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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!

Progesterone Level 40

I am new to this site, but have been wanting to join for a while. I am 29 and have been TTC for a little over a year. I had an early miscarriage in March. I was told I have PCOS (with non of the symptoms) and I just had surgery in April to remove a polyp and Stage 3 endometriosis. Our doctor said he removed it all and we should be able to conceive now. I am on day 21 of my cycle now and had an ultrasound done on day 13 (which showed 3 follicles measuring 20.5, 20.5, and 23.5 and uterine lining was 9). My question is, they checked my progesterone today and it was 40. Does this mean I may be pregnant?

Preggo Symptoms?

So for all those that understand these preggo symptoms...I was hopeing that someone might be able to help me figure mine out, if that's what they are. My husband and I recently married and before we got married we had decided to stop using the POPs. If it happened it happened. Now I have some symptoms but not sure if it's real or just in my head...kind of scared not sure what I am doing :/

I am about 10 DPO on a 27/28 day cycle...AF should be a knockin' Sunday or Monday

2-3 dpo- weird taste in mouth (never had before that's why I remember it), white/creamy lotion like CM

4 dpo- headache, started having acne which is really soon for me when I am expecting AF, lower back pain, gassy, nausea, no sleep

5 dpo- headache again mostly at night just before bed, really bloated, constipated, metallic taste again that morning, no sleep that night

6dpo- constipated, headache at night again, bloated, bad cramping in my sides and lower back, really tired

7 dpo- I was feeling really wet and horny in the afternoon but that morning I was pretty crabby, weird leg pain in my right leg by my hip, head ache again, heartburn at night, tired, crampy on the right side mostly

8dpo- cramping on right side and lower back, moody, thick white CM, tired, soar right nipple, really thirsty and hungry at night, VERY bloated feeling, took a test got a BFN

9dpo- really bad lower back pain and right side, hurt whenever I bent down or moved, really moody, I took my dog to the vet and on the way home I cried because I felt like it was a waste of time because the drive was longer than I was there(weird), ate a protein bar that tasted terrible, bloody taste, super itchy nipples in the pm, hungry in the pm

10dpo- today I feel really good..makes me think nothing is going on, nipples are a little soar but very light, not much pain, woke up feeling refreshed. I took my temp this morning and it has gotten higher in the past couple days. 98.7 this morning?

Anybody? Oh and no spotting at all....I feel like everybody says they get spotting. None here

We all like it up !!

Well temp is back to 36.92 today so up from 36.88- Not much but up is good right ?? 36.97 was my highest so Im hoping it will crawl closer to that tomo but a BFN this morning :-/ Yesterdays line was defo an evap cos if it was a faint bfp it would be similar or stronger today. FF shows 10 temps above coverline now so thats only 8 more to go- FXed that I go the distance. Keep seeing pushchairs and pregnant women everywhere. Is it one of those things you notice cos you dont have it and your more aware of it or is it a sign ?? Bit like when you buy a new car thinking not many people have it and suddenly you realise everyone has one. Bad analogy I know but you get the Jist.

Trying to find solace

Hello! I am a newbie to the tww site. Just found it today actually. I've been so touched by so many great stories. I especially found the "what they don't tell you" section to be exactly what I needed to read. I think it's great that this site exists! Up until today, I was feeling so alone! 

Just a little about me, I am 25, married for 5 years in August. I quit BC about 4 years ago, but we used other forms of protection. One older sister with two kids and one younger sister just out of high school. I have 2 SIL's on my DH side, only one am I remotely close to. My mother passed away 2 years ago, and I do not have a good enough relationship with my MIL to even consider going to her for any kind of advice. Is that bad?! I was so delighted when my SIL that I have become so close to, told me about their TTC plans. She also suffered a miscarriage a few months ago.

We had been trying at the same time. I was so happy to have someone I could talk to and someone who could relate. Last month, she got PG and I did not. DH and I have been TTC since about march, so only a few months. My SIL was only NTNP. I'm very happy for her and don't want to be the jealous downer, but I am totally struggling now. I know that it's silly of me to compare myself when so many others have much bigger and much more serious problems. But I feel like my TTC buddy is gone and that she's moved on to bigger things. We don't really relate anymore. And I feel so overwhelmed sometimes when I think of myself having to go through all these emotions by my self.

can anyone offer any bits of advice on how to cope with the frustrations?! And what I can do to try to not get so jealous of my newly PG SIL?! And how do I keep my nosy MIL from snooping?!

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.