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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!

Calling all OPK users!!

*Long post, i apologise!*

I decided that this would be the last month of using OPKs as I find them so misleading! I took to sticking them on a board with the date etc to see any progression from CD8, I got an almost + on CD8, 13 and 18. By 'almost' I mean so close it was a tough call! I tested at noon on CD20 after feeling like AF was happening, you all know 'that' feeling right?!

When I went to the toilet though a massive glob of EWCM came away, looking at the opk test every minute I had a gut feeling and yep, there was a bold positive! After 5 mins I took a photo to remind myself that it definately was positive haha, a nice addition to my photo gallery. I swear ttc has sent me cuckoo!

Just to put my mind at rest I tested about 4 hours later and the faintest line appeared, then the next day a negative but still a mark on the test. Now, does that indicate that my surge happened between 5pm CD19 and 12noon CD20? For 2 days prior to + and 2 days after I have had crampy pinching in my left pelvic region, mega munchies in the 2 days after and my CM is now like water and disappears when rubbed between fingers.

I am hoping that the test was correct, my last cycle was 37 days and I dont even know if/when I ovulated. AF came 16 days after my almost + OPK so Im hoping it will be about the same this month!

I am classing myself as 2dpo today, does that sound about right? Fingers crossed we catch that egg this month, we BD CD11,12,13,16,17,19,20,21 and probably again tonight. That should give us a good chance I hope! xxx

Anyone on CD16 and O confusions with me?

Wonder if I can get any reply as got none so far :( I got 3 consecutive temp risees after dip on CD13 so FF says it to be my O-day. I tested on opk only on CD12 and CD15 (no a good way, sorry I know!) and got faint lines both the time so thinking maybe I caught the surge on it way up and down but then who knows! Can a surge be that long? Also dont feel any CM/CF down there today so my mind is getting me into thinking that maybe I did ov on CD13...We BD on CD11,12,13,14. Thinking to do couple of more times on CD16and 17. Do u think it would help? Anyone with me on CD16?


So today AF showed up after taking provera. So now the fun begins. Taking metformin twice a day and clomid 50 mg cd 4 - 7. Wish me luck.

6DPO and just bought a bunch of PG dollar store tests

Hi Ladies,

Yesterday I wrote that I was all guiddy because I got unexpected spotting at 5DPO and thought it could be IB (btw. I know from what I read that that's pretty early for IB, but also that it's not unheard of).

Today I went to the dollar store and bought a bunch of PG test for every day until AF is due (plus one, just in case!). The packaging boxes are actually pretty big for the tests inside, so the eight tests really filled up my little handbasket. I wonder if they see a lot of ladies leave with a basketful of PG tests?!!!

As expected at 6DPO, the first test today is BFN... BUT!!! If I stare long enough, cross my eyes until I get dizzy and the room starts to spin, I do see a maybe-there-very-very-very-faint-maybe-my-eyes-playing-tricks-on-me line!! (let's just say for now that it's a BFN).

I admit I'm really hopeful though, somehow I feel this might be it.



Tomorrow is the big day

We're finally doing the hsg tomorrow. My wife is kind of nervous because of some of the things we've read but im sure it will be ok. I will be there to hold her hand through it and she will take some Tylenol before. I just hope we get good results.

*HELP!* Preg?Chemical? am I crazy? or weirdest cycle ever! lol.

This is the first time posting! sorry for not know all the abrivations!!!

My SO and I arn't actively trying, just kind of letting it happen when its gonna happen. (I want it now of course). I am somewhat regular, around the 8th-12th of every month, then every 4 months i will have a 45 day cycle and it takes a few months to go back to what it was before. My weird cycle was may and june.

ANYWAYS, According to my calendar/ i think i was having O pains, cramp on one side. and we did the deed right before that and right after. A few days later, I was starting to get dizzy when I stood up,nothing major having to pee all the time (which happens to me right before AF also), and I got heartburn like one time (which never happens). a few days after that 9DPO i started getting this little twingey feeling on my lower right abdomin, and some cramping, nothing like AF. that night I started to spot very very light brown. the next day the spotting continued, and that night it turned a a rusty color, there was not enough to need anything more then a liner, I decided that maybe I will take a test (I did take it in the afternoon), it came up with BFN (a blue +line appeared the next day). Literally right after i took the test, the brown spotting turned to a dark red, but still not enough to need anything more then a liner. at that point i was just like yup, not pregnant i can stop thinking about it now..... But yesterday 12dpo the dark red turned to very light pinkish brown again. and I started getting that twingy feeling again, more and more all day yesterday, so i was like okay??? maybe I could be still? So I decided i would hold my pee, and go to the store and buy another cheap test.

Right before I tested this morning I saw my OLD test and took a look at it and noticed a faint blue line for positive... (I know not to trust that) so this morning (13dpo), another BFN, maybe a very very very light positive depending on which way i turned it into the light. and then now i am having the dark red again, but still not heavy like normal! 


As i was typing this book up, I started to get some cramps and back pain, and I think the dark red is picking up its pace a little bit. :(

Could it have been a chemical pregnancy? This would be the first time EVER that i would have came this close to being pregnant. So I wouldn't be compleatly disapointed because now I know my body works right and it will be extra ready next time. And I also know i am way more intune with my body then I thought. I wasnt expecting the first time to 'stick' or even happen.

Do you think it was just a chemical? my mind playing tricks on me, or just a really really weird AF? 

If it doesnt turn up that I am pregnant, should I try again this month or give it a month or two to get back to normal?  

Any insite  would be much appriecated, cuz I have no idea!!!!


Thanks Ladies!!!! :)

OK so I think I actually had a 'two week wait' but it was actually only 12 days..

Hi Ladies

Back again... I just thought I would update you with the progress that has been made in the last 10 days or so since my last post.

Firstly, I was on that really weird cycle with spotting and then the spotting stopped! I had a few days with no spotting and I was temping, FF told me that I had ovulated on CD25 according to my temps and I recalled feeling a little twinge in the left side during that time -- first time I've ever gotten crosshairs :0) so I was very hopeful that I had a chance to conceive this cycle! But alas, 12DPO, last night - AF came in full force. Ah well, I am trying to see this as a positive, that maybe I am regulating somehow... we will have to wait and see I guess.

Secondly, my DH's SA results came back -- they were perfectly normal, in fact wayyyyy above the numbers they say are still fine for natural conception to be possible. Just me that's the problem then. I feel a bit down about this as part of me had hoped he may have had something up too (I know, such a terrible thing to wish for but I guess I just wanted us to share the problem and it not be at least one of our faults, so to speak), but the more I think about it, the more it makes me realise how thankful I am that we are not battling two issues with our fertility. I raise my cup of tea to those who are, as I now am fully aware of how strong you have to be as people to face only one fertility problem -- two must be a kick in the teeth.

Since his results came back we had an appointment with the gp who told us that based on all our results and the fact that we have been trying for almost a year, she is going to refer us to the fertility specialist. YEY! I feel genuinly relieved that the ball is rolling and I may be a step closer to having our beautiful baby. On the other hand, what should have been a joyous appointment was marred by the fact that she asked whether either of us had any other children. Ofcourse DH piped up and told her about his son which prompted her to give us a lecture on how we should prepare ourselves because the NHS refuse to fund a lot of fertility treatments (if we need any) if either of us have had children before.

Now, is it just me but SERIOUSLY?! How is that even remotely justified? I don't get as much chance of becoming a first time mother as someone else because I happened to fall in love with someone that already had a child?? I ache to become a mummy and if anything, my stepson just makes it hurt more. Seeing my DH with all the love he has for his son, a son that another woman gave to him, that is not mine, that I have to give back every time we have him. It's heartbreaking. I love him to bits, but he just isn't mine. Why, when I am the one with the fertility problem, would I qualify for all the treatment if I had married a childless man, but with my DH I don't even get spared a thought as to how this may affect me? Now, if it was my DH that had the fertility issue, I could understand to some extent but this is just ridiculous.

Needless to say, I walked out of the surgery and before I could even put my seatbelt on in the car, tears were rolling down my cheeks. I am so fearful that I may have to wait for years so that we can save up the thousands of pounds that we might need if we have to go through IVF or similar. We can support a child, give it a great home, and it would never want for anything. But a child in itself is expensive, when you then have to pay around £10,000 to even give us a chance (not guarantee) at conceiving one just because my DH has already used one of his sperm on another child, it seems almost impossible to afford. I suppose we will do it, no, I know we will because we so desperately want it. But it doesn't take away the predjudice that has been thrust towards me. I am trying to conceive No.1 just as any other first time mother, I have all the same feelings - the anxiety, the excitement, the completely mind numbing impatience and the feeling that this is all unchartered territory. I have never crossed this border before but now that I have with my amazing DH, I feel like I have been picked out of a few and cast back a few miles before I even get to start on my journey into motherhood.

Ahhh, hark at me, sorry girls -- I'm having a really bad day. I feel so down, so alone and absolutely fearful of what might happen next.

I am in some sort of limbo for now, just guessing and waiting to hear what they might tell us is or isn't possible for us. I hope we get word of our appointment scheduling soon, at least then I will have something to focus on.

Its incredibly theraputic to be able to put how I'm feeling in words and knowing you are all there to listen. Thankyou ladies, you are incredible, we are so lucky to have this available to us during this time.

GL and baby dust to all of you xxxxx

Second rise in temp after dip on CD13

Fx that I ovulated in CD13 as got temp rise on both CD14 and CD15 - today :) Got to bd on CD11,12,13,14 so hoping the window is covered. Waiting for another temp rise tomm to confirm ovulation. Anyone with me on CD15?


Spotting at 5DPO!

I wrote this morning that Fertility Friend told me I had ovulated earlier than I thought, and now I just saw brown spotting when going to the washroom, and it's 5DPO!! I know it's way too early for AF which is only due in more than a week, so I now I'm all guiddy...

More than a feeling?

I had such a strong feeling that this was THE month that I was already planning on how to reveal the news to DH. I even went out and bought a pack of baby socks. I am going to give one to him in a little box when I get a BFP and it's confirmed by a blood test. I am at 9 DPO and AF is due in 3-4 days. I usually get AF cramps starting 5-6 days before she arrives. This month I got some lights cramps yesterday (8 DPO) that were GONE by the evening. I think I saw some VERY light pink CM last night and this morning, and today the AF cramps were replaced by twinges that felt like pulling on my uterus. I have never had this before. Ususally my cramps stretch across my lower back and all across my lower abdomen. This time they were concentrated to about a 4" area starting about 3" below my belly button. I am also REALLY constipated and gassy. Oh, and my temps were high yesterday morning and then went down 0.2 this morning. I took my temp a few minutes ago and it was HIGH. I mean H-I-G-H. My temps usually range from 96.3 to 97.8 and just now I hit 98.6 which NEVER happens. I know it probably doesn't mean anything because it wasn't my BBT, but I figured I would give it a shot. I did not use that temp in my chart... obviously. My BB's don't hurt, but they rarely hurt. I have implants and I have very little natural breast tissue so I will be curoius to see what happens with them when I do get a BFP.

Part of me wouldn't be devastated if this month doesn't work out because I have two camping trips coming up in the next few weeks and I REALLY don't want to be uncomfortable for them.

I think I should also mention that I am engineer... so I an very analytical and I note EVERYTHING. That probably explains the detail in this post. Thanks for reading! :-)