later, I had sensitive nipples and pinching in my sides. I suspected it might be ovulation and took a test which turned positive immediately. We were able to try again for the first time in 8 months! I felt extremely positive about this cycle because of our "miracle" ovulation. After ovulation, I felt like I just KNEW this was THE cycle for us. I felt as if God spoke it into my heart.
I tested on 11 DPO, and we got a very faint line. Hubby wanted to make sure it was positive, so we got a Clearblue Digital and an Answer brand. The digital was "Not Pregnant" but the Answer had a faint pink line. By midnight on 8/21, our digital was a picture perfect "PREGNANT".
I started spotting early morning on 8/22 and was very concerned as I have had multiples chemical pregnancies. We made an appointment that day for blood work.
My first beta was on 8/22 showed 66.5 mIU of hCG. My second on 8/26 was showing 250 mIU of hCG, which was perfect doubling! I was estimated 2-3 weeks gestation based on those levels, which is right on par with what we thought, based on ovulation. The spotting and cramping were completely normal! Our first prenatal appointment is on 9/5, at which point I will be 6 weeks along.
My symptoms were very similar to the symptoms I always had after ovulation/ before my period would start. My nipples were incredibly tender, I'd had headaches, and that was about it until 10DPO. I started getting nauseous, my breasts became very tender and swollen, and I had a pinching/ stretching kind of cramping feeling in my uterus. Each of those symptoms has persisted, along with some new ones such as increased thirst, backache, extreme fatigue, strong sense of smell, and increased cervical fluid.
We are incredibly thankful for CTP and all of the women who supported us along the way, and we thank God for this child!
Added: Aug. 29, 2014