(Closed) BFP Announcement Thread

posted 9 years ago in TTC
Post # 152
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667 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

SO EXCITED TO BE POSTING HERE!!!!

Quick TTC background: This was our third cycle, my second charting. I had weird cycles after coming off BC. Charting was the best way to learn what my body was doing.

How / When did you find out: I found out two days ago! (12 DPO) but only really believed it when I got stronger lines at 13DPO.

How did you / will you tell SO: I waited 24 hours to be sure…it killed me! When I was 100% sure of my test results I gave him a little package, inside were some tiny shoes with a hedgehog on them…we love hedgehogs so when I saw them I had to have them! Inside I put this…

a tiny little bracelet for baby to be… that says “I love my Daddy” in French…I had planned this for a while ๐Ÿ˜‰

TTC strategy (charting, OPKs, supplements, lying down after BD, etc.):  I tried to lay down after BD but I’m pretty impatient so not more than 10 minutes…prenatal daily, charting and tried to be relaxed!! Also I tried not to test before 12DPO.

Cycles Trying: 3

Anything new this cycle: This month I started drinking Grapefruit juice, it really helped my CM.

Symptoms: I just felt “off” I didn’t really have many symptoms before the BFP. Now I have become really sensitive to smells, and I have weird cramping/pulling …

Link to your pregnant chart (if you have one): http://FertilityFriend.com/home/443d36/

Picture of the two beautiful lines:

Internet cheapies at 12DPO…The bees believed it before me!

The deal breaker test (in my work bathroom!) at 13 DPO:

Post # 153
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1298 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Quick TTC background:

Stopped taking the BC pill after being on it for 12 years. Signed up with Fertility Friend and used the free chart to figure out when my FW would be.

How / When did you find out:

Found out last Sunday the 28th of July. It was supposed to be the first day of my period. Woke up and saw nothing in the undies to I whipped out a pregnancy test and started the 3 min wait….’Pregnant’ showed up in 2.5 mins. I cried.

How did you / will you tell SO:

Well I had it all planned out to let him wake up and I’d leave the positive test on the counter for him to find, but then I thought it would better to tell him over lunch…..but I couldn’t wait that long so I grabbed my camera and blinded him with the flash and told him I was pregnant. He said “what? no you aren’t” I ran and got the test, he read it and started to jump up and down and scream ‘we’re pregnant! I so told you you were pregnant!”

TTC strategy (charting, OPKs, supplements, lying down after BD, etc.):

The first month of us trying I waited till FF told me it would be my FW and we had sex every other day. Ended up getting my period. Boo. So the second month I said screw it and we literally had sex every day. My sex drive was so spiked after getting of BC that it felt wrong if I didn’t do my husband every night. He had no objections.

Cycles Trying:

I am so lucky, we got pregnant on our second cycle.

Anything new this cycle:

After each BD I laid in bed for about 10-15 mins instead getting up right away. I also tilted my pelvis up and yelled at it “Go sperm go! You have one job to do! Swim swim swim!” Husband also joined in….not sure if the yelling helped but at least one of them listened.

Symptoms:

My husband actually noticed that my boobs were different. After a BD one day he told me that he thought I was pregnant (about a week before my period was due). When I asked him why he thought that he said that (and sorry this may be TMI) but he said that they felt different in his mouth and that my aerolas were darker than usual. …who knew men paid so close attention to our bodies?

Link to your pregnant chart (if you have one):

No chart sorry.

Picture of the two beautiful lines:

Post # 154
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2254 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Hippos:  Congrats and we have so much in common; used FF, 2nd cycle, screamed at sperm and hubs noticed my tits get bigger and darker a week before BFP!  YAY!

Post # 155
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3146 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Quick TTC background: I’m 38. I went off BCP in April after being on it for 18 years or so. Since I’m 38 and Fiance is 37 we figured we’d start trying since it could take a while. 

 

How / When did you find out: Last thursday, july 25, 2 days before my bachlorette party!!! My LP has been pretty short, 7-10 days, so I started taking a B100 vitamin to help it be longer. When I hit 13dpo and no AF I decided to test. Nothing on a wondrfro. Faint line of a FRER. I will admit to testing the next day with 3 more tests and again 2 days later with another test. 

 

How did you / will you tell SO: I told him about 30 minutes after I found out – as soon as he got home. I am an English teacher and a Shakespeare geek, so when I was in England in June, I got a onesie that had a Shakespeare quote on it and wrapped it up. He opened it up, looked at me and said “what is this?”  Then it dawned on him, he asked “are you pregnant?”, I nodded and he started to cry. It was the best reaction ever. 

 

TTC strategy (charting, OPKs, supplements, lying down after BD, etc.): Since I’d been on BCP so long, my OB had no idea what my body would do coming off of them , so he had me go for the full on everything – charting on FF, prenatals, OPK’s, started B100 this cycle to lengthen LP.

 

Cycles Trying: 4. I can’t believe it. 

 

Anything new this cycle: B100 to lengthen LP

 

Symptoms: some very minor cramping – I wouldn’t even call it cramping. Is more like twinges. i had some spotting last night into this morning – freaked me out, but it was all very very very dark so it was clearly old blood so I’m less worried now. I do see the OB on Monday (scheduled prior to the spotting) so ill fill him in and see what he says. 

 

Link to your pregnant chart (if you have one): http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/Glasgowbound

 

Picture of the two beautiful lines: the ones with two lines are really hard to see on the computer (and when the lines got darker, I didn’t take pictures). Here’s my digital. 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Post # 156
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1693 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@Glasgowbound:  congrats!! i’m so happy for you and your FI!!

Post # 157
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1298 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@aliciapdx:  Haha maybe yelling at the sperm works! I think we may be onto something!

Post # 158
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2254 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Hippos:  It hels motivate them to SWIM FASTER!!!

Post # 159
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

@Hippos:  

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@aliciapdx:  DH did the same thing. There were some epic arm movements involved as well. 

Quick TTC background: We gradually went from NTNT to TTC. We were prepared for it to take some time and I completely expected to join the ladies on the 6+ thread next cycle!

How / When did you find out: I tested yesterday morning despite only being 8dpo. I knew I was KU but didn’t expect it show on the test that early!

How did you / will you tell SO: We talked in the past and I knew he wanted to know ASAP so I yelled for him to join me in the bathroom. Poor guy was still passed out and his contacts had basically glued his eyes shut. He managed to squint and the test and then scrunched his lips up to give me a kiss. He looked like the most adorable guppy in the world ๐Ÿ™‚ Then he went back to bed and I went to work. Very romantic ๐Ÿ™‚

TTC strategy (charting, OPKs, supplements, lying down after BD, etc.): I attempted to chart but failed horribly at taking my temp consistantly. We used OPKs & preseed this cycle. I did lay on my back with a pillow under my butt and my legs up for a solid 20 minutes after BD. Anything to get that +!

Cycles Trying: 5

Anything new this cycle: We used an OPK for the first time, and we only BD 3x- once when DH couldn’t take any more waiting and both days the OPK said I was most fertile.

Symptoms: 3dpo I wasn’t able to match my usual pace for my run. 4dpo I had symptoms of a UTI. 5 & 6dpo I stayed home sick from work with fatigue and symptoms of a cold/virus. 6dpo my sense of smell also went in to overdrive. 7dpo my back started hurting. 8dpo my nipples became extra sensitive and I was extremely bloated. Not that I am a symptom stalker or anything…

Link to your pregnant chart (if you have one):

Picture of the two beautiful lines: My phone isn’t wanting to send the picture! Looks like I will have to update this later :/

Post # 160
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1298 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@MissTatas:  Yay congrats!!!! Hoping you a very happy and healthy pregnancy!!!

Post # 161
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1552 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Quick TTC background: We were NTNP from April until this month.  Last month had a very faint + at 12 DPO with LOTS of symptoms, but AF arrived a day later.

How / When did you find out: About 2 hours ago.  I thought I was out this month, but I just haven’t felt right today.  I POASd when I got home from work after a 4 hour hold, and… there it was!

How did you / will you tell SO: Not at all the way I wanted to.  I was so excited I ran down to where he was waiting for me in the car (he didn’t know what I was doing) and said “This is probably the most unromantic way to tell you this, but…” and shoved hte FRER in his face.  He goes “So, we’re not pregnant? That line is really faint.” I said “A line is a line!” and he was like “Oh, ok!  Awesome!”

TTC strategy (charting, OPKs, supplements, lying down after BD, etc.): Charting, OPKs, prenatals, legs up after BD

Cycles Trying: 1

Anything new this cycle: Nope, just BD on O-1 and O

Symptoms: My feet got wicked swollen around 7 DPO, which I attributed to travel.  My stomach has been unsettled, but nothing life shattering.  A few twinges in my boobs and abdomen.

Link to your pregnant chart (if you have one): http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/oldmrsmcdonald

Picture of the two beautiful lines: 

Post # 165
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1552 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@Lyndzo:  Ahhhh!  Thank you!  I always enjoy your posts b/c I’m a fellow plus size mama.  I hope I feel and look as good as you do as this moves along.

Post # 166
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6580 posts
Bee Keeper

@OldMrsMcDonald:  Aw you are so sweet. You will look AMAZING! ๐Ÿ™‚

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