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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!

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.


ICSI - BFP After Over 5yrs of TTC :)))

Hello Everyone, there is hope for everyone trying to conceive!!

Myself and my now husband have been trying to conceive for 5 1/2yrs and after the first year and only 28yrs old and no success we decided to get help. I'm a sufferer of endo I have stage 4 found out this year 2013 and we found out that my hubbys sperm has low motility although the count wasn't bad it also wasn't as high as it should be.

So 1st year of TTC I had my first laparoscopy and discovered I had slight endo at the time and my fallopian tubes were cleared. We continued to try naturally as we were told we could now conceive.

2nd year and still hadn't caugh pregnant. I had tests done and got diagnosed with Hyperprolactineamia ( So this could have been the reason why I wasn't conceiving naturally......

Now in the 3rd year and taking medication once a week to get the levels down in the pituitary gland. Once low enough we started having treatment for IUI x2 and they failed. My cycles are really regular so really didn't understand what was going on.

4th year Doctors realised nothing is really working. We tried ICSI after egg collection of 11 eggs, 7 fertalised and x3 of those 7 we're A* we had x1 fresh embryo put back after 5 days. On the day of transfer it was a difficult time for us because the doctor was having trouble finding my cervix again and couldn't suss out the correct size apparatus and cathetor to use on me and I strongly believe that in the end he just put my little embyro where he thought my uterus was and after 30 minutes of lying down I went to the toilet and naturally /i looked in the toilet to make sure I hadn't bled or anything and there was a blob of fluid like eggwhites in water, which I believe was my A* so it was never even inside of me :( I discussed this with the doctor and he was apologetic that I felt that way and put me forward for another laparoscopy becuase he did admit to struggling to find my cervix and said it would be better to find out properly what my internal issues were as they didn't do my first lapo. 6 frozen embryo blastasis waiting for me in a years time.

5yrs and laparoscopy done, disovered I had stage 4 endo the worst kind...bowels and tubes and ovaries stuck together. Laparoscopy done to release the ovaries, but bowels not released as no bowel surgeon on board in case of an emergency. Thing is my symtoms are almost non exsistant Im so thankful and lucky. But now that I know I have it that bad I've cut out alot of wheat, bread and caffeine completely and actually feel a whole lot better, my digestive system works so much better too. I changed my lifestyle, started fresh juicing and I tried to turn to natural medicine and found a natural product called A Womens Best Friend, its got really good herbs in it and it's great for people with endo. My cervix was tilted and so difficult to find and after taking this herbal tablets even the doctors were surprised how much my cervix had almost corrected itself. I believe that helped alot...only problem is it's expensive and you can only buy it online from America but its really worth it. 

5 1/2 yrs after giving my body a rest from meds and the surgery we had a few dummy trials to make sure transfer would go smoothly and they did. Then it was just timing with my natural cycle...couldn't go ahead with x2 of them becuase my egg didn't collapse but third time lucky we could go ahead with the frozen embryo transferr (FET) :))) Morning of the FET and the first two embryos have survived the freeze thaw process and they'll be both going exciting. Went smoothly and I am so positive about this time round....I had accupuncture straight after this time too but have been going for over 2 yrs so didn't want to stop now.

Three days until TWW is over and I tested on the morning of my 6 DP FET out of curiosity because I read on here that people had success at 5DP FET so thought 6th day nothing to loose hopefully and well I got my 1st BPF EVER on my digital tester it said 1-2 weeks pregnant...I was surprised, and I didn't scream the place down or cry I just couldn't stop smiling and hubby just kept thanking me and we just kept looking at eachother in disbelief and finally our turn and so so happy.   

Keep the faith and don't always accept medicine from the doctors unless you really really have to...if you can change something in your lifestyle naturally for the better, do body obviously wasn't ready to nurture a growing baby or maybe 2 :) and timing is everything. Looking forward to our official confirmation and every little twing and experience pregnancy brings. ***sprinkling lucky babydust on all TTC*** 

FED UP !!!

Needing to rant so feel free to move to the next blog lol


I'm only 7 dpo so have no reason to moan when I know there are others who are 15 dpo and more, but Im so blooming fed up. I kind of feel lucky with a lack of symptoms- the last time I had them so strong and early on we miscarried, so I think if it was like that again I'd be terrifed. But just something would be nice. The only thing I have to make me think hmmmmm is the serious hot flush I had yesterday. My small temp dip this morning is probably just be estrogen GRRRRRR. My nips have always been sore in my cycles- theyre not now- is a lack of soreness a sign??? I'm not my particular emotional self either- PMS usually has me crying at a washing up advert.

I know I'm not mad cos I have no doubt someone reading this is a serial googler trawling that search engine for some pregnancy sign that they may have missed. I just 'knew' when I was preggers with my sons, I think this is just wishful thinking. All of my backache has gone so I dont even have that now to go on. I will be grateful though when red arrives as I havent had that for nearly 3 months now, so at least it will mean my body is getting back to normal again. I know there is always a chance before its actually here but I think optimism left the room when I wrote the title up the top :-/


Well after the hot flush & a little bit of right sided pain yesterday I had a 'feeling' that today would see a dip ! Lets hope it was Imp. Fingers xxed ******


It went from 36.97 down to 36.84 (Not much I Grant you, but down is down) or for you Fahreners its....98.54 down to 98.31- I am praying I see spotting- if I see that then I WILL FINALLY BELIEVE !!!!!!!!