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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!

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Whoa!

Good afternoon!!

So after yesterdays post - a lot has changed!

Well I did in fact get the go to start my birth control yesterday! 

As mentioned before, I did have my HSG test scheduled for July 1st but my Drs. and staff were able to squeeze me in for an appt with the other Dr. next week !! yay! soo happy! First of all because I feel like it'll help me get through the process, i don't know if i could have gone one whole week without getting anything tested or done!

Also, my nurse consult appointment is scheuled for the 27th! Here is were i will learn about all the medications i will be taking, when i will start taking them and for how long! Exciting to finally have a timeline too and get an idea when ER and ET will be happening :D Who knew i'd be so excited to take meds, although ask me 2 days into the shots and im sure ill be excited to get it over with!

The hubby && i also booked our lil getaway before the madness begins! We'll be heading to Vegas with another couple! They are celebrating their 10 year wedding anniversary and invited us to go! So im excited to get some relaxation in before i get moody, sad and crampy all at the same time haha

Here's hoping our next vacation will be with a new little one <3

Until next time ... xox

trying to conceive

Any tips for me?

TWW 11DPIUI BFN... Could it change?

Morning... I am trying to stay positive on this tww. I am 11DPIUI and I couldn't help myself and tested this morning with a BFN. IS there any hope that this could be the month?

The "two week wait" that has a light at the end of the tunnel?...maybe.

Hi all!

I had my Doctors appointment yesterday to discuss my U/S results. She went through the meaning of all that was looked at during the scan and I was told that everything pretty much looked as she expected them to. So they have ruled out PCOS (what a relief - I didn't need that mountain to climb too) because my ovaries both look good and had no abnormalities and looked to be functioning correctly. I have a slightly thin endometrium but this is likely because I have not had an AF in so long and that I have not been ovulating - thus it never replenishes itself.

I was feeling rather relieved at that prognosis but now without a stepping stone to help us conceive our beautiful baby!

Thankfully she then discussed our next steps; Hubby has to have a SA, I have been told to get a 21 day progesterone, E2 and FSH level test... Though because I do not currently have my AF have been told to just do it as soon as I can and they will treat the results accordingly.

TBH I have no idea why she didn't order all the tests at the time of booking my U/S seeing as now I have to wait for another appointment (I am booked in next Thursday 27/06/13) to do those and it is only delaying things! :0( It feels like Dr's can't even comprehend how anxious you are during this time to just get things started, especially with infertility issues.

I now have only one worry - Yesterday I started spotting and today I have been cramping and have a light AF (can tell it is AF because there are small clots - sorry tmi!) My dilemma is that I am unsure whether to tell my Dr. If I tell her, I'm afraid that she might see this as my body regulating itself and therefore stall any futher help... But if I don't I'm afraid that it may skew any prognosis that she may think she has. What should I do?!!! Arrrgh! Decisions decisions.... Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated ladies :0)

Love and lots of Baby Dust xxxx

 

Update: I have just had a text message from DH's cousin (basically like a brother to us) - his gf of 6 months is pregnant. Sigh

He rang me and I congratulated him and am genuinely excited for him because I love him to bits... but now I have just hit a BIG low. I am at work (thankfully no boss in today!) and I feel like I want to cry. This is huge news and something that I would be horrendously happy about, were I not currently struggling with fertility issues. I have no idea what to do with myself, I desperately want to speak to hubby but he is at work and I have no way of contacting him... I just want to curl up in a ball.

Pffffft - why does life hurt so much sometimes? 

Don't know whether to be excited or nervous

So today has been 6 weeks and 3 days since my early miscarriage. I was 5 weeks along and had a natural miscarriage. The bleeding only lasted 6 days and suspected I would get my period as normal... My Hcg levels dropped quickly as I only had an Hcg level of 66 when I found out I would miscarry. 

 

For the past week I have been testing everyday because I haven't had my period yet. Today I tested a faint positive on a cheapy dollar tree test! Naturally I am very excited but I'm also terrified to be excited because last month my fiancé and I were so excited and not even a week later ourexcitement was ripped out from under us.

Lets hope this little bean sticks and is here for the stay<3

 

 

Implantation Bleeding while breastfeeding?

Hi all~

Ok, I am obsessing over the tww at the moment...My story...

I am currently breastfeeding my 11 month old son.  Af returned at 6 months pp and have been pretty regular.  I believe I am currently 9 DPO.  

O day: DH and I bd'd on O day and he "pulled out' (sorry TMI).  

4-6 DPO: I started to spot, brownish/dark red for 2 days. Aahhh..I am going crazy with all the lower abd twinges and mild cramps on and off. The spotting was maybe one tbls or so over the two days (TMI again!)

7-9 DPO: All BFn's so far with cvs early result brand and dollar store test (POAS addict) How can I get my mind off this crazy business?!?!

Has anyone had spotting while breastfeeding? did you end up being pregnant? 

If you did have implantation bleeding, was was it like? Please describe! (TMI okay by me :))

I almost forgot...I was at Mimi's Cafe yesterday and I smelled PEE in the hallway before the bathroom...and I actually told the manager!!! I am so embarassed now that I think about it.  But it smelled so strong at the time :-/

Baby bump or not!

Hi Ladies I'm new to this site so here is my story any info or help would be wonderful!

My Cycles are 24 days I know that I Ovulated on May 25th Hubby and I BD May 20th, 25th and May 27th then again on June 6th June 13th and June 17th.

AF-June 11, 2013 Tuesday ending June 12 Wednesday mid evening. ONLY 2 DAYS??? (normal period for me is 4 days).

On June 14th I woke feeling like I had to vomit on and off all day, so I took a test negative.
June 15 & 16th, nausea on and off all day, tired, constipated.
June 17th Monday woke up nausea again with mild AF like symptoms, very tired through out the day, then in the evening I had weird pinching in my lower right side which startled me (never had that before) it was on and off for like 10 minutes.
June 18th Tuesday - same symptoms less the pinching, decided to test again negative.
June 19th Wednesday - Today woke up with nausea, breast mildly irritated if i touch them and very mild like AF cramps across lower abdomen.

HELP!!! I hate this waiting game cause we are TTC and I MC in March @ 6WKS.

Thanks

And so it begins...

Good morning!! So today is officially CD2 which means I was sooo happy to see AF yesterday haha

I called my drs office and they were able to get me in today for my baseline appointment. It was pretty easy and painless...the painful part was waking up at 5:00 a.m. to make it to my appt on time at 7:40 a.m. unfortunately the closest office my Dr has is still about a 50 minute drive! All will be worth it! Anyways, I got my blood drawn and an u/s too! Was anyone else a lil weirded out at the fact of getting the u/s down while on your period ... i got over it eventually haha everything looks good! Ovaries look good, uterus and lining look good im feeling optimistic!

The nurse said someone was going to be contacting me today re: when to start my birth control. Someone has already called it in to my pharmacy so now i just have to wait for the go date!

Im very excited, actually hubby and i are both super excited! Feels like we are finally doing something to get the process going!

Next up .. HSG test - its scheduled for July 1st because my Dr. will be out of the office next week. Going to try and see if i can do it with a different Dr. only because my husband and i were wanting to get away the week of the 4th .. im assuming before the real process will be starting.

 

Until next time ... xox

Tubal Reversal 12/2012 short tubes. MUST READ!!

Me 39 three boys prior marriage

DH 40 no children

DS 21

DS20

DS 14

I have be stalking the TWW sight for a while, but TODAY is the day I NEED to share my story. I have been actively TTC 5 months. I had a Tubal reversal 12/2012 wound up with 5.4 cm tubes on both sides (short tubes), Endometriosis adhesions on one ovary removed during TR, along with large cyst on opposite ovary drained during TR. I am 39 years old (40 next month July) Went to fertility specialist the end of last month thinking I don't have time to waste here and he gave me a cup told me to have my husband provide a sample of his swimmers that they may be slow or imobile because of his age, that I am 39 which is hard to get pregnant at this age on your own without help, I had a tubal reversal which who even knows if my tubes are open, and that I had short tubes and that usually the eggs just drop off out of the short tube and don't attach creating a pregnancy because they are too immature to attach when they come out of the short tube, so the changes I would get pregnant again were pretty much maybe 5%. and that IVF was probably going to be my only option, or adoption and that that is still no for sure promise of a baby. I also knew that our insurance didn't cover IVF and that there is no way we could save up for such an expensive procedure in time to try to concieve and deliver before I was too old to have babies. Plus I wanted a baby of my own with my husbanbd.  I felt horrible, and like maybe getting pregnant would never happen for me. So with my head hung low, I carried my little swimmer collection cup home with me and thought, maybe we should just get a puppy. I sat the cup on the counter and that is where it still sits. As a reminder of defeat. Every day I looked at it, and sighed, but I so wanted a baby. I thought, I should appreciate the Dr's brutal honesty, and his candid ability to paint such a vivid picture of infertility. He was however a specialist who came highly recommended. Why even bother getting the swimmers looked at, its really just me that is broken. So I went and got a puppy. For a few days, I was preoccupied with the new puppy, so cute and her new toys and her pretty pink collar. Walking her every day and playing with her.. ,me and DH BD often when we wanted no pressure,But then she started whining in her crate at two o'clock, four o'clock etc.. get up take her outside to potty, give her some water.. up early,feed her, walk her etc. It made me think about how she was a little bit like having a baby.. but I knew that void would not be filled with a puppy, no matter how much I love her. So I thought, maybe one more month, I'll try. If its God's will then it will happen, I laid it at his feet and took a OPK as my normal O day had just passed, I thought maybe, just maybe I could catch the surge day now. Nothing...... the next day :-) Big SMILEY!!! the next :-) BIG SMILEY AGAIN. DH and I had been having fun BDing so I didn't say anything to him about trying again, I just let us have some fun, and went on about my business. Honestly, my O was not on the original day this time, it was late, but I figured, we had been DTD for a few days before so maybe if there was any chance then it would happen. I went on with life, read TWW boards, stalked charts, laughed and cried to many of your stories, felt joy and sadness as I read along. Not feeling defeated but at peace that it was ok to just live and let God work in my life and be happy with whatever he gave me. Fathers Day came and I thought OH wouldn't it be sweet to give my DH a positive test as a gift... but I wasn't even due to start AF yet not til Monday, I actually didn't have sore bbs as I always do during the month, But I was cramping like crazy so I knew she was coming. I went and bought two tests in preperation for the time I could test. I cratered and took an Answer strip that gave me a BFN but then when I checked it again BOTH lines were dark pink and huge!! I was like what, that isn't an evap line, its pink!!! I calmed myself telling myself that I couldn't even think I was preganant, it was too early and you can't read tests afer the given time, they are not accurate. So I read more on TWW sight and prayed a bit more. I got up today and had to pee so bad, I mean like OMG get to the toilet I might not make it bad!! So I ran down stairs and peed in a Dixie cup... then let the rest go in the toilet. I took out the digital and let her rip.... dip dip dip dip dip dip dip dip dip dip!!!!!! 10 seconds and capped it and waited. DH was now in shower getting ready to go to work. I looked and hour glass is turning turning turning.... I was like this is it!! No more worries, its in your hands God! PREGNANT!!!!!!! I SCREAMED!!!!!!! DH falls out of the shower dripping towel half wrapped,shaving cream on his face and flapping in the wind, running down the stairs to save his damsel in distress!! I met him at the bottom of the stairs and shoved the stick in his face... he was like what... what is it??? I  was studderin.... PR PRE PREG PREGN PREGNANT!!!!!

He grabbed the stick and said, I thought the Dr said it wasn't going to happen for us..as he studied it as if learning how to read. I said God said different!!! He was like... TAKE MY PICTURE,TAKE MY PICTURE!!!!! 

Newbie

Hi All,

I read these posts all the time and finally decided to join the group. I am on my 6th IUI and struggling so looking for a little support. =)

A little about me. I'm 36 years old, low FSH (8.5) and low AMH (0.61). I've had 3 IUI's on Clomid with poor response and poor lining. 2 cycles on Bravelle (2 follies) and this one on Follistim and GANIRELIX for 2 days then trigger shot with 3 follies. Last cycle I had one cyst so had to do BC for 2 weeks.

I am currently in the 2ww (IUI on 6/14) and started progesterone 2 days ago. Each IUI is emotionally becoming harder and harder and right now we can't really afford IVF (no coverage).I have pain just like last time so I am convinced I have a cyst. Does this mean I won't be pregnant. I think I am 4po.

Thanks all.  Also, any suggestions on how to not think 24/7 about every bodily function.... you all know what I mean.;-)

 

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