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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!

BFP or no?????!

Im 9 dpo. Took this tonight and the faint line appeared within the time frame. Thoughts?

Trying to stay relaxed and positive

I'm sure I ovulated earlier this week, and now I am having all these little cramps and pinches right above my pelvis mostly on the left.  I cannot help but think that implantation might be occuring in my left tube after losing my right one almost 8 weeks ago. I am just trying stay relaxed and positive.

I had a dream Tuesday night that I had a baby girl.  They only time I have ever had a dream like that was when I was pregnant.  I'll probably take a test Tuesday morning next week.

Visiting the doctor

They should give me a stamp every time I go to see a doctor. I'm sure I'll get that free bagel soon.

Endometriosis has almost entirely been ruled out. I'm very happy about that.

So I've decided to make another attempt at resolving some of my health issues. Tomorrow I am seeing the doctor about those horrid migraines and limb pains.

I've also secretly bought a bassinet in sale. I feel guilty about it, but also quite pleased. Let's hope it gets used in the foreseeable future.

Help ladies! A sign or no?

 Hey ladies… I am 6 DPO right now. This would be my third pregnancy If I got a BFP. however,  I have not been having any CM this entire two week wait. Both of my other pregnancies I had tons and tons of white CM all the way through till my BFP. Would you say I am probably out since I don't have any this time? Or would each pregnancy be different in that regard? 

Things infertility has taught me

1) Most everyone you know has only a vague concept of how fertility works, fueled by myths and the basically nonexistent sex ed in schools. 

We've all experienced this. Once you're past that learning curve of LH spikes, motility and morphology, and luteal phases, you have crossed into another realm of understanding. I know nurses who don't know this shit. And once you're here in this new realm, you realize you have no one to talk to. Even that friend or relative you talk to sometimes who is really supportive doesn't quite grasp it, and you feel like you're in a state of constant explaining anytime you bring it up to even the most well-intentioned people. 

2) Most people have no clue how ivf works.

I get it, it's a lot. And I blame item number 1 for a lot of the difficulty explaining it to people. I opened up to quite a few people about ivf, and even as I would update them, it turned into a big source of frustration for me because it's like I was constantly explaining and reexplaining. Even when we told people we have embryos, we were met with plenty of "so when does (husband) have to do his part" or "so what does that mean" *facepalm*. I'm saying all this to say, ivf gets LONELY, even when you open up to people. Because in my experience the majority of people just describe ivf as "expensive" and "exciting". They don't understand all the appointments, the meds, the waiting, the stages. And that gets kind of frustrating, when you're jacked up on hormones and are explaining to someone what a follicle is for the third time. A lot of fertility-privileged people truly see ivf as "easy", and that is a hard perception to struggle alongside. When I'm drowning in hormones and all anyone can say is "how exciting" it is that we're doing ivf, I kind of want to punch them.

3. You'll get over it.

You'll learn patience. You'll learn humility. You'll learn to reach out to people when things get hard, not because they know what it's like to struggle with infertility but because they know what it's like to be human. And when all else fails, you'll find an online community where you can vent to your heart's content about injections and follicles and FETs. You will be okay.

newbie

Hello everyone. for the longest time I have always read these blog posts in order to determine whether or not my symptoms were in fact pregnancy symptoms or not and thought why not join in on one finally, so here I am excited to join :). A lil backstory, I have tried to conceive for about 3 yrs now and haven't been able to. Went to the center for infertility as well to try some different treatments as well which didn't work either. Until recently, I got a hysteroscopy procedure done to remove what was found to be a septum in my uterus. The dr ok'd me to try and so I BD'd the first opportunity I got. I think I am at 7dpo right now and yesterday was by the far the weirdest day for me as I felt the weirdest symptom ever, tingling and itching around my nipples for about 3 hours. It was sooo bad I thought I was going crazy. On top of that I had lower back pain for the last 3 days as well as heartburn. Not sure if this is it but I really am hoping for it.

I want your ttc updates

How is everyone going?  Any news? What arecyour plans this month and how are you  changing it up?  Remember to  invest inna 'break'  cycle  every  6 months or so. It is just as beneficial for your body  as trying  a new tea, position, herb or medication!  Do it for your future beans!♡♡♡  

 

You never know. ... it just be the very thing that does the trick  ladies... 

 

Hope you are all really well and staying positive 

Love alex

17dpo.. and period 4 days late..

I really thought I was out this month..At 12 dpo i did a home preg test and it came back negative, like every other month i was very sad.. my period was due the day after the test but never showed..but it really felt like it was going to come, i expected to be there every time i wiped..but nothing..

Thick white Cm from 6 dpo -  8dpo and light cramps.

Yesterday at work i suddenly started feeling like im starting the flu, and was sneezing not stop.. Last night after putting chicken nuggets in the oven, the smell of the nuggets made me feel sooo sick, i could smell it hours after it had finished baking, i couldnt even bare the thought of eating them..

Today at 17 dpo AF still has not showed (extending my cycle to 36 days where my cycles have always been 32 days) Today im feeling even more flu-ish..  I have been feeling extremely tired, like i dont usually wish the day away but i just cant wait to get to bed at night..feel dizzy when im on my feet to long.

I still have cm every day since 8dpo but it is clear and watery, sometimes slightly slimy.. (sorry tmi)

Can it be that i am pregnant and that the pregnancy test i took 12 dpo was taken to early? Im nervous to test again and get another BFN.

Please some advise or guidance ladies! 

Retrieval Report

The past 10 days is a jumble.  Where to begin?

Doing an out-of-town ivf protocol came with its ups and downs. On the one hand, it was nice not feeling obligated to go into the office everyday when I would've been feeling rushed with all the monitoring appointments, and I had tons of time to "just relax", as much as anyone can relax during stims. On the other hand, I was crazy homesick a lot of the time and the traveling was a bit of a burden. I started out pretty strong, but when my retrieval got pushed to the day after my initial target date, I pretty much lost it and nearly hyperventilated in my hotel room. I was just so ready to be done with the bloodwork and the injections and the meds and to see my husband again (who joined me the evening before the retrieval -- can't make embryos without him!). But finally we got a surgery date and all was well in the world.

My protocol overview for those who are curious: clomid 50mg everyday, follistim 150iu every other day, ganirelix injection to prevent an LH spike, novarel hcg shot for trigger, and indomethicin tablets from trigger until retrieval (again to prevent premature ovulation).

We got to collect our specimen at the hotel, which was kind of cool and something that our old clinic absolutely forbade, and then we got checked in at the hospital. It was kind of overwhelming getting prepped for surgery. I think I envisioned it would be more like when I had IUIs, but I had to wear a hospital gown and surgical cap and everything, and I walked into an OR full of doctors and nurses before they put me under. I was kind of groggy from the anesthesia, but they told dh that they retrieved three mature eggs and that I had "a beautiful uterus". (Oh, the strange compliments you get when dealing with fertility... lol.) The target for the minimal protocol like what I did is 5, so I felt a little upset/nervous when they said 3, but the assisting obgyn was really enthusiastic about what mature eggs they were. It had seemed like I had a lot more follicles during the monitoring, but I guess a lot of them did not get big enough.  Anyway, we got word this morning that all three were successfully fertilized!!!  Now we wait for them to grow a few days and get our freeze results next week. I'm really praying that all of them thrive and survive. We are at least hoping that two make it for the transfer, but we'll take what we can get. *prayer hands* I'm staying far away from Google right now and relying solely on faith. I don't need statistics to know that miracles are possible.

So post-op, we made it home and are waiting for the next update. They told me I can't work out for two weeks due to the risk of twisting an ovary (!!!) so idk what the hell I'm going to do with myself, but I'm sure I'll manage, haha. Prayer and meditation! Ya know, I saw this thing the other day that said prayer is when you talk to God and meditation is when you listen to God. How crazy true is that?!? I've definitely been trying to do a lot more listening than talking these days.

Thank you all so much for your kind comments and well wishes. It put a smile on my face this past week more times than you can imagine. It's bizarre to have so many people rooting for us (not just here, but irl). A lot of love has been poured our way and it's been incredibly humbling and amazing. It's been a long road but I feel like maybe, just maybe, we're on the home stretch.

Faith, trust, and baby dust!

Looking for a buddy

I think I ovulated on 10/5 or maybe 10/6. So I think I’m 5-6 DPO. Today just a lot of cramping but I do that before before my cycle so who knows

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