Posted by MrsAxe7
Hello all! I have stalked this site and sites like this for months, so I promised myself I would post my story when the day came. And the day has come!! You guys have all been such a huge blessing in this process and although I only know any of you through posts, your wisdom and advice has been priceless! So here goes the story:
My husband and I have been trying for 6 months, and although I know that's not an immense amount of time, it sure felt like it at times. This month and last I decided to stop putting ALL of my symptoms into my smartphone. I felt like I was obsessing too much and it couldn't be healthy for me. I did my best not to symptom spot and tried to enjoy the process rather than make it feel scheduled. This month we only BD-ed twice before O day which was 11/30. I thought we missed it because we were only able to get in in on the 27th and 28th! Now for the fun stuff...these were the REAL symptoms. Not the strange things that I thought I felt that probably didn't exist.
1 - 6 DPO - Nada. Zip.
7 DPO - Cramps started at night EXACTLY like AF, but a few days sooner than normal
8 DPO - More cramps, this time very intense that lasted all day. Had to leave Xmas shopping early because they hurt so bad. Metallic Taste in mouth that was impossible to miss.
9 DPO - Woke up with sore boobs. Not the nipples, the sides. More lovely cramps, Pink tinged CM only once when I wiped. Still thought I was out because of the cramps, but tested anyway BFN.
10 DPO - More cramps and major IBS issues that have been happening most of the week. Tested anyway, BFN
11 DPO (today) - Mild crampiness and low back pain. Hubby asks me if I am pregnant and I say no and tell him I will start going to the gym with him this weekend (he's my fitness freak ;) ). Midway through the day I realize that, thanks to you ladies, cramps don't always mean I am out. So I tested on $ tree and it was the faintest bfp. After three of them, I was convinced enough to go and buy two FRER and it came up immediately! Another BFP even darker tonight with FRER! None of the tests were taken with FMU!
I have had less symptoms this month than any month before! And truly, the only thing that really made me think I was out (the cramping) was the one clue it happened! Haha. Funny how that goes!
Best wishes to all of you and have faith! It just might happen when you least expect it. XOXO
Added: Dec. 11, 2013