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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!


So I've been having what I think is implantation spotting. But what had implantation bleeding/spotting been like for other people who have had it? I had a miscarriage in march but with that pregnancy I never had any spotting. I'm not due for my period for another week and im NEVER early! Thanks!

So you can have symptoms early

Well I used this site to try & find clarity in how I felt & Ithought  perhaps I can help others to. I did so much research over the past 8 days to try to explain what I was feeling. Basically all I seemed to find is a list of symptoms that are PMS similar but that supposedly don't occur tell like day 9 & how anything felt sooner was not pregnancy related. Well now I know I'm not crazy & maybe I'm the rarity but I started to feel symptoms by day 3.

to start I know when I ovulated cause I took an opk. over the next 4 days my husband & I bd 5 times. Heres my results:

day 1 (after o): bloated 

day 2: bloated & gassy

day 3: cramping in stomach, constipated, bloated & tired

day 4: I'm now going to bed earlier then in a long time, cramping regularly, bloated, still constipated. Occasional sharp pain to a boob or other part of body, including my knee joint hurting quite a lot. Nauseous when I wake & off & on through out the day.

Day 5: everything from day 4 but now I'm getting forgetful over silly things.

Day 6 & 7: repeat of day 5 & at this point I've decided if I'm not pregnant I have to go to a doctor to find out what's wrong with me. I went with my husband for a late walk and a cat followed us all the way home even though my husband tried to scare him off.

Day 8: I know I shouldn't be able to test for at least one more day, it's Saturday & my periods not do tell at least Friday but I'm thinking I'm losing my mind. I test with erpt & get a super faint line but its there. 7 hours later I test again & slightly darker line. I'm not insane, I'm pregnant!!

I already have a 2 year old & with her no symptoms. My dh & I have been trying for a few months & I never experienced this so I didn't create this in my head, I had several pregnancy symptoms days after ovulating & they were nothing like PMS, when I get PMS I only cramp a day or two before period, this was sooner & more painful. I normally poop more this was less. My boobs normally get bigger, they barely changed at all. My appetite usually increases this was down from feeling sick to stomach. So I guess you can get a lot of symptoms right away so don't let anyone tell you your crazy.

I am waitning

I am waiting for my bfp. I have all they sypmtoms and i do not get all of them for my AF. I get crampy and moody occasionally. I don't get nauseus,or get week long headaches,or get sensitive to smells,or have to pee a lot and big note I don't miss my periods.

This began when my hubbs and I decided to TTC I had been on the pill for 7.5 years I figured it would take months. I know on or off the pill I run like clock work with maybe a day or two discrepancy not a week or more. I know that when I stop taking bcp I get AF with in 3 days. I thought it was coming due to the back ache that's how mine usually start. I usually have very little or no tenderness in the chest area and I don't get pains in v area. my last cycle started on the 26th and going off a regular 28 day cycle wich I do no matter what I am about a week late no AF cm was thick and now it's thing and I am facilitating the bathroom quite often to relieve my bladder I find myself with a super wet mouth and i can't eat certain food that never bothered me or that i really like with out feeling like I am going to throw up. Nausea in waves usually if I wake up really hungery and we are talking someone that doesn't do breakfast before coffee or 9am. I usually drink 3 cups of coffee and cant drink more than 1.5 without feeling sick that's after eating even. I am a posa  so of course I have already taken 4HPT so I have the dates of conception down to 7/3-7/8 and I have already hit temp spikes and dips and I always feel hot.

I have never had it happen the first try. I have two this will be my third but my first with my hubby. My ex and I had to try for 4 months before there was success. does he have wonder sperm or was it just a fluke.

confused! help please!

Ok so hve pcos. Currently hve no cycle. Started on norithesterone today 4 2nd cycle. Usually 5-7 days b4 AF rears her ugly head. Clomid days 2-6. W8 until day 35. W8 4 BFP or norithesterone & clomid again. How do i know what days i ovulate? All over the place. Emotional wreck & @34 this is my last chance! Advice please!!! Xxxx

Needing Support Badly :(

Last 7/2 on my CD15, my AF came. My RE said that sometimes, this happened and that this was really nothing to be concerned about. But to regulate my cycle and ensure that I would be on schedule for my August ET, my RE put me on a progesterone-only BCP. I started taking them from 7/4 and started the 20 units Lupron from 7/23.

On 7/22, however, I inadvertently put my BCP in my checked-in luggage and thus, was not able to take it. My clinic instructed me to take 2 pills on 7/23. On 7/24, my AF came. My clinic said that it could be due to me missing a pill. So again, they told me to take 2 pills on 7/24 and 7/25 and to continue taking the Lupron shot. The Clinician that I talked to said that I might just be having breakthrough bleeding which she said was usual for taking BCP.

I continue to bleed, though, and heavier today. The clinic then told me to go back to one pill a day until 7/29.

I will have my baseline check on 7/31. I am hoping that the Lupron will do its work, i.e., that it will suppress my ovaries and that the early AF won't affect the schedule. 

Has anyone been on this situation? I really need some support. :(


Going INSANE!!

So I am on CD 39 now, 10 days late for AF, getting BFN on all of the 20+ tests Ive taken (yes I am a POAS addict!)....I have had the worst headache for the past 3 days that will NOT go away. My BBS are full and heavy, I am peeing all the time, and nauseated throughout the day, more so if I haven't eaten. I am beyond emotional and b**chy!!! MY POOR HUSBAND!! LOL ....Luckily he understands what I am going through , but having us both stressed out about this at the same time is driving us both completely nuts!!! I have a appointment with OB for next Tuesday , so hopefully I will have some answers soon!!! I am so tempted to buy more tests and keep peeing but I am tired of the BFN letdown. Anyone else going through or have gone through this??? Please give me some sort of hope!

Wish me luck

So today is my day I am supposed to have a period today. About to go buy some tests. Wish me luck!! <3

About me

Hi everyone. Just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Whitley Kennedy. Im 20. Im from Georgia moving to Nebraska soon. My husband and I are military. Im in college for Criminal Administration. We lost one baby in October of 2012 and we have been ttc for two months now. Last month i swore i was pregnant but then AF came :/ So far im 7 days DPO and having a few symptoms fatigue, irritability, hunger, watery cm and slight cramping after i eat. Feel free to share your thoughts and success stories! 

The 'two week wait' that seems to be getting longer again..

Well, I thought I would return for a little update on my journey..

It has now been 7 loooong cycles, and I am starting to get past that anxious and worried and stressed out stage, thankfully heading into the 'what will be, will be' stage. I do believe that although the longing that us TTC'ers feel once we have made our decision to start 'trying' never goes away, (and more than often not, rears its head with an ugly vengeance), it does fade to a controllable level. I began with the easy going approach to TTC, went deep into the phase of obsession and POAS addiction, and have now come full circle again and decided that it will happen when my body is ready.

This little revelation has lifted me emotionally even though I do still feel down at times - especially at the announcement of other BFP's of those close to me.

You may remember my last blog was an update on the results of our Dr's appointment to discuss my fertility testing (which all came back normal), she had informed me that she wanted to refer us to the fertility specialist in our area but that this could only happen once my hubby had done a SA. Unfortunately, part due to his job restraints and part due to a bit of performance anxiety - he has been unable to do this. So I have been permanently stuck in limbo for the last month, unsure of where this road would lead to and feeling rather hopeless.

Since that time, I think I have experienced a 30 day cycle!!! I had some spotting and very light menses on the 19th June and this July I began a light to medium bleed on the 19th July! I do not want to get my hopes up, but am now feeling very positive that my body is trying to right itself after the affects of BCP for so many years. I was temping for all of last month (my first time) but FF didn't give me any indication of ovulation, so I am completely unsure whether I actually did or not. But progress is progress, isn't it??

So now, as you can imagine, I am patiently awaiting the estimated fertile time as I am currently on CD7 and trying my best to stay neutral and not put too much pressure on myself just incase I don't get a 30 day cycle this month!

But here's to hope!!

I have also decided that temping isn't for me as it leaves me feeling stressed and constantly second guessing my body. This month I experienced PMS symptoms which I have never ever felt before. I usually have medium cramps on day 1 & 2 of my AF and apart from that - nada. This cycle I experienced very tender BBs and sore nips (even when rubbing on my clothing) for around 7 days before AF. I developed fairly severe backache in my kidney areas and this lasted for an entire day before AF, I also experienced mild cramping the day before and throughout AF - Mighty odd! Unfortunately, I was all geared up thinking I was possibly pregnant with all these ragingly different symptoms, but I guess they were just new PMS symptoms because I was having a natural cycle instead of pill withdrawel. This is why I feel like it is more important to get to know your body, because ultimately, it's the part of you that controls this frustrating journey from beginning to end.

I will continue to take pre-natals and agnus castus (which I feel may deserve the credit for my returning cycles).

I will update with any news this 'cycle' as and when it happens.

Much love and baby dust to all xxxx

The worst perfect timing

Hi Ladies,

AF was supposed to show 7/14. 5 days later I was seriously hopeful that I could be PG. I usually start on the same day every month but this month I new I would be a little late because I was doing an organized bike ride for 200 miles that weekend. However, 5 days seemed pretty excessive. We were camping in Yellowstone and preparing the next day to start a 3 day backpacking trip up the Grand Tetons and guess who decides to show - AF. I immediately burst into tears - thankfully hubby was there to hold me. Not only did my hopes get raised that I might actually be PG but I also knew I had a very difficult day of hiking ahead of me with a 40lb backpack. Did I also mention that it was only 5 days prior that I rode my bike 200 miles in 2 days?! I cried that morning and for the first few miles on the trail. DH was amazing - very patient, allowing me to stop and cry on his shirt as many times as I needed. Soon enough I was able to dry the tears and enjoy God's beautiful creation.

I was really taken past my physical and emotional limits that weekend. I am so thankful that I never have to lean on my own strength in life. God is always there to make up for my weaknesses. It was a beautiful hike and gave me a great perspective in this infertility journey. God is not finished showing me that through Him alone I can do all things and nothing is impossible for Him.

My hope is in the Lord! Thank you for reading this. It gives me comfort just being able to write about my experiences with women who understand.