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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!

Break through bleeding

Hi. According to my ovulation kit I peaked on Wednesday. On Wednesday and Thursday I had light pink spotting and ewcm. The following day I no longer had spotting but a sudden gush of red blood that seeped through my clothes. It only happened once. I had intercourse 4 days before my peak and on my peak day. My concern is that I won't conceive because of the red break through bleeding that occured 2 dpo. Has anyone had break through bleeding right after ovulation and still got a bfp? I am 39.

Getting to that Point...

After stopping birth control near the end of March, my fiance and I still have not been able to conceive. I feel like I really underestimated how long it would take for us since I had an acceidental pregnancy last August that ended in an early miscarriage. It's been so draining getting my hopes up every month, trying to get my menstrual cycle regulated, and getting those BFNs month after month. I'm overweight and just feeling like it's all kind of hopeless. I feel like no matter what I try, I continue to gain weight and my thyroid levels have been tested and came back all normal. I'm ready to just stop trying indefinately. I need a break and am starting to feel depressed. I mean, I'm not going back on birth control, but I'm not going to get my hopes up each month or track symptoms either. I feel like at this point, if it's meant to be, it will happen eventually, but I certainly am not holding my breath at this point. Fiance and I both work, but there's no way we could ever afford any kind of infertility medical help. We may look into adoption in the future, but no telling how expensive that would be either....Oh well, I guess some things just aren't meant to be. 

CD42 Since D&C, lotion CM, No sign of AF, anyone similar boat?

Hi, first timer posting. I miscarried at 5 weeks 4 days,I had a D&C on 16th June, bedded a few times without monitoring ovulation and temps and now I am on CD42, BFNs and tons of creamy CM that rotates from watery lotion to thickish lotion (CM been like this since and roughly a few days after D&C). Nipples are slightly tingly...but thats it. how long did it take others to get their AF back after miscarrage?? is it normal to go this far into the CD considering others that far along see AF roughly 5-6 weeks or before.

I don't know what's going on.. any ideas?

I am always a 1 or 2 days on cycle with my period tracker. Per my tracker I was scheduled to ovulate 6/30/2017. Me and DH baby danced on 7/1 and 7/2. I am now 12 days late and have been experiencing period like cramps and lower back pain for almost 2 weeks. I also have had a headache one 2 occasions, very minimal breast tenderness, extreme moodiness, a few days where I had to nap 2 or 3 times during the day, and nauseated once or twice. I have taken 2 HPT which both were negative (as of 3 days ago) and today I started having bright red blood. I assume i have started my period but normally it's heavier than what I am experiencing. Now not to get off subject but my DH had cancer as a teenager and was told that due to his treatment, he would have to try harder to have kids. With that being said I am extremely scared to tell him what's going on as I do it want to let him down :( does anyone have any idea what is going on with me? 

I "took a month off" and it happened!!! Got my rainbow BFP!!!

Please pray for a sticky one!!! It was just 2 months ago that I watched my first ever BFP get fainter and fainter before the bleeding started.

Last night I got a BFP at about 12-13 dpo. It was there this morning too! Doesn't seem real, and I am scared to even breath. Hopefully I will be able to relax and enjoy every minute.

Will post my BFP story soon :)

Could I be?

Myself and my long term bf just closed on our first home together, the beginning of this month (just after AF ended) needless to say we were in total honeymoon phase. I have never charted, all I know is that my cycle is typically 28 days. I can't recall the extact date I started last month (I know the end of my cycle was near 7/4).  this past Friday 7/21 I came down with an intense headache. Left work early due to it, went home and crashed from 2-6 woke up with a stomachache but was constipated. The headache is still lingering today 7/25 and since friday, I've had pretty heavy stomach cramping, dizzy spells and waves of nausea (similar to vertigo) still constpiated but I was up every hour last night to use the bathroom, that's when I noticed very loose stool. sunday I believe I had brownish spotting when I peed. My bf made a joke that I was pregnant but I quickly disregarded it waiting for AF to come before I jump to conclusions. However my curiosity got the best of me last night when I could barely choke down dinner and cleaning up after made me want to vomit, so I took a test but it was negative. So ladies thoughts? Comments? I'm aware it's early as I'm a little more than a week out for AF to return. Just confused and looking for answers 

TTC after a loss


I'm sure I'm not the only one here TTC after a loss. I just want to introduce myself. I'm 27. My partner and I decided after me being on birth control since November of last year to start TTC my rainbow baby. I hope I get a BFP. I've been told that me getting pregnant was a miracle itself. I just hope the next time I get pregnant I will have a healthy baby. 

Feeling hopeless...

_my husband and I have been trying to have another baby. We are blessed with our 18 month old daughter but have always wanted a son. When we tried for her we got pregnant the first try. Now we are trying for baby number two and it's just not happening. This is our second cycle really trying. This time I thought for sure we were pregnant. We started trying right after My period ended so there was no way we could miss my ovulation day. Yesterday I started spotting and I read some woman do that. It could be implantion, tried not to worry. Than last night it came! A whole week early at that. I want to give up it hurts too much...

Back in the saddle again. TTC #2

Hello all!!!

I feel like I have been away for so long! A little background on me... DH and I were TTC #1 for 22 cycles with no luck. Every test came back normal and no doctor could find a reason that we weren't getting pregnant. I have always had perfect 28-ish day cycles. I had an HSG in December of 2014 and three weeks later I got my first ever BFP. Our DS was born 38 weeks later.

Skip ahead two years and we're back at it, trying for #2 and PRAYING that it doesn't take another 23 cycles. This is cycle #2 and I am having the hardest time reminding myself that this is cycle #2 and NOT cycle #25... This is a new round. Hopefully whatever took so long before has been resolved.

I had high hopes for this cycle. DH and I timed everything right, as far as I can tell. I had some cramping/twinges around the time when implantation should have been, I have been tired (but that may just be from chasing a toddler around), and I have had CRAZY, vivid dreams. But alas, I have had cramps for the last few days that are getting slightly stronger as I get closer to AF's estimated arrival date. CP is still a little higher than normal, but that may not mean anything. I just re-read my post from my last BPF and apparently I had cramps then too. Anywhooo, I have a bunch of pregnancy tests (gotta love Amazon!) so I'll test on Monday if AF doesn't come this weekend.

How was that for a random blog post?! Thanks for reading!

Best of luck to all!


Cycle Day 13: The Tenacity of Hope

I'm sitting here, at work, obsessing (as we do), all in my cycle day 13 glory, just had an Ovidrel shot, strategizing my baby dancing, and I'm thinking... wow.

Where does it come from?  This insistence deep down. This drive to try and try and try again.  Even after we lose.  More than once.  More than twice...  After we've held tiny bodies and had to say goodbye...  What keeps our hearts bouyant enough to try, over and over again. Waiting for this gift of motherhood that is promised to so many. It's like waiting for a post card that has gotten hopelessly lost in the mail. And it's coming, but God we don't know when.  Maybe when you least expect it. Maybe even years after it was intended for delivery. But we KNOW it's coming.  Our hearts are so tired. Our marriages strained. Our bodies changed. But we are beautiful, and wildly courageous! We have absolute hope, and have accepted the call to battle through.  

And all of you, with your AMAZING stories of BFP's, keep our feet on the ground. Without this hope, we would give up on our rainbows, our angels playing hide and seek. 

Love yourself this two week wait. I will try to do the same.

Envisioning myself as a beautiful warrior princess goddess of fertility seems to be working :-) 

Peace to you all,