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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!

Our TTC Journey

I'm Whitney and my Wife's name is Ashley. We are in the beginning stages of ttc. We've seen an RE done loads of tests already. Lol my wife will be carrying this time around. Ashley is currently on progesterone to kick start her period so she can have the hsg done and we can start the iui process. :-) she will be taking Clomid and Ovidrel because she doesn't ovulate on her own. I had no idea about all the things that went into this!!! We still haven't even picked a donor and that's the most important part!! All we know for sure is that we want an African American donor. We want our baby to be a reflection of us.  We will be starting acupuncture tomorrow for fertility. I'm super pumped about it. I will right a blog tomorrow telling all of you about our experience. :-) If you have any questionsfeel free to comment OR just comment to introduce yourself. Until tomorrow, loads and loads of baby dust!!! :-)

First month ttc :)

My husband and I are actually trying this month. I'm not going to use opks just yet. So far, just have been bd'ing every other day. Any advice ladies?

must not stress out...

I swear I would go crazy without this website! So, I am at CD9 and was getting minor cramping followed by some light pink spotting. I only noticed one time when I wiped at about 3:00PM. When I got home from work at about 4:30PM I took an ovulation test, even though OV isn't due for another 3-5 days and my temp chart didn't indicate that I should have ovulated. I also took a pregnancy test, just because I bought a bunch online and I figured what the heck, but I definitely KNEW it was going to be negative. Both were negative. I am trying not to stress out this month and my husband and I are already doing a much better job at just being together and enjoying the process instead of, "We have to go it NOW!" I have read some about spotting right before/during ovulation but I think this is too early. I haven't had any spotting since going off the pill and I was just wondering if anyone else has ever experienced light spotting almost dead center between AF and OV and what it could mean? I totally understand that it could just be cause by hormonal fluctuations and could actually be nothing, but I am just curious about others' experiences. Please share if you have had a similar story.

Thanks! Very sticky baby dust to all!!! <3

HELP!!! COULD I BE PREGNANT???

July 27- went to the E.R. with bright red spotting because the previous week I got a BFP. The doctor said I was NOT pregnant and treated me for a UTI.

August 2- Had unprotected intercourse.

August 8(6DPO)- Very light pink spotting after intercourse! Like maybe 3 drops of blood on tp.

August 9(7DPO)- Went to the doctor and had blood test done. My hcg levels were at 2!

Could the light pink spotting be implantation? If so, could I be pregnant???

disappointed:(

Hi,

This is my first month of TTC,we did BD before O day on and after O day.I put pillow under my back for 30 mins.I took robutussin twice a day near to O day to increase EWCM.it helped also.I'm in tww now.feels like very long.I was working before but it was so hectic and I used to get tired so I decided to take some break from job and stay at home, so me and hubby will get some time together I will be energetic and happy for BD.so now since I'm at home this whole tww is stressing me out.I was feeling some cramps,little headaches,tiredness,tender boobs.I'm at 12dpo today.since yesterday my cramps have stopped.im not able to sleep properly in the last two nights.after O day I was checking my cervix everyday it was high soft and closed.all the signs were promising and I was kinda happy.but today morning when I checked my cervix was little low firm closed.cramps have also stopped.I did not with those internet brand ones but its negative.does it mean AF gonna come?? I still have 4 days for AF to arrive.don't know what to do,very disappointed and sad.:(

Is this a bad sign?

My temp sky rocketed 2 days ago and now is down again.. However I have no idea how to draw my coverline. Anyone have any clue how to do that? 

Any help would be greatly appreciated. AF is due in 2 days. Still getting a BFN. I am 12dpo today. I know that implantation could occur between day 6-12 after conception. So idk! I keep reading all these stories about how these women get BFN until DAYS after being late and that is the only string of hope I can still hold on to.. although I am pretty sure I am out this month again :( 

ugh

Stress, TTC, and Self-Sabotage

Now that I've been off the pill for 6 months, and we're on our third month of actively TTC, I have been starting to worry that something could be going on that's preventing us from getting pregnant. Today I saw my doctor for labwork and a much needed Q & A session.

I guess it's both frustrating and reassuring to be told that there doesn't seem to be anything wrong with me. My cycles seems regular, the doc believes I am ovulating (bloodwork should confirm), I don't show any signs of PCOS or Endo. The doctor once again reiterated how young I am (27) and that I have plenty of time and shouldn't be worrying like this. Based on all the questions I was asking, she told me that I know way too much about TTC/infertility and need to stop reading, lol. She herself has three kids and said the one baby she actively tried for took two years, while the other two were conceived in just a few months. Our conversation emphasized her belief in mind over matter and that people can worry themselves into infertility. She said I have to "not care" about getting pregnant, and it will happen.

On one hand, I understand and agree with this advice. Refelecting on my life right now, I am a huge ball of stress and worry. There is so much going on with work, DH's work, moving, a commute from hell, insomnia, and now the stress of TTC. Is all of this really hindering our chances? I guess it makes sense that it could. I feel like life has been put on hold during this whole process--like I can't really enjoy myself the way I did before; because I have this cloud of feared infertility hanging over my head. I want to be able to let some of this go and just live my life again. But how do I just shut everything off and "not care?"

CD 13 ~ Positively Positive OPK :D

This morning I finally got my positive OPK :D. I also managed to temp this morning and will continue to do so until I see CH. Really hoping that DH and I can bd tonight, tomorrow, the next night, skip a night, and bd once more just to be sure. He's been so tired though with his new job that I'm not sure if it'll happen that way :/ If we can at least manage tonight and the night after tomorrow (cd 13 & 15) I think I'll be happy.

Quick Update ~ CD 12 + Weight Management

Today is cd 12 and my opk is still negative. Hopefully it'll darken up tomorrow. Still have lots of ewcm, but we probably will not bd tonight. Going to try for tomorrow.

Now for the awesome news!

I weighed myself today and I'm down to 197.5!! I'm doing pretty well so far. I'm counting Tuesday as one week from when I found that book I'm reading about emotional eating. I've always known that making it past a week was slim for me, I just never realized that was a sign of a binge eater. However, now I'm aware and I'm trying really hard to make a concious effort to change my habits.

so I got a fiant line

On a blue dye test ... do I trust it ?

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