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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!

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.

Anyone else get a late BFP?! Becoming impatient

I swear I am pregnant! I have all the symptoms! Lots of mid cycle CM and Spotting , nausea, gassy , headaches, tired, cramps, back aches, sore stomach, I am peeing non stop , my boobs are so full and heavy that even DH noticed last night. I am 3 days late for AF and I got a BFN this am :( Also my temp yesterday was 98.34 and today it was 99.03 so they are high! Please share your difficult wait and or late BFP stories to help ease my mind!


16JUN13: Took provera

25JUN13: Started period

25JUN13-01JUL13: Had period

01JUL13: Ended period

08JUL13: Sex - Initial sex First time in over three months (Seperated from husband at this time due to active duty military orders)

09JUL13: Sex - Faint positive line on Ovulation Strip

10JUL13: Sex

11JUL13: Small unusual cramps

12JUL13: Sex

14JUL13: Sex Tired beyond belief

15JUL13: Sex; sharp small cramps (right side of abdomen)

16JUL13: Sex Tired (and I'm normally insomniac)

17JUL13: Slept all day. No inititive for sex. Gained weight. Full feeling. Hot flashes. small cramps

18JUL13: Dull aching headache all day.

19JUL13: Full bloated feeling this morning. Tired. Slept through two alarms.


Any ideas if I am heading in a postive pregnancy test direction??


is this it??

hi everyone. me and my partner of ten years are currently trying to conceive baby number three. this is the second month. Iam 8dpo and have been having lots of symptoms. horrendously sore boobs that are just getting worse since a day or two after ovulation, full feeling, cramps and sharp pain to right side of uterus. lots of wind! white looking CM, and dont know if this means anything as i only checked a couple of times, my cervix is so high i cant feel it. 

i did an internet test strip today and got a faint line. very faint but pink and noticeble. is this a positive do you think? keeping fingers toes and eyes crossed! :-)


BFN at 12DPO-I need encouragement!

Has anyone tested at 12DPO and had a BFN but turned out to be preggers? I tested this morning and am so so sad. I need Help!



Shaouls stop taking Preg TEST

Hi ladies I'm trying to conceive so  I purchased the clear blue opk and tested on 7/4-7/8 I got 3 flashing smiley faces 4th-6th and 7th i got a non blinking smiley face . My period started on 6/22-6/27 not sure of my cycle length though. I had intercourse on days june28, 29,  july1,2,4-8,10,13. I dont know when i ovulated. so my question is it very possible that i may not be prego since i tested  negative on first response test? Or what should I do ngoing fwd. and what does bd mean and af mean?


hello hello!!

so i had my first u/s and b/w appt on Monday, and everything looked good. Procedure was the usual showed up they took my blood then went in for an u/s the Nurse said that uterus looked good, and the follicles were the size they needed to be. lupron did what it was supposed to do! so happy me! i was then to wait until i heard through my portal about further instructions.

so my drs office will text me when i have a new message or new instructions on my portal so you know i was constantly checking my phone to see if i received anything!! finally after lunch i got the text and i immediately stopped what i was doing and logged into my portal. Instructions were that my DR gave me the okay to start my stim meds on Tuesday, 7/16, and to take my lupron in the morning instead of at night. so excited because this is just one more step down this what seems to be looooong process!

so i took my final 10 nightly units of Lupron on Monday and tuesday morning took my 5 morning units of Lupron. Yesterday was also my dads birthday so we asked that they come over to our place since this was going to be the first time doing the stim meds and i knew we were going to need to focus! so they did! so the hubby and i watched the online how to videos to make sure we did everthing right. we did the menopur first - thank goodness too! - turns out that one reaaaalllly hurt! i was not expecting it at all since my lupron shot was pretty easy. so from now on ill continue doing the menopur first since it makes the follistim seem like a piece of cake after  that! My thigh feels a little sore today which is the only side effect i can say is deff because of the stim meds.

i have my first u/s and b/w appt while on stims on Saturday. Excited to see what the progress is like since Monday's u/s. keeping my fingers crossed everything continues to go as planned :)

hoping tonight isnt too tough! but ill endure some pain for a short period of time in order to have our baby at the end of all of this!

Until next time xoxo ...

TTC and not quite sure if I'm going about it the right way!

Good morning all! Hope all is well. I found this website and have absolutely fallen in love with it. I love all the support shown here and its very reassuring to see some many stories about TTC and the struggles that go along with the process.

I'm 29 and an Active Duty Service Member. DH is 27. We have a 5 y/o daughter and decided that she needed to have a sibling. I had my Mirena removed in Feb after having it for 5 years. My cycles immediately regulated. I began using to track my cycles. I've never used an OPK and used the online ovulation predictor for the last 2 cycles. The demands of my career prevent me from being able to chart CM, BBT and other things regularly. Also, I spend a lot of time away from home so we don't get to BD a lot.

The ovulation calculator predicted O day to be on July 9th, which would make me 8 DPO +/-1. The hubby and I BD the 7th, 8th and 9th. I've had some symptoms but can't really recall the ones I experienced with my daughter. My boobs have been sore to touch, I'm having frequent trips to the bathrooms (even in the middle of the night which in unusual for me), I also have had some cramping but the most unusual thing seems to be diarrhea/way more frequent bowel movements. It's like I can't ingest anything without having to go the bathroom within 10 mins. It's not severe to the point that I'm becoming dehydrated, but it’s very odd. I don't have any symptoms of having a cold or flu. I've been very thirty and hungrier than usual as well. I'm so confused right now! None of these are typical symptoms before AF.

I'm hoping to get that BFP sometime soon. I'm thinking of testing Sunday. Any advice or input is greatly appreciated. *******LOTS OF BABY DUST********

AF day late, BFN, Out of the game?

Hi ladies,

I have been TTC for 7 months now. I've had chronic spotting. Went to DR to have ultrasound and confirmed that I was about to ovulate. I am guessing ovulation took place July 1st based on OPK and U/S. I am now 15 DPO and still getting BFN with FRER. My temps have been high. Could I still be pregnant? Has anyone had a BFN day after missed period and then a BFP? 

Thanks in advance for all your advice :)