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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!

7dpo.. am I pregnant

Hello, I am now 7dpo and since 3dpo I have been getting thick creamy cm, and since yesterday I have been getting back ache, and weird pains in my lower stomach.

I was lying on the couch tonight and got heartburn out of nowhere & and felt really sick and dizzy. Also getting cramps in the tops of my legs the last couple of days. To early to test, but too impatient. Please help me out not sure if it’s my AF coming (although not due for 8 days) or I’m pregnent xx

Sperm ordered

It sounds a bit strange, but today I have ordered my first (and hopefully only) batch of sperm. I am excited and a little scared. It is coming from a sperm bank abroad, so I really hope I timed the delivery right. Annoyingly the weekend got in the way and I had to take a more expensive shipping option. Then they hit me with a hefty charge for paying by creditcard. And last but not least I had to pay to reserve a quota slot. In the end I paid nearly double what I was expecting. It also bothers me that I have to pay 25% vat. Sperm is a luxury product? No wonder so many women get dubious donors off the internet. Please don't do that btw. Do you really want to be wondering if the girl your son has a crush on in high school could be his half-sister?

I've also ordered liquid vitamins, since I suffer from hg and some conception friendly lube. Tmi, but I did not fancy inserting a seringe dry. I have soft cups to keep things in place overnight already. I also got some clear blue digitals on sale. I think I'm as prepared as possible. Now I can start praying.

I felt encouraged to read a survey that said 38% of women get pregnant on the first cycle. I know there are more depressing stats, but I like this one, so I'm developing a selective memory.

Now I'm off to open my parcels with pregnancy clothes. Bfp or bfn, I'm determined to have a good time with this.

Cycle 2 Log

12/30 1 pink spot during the day

12/31 CD1-light flow

CD 2- heavy flow

CD 3 - medium flow

CD 4- light flow

CD 5- intermittent pink spotting thru out the day, mainly when wiping

CD 6 - 2-3 pink spotting when wiping

CD 8 - 10 - watery CF

CD 10- faint line on OPK strip  dull right pelvic pain for 20-30 min (630pm)

CD 11-line getting darker on OPK strip (830am). Watery CF, fatigue, increased arousal. OPK Line same at 5 pm test

CD 12- opk lines getting darker tested @8am & @5pm both negative. heavy boobs, fatigue/lethargy. BD with preseed x2

CD 13-tested with cheapie @730 am-negative. used clearblue digital-no surge detected. fatigue/lethargy

CD 14- almost positive cheapie and smiley on clear blue digital, means Ov imminent in 24-36 hrs. Morning tests. Lots of Ov dull pains from both sides. no BD

CD 15 - ovulation day. BDx2 with Preseed. Positive cheapie OPK. Ov pain, stabbing breast pain. 

1 DPO-slight Ov pain off and on. gassy/bloated, BM. Very Wet/EW CF

2 DPO- gassy/bloated, Very Wet/EW CF, headache, stabbing/tingling pain in boobs. intermittent Ov pain. Frequent urination. Cranky. Ravenous 

3 DPO-gassy/bloated. Creamy CF. CP: L/S/OP. Full and tender breasts. Fatigued.

4 DPO-lots of watery cf. Vag bubbles. sore nips at night

5 DPO-dull aches at night that woke me up. sore nips, headache (from not eating breakfast). Felt dazed driving to work. Gassy and BM. Cervix feels like its closing and more firm than previous days. Medium height.Lotiony cm after a BM. Constipated. dull aches more frequent around 430. Nips burning.

6 DPO-short sharp random pains at 1am. Random dull pelvic ache thru out the day

7 DPO-dull pelvic ache right side. Right hip pain going down the leg sharp right side pain. Sciatic pain right bum

8 DPO-bloated and gassy. so so exhausted. Hungry. Cloudy ewcm after a bowel movement. Dry mouth.. Nausea after lunch  light milky cf

9 DPO-heart rate seems fast at times. Nausea after lunch. Exhausted. Light milky cf

10 DPO-bloated, gassy, exhausted! Craving cookies. And popcorn. Boobs very slightly tended. Light Milky cf

Ttc 7+years. First cycle w/ clomid and progesterone.

I want to start by saying in 6 years I'll be the age my grandmother was when she became a grandmother. That bothers me.

I been a member here for 4+ years but browser for much longer. Ttc over 7 years at this point and finally have gone for help with my infertility. I have been diagnosed with pcos although I *can* ovulate on my own it is getting more and more irregular as years pass. I have cysts on both ovaries and my right ovary is enlarged on ultrasound looks as though there's a lot of scar tissue (? I'm confused by most of what I have been told) Recent blood work shows very low progesterone 8dpo with a consistant 12 day luteal phase for as long as I've been charting (7 years) which my doctor considered as luteal phase defect which I thought would be fine over 10 days... I went to this doctor as he helped two women I use to work with get pregnant but maybe I read too much on the internet and should be more open to trying new things.

I use to spend most of my time on tww for the first 4 or 5 years as I *knew* my time would come, holding on *hope*... but as time progressed the more bitter I was and hated the "after 8 long months it finally happened! Hold on hope girls!" bfp posts. Ugh! 

I also am so sick of trying to talk to fertile friends about my struggle with infertility, "If it's meant to happen it will" 

that actually doesn't help... 

so I guess you're saying it's meant for you but not for me?

This is cd2 and I am for the first time in years excited for this cycle... Still pessimistic about expecting a couple pills to help me get pregnant but after 3 rounds we are doing hsg dye test to check if my tubes are blocked up and a camera or scope to check for endometriosis... It's a bit over whelming and I question everything this doctor had decided so far but after 7 years at this point in my life I'm willing to make my ovaries explode in attempt to do what I couldn't alone - have a baby.

As for the medication: I'm prescribed 50mg clomiphene citrate cycle days 5 to 9, ovulation tests and bbt till Ovulation then blood work 7, 8 or 9 dpo for pregesterone again, which my doctor expects to be low and then I'll start progesterone supplement that I'm not sure about mg or anything yet.

I honestly waited for too long to ask for help looking back now.... 

**I wanted help a long time ago...

*but I guess I thought my body would do what it's meant to do. 

*I guess I thought if it was meant to happen it would.

*I thought what I've been told must be right, I must be *trying too hard* by simply being aware of when my most fertile time was.

*I thought if my neighbor can be a drugged out of her mind pill head and have two babies then I could just as easily do the same but sober and eating healthy.

*If my nasty_std_infected_21_year_old_cousin can be about to give birth to her 2nd it must be God's will.

As a broken incubator I've became very bitter, ugly and jealous. I wasn't always like this.


I haven't given up yet.

Let's do these fertility pills y'all! 'Cause if God don't will it, maybe some science can help figure it out.


BTW why the hell is there so much spam blogs

Ovulation acne

For the last year or two I have been having acne before my ovulation. Usually about a week before I break out terribly and by the time I ovulate I don't even want to leave the house. It's a very strange thing really. Surely nature wants me to procreate, so why does it make me look like a swamp monster during my most fertile days? Couldn't think of better birth control than being as reclusive as Dracula on a sunny afternoon.

I am considering going for my first insemination round next week when I ovulate. Exciting and very scary at the same time. It feels a bit weird to choose an anonymous donor. I hope my child, if there is one, won't blame me for that. Sometimes I wish I had a crystal ball, so I knew I was doing the right thing. I guess only time will tell.

I endulged in buying some heavily discounted maternity wear. Sadly, I don't have my old maternity wear anymore. My previous partner decided to keep that (and anything valuable) as well as the baby's clothes. It's annoying, because I paid for all of it myself. On the positive side I get to buy new things and enjoy the process. I'll put off buying baby items until I am actually pregnant though. Trying to be a bit sensible, ahum.

Bfp dream

Last night I had a dream that I got a bfp on multiple different brand tests. I really have to stop reading all those posts. Before I had my toddler I also had a few pregnancy dreams, but that was not in the cycle I got pregnant, so I doubt it's a sign. Unless it's a sign I should stop buying pregnancy tests. :)

Af is due today. Last cycles it came in the evening just before bed, so I'm prepared for that. I'll be glad to be rid of this horrid nausea.

Charting gurus

HEY guys!! The purple line is this month and the green is last. What do you think? AF due today and latest tomorrow. The upward peak gave me a little hope compared to the downward peak last month. I’ve seen 2 years of negatives and just recently started charting. Thanks for any input!

Pregnancy test test

Yes, I tested a pregnancy test. I don't know if that makes me type A or crazy, but I wanted to make sure the new type of test I bought isn't prone to indents or evaps. So at 7/8 dpo and no chance of being pregnant I peed on the stick. White as the driven snow. Oddly enough I still felt a little disappointed. Put that down to crazy. The tests are ready to go, at any rate.

Line progression from cheapies

All these were <dollar cheapie tests. The first few had very faint lines but r now showing evap lines that look darker. This goes to show the cheapies work :-) I'm 19dpo today and lines are darker than the control lines. Fx this one sticks, jus had a chemical in Oct.

Can’t stop testing, love my BFPs!!

got my positive on Friday the 15th, and despite saying I wouldn’t waste money on tests, I bought a pack yesterday and just LOVE to see the positive line show up so quickly after so many months of squinting and thinking I might possibly see SOMETHING lol. This one is so dark and barely any dye left for control line haha :)