The Two Week Wait

February 27, 2012

Twoweekwait

This was my third cycle trying, and my third cycle when I thought I was pregnant. I don’t want to look back in hindsight and say this time “I just knew.” BUT – my symptoms were the strongest I’ve felt yet and they were the most consistent with the symptoms pregnant women had reported. It was the mild cramping that I had that gave me the biggest clue. Instead of wondering if I twinge here or there was a cramp, I was confident something was going on down there. “Yes, I have been having mild cramps for 3 full days.” And in fact, if I wasn’t pregnant I was going to be worried. That’s how obvious the mild cramps were. I couldn’t think of any reason why I would have persistent cramps other than a changing uterus and implantation. Turns out, that’s exactly what they were.

Here were all my symptoms, day by day:

Ovulation Day: EWCM (if you don’t know what that is – Google it!) I’ve never been able to feel ovulation, so this day felt pretty normal for me. Positive OPK in afternoon!

1 DPO: OPK negative again by morning. Nipples and boobs starting to feel a bit sore – worsens throughout the day (not uncommon for me after O)

2 DPO: Boobs VERY sore by evening

3 DPO: Boobs very tender, had a pinching feeling on left side (like a needle) for a few seconds

4 DPO: Feel like a cold is coming on – a bit achy in the lungs and cold-like in the nose. Mild cramps on and off. Boobs much more swollen. Went for a horrible run – had a side stitch the whole time. Pinching cramps in the evening.

5 DPO: Cramps on and off and a sharp throb around lunch time. Felt hot and flushed at the bakery. Lower abdomen feels swollen?

6 DPO: Dreamed I got a positive test!! (The first time that has happened.) Nipples are super tender, boobs sore underneath and continue to swell. Chest is hurting all over – like I did 100 pushups. Felt kind of hung over all morning with mild nausea around 11am. Chest veins looked more pronounced and blue. Backache develops later in the day.

7 DPO: Increase in boob pain, really hungry, some surprisingly sharp cramps in afternoon and evening – stronger pangs almost. Boobs are huge and throbbing! Heavy feeling in uterus. Back/chest pain persists.

8 DPO: Cramps upon waking. Teeth hurt!? Boobs sore and throbbing – worst ever! More blue veins on chest – out to arm? Extra sore from Body Pump for no apparent reason.

9 DPO: Boobs huge, what else is new? Hurts to lie on stomach – both boobs and lower abdomen. Shoulders and back still aching. Cramps pronounced midday – no question they are there. Light workout – didn’t feel like pushing it and very thirsty.

10 DPO: POSITIVE TEST!!!!! Lower abdomen feels hard. Feels like yogurt is stuck in my throat. Beans in the crockpot seem unappealing (ha!)

Can you see the lines!? They were squinters! These are slightly photoshopped to increase contrast.

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11 DPO: Feel like the flu – aching back and head. Feels like breakfast is coming back up again. I feel very full in the abdomen. Very thirsty. Uterus hard? Sense of smell increased? More burps than usual. Cramps in afternoon. Clear/pink spotting (leftover from implantation?)

12 DPO: Test line darker! Brown spotting. Headache. Boobs still tender.

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13 DPO: Spotting completely gone – whew! Some uterus movements – like stretching. Feel less hungover but still very tired. At bakery all day working so tired anyways. Some moments of nausea – just tiny waves.

14 DPO: Line really dark! Little waves of nausea, but nothing too obvious. Really tired, but also little sleep due to working at the bakery. Feeling pretty good!

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15-20 DPO: Some cramping, some nausea, boobs and nipples still very sore, irritable at times, sleepy at 9pm every night.

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1 Stephanie @ Legally Blinde February 27, 2012 at 3:06 pm

It’s very interesting to read about the symptoms and changes you experienced. I had no idea you could notice differences in your body so early on. Love the comparison of the pregnancy tests – very cool!

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2 bex February 27, 2012 at 3:31 pm

My husband and I are TTC and heading into month #3. We had a similar situation to you, month 1 I was CERTAIN I was pregnant (nope). Month 2 he was out of town during “egg week” so I didn’t really pay attention to all the signs that month. Hoping 3rd time is a charm for us, like you and Matt! Congrats! *LOVING* this new blog and all the information you are sharing, this is GREAT!

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3 Alyse February 27, 2012 at 3:34 pm

Wow. I didn’t realize boob tenderness happened so suddenly! I thought that was more closer to milk production time. I’ve never known a pregnant chick (other than my SIL who was so not into her pregnancies and wouldn’t answer my questions). I like learning all these interesting factoids.

This comment would have been more appropriate on one of the previous posts but I have to ask anyway. Since you were relatively aware of when you were ovulating, did you notice a change in Matt’s behavior towards you? There was a study that strippers made more tip money during ovulation: http://www.salon.com/2007/10/04/stripper_tips/ Very weird question I know but I always wondered and since I’m on the pill I can’t test it out with my boyfriend. I just wonder if men get more chivalrous or attentive or animalistic (!). ;-)

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4 christina February 27, 2012 at 3:52 pm

LOL

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5 KERF February 27, 2012 at 4:36 pm

Gosh the boobs were the worst EVER! They got better after about 2 months…finally.

Without divulging more info than I should share, I’d say that Matt was always into it :) I didn’t notice an increase. But on the cervical fluid side, definitely.

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6 Reghan February 27, 2012 at 3:54 pm

I had a dream the night before my positive test that I got a positive HPT and a positive blood test at the hospital and sure enough the next morning I got a positive! I think that’s so wild since I had also never ever had a dream about a test being positive!

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7 Anna February 27, 2012 at 4:08 pm

I love reading BERF! I would usually keep KERF updates for the office, so that I have something to read when I need a break from work, but the minute I see a new BERF post, I MUST read it! :D Even if it is 11:06 PM – reading all the way from South Africa! Okay, bed time for me, it’s almost tomorrow here already :)

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8 KERF February 27, 2012 at 4:35 pm

:) Love hearing from people reading so far away!

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9 Erin February 28, 2012 at 5:47 am

I read in Japan. :)

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10 KERF February 28, 2012 at 10:05 am

Cool!!

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11 Christina February 28, 2012 at 12:25 pm

Reading in Bermuda!

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12 Mary Lou February 27, 2012 at 4:40 pm

So wild that you had symptoms like that early on. I’d definitely say that you had all the signs of being pregnant! So glad it worked out for you on the third month. I’ve never had much luck with the pee-on-a-stick OPKs. I think I will try the digital version. Love reading these posts!!

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13 Karen February 27, 2012 at 4:50 pm

Thank you for this site! My husband and I are going to start trying in a year and all this info is really helpful and fun to know what I have in store for my body!

Just curious since I am still a few months away.. Is there anything you did to prepare? Take vitamins, etc…
Thanks!

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14 KERF February 27, 2012 at 4:52 pm

I did start taking a prenatal vitamin about 6 months before. It’s ideal to have all of that folate in your before you conceive!

I also slowed down on caffeine and running longer distances. I didn’t cut out either completely, and these changes also just seemed natural to my life at the time – not forced because I felt they were necessary or anything. But I do wonder if either of them had an impact.

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15 Karen February 27, 2012 at 5:16 pm

Thank you so much!!! Congrats again! So exciting to go along this journey with you

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16 Marci February 27, 2012 at 4:55 pm

The sore boobs were so bad for me and lasted through the first tri. I remember cringing to put a sports bra on and off and it hurt to sleep on my stomach too. Your notes on days post ovulation are so detailed! I definitely didn’t notice all those things that closely.

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17 Rachelle February 27, 2012 at 5:30 pm

Count me in with sore breasts too (the first time around)… I was amazed at how much they hurt and grew! This second time around, they haven’t bothered me *nearly* as much (and it has been 3 years since I was last pregnant– so I thought all the milk gland growing had faded back to normal).

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18 Jennifer February 27, 2012 at 6:24 pm

What a perfect chart! :) I’m sooo happy for you!!!!

You know, I had that same “cold-like” symptom (sinus) with both of my boys but not my daughter so we’ll have to see if that’s a boy thing. :)

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19 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga February 27, 2012 at 6:27 pm

I didn’t believe I was preggers when I was b/c I got what I thought was my period. No…it was implantation bleeding and I had read about that, and I thought it was just a spot or two…I had almost like a full on period so when I had convinced myself I was pregnant, and then got what I thought was my period, I had talked myself into, and out of, being pregnant…a few times that month :)

I love that you’re a seasoned blogger and so for ANY important event in life, you have plenty of pics documenting it…oh, how I wish I had these!

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20 AllisonK February 27, 2012 at 6:33 pm

I did not pay NEARLY that much attention…its far enough in the past that I can’t remember any symptoms I had. I don’t think my nausea set in until week 5 (which as we know is actually week 3). Crazy pregnancy weeks. :)

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21 Emily @LivingLongfellow February 27, 2012 at 6:54 pm

Oh my, who knew that signs could happen so early. This may make me paranoid though if I start to feel these things! Keep up the info..good preparation for anyone in the early stages.

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22 Jessie @ Graze With Me February 27, 2012 at 6:57 pm

I remember I ovulated on the 22nd of December (also charting) & we went to my parent’s house for Christmas. By the end of the night on the 24th my thyroid had swollen up so much I could barely swallow w/out feeling like someone had their hands around my neck. I was so freaked out!! I even made a Dr appt for it. Once I got the positive test (11 DPO) I kept the appt just so they could confirm!

Such a strange first symptom for sure. Very interesting how you described it as yogurt stuck in your throat. I never had the big boobs – not until my milk came in. ;)

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23 Kerry February 27, 2012 at 7:12 pm

You went to a lot of effort to manage the conception process and track your very early symptoms. Were you extremely worried about infertility? If not, what drove your stepped-up pregnancy quest? Most women are not aware of pregnancy symptoms as early as you were and I would hate for people to worry things are wrong if they don’t experience things so quickly. And I hope all readers know that it is ok to let nature take it’s course for up to 12 months before age 30 and 6 months after 30. OPKs and charting are not the norm for starting out with no known history of problems or advanced age.

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24 Danielle February 27, 2012 at 7:59 pm

Its interesting, I actually think OPKs and charting have become more ‘the norm’ because people want to feel a little more in control and in the know. Similar to Kath, when my hub and I wanted to get preg, I did start temp taking and charting and using OPKs, I think it was more like a fascination that so much can be going on inside our bodies without us even realizing it. Of course taking more time depending on age and lifestyle is true. I really wanted to let nature take its course but I was too curious!

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25 KERF February 27, 2012 at 8:20 pm

Kerry, I’ve taken the time in the previous two posts to explain why I started charting and things. It wasn’t stressful at all – I found it very fun. I’m a very scientific person and this was the most fun body experiments I’ve ever done. I don’t regret the choice to track at all!

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26 Jodie February 27, 2012 at 7:28 pm

Kath, I am loving your new blog! My husband and I are not quite ready to start TTC but we’re talking about it and I am figuring out prenatal vitamins, diet, OBGYN visits etc. I have already learned so much from your blog posts and from the apps and websites you mentioned, thank you! I look forward to more from BERF. :-)

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27 Maria@ Sinfully Nutritious February 27, 2012 at 7:43 pm

What a beautiful post. That description is going to be very helpful to women. It also helps you remember what you went through if you have been pregnant. It is such a great experience when you are actually “trying” and so excited about everyday to come. Congratulations again!

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28 Kristin February 27, 2012 at 7:59 pm

eeeeeee so flipping exciting for u! I bet with each test u got butterflies :)! i feel like i am reading a book and cant wait to get to the next chapter! :) thank goodness u post a lot…no pressure though! lol

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29 Kristin February 27, 2012 at 7:59 pm

eeeeeee so flipping exciting for u! I bet with each test u got butterflies :)! i feel like i am reading a book and cant wait to get to the next chapter :) thank goodness u post a lot…no pressure though! lol

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30 Kelly@Vegolosophy February 27, 2012 at 8:07 pm

SO EXCITING!

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31 Laura February 27, 2012 at 8:08 pm

Thanks so much for your new blog! My husb + I are just starting TTC and I really appreciate all the info you share! We bought the OPK you recommended :) can’t wait to see the happy face on the stick

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32 j3nn February 27, 2012 at 8:31 pm

I love how you documented all of this, lol. That’s awesome.

I’m also happy to learn that O can occur virtually anytime during your cycle. I always thought normal was the 14-day rule, but apparently that’s not true. So much to learn! I need to fine-tune my body and get in the know. :)

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33 Ashley M. [at] (never home)maker February 27, 2012 at 8:34 pm

All those early symptoms are insane. I thought for sure I was pregnant on our first cycle. I felt them ALL. But with the cycle we got pregnant with Ada — my cramping was MAJOR. I ran a race that morning (actually PRed majorly on the 4 mile, but that’s not the point). We went to Panera afterward and I distinctly remember telling Stephen: If this isn’t implantation cramping, I don’t know WHAT is. The rest is history. Oh, and I also wrote everything down on a calendar — my symptoms — and I also felt like I had a cold. With some chills, etc. A couple days after that, I got my BFP! <3

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34 Chetney February 27, 2012 at 8:46 pm

This is so exciting! I can’t wait for the next post!!!!!

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35 Jenna February 27, 2012 at 9:23 pm

I read KERF every day and never comment (even though I love it), but I just have to tell you that I love, love, LOVE this new blog and am so happy that you are being so open and honest with it! Thank you! Best wishes to you with this pregnancy!

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36 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles February 27, 2012 at 9:41 pm

A faint line *is* a line! Isn’t is crazy when you look down and see that line that you’ve been looking for! What a moment!

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37 Lisa February 27, 2012 at 9:46 pm

Hey kath, I have a question about fertility friend since this is my first month using it. Does it only give you your ovulation “cross hair” once you record the start of your period or a positive pregnancy test? I’m trying to fig out if I’ve ovulated (unfortunately I don’t seem to get all the obvious signs and I took 3 bands of opks – got positives in one batch and negs in the others, so who knows). Anyway, just curious if you can tell me when FF makes the decision that you have ovulated. Thank you!

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38 KERF February 27, 2012 at 10:48 pm

I believe it waits until you have 3 high temps to add the cross hairs… Frustrating I know! And you really should keep… Doing it .. Until it’s confirmed

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39 Lolly February 27, 2012 at 10:06 pm

If this at home technology and charting/temperature knowledge had been commonly available 23 years ago when I was conceiving, I would have been all over it! I am my own favorite science experiment!
Within one week of conception, my earliest symptom was an overwhelming need to sleep. I couldn’t wait to get home from work and pass out cold on the couch by 6pm. All the morning sickness and boob issues came later.

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40 Kate February 27, 2012 at 11:20 pm

This is like a damn good book that you can’t put down…..or a great TV series that you can’t wait for the next episode…..I think BERF is my “Lost”!!!!! Again, thank you so much for sharing so much…..you really are wonderful.

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41 Bertha February 28, 2012 at 6:46 am

You realize that most of the symptoms were totally in your head, right? There’s no way you could be feeling true pregnancy symptoms that quickly. No way.

Also, 14-year-olds get pregnant every day. It’s not that big of a deal.

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42 Lola February 28, 2012 at 8:01 am

For all three of my pregnancies, I knew the moment at conception I was pregnant. Within 24 hours my uterus was hard and my breasts were like rocks and so so sore. So no, the symptoms were not in Kath’s head. Planned or unplanned, I had same exact symptoms each time.

And as far as 14 y/o– they are way more fertile than us late twenty somethings so not quite sure your point.

And Kath– congratulations on all fronts! So exciting! I know you prob are getting tons of advice, but I have researched coffee/caffeine for my pregnancies since I was a coffee junkie beforehand and was told by my ob and nutritionist to stick with regular coffee but limit to 300mg a day instead of decaf because it contains alot of harsh chemicals. Obv you will make your own decisions but wanted to let you know!:o)

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43 KERF February 28, 2012 at 10:06 am

Interesting perspective on the decaf! I hadn’t though of it that way, but I did hear on a podcast a midwife recommend regular or swiss press decaf, so that’s probably why

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44 Anne February 28, 2012 at 8:07 pm

It’s called The Swiss Water Process, not swiss press.

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45 Anne February 29, 2012 at 4:49 am

Decaf doesn’t contain any harsh chemicals. Whatever it would possibly contain would be evaporated off in the process or in the roaster anyways. Look into how decaffeination works and its actually a very simple idea. It’s too bad when people don’t understand something and assume the worst and before you know it there is a common misconception. The worst thing about decaf is the taste.

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46 KERF February 29, 2012 at 10:28 am

I haven’t looked into this yet. Anne do you have any trust-worthy resources you could share?

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47 Anne February 29, 2012 at 5:59 pm

I work for the largest coffee roastery in Portland. I was also a barista for seven years.

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48 KERF February 29, 2012 at 6:38 pm

I trust your opinion, but I was hoping you could educate me!

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49 KERF February 28, 2012 at 10:06 am

Um, they absolutely were not! 14 year olds are probably not expecting to get pregnant and aren’t listening

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50 Emily February 28, 2012 at 9:03 am

Kath, Thank you so much for sharing all this info! The blog world is definitely the place to come for straight talking from people with personal experience. Thanks again :)

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51 Quisha February 28, 2012 at 11:04 am

I love reading about this stuff. I’ve been off the pill for 6 months now and have only been really charting and using OPKs for the past 3 months. Sometimes it can be frustrating but it is kind of fun I can’t lie. Well the trying part! I’m very excited for you! This blog addition was a good idea too. As you get closer and closer we get to bask in joy with the both of you :)

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52 Sarah February 28, 2012 at 12:02 pm

Before I resorted to seeing a RE and taking fertility medication with IUI, I tried charting and mine were always all over the place as far as temperatures and cycle length so I sort of gave up on it and thought something was wrong with me (PCOS was diagnosed and then dis-proven and the only possibility now may be endo). Now that you are explaining it in a way I can understand and I realize now that temperatures can be wonky, cycles can be longer or shorter but that doesn’t mean you didn’t ovulate (I have CM increase and ov pain), I am more confident that I can get pregnant on my own this time (I mentioned on another post that we miscarried in January) if I am more diligent and pay attention to all the signs. I can at least try. Thanks for sharing your journey :)

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53 Angel7 February 28, 2012 at 5:17 pm

I am surprised with all that going on that Matt did not guess :) I guess he would not have known if you did not tell him how you were feeling.

http://faithfulsolutions.blogspot.com/

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54 Erin October 3, 2012 at 11:29 am

Hey Kath–just wanted to say THANKS for documenting all of this. We’re TTC, and I’m currently 10 DPO and have read this post basically every day for the last week. I find it so comforting! I’m about 90% sure I’m pregnant based on what seem to be classic symptoms, and coming back and reading what you were experiencing on each DPO helps me to feel like I’m right on track. “Little waves of nausea? Yeah, me too!” “Extremely sore lower abdomen? YEP!” Even Ashley’s comment above about her comment to her husband (“If this isn’t implantation cramping, I don’t know what is!”) has come out of my mouth a couple of times this week.

Anyway. Just wanted to say THANKS–here’s hoping we get to meet our own little Mazen mid-June! :)

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55 KERF October 3, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Good luck!

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56 Erin November 6, 2012 at 8:37 am

Well–no dice last month, but this month, I’ve got TWO unmistakable BFPs! Looking forward to re-reading your awesome BERF posts from this new perspective. ;)

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57 KERF November 6, 2012 at 9:07 am

Congrats!!

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58 tracey October 5, 2012 at 7:18 pm

I loved seeing the pics of your 10, 12, & 14 tests! I am 11 DPO and I got a light line like your 10 day test. Fingers crossed! :) Thanks for sharing your pregnancy with us!

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59 KERF October 5, 2012 at 10:19 pm

oooo good luck!

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60 Kayla October 7, 2012 at 1:44 pm

I’m DPO 10 and also have been loving your blog! I’ve had 3 days of implantation spotting along with cramping that let up 2 days ago. I have never had that before so I am pretty sure that I must be pregnant. I also have had lots of symptoms. I so hope, as they say “this little bean sticks”. Haha. This is our first real try but I went off BC 4 cycles ago and have been monitoring my temps and CM quite religiously waiting for my husband to be ready to try (which he finally was). I’ve already had some food aversions so I am afraid of the nausea I may have ahead of me… but its for a great cause. Anyway, like I said. I have greatly enjoyed your blog! And Mazen is absolutely precious. Congrats! Your blog is getting me through. :’)

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61 Jabree December 28, 2012 at 4:27 am

This would be my second pregnancy(miscarried the first). I ovulated a day after my last period(the day i did it) i’ve been having the exact same symptoms don’t know if to test yet. I’m 10dpo.

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62 LyricallySpeaking January 15, 2014 at 1:39 am

I read an article regarding a study that verified how early and how late in a cycle a woman can ovulate – because I believed I had O’d e day or 2 days after my period. The conclusion was that you cannot ovulate before CD 8. I don’t know how long your AF was, but if it is less than 7days, you likely didn’t O the day after your AF. I will look for the link to the study if you’d like.
Baby dust to all of you who are TTC! I just suffered 2 back to back m/c’s – hoping this month the little bean sticks!!!!!

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63 Danielle January 3, 2013 at 10:55 am

Well, I have 2 children already, 13 yrs and 14 yrs. old. Now, I am trying for 1 more. My partner and I are wanting to TTC. He has no children. I am 39 years old and so I know it will be harder for me at my age. Based on calculations, I would have o’d on December 27th, which is also the day that we spent time together. We also did that a few days in a row after, just incase I didn’t O on that day. On 3dpo (if it was the 27th) I got dizzy/lightheaded, which isn’t normal for me. I am 7dpo and from about 5 dpo til now, I have been experiencing cramps like I will be starting my period soon, but it isn’t due until the 10th. I eat like I am starving but then feel nauseous after I eat. I am burping after I eat, every time. Not my norm. I got a lil anxious and tried a hpt but negative. I am hoping to try to test again soon. I have also been feeling pulling and discomfort in my pelvic area. I don’t remember having any of these symptoms with my older children, but then again, it was a long while ago. I keep thinking maybe my mind is playing tricks on me. Any help would be great! Thanks!

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64 Danielle January 3, 2013 at 10:56 am

I almost forgot.. after the 27th (O day) I dried up real fast. Now, and for the past several days, I have had very watery CM. Can this mean anything?

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65 KERF January 3, 2013 at 11:02 am

Only time will tell… Good luck!

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66 Jabree January 11, 2013 at 3:53 pm

So Its been 3 weeks and 3 days now. I tested and i had a BFN. But I think it was too early, I’m supposed to get my period in 2 days..praying that I don’t. My head has been killing me,i get nauseous after eating now, my breast feel heavy and my veins are more pronounced, i’ve been having a lot of gas(tmi srry) and peeing like crazy!!! Also i’m soooo emotional now, I get teary for anything now and i’m one not to cry. I’m going crazy waiting! LOL. Good luck ladies, baby dust going ur way. :)

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67 Jabree January 23, 2013 at 6:42 am

I’m officially 6 weeks pregnant!! :)

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68 KERF January 23, 2013 at 7:52 am

Congrats!

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69 Jabree January 23, 2013 at 9:48 am

thanks soooo excited can’t believe it!!!! :D

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70 Daniela Alonso March 27, 2013 at 2:18 pm

Love the site!
My bf and I have been trying for 3 months too, unfortunately he has retrograde ejaculation, and he can only take “his pills” for 2-3 days when I feel its ovulation time. I have paying so much attention to my body this past months, that I just have felt it all! hahaha. My period should come around April 6, or not :)

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71 Alex sepulveda May 8, 2013 at 11:44 pm

Hello, as I was reading your post I notice that I’m having the same symptoms. Me and my boyfriend have been trying….My period is due till next week…and for about a couple of days I’ve been feeling very tired and queasy. My head has been hurting and I’ve been having cramps… Like little twinges… And today I seem my breast and I have these big veins I haven’t had before. Could it be?? Should I take a pregnancy test now or I should wait till next week??

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72 Randi May 16, 2013 at 9:25 pm

I’ve been having this weird off feeling the past 2 weeks. I got wut I thought was my period yesterday. It lasted one day. I’ve been spotting since Sunday. I’m not quite sure if I’m pregnant or not. Ive noticed a slight hardening of my lower abdomen. Not sure if I should take a test or wait it out till next month. What do you think I should do?

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73 Jaymie May 29, 2013 at 7:12 pm

Did your cramps feel more like your uterus felt like heavy
And ft like it was cramping ?

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74 Jaymie May 29, 2013 at 7:23 pm

Sorry I was trying to type while holding my youngest. My question was as follows
When you refer to cramping, did your uterus feel heavy and crampy? Opposed to belly or even lower belly cramps. I’ve never experienced these symptoms. My lmp was on May 10-17. I had intercourse 20 21 23 and 23, the 27 and 28. According to my ovulation calendar I ovulated on the 24 th and started having uterine cramps on the 26 and have lasted for three days. I know it is too early for a pregnancy test, but I can’t help thinking that I am 6 dpo.. And my period isn’t until June 6. I only get cramping a couple of days before my period… Any insights?

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75 Sandy W September 27, 2013 at 11:29 am

Jamie, are u pregnant ? I am experiencing the same thing now…

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76 Margarita October 15, 2013 at 11:03 am

Nice page.. Love all the details.

I’m 38 and ttc, I had an iud inserted to prevent pregnancy but close to 2 years later took it off,
on Feb 18 to be exact.. tried right away and fell pregnant i guess sometime in March or April but lost it the end of May.
I’ve been trying ever since without any luck, but i seriously have a feeling my husband got me this time…lol I have sore breast 8 dpo they are very sensitive which they always are but it normaly goes
away about 2 dpo now yesterday I started to feel a bit of cramping just like I did when I got pregnat
last March or April. I started a little bit of back pain and that is deff not usual, and never get headaches, but I started to… mild but i have them on and off..
Not sure if I am pregnant or not because I do go thru this almost every month but the sore boobs is whats strange for this long. My husband and i already have grown kids the oldest is 22 the youngest is 14 so it’s been a while. ANYHOW! best of luck to everyone on here and patience is the mother of all deeds. btw everyone whos ttc take some 400mcg of folic acid this is very good for your bby.

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77 Gemma November 7, 2013 at 4:55 pm

Hi Kath, I have been having a really good read of your blog from over in the UK so thought I’d say hi and thanks for posting such great insights on your pregnancy journey. I am just starting my journey and I have learnt such a lot from your posts about what happens next. It’s a really refreshing blog, and love KERF too, food inspiration! Thank you :-)

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78 missconception January 27, 2014 at 11:31 am

Hi there ladies!
Happy to have found ya ;) I’m not sure when I ovulated but I thought I was safe to have unprotected sexy time with the hubby the day my period was ending. Apparently, from what I’m reading, there really are people that O right after their periods. I have lengthy periods, 8-10 days. Is it possible to have ovulated CD10- CD15/16. I think my cycle is about 28-30 days on average. I have all these symptoms I keep seeing over and over here. Heavy feeling uterus/crampy. My period isn’t due until about the 7th of Feb. I had a wave of nausea , just once so far, and I feel like I am coming down with a cold. If this isn’t implantation crampiness , I believe I will see a doctor. Don’t remember this feeling with my other two pregnancies , but I knew well before my missed cycle that I was PG with both of them. Insight? Can those of you with these symptoms follow up and let us know how things turned out for you?

Thanks!

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79 Kamille February 9, 2014 at 11:27 pm

So knowing when I ovulate and trying to get prego is all very new to me. I have searched and searched online for woman that are going thru similar symptoms that I have been experiencing and haven’t found much that was helpful. But just like what you said about the cramping and that it lasted for three days and if you weren’t pregnant you would be worried, I have been experiencing the same cramping. I am 9 dpo today and have been having cramps the past 4 days. My body is sore shoulders back I’m really tired and I’m not doing much. Super hungry and bloated. I also feel that heavy feeling in my uterus area, I took a hpt a day ago and nothing. My period isn’t due for 6 more days so I think I will wait to see if it shows and rest around the same time. Feeling hopeful… If I’m not pregnant than I will definitely be worried because there is way to much going on with my body for something not to be up.

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80 Lisa February 15, 2014 at 4:42 pm

Kath – thank you for posting this day-by-day account!!! This may sound really silly, but I’ve been using this as a reference for the past year while TTC, and its really helped! I know every woman is different, but it helps to really see what other women are experiencing. I’m 13 DPO today and just tested and I have a faint pink line !!! First time in over a year and a half of trying. Fingers crossed that this sticks..! I haven’t had any other symptoms other than mild dull cramping (consistent since 9 DPO) and occasional sleepiness. I can’t wait to test again in a few days. Thanks again! Love your blogs!! :)

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81 Pidge February 24, 2014 at 6:20 am

Hi,
I’m glad you’re all here discussing this. I am five days past ovulation (I’ve been using ovulation test kits, so I know), and I’ve been cramping for 3 days now. At first they came and went but now its constant and intense. I’m struggling to get things done because of the discomfort and pain. My last pregnancy last year was successful and I have a beautiful baby girl. The two pregnancies before that did not work out. Surely it’s too early for implantation. Why the cramps? This has never happened to me before.
x

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82 Daphne March 8, 2014 at 6:12 am

Hi everyone. So nice to read blogs like this. Me and dh have been ttc#1 for quite some time now. And this was the first cycle we used opk and microscope for saliva testing. I have a very irregular cycle ranging from 18-30 days. Lmp was 28 days and based on previous cycle i think it will be short this time. CD9 march 2, 2014 i got ferning and positive opk that night first time seeing the ferning and opk lines were almost the same so we bd’d. Cd 10morning still positive opk but since we both work never got a chance to bd except cd12 and cd15 today these days i got partial ferning so we bd’d just in case ovulation was later than cd9 although opks since cd11 were all negative.

Yesterday, CD 14 5dpo up until today 6dpo i had the worst sore boobs and they are so heavy. This is worst than before my af is due. But this is so early to be PMS. We still keep on holding off poas until we are 12 or maybe 14 dpo. Although im very sure it will be hard since i have pregnancy tests sitting in my room. I hope i can wait till af is due but this is killing me already..

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