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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!

Advice Desperately Needed

I need you advice desperately. I've been really cramping about the last three days or so. But it's not normal cramping. It's the cross between having bad gas issues and not being able to poop (sorry tmi) and like a running pain but in my lower abdomen. Should I medically be concerned or could it be from implantation?  I started my period July 6, ovulated somewhere between the 12-16, and have 28 day cycles. I've never had these before and I'm a little concerned. It's almost like a bloated cramp 0. Any advice would be really helpful.... Thanks

grow follies grow!!

helloooo!!

Since my last post i went to my RE's office for my first u/s and b/w while on my stim meds. They took my blood first to check my estradiol and then i went in for an ultrasound. the nurse said my lining looked good - i have 8 in my left ovary ranging in size smallest one is 6.64mm and my biggest one is 8.79 and in my right ovary i have 7 smalles one is 5.64mm and my biggest one is 9.22mm. That was my day 5 u/s

They scheduled me for another u/s b/w appointment tomorrow! Tomorrow will be my day 8 on stims so im excited to see how much they've grown since Saturday! I'm hoping they grow at the rate my RE expects them to! I also received the results for my estradiol and it was at 151. Im considering this a good thing since i read somewhere that it should be between 150-500 on day 8 of stims so we'll see how much it went up tomorrow. The Dr. also told me to stop taking Lupron so Saturday was my last dose of Lupron.

i just hope everything goes well tomorrow and continues to go as it has been.

as far as for how i've been feeling - ive been feeling a lil bloated and gassy, kind of how i feel when im going to get AF so its not too bad. I am not in any pain or feeling uncomfortable so im happy about that. I don't think ive been moodier or angry or extra emotional lately, which is a good thing the hubby and i have a safe word in case I get a lil out of hand haha and we haven't had to use it so i think that's a good sign!

In the boards I'm in for other July IVFers i've been seeing a lot of BFP which makes me soo happy and hopeful for my cycle. We've been so blessed to get this far and doing this procedure I just hope it keeps continuing this way - bc i know the hardest part is going to be after the ER and we have to wait and see if my follies fertilized!! I will be so anxious!

well thats all for now. best of luck to whoever is also going through IVF

* sticky vibes *

until next time ... xoxo

6 days late, BFN's :(

I am getting so anxious to get a BFP or AF!!! I have all the symptoms of being pregnant, and I am never this late! I am on CD 35!!! Please share your late BFP stories with me to help ease my mind!

Exercise and weight during 2ww

Before my first, I weighed 120 lbs and now I'm a whopping 160lbs. As I've been ttc, I've been watching what I eat and trying to lose some before I actually become pregnant. If I were to get pregnant at this weight, would it be unhealthy? If I do, I don't want to reach 200 so I'm guessing I need to lose at least 10 more pounds before getting pregnant, right? I just want to be healthy for the baby. Is it ok to try to lose weight during the 2ww? I'm 5'4 by the way

TTC with 'calm'

So, I have been browsing tis site for quite some time and thought I would share abit about my journey.

I am 36 and have been married to my husband for almost four years. He has a beautiful 12 yr. old DD and I have 3 boys and I dd from a previous 10 year relationship. Their ages range from 9-16 years. When my DH and i got married we chose not to have kids, both students, traveling, starting a farm and just being in absolute love- besides btwn the two of us we have 5 kids already. However in Dec of 2013 on our trip to a conference in Florida, we had a nudge to have a baby. Okay, no worries, BDing is fun! We had been using the rythm method and abstaining on O days. I got pg in March but had a m/c around April the 6 at 5-6 wks.

We waited for my cycle to return which did later that month. Then again on May 29 and once again on June 27th. My cycles are and have always been very regular at 29 days. No cramping or PMS, lasting about 6 days. I have always been very in tune with my body, watching my cm to know when I am at my most fertile. However, since my m/c I have become a bit of a nut. Stalking ttc sites and looking for any signs of early perganancy and so forth. With my other 4 children, I sneezed and became prego. The moment I stopped BFing one, whammo another to arrive. My pregnancies were easy and my births were naturally and at home.My lifestyle was different, I was primarily a vegetarian, no alcohol, smoking or caffein. I live in Oregon now so my coffee consumption was way above the rest of the countries standards, I only ate once a day and am constantly on the go. Since my m/c, I have taken measures to change these habbits. Down to 2 cups of coffee instead of 9(throughout the day) eat more and take a prenatal. I am in the 2ww window now. Due to exhaustion, my dh and I missed a day or two during my fertile phase but definately got some BDing in during the window of opportunity. BD on July 8, 9, 10 and 14. According to different websites I O'd on either the 12 or the 14th.

July 10th, sharp ovarian pains on right side, different side from last month. Since m/c CM is there but not as exteme as it used to be.

7/11-14 sore npp.

7/16- 19 lower abdominal cramping. sore npp gone. Breaking out a bit on my chest and face, but its summer.

7/20 started having to pee all the time, but I think I do anyway:)

7/21 (today) feeling calm with whatever happens this month, esp. since AF is not due till the 26th. So, patience is the key. Few abdominal twinges.

I have been gassy and bloated for a week now, a bit odd maybe it is my system regulating itself to the new routine of blended shakes and constant snacking and vitamins, but whatever.

Its funny or maybe not;) But in previous pregnancies I had almost no symptoms, quite the same with my cycles but now I make mental notes of every twinge or oddity that is slight. I suppose this blog thing is more a catharsis for me to ramble to the unknown rather than keeping iit a primary focus of every moment. I intend to be in the now moment at every moment, but then there are the moments when my mind wanders and i wind up searching for clues or writing this tid bit. I quess this is my personal journey journal to clear the clutter. 

 

is this my period

I have this brown discharge since  July 18 -21 no red blood. my period  tracker showsone day late becus im unsure about couting brown as day 1 period. please help. expected date was 20th for blood. please help what is this

Going insane

A very long story short....I found out I was pregnant January 9 when we weren't really trying so we could go on our actual honeymoon (we were married last year and had to cancel our honeymoon to Tahiti/Bora Bora due to my husband getting a new job) but we found out we were preggers. But we were still ecstatic! However, end of February we miscarried...devasting. Now ever since we have been TTC. Last month I started OPKs but obviously nothing but I was only doing it around when I 'should' ovulate.  This month I started it a few days after my period ended and what do you know it said I was ovulating.  Now here is the line up of events tho...

 

July 10 period ended

July 11 we did the deed

July 12-14 I was out of town

July 15 OPK with two lines same density did the deed

July 16 same as 15

July 17 same

July 18 same

July 19 same

July 20 OPK was different...the test line was lighter than the control line so I assumed I was done ovulating. But was having MAJOR cramping and just felt funny all day and the night before.

July 21 this morning....I did an OPK just to make sure and complete opposite. The test line was EXTREMELY dark and the control line was extremely light.

 

So my questions are....when did I ovulate? And could I potentially be pregant? Since I miscarried and we have been TTC it's been awful waiting the two weeks from ovulating until I get my period. And I've been driving everyone around me crazy so I've hushed up quite a bit and kept it to myself. My cousin did mention to me a few weeks ago that it's possible I could ovulate much sooner since I miscarried and stated she did.  Any advice or answers would be much appreciated!

 

Feeling Pregnant!!

Hello ladies!! I am a TWW stalker lol,but I think I might be pregnant yeah me and I'm so happy to be posting!!! I do believe I am 14 dpo. On July 20 which was 13 dpo at 345p started what I thought was AF it was red with watery cm yellow cm(and no I do not have an infection) it lasted to about 10p and now it's July 21 and I have the worst case of diarrhea sorry TMI. AF is suppose to start on 14dpo. Also been having these weird gurgling sounds come from my uterus for  about 2-3 night's. We did BD 1&2 days before ovulation. What do y'all think?

Impatient, questions, new

Hi ladies! I am new to the community and just have some questions... Here's some background info: I have endometriosis and ovarian cysts (multiple small cysts on both). My two year anniversary with DH is coming up and since we found out about my lady issues and how they may affect fertility (about six months after our wedding) we've been "not trying but not preventing." In 18 months I have not gotten pregnant so I decided to start tracking ovulation and "really start trying." I'm already impatient since I kind of expected it to happen already since I'm young (23 in August) and healthy. Anyways, this is the first cycle I have done so... My O-day was the 18th and we had sex on the 15th, 16th, and 18th. How soon should I start noting any symptoms or take a test? Also, I've had diarrhea the past two mornings and some cramping today... Is that good? Any help and advice would be greatly appreciated (: thanks!!!

Not sure what to think

Hello. I'm NTNP but I am taking prenatals, and using ovulation/period tracking apps. I'm not charting because I want to see if me hubby can just do it naturally without doing anything extra. The thing Im confused about is on the the ovulation app, it says my fertile/ovulation period would possibly be between 7/15 thru 7/23 but I used and opk that detected a surge on 7/16 but nothing detected on the 7/17, and on the app it changed the fertile/ovulation days to 7/12 thru 7/17. Why did the app change my fertile days? I'm still learning the ttc process, so please bare with me. I bd on the 7/14, 7/15, 7/16, 7/17. I hope it's my month, if not on to the next but probably start charting and temping. Any advice or suggestions are welcomed!!! Thanks.

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