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What does this mean?

I realize I've been totally blowing up this room the last few days with tons of questions but I'm going nuts over here! Lol. So I thought AF came today BUT she never really did. This morning I got up and wiped and had brownish/pink cm. Naturally I thought AF would be here as soon as I was moving around as any time that happens there's always a flow very soon. Well I was trying so hard to get it going that I tried to move around a whole lot and drank tons of water...usually walking and working out gets in going. I have a pulled achilles tendon right now and am wearing a moon boot and still managed to walk 5 miles around the house trying to get AF to start already. Well she never did. It's officially after midnight here and there's still nothing when I wipe. Not a dang thing. I've been going to the bathroom all day checking to see and there's nothing there. I don't know that this has ever happened to me before. AF always starts even if it's not a full flow or heavy, even if it's just some spotting it always starts after that first bit but not this time. I've had AF every month excluding one year of depo for like 17 years now and this has never happened. What gives? Anyone have any ideas? I took a test like an idiot tonight and of course it was BFN. I think it's just taking it's dear sweet time to make me more frustrated. I'm ready to get this show on the ROAD!

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u should take a test in a week to make sure.
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Did AF Show? If not I think we need a little more information in order to speculate.... not sure if you already put in other posts but....

What CD are you on?
How long are your cycles normally?
Was yesterday the day you were expecting AF?
Do you know if you Oed and if your BD timing was good?

Couple of possibliities - bad one first - sometimes stressing about TTC and AF can delay it. Total tease, but it's happened to me mor than once.

The good one... it could be either implantation bleeding (if maybe you Oed late) then you won't get a BFP until 4-6 days (guessing). Or you could be pregnant and it's just some breakthrough bleeding which is common... in which case if I were you i would totally be testing every other day until either AF shows or you get your BFP. Who am I kidding, I'd test every day b/c it's too tempting not to.

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I still stand by what I said in your testing thread, if AF isn't here properly by tomorrow then you should test with fmu.

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Sorry I had a total rant last night. Lol. No AF has not shown. My cycles are usually 28-31 days and today is day 31...maybe 32. The cycle started weird. But I'm considering today day 31 just in case. So I figure I'm not officially late until tomorrow. I was sure I'd wake up this morning with a full flow but...nothing yet. I had a teeny bit more spotting when I wiped this morning but that's it. There's nothing reaching the pad or anything and it's only there on occasion when I wipe and as it is if I wasn't looking for it I'm not sure I'd know it was there. I can't figure out what's making me later like this. I'm usually pretty regular. I might just be too stressed. There's been a lot going on. Though stress has never affected me like this before. I guess it just happens sometimes. I still don't believe I could be pregnant. I think I'm too crampy to be pregnant. If I was pregnant and felt this way it'd probably scare me. I imagine AF will show for sure pretty soon and then I'll feel stupid for worrying about all of this.

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Leah - We all understand, don't ever feel bad for venting/worrying/questioning. Many of us have gone through the same kinds os things and we're always here to lend and ear (errr eye? lol). I wish I had answers and I really wish TTC was easier! If AF shows this weekend then you've got the beginings of a plan and you can move on. If NOT then I'd test again next week. I've heard that implantation can be pretty crampy and for some people feels like AF is around the corner (not that I'm trying to get your hopes up, just saying you never know, till the witch shows)
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FWIW and not trying to get your hopes up here, cramping is a totally normal very common pg symptom, its just cramps from your little bean snuggling its way in. I've had it early on in my pgs, but it definitely can be worrisome.

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You ladies make dealing with all of this so much easier. My poor Mommy wants to be a grandmother so bad she doesn't want to get her hopes up and doesn't want me to so she's almost mean about it when I'm in a situation like this. DH wants me to be pregnant so bad that he's trying not to pay attention to the possibility at all because he doesn't want to get his hopes up...and then there's me, not sure what to feel at all. I still haven't started. I'm cramping a LOT! I wouldn't say I'm in pain necessarily. It's just like a lot of pressure on my lower back and my abdomen. It's uncomfortable but not painful. I'm getting a few shooting ones on the right side and every now and then when I wipe there's a little dot or two of brown/pink and very light blood...but honestly it looks old...I don't know how I can explain this but you know how fuzz will pill up on cloth? It looks like that sort of only there's barely any. If I wasn't looking I'm not sure I'd see it at all.

I keep feeling wet too and then I go to the bathroom sure she's here and nothing happens and usually when I actually feel wet there's no blood either. Also no cm...it's like I'm dry as a bone even though I don't feel it. I also did a cervix check just to see if there was more blood maybe that just wasn't coming out or something and there's nothing there. It's so frustrating. I got some tests...5 actually including a digi at the store tonight so I'll take one in the morning if there's still no blood. This is like the meanest thing that could happen right now since I'm so sure I'm not and the universe just wanted to do what would be meanest and hardest thing for me to deal with right now.

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Well it's past midnight now here and the bleeding never picked up. Still some there when I wipe, a little more than yesterday at times but still just barely there and it's so light in color it's probably more pink than brown. It really looks like old blood to me...I'm going to take a test in the morning and just see what happens. By then it will have been 48 hours since the bleeding started and I'll be a day late for AF officially. I usually exercise when I want to get my period going if I'm having bad cramps and stuff and I did that and...it actually seems to stop when I move around which is weird. Totally the opposite of what it normally does. Man I hate this. I've been talking to DH's aunt. She's so wonderful. She's the only one in the family who knows we're trying and shes' lovely to keep it a secret and she said she bled like that around the time of AF with two of her pregnancies. She said it just stopped after a few days and never did pick up enough to be AF. I guess we'll see. I'll update you all in the morning!

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Well it's past midnight now here and the bleeding never picked up. Still some there when I wipe, a little more than yesterday at times but still just barely there and it's so light in color it's probably more pink than brown. It really looks like old blood to me...I'm going to take a test in the morning and just see what happens. By then it will have been 48 hours since the bleeding started and I'll be a day late for AF officially. I usually exercise when I want to get my period going if I'm having bad cramps and stuff and I did that and...it actually seems to stop when I move around which is weird. Totally the opposite of what it normally does. Man I hate this. I've been talking to DH's aunt. She's so wonderful. She's the only one in the family who knows we're trying and shes' lovely to keep it a secret and she said she bled like that around the time of AF with two of her pregnancies. She said it just stopped after a few days and never did pick up enough to be AF. I guess we'll see. I'll update you all in the morning!

Leah...baby dust...baby dust...baby dust!!!!

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ahhhh! any updates? I hope this is it for you hun! Oh I'm dying here... how many DPO are you? Did you POAS?

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Hey all! I did POAS this morning with FMU but it was BFN. I started having some more bleeding and it's still only there when I wipe but there's a lot more of it than yesterday and it's turning more red so I'm thinking AF is finally making it's real appearance. I just hope so anyway cause I can't take this roller coaster crap anymore!

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Oh poo, I was really hoping to see a BFP from you this month, but I feel ya on the end to the rollar coaster, and it looks like we might be cycle buddies this time (CM is now streaked with red, AF should be here tonight or tomorrow)

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Oh no, I was hoping this was it for you! I know that was all my pregnancies (the two m/c and DD) I had a ton of cramping, so much that for every single one I was convinced I was not pregnant and only was taking the test to confirm I wasn't. So for future reference, remember that cramping is definitely a pregnancy symptom (just like every other PMS symptom... *sigh*).

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Thanks ladies! Yeah it sucks how much PMS symptoms are like pregnancy symptoms. Grrr....it's so hard to be a woman sometimes. I really wish that I could just switch places with DH sometimes and just see what it's like to not feel like a sick, crazy person all the time. Thankfully, DH is very supportive. We're just glad now that we have our clear answer for this cycle and that we should have more answers about the future on Monday. I plan to stay very busy tomorrow so I don't go too insane thinking about the doc appointment. Hopefully we'll have some good news.