Thanks so much, ladies, for the super sweet comments and e-mails - I so appreciate it :)
Just so that I can keep everything documented for myself, here were my symptoms over the past couple weeks:
2 DPO: Learned from OB that I ovulated (confirmed through blood test)
3 DPO: Extremely hungry - just could not get full. I ate all day long
4 DPO: Slight cramps
5 DPO: More cramps
6 DPO: More cramps, and my lower back and hips ached all day
7 DPO: Threw up at about 2 a.m. This was extremely weird - I thought for sure I had food poisoning or something, because the rest of the night, I tossed and turned with major stomach cramps. Cramps continued throughout the day.
8 DPO: Woke up, peed, and wiped... sorry if TMI... and there was dried blood. I never had implantation bleeding with Max, but this immediately popped into my mind as an answer for why I had such bad cramping. Took a HPT. Negative.
9 DPO: Nothing.
10 DPO: Positive HPTs.
We are very excited, and very cautious - there's just such a long way to go until 12 weeks (let alone bringing home a healthy, live baby), and I am just praying that this little bean sticks.
I am going in for a beta on Tuesday - hoping that those #s are continuing to rise!!