My husband and I got a BFP after our first cycle of TTC and my first cycle off of the birth control pill. My body told me I was pregnant much earlier than the pregnancy tests did. I was symptom spotting like crazy during my two week wait, and I just took everything as a sign. I had it all! A weird “pinching” near my cervix, cravings for carbs (specifically heaping servings of white rice), sore boobs, drop-dead-fatigue, super sense of smell, dizziness, food aversions (my breakfast sandwich tasted like metal!), etc.
I took my first test February 3rd before we went out for sushi with a friend (a cheap dollar store one). I didn’t see a line right away, so I went out and enjoyed my dinner. When I came home, I studied the test a little closer and noticed the faintest line…too faint to even photograph. My husband didn’t believe it, so I took and FRER and got yet another very faint line. It was too faint and took too long to develop to take it seriously.
Fast forward 3 days: I took another dollar store test after a 3 hour hold in the evening, and got another faint, but a little less faint, line. Once again, I tested with an FRER, and once again, got another faint line. Husband still wasn’t convinced. These lines were some serious squinters.
All the while, I was having every symptom in the book: the fatigue, the leg cramps, the dizziness, the cravings…etc.
Finally, that thursday, I held for 4 hours in the evening (I seemed to get stronger results with evening urine rather than first morning urine) and I got a distinct line on an FRER. Just to convince my husband, I took a digital test too. I made him check it after the 3 minute mark and he just exclaimed “H O L Y S H I T” from the bathroom.
I knew it was positive.
Then he came out, stunned, all color from his face, gave me a hug and said “We’re pregnant.”
I had to see it for myself, so I ran into the bathroom and saw that beautiful digital screen with the word PREGNANT on it.
We hugged it out, freaked out, paced around, analyzed our walk-in closet as a nursery space, talked about saving money, talked about names, revisitied the test to make sure it still said pregnant, texted our close friends who were sworn to secrecy until we told my family, had a talk with our cat, laid in bed- stunned….
I am 6 weeks along now, and it’s still not real to me. I feel too lucky to have gotten a BFP on our first try. I am very sensitive to anyone who has been TTC for multiple cycles and I realize how lucky we are. I can’t wait to get everything confirmed at my first appointment on March 4th 🙂
Best of luck and congrats to all the mommas out there!