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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!

11DPO and think I might be preggo!

So i'm in my 3rd cycle TTC #2. DH and I have a 2.5 year old son and we are ready to bring on #2! :) When we started this, I promised I wouldn't go as crazy as last time, and I quickly realized that is not possible, obsessing and tracking is what I do best! haha.

I am 11 DPO today and I have taken 2 tests (8 DPO & 10 DPO) that were both negative, however, I still think I could be pregnant and am just testing too early. I PROMISED myself I wouldn't test again until Saturday, which will be 15 DPO, if AF hasn't arrived yet.

I have a 31-32 day cycle and I O'd on CD 18 according to temps and CM. We BD on CD 13, 14, 16, 18 and 19. 

Since then, I haven't felt any glaring or extremely obvious symptoms, however around CD 6-8 I did experience some light cramping on the left side that was very faint, but noticeable twinges. Also, by CD 8, DH noticed, as did I, that my bbs were looking full and bigger.

I did test with FMU on DPO 8, however, it was negative; I knew it was too early, but you know how that goes! I then tested, against my intentions, on the afternoon of 10DPO mid-afternoon after drinking two full iced coffees. The test was negative but I also know that my sample was likely very diluted.

I'm not feeling irritable like I normally would 2-3 days away from AF, and the slight crampy feeling in my abdomen has been a bit consistent, something I don't normally notice.

Also, on 7DPO my temp did dip from 98.3 to 97.9, raising back to 98.3 the following day. It has stayed consistently around 98.3, but then on the mornign of 11DPO, it raised a bit more to the highest it's been all cycle, 98.54.

In an effort to find some comfort, reassurance, or answers before I can get any actual answers (BFP or AF), I have been researching CP and what it could mean. I am 11 DPO and do not normally track my CP, however, based on everything that I have read, right now it is high and soft. Is this normal for just prior to AF? It seems like it should drop own lower and harden with the arrival of AF. And without giving too much detail, I know it's high because it takes the length of my entire middle finger to reach it.

I know that the only real answer is to wait a few more days to know for sure, but I really think I am, but I'm terrified to test again and want to wait until Saturday, but I just hate not knowing!

I know this was a long post but I appreciate if you read it and any feedback you have based on your experiences.

Thank you!!




Positive OPK??


I'm new here on tww, but I've been stalking this site for quite a while trying to symptom match. I had recently came off the depo shot, only got one shot on April 17, so it "wore off" July 17. Haven't had a regular period yet and me and the DH are trying to conceive. Had some wierd spotting this month and decided to buy FR OPK. I had a feeling I should take one because of the weird spotting I was having a low and behold on August 1st I got what seems to be a positive OPK, I tested again the next day and it was negative. It wasn't until the 3rd that I felt cramping that was reminiscent to ovulation cramps. On the 4th I tested again and once again was seemingly positive. Confused, I think if I O'd it would've been the 3rd, B'd the 1st, 2nd, 4th and 6th and am now experiencing little twinge cramps, fatigue and sore bbs. Could I have ovulated? If so what are the chances I caught the egg? Very hopeful and in need of some advice!! 

AF like cramps 11 DPO?

Hi all,

I am new to TTC and just trying to figure out my body! I have been tracking ovulation/LH surge for the past two months. I did get my LH surge on July 27th. We DTD the 24th, 27th and 29th.


Starting around 3-4 DPO, I just had extremely mild AF like cramps (semi off since AF isn't expected for two more weeks). figure I'm out of the running since implantation hasn't occured yet and it would be odd to have cramps if the egg and sperm were getting ready for implantation. However, I have read some success stories with women stating the same thing. 


Today i am 11 DPO and have af like cramps and have just felt nauseous all day. I don't have any other symptions. Preparing for AF to come knocking on Friday, but wondering if anyone else has a similar story to give me a glimmer of hope.

IUI #3

1dpiui - nothing much to report back. Ovulation pain in both ovaries

2dpiui - nauseas,  I slept later that usual (by like 2 hours), sharp, consistent, pinching pain right on the front of my uterus lasting for 30 minutes or so. 

Need Answers

Hello last time I had intercourse was in January and I've had a normal 5 day period since then but this months the first to days were normal but the rest were light. Also around the time of my period I was on antibiotics and had a allergic reaction to it then I was given another antibiotic but was sick to it as well. Now I'm having dry cough and throwing up. Am I pregnant? What could be wrong with me? 

Why is it so hard??

Hey my name is GiGi. I am new to this. Me and my boyfriend is trying to have a baby. Its been a couple of months now. I even download the GLOW App. on my phone.. Me and my boyfriend together for almost 10 years. I am 24 and he is 26. He is my high school sweet heart. Theirs no one I rather be with. Yes we are trying to have a baby. I been taking tests and it comes out negative all the time.. I feel I have symptoms, like acne, headache, back pain, and sore breast. I heard those are the symptoms of being pregnant. But I guess not. I been drink alot of water and talking mutli vitmans. Anything else I can try ??? Please Help ME

Overweight and Discouraged

hello, all. I am a long time lurker that is looking for some advice. 

Some background. I stopped taking the pill in January 2016 after being on it since 2008. While I have been period tracking using the Ovia app for over a year, DH and I really began TTC this past April with no success thus far. I am 295lbs and consider myself a healthy person other than the number on the scale. My diet is full of veggies and fruits and I do not consider myself a sedentary person. I knew that, while my cycle is regular and came back regular as soon as I stopped taking BC over a year ago, my weight may be affecting my ovulation. I have been using OPKs for three months, and I never get a positive reading.


I wanted to know if I should just bite the bullet and go to see the OBGYN? I'm afraid that they're going to tell me I'm too heavy to TTC, or refuse to offer me fertility help until I lose weight. 

What do you ladies think?

BFN at 17dpo. Please help!

I'm 25 years old and been TTC for a year now after an early miscarriage around this time last year. According to a clear Blue advanced OPK I had peak fertility smiley face on 12th July indicating I would be ovulating on the 13th. I also experienced EWCM so I knew it was accurate. 

Anyway, Its now 30th July which makes me 17dpo (3 days late). Took a clear blue digital with FMU and it came up as not pregnant? I have a really soft, closed cervix, back ache if I've been on my feet a little too long and slight cramping, and a breakout that's a little bit worse than usual (but that could be due to anything really).

I went back out and bought a red dye early response test, after experiencing slight nausea that afternoon and an increase in creamy cm, and took it in the evening with yet another negative result.

Just looking for a bit of advice really. Any light that can be shed would be really appreciated. Has anyone experienced something like this and got a BFP later on?

43 and going to give it one last try

I'm 43 and we have decided to give it one last go. I have a 2 1/2 year old who was a very big surprise. I also have a soon to be 26 year old.     So a little about my cycle this past month (it's goofy). My periods are like clockwork. My cycles run 27-29 days, very predictabl. This month: last period was 7/4. On 7/19 I started spotting until 7/24, never enough to fill a pantyliner, 2 of those days were a little heavy, but nothing major. Spotting stopped in the afternoon on 7/24 then on 7/25 had very little then nothing. On 7/26 I had an orgasm (sorry tmi) no penetration and I bled after (not normal for me). Nothing since. Now all this got me thinking maybe I'm preggers! Of course we all know once that's in your head you start feeling symptoms, which may or may not be there. So I have had symptoms. 3 tests and all of them bfn. Af due today and bfn today. I guess there's still a chance, but I would think I would have a bfp considering timing of everything. Makes me realize that this could be my last chance to start trying. I'm looking for any advice on helping my body out. We are only giving ourselves til the end of the year, not a lot of time so I want to do anything I can to help my body out. Tia!!

Break through bleeding

Hi. According to my ovulation kit I peaked on Wednesday. On Wednesday and Thursday I had light pink spotting and ewcm. The following day I no longer had spotting but a sudden gush of red blood that seeped through my clothes. It only happened once. I had intercourse 4 days before my peak and on my peak day. My concern is that I won't conceive because of the red break through bleeding that occured 2 dpo. Has anyone had break through bleeding right after ovulation and still got a bfp? I am 39.