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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!

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!

This is how my baby will look like :)

Doing positive imagery here.

I am going to have her inside me in August. We are all excited to meet him/her next year!

Whatever it takes, however difficult the journey will be, it will all be worth it!

IVF consult

Today, we met with Dr. Silber at the Infertility Clinic of St. Louis. We spent an hour in the waiting room and about 15 minutes speaking directly to him about what our best option would be. He thinks that mini IVF would be the best, and sugested that I do more than 1 ER because my antral follicle count is so low. I was very suprised that he gave me a 60% chance to get pregnant with his protocol. Dr. Pineda said I probably had a 42% chance. I know those numbers arent set in stone and it might not happen at all, but they have given me a bit of hope. 

So here's the plan:

1. Begin birth control pills on cycle day 1 (around 7/25) of my next period to suppress any cysts that may develop

2. 8/20 stop birth control pills

3. 8/26/13 start stim monitoring and Clomid 50mg

4. 8/28/13 Follistim 150iu every other day begins

5. 8/30/13 Monitoring daily or every other day

6. 9/6/13 Target day for egg retrieval !!!

Now if only they would negotiate on the price 9,200 plus the cost of meds, ouch!

2 days late and BFN is that right?

Hi I'm Sara I have a 30 day regular cycle this our first month ttc #2 I only used opk's this cycle...Today is CD32 and still waiting for AF I thought when I woke up this morning I would have AF but I didn't so I ran out and bought an HPT I pee'd in a cup but I hardly pee'd (I didn't have to go) still I dipped it in and waiting the 20seconds it was negative, is this correct? Any advice? please and thank you 

Tips to Ease the Pain

After trying for 19 months now I have learned a few tricks to help keep me from the edge of an emotional breakdown constantly. These tips haven't taken the tears away completely but have helped to ease the pain. Also - if you are like me I have constantly heard "Don't stress about it" "Stop thinking about it". Completely unhelpful and insulting. Hopefully you find this more helpful. :-)

1. I gave up facebook. It seemed that every time I logged onto to facebook the top wall post was a baby announcement - guaranteed tears.

2. If people wanted to know about my situation I was honest with them about everything. I was also honest about the fact that I wasn't looking for advice or encouragemnet. I welcomed their prayers though. 

3. I knew my limits. Unfortunately, I had to avoid baby showers and celebrations where I knew there were going to be several pregnant women. 

4. I work full time and my supervisor of course got pg the same time I was trying. I shared a cubicle wall with her so had to listen to mulitple conversations about being pg. I had a pair of ear phones readily available to drown out the conversation. 

5. I went on strike. I stopped talking about it for a while. I didn't even talk about it with DH who has been incredibly patient and supportive throughout. This helped heal some of the old wounds created from the beginning that never had a chance to heal.

6. I had to realize that even among women who were struggling TTC, we all had different stories and cannot completely relate to each other. We are still more qualified to encourage each other than those who do not know what this is like but I made the mistake of assuming I could talk to anyone woman struggling and get the encouragement I needed.

I hope this helps even just one of you courageous women. This trial is not for the weak.


Could I still have a chance??


I am currently 10 DPO. At 9 DPO I had some mild cramps on and off, which I thought could be implantation. I tested this morning (10dpo) and got a BFN. I haven't had any real sypmtoms today. AF is supposed to arrive in 5 days...Do I still have a chance to be pregnant?? 




6 days late

My husband and I had intercourse on the 6th. I was due for my cycle on the 28th I'm 6 days late. Between June 17-28 I had been nauseas durning the morning and early afternoon hours more especially during breakfast an when I drank milk. That stopped finally on my 6th late day I am now cramping a little but my left ovary hurts a little bit of a lot no spotting however. what could this be? 

Missed pills and missed period???

Hi :) 

Two weeks ago I missed two pills in a row and had unprotected sex in that time. I then discarded the missed pills and continued taking one-a-day for the next 5 days. I was due to take my last bc pill on Monday, but I consequently forgot that too (and had in protected sex on the Sunday late evening) as of today I am a week late on my period. 

took a test at docs yesterday and was negative and was told to stop taking pills and wait two weeks and come back in. 

im going insane waiting and just want to know what the chances are? 

If I'm pregnant I will be scared but happy too, it's not going to be a disaster. 

i just hate not knowing!!!