Posted by mamatwins
This is my 3rd pregnancy and let me tell you, it's true what people say about each pregnancy being different! So please don't panic if you don't have the same symptoms as last time, or as other people - it doesn't necessarily mean you're not pregnant or that something is wrong.
This was our 3rd month ttc and I was finding it very stressful, even though we hadn't been trying long.
Things we did differently this month:
Used OPKs - digital and normal ones - it was only by using these that I realised I was ovulating early, around cd 9! As soon as I got my Clearblue fixed smile on cd 7 we dtd on cd 7, 8 and 10. The normal OPKs showed the surge a bit later (cd 8/9) but it was clear I was going to be ovulating on the early side!
We used Boots Balance Activ Conceive Fertility Gel.
I also made sure I stayed in bed with hips elevated after dtd for at least 20 mins each time.
So here are my dpo symtoms:
1-6dpo: Nothing unusual
7dpo: very sharp intermittent pains in my left ovary area - so sharp and sudden they made me jump! These started in the evening and occurred on and off over a few hours. I think they were implantation pains. No bleeding though.
8dpo: Some cramps, achy legs and terrible mood swings. Some sharp pains left ovary area again, but less than yesterday.. very tired.
9dpo: BFN (couldn't resist!). Cervix felt very large and soft, almost mushy - never felt it like that before.
10dpo: FMU at 4.30am - I saw a very very very faint, barely there pink line on a frer! Had to hold it up to the light and squint to see it. By morning it was no longer visible. Confused! Very tired.
11dpo: Extremely tired at work, feeling like I'm fighting a sleeping pill! Second frer test - very faint line again but visible! Almost disappeared when the test dried. Getting excited but OH not convinced! Headachy. Hungry in the night - had to get a bowl of cereal in the early hours!
12 dpo: Extremely tired. Headachy. Faint but darker frer. Line didn't disappear on drying - BFP?! Boobs seem slightly bigger but not sore, no cm (quite dry even now!), no nausea. Unusual hunger in the night.
13dpo: Tired, headachy, cramps. Clearblue digital with fmu showed negative! Upset but think maybe it's too early for a digital test. Used a frer mid afternoon for reassurance and a definite darker line showed! BFP!! OH now convinced! Some mild shooting pains in boobs.
14dpo: used another clearblue digital - A very definite "Pregnant 1-2 weeks". Hurrah!!!!
I'm now 23 dpo and my main symptoms have been extreme fatigue, bad prolonged headaches, mood swings, increased hunger, indigestion. No food aversions, spotting or nausea as yet, no increased cm (dry), boobs only slightly and tender. The main symptom for me was the sharp implantation pains I felt on cd 7/8. Never had pains like that before and it really felt like something was happening.
Best of luck to everyone else ttc... hope this helps and hang in there!! xx
Added: Feb. 26, 2014