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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!

Oopsie maybe 3

Hi ladies

I didn't think I'd find myself on here again. I used this site 4 years ago when trying to conceive my beautiful boy. He is turning 4 years old in May.

DH and I agreed we didn't want any more children and that 2 was enough (my DD is turning 11 this year) but an oopsie might have happend 2 weekends ago (maybe intentionally unintentional). I might have not been honest with DH about when I O'd which was the time we did alot of BDing.

I did inform him though that I "might" have o'd that weekend. He seems worried and somewhat excited at the same time laughing about it. Not realy sure what to make of it.

Anyhow, I do feel some strange "symptoms" and I don't know if it is all in my mind or if it is for real.

I should be around 9-12 DPO now (my app and my body is not agreeing on the same day). As I have been out of the game for quite some time I have forgotten alot of things. Perhaps someone can help me out as google is very misleading.

When is your O day? I had egg white CM on CD12 but my app predicted I would O on CD15. So is O day the day you have egg white CM or a few days after that? We BD'ed on CD13, 14 and 16.

AF is expected to arrive in 5 days (Sunday).

With my son I got a BFP on 12DPO.

Will test tomorrow morning and see what it says.

I'm kinda secretly hoping for a BFP. But I am scared if it is a BFN then I might not have this chance again.

IsolaGrace98, I inverted your pic

Sorry, I didn’t know how to just put this pic in a comment on your post! 

Faint Positive or Evap?

Photo taken about 10 minutes after test was taken. Taken at about 4pm, 9DPO- First time TTC, been feeling nauseous randomly for a couple days. May have O'd a day or two before (so may be 10DPO now), AF coming in 6 days. I stared at the test for so long, and saw this- had to take the test apart to get a good picture. It's a Rexall test from the Dollar Store, so its meant to have the test like, and a cross line (which isn't shown because it's a part that's attached to the test, does not appear on the strip). So does this look like a faint positive or an Evap????? Helllllp!!! Vooming in makes it disappear!

Faint Positives? 9dpo

Welcome to My World of Calendar Gazing & Sperm-Friendly Lube

I’m among the women who were told it was ok to “try right away” after miscarriage, so as soon as my body was done ejecting contents of our blighted ovum last week, my partner and I were back to business as usual.

”You bought new panties?”

”Yeah. To try and make it fun again.”

”Oh. Yeah, that’s a good idea, I guess...”


(awkward silence followed by intercourse)

Sometimes I think of my loss in terms of science- that it happens in nature all the time, and that there’s no good in taking it personally. Monkeys miscarry. If they go through this, anyone can.

But at other moments I freak out and convince myself that it happened because I kept my prenatal vitamins near our radioactive microwave during the 6 months I took them and might as well have rubbed uranium on my womb, or that maybe the embryo didn’t make it to fetus status and disintegrated because I went on a 9 hour road trip or breathed too much air freshener at my job.

Perhaps the embryo sensed that its would-be parents bicker too much, plus our apartment is messy. Did it change its mind?

Maybe it reneged when my cellphone sent one too many radio waves through my purse and into my endometrium. 

I even find myself wondering if people had ill thoughts towards me, or some random stranger I cut off getting on the train gave me the evil eye and it “reached the baby.”

It’d be great to shift gears from this cycle of thinking but it hasn’t been that long since the hard-won contents of my uterus emptied themselves.

Even if I could sweep these emotions away with a magic broom, I‘m not sure what would come along to replace them. Probably just raw anguish. It‘d be the emotional equivalent of looking at the sun for an extended time period.

I look at my “ladies’ app” a few times a day and try to retrace my steps.

What  did I do differently a couple months ago when I finally conceived after all that trying? What were the signs that it had worked? Why did it backfire in the end?

The infuriating truth is that, when compared to previous months, nothing I did during the month of my doomed BFP was especially different. Technically we BD’d less, but big whoop. I‘ve come to believe thst, short of timed intercourse and healthy living, at best it’s all just a crap shoot. 

All this calendar gazing, the strategic prepping of softcups with gloopy school gluey Preesesd, the supplement popping and fastidious caffeine avoidance... I guess one way to look at it is a revisitation of self discipline. If I were to apply this much purpose and attention to my professional life I’d be the CEO of Disney by now or something. If I could have projected these passions onto fitness and general wellbeing I might be a renouned personal trainer at this stage.

Instead, I am a childless late-30’s educator with a very ordinary day-to-day life but extraordinary regret that I was so naïve about what it would take simply to biologically become a parent. Scarier yet, I’m just scratching the tip of the fertility iceberg. This is a picnic compared to what lays in store for many of us.

Babies. What a scam.

Ugh. Listen to me. Downersville USA.Please go watch a heartwarming romantic comedy under a fluffy blanket with snacks and know that in spite of all the heartache, hope springs eternal. I’ll be the first to admit it.

I just want to be a mommy!

This is by far one of the most challenging times in my life.  I am 39 years old TTC for the first time. We have tried for over a year, to no avail.  I am on my second IUI procedure and currently in the TWW.  As a I read some of the blogs on here it amazes me how many women are going through the exact same thing.  One thing that is striking me is that I am not as diligent and detailed with timing and maximizing best possible outcomes.  Thank you all for sharing your stories because I am learning a ton and am taking away some tips and tricks I've read along the journey to conceiving.  Any advice, guidance, and encouragement you have is certainly welcomed!

If you can relate please give me anything!

Hey guys.. im new to this website & i just wanted to tell alittle about myself. My name is lexi and I am 24 years old, this is my 2nd cycle ttc & I have awesome faith. Today is ovulation and I had intercourse Monday the 12th and yesterday the 15th. Yes I am aware that it is too early to test or even have any signs of pregnancy .. but I did feel tight in my pelvic area any ideas ..please give me any advice for a smoother two week wait. WISH ME BABYDUST lol.


hello everyone.

Im new here. I am 41 years old with a 9 year old daughter and have been TTC for 20 months now, without any luck.

i’ve been thinking IVF since Im not a spring chicken anymore.

I started this really watery period on day 23 of my cycle which is pretty weird.

i’ve been reading here, but I would like to know what BDO and CD and all these 3 letter thing mean. Is there a glossary somewhere?

and Also I have a feeling that Im pregnant, my period is just soooo watery and light and soon that It doesnt sound like a period.

any ideas?


great news, well I’m not pregnant yet still waiting to find out in 12 days time but if this is not successful (still hoping it is) then we have been given an NHS IVF round!! 

3 dpo

 I’m on 3dpo and feeling very tired and crampy. This is my second cycle on Femara. Anyone out there on 3dpo that we can track our tww symptoms together?