This is cycle 9 and the 5th after a loss & was the weirdest cycle I've ever had. Today is CD 39. I didn't temp this cycle, got a positive OPK on CD 10 and figured that was our FW. Tested on CD 25 to a BFN and have been testing every few days wondering WTF was going on and knowing I obviously didn't ovulate when I had the positive OPK. Also, after my last period ended, I had a couple days of nothing and then a full week of brown spotting. I was fully intending on this cycle going on and on and on and then I would call my doctor. Then yesterday, I tested with my last test, an FRER, and saw a ghostly line. I had my DH run to the dollar store last night to buy cheapies. I tested last night (I have no patience) and got a couple squinters. This morning the dollar store test was clearly a BFP so I ran up to CVS to buy more FRERs and digitals. I haven't used a digi yet because the line is so faint I'm not sure it would pick it up. Here is the FRER. Warning: you may have to tilt your screens.
What we did: DH was out of town on business and returned on November 13. We had sex three days in a row 13-15 just by chance and I think that is when we conceived. I didn't really chart this cycle and didn't do anything special. Just took my vitamins and didn't use protection.
EDD: According to my LMP, my due date is July 27. I know this is how my doctor will calculate it, which is fine by me. I'll look farther along on paper than I actually am and DD came 9 days early so I'll keep my fingers crossed for a repeat of that. I'm excited about a July baby because my mom and I are both July babies.
Symptoms: Tired and sore boobs.
How I told DH: Asked him to analyze the sticks with me yesterday and I haven't told him yet this morning that the FRER is positive! He knew I was going out to the pharmacy because DD is sleeping and I wanted him to know he was home alone with her. He's still sleeping so he'll probably ask when he wakes up and I'll just say yes.
I am feeling incredibly lucky to have conceived when this cycle was such a mess. I'm also really scared and nervous for another loss. I would love T&P for a sticky baby. I don't know when we will share our news with the family because I don't want to get anyone's hopes up and then lose this baby.
Thank you all so much for keeping my sanity (well the majority of it) during these 10 months!