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TTC Over 40 | Day 18 – 2 DPO Symptoms

I woke up feeling slightly under the weather today. I have mild to moderate cramping in my pelvic area, which is not completely unusual for the beginning of my luteal phase. I am also very sleepy and feel fatigued. This is partly because I probably slept a total of 3 hours last night, for no apparent reason. I wasn’t too hot, too cold, uncomfortable, in pain, stressed or any of the other typical reasons I might not be able to sleep. It was just a restless night. I also have a slight headache and I’m sniffling and sneezing. Hmm.

Of course, it’s only 2 days past ovulation so the likelihood of my “symptoms” being conception-related are (technically) slim but the body is an amazing and unpredictable thing, so it could be the beginning of a new life. Prayerfully so! However, it could also be that I’m experiencing ovulation cramping (even though it feels different!). Since I don’t temp, I rely on OPK tests to confirm ovulation. Depending on who you ask, my egg will burst from its follicle anywhere from 12-36 hours after my luteinizing hormone (LH) surge (which is what the OPK is designed to detect). Temping is a more accurate way to predict ovulation but, heck, as long as we’re baby dancing often during my fertile week, it doesn’t really matter. Anyway, I got my positive OPK on CD 15 (Tuesday) so I could’ve ovulated Wednesday or Thursday, which would explain the cramping. But, I doubt that’s what it is. Ovulation pain occurs on either side and I’m feeling this pain in my lower pelvic area, where my uterus would be.

Maybe the hubster has super sperm and our little baby is already preparing to implant in my uterus.

Or maybe I have gas.

We will find out in a few weeks!

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