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Trying-to-Conceive Blog

If you’re anything like me, you’re reading everything you can get your hands on when it comes to trying to get pregnant. Thank goodness for the Internet – I don’t know how anyone got pregnant before the advent of personal computing….

We have a place here on TWW for ladies to tell their BFP stories, as well as a spot for submitting their symptoms to determine if they might be pregnant. We have a wonderful TTC community where you can get valuable support and ask questions. But until now, we didn’t have a spot for the detailed monologue of your trying to conceive experience.

Introducing the Two Week Wait Trying-to-Conceive Blog. This is where you can create your very own blog of your TTC experience—every detail, blow by blow. Note that you’ll need to create an account with us first in order to create your blog. It’s free, of course. That’s how we roll here at TWW.  *there is a 24 hour waiting period on new accounts before you'll be able to start posting to your new blog.  In the meantime, have a look around and get to know the site!

Happy blogging!

Back in the saddle again. TTC #2

Hello all!!!

I feel like I have been away for so long! A little background on me... DH and I were TTC #1 for 22 cycles with no luck. Every test came back normal and no doctor could find a reason that we weren't getting pregnant. I have always had perfect 28-ish day cycles. I had an HSG in December of 2014 and three weeks later I got my first ever BFP. Our DS was born 38 weeks later.

Skip ahead two years and we're back at it, trying for #2 and PRAYING that it doesn't take another 23 cycles. This is cycle #2 and I am having the hardest time reminding myself that this is cycle #2 and NOT cycle #25... This is a new round. Hopefully whatever took so long before has been resolved.

I had high hopes for this cycle. DH and I timed everything right, as far as I can tell. I had some cramping/twinges around the time when implantation should have been, I have been tired (but that may just be from chasing a toddler around), and I have had CRAZY, vivid dreams. But alas, I have had cramps for the last few days that are getting slightly stronger as I get closer to AF's estimated arrival date. CP is still a little higher than normal, but that may not mean anything. I just re-read my post from my last BPF and apparently I had cramps then too. Anywhooo, I have a bunch of pregnancy tests (gotta love Amazon!) so I'll test on Monday if AF doesn't come this weekend.

How was that for a random blog post?! Thanks for reading!

Best of luck to all!

 

Cycle Day 13: The Tenacity of Hope

I'm sitting here, at work, obsessing (as we do), all in my cycle day 13 glory, just had an Ovidrel shot, strategizing my baby dancing, and I'm thinking... wow.

Where does it come from?  This insistence deep down. This drive to try and try and try again.  Even after we lose.  More than once.  More than twice...  After we've held tiny bodies and had to say goodbye...  What keeps our hearts bouyant enough to try, over and over again. Waiting for this gift of motherhood that is promised to so many. It's like waiting for a post card that has gotten hopelessly lost in the mail. And it's coming, but God we don't know when.  Maybe when you least expect it. Maybe even years after it was intended for delivery. But we KNOW it's coming.  Our hearts are so tired. Our marriages strained. Our bodies changed. But we are beautiful, and wildly courageous! We have absolute hope, and have accepted the call to battle through.  

And all of you, with your AMAZING stories of BFP's, keep our feet on the ground. Without this hope, we would give up on our rainbows, our angels playing hide and seek. 

Love yourself this two week wait. I will try to do the same.

Envisioning myself as a beautiful warrior princess goddess of fertility seems to be working :-) 

Peace to you all,

Ra

11dpiui - symptoms

From 7-10dpiui I had almost no symptoms and figured any symptoms I had before that were due to the trigger shot.  Today at 11dpiui, I was sad to see some light brown spotting in the morning and then felt intense cramps on the way to work, which were mostly gone by the time I arrived at work (so lasted maybe 20 min).  Now it feels more like a dull ache?  No idea if this is a good sign (implantation??) or bad sign (impending AF).  While it's common for me to start spotting 3 days before AF, I've never experienced cramps until the day AF is due to start.  This process is turning me into an insane person.  Anyone experienced anything similar leading to bfp or bfn?  Would love to know either way!

Don't know what's going on

The last time I had intercourse was January 4 and the period the 25 of that month. It is now July and I have had normal periods since then. Today is my 3rd period day of this month; it normally heavy but this time it's light. Also I recently been prescribed antibiotics. Is it possible that I am pregnant with no symptoms?

Clomid stories

Hi there,

 My husband and I have been trying to conceive for over two years after a miscarriage and we finally have decided to go to a fertility doctor. I just wanted to hear some stories on how clomid worked/didn't work for you, the symptoms and how much it could cost ( CAD) . I appreciate any information <3

Baby #2 maybe??

Hi there!

I am new here and my husband and I are TTC baby #2. This is our first month trying and I've been having some symptoms that don't quite feel like AF symptoms. I hope I'm not reading in to them to much (I am an over thinker!) I think I ovulated on 7-6. Husband and I BD on 7-2,7-3,7-4,7-5, and 7-8.

On 7-8 I felt a pain on my right side right above my hip bone which lasted about 6 hours. 

7-9 felt nauseous for about 30 min in the morning

7-10 bloating and tired

7-11 bloating and tired and milky CM

7-12 mild cramps in lower abdomen which is odd for me. Usually never get abdominal cramps that soon before period. Took a pregnancy test and it was a BFN

7-14 tired all day and got very dizzy and nauseous right before going to bed. 

7-15 milky CM

7-17 VERY tired and bloated

Period is due on 7-20. I'm nervous to take another pregnancy test since my hopes were kind of shot down when I took the first on and it was neg.

what do you ladies think?! Thanks!

Should i test??

Im 23 years old with a normal period. This month my husband and i DTD on the 6th and on the 14th i started bleeding this pale pinkish orange color super light then on the 15th it got a tad bit darker. Today on the 16th i only had blood when i wipped and the around 2pm it completely stopped. My breast are still throbbing on and off so i was wondering could i still be pregfers?

two steps forward, one step back

Our ivf consult went great. The hospital staff was excellent, the doctor was really nice, the treatment plan he proposed was just what we were hoping for, and the live birth success rates for the procedure were outstanding. And then we saw the price tag............

I'm no idiot -- I know ivf is expensive, but due to the minimal stim treatment protocol, we expected it to be roughly $5,000 cheaper than standard ivf. And technically it is cheaper, but the doctor's fee is substantial, so while the medications are much less expensive, the expertise and the success rates come at a premium. All told, we'd be looking at $12k. 

Part of me wishes that they had sucked and we hadn't liked them so much, that way I wouldn't feel so deflated. It's a lot more money to come up with, which will delay things even longer. We don't feel comfortable borrowing that amount of money: even if we're successful, we'll have lots of other bills to consider and don't need to be weighed down with extra debt. We're trying to consider all of our options, but right now it really doesn't look promising. I could apply for a grant, but even then we'd be looking at another year. What's another year I guess?

I don't know. I wish I had all the answers. 

Light Pink Spotting at 14 DPO

Hello! 

I am curious if there is any way that I could be pregnant. I cant determine based on calculating if it's possible or not. 

-My last period was June 17

-The last time I had sex was June 29.

-I  don't know for sure what date I ovulated but it felt like it could have been July 1.  

-I had very light pink discharge July 14 that lasted about 12 hours the stopped 

-July 15 I tested negative on a Clear Blue Digital 

-today (July 16) I feel crampy with no period  

what do you think? I can't figure out if it's even possible that Implantation Bleeding can occure so late. I have had two pregnancies and both were similar to this but I didn't test until I was 2 weeks late. 

6 dpiui, going nuts

After stalking this site, there was nothing else to do but start posting myself.  Hopefully that will keep the crazy down.

Am 6 dpiui my first IUI cycle.  My husband (38) and I (36) have been ttc for ~6 months.  My HSG indicated 1 blocked tube (right tube), although my RE thinks it looks more likely to be a muscle spasm.  Otherwise, unexplained infertility as all of our other numbers look good.

This cycle, I was on 5 days of letrozole from Cd4-8, got two mature follicles in my right ovary by Cd11 (which I was bummed about bc this tube might be blocked), and triggered immediately.  I wish I had asked what size the follicles were.  Did IUI 24 hours later (59 million sperm count with 30% motility, so ~20 million good quality sperm) and have been symptom spotting ever since.  There was brief cramping right after the IUI but was gone within 5 min.  

Last night I couldn't sleep and today I'm exhausted.  Every little twinge I think, can this be it?? Is this significant?  We took a break from ttc the last couple of months because I was traveling so much and it was so great not to be overanalyzing constantly.  I really thought I could keep my cool after that, but apparently not.

Am RESOLVED not to POAS until I'm actually late!  Let's see how that goes...

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