Posted by stantonLH
I wanted to share my TTC success story to give others some hope during the TWW. My two weeks was almost entirely without symptoms. No nausea, no increased sense of smell, no breast tenderness, nothing. The only symptom that I had was that my nipples were a little bit itchy on days 8 and 9 DPO. I even took an online quiz about whether it was likely that I was pregnant, and it said "probably not". Well, the FRER test on day 10 DPO said that I was! So, if you are also going crazy (like I was) because you don't have the "right" symptoms, don't freak out too much (easy to say, I know). Everyone's body is different.
I am now almost 7 weeks pregnant, and I have gotten the sore breasts, nausea, better sense of smell, etc. - all the standard stuff. But these symptoms didn't show up until at least a week (or longer) after my BFP.
As for our strategy during this cycle, we used an OPK (which was nice, because I ovulated in week 3, not week 2) and had sex every 36 hours during my fertile week. I say "week" because my OPK gave me the flashing smiley face for four days, not two - which a quick search of the internet revealed is much more common than the package instructions would lead you to believe.
Best of luck to all of you!
Added: Jan. 8, 2014