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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!

Feeling really down about my HCG doubling time :( honest thoughts?

Hi guys,

So a little background... I took clomid 100 mg this cycle. I had a 24mm follicle on my R side and a 15mm follie on the left (doctor said only the 24mm would ovulate).

I got a pretty early positive HPT (I think it was 9-10 DPO), and the line continued to darken. In fact, even today at 19 DPO the line is darker than the control.

However, this past Monday, at 16 DPO, I had my first BETA HCG. It came back great, so I thought, at 680. (Lower than my previous pregnancy, which at 17 DPO was 2,316). But still good. I figured my 2nd Beta would be just as great.

Not so much....... Wednesday of this week, at 18 DPO, my levels had only gone up to 990. Exactly 48 hours later. The doctor said she wasn't "too concerned" yet, because it was still high, but come on... that's like a 44-45% increase over 2 days with a 90 hour doubling time. I have basically given up, but they are checking my bloods again tomorrow. My HPTs keep getting darker, but I know that means nothing. Anyway, just looking for some honest thoughts and advice!

Thank you.

Am I miscarrying?

I'm starting to lose hope. 2 days ago at 12 dpo I had a very strong positive. (Top test). This morning at 14 dpo its much lighter. I want to cry. Does this signal a miscarriage?

BFP clear blue digital

Hi All!

I’ve been on this site for over a year now and I’m happy to finally post my BFP journey by DPO. 

Bit of background info - I’m 29, I have 2 beautiful children (DS12&DD9), I had a cp August 2016 and I was diagnosed with Chronic Migraines, June of this year. I have had constant headaches during the 2WW but haven’t documented them as I wouldn’t know better. This was a surprise and we weren’t proactively trying but if it happens it happens.


CD10 - DTD pm, cm - creamy

CD11 - EWCM, I can feel my boobs. Pm gassy - fuller/bloated feeling, pain when I  cough

Ovulation Day CD12 - Light cramping, EWCM, ovulation pain left side. BBT 35.7 

1DPO - Mid left cramps, bad gas- lower tummy very tight making it hurt when I did a wee wee. backaches. Creamy cm. BBT 36.1

2DPO - ovulation pain left side?! Bad gas with pain. tingly nipples, shooting pain in left breast more than once in afternoon which continued to midnight. pain in left midsection maybe gas related. I need to pee every 1 hour since waking up to lunchtime. body aching. small amount of ewcm not very stretchy, dry cm after 8pm. Hot flushes in the afternoon and noticing I’m thirsty. Craved watermelon? I don’t really like this! Fatigue and nausea. BBT 36.1

3DPO - Left side twinges /pains. Tired. Gassy and bloated with aches. Creamy cm. Heightened sense of smell. My partner can’t seem to do anything right today and into the coming week! So grumpy lol BTW this isn’t me. BBT 36.2

4DPO - light cramps and extreme gas pain. I’m thinking WTH is going on with me?! I have never been like this in my life. My partner offered to swap butts so he could get rid of my gas for me lol so sweet. BBT 36.2

5DPO - Gas aches and pains. Thirsty. BBT 36.5

6DPO - Boobs slightly tender on and off. Very gassy. One sharp cramp this morning and Back aches after breakfast.. I never eat breakfast but I was sick hungry. BBT 36.5 My guess now is this was the day of implantation.

7DPO - Gas pain and food cravings. I wanted a chocolate cake and nothing else haha BBT 36.1

8DPO - very tired. Between not being able to sleep from my headaches to Broken sleep. It’s been and ugly week. Don’t feel the slightest bit pregnant.

9DPO - Sick hungry to loss of appetite. BBT 36.2

10DPO - Thirsty, Sick hungry, Loss of appetite. Watery CM. BBT 36.3

11DPO - Period pain burning, Loss of appetite.

So I’m sitting on the couch while my partner is burping and carrying on and I thought to myself, im not the gassy one in the relationship it’s him and maybe it’s a pregnancy symptom? Having multiple pregnancies I haven’t had any of my usual 2WW symptoms. I had one test, a confirm HPT and got a very very faint line. I was in shock but because the line was so faint I’m thinking well is it or isn’t it? BBT 36.2

12DPO - I find this funny that the moment I take FMU HPT, and get a second faint line that I then get every symptom I normally would. 

Confirm HPT barely there pink line FRER definitely positive .

Sore boobs - bright blue veins. Light headed, Nauseous, Wanted to vomit after dinner, Hot flushes all day, Period pain on and off /gas, Twinges left side of stomach, Poking sensation by belly button left side, BBT 36.4

13DPO - BBT 36.5. Sharp stabbing in left ovary region throughout the day. Pulling sensations in uterus? Boobs are really sore. Nauseous / light headed, Tired/exhausted. Emotional at a wedding ring? (lady taking bloods) it was pretty! Lol Hot flushes, Burning / period sensation, Gas      HPT confirm faint pink positive. FRER BFP

Drs appointment also had Blood test today. I’ll post my Beta HCG results for you ladies on Monday. I also recommend not using the Confirm HPT as they not very sensitive. FRER for the win

14DPO - Clear Blue digital not FMU pregnant 1-2weeks, but I already know that only DTD once! Pulling sensations in stomach, Sharp shooting sensations left side of abdomin, Very sore boobs and sick hungry.

Still early days for me but fingers crossed this one sticks. I hope this helps someone :) Baby dust to all









Change in cycle

My usual ovulation day used to be day 16 or 17 with a 12 day luteal phase. Now it seems to have shifted to ovulation on day 13 or 14 with a 14 day luteal phase. I am surprised since I thought luteal phase was pretty stable. I can only hope this is good news for my egg quality. Perhaps it is related to my supplement regime:

Prenatal multivitamin




Vitamin c

Royal jelly



Hpt crazy!

Feeling unsatisfied with the pink shadow I had this morning I did some research on the brand. There is a lot of negative feedback, the main reason being it’s not as sensitive as FRER and also control lines not appearing. 

I thought well if I’m getting something on that then a FRER should pick it up and put my mind at ease. naturally driving myself crazy i went to the chemist. I’m CD24 with 27 day cycles on average. 

Its not the boldest of pink lines but more visible than the test I took with my FMU. I now have a spare 4 tests to make sure the line gets darker.

I hope this is the month I get a sticky bean. I sincerely hope many of you get your BFPs this month with me! xx

The joys of peeing on a stick!

After last nights super super squinter, I told myself I’d wait a couple of days before retesting but who am I kidding? Lol

I‘m on 12DPO and took an HPT with FMU and after a minute appeared a line and by the 3rd minute the line had colour. Annnnd the best part is I didn’t have to squint! It’s very very faint but i know it’s there. Well, i hope so haha

let me know what you think xx

Bless IUI

Hey, I am male. We got married for 4 years and tried hard time having a baby. We tried timed intercourse for over 1 year, and have been using Letrizole and Ovidrel for another 1 year, but still nothing. This month is our third time IUI, she has 1 follicle sized 23mm, 1 follicle around 18mm, 1 around 14mm. 

I felt frustrated and distressed when I saw my wife's taking pills and needle shots every day and suffering it month by month. 

Please bless us and the family who are in the same boat!


Finger crossed!

A squinter, can you see a line?

after today’s faulty test I decided to do another hpt, make that 2 (Peeing on a stick is fun!).

The first came out negative but the one before bed came up with a line that’s almost impossible to see. I don’t believe it’s an evap as I read the test well within the time frame.

Im excited that this is may be the month I get my BFP however I will retest and hope the line gets darker.

Baby dust to all xx


HPT has anyone had this before?

I’m 11DPO today and thought I’d do an HPT for the sake of doing an HPT and I have never seen this before! Yay for supermarket HPT brand Confirm. I took this pic 2-3 minutes after taking the test. Box says rresults as early as 1 minute -.-

TWW and Driving Myself CRAZY!

The TWW is KILLING me! I'm in countdown mode... t-minus 3 days till kitty is down for maintenance (AF), November 23. Which is also Thanksgiving... aaand I'm cooking dinner for the in law's. So, a lot going on.

You know when you're walking and you're not even thinking about it... you walk all the time, you just do it... but then you're walking in front of a bunch of people who are watching you and suddenly you become hyper aware of every single movement you're body is making? Like you've never been so aware of how you walk until this moment. Yeah... that is how I feel right now. I'm super aware of every feeling I have trying to guess whether or not it's normal or maybe... just maybe it's a sign I'm incubating a tiny human. I'm going nuts over here! 

Feel like maybe I've had some different symptoms outside of what I normally have. Geez, you'd think I'd remember what my body normally does every month. I've had some fluttery feelings off and on, cramps about 6-7DPO. Sore/sensitive breasts (but thats normal... although it's more the left one and on the outside of it). Bloating, pressure/heaviness in my abdomen, some nausea, heartburn. Last week I kind of felt like any minute AF would arrive, crampy and hurt a little down my thighs. 

I don't know... it's just torture!