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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!

My TWW Symptom Tracker

Thought I would keep a note of my symptoms on here whilst I am in my 2 week wait. Feel free to add your own and we can see how they match up!


Positive OPK Sunday 14th.

Monday 15th (Day before O) - cramps right and left sides, also in middle, stabby/pinching feeling in left side.

FF CROSSHAIRS on CD17 (Tuesday 16th July) - dull throbbing ache in left side, slight cramps in middle. 36.28c.

DPO 1 - cramps on both sides and in middle again. Late evening tender BB's. Temp rise. 36.42c.

DPO 2 - Awful night trying to get comfy because of the heat here at the moment so feel knackered already and its only 9am! Cramps and tender BB's so far. Phew! BD'd late evening.

2pm getting some pinching feelings in left side. Still got cramps. Temp rise. 36.57c.

DPO 3 - Another hot night, but slept better, only woke up twice! Sharp pain in hips, and still crampy more on left side. Bb's still tender, also blue veins showing up now, but this could be because of the heat here! Slight temp drop but still above cover line according to FF. 36.48c.

DPO 4 - So this morning still slightly tender BB's at the sides, and blue veins still showing a little. Cramps light and achy in left side with the odd surge of like a prodding feeling. Twinge in right side once so far. Left hip just aches today too. Temp rise. 36.60c.

DPO 5 - Tender BB's and cramps on left side and middle still. Veins not as noticeable this morning. Temp rise. 36.68c.

DPO 6Symptoms seem to be dulling down, though still having dull cramps, and BB's not quite so tender, but still veins showing. Temp dropped. 36.48c.

DPO 7 - So today, just had a massive surge of pain which feels a lot like AF smack bang in the middle. BB's not tender or veins showing. Temp dropped. 36.47c.

Update: So afternoon here, and cramps returned, with some weird pulsating going on. Also gassy.... and just got a really dry stomach and it's itching! WTH! I never get dry skin.

DPO 8 - So far this morning, have had a strange, full-like feeling, as well as a gurgling noise down below. Sharp pain in right side, strong cramp in left and middle. Cramps settled now and just a dull ache. BB's not tender but veins still showing.

Temp rise! 36.57c. :D  


DPO 9 - Sharp cramp on right and light cramping on left. BB's still veiny. Vivid dream last night about having 3 kids which is really unusual for me! 

Temp drop. 36.47c.


DPO 10 - Last night was uncomfortable. Before I fell asleep I had to pee 4 times in an hour, and had some brown discharge on 2 of the trips when I wiped. Had a feeling after of being jabbed with a needle on my left side and still have light cramps there.

Twice had pink discharge this afternoon. Most symptoms have gone now, just a little cramping.

Temp drop. 36.41c (cover line)

HPT - not sure but will put it as a BFN even though I see something (probably evap).

DPO 11 - AF has shown this morning. So according to FF, this cycle was 27 days with a 10 day LP. Onto round 3! Temp drop. 36.40c.



BabyDust BabyDust Baby Dust(:

I honestly have been trying not to stress in this cycle but seeing alot of people's story's especially the BFP stories give me hope .. I recently found this site and Im completely in love with it LOL im in my 2ww so **fingers crossed** AF doesn't come at all ((: but wishing everyone the best in their ttc journey sending lots of BabyDust your way :] 

Really confused, i need help :(

i am currently on the mini pill, but about 2 weeks ago i missed about 5 days worth of pills and i had unprotected sex with my boyfriend. since about a week ago i have start to feel werid and different.

a week ago, i started to feel sick and dizzy and getting headaches, i started to feel bloated as well.

about 3/4 days ago my breasts and nipples have become really sore, and they are really sensitive to touch and uncomfortable. i have also started to feel really tired, im struggling to sleep at night, and im napping during the day. i have also been more gassy than normal and been have diarreha and going to the toilet more. 

due to being on the mini pill i dont have periods so i dont know when i ovulate or when my cycle begins or ends. i done a pregnancy test about 2 days ago and it was negative, but i confused about if i could be, if anyone has any advice i would be really grateful.


Need help! Late period!

Hi all,

I need some help!  I came off the pill in May and AF came in June 14 for 4 days as usual, it was my first natural AF off of the pill, I am pretty sure I 0'd, I didn't temp or use an OPK as we are really are planning to start trying until my next cycle, but I did have most symptomsoffit ovulation.  AF was due to arrive this past Sunday and is not here!!!  I took and HPT tonight just in case we got pregnant last month and got a BFN :( even though we weren't trying I was pretty disappointed!

My question I guess is, is it normal for my cycle to be off and not regular where I have only been off the pill since mid may?  I am concerned that it will be hard to track and cause issues when TTC!

help!!  Any advice?

6 Months TTC after a MC

Hi everyone,

I am new to this site, me & dh have been desperately ttc, I got pregnant in December of 2012 which was our first month ttc, sadly it ended in a mc January 31st, 2013. We have been ttc since then, it's been 6 months & bfn's every month, I'm going crazy, It's seems like everyone around me is pregnant except me :( I'm trying to stay positive but it's hard. Anyone with a similar story?

New TTC - any advice welcome!

Hi all,

I have been following these blogs for quite some time and finally decided to join!

Here's my story:

I stopped bc at the end of April so DH and I have only been trying to conceive a few months - and I must say I'm already driving myself crazy. I never knew TTC would be this difficult. I am not tempting or anything, but do track my cycles and ovulation using OPKs. My husband is still a little iffy about having a child so I can't really talk to him about all of this emotional stress. He did agree to stop bc pills and is ok if it happens, he just doesn't want ppl to know we're "trying" just yet.  

So this cycle, AF was on June 25, took an OPK on July 8 (CD 14) and got a faint positive. BD on July 9. Took another OPK on July 10 and it was a for sure positive (test line darker than control). I'm wondering though, because I had the most ovulation symptoms on the July 8 (thick CM, bad headaches, bloating etc.) so I'm not sure if I might have O'd either on that day or the 9th when we BD'd. What do y'all think are the chances since we only BD'd that one time? I've heard of ppl catching the Lh surge on the way up and the way down so idk. Oh and my last cycle was 26 days, if that helps.

Any advice would be appreciated! I truly admire all off you who have been TTC for years but at the same time, hope and pray it doesn't take that long for us! Thanks and keep posting!

New to the community

Hello ladies,

I am new to the blog community. My doctor recommended I look for a blogging community to write some of my emotions and feelings out about this waiting period. so here it goes. I would love some feedback cause the last two websites I tried I had no feedback.


My name is Melissa. I am 24 years old. Married. Active duty military. I have been diagnosed with PCOS, and am trying to fit my life into the difficulties its brought on. My husband is stationed in Guam, and currently home on leave. Before he left and for the last year and 5 months we have been TCC and have had no luck. While we were seperated for 4 months I started metformin, and started excercising more. My periods still aren't coming normal and its so hard to figure out when I ovulate if I even do. Well for 9 days now we have been having sex. The first meeting was like 3 times because we were excited and hadn't been with each other for a while, but since then every other day we have been having unprotected sex to make a baby.


Out of curiosity do you think that going that long without having sex, and then having it increases your chances or decreases?


Anyways, its going on 9 days since the initial sex, and multiple meetings since. I would kill for prayers. I want this more than anything in the entire world. The crazy thing is I really in all honesty feel different. I'm so tired last two days and have these little cramps just randomly fluttering in my ovaries. Of course it could be my actual cysts I have in there but. I would love to think that I am pregnant. It would be the best thing to happen to me in a long time.

I know eventually I am going to have to take clomid and all this other not so fun medication to make it work. But wouldn't it be perfect if God answered my prayers while my husband was home and we concieved a beautiful baby boy or girl.

I look forward to helping talk about this exciting time with all of you. Thank you.



TWW Wait Buddy? Suspected O'd 7/9

Good morning all! I'm new to the whole TTC thing. This TWW is killing me:-) I feel like I have symptoms, today makes me 7DPO +/-1. Anyone in the same boat? I'm so glad that I found this site and I look forward to chatting with you all:-)


****BABY DUST*****

I want this so bad!

Ok, so I keep up with EVERYTHING on my ovuview app on my android. From my period, sex, breast tenderness down to headaches and mucus. Been doing this for 18 months now. 

Husband and I have been trying to get pg for nearly 3 years now almost. And always nothing. He works pipeline and don't see each other a lot. We've kinda given up 6 months back. Well 3 weeks ago he was laid off and come home. SEX TIME! With his schedule im lucky to get it 3 times a month, unless i travel outta state to see him. Today I went back into my ovuview and read my chart. 

June: 7 and 15 Sex (family week vacation for a week)

June: 23 to 27 sore breast (as usual w each period coming up)

June: 25, 26, 27 Sex

June: 28 spotting started 

June: 29 to 30 full period as normal, but 1 to 2 days shorter.

July: 1 Spotted very little & period over. 

July: 2, 4, 5, 6 Sex 

July: 8 breast tenderness started NEVER after AF ( hmm this isn't usual for me, o well maybe I lifted something heavy & muscles sore ) 

July: 9 Sex & Breast still sore ( Ewe white thick discharge my husband notices during sex. He said he's never seen that during sex before w me.) We questioned what it could be and went on bout our day. I had no itching or burning before or after.

July: 10 Still discharging & Breast hurt me more than ever before. But now on n off light cramps are setting in. (WTH? It's not close to my period.) 

July: 12 Breast still hurt, feel heavy, and now sleeping in bra to keep from them hurting so bad at night. 

July: 14 Sex and AGAIN discharge. I'm getting embarrassed now. ALSO blue veins have appeared. They run all around my breast, behind nipple I see them, and running half way up towards my collar bones before they disappear. Very visible early morning and late night. 

Other "pregnancy" symptoms that hv started in last few days: HUNGER, dull headache in back of head behind ears, low back pain keeping me tossing around in bed, can't get enough sleep, emotional (crying spells), Coffee smells bad (3 days wo it now) i think about it through day and want it but cant handle drinking it. Having crazyyyyyy dreams! Even accused hubby of wanting other pretty women (not me at all to accuse him) I'm getting jealous >:( ... 

My breast are the main factor in feeling like I'm pregnant. They have small to large soft lumps throughout them now. I know what a pregnancy feels like. I have 2 teens and had 2 miscarriages. Last miscarriage was 3 yrs ago. I'm now 34 and wondering if this could all be my harmonies since I'm getting older. 

For heavens sake tho, I cried yesterday cuz McDonald's forgot to put cheese on my biscuit. 

I'm 12 days from AF showing up again. Took 2 hpt and a bfn :(. I know it's early, but would all these symptoms be here this soon? Or was my periods that short for a reason? Plus today is first day to vomit. My pb&j for lunch come right up. Afterwards felt better. No more sickness.

I inserted a photo to show how may breast have changed. Not nude. Is this normal w hormonal issues if I'm not pG? Wish you could see how my stomach has blows up. I look 4 months pg. it's been 90-95 degrees here and I been wearing a hoodie to town to cover my belly. I feel humiliated. 

Sorry so long, but wanted all the facts strait...... Ivy

Actual symptoms or all in my head


I'm 9dpo and I'm having crazy symptoms since I was 7dpo. Is that possible? I've been pregnant in the past and I've never had symptoms this early! Here are my symptoms: achy bbs especially nipples, full achy feeling in uterus, even when I walk it feels sensitive. I'm also cramping a lot even though today it's a bit better. Heartburn (never suffer from this). Quesy/weak feeling in stomach and a bit of a headache. Sorry I know it's long. So is there a possibility that I'm feing symptoms so early or is it pms or all in my head? Tested yesterday night at 8dpo and got a BFN :-/