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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!

My appetite is totally messed up.

Firstly, hello to all you lovely Ladies and thank you for posting on here.

This is my 3rd month trying for baby number 1, so I'm slowly finding my feet. I'm 34 and BF is 33. I'm 14dpo and I'm pretty sure AF is due today. I don't have a huge amount in the way of symptoms other than big bbs - which until yesterday kept giving me horrible sharp pains just in the right one (which I've never had before) and a strange appetite which leaves me hungry but not fancying anything. I've also lost my sweet tooth which is unlike me and the idea of cake and biscuits is actually repugnant! Also, I don't have a metallic taste in my mouth, but I've had a rather bitter taste for the past 3 days. Anyone else experienced this?

Quick funny story, about 2 hours hours ago i just got totally busted looking at my nipples in the ladies toilet mirror! I thought the veins on my nips looked especially blue (could have been the lighting) and so I was having a good hard stare at them. Anyway, I was so transfixed by them that i didn't hear the lady who came in and just ended up flashing her! i was so embarrassed, that i mumbled something about there being "a very good reason for this" and just ran away! lol

So anyway, I'm going to take a Clear Blue with FMU tomorrow and see what happens.Any comments/advice very welcome. 

And good luck to all of us!



babies with sereve brain damage or cerebral palsy

when I was pregnant with my son, at the 20 week scan they found out that he has fluid on his brain nearly every week i had to have scans to see if the fluid was growing and if his head was becoming bigger than normal. when I got to 7 months the fluid was covering most of the right side of his brain yet his head was still a normal size. the doctors told me the chances of him serving was very little and if he did serve he may not be able to feed or cry or hold my hand. those 2 months was the hardest time in my life but I tried to stay as happy as I could for my little one if that was going to be his last days I wanted him to be as happy as possible. I had my son 5 days after my due date when I went into labour at 3 in the morning I was very scared if I was going to go home with my baby or alone but I had to stay carm and relaxed for him. I gave birth to my son at 11 clock that morning I had a natural birth and when he came out they put him straight on my chest, at first all I wanted to hear was him scream it seemed like he was trying so they took him from me and taped his foot. all of a sudden my little boy was screaming :) it was the most happiest time in my life I just burst out in tears I couldn't believe it. he was taken straight for a scan then brought back to me about 2 hours after he started feeding straight away It was incredible. my baby boy is now nearly 10 week old his smiling, feeding and following my voice and face, holding my hand he has not needed help since birth. however I just had my results back of the MRI scan and they are telling me that the part of his brain that controls the breathing is not effected and the back of the brain is ok. but the right and left side has grow abnormally and there is large cyst on the right side of the brain compressing his brain and causing more damage which means he might have to have surgery. in the last week my little boy has starting jerking and closes his left hand more then the right and try's to cross his legs the doctors have told me these are early signs of cerebral palsy.

I would really appreciate it if anyone has gone through similar experience please share with me as I am not really sure what to look out for different signs of cerebral palsy as he is just like a normal baby

he is my little miracle baby :) x x x x

8 days late , BFNs...getting discouraged

I just want to know either way! I keep getting bfn on $ tree tests , I feel pregnant.  I have been pregnant before and feel the same. Boobs are full and killing me, temps high, emotions going crazy, had mid cycle cm and spotting,  peeing like crazy..... I need encouragement..... 

Need Help!!!

So...My period is very very irregular. I usually have my period every three months. Well last week would of hit the three month mark no AF. Well Thursday I went to the bathroom and wiped when I did on the toilet paper was a brown mucus clump (not big). I just figured that AF was on it way. Well the next day it was the same thing not a lot just sporatic when I went to the bathroom. On Saturday it was brown mixed with red blood so I knew I was on my way to starting and earlier that day I had random pains on my left side (pelvic area) well today is Tuesday and when I still wipe there is just streaks of red blood with cm again not a lot at all and random. I took a digital hpt this morning and is was a BFN. Any help would be so much appreciated from all the experienced ttcers! Thanks ya'll

Am I seeing things?

I am 7 Days late today and all my $tree tests show BFN!!! I took this FRER yesterday PM and I think I see a faint line but I need opinions please!

Faint BFP!

Okay, I'm freaking myself out a little bit so I need some help! I stopped using BCPS in May, and my DH and I started trying in June. I knew it might not work right after coming off BCPS, but I was so hopeful! Unfortunately, I didn't get pregnant. I never really recorded my menstrual cycles before BCPS, but I think they were pretty normal. My last one after the pills came 2 days earlier than I thought (26 day cycle instead of 28). I've never kept track of when I O either, so I really didn't know when to test this next time around. I was thinking my period due date was around the 25th to 27th (this Wednesday to Friday), but like I said, I'm not too sure how long my cycles are. Yesterday I drove myself crazy reading pregnancy blogs, and saw that a lot of ladies get BFPs 8-9 DPO. I figured I was around that time and just decided to go ahead and test. The only test I had at home was a First Response digital, and it turned out negative. I hate that! I was disappointed but knew that it was still pretty early. I felt like I was so pregnant though (bloated and cramping all weekend!) so I couldn't give up! A few hours later I tested again with an Answer brand test. A very faint line showed up just a minute or two later, and my DH and I were so excited that we ran to tell my mom! My DH then called all of his family and told them! I'm starting to worry now because I'm worried that it maybe isn't true! Our families are so excited and I'd hate to break their hearts! So, I need some advice. I attached the test I took last night, and another one I took this morning. Am I really pregnant??

Sorry it's so long, but I just wanted to cover all the details. :)

I need some input!

Hi all,

i need some more opinions!!!  I came off the pill in May and had my AF as per usual and then AF arrived right on time in June, about a 28 day cycle, however, I have not seen Af yet in July and I believe I am about 5 days late!  DF and I were not trying to concieve last month, we used the pull out method as if we did concieve we were fine with it as we want to try this month!

i am so concerned as to why AF hasn't shown up!  I took an HPT last Tuesday and got a BFN, perhaps it was to soon?  I have had slight AF like cramps and sore boobs!  But since we were not TTC I didn't keep track of when I O'd.  I am so so confused!

my main concern is that if AF is late and I am not pregnant will it be hard for me to track my ovulation with an irregular cycle?  I really want either a BFP or Af to arrive so I can start fresh this cycle!!  

Is it possible that I am obsessing (and I am) about all this and causing me stress and that is throwing off my cycle or am I just going to have irregular cycles??  Perhaps it's because I came off the pill in may and just need to adjust?

how do you track ovulation with irregular cycles?  I am going to take a cheapy $ test today I think.

thanks for your help!!!

baby dust to all!!!!

Advice Desperately Needed

I need you advice desperately. I've been really cramping about the last three days or so. But it's not normal cramping. It's the cross between having bad gas issues and not being able to poop (sorry tmi) and like a running pain but in my lower abdomen. Should I medically be concerned or could it be from implantation?  I started my period July 6, ovulated somewhere between the 12-16, and have 28 day cycles. I've never had these before and I'm a little concerned. It's almost like a bloated cramp 0. Any advice would be really helpful.... Thanks

grow follies grow!!


Since my last post i went to my RE's office for my first u/s and b/w while on my stim meds. They took my blood first to check my estradiol and then i went in for an ultrasound. the nurse said my lining looked good - i have 8 in my left ovary ranging in size smallest one is 6.64mm and my biggest one is 8.79 and in my right ovary i have 7 smalles one is 5.64mm and my biggest one is 9.22mm. That was my day 5 u/s

They scheduled me for another u/s b/w appointment tomorrow! Tomorrow will be my day 8 on stims so im excited to see how much they've grown since Saturday! I'm hoping they grow at the rate my RE expects them to! I also received the results for my estradiol and it was at 151. Im considering this a good thing since i read somewhere that it should be between 150-500 on day 8 of stims so we'll see how much it went up tomorrow. The Dr. also told me to stop taking Lupron so Saturday was my last dose of Lupron.

i just hope everything goes well tomorrow and continues to go as it has been.

as far as for how i've been feeling - ive been feeling a lil bloated and gassy, kind of how i feel when im going to get AF so its not too bad. I am not in any pain or feeling uncomfortable so im happy about that. I don't think ive been moodier or angry or extra emotional lately, which is a good thing the hubby and i have a safe word in case I get a lil out of hand haha and we haven't had to use it so i think that's a good sign!

In the boards I'm in for other July IVFers i've been seeing a lot of BFP which makes me soo happy and hopeful for my cycle. We've been so blessed to get this far and doing this procedure I just hope it keeps continuing this way - bc i know the hardest part is going to be after the ER and we have to wait and see if my follies fertilized!! I will be so anxious!

well thats all for now. best of luck to whoever is also going through IVF

* sticky vibes *

until next time ... xoxo

6 days late, BFN's :(

I am getting so anxious to get a BFP or AF!!! I have all the symptoms of being pregnant, and I am never this late! I am on CD 35!!! Please share your late BFP stories with me to help ease my mind!