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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!

Ovulation acne

For the last year or two I have been having acne before my ovulation. Usually about a week before I break out terribly and by the time I ovulate I don't even want to leave the house. It's a very strange thing really. Surely nature wants me to procreate, so why does it make me look like a swamp monster during my most fertile days? Couldn't think of better birth control than being as reclusive as Dracula on a sunny afternoon.

I am considering going for my first insemination round next week when I ovulate. Exciting and very scary at the same time. It feels a bit weird to choose an anonymous donor. I hope my child, if there is one, won't blame me for that. Sometimes I wish I had a crystal ball, so I knew I was doing the right thing. I guess only time will tell.

I endulged in buying some heavily discounted maternity wear. Sadly, I don't have my old maternity wear anymore. My previous partner decided to keep that (and anything valuable) as well as the baby's clothes. It's annoying, because I paid for all of it myself. On the positive side I get to buy new things and enjoy the process. I'll put off buying baby items until I am actually pregnant though. Trying to be a bit sensible, ahum.

Bfp dream

Last night I had a dream that I got a bfp on multiple different brand tests. I really have to stop reading all those posts. Before I had my toddler I also had a few pregnancy dreams, but that was not in the cycle I got pregnant, so I doubt it's a sign. Unless it's a sign I should stop buying pregnancy tests. :)

Af is due today. Last cycles it came in the evening just before bed, so I'm prepared for that. I'll be glad to be rid of this horrid nausea.

Charting gurus

HEY guys!! The purple line is this month and the green is last. What do you think? AF due today and latest tomorrow. The upward peak gave me a little hope compared to the downward peak last month. I’ve seen 2 years of negatives and just recently started charting. Thanks for any input!

Pregnancy test test

Yes, I tested a pregnancy test. I don't know if that makes me type A or crazy, but I wanted to make sure the new type of test I bought isn't prone to indents or evaps. So at 7/8 dpo and no chance of being pregnant I peed on the stick. White as the driven snow. Oddly enough I still felt a little disappointed. Put that down to crazy. The tests are ready to go, at any rate.

Line progression from cheapies

All these were <dollar cheapie tests. The first few had very faint lines but r now showing evap lines that look darker. This goes to show the cheapies work :-) I'm 19dpo today and lines are darker than the control lines. Fx this one sticks, jus had a chemical in Oct.

Can’t stop testing, love my BFPs!!

got my positive on Friday the 15th, and despite saying I wouldn’t waste money on tests, I bought a pack yesterday and just LOVE to see the positive line show up so quickly after so many months of squinting and thinking I might possibly see SOMETHING lol. This one is so dark and barely any dye left for control line haha :) 

Early af?

My back is killing me. Feels like the back pain I used to get a long time ago just at the beginning of af. Seems like af is coming super early after the shortest luteal phase I've ever had. Shame my trial tww had to turn into a freak cycle, but it is a good reminder not to read too much into perceived symptoms.

On a positive note: ovulation and pregnancy tests are on the way. Now I just have to make some decisions about the donor, get a few more tests and I'm on my way.

Part 4

Add tingly, sore breasts and back pain to the list.

Never noticed those before. Crazy.

Pregnancy test progression

Do these pregnancy tests look promising? They were taken on cycle days 30, 31 and 32. I have irregular periods and I don't know when my next period is due. 

TTC - TWW symptoms

hi ladies! 

First time posting anything here. I just have a question and I am hoping someone may have some answers.. 

i am currently 6dpo on our 7th cycle. For the past two days I have had on and off stuffy nose and a weird sort of "flapping" noise in my ears. However today my nose has been stuffy ALL day. I don't have any other cold symptoms just a really. As stuffy nose. And I am exhausted! Like it's 5:30pm and I'm ready for bed. :/