3 dpo (Tues, June 9): Woke up to a nice headache this morning, though it seems to have gradually subsided. Also had some slight nausea this morning that also seems to be gone now. Again, not thinking anything of these symptoms, just making a note of them. About mid-morning, I had this constant dull pain on the right side for awhile, in the area of my ovary, then I had some AF-like cramping at the very bottom of my abdomen, in the middle, that lasted for a few minutes, then it all subsided.
Oh, I also wanted to mention that I had some dizziness back on the day of O, as well as 1 dpo, but haven't had any since.
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3 dpo, evening: Early this afternoon I had more of that dull pain on the right side, as well as cramps in the same area as before. It lasted a bit longer this time. And more nausea from dinner on. I didn't even feel like eating dinner, but I managed to eat a little. It's pretty normal for me to have nausea during the 2ww, so definitely not thinking anything of that.
Something that did dawn on me earlier today as being different this time around is that I haven't had sore breasts from the day of O til about 3 or 4 dpo. I felt something briefly this afternoon, but that's about it. Normally I have noticeably sore breasts from 0-3 dpo. Doubt it means anything at all, but it is interesting.
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4 dpo (Wed, June 10): Woke up to sore, heavier feeling breasts this morning. I just don't want to believe it could have a pg-symptom this early, especially since it would mean getting my hopes up.
ETA: Last night, my CM began to increase substantially, so much so that I had to put on a pantyliner. At the same time, my sinuses were draining so much that it made me cough (and I don't have a cold). I haven't had any more dull pain on one side today or cramps, except for a very brief episode of what felt like might be cramps that quickly went away.
I am wondering if what I thought might be sore breasts is just "muscle soreness" from organizing Hannah's toys last night. I spent about three hours lifting out quite a few toys from her two big toy boxes (large, deep, storage containers) and organzing them into piles. Though that wouldn't explain the 'heavy' feeling, unless I just think they feel heavy because I 'feel' them more.
I seem to have had more energy yesterday and today, especially today What a relief, because I went through several days where fatigue was my best friend. It's almost like my body trying to O was taking a lot of energy, and when it finally did, I started to get my energy back. The bladder problem I was having seems to have resolved itself, too, for the most part.
The nausea is not quite as bad today, though I did have a hard time finishing my lunch.
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5 dpo (Thur, June 11): This morning I didn't feel like eating breakfast, then when I had some coffee I got so nauseated that I almost puked. So finally around 11:30 a.m. I ate a little something, I felt better for awhile but then the nausea came back again. It continued most of the day, until dinner time when it finally eased up. The increase in CM has continued as well so I have had to keep wearing pantyliners. My breasts are still tender as well. Also, I seem to be craving peanut butter sandwhiches a lot, and am not wanting sweets like I normally do.
7 dpo (Sat, June 13): I am amazed at how relaxed I am this 2ww. Usually by now I would have tested already, but I am nowhere near wanting to test at this point. I am really doing well on not obsessing over symptoms, too, except for 4 dpo when I was over-analyzing the fact that I woke up to sore breasts.
I've only had very slight nausea on occasion yesterday and today. The sore breasts have continued but I haven't noticed it as much, until today, when they have started to get more sore. They are hurting more on the sides now, too, and are beginning to feel "fuller." This could easily be PMS, though, so noooot putting any stock in it. Sometime mid-morning today I started having light AF-like cramps that come and go periodically. The CM has continued to be more abundant. That is one thing I have never had in any of my previous cycles. It has always been varied, all the way from scant to abundant, but never consistently abundant every single day. Still, I am not putting any stock in it. Just find it interesting.
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9 dpo (Mon, June 15): I can't believe I haven't tested. I'm not sure what's different this time around, maybe the fact that I'm more relaxed and at peace about it all. If my temp goes way up tomorrow, I might be prompted to test, but otherwise, I think Im going to ride this one out all the way til Father's Day. I'll be 15 dpo then.
Yesterday I had more frequent light cramps, but they felt a little different. Seems I remember having those same type cramps when I was pg with Hannah, which I didn't even remember until I starting having the kind of cramps I did yesterday. My breasts were still sore, but about the same as the previous day. In the afternoon, I had a fairly intense O-like pain on my right side, lasted several seconds, then went away. Then I had a simliar feeling on the left side, except not as intense and it didn't last as long.
Today I haven't had any cramps at all or twinges of any kind so far. My breasts are a little more sore today than yesterday. Early this morning while still in bed, I had this odd, sharp, throbby-like pain in my left breast, in the upper part, that lasted for about a minute.
My temp dipped down some yesterday, and today down a little further. Wondering if there's any possibility it could be related to implantation.
Afternoon: Started having light cramps again, and sometime after lunch had a wave of strong nausea. Felt like I might puke, but then it slowly passed, and have continued to have a mild upset stomach all afternoon. Have had some brief intense o-type pain again as well, and more of those sharp, throbby-like pains, in both breasts this time.
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10 dpo (Tues, June 16): The sore breasts and nausea continued today, and I've had what I would call an "upset stomach" as well, where it churns and burns. Especially overnight last night -- at one point my stomach really hurt. Didn't eat anything unusal, either. Then this afternoon, I started having a dull constant pain the area of my right ovary, not sharp yet fairly intense, so much so that it hurts to walk. It hurts into my hip, too. Then my other hip started to bother me as well. Not sure what that's all about. I didn't have much in the way of cramps all day long until tonight, when I started to get a strange type of cramping.
Apparently none of the above means anything, though, because not long after dinner I went to the bathroom and noticed I had the kind of CM that I always get a few days before AF. It was unmistakeable. It's a drippy, stretchy, watery/creamy type CM that has an ever-so-slight yellowish tinge to it. I only get it 2 times in my cycle: a few days before O'ing, and a few days before AF. It's a pretty reliable sign.
So.... now I just wait for AF to show her pretty face. The good news is, I won't have to worry about being pg when we go on our vacation to the mountains the first week of July, so I'll be able to enjoy myself more (no nausea, peeing a lot, etc.).
11 dpo (Wed, June 17): Well now I'm thinking I may not be out afterall. My breasts are more sore today, and feel heavier, I've been feeling a bit dizzy and tired and nauseated off and on, plus my temp went up.
And I kept waiting for that feeling of... "I'm just not feelin it." But it hasn't come. Instead I just feel this strange peace about it all, like "maybe" this is actually IT. I dunno. I'm so afraid to think that.
The dull constant pain in the rt ovary area is gone today. Just having occasional twinges on both sides now.
Guess time will tell. It will be interesting to see how it ends up.
12 dpo ( Thurs, June 18 ): Well now I can spill the beans. I started testing yesterday, and the lines have gotten progressively darker. I think this might finally be it! I can't believe it.
I am nervous, as can be expected. When I temped this morning, I almost panicked because my temp was down. But I felt much better after testing and getting a darker BFP! Then I started having intense cramps in my cervix area... it lasted for a few minutes, then finally subsided. That really made me nervous, but hopefully it's just because it's more sensitive since more blood is flowing to that area now.
Surprisingly I'm not all that nauseated, which may be a good thing since that's been a PMS symptom for me for quite some time. My breasts are definitely still sore, though, and heavy feeling, but other than that and some light cramps and a little bit of gassyness, not much else going on.
ETA: How could I forget - another symptom is that my hip joints are hurting. I was reminded of it when I got up from my office chair, lol. It's a symptom I had when pg with Hannah, and at one point, one of my hips got so bad I could barely walk. Thankfully that only lasted a few days. Hopfully it won't be that bad this time around.
Also... I shouldn't have said anything about the nausea not being that bad, because not long after I took a break from the computer to do somethings around the house, I had got hit with a nice wave of nausea. Haha. But I'm not complaining!
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13 dpo (Fri, June 19): I think it might finally be starting to sink in. This morning I tested again and the line was darker, very obvious now, and I got a + on a digital as well. It's so surreal. After all this time, it has finally happened. I want to tell dh so bad... I want to go out and celebrate tonight, but... it will be nice to surprise him on Father's Day. Just two more days. My plan is to make a card from a child and write something inside like "Happy Father's Day daddy, I look forward to meeting you in about 9 months." I'll include a pic of today's digi & FRER tests. Maybe I'll even buy a cute newborn onsie or something. They probably have some at BRU that say Happy Father's Day. That would be so cool. I can't wait to see the look on his face. I'm tearing up just thinking about it.
It's funny, I told him I wanted to take him out to lunch for Father's Day and asked him where he wanted to go. He insisted on going to Subway. He's so funny. I think he wants to save our money right now, especially since we're getting ready to go on vacation. Well Subway it is then.
I'm just hoping I don't start getting too sick before Sunday and spoil the surprise. If I were to start puking or even just have nausea so bad that I couldn't hide it, he would probably come right out and ask, and I'd have to figure out what to say to keep him at bay. Last night I had to leave his parents house early and come on home because I was so exhausted. I wonder if he's suspicious yet. He asked me how I was feeling yesterday, and again this morning. Hmmm. He hardly ever asks me that.
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