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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!

The "two week wait" that has speed bumps through the tunnel before you get to the light!

Good Morning Ladies!

I am back with good/bad news depending on how you look at it... I am trying my best to stay positive but it's difficult. The results came back from my fertility tests and all levels were good for the point in my cycle that they estimated I was at (this is somewhat difficult given the lack of AF). "Well that's fantastic news" I hear you say? Hmm, only fantastic were there any logical reason why I am not having periods, ergo not ovulating, and not getting pregnant!

Unfortunately, one of my swabs came back positive for BV which is apparently due to the body multiplying bad bacteria instead of good because of the hormonal inbalance causing the absense of AF. This isn't too bad news as I am apparently in the 'aysymptomatic' group which does not affect pregnancy and it can be cleared up by a small course of antibiotics.

I spoke with the Dr who explained that due to the lack of AF and because there is no obvious reason for it provided by my bloodwork, she was going to refer US to the fertility specialist at our local hospital. Note the 'us' means both me and the hubby... this means she won't refer us until he has done his SA. This is quite deflating seeing as it is clearly me which is the main problem currently but more so because my hubby is self employed and in order to complete his SA it involves him pretty much having a half day off work. Our local lab is nearly an hour away and therefore it means him making his deposit, travelling the entire way there and back and all on a week day because they aren't open on evenings and weekends. :0( Talk about fighting a losing battle. If he does not work we don't get paid simple as and like I've said before - baby needs money!

So, once I can get my hubby to take the morning off to do his SA and we get the results back, it's onto the next chapter I guess.

Which leads me quite nicely to my point at the beginning about this being a difficult one to call as to whether it's bad or good news.

I'm normally a glass half full kind of person, which my brain would ordinarily say; "hey, at least you know your hormones are right, you just need to find the next piece of the puzzle that fits and you can be on your merry way to making a baby".

But this just doesn't quite cut it for my current mind state which is swaying further towards the glass half empty way of thinking; "oh, so there's actually nothing wrong with me, no logical reason why I am not ovulating and therefore not having AF. Furthermore, there is going to be just waiting, waiting, waiting until the SA is done / the results are back / we get referred / we get an appointment / we go to an appointment etc... Only for them to possibly tell me that we should keep trying until the 1 year mark (A stark possibility according to the Dr, because of the bitter sweet reasoning that 'I'm still young')."

Life's like a 'car park, come maze'; where you enter and are desperately trying to seek the correct path, whilst symultaneaously battling those ridiculously giant speedbumps that you're just certain are going to wreck your car one of these days, but equally somehow managing to pass each one without any idea of the next direction your are going to take. FUN.

From here, I have no idea where to go, I am praying that I do not get told to wait until a year has passed - personally I don't see the logic there whereby I would understand completely if I were having regular cycles, but since I'm not, I would really hope they might see that they at least offer me a fighting chance at making our family.

I wish all of you your BFP's this month, looks like I'm unlikely to get mine for a while yet. But hey, anything can happen (oh, there's some of that optimism in me... there must be some left!)

Good Luck and Much Love and Baby Dust to all xxxx

how can i ovulate twice in one month? well now going also into 2nd month! ?

I'm so confused, how is it I ovulated June 17& 18, 2013(OPK ++on both days) after  AF June 6 2013 and as of June 30 and today July 1st 2013 I used my OPK and both day again are ++?WHT- it's positive for OV but neg for HPT. but yet i am supposed to be 14DPO!!!

I don't even know how to feel or what to think, im normally 28 days 14 L, im like a clock or appearntly im not anymore! go from AF 2/14/13 before surg, then 3/9/13 when i got the go ahead to DTD with DH after 6week wait from TR-done on 2/25/2013, then AF was 4/11/13, 5/9/13 and 6/6/13. 28 days baby lol. so why this new ov thing happening to me? im just feeling some type way right now and its not good! NOT to mention I have all the early preg & PMS plus other PG symtoms, such as areola is darking, boobs are way heavt & growing, throwing up urination every so often, fatigue, queasy ect, you ask me to  name em all and i wont be able to but you list some for me and im sure i have least 1 in each list. UGHHH!

 

TTC 19 months

Hi All!

My amazing hubby and I have been TTC for 19 months now. The emotional roller coaster this has taken us on has been just that - the most intense longest roller coaster you will ever be on. Six Flags has nothing on this ride. I never had one clue that I would have trouble TTC. Regular AF, no cysts, totally healthy. Hubby and I started trying and one month turned into three then six then a year and not we are past a year and a half TTC while all our friends and family members TTC were getting pg at the same time we were trying. Several blood tests and one hubby test later showed there was no reason we should not be pregnant. The first 12 months were the most difficult - crying/sobbing constantly. Emotionally I am definitely handling this much better now. I still cry sometimes but I don't think that will ever completely stop.

I have charted my temp, used OPTs, kept track of what my body was doing around ovulation and decided to give it all up this year because it said that same thing every month. I didn't need anything to help me predict when I ovulated. My body did it all for me. We planned to do an IUI in February 2013. Our Dr. put me on a low dose of a "Clomid-like" hormone and for some reason I failed to even ovulate that month. We basically took this as a sign that it is just not our time.

We took a short break from trying and decided to start acupuncture in June. Hubby and I have had several sessions so far and I have noticed a huge change in libido, energy, and sleep. Hubby feels some changes as well. I am also taking an herbal supplement for maternity. AF comes 7/14. I'll keep you posted.

So glad to be a part of this community. So many people try to give well intended advice but if you have no clue what this is like the advice can be so hurtful.

15 dpo...

Welp, I am now 15 dpo with no AF and BFN this morning. Super frustrated because I have no idea what is going on with my body! I usually get lots of cramps and pms before AF but nothing. My hubby says that I get a weird smell sorry (tmi lol) right before AF but nothing. I have creamy/lotion white CM, high soft cervix I could barely reach it this morning, high temps ranging from 98.6-99, my boobs feel full and a little soar on the sides. The weirdest thing that I have experienced is this pain in my hips and thighs. I have had some hot flashes and some dizzy spells while standing and talking on the phone. Lots of nausea today but no AF like cramping...anybody suffering from this? ha

Baby dust to all!

Am i really pregnant?

 

I'm 7DPO, and is there a possible pregnancy??

I had my period on June 9th through 14th. Took Clomid on cycle day 5 (13th) through cycle day 9 (17th) and for the first time I see EWCM on the 23rd (cycle day 15). Today I'm 7 DPO and I have been experiencing symptoms that COULD be a sign of pregnancy also yesterday I took two HPT and there was a very very faint line that not even a camera could pick it up:

1DPO: Nothing

2DPO: Little pinch/twinge on one of my sides

3DPO: Sore nipples, nausea on and off at night, and a little bit of fatigue and lotion, creamy milky color CM

4DPO: Sore nipples, on and off nausea at night, mild fatigue, and lotion, creamy, milky color CM

5DPO: Sore nipples, semi-mild nausea at night, mild fatigue, more lotion creamy, milky CM

6DPO: Sore nipples, nausea getting a little moderate, moderate fatigue, even more lotion, creamy, milky color CM (sorry TMI) especially when I use the restroom

7DPO: Sore nipples and the side of my boobs hurt, nausea getting heavy through out the day, fatigue getting heavy, can't keep my eyes open around 2:30pm+, more lotion, creamy, milky color CM (TMI) especially when using the restroom, and feeling a little heavy

So what do you guys think, is there a possibility that I could be pregnant??? Please let me know. Thanks.

OMG Something is finally happening!

So yesterday at BBQ i felt a sharp twinge in my left side. Later that evening I got some weird cramps. This morning, very light pink and brown spotting when I wipe. 

Maybe after 4 weeks off BC my AF has finally arrived? Or could this be something else? Wore a pad all night and nothing on it. Only when I wipe.

Just happy something is happening now, I was getting quite worried!

Not really having any cramping though at mo, just the odd twinge really and ache. Temp dipped to 36.21c this morning.

12 DPO...

According to my tracker, I am now 3 weeks and 4 days PG.

I made my first doctor's appointment!

(Though they won't see me until I pass the 6 week mark...)

I am addicted to the development stages now...instead of symptom stalking...

and I have found the most amazing prenatal vitamin, for anyone looking...

It is called Prenatal One, by Rainbow Light.

It is a VEGAN, food based vitamin, and causes NO NAUSEA!!!!

It has no shellfish, or additives, and is all natural.

I could not even take a basic multivitamin all these years, 

and I take these every morning with no problems!

11 dpo implantation bleeding

So I've been having dull aches in left side and cramping ever since ovulation. Breast are sore and kinda full feeling and kinda hard I guess. My cervix is super high I can barely feel it.white cm near cervix but clear near opening. Cramps near the center of my pelvic area. Two days ago had sharp pain on left side where ovary is and went to the right side then was gone. We used preseed this cycle. Af I'd due Monday. Tested yesterday and it was negative at 9dpo.  it's now 11 dpo and my cervix is still high and told to the left now. Had brown watery cm this morning.then brown pink orange bod when wiped. Every since been having dark almost deep brownish black blood coming out. Nocramps. Just light ones barely noticeable in the center of pelvic area.  and now the cramps are completely gone. Everything else still the same symptoms wise. Could this be implantation?? I called my doc they said it is possible and sounded like and wanted me to test Monday when aunt flow is due. But I'm not sure need your ladies experiences and advice please. today I'm now 12  dpo and still bleeding. cervix is still high squishy soft and closed.  please t reply. need y'all experience too  :-)

Rollercoaster Week

So this week has been really crazy, and with a lot of pain involved. Haven't really thought about TTC this week at all, just want things back to some sort of normal.

Everything comes in 3's as they say!

!) So I jarred my back at weekend and think I've torn a muscle in my arm. There is a small lump where it seems to be swollen on my arm but both are slowly easing off now. Hopefully FX they are going to be pain free sometime soon. Unable to BD much at all earlier in the week because of it until recently.

2) My sister on the other side of the world hurt her back at the same time as me.... weird.

3) My dad ended up in hospital this week suffering a minor heart attack, so been worried about him too now! Luckily he is back home now and has been ordered to relax and rest. He is feeling much better as well, and is taking the docs advice!

 

Here's hoping this weekend will have no more incidents for the week! 3 is enough! lol

 

So now I'm nearly at week 4 of coming off the BC. I've been tracking my temps still and today I had a dip to 36.27c. We did manage to BD last night and this morning. Still no sign of any AF yet, no symptoms at all now.

Headaches gone.

Cramping gone.

Sore BB's gone.

Hopefully this is a sign that the side effects of coming off the BC have finished and I should see some sort of results soon!

 

So lastly, my cousin still hasn't popped but I'm really excited for her. I have a feeling she will have her first son by Monday!

 

Today relaxing and BBQ at my bro's house (he had his 30th birthday yesterday).

 

On a side note: As this is the first time I've done temping or TTC anyway, how do you know when you O by just looking at your temp? Is it when it dips or soars?

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