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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!

help! going crazy!

I'm just going to give you a breakdown of symptoms 1dpo 2 dpo 3 dpo fine 4 dpo stuffy nose achy sick feeling 5 dpo slightly tired think i see some bumps on the areolas , 6 dpo tired, gassy, slight crampy, 7 dpo extremely ealy evening sore sore boobs felt heavy hot and nips was erect and felt like glass ,pinch in left pelvis area side area, then left then off and on dull cramps in various spots in abdomen slight back ache, did i mention tired. Slept a long time that night, oh ya chills. 8 dpo flushed cheeks, sore bbs not as sore bumps on nipps, low center back ache, tired, BFN on Frer. 9 dpo still crampy like period cramps pulling and pinch weird feeling in groin, bbs not as sore soreness fluctuates, thin stringy clear cm (started on 7dpo increasing daily). Weird pulling feeling behind belly button then low center bach ache some cramping little flushing, emotional BFN CB BFN FRER. 10 dpo cramps kinda subsided still bloated heavy feeling below in groin sore neck boobs tender a little weird food wants and dont want, queasy off and on no vomiting. More energy today, high cervix kinda soft no heavy cm but cm in cervix was clear jelly like no stretch, diarrhea , bright urine could be vitamins. oh yea constipation in 3dpo-7dpo. Really weepy and now irritable so i weep and yell. BFN BFN BFN 3x off brand FMU, FRER SMU, FRER Late Evening. Symptoms feel like they are gone no cramping...but I did get some queasy spells, like motion sickness, no vomit, foggy brain 7dpo-10dpo dizzy 8 dpo-9dpo.

Oh hey, it's me

I guess it's been about 6 months since I popped by here. Idk why I got the urge today, maybe it's just that I have been feeling a little out of sorts emotionally as we close out one season and prepare for fall, and blogging sometimes helps me sort through things. We just passed our 5 years TTC anniversary, but honestly our lives have felt very post-ttc for most of this year. It feels like a lifetime ago that we did our retrieval and our FET. Turns out time does heal some wounds, or at least dulls them. I've gotten a lot better about existing in the present instead of dwelling on the past or worrying about the future. You can only be where you are. We're doing our final FET between Thanksgiving and Christmas. (Now that I'm looking at it, I realize that planning to spend a small fortune right before a gift giving holiday was not great planning lol.) I don't have my protocol packet with all the endless dates and meds in it yet but we're on the schedule. I guess we'll see how that goes. In the meantime, I've been working on a book about infertility and how I've used yoga and meditation to learn to live with it. Nonfiction is a new realm for me (typically I write fiction) but I'm enjoying it. It has actually been really cathartic. I'm hoping to have it out on digital shelves before the end of the year for anyone interested. Anyway, I don't sort through the posts here anymore but I do pray for you guys often. Please know, wherever you are, that you're not alone. :)

Over 45 and I think I see a second line!!

Hi all, I'm sitting at work freaking out more than a little, after many years of trying, and peeing on hundreds of sticks, I think I see a second line. Does anyone else see it??

7 DPO... itching to test!

Hi all x Just wondering if anyone out there is in the same boat as me... I'm currently on cycle #4 of TTC, was CONVINCED last month I was pg as had sooo many symptoms, but AF showed (4 days late?! - never happens) So, back to it and I am currently 7 DPO, desperately trying to resist the urge to poas... have internet cheapies so satisfy the urges but I know it's too early and could do without the hope dampener of a BFN! DH and I dtd twice around ovulation (I can feel when I ovulate). We have a son, a daughter and this will be the third. I have 1 fallopian tube after an ectopic but 2 ovaries - had both children from the tubeless one - amazing bodies we have! Anywho, just thought there may be someone out there that could do with a 2ww buddy, keep track of any signs and (maybe) keep each other sane?! I will be testing soon... As always, best of luck and huge amounts of baby dust to all xxx

BFP 5 DPO? Or evap line

I’m assuming that I must have gotten my ovulation date wrong, because I have a vvvfl on a Walmart cheapie that showed up 10 min after I peed. I took these on two separate days, but now I am unsure if they are evap lines or true BFP. My fiancé and I have been trying to conceive for 9 months and we’ve had two miscarriages in the run. I don’t want to get too excited. Help??


I have to tell someone because I’m super excited tomorrow is our 2nd anniversary and I’ll be able to give him the best gift ever! He doesn’t think his swimmers swim lol and this morning I took a $1 pregnancy test at 3am now I can’t even go back to sleep. I’m 11 dpo maybe 10 not sure of the exact number. This is my first hpt this cycle.. the previous months I start testing at 7 lol. This is our 3rd cycle trying and my first month not really caring if it happens because we are in the process of building a home. Gods timing is so perfect. His first child, my 2nd. Anywho let me get to the good part and tell you what worked for us this month. We tried the FertilitySmart Conceive for women the first time this cycle and miraculously it worked. The previous 2 months I tried fertility blend and he just took his regular vitamins while both of us take a fish oil daily. I also take Evening Primrose oil up to ovulation to help with cramps because since I been off birth control in January I’ve experience heavy cramping during ovulation. One thing that helped with cramping was acupuncture but I didn’t do that this month because it’s expensive. Last month I went on day 2 of my cycle right then and there she got rid of my cramping, mood swings, and heavy bleeding. I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to get pregnant. Also, instead of dtd everyday, we dtd every other day leading up to ovulation. I think that worked better for us. As far as symptoms, I didn’t check for them this cycle because the last 2 cycles trying I just knew I was pregnant from cramping and mood swings haha.

Much better bfp today

Keep going little squidgy you're growing so fast! Af due on sunday and already getting bfp :) think I'm approx 10dpo.

BFP for me

Picture of my faint bfp from this morning

First IUI starting my TWW

Hello! First, I guess I should give some background. I’m 39 and have endometriosis. I’ve never been pregnant before and honestly, we’ve only been trying for a couple years. My husband has a 13 year old from a previous relationship. When we started trying, I had my blood work done and he did a sperm analysis. He’s fine and my blood work came back great. We saw a fertility specialist about a year and a half ago. He wanted to jump straight to IVF. We do not have any infertility insurance coverage. IVF was just not an option then, and isn’t now either. So, we decided to “let go let God”. That didn’t work. Today I had my first IUI. I used chlomid CD 3-7 and today is CD 12. I had a positive ovulation test yesterday. We are using my regular Obgyn, not a fertility specialist (due to lack of insurance coverage). All I’ve used is chlomid. No trigger shot, no crazy monitoring of blood or US. I know it’s a long shot, but at least we did it! I plan on getting new health insurance in January if iui doesn’t work for us. But for now, we are trying our best with what we have. I pay a fortune for it, you would think it would be better frustrating!! I wait. Has anyone else done iui with only using chlomid? I would love any feedback! I know the wait will drive me nuts, but I’m hoping it goes fast! Baby dust to you all!! xoxo

Seeing lines

Hi everyone, so decided to do a hpt this morning as I might be 10dpo and af is due this coming wknd so potentially only 5 days away. Anyway it was Def a bfn but I swear a can see a vvvv faint positive line on the cb test but nothing on the cheapie dip stick. I know theres nothing to do but wait and test again in a day or two but it's so exciting and don't want to tell dh until its a Definite bfp or bfn. Pretty sure that I've gone line crazy like most women TTC seem to lol why can we not just give ourselves 6 weeks and if no af then do a dd was a surprise so although a missed period for me was alarming I chalked it up to stress then as I started falling asleep on the sofa at 5.30 me and dh decided to take a test to rule out pg and low and behold immediate and incredibly strong bfp. but like i said, I was around 6 weeks just didn't know it at the time! Fast forward 5 1/2 yrs and here I am squinting at tests trying to see lines lol good luck to you all and thanks for reading xx