Post # 1
The dh and I aren’t really actively ttc, but we aren’t trying to prevent either lol as one of my co-workers said, well that means your trying but I think active TTCers will understand what I mean.
Anyway I have almost always tracked my periods and ovulation and I am quite regular, I don’t like track my temps or anything I just use a tracker app that has always been accurate. Well in Nov. we unitentionally were rather busy in the days before(21 & 22) I was supposed to ovulate, the which was the 23rd.
Well flash forward I am three days late now. Which isn’t really normal. I took a hpt on the 6th, which was actually a day before I became officially late and it was negative. It was an EPT 5 days before your missed period test. But I am having really mild sporatic cramps. They are similar to when I am getting my period but more sporatic and more mild. I am also having …TMI…. lots of watery watery discharge, nothing sticky or stringy about it just clear and watery I can feel it running out..eww I’m sorry it keeps making me think my period has started., but everytime nope just totally clear and water like.
I’m also DOG tired constantly the past week. I was in bed at 8:30 on Tuesday!!! I get up at 5am but I still never go to bed that early. I’m also craving milk and I’m not much of a milk drinker.
I went on and started taking prenatals, it’s not like it can hurt anything.
So what do you think, anyone who turned out to be pregnant have similar symptoms early on?
Post # 3
@ames12708: Sounds like time to POAS again. If you got a neg day before AF, and you still haven’t gotten AF, a hpt should be fairly accurate by now. Although, that being said, a period tracker that tracks when you O doesn’t mean you O when it says you do. They usually default to 2 weeks after the start of AF, and that may or may not be accurate. The only way to tell for sure is to temp, and using OPK helps, too.
It is not unusual to have a cycle of a different length, and many symptoms of being PG are the same as those of your LP of your cycle, especially before you miss a period. Unfortunately, without more info, the only way for you to know is to POAS or go to the DR and have blood test done. None of us can measure the hcg in your body.
Post # 4
Unless you’re charting or at least doing OPKs, the “ovulation tracker” is really a complete guess, so it’s very likely that you just ovulated later than the tracker says you did, so your period is going to come a few days later than expected. If you POAS today, it should be accurate one way or the other.
Post # 5
@hardtoconcentrate: I know the ovulation isn’t always accurate, but I’ve used this for over 2 years and my period has been late one other time according to it and it was only 1 day late.
I really only use it to keep track of af bc I forget when she’s due lol. As I said we aren’t ttc but would be happy if we did. So I haven’t really even considered offically tracking my ovulation.
I’m not like over here picking out paint swatches or searching baby names lol I know it’s a long shot I was just curious about more than anything, the SUPER watery cm. Never had that before, or cramps without period starting within hours.
Post # 6
@ames12708: I understand. I’m just saying that the ovulation on a period tracker is a guess, so it could just be delayed a few days. Or, you could be pregnant. Unforunately, as many of the TTC women will tell you, pregnancy symptoms are so similar to PMS symptoms that we really can’t tell if we’re pregnant without taking a test. Even symptoms that are completely new to your body could simply be your period…or they could be pregnancy! That’s what can be so frustrating about the process. Hope it works out the way you’d like – good luck!
Post # 7
@Steinberg: I agree, go pee on a stick again! 🙂 Good luck!
Post # 8
@ames12708: I agree with @hardtoconcentrate: and @Steinberg:! +1 Ladies!
What are you basing your ovulation date off? It’s VERY possible you ovulate later than you think. If you’re basing ovulation off the length of your cycles, minus the average 14-day luteal phase, then it could be wrong. Not all women have a regular 14-day LP, some have a 9-day, some have a 17-day. Your LP length doesn’t usually fluctuate either, it stays pretty static. So you could be having perfect 30-day cycles every single month, but have a 9-day LP that would mean you ovulate on CD21, instead of CD16 if you had a 14-day LP. Despite the fact that your LP length doesn’t really change, your ovulation date can change. It can be pushed back because of stress, lack of sleep, improper nutrition, and illness. So it could be either – you COULD be pregnant, or you COULD have just ovulated later than usual because your body pushed it back for some reason. (Like, I have a static 14-day LP length, but I’ve ovulated anywhere from CD18-CD25 before. I know because I chart my BBT). The best way to know for sure is to test when your period is late. Did you test yet?
Post # 9
@MrsPuddingface: Yeah I saw that you posted on my other post as well. Yes as it says I already took one that was negative on the 6th, took another this morning it was also neg. so I guess my cycle is just being weird which is really unusal for me, but it’s also not like those days were the only days we did the DB lol just the ones that stood out as possibilities if I had O on time, late early or on time with the O it’s still likely possible, but I doubt that I am honestly.
I’m just on such a rollercoaster like nothing I experience in a normal cycle.
Post # 10
I guess I will put this on both my posts… add pregnancy brain to list of symptoms?? lol No but really about that!
Negative test with FMU. Pretty sure I’m not which I thought from the beginning but I am just having outrageous pms I guess.
It’s been a solid 5 days of very gentle occassional cramping and watery cm.
Added fullness and pressure to the list today
Seriously decreased appetite today as well I ate two bites of my lunch which was cereal (I’m so daring!)
Dinner…does apple juice count?
Hot flashes….I nearly froze my students to death today (I’m an elementary teacher)
Pregnancy Brain?? Idk what that really is, but I’ve been in a fog all day, I couldn’t call any of my students the right name to save my life! It was so bad they couldn’t stop laughing and neither could I, by the end of the day they were making me look at them and spell their names! Math class was a total disaster bc I couldn’t read a number to save my life…
On the way home, I put my car in reverse instead of drive….wow..
Speaking of the way home….guess who burst in to tears during outkast’s hey ya…what? I don’t think the two were related…but it was uncontrollable…it’s only happened two other times this evening. DH thinks I’ve lost it…and I agree.
These are all easily explainable from other things. I’m just getting a lil flustered over here.
I’d really just like an answer either way.
I’ms sure I will have a good laugh about my craziness when ole AF finally shows.
Post # 11
@ames12708: The only thing I could say is if af still doesn’t show up in a day or two take a test. I took 4 before I got my bfp. I’m usually very regular as well and I tested 2 days after af should have showed up and nothing, and then 2 days later still nothing. Then 2 more days and there was my bfp.
Post # 12
@bjm1119: congrats on your bfp!!! I am going to wait and test again on Friday. If no AF or BFP by/on Friday I’m going to go crazy.