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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!

2nd RE appt

Those clear blue digital advanced tests never gave me a peak symbol showing that I was ovulating this month. They read as low fertility from CD 13-17 (6-10 to 6/14) then that dang flashing smiley face showed high fertility on CD 18-CD23. So I wasnt able to tell when or if I even ovulated until I had my progesterone drawn on CD24 (6-21). I was suprised when the nurse told me that I ovulated a week earlier on CD 17 (6-14). I called clear blue and gave them the what for, because their tests should not have showed that I had high fertility for 6 days after i ovulated. They are giving me a refund as soon as i mail in the UPC and reciept.  One interesting thing, though, is that the lady from clear blue told me that the tests pick up ovulation when it is at a level of >40 and if i only ovulated at a level less than 40,  then it wont show it....but it definately should not show high fertility up to 6dpo.  She suggested i use a different brand in the future.

So I started AF a couple days ago and I went to my second RE appt today (CD3). I had what seemed like tons of bloodwork done. They took 4 tubes and did like 7 different lab tests. I also had an ultrasound done which showed only 4 antral follicles on the right side and 6 on the left side. The MD explained that was low, he usually likes to see 10 on each side. He said that he thought my best option was to go directly to IVF because anything else might just be a drain on my resources. He said that the spotting I have been having this past year could be due to my low egg quality/diminished ovarian reserve. He told me that at my age, I have a 42% chance of becoming pregnant using the mini ivf procedure and the cost is about 9k.

I felt devastated. I called my husband on the way home from the hospital and cried. After thinking about the situation for a bit, he told me that he would be willing for us to try IVF. I am now scared of failing that also.

11 DPO...+

11 DPO,

BFP yesterday!!!!!


Today I am swollen! lol

I am so bloated, and my BB's are so sore...what a difference a day makes!

My cm is now like green-ish toddler snot (Sorry!) 

I was nauseaus this morning...and I was happy as a clam!





Can't stop crying

AF came to visiT at 13dpo. This is our 6th iui and I just can't stop crying... I hate feeling so hopeless and helpless. Im completely terrified because we really can only a afford 1 IVF which I think is the next step....

If that doesn't work I don't know what.

TTC #2 journey

hi ladies 

here we are again it's June 27th 2013 11:46 am and this is my ttc #2 journey well as I said in my first blog ever lol me and my husband have been ttcing for seven months now so from dec to may we've had no luck and its been frustrating but I'm not giving up.... 

But now here we are in June my last af was 6/1 and it lasted 5 days I would say I was so busy I really didn't keep track...anyways I o'ed on 6/15 I would say I don't really keep track with opks or temping but I just check my cervix and go based on cm and the cramps in my sides which did happen on the 15th well my tww began on the 16th of course so here are my symptoms so far 

1dpo - 4dpo nothing 

5dpo- began getting nauseated not to much 

6dpo- still nauseated some joint pain cervical position not to high and hard and closed 

7dpo- still nauseated gassy soft bm cervical position same 

8dpo- nausea gassy frequent urination soft bm headache cervix beginning to raise 

9dpo- nausea gone boobs feel full and little sore soft bm cervix high joint pain 

10dpo- tested with fmu dollar tree test bfn, soft bm boobs same nausea returned cervix high and getting soft 

11dpo- soft bm boobs the same nausea 

12dpo- this is yesterday my cervix was high and soft soft bm nausea I vomited at night couldn't sleep I also had two drops of pink when I wiped I checked my cervix to see if it was low and hard because that's what happens when af shows but was still high and soft after that nothing but I did alot of house work yesterday because we are moving and I wanted to clean real good and I started that at 9:30am and didn't stop till 5:00pm and this was moving furniture sweeping mopping the whole nine yards so I don't know if I over worked myself and if I am pg that it caused me to spot oh and a little note I've noticed that a few days before af my cervix always drops and is hard here we are three days before and nothing yet Af is due on 6/29 

13dpo today- 8:30a I woke up still spotting but not pink just brown boobs the same soft bm still cervix still high and soft af due in two days n went to the bathroom at 10:30a spotting stopped

so that's everything so far ummm ill keep track of my spotting I've noticed right now at the moment that I'm feeling dizzy this is new I'm gonna take it easy today just in case that if I am pg and the spotting was due to overwork yesterday that I don't cause any damage so ill keep you updated and well see if af is coming or like I hope stays  far far away I won't be testing till untill the day after af is hopefully late so fingers crossed and ill update you guys tomorrow :0) hope this is helpful to you guys 


TTC #2 after iud removed

this would be my first blog I've done since try to conceive beginning in December so here is my story to catch you up......

we began ttcing our first back in 2007 like the end of 2007 we had no problems getting pregnant the problem I had was keeping the pregnancy I mc my first at 8 weeks in 2007 then we got preg again in the beginning of 2008 that one was a surprise being the fact that I was on bc but we lost that one within two weeks of being pg then we got pg again but wound up losing that one too thats when we decided to rest a little. Then in oct of 2008 we decided to try again low and behold in nov we conceived and found out we were pg the day of our wedding on dec 5 2008 well it turned out my body wasn't producing enough progesterone to keep the pregnancy going so with this pregnancy the drs right away put me on progesterone and low and behold it worked on July 24th of 2009 6:30 pm we welcomed our beautiful baby girl Isabella into the world and she's been going strong ever since.....

after that in September we decided after the long road we went for our baby girl that I was gonna go on bc I didn't want to do the pill cause I was not good at remembering to take them so I decided to get the iud BIG MISTAKE for the first year I didn't notice any change just that it was good bc so i thought well for years two and three my moods changed I was always losing my patience getting crazy angry when if u were to know me I'm a really patient person it takes alot for me to get angry my periods were even worse more painful heavier just all around horrible even the sex was getting painful (sorry tmi lol) so I told my husband that I couldn't do it anymore I had to get it out and so I began that journey I had no insurance what so ever and who would of thought a simple 2 second procedure would cost so much so I decided to do what I shouldn't but it was my only other option and come to find its the same thing the drs would have done so on November 26th 2012 I took the little booger out at home and this is where our ttc began 

my cycles were the same on and off the iud so I had no trouble there but now here I am 7 months later with no luck or so I think right now but that's for another blog lol but this is my story and I will continue to keep u guys in the loop here's to all of you out there waiting on your bfps 


TMI Update

Sorry for getting all technical everyone but if Im blogging then Im keeping it honest and real- they are the bfp/bfn stories I like reading & if it helps someone who just needs to pass the time by reading my rambles then thats fine with me :)

11 dpo @ 18.30 after the 'spot' : Watery Discharge & more ewcm

help with trigger shot info.

Good morning,

I am hoping that someone can give me some advice.  I have been TTC for 26 months.  My cycles have been very irregular lately and I had to quit trying at times bc of cysts on my ovaries.  Well, we BD on Sunday 6/23 on my day 14.  My monitor said high fertility.  I was scheduled for an ultrasound on day 15 because we came to the conclusion I was ovulating later in my cycle.  Guess what? I had an awesome follicle on my right side.  My left side is completely blocked:( I was ecstatic because this rarely happens.  So, I got the trigger shot on day 15, Monday.  They said no intercourse that day, wait until Tuesday.  Well, Tuesday-- our air conditioner went out and water everywhere, so we were stuck cleaning that and did not get to BD:( My first surge showed on Saturday and I still had not ovulated at 9:00 a.m. Monday morning.  Two ?'s:  Let's say I was going to ovulate naturally on Monday.  Will the shot prolong it until Tuesday or would I have ovulated since I was probably going to any way.  Alos, since we didn't BD in that 36 hour time frame, do I still have a shot?  I have also been on 100 mg of Clomid and 1500 Metformin.  I am still cramping day four after shot.  I didn't start cramping until early Wednesday morning. 

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm Pregnant!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ok, the FRER line was def there, but faint.....

so I ran to the store...and bought several kinds...

1 cheapie, 1 answer plus, 1 more FRER, 1 Clear Blue easy digital...

and did them all at once! 


figured I had better odds that way? 


10 DPO

I am shocked!!!! Happy Tears for sure!!!!

Now I have to find an amazing way to tell my Hubby and kids (age 9 & 7)!

Hugs and Prayers and Baby Dust to ALL!!!!!!





Two Lines!!!!!


Faint Positive on FRER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Going to buy 12 more tests of varying brands to confirm!!!!!!

What do you think?????

7 DPO...

Everything tastes too salty, even cheese


Not feeling pregnant

Acne break out


Leg pains

Prob PMS

Groin pain/ twinges


more cm



Headache/ Migraine




Craving bacon




Tired Tired Tired

Bloated Feel HUGE

Acne – large whiteheads and blind pimples

Groin twinges


Craving bacon