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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!

Looking for a buddy - TTC

Hello wonderful ladies! I'm sorry if this comes off as cheesy (or creepy!)... but I'm looking for someone to be a virtual buddy during this long, frankly horrible process. This week has been one of the worst 've can remember in a really long time. To keep it brief, we've been TTC for about 8 months now, with no luck. I'm staring to lose hope :( but this month was especially painful because I took a test that looked faintly positive (prob an evap line - I will NEVER test early again :( so anyways, stupid me I allowed myself to get all psyched up (thinking about names, stalking Pinterest boards for nursery ideas, I am a legitimate psycho).... My period was officially one day late yesterday and I thought wow, this could really be happening. I felt like it was all too lucky to be true. The holidays are coming, I thought wow i might actually be able to tell my family right at Christmas time that I'm pregnant! What's worse is my husband's birthday is tomorrow and I was all excited to wrap up the positive test in a bow and find a cute way to say "Happy birthday You're gonna be a daddy!" -- well no such luck. I woke up early this morning with raging cramps, and sure enough, there she was. In the past few months I've only been midly disappointed and then moved on. But I don't know why this is different - maybe just the false hope. but i feel devastated :( I have no idea where to begin or how long to expect this to take now.....will we need drugs? Do i have a disease? my brain is flipping out and I'm even annoyed with myself, so i feel bad for everyone around me lol. it's been kind of a shitty past couple years. I lost two close family members within 12 months and was really hoping for something to cheer everyone up this month. I know it doesnt work like that. It doesnt just come when you decide the timing is deserved, or justified. But none of my friends are currently trying for a baby right now, so I have no one to talk to about this. What's worse is I subtly tried dropping the hint to my mom that I was struggling last week and she dismissed it....maybe because she doesnt want to accept that i mgiht be going through something like this. She's always been my best friend but I realize now I cant talk to her about everything. I just really feel low, and wish I had someone to (hate wording it this way, but) "commiserate" with. This has been the longest most harrowing two weeks of my life and I will honestly NEVER allow this to take over my mind the way I did this past month. I literally stopped thinking or caring about ANYTHING else. I was obsessing over symptoms daily. I was reading different articles and scanning myself day and night for signs. I was blowing off plans. I can't do this next month. I can't allow myself to become this shell of a person that only stands for one thing -- one thing that may not even come to fruition. I have a ton of other goals and worthy causes and i let them all drop every month when i start obsessing over being pregnant. I'm not saying I'm giving up hope -- gonna keep trying until it happens, just like all of you! - but I cannot let myself shrivel down to nothing during these dreaded two weeks ever again. It really was awful. Could really use a pal to keep tabs with and just generally chat (and complain) because I feel like I have no one else. My hubby is nothing by supportive but he doesnt fully get the mental spider web i get entwined in each month when im waiting and obsessing. It's not HIS body that's responsible for showing signs, leaving hints, etc etc...... so he can't possibly understand. If anyone wants to link up virtually and complain to me -- just know I am here, and could really use the same! Many hugs to all of you. I truly don't know how we do this, month after month after month. Women truly are a wonder and I guess the only positive thing to come of this (for me) is that I truly am in awe of how much strength and resilience we women are capable of. Proud to be a chick. xoxo! <3

Does this look positive?

Hey ladies I’m new to this website! I ovulated October 6th and tested Sunday, Monday, and today and I just wanted to see if y’all thought they were positive!

IVF- Instant Vagina Fright

Hey guys! I used to be on here before but some reason my account got deleted. Not sure why. My husband and I have been ttc about 1 year "properly" with all the potions and lotions and sticks etc. 3 years without those lovely things. So on Friday we found ourselves at the infertility clinic. We are going to be starting IVF in four months time, possibly sooner. Basically Im worried/excited/anxious. Any advice is appreciated. My vagina is frightened. Blue x

Ladies I need help

So I have been having headaches for a week now & my AF (Aunt flow) was supposed to start oct.11 , but instead I had very light pink (very scanty) when I wiped for two days . During the last day it was light brown . Someone help !!!!!!

Faith & Fertility

There is a story in the Christian faith of an angel speaking to the Virgin Mary about how she will become pregnant with a child. In response to her asking how this is possible, the angel talks about how nothing is impossible for God and gives the example of Mary's cousin Elizabeth becoming pregnant even though she was old and people called her barren. This detail stuck out to me when I heard this story again the other day: nothing is impossible for God. Some of you know I've been on a spiritual journey of sorts for the past 2.5 years or so. I've learned so much about myself and about God through meditation and prayer, and I have often struggled with what many people refer to as "let go and let God". However, at that moment in hearing this story for the umteenth time, it felt like it clicked. I know this is sounding like more of a religious thing than a ttc thing, but stick with me. Ya know how it's hard to stop the TTC thoughts from taking over? One minute you're just going about your life and the next you're trying to puzzle through your odds and then you're falling down the fertility rabbit hole. Without even trying!!! I mean, I'm not even what one would consider "trying" right now, but it's easy for even me to get caught up on cycle days or upcoming protocol dates. They say when you're trying to stop anxious thoughts like this to recognize them and consciously choose to let them go, which works to a certain extent. After hearing this story though, I decided to pull a page from the meditation work I've done and incorporate a mantra -- something I can tell myself whenever my mind starts running away to bring it back around -- and that new mantra is, "Through God all things are possible." Isn't that what we're really always wondering when we start analyzing our charts or results or searching through Dr. Google's endless info: is it possible? You do not need to scour statistics to believe that it is possible for you to be pregnant. Idk, I felt like this was kind of revolutionary thinking for me. I've stopped so many mental loops before they even got started just with that one phrase. I've started to realize that maybe this was always between me and God. It's something we had to work out for me to find a little peace. Through my daily gratitude practice recently I also realized that when I thought about who I would tell first if I became pregnant, my answer was never God. Isn't that kind of funny? We sit and ask for all these blessings so the most logical thing to do first if we received them would be to say thanks, but it hadn't occurred to me. I mean, you won't see that "announcement" on Pinterest. Don't get me wrong; this isn't an effort at sounding judgemental or preachy! These revelations just felt huge for me, and if they can help anyone find a little more peace then I wanted to leave them here. You never know who's searching for the same things as you, and it seems pretty selfish not to share a piece of the map if you find it. I'm a much less spazzy Spazzle these days. ;) Lots of love, ladies.

Pregnant 2 weeks after mc??

Hey guys, I'm completely new to this forum and this is my first ever post. I'm a little concerned as to whether I am going completely nuts. Lol I sadly had a miscarriage 2 weeks ago and started ttc on the day I stopped bleeding. I'm now 6dpo and woke up with a metallic taste in my mouth this morning like I had in my other 2 pregnancies (DS is nearly 4 yo now) and thought to myself I couldn't possibly be could I, I mean this quick? I did a cheapo test (I know this is a bit ott but I couldn't help it) and there was a VERY faint 2nd line. I'm 100% sure that I ovulated otherwise I'd assume that my hcg level still hasn't come down to zero. Has anyome else experienced this? I'd be thrilled to hear about your stories. :)

July 2019 baby hopes.....whos with me.

Hi!!! Well here I am......again....waiting for a temp spike to confirm O after 2 days of solid smiles on CB digi. DH and i have been trying for cyckes now, this baby will be my last and his first as i already have a 15 year old and twin boys from previous relationships. DH is a few years older than me abd only wants to try for a year, so i guess you can say the pressure is on. Anyhow, got a solid smile on CD 13 and 14. Been temping every morning, no spike yet. We BD on 10, 11,13 and 14 and will keep going until we see a spike!! Anyone else goimg to be starting their ttw this week!!! Would love someone to go crazy with! Babydust to everyone!

Is this faulty or a positive?

Hello I can see second line when I hold it up to the light. But shouldn't it be a lot further apart? The brand is clear response is says 99% accurate from three days of missed period. I am approx 10-12 dpo unsure as first month off Bc. Any help please!

Do you see a line??

So I haven’t had a period since aug 17th got off the pill in September (haven’t had a period) it’s now 10/2. I haven’t been feeling right so I decided to test. Yesterday 10/2 evening test is on top and this mornings Fmu. The thing with the one from this morning showed a faint line almost immediately then I threw it in my purse and went to work. About 25 min later looked st it and this is what I saw (last pic to the right) Opinions please!! The first pic shows the test from yesterday evening. The middle was the test from this morning at about 10-15 min. Then the test all the way to the right was at about 30 min.

15dpiui, No AF, negative blood test

Hey. I got my 4th iui this August 17. BFN on 14 dpiui and negative blood test. AF is clock work 24 days. AF was due on September 30 but nothing yet, no symptoms of AF. I am so confused. Would love to hear some views from you lovely people out there.

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