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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!

15 dpo no sign of af bfn IS THERE STILL HOPE???

Newbie here. Sorry ladies I don't chart..wish I knew how :( I'm quite sure I o`d 15 days ago.. bd twice day before and after expected cycles are like clockwork every 24 days, so I'm 15 dpo no sign of af and all tests say bfn, with my 6 month old daughter I didn't test until af was 5 days late so I'm not sure....any help????? Do you think I still have a chance?

Hubby asks what DPO we are at

Don't you just love it when your BF or hubby shows interest in the TTC process? Men usually think more about the BD when TTCing while the women are thinking about their charts, OPKs, DPOs,etc.

So I was out shopping (ironically in the baby section (wishing I had a bump to start buying the cute little outfits and blankets) when out of the blue my hubby calls and asks, " ... so what day after ovulation are we on?" (5 DPO- and this TWW feels like forever). I love it that he cares what DPO we are at.

Maybe something or nothing.....

as you probably have guessed I like to sit on the pessimists side of the fence, so after a bfn this morning I thought I would compound my disappointment further by going home during my lunch break and poa again- well- I think my eyes are lined cos I swear I can see just a shade more than the usual blank line where nothing usually is- now I don't want to get ahead of myself but I swear there's something there. It won't come up on a pic ! I think I'm imagining it :-/ 

Pork Chops.

Well I took my temp this morn and it is.......drum roll please.......back UP to 36.88- or for you fahreners thats 98.38. Well its not as high- but its pretty close (36.97) but being a perfectionist im not convinced. Now I had Pork chops for dinner (you may think this completely unrelated but stay with me I'm getting to it) I could only manage half of said chop as they didnt taste right. Everyone else did, and thought they were fine. Now I woke up in the night and I thought I was going to be sick, I wasnt-but I was close. This morning feeling queazy and little pangs in my stomach- not pelvis. So the pork chops have ruined it- any thought that sickness was a symptom is now out of the window because of some darn chop. I know its the chop !!

TTC After a Miscarriage and with a Retroverted Uterus

My Story 

My husband (30) and I (27) have been together for over 8 years and within those eight years, 2 of been of marriage (no earth children as of yet but one baby soul in heaven). I started BC (birth control) a year after we met and stopped one month before we were married (total of 5 years on BC). After seven months of marriage we started TTCing without any method/aid (we thought nothing of it and just BDed (baby danced) whenever). After three months of TTCing we took a six month break because of traveling/school/work. During those six months I did alot of research on how to chart (Basal Body Temperature, Cervical Mucus, etc.) and use OPKs. I would read TTC blogs and watch TTC videos on YouTube. After our six month break from TTCing we became pregnant at our 4th month of trying. One week after BFP (positive pregnancy test) I started to have spotting < I did not worry too much because I had read that it could be normal> my only concerns were the hips pains and lack of symptoms. Since I was not having any symptoms I would continuly pee on a stick just to confirm that I was pregnant. After a couple of days of spotting I started to have a light flow any time I was out of bed. I went to the ER were they did blood tests and Vaginal U/S (ultrasounds). The ER OBGYN Doctor said that it was an early pregnancy and even though my cervix was closed and Hcg levels were increasing every three hours, I was probably going to miscarry. I had my expections set very high and thought to myself that I was going to have the baby even if I had to suffer from discomfort and pain. After two weeks I was still having a light flow eventhough I was put on bed rest. I had an U/S that detected that I was around 5 weeks along but there was no heartbeat (the baby had stopped growing). I naturally misscaried one week after with no D/C. I had a follow-up appointment two weeks after miscarrying with my OB where I learned that I had a retroverted uterus (tilited uterus). The OB suggested that we start trying when we felt ready and that the tilited uterus would not be an issue. I wanted to start TTCing ASAP but my husband suggested to wait a couple of months and to study my cycles. I am currently on my third cycle (last cycle was regular <28 days and Oed on day 14>) so this is my first TTC cycle after the miscarriage. I am currently on my TWW at 4DPO. I am being very positive and trying to not stress too much but it is hard during the TWW not to think about it. I am only taking mental notes of symptoms and not charting BBT. The main reason why I am posting is because I received much needed information from blogs like this and wanted to give back to the TTC community. We may have different or similar stories but we share the wish to become pregnant or become a first-time mommy. 

(I know that some people would not consider a 5 week pregnancy to either be called a fetus or baby (One of my ER doctors said, "it just a cluster of cell" < I said, " I know doctor but its my cluster of cells that has a soul and if it develops will become a baby>). My expected due date would have been 10-24-13 in four months the day will come and I will be remembering the little "cluster of cells" that I felt in my womb and the little soul I will be meeting when my time comes to be in heaven.

Last ditch attempt at optimism...

Ok so if tomorrow mornings temp does not shoot back up thats it- I admit defeat and welcome red with open arms. ...or legs as is the case. (sorry Humour gets worse with the mood).

But for tonight I am going to amuse myself by researching mouth ulcers as a sign of pregnancy. To be fair its actually on my lip- which doesnt happen to me, this is the first I have ever had on my lip, and its been a hell of a long time since I had a mouth ulcer. I Cant of got it off hubby and Im not run down- in fact this is probably the best Ive been energy wise for a while. So I will indulge the possibility of being pregnant for the next couple of hours until my thermometer calls time.

I'm going to continue reading these inspirational BFP stories cos they really do bring a tear to my eye. Its amazing how you can feel for a complete stranger when you read about their plight to have a child. The ones that have the hardest struggle are definitely the ones who can be some of the most deserving. Im very fortunate that I have my 2 sons. But I knew when I held my first born that I would want more.

I have to say (if you hadn't guessed already) I'm actually finding this blogging quite therapeutic, I dont have a clue if anyone is actually reading it but its helping me at least lol.

Nosedive :(

Well its certainly not looking positive now :( my temp took a serious dip this morning down to 36.76- orginally from 36.97 now. Ok its not at my coverline just yet but 2 dips in a row and we're only 8 dpo cant be good. Yes the tiny dip from yesterday could have been estrogen and today could have been implantation but I think thats me hoping just a bit too much now. I guess its down down down from here.

First IUI not a success

This was our first IUI with 100mg of clomid for 5 days and I am struggling with the BFN.  I guess in my head I would beat "the odds" and succeed the first time.  DH and I are TTC for 10 months.  unfortunately we will be unable to try the second IUI until the end of July due to our two vacas planned over the next three weeks.  I am 33 and have a low ovarian reserve for my age.  DH has a low to normal morphology....I hope we will be successful eventually.  


I'm almost 31, husband is 39, and we're trying for our first child. I have a long history of irregular periods, sometimes going as long as 8 months without one. I started Metformin for PCOS 3 months ago. I also take Levothyroxine for hypothyroidism. This has been the first month that I really started paying attention to period and ovulation dates.

I'm often tired due to the hypothyroidism, but I'm finding that I'm a different kind of tired these last couple of weeks. I don't feel run ragged, just peaceful, and able to relax my body and drift off more easily. I've noticed that my breasts seem more sensitive than usual. Not exactly PAINFUL like I've read some other women have experienced. More of a tingling, occasionally warm feeling, and heavy/sensitive to pressure. And I've had 2-3 mild cramps a day for the last 3 days, which I'm tempted to dismiss as gastrointestinal discomfort, but I wonder if it could be implantation cramping.

For some reason, I have been absolutely obsessed with picking out baby names for the last 3 days. There is an urgent need in me to prepare and to nest at the expense of all else I'm supposed to be doing. I usually hope that the test results are positive and accept it when they aren't. I tested today, 3 days before my "anticipated period" (which I really can't anticipate because it never comes in regular intervals), and it was negative -- but something in me is yelling, "WRONG!" Did I test too early?

Have I just completely lost my mind?

One Pregnancy Symptom I had and Ive not read Anywhere!!

Hey Everyone,

So I wanted to share my new pregnancy symptoms with you. Because since looking up pregnancy symptoms and hoping to get most of the common ones and not quite getting them I thought I should share.


Numb Vagina Lips.....I know that sounds so strange but I haven't seen this experienced by anyone and I'm a symptom stalker lol ..... I notice this when I was wiping myself on 4dp fet 20po and really everyday since.

Implantation mucus....on 4dp fet was so not noticably obvious but I always check the paper when I wipe during these stages cause I don't want to miss anything. It was so light pinkish brown that I had to look closely to see if it was blood and it was. So I'm 100% sure it was implantation smidge.

Days leading up to implantation I've been so lethargic and tired like I've not slept for a day, my body is so heavy and but I've been getting 7-8hrs sleep daily.

Sense of smell very sharp, smell things before anyone else and then once I've mentioned the smell, then and only then do people notice it.

Craving for sour drinks....I started drinking pints of water with a whole freshly squeezed lemon and really couldn't get enough. This isn't like me,  love hot fruit teas.

lots of cramping in left and right front pelvis area. Never get cramps until 2 days before and or on the day of AF. And cramps usually in my lower vagina and around ovaries.

No sore breasts but they feel fuller.

Getting spots, I'm lucky I don't get them even when AF is due.

The cold gets to me quicker, Im a normal temperature when people are roasting hot and as soon as temp drops a few degrees I notice quickly and get cold, even though its still warmer than room temp. 

Lost appetite for proper food and craving more fruit.

Lastly feel a little more agitated, little things are annoying my which isn't like me.


Hope some of these help...I think the first symptom is the most unusual but Im experiencing it x


Let me know if any of these have happened with you.