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Today is CD 53 and 13 DPO. Last cycle I had somewhat of a temp drop and period-like cramps at 12 DPO. When I had a temp spike and no cramps yesterday at 12 DPO, I decided I would test today with FMU. Normally I temp at 5:00, but I woke up at 2:30 feeling like I would never be able to fall back asleep, so I went ahead and temped. My temp was reasonably high so I got up and took a HPT at 2:30.
First I dipped a Wondfo and saw a definite line. I refused to believe it so I grabbed my last FRER and dipped it in the same urine. I got a pretty dark test line on the FRER as well. I have the urge to make an appointment for a blood test today. I know the doctor won't be able to tell me anything that I don't already know, but I feel like it will seem more real once it is confirmed by a medical professional.
The other great thing about my BFP is that it means that I can quit my second job! I've been toughing it out for over three years, trying to get some extra money into savings before we start a family. I am so excited to put in my two-week notice!
Timing: I O'd on CD 40. Our timing was O-3 through O+2 (six days in a row!)
What we did: I have pretty long cycles (50-60 days), so we did our best to have sex EOD throughout the cycle, all while using OPKs and checking CM. We then went to ED sex once I got a positive OPK. I have been drinking Fertilitea every day since the end August to help regulate my cycles after birth control. Obviously I have no idea if it helped, but I guess it didn't hurt either. We also used Pre-Seed externally, and I did lie down an prop up my hips for 20 minutes after sex (I'm not prone to UTIs). Just for the heck of it I also ate pineapple core O+1 through O+5.
EDD: Difficult to calculate with my long cycles, but I'm going with August 31, 2013. I counted back 14 days from my O date, and entered that as the first day of my LMP.
Symptoms: Some mild crampy twinges here and there, but nothing significant.
How I told H: I woke him up from a dead sleep at 3:00am and made him come look at my pee sticks. We're both in disbelief. We're planning to tell our immediate families tonight, and will tell everyone after the first trimester is over.
Thank you: I feel so lucky to have stumbled upon this board, as I have learned so much from all of you. Thank you, thank you for letting me soak up your wealth of knowledge and for helping me to learn about my body. I wish you all the very best of luck!
Edit: I forgot to add that this was our 7th month and 4th cycle trying.
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