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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!

Let's talk about these PIO injections...

These really deserve their own post.

All right. I'm going to be honest. These things SUCK! Lol. I'm in a lot of pain a lot of the time. I even wake up in the night with an ache. Does it get better? 

The first one we did was the worst. I think I tensed up and omg it felt like liquid concrete was being injected into my butt, but to be fair I also think that one was a tad low (more in line with the butt crack than above that line, not really purposely that low but hey we were doing our best okay, lol). The instruction videos talk about how higher is better. So we went higher and I made sure to relax and those went a thousand times better, but I can't shake this soreness! It's like having a bruise deep down in the muscle, and I'm always very stiff on the side where we've done it, which is agony for me because I'm usually really active. I've started heating it before the injection as well as after, and that helps. I've also taken to using a rolling pin on the muscle and as much as that's a hurts-so-good kind of feeling it really helps ease the stiffness for a little while. Does anyone have any other tips? Obviously moving it is key, despite the ache. I've been trying to stick to my regular workout as much as possible and it helps so much, but again that's short-lived. Another challenge is that very soon I need to learn how to do these myself for whenever I travel. Currently dh has been doing them, and it's actually been really sweet. I think it makes him feel involved and important, which makes me really happy. :)

Anyway, this may just be my fate for a while, and I get that. As long as it keeps our embryos (which should be blastocysts today!) happy then I would do it forever lol. And I can also thank the PIO for rescuing me from drowning in estrogen sadness like I was before it started. Pros and cons!

I welcome any expertise and all well wishes. :) Thanks! 

Help!

I have no clue what is going on. My temps never stay this high unless I’m pregnant. Usually by 12dpi the are in the 97.60 range. But all of my hpt’s have Been negative. What is the deal? 

The embryos have landed!

Two little high quality beauties were transferred this morning! I got to watch the little blip on the screen and then pretty much immediately begged to go pee, lol. I hope after surviving the ice age they'll decide my uterus is the perfect new warm cozy home. ♡ We're traveling home today where I plan to keep my feet warm, eat avocados, and slice up a pineapple for good measure. 

This whole experience has been pretty surreal in a sense. We've received so much support and love! As one of our close friends told us, "If science can make my hair grow back then surely it can help you have a kid." :'D

I would not call this a ten-day wait so much as a 10-day exercise in patience and faith. The doc gave us a 70% chance of pregnancy per the statistics, but I don't need statistics to know that God truly works miracles, just like when He gave us three eggs and three embryos.

Sorry I'm being so sappy. Blame the drugs, lol. Speaking of drugs, those PIO injections are a BEAST!!! Like wtf??? I've got dh doing them so far and I think we're getting better at them because that first day I was in complete agony. I travel some for work though so I'm planning to work myself up to doing them solo if needed. We've so far been sticking with the same side, then I think we'll switch every 3 days. I just can't imagine having both sides feel that sore at once, I'd be bed ridden. But I'm taking it all in stride. :) Never thought I'd be grateful for painful shots but here I am! There's beauty even in the storm, I think I've learned.

Anyway, that's all I've got for now. Thank you all so so much for the prayers, thoughts, and all the sweet comments you've left me. I feel so humbled by it all and can only say that I'm overflowing with gratitude.

Faith, trust, and baby dust!!!

How is everyone going? New and Old friends!

Hope you're all staying positive and  focused! Tell me your ttc news ! 

 

Love alexandra

It's been an awfully long time!

Hi there, I frequent this website, mainly to check on everyone's journeys in hopes that I will see BFP's from some veterans here (looking at you spazz ;)! ) You guys are the real experts when it comes to cycles so I was hoping you could shed some light on this cycle I'm in, help? I am attaching my kindara chart. I had a temp drop yesterday so I expected to get AF yesterday/today but no sign. Instead I'm getting a ton of super fertile looking CM? I was back up to a 97.9 BBT today. ???

Clomid 2nd round after 1st round chemical pregnancy

Clomid Cd 5-9, currently Cd 10 after chemical pregnancy. Not trying to have a pitty party here but I'm not nearly as excited about this cycle. I want to be excited but I can't find any sort of optimistic outlook. I was so sure last month was my month, and for a very short while it really was. I am still more upset then I really want to be about it, I want to be as chill and confident and stress free as last month. 

This sucks it's really sad and I am letting myself be in a crappy mood. I'm letting it be crappy and I am accepting the situation so I can let it go. I am grateful that my body got pregnant and I am so grateful to have my husband who is my rock.

Sick of Biotex Spammers

Anybody else utterly sick of those biotex spammers? It's disgusting the way they are pretending they are real people to try and catch desperate customers. It infuriates me beyond measure. 

Women come here in difficult times for support. Stop preying on them!!!

TTC #3

its been a while since I’ve posted on this site. I do still come by every now and then to read BFP stories. This month we are TTC #3. I was put on femara 2.5mg on cycle days 5-9. It’s my first time ever using femara to conceive. im really hoping that we get it on the first try as it took a year for #1 and #2. Attached is my chart so far. I’m hoping to see my temps get a little higher and stay that way over the next few days. 

Chemical pregnancy after ttc 7 years with PCOS on clomid

CD 28 (12dpo) bfp

CD 29 (13dpo)hcg beta 21, progesterone 21.7

CD 33 (17dpo) hcg beta 14

CD 35 (19dpo)full force af

I've been told to count CD 35 as CD 1 and take Clomid CD 5-9 with progesterone blood work at 7dpo.... just a repeat of last month basically.

How emotionally draining this clomid cycle + early miscarriage has been. I'm in a terrible miserable mood. I feel bipolar. I feel bad for my husband. He has to deal with me.

Last cycles optimistic outlook has completely vanished.

And I don't know how many more times I will hear maybe I'm "trying to hard" before I make a scene and be a complete lunatic.

TTC 1

Hi,

My name is Massy and this is my first time trying to conceive/plan a baby. I have 3 kids ages 16, 11 and 7 all turning another year this year. I got married young anf had my first daughtr at 15 years old. Since then I been afraid of admitting that one of my life dreams was to plan a pregnancy once I was a professional and with a partner that was equally excited and prepared. I was in a previous relationship 4 years ago for almost 14 years. I conceived all my children with this partner. It was not bad but I was sucked into that life because I got with him at 13 years old and him being 10 years my senior. Then thus I had a baby and then from there it all was all big numb dream.

Nedless to say 3 years ago I meet a wonderful man, me and him are about the same age I am 31 almost 32 and he is 30 almost 31. We both been preety much in love but afraid to admitt it to eah other and actually settling in. But since late last year, we have grown founder of accepting and forgiving our mistake and actually starting over. We came to a conclusion that we wanted to try to have something together and for him to be a step dad to my kids and how we can intragate both of us into one. We recently had though we where expecting because I had a late period in January. Supposed to come 1/11 but came in 1/29 ( different period more brownish and then a heavy period and ended in 4 days instead of 5). Well short story, I have decided to plan the baby, with basal thermo and all... Any advice!

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