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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!

updates

Wow! Just realized i haven't posted in a while!

After my nurse consult they gave us a timeline that made us very excited because we knew everything was going to start happening pretty fast for us! At first like mentioned i did start my BC on 6/19 and then i was supposed to start taking my Lupron on 7/5 but since the lab was going to be closed during the original week of my ER/ET the nurse called me and told me to actually start my Lupron on 7/3 - luckily i was coming home from vacation on that day and my meds arrived that day too! So i've been on Lupron since then 10 units a day every day at night. So far its been ok. I haven't noticed any major side effects as far as how my body is feeling and reacting to the medicine, i have noticed i've been a lot more emotional and my moods change very quickily.  I've noticed i've been pretty anti social - especially when it comes to being around the ppl that don't know what i am going through. But I deff don't mind being at home with my hubby and my doggy or around my close friends and family.

I have an appt on Monday 7/15 for u/s and b/w to see how the Lupron is working. The Nurse said if all goes well they will contact me that afternoon to tell me when to start my stims! Just another step closer to our happy ending :)

The hubby and I are so excited for this process we are just trying to keep positive thoughts and energy around us, the family and friends that know what we are going through are very excited for us to. I'm happy to have such amazing ppl and support around us and happy that they'll be keeping us in their prayers and hoping the end result is what we all hope for!

There has been a lot of twin talk - i think its only natural to think that since the IVF procedure does have a high success of multiples. At first it sounded a lil scary but after we think about it we wouldn't mind it all! Of course we'll be happy with one or two or how many we are blessed with as long as we all are healthy!

At work ... just needed to catch up! I'll be back after my next Drs appointment!

Until next time .... xoxo

Confused

I'm 23, newly married, and TTC. My period has been irregular since I had my mirena removed this past November but usually is around the 15th. I've never had much spotting before periods but today I noticed pink-brown discharge when I wiped. I've been extremely constipated, my nipples are sore, and I cry on the drop of a dime. All are signs of af except the discharge because I've never noticed it before. I've already taken 3 dollar store tests the past couple days and they were negative. Could this be implantation bleeding and if so, I wouldn't test positive until it's over, right? 

12 dpo and spotting

Hi!  I am new to this board but I have been stalking for several months!  My DH and I have been TTC #1 for 4 months.  I have PCOS and have not had AF, unless it was induced, for over 10 years.  I have been on BC for the past 10 years and stopped them in Feb.  This month I finally had my first positive OPK!  I am 12 DPO and have had some spotting today. It is only when I wipe and not enough to wear a pad or tampon.  It seems to be different than what I usually experience when I get my AF.  Is it possible to have implantation bleeding at 12 dpo or is it probably the start of my AF?  I would appreciate any feedback.  Thanks!

CD 25 faint positive on FR

Hi, I'm new to the forum. This our 3 month actively TTC. We have 3 children but none together. 

DD 14, DS 12, DS 7

My DH is a type1 diabetic and in great physical shape. Although I'm told this wont affect our chances, I'm left wondering. 

I've had what looks like either a faint positive or an evap. (I read it after the 10 mins).

what do you think? 

seeking a cycle buddy :-) 

Cycle Day 20

Currently on Cycle day 20, experiencing a lot of bloating and feeling tender around my right ovary. Previously its been a significant sign I've ovulated. This is our first "off" cycle so I promised DH no BBT tracking or OPK usage, we've been Not Trying Not Preventing but I've been actively tracking it..I also intend on shedding some pounds thus fair I've dropped 10 which was probably all "water" weight. 

CM has been egg white for the past 2 days and CP is Soft High Open- so we've been BD'ing if we get the opportunity. Yesterday and Today I've noticed I'm having serious mood swings. Feeling Bi-Polar today to be honest, one moment I'm fine the next I'm in tears. (Hormones, gotta love them) 

 

Back story- My original log on the forums is Zodiacbaby for TTC and Mamacyjoi for Pregnancy - The Zodiacbaby email hasn't been used since like 2007! lol- Mamacyjoi still works though.

I have PCOS (DX 2008) Take 500 mg of Janumet 

I have 3 daughters and an angel lost in 2008 @ 13 weeks (baby stopped developing at 9 1/2 weeks- insurance didn't cover D&C so had to "deliver" at home) 

I have only one ovary that functions

Last pregnancy was conceived via 75 mg clomid and 5,000 iui hCG trigger- 

I've had three HSGs and DH sperm count is "magnificent" per my RE lol 

I turn 30 in 11 days ( I keep trying to stay cool about it but its really getting to me)

1st Daughter born at 37.5 weeks (natural) weighed 6 # 13 oz.

2nd Daughter born at 39.5 weeks weighed  9# 3.6 oz (yes that .6 means a lot to me lol)

3rd Daughter born at 37.0 weeks weighed 7# 7 oz (Induction due to Gestational Diabetes )

 

My Fertilityfriend.com chart -> http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/cyjoi

My family "life" blog -> http://mamacyjo.blogspot.com/

 

Additional:

I'm a breastfeeding peer counselor  and advocate use of cloth diapers - They have came along way since the flat fold & wet pants ;) 

 

Okay, I think that brings everything Up To Date at this point.....

 

 

Cramps prior to AF

Hi Ladies,

I wrote a post the other day about trying to decide when to start trying because of my upcoming wedding in October.  My fiance and I are very excited to start a family and wanted to get a jump on things.  However, I need to fit into my already purchased wedding dress.  AF is supposed to arive in 5 days, but today I started getting really noticeable period like cramps, no spotting yet, or no AF.  I have been off the pill since May and we had been using condoms but the last few times we used the "pull out method" I know, not the best, but obviously we want a baby so we were not too concerned.  I have had a few days of feeling nacious off and on and now the cramps.  I desperately want a baby but now I am worried that if I am pregnant I wont fit into the dress in 3 months!!!  Are these signs of pregnancy?  I don't want to take a test until I know AF is actually not going to show in a few days.  I am a little nervous, and excited, if you know what I mean?

My dress laces up in the back and I suppose I could always see if it could be let out a smidge if need be, right?

 

Thanks to everyone for listening and advice!!!!

New 1st RE appointment this week! Questions?!

Hello all!

I have been stalking this site for the past 15 months while on my ttc journey and it has provided such comfort and inspiration in that time!

A little about me, I'm 24 DH is 32 and we've been married for two years. Started not preventing 15 months ago had have slowly become more and more proactive. I have mild (although it doesn't feel that way when I'm throwing up!) stage 1 endo, confirmed with lap a year ago and pretty consistant 28 day cycles although sometimes they can be as long as 32. I have horrible pms and cramps starting about a week before af, also light bleeding during luteal phase (defect?) every month. Don't temp but after much research I'm pretty sure the bleeding might be caused by low progesterone? Well either way we will find out because this week we have our first appointment with our RE! It's on Thursday and I cain't wait! I have all my records and a list of questions ready to go! I will be on CD23 and am going to demand that he draw blood because I've heard that to test progesterone levels it needs to be from cd21-cd25 and I want to get this ball rolling as quickly as possible! My question(s) for you ladies is/are.... what were your first appointments like? How proactive were the doctors? and what questions did you have for them? Don't want to leave anything out!

Thank you and baby dust to you all!

 

Still a time to cry

Today I got the second baby announcement among co-workers in 2 weeks. Even though I have come through the worst of the battle there are still times when I just need to cry. This was one of them. I congratulated my co-worker and quietly snuck out to get a coffee (thankfully I have a job where that is fine). I cried on the way there, in the parking lot and a little on the way back. I took a deep breath, prayed for strength where I had none and am back to work. I asked my Mom and DH for prayer and then respectfully let them know that I didn't want to talk about it. This is how I move on. I cry, take a deep breath, pray and pick myself up from there.

If you asked my husband that is a GIANT change from our first year trying. I used to always try to talk it out and explain why this was happening to me. It would only depress me even more because I could never find the answer I wanted. The answer was always - it's just not your time. This has taught me to be silent. Ask for help and prayer when I need it and be honest about whether or not I can talk about it. I am so thankful for forums like this because I can talk about where I have come from and where God has brought me. I can also share my current struggles and triumphs without depression setting in right away.

Through even this pain I am still encouraged to keep crying, keep breathing, keep praying and keep picking myself up.

Thank you Ladies for being a listening "ear". :-)

Trying for a rainbow baby

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I lost my baby on March 5, 2013. I was 11 weeks pregnant. We didn't know the sex but we only discussed boys' names. I went in for a routine ultrasound and found out that the baby didn't have a heartbeat and had stopped growing a couple of weeks prior to the appointmet. I wrote a blog about our loss for anyone that's interseted in reading it. http://findingcourtney.wordpress.com/2013/04/16/17-weeks/

Now we are trying again. I guess we have been trying since it was physically possible, to be honest. I can't bear the thought of the due date, September 24th, coming and not at least being pregnant. I know another baby could never replace the one we lost but it feels like being pregnant again would at least make it easier somehow. I've been slowly driving myself crazy trying to figure out what could have gone wrong.

I started taking Vitex 2 months ago to raise my bbt and it's been working though my cycles still haven't regulated completely since the miscarriage. However, I think I may be pregnant! This past week has been kind of crazy because I've been sick with a virus and have been feeling a bit under the weather so I'm not sure if it's pregnancy or just plain illness. I took a FRER tonight and at first thought it was negative. I went back later (probably about an hour or so) and I swear there's a very faint pink line. I took it apart to double check and sure enough it seems to be there.

I'm not sure if I'm going crazy or if it's entirely plausible that I'm expecting again! I don't want to get my hopes up but it may be too late for that. Could it be a false negative? Or could opening the test kit make the line appear? Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated! Thanks. :)

New to all of this :)

Hello everyone! I have never joined a forum or site...ever... but after stalking this site lately, I felt like it was something I wanted to be a part of!

A little about me! I am 27 and my husband is 30. We have been married 2 years. He has 2 kids from his first marriage that we have full time. They are 5 & 6, call me mom, and are amazing kids. Being a "step-mom" (I hate that term ;) has been so challenging, and I am blessed to have learned so much about myself as a mother and a person. Now, I am ready for a baby! My husband is ready too, he loves being a dad more than anything.

We have been casually trying for over a year now. I had no idea getting pregnant was difficult. I thought it just kind of happened when you wanted it to, haha. What a surprise! I just started using OPK's last month. I got a positive OPK, but of course AF still came today :( I cried. I know this is a waiting game and takes patience...but I am very impatient! After reading around on here about charting, I may start some research about it and give it a try!

I am longingly waiting for the day I finally get my BFP. Looking forward to reading encouraging stories, and similar struggles on this site. Thanks for reading!

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