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A message of hope...and symptom spotting

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lenore123 Fri 14-Oct-11 09:45:14

...well, got my BFP today and I'm freaking out slightly but that's another story. We've been trying for 2 YEARS! without even a pregnancy scare and I'd sort of resigned myself to the fact that maybe it wasn't going to happen. I'm also 36 which is a bit long in the tooth but there you go. We'd already been to our GP for preliminary fertility tests which came back normal so were waiting for a referal to gynaecology but it seems it's just happened all on it's own. Maybe it's because I stopped thinking about trying to get pregnant as I just figured they'd put me on some magic drugs and, hey presto, bun in the oven or maybe it's because the universe knows that I'm being made redundant in December and I'll now not be able to get any maternity pay from my soon to be former employer but I don't know. So, to recap, there's sometimes nothing wrong and it's just a question of bad timing, sex wise, that's the problem rather than anything medical.

The other thing I wanted to share, for all you symptom spotters out there (I was one of your number, openly for the first year of trying and then secretly as husband was getting sick of me going on and on, bless him) was my symptoms. There weren't any. In fact the only symptom I had was the absence of any symptom that my period was on its way. So I had no sore boobs, no mood swings, no bloated feeling, no anything and most importantly, no period which was the biggest clue obviously. As I'm an old hand at this trying to conceive thing, I waited until a week after I missed my period to test as I knew that if I tested straight away and it was negative I wouldn't believe it anyway and then go and buy a supposedly, more accurate test for more money and on and on...if the hormones are there any old test will show them up after a week, that's my philosophy anyway.

So, the moral of this story is, even if you've been trying for ages and ages like me, it can still happen and completely take you by surprise.

Good luck ladies x

WishingIWasLucky Fri 14-Oct-11 10:07:26

Congratulations on your fantastic news Lenore. Wishing you a healthy and happy pregnancy.
I'm 35, we've been ttc for over two years. I had a mc at 8.2 weeks back in march. Nothing since then. Your story gives me hope and inspiration. It is very spookily very similar to our own predicament.
Keeping my fingers crossed that some of your luck rubs off onto us.
Thank you for sharing such a lovely story. It's made my day. Am very very happy for you hunni thanks, and good luck x

Joycep Fri 14-Oct-11 10:24:12

Thanks Lenore - this has given me a boost after going in to month 19 yesterday! Love these kind of stories. Although you sound like you have been much more laid back than me if you were only just getting to the refferal stage after 2 years. Best of luck with a happy health pregnancy. Congratulations and thank you.

HaveALittleFaithBaby Fri 14-Oct-11 19:37:13

That's wonderful news, congratulations smile

TreacleChops Fri 14-Oct-11 20:00:24

Yes wonderful news, good luck in your progression into motherhood :P

nearlymumofone Fri 14-Oct-11 20:21:23

Congratulations. That is brilliant news x

SoTHISisWhatPanicLooksLike Fri 14-Oct-11 20:21:26

Hi Lenore

I got a BFP earlier this evening too so I guess we'll be due around the same time smile

I haven't actively been trying as such (but not preventing either) but, as I'm 35, I wasn't expecting it to happen as quickly as it has.

And I have no symptoms either. Nothing at all. Except the absence of my period, obviously.

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