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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!

Implantation bleeding? Faint line? Help!

New to this site, and looking for some help, please and thank you!

So, I started spotting 9dpo...I was thinking maybe implantation bleeding, but had a lot of PMS symptoms as well: headache, tender breasts, and also cramps that were WAY more intense than I usually get with PMS. The spotting and other symptoms lasted for about a day and a half, and I figuered game-over, my period was just around the corner. I tested with a FRER today (11dpo), and there's a faaaaaint line, I swear. I'm attaching the pic so you can have a look.

Any ideas? PMS? What's going on in my body?? I'm working tonight (I'm a nurse and work night shift), and cannot stop thinking about that faint line and if it means anything....

Maybe pregnant after chemical pregnancy

Last month the day after my missed period on 6/8 I had a faint positive. My symptoms were sore breast and nausea. I was very excited but 4days later on the 11th I had a chemical pregnancy. I bled for almost 2 weeks. I'm not sure if this is possible but I showed all the signs of ovulating just 3 days after I stopped bleeding, which would have been the exact day I should have if I would have had a normal period. My doctor advised me that as long as I was emotionally ready my husband and I could start trying right we have been. It has been 4 1/2 weeks since my chemical pregnancy. I tested a week ago and was negative. Did I test too early? Or is my period delayed. Below are my symptoms

*Very tired, no energy, so hard to get up for work

* Weird feelings in my breast like if all of a sudden a cold breeze comes through (my town has triple digit weather it is very hot) 

*Weird crazy dreams


*breaking out all around my chin (I usually have very clear skin)

*nauseas and hardly hungry

*mild cramping comes and goes through the day (normal periods I only cramp hours before and during my period)


As you see I have more symptoms than when I had my chemical pregnancy. However, I know that I just need to be patient and wait to be sure. I do have a 4 yr old son who has been asking and asking for a little sister or brother ... I really hope I'm able to get pregnant soon If i'm not already.

Another helpful tip

I remembered another helpful tip to the TTC struggle. My DH and I are taking the time we have as just the two of us to go on vacations and trips that would be near impossible to do with children, specifically a baby. This weekend we are doing a 200 mile bike ride from Seattle to Portland. The very next day we will be in Yellowstone and then the Grand Tetons for a 3 day backpacking trip. Somehow it just encourages and comforts me knowing that we are not just waiting for a baby but are really enjoying our lives as a married couple.

Take my tips with a grain of salt. They may resonate with with some of you but not make any sense with others. :-) This is just what has worked for me.


Me: Wanted to be a wife and mom my whole life. 33 years old. Married my best friend 3 years ago. Started TTC 19 months ago. Never been pregnant. Unexplained infertility.



I have been pregnant before years ago and recognise the symptoms but this time am confused. I have used an ovulation machine to he determine the right time. For the past few months I have been about a few days o a week early. I had intercourse on the 12th of my cycle. The night after I got a dizzy spell, from then a few days later I experienced the fluttery stomach and tugging experience for a couple of days, lying down on the sofa I had more dizzy spells, smells were putting me off, sore boobs, lower back pain, I was impatient and have been taking tests which have been negative, I wold have been on by now and I am on day 24 of the cycle. This morning I had a very tiny amount of brown spotting on the tissue after going to the toilet, I instantly thought crap I am coming on but nothing all day, a couple of cramps here and there but nothing as much as I usually do when I come on. Can you experience pregnancy symptoms before implantation? That's of course if it is implantation bleeding. Plus if my cycle is usually about 21-26 days can you get a positive before my early cycle or is it a general rule of 28 days? I am going out of my mind wondering. Does it sound like I am pregnant and if I am when will a positive test show up after implantation bleeding? 

AF or implantation bleeding?


I am a new member ,TTC for the first time! I am 26. My cycles are very regular, and my cycle being exact 28 days!

last period - 16th June,2013.My periods are actually due on 14th.

Yesterday on 11 th, I observed couple blood drops. I thought my periods are there! It's been more than 14 hours now but I observe only brown discharge.There is no fresh blood as always.I do not even see any blood when I pee. It's a regular with no blood mixed! 

I normally have light periods but this time it's early and only brown! 

just to mention , I have been having light cramps in my lower abdominal, specifically on the right side. Suddenly since last two days they stopped.

i am confused! What is it? 

Any comments?

Implantation Bleeding?

Hello. This is my first time blogging...ever. I just have a question. I ovulated a bit early, and had some watery pink discharge on 4 DPO. I feel like its impossible but can it be implantation bleeding? I've never had anything like this before so i'm more than a bit hopeful/confused. Any help out there?


what the heck

Anyone want wait with me

Hi everyone!  I enjoy reading everyone's posts!  They are very helpful and informative!

As for my story!  AF came June 14 and I O'd on June 30th or at least I think I did!  I didn't test!  My DF and I did the bd on June 30th but he pulled out (TMI) as we are getting married in October and didn't plan on trying until the end of this month or next!  I need to fit into my dress!!!!

I have been feeling a bit of nausea at times and the other day, 9dpo I started feeling AF like cramps in my right side, AF is due in 3 days on Sunday.  I don't usually get cramps prior to AF so I am wondering if I may be pregnant?  We both really want a baby so we will be excited with a BFP but on the other hand I worry about how big I would be on my wedding and that makes me so nervous!  So I am very nervous to test!!!

Any advice or anyone want to wait with me?


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


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?