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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!

Still a time to cry

Today I got the second baby announcement among co-workers in 2 weeks. Even though I have come through the worst of the battle there are still times when I just need to cry. This was one of them. I congratulated my co-worker and quietly snuck out to get a coffee (thankfully I have a job where that is fine). I cried on the way there, in the parking lot and a little on the way back. I took a deep breath, prayed for strength where I had none and am back to work. I asked my Mom and DH for prayer and then respectfully let them know that I didn't want to talk about it. This is how I move on. I cry, take a deep breath, pray and pick myself up from there.

If you asked my husband that is a GIANT change from our first year trying. I used to always try to talk it out and explain why this was happening to me. It would only depress me even more because I could never find the answer I wanted. The answer was always - it's just not your time. This has taught me to be silent. Ask for help and prayer when I need it and be honest about whether or not I can talk about it. I am so thankful for forums like this because I can talk about where I have come from and where God has brought me. I can also share my current struggles and triumphs without depression setting in right away.

Through even this pain I am still encouraged to keep crying, keep breathing, keep praying and keep picking myself up.

Thank you Ladies for being a listening "ear". :-)

Trying for a rainbow baby

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I lost my baby on March 5, 2013. I was 11 weeks pregnant. We didn't know the sex but we only discussed boys' names. I went in for a routine ultrasound and found out that the baby didn't have a heartbeat and had stopped growing a couple of weeks prior to the appointmet. I wrote a blog about our loss for anyone that's interseted in reading it.

Now we are trying again. I guess we have been trying since it was physically possible, to be honest. I can't bear the thought of the due date, September 24th, coming and not at least being pregnant. I know another baby could never replace the one we lost but it feels like being pregnant again would at least make it easier somehow. I've been slowly driving myself crazy trying to figure out what could have gone wrong.

I started taking Vitex 2 months ago to raise my bbt and it's been working though my cycles still haven't regulated completely since the miscarriage. However, I think I may be pregnant! This past week has been kind of crazy because I've been sick with a virus and have been feeling a bit under the weather so I'm not sure if it's pregnancy or just plain illness. I took a FRER tonight and at first thought it was negative. I went back later (probably about an hour or so) and I swear there's a very faint pink line. I took it apart to double check and sure enough it seems to be there.

I'm not sure if I'm going crazy or if it's entirely plausible that I'm expecting again! I don't want to get my hopes up but it may be too late for that. Could it be a false negative? Or could opening the test kit make the line appear? Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated! Thanks. :)

New to all of this :)

Hello everyone! I have never joined a forum or site...ever... but after stalking this site lately, I felt like it was something I wanted to be a part of!

A little about me! I am 27 and my husband is 30. We have been married 2 years. He has 2 kids from his first marriage that we have full time. They are 5 & 6, call me mom, and are amazing kids. Being a "step-mom" (I hate that term ;) has been so challenging, and I am blessed to have learned so much about myself as a mother and a person. Now, I am ready for a baby! My husband is ready too, he loves being a dad more than anything.

We have been casually trying for over a year now. I had no idea getting pregnant was difficult. I thought it just kind of happened when you wanted it to, haha. What a surprise! I just started using OPK's last month. I got a positive OPK, but of course AF still came today :( I cried. I know this is a waiting game and takes patience...but I am very impatient! After reading around on here about charting, I may start some research about it and give it a try!

I am longingly waiting for the day I finally get my BFP. Looking forward to reading encouraging stories, and similar struggles on this site. Thanks for reading!

My story

Each of us has a different story. Even though we are all struggling TTC we all have different stories. For as long as I can remember all I have ever wanted to be was a wife and a mom. I had no dreams of becoming the president, a doctor, a lawyer. I wanted to have the best job title out there - wife and mother. I am truly blessed to be married to my best friend and the best man I know but I had to wait for him too. I didn't meet him until I was 29 and married him 2 mos before my 30th bday.

Here I am waiting again. Waiting for the dream to be complete. I have been taken through the worst of the battle. Sometimes I didn't think I had it in me to keep on but God is always sufficient and makes up for my weaknesses. If you had asked me a year ago what condition I would be in if I was still trying in a year I would probably have said that I would be an absolute wreck! I am the complete opposite. I am stronger, more compassionate, more humble and have a closer relationship to my husband and God than ever in my life. This is not about my timing and my plan. God has always had a perfect plan for me and it even though it typically does not line up with mine it is always way better than I could have ever imagined. 

Blessings my fellow mommies in waiting!

Preparing to concieve

Hi everyone,

i was hoping for some opinions and advice.  I had been on the pill for about 13 or 14 years and came off in May, my cycle returned as normal in June right one time.  I am getting married October 19 and my fiancé and I really want to start trying.  I am wondering if we start trying or not preventing right now and on the off chance we get pregnant right away, will I be showing at my wedding?  It may take awhile to get pregnant so I figure why not start now, but if it happened right away I don't want people to know I am pregnant at the wedding.  We are just so eager and excited to start trying!  Help!

Could I be Pregnant?

My last period started on may 31st and ended on June 9. Mine normally last a couple extra days but it is light those last couple days, doctor said it was fine nothing to worry about. Anywho I have always had a heavy cycle with clots, but on June 30, I woke up with a nagging cramping pain in my lower stomach, I have never experienced this before, it lasted for about two hours off and on then stopped. On July first I started to cramp like I was getting my period but no AF instead I had light pink spotting  when I wiped then it stopped completely. On the 2nd it started again this time more of a dark brown, lasted a hour or two then stopped completely. On July 3rd it started again and it lasted up last night in which it picked up and was a little more than spotting but not quite a light period. Then today I decided to test and I got a BFN, and when I wiped there was thick clear CM with strips of blood in it, but still no AF. I'm also experiencing other symptoms as well like nausea, which has caused me to throw up once, heartburn, tiredness, lightheaded, even hot flashes. I also use the bathroom more frequently. Me and my fiance have unproted sex pretty much every day. Someone help, could I be pregnant? Has anyone else experienced anything like this?


I had a trigger shot on Monday, June 24th. I tested with CB easy digital and it said not pregnant:( Am I testing too soon? I'm nauseated, tired all the time, crying, mood swings, horrible cramping and twitching by my ovaries. What do you guys think?

please help!!

I have been off of the bcp (junel fe) since January. My cycles have been crazy (35, 42, 24, and I am on day 42 right now with no sign of AF).  I got a postive opk on day 24 (clear blue advanced ovulation) and bd'd all around that time. I took a FRER test today (day 42) and got a negative. Is it possible I ovulated late? Hoping for a false negative but pretty discouraged at this point. Anyone have any insight?


So I'm at this point where all I can think about is having a baby..even when I'm at work that's all that's on my mind. When people start taking about their kids I try to walk away so they don't ask about my kids (since I have none) which will remind me of how bad I want at least one and its become the most difficult task ever. I have become obsessed with having a baby...I'm always googling different symptoms when I'm in the dreaded tww and when I'm dealing with the wicked witch Af I'm gearing up to start all over is my history: I'm 32 and bf is 30 with one biological child..I myself was pregnant once at 18 that resulted in a stillborn caused by my aunt disliking me at the time so she created an argument to create a fight and she pushed me multiple times into a wall...the baby died while I was in my 6th month. I have never conceived again since then. At some point in my mid to late twenties my periods became irregular sometimes skipping up to 6 months...doctors said u was fine..blah.. So last year shortly after turning 31 I decided to lose weight and get healthy...I lost about 40 lbs and surprise here comes Af every month after between 30-35 days. Around December is when I started to have a very active sex life but I didn't chart, temp,or any of that...just went with the flow...still no baby :-( bf was on the road alot working so we'll say I was missing my fertile window just got kicks. So now he's home for good and have been since February and of course...nothing. In May my period was late and came on CD 42, of course I just knew I was preggers but to my surprise (not) here comes the witch!!! I wanted to screeeeeaaaam!!!! So after that false call I did some temping and made sure to be extra nice around suspected O days!! Lol!! Month of June:no Af at all. There are some symptoms but I don't feel like going through them all or sounding crazy...however I took hpts around Cd's 30-36 and all BFN. I'm now at Cd 49 and too afraid to test cause I think I'll need counseling...I will say that in the last two days I have constantly been in and out of the restroom and I took my temp today and it was 98.11...the past few weeks it never rose above 97.5...I'm so confused ladies and really just need someone to vent to...signing off

Cycle 2 (first proper cycle!)

So my first AF since being on BC for 15 years (mix of combined and last 2 years PoP) has appeared to have finished, which means I can really now go ahead and TTC! It was exactly 28 days since I finished BC to when AF started, so I expect this is going to be how long my normal cycles will be if I get another AF at the end of the month.

So here goes, FX that July is my month! 


Baby dust to you all!