It may be a little early to be starting a pregnancy journal since I'm not even officially late yet, but I got a BFP at 12 DPO and wanted to start recording my thoughts/symptoms/emotions right away. I started a TTC journal almost a month ago and figured it would take a lot longer to graduate to the Pregnancy Journal board, but it looks like we have been blessed with a quick TTC journey this time around.
Background - DH and I are both 28 and we have two DD's (4 and 1). I'm a SAHM. We got pg really quick (2 months w/o protection) the first time around, but the second time took us 11 months and an HSG. I really thought it would take a little longer this time, too, so imagine my surprise yesterday when I got a BFP! I'm still very much in shock. DH still doesn't know. When I got up yesterday, I went to the bathroom to test. As I was waking up, I had heard one of my DD's crying, so while I'm in the process of testing DH barges into the bathroom with DD and says, "She fell. Look at the huge knot on her head". I already had so much adrenaline running through me b/c I was testing, that I immediately freaked out and distracted him long enough to hide the HPT. I got a chance to discreetly look at it a minute later and it was BFP! I know I'll never forget the way I found out I'm pregnant for the third time (not that I've forgotten the first two either!)
Symptoms - One reason I tested at 12 DPO instead of waiting for AF to be late was that I had so many (for me) pregnancy symptoms. First, I had cramping starting at 8 DPO (implantation cramping?). It started out almost unnoticeable, but gradually became very noticeable, then it stopped midway through 11 DPO. Usually AF cramping starts at 10-11 DPO and gets much worse until AF comes, but it never goes away. Next, my bb's were sore, but not the way they are when AF comes. They hurt at the edges even when I'm not testing them to see if they hurt and the pain is sharper. Last, and this is a big one for me, I wasn't craving chocolate. I ALWAYS crave chocolate when AF is around the corner, but I could walk away from it w/o even glancing at it!
This is turning into a novel for a first post, so I'll end it here.