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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!

What are the chances?

So DH sand I had our 1st IUI scheduled last fri but he couldn't "perform" when it came time. So the story goes, i did clomid and had one 20mm follicle on wed the 21. I triggered that evening with hcg but we abstained according to doc orders in preparation for IUI on Friday the 23rd. We had BD'd 3 days before trigger, 36 hrs before trigger and again 36 hrs after trigger when the IUI was supposed to have been. I believe I O'd 24 hrs after trigger. With only 1 follicle and no IUI I'm not feeling very confident the timing was right. Really hoping but not sure:(

Annual exam while TTC

Ok I think I'm being too crazy here.... I'm supposed to have my annual exam wright around the time I'm ovulating... will if affect anything??

Ovulating right after period

hello ladies!

this is only my 3rd month ttc my 2nd child. My periods are very irregular and I've found it difficult to find out when I ovulate. It was this month that I realized that I was getting more ewcm 2 days after my period ended. I was having menstrual cramps around that time, also. My ovulation kit detected that i was in fact ovulating! Is it possible to ovulate that early??? My husband and I BD'd that second day after my period, skipped a day, and did it again. I know It's WAAAY too early to be having symptoms but why am I having cramps 8 days later?? Please give my some advice! Thanks :)

Long cycle ladies advice please!!

Some advice is needed desperately! I think that O occurred on the 6th August but cannot be sure as my opks ran out on the 5th with an almost positive. 6dpo to 10dpo had pregnancy/ov symptoms such as bb tenderness, pinching etc. On CD 37 and 16dpo (4 days ago) what seemed like AF started. It hasnt followed the typical pattern for me as it is now day 4 and i should be having a proper flow today but the whole period has been very, very light, brown in colour with tiny bits of red streaking. Not even enough for a pad! The pains are like lightening instead of usual cramps! I just dont know what is going on!! I would be CD41 so this couldnt be implantation could it? This is the second cycle since having the implant removed. Thanks ladies!!

Come on, just once. All the cool kids are doing it...

I am getting ready for work and laughing at myself. Why?  Because I just became one of those women that take a pregnancy test, and hold the test in different lights because I THINK I see a line. lol.  If I showed this test to my husband, he would think I nutts, "I don't see anything" is what he would say.  I promised myself I would hold out until af arrived, but I got curious.  Is this how it starts?  First you promise yourself you wont test, then you're all, 'okay just ONE', and then there's maybe a line, so you'll probably do it again...?  I just read what I typed, and realize I sound like I just got myself a drug habit. *sigh* lol


I is for Insomnia

Tonight I sit here contemplating the last 3 years. You see, it's my birthday today. (Today being past Midnight, as it's currently 2:51 AM)

3 years and 3 months ago we started our family building journey.

3 years ago I was still in the hopeful stages of our TTC journey, getting ready to chart every single twing. Excited to get to know my body.  

2 years ago the husband was deployed, and we were on a much need break from TTC.

1 year ago I finally found a medical professional willing to take on our case and refer us for the most basic testing, even though we were under 30 and we weren't actively trying. (The first doctor I went to at 12 cycles refused because we were under 30.)

9 months ago we finally conceived! And then miscarried shortly after.

6 months ago I switched to another doctor due to insurance questions, and her lack of interest to take us as serious patients.

4 months ago we were given an "official" diagnosis of Male Factor Infertility. (Low side of normal for count and motility. Morph 1% on Strict Kruger. We have yet to talk to a Reproductive Urologist due to scheduling issues. But I've made sure to fully educate myself on the issue at hand.) 

2 months ago we were on the Not Trying/Not Preventing track

Which brings us to this moment, right here, right now. The early hours of my birthday, CD27. Nothing but BFNs, but it's okay. Because in the end, I know that there are a million other worse things in the world that could be going on. And we don't always get what we want. I can count myself lucky. We live in what I consider a comfortable home, my husband's job allows me to travel sometimes, we are able to pay our bills on time every month, we have hot food to eat and warm beds to sleep in, we have health insurance. And even though we are seperated by distance more often then most families, it's okay. Because it allows for both of us to grow as individuals, and nurture that relationship so that we can have a stronger bond. This certainly wasn't the life I had planned, and my dreams of having 4-6 biological children are probably a bit too lofty now. But it's okay....

Binge Eating & TTC Success!

Going to bed a very happy girl! :)

Despite feeling like a failure because of eating ice cream, a handful of potato wedges, and a dinner roll last night I managed to keep my urges too binge under control. I'm within my WW point range for the day and feeling great! I'm half way through my book I found and I'm really looking forward to finishing the whole thing. I'm also on the look out for more like it on emotional/binge eating. If you know of any good ones please share.

And to make my night even better! We managed to BD! Have lots of EWCM but my OPK is still neg. Will test again tomorrow.

TTC - Now on Clomid Cycle #2

Just now beginning my second month on Clomid 100mg....a little history - no BCP's for 12 months with only 2 AF's the whole year, but only officially started trying in May.  Most likely have only one functional ovary, and although I do not have diagnosed PCOS, I have several of the symptoms (amenorrhea, hormonal acne, etc.), minus the cysts...  Tried Provera for my first Clomid cycle, for which we did a "Monitored" cycle, and the good news is, it looks like I do respond to both medications.  I got a +OPK and a good day 21 progesterone level, but before I could even take a test, AF arrived.  Cried quite a bit that day, but there is some good news - I was able to get AF without having to do provera.  (Honestly thrilled because it made me feel so awful!) 

I'm really hoping this second cycle goes better than the first - I felt tired, moody, and ravenously hungry the whole month, and ended up gaining a few  pounds.  I am trying to stay calm, and not freak out about the little things, but I would like to stay in good shape until I actually get pregnant, and really don't want to be gaining wait every single month we are TTC.  For the first cycle, we also did the "hcg trigger shot" and that immediately made me feel bad - bloated, reflux, exhausted - and my OB agrees that I may not need it, as I responded really well to the clomid last month (25mm follicle & 19mm follicle)

DH has never been tested as we have always assumed any issues would be mine, but I would like him to get a SA after this month or next just so we are not wasting time!  Any recommendations on this talking point?  I have tried to convince him with statistics and explaining the financial side of things as well, but he seems resistant...


Hoping for good luck this month!

Brown spotting 11dpo...?

Hi everyone,

I'm a little confused.  Just a few minutes ago, I found some brown spotting in my underwear that looks just like af spotting, and just as much. I had no cramps with this, and it was quite a surprise to find. 

I Started my period July 3rd

Ovulated July 13th (Thats when Ovacue said I ovulated and when I had ewcm). We bd'd the night of July 11th, the morning of the 13th (O day) and the next day in the evening.  We used preseed all three times, and I used a softcup  the last time.

What I did different this cycle was try FertileCM and FertileAid from the start of my period until a little past O day (I really didn't like it.  Instead of increasing my cm, I found it dried me up more, thats why I didn't continue it for the whole month like the bottle suggests).

Right now I am cd22, and 11dpo.  I have never had my period this early at 21 days, and am expecting af around July 30th. 

My questions are...Could this be IB? I thought IB was little spots, not like the end of af brown spotting.

Have any of you had problems with FertileCM or FertileAid messing up your cycles this bad?  If so, how long did it take to be regulated again or 'back to normal'? 

I don't know if this is IB, or my new messed up cycle thanks to FertileWhatevers!

I will hold off on testing since I feel so crappy getting a bfn. I will test is af doesn't come in full force in the next few days.

Thanks in advance!  Good luck to all you fellow baby seekers out there!



I'm a mess.

I haven't been monitoring/charting/whatever. So, I have no idea when I ovulated or anything like that. I only know that AF was supposed to come between 8/11 and 8/19. AF has been regular for almost a year now. Before that, my cycles were alot longer, I guess. I would go for a month or two without anything happening. I went to the OB-GYN last year sometime and she said that everything seemed to check out okay. The only thing that I've ever had wrong was that there was a cyst on one of my ovaries but she said no to worry and that it would dissolve on it's own.

I'm now on CD 44. I had mild cramping the week AF was supposed to show but no implantation bleeding or anything like that. I'd been feeling super tired the week before, certain smells were stronger than others, I didn't want my morning coffee, had dreams about having babies. Blah blah blah. I made the mistake of posting on facebook about the dreams and feeling weepy watching certain movies that everyone made the assumption that I was pregnant. So, then, I convinced myself that I was. . .

I took a test on the 19th. BFN. I cried for a good hour after I read the results. I didn't even bother to text DH because I just wanted to go to sleep.

AF still hasn't shown yet. My friend said to wait a week or two, to re-test. I know that I should and if it is still negative, make an appointment to go to the doctor to see if something is wrong now. I just don't have it in me right now. . .

That disappointing single line is just awful.

I'm still feeling tired, cranky, nauseated in the morning, and somewhat bloated. My boobs aren't sore at all. My face feels puffy. . .but that could be from lack of sleep. I have been super clumsy and forgetful/absentminded (idk if that has anything to do with pregnancy or not. . .I've just noticed it more than usual recently.)  I originally thought I was late because I felt super stressed about every day life. . .now, I'm just really hoping that I am pregnant. 

I plan to test again on the 27th or the 28th. . .good vibes/prayers/fingers crossed would be much appreciated. . .