I’m currently 7 weeks, and can understand where you’re coming from as I was sure I was experiencing early symptoms and waiting for a BFP felt overwhelming at times.
I had been charting to try ti pin-point fertile days, but never used an OPK, so I’m not 100 percent certain of my exact ovulation date.
Darling Husband and I did the deed a few days prior to my (estimated) ovulation, the day before (25th July), and the day of (26th July). On the day after ovulation, I felt some funny cramps and a bloating sensation in my tummy. I chalked that up to over-analysis, but also made note that it was a really unusual feeling for me.
Over the next week, I continued to have some funny cramps, and also had tingling nipples. My nipples were very tender to the touch, almost felt that they were rubbing against my bra and radiating through my bra a few times, and this was something different from the pre-period “sore boobs” feeling I sometimes get, which typically doesn’t affect my nipples much.
On August 3, I had implantation bleeding (some light purple/brown spotting with some clear gel). It was only a few drops – I could have easily missed it. On that day, I competed in a half-marathon, and I was a little bit afraid that my racing could affect the possibility of implation, but at the same time, I didn’t want to put life on hold during TTC.
I used two First Response Early result tests over the next few days and had a negative result both times. I continued to have funny cramps in my tummy (similar to pre-period cramps, but not as sharp, more of a dull cramping). I also continued to have tender nipples off and on. I really felt convinced I was pregnant, but also worried I might be delusional.
On August 8 (the day my period was due), I had a BFP with a regular (non early response) test.