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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!

Sore BB's. Still??!

What is the longest your bb's have been sore after AF? My bb's have been noticeably sensitive since 2 Aug. What are the odds of being PG and still have a last period?

Please help me understand this EWCM!

Hi everyone!

I use the Clearblue Advanced OPK and had 5 dasy of flashing smileys beginning 8/6, thensolid smiley on 8/11. DH and I BDed EVERY SINGLE DAY from 8/6 through 8/13 and rested last night 8/14. I used to see EWCM every month before TTC, but swe started TTC last month and suddenly-- no EWCM.

So, I JUST saw EWCM today: 8/15. I believe I am 3dpo--so why am  seeing EWCM NOW? Is this normal? Was the clearblue wrong about my O days? We're BDing again tonight just in case--but what do you all think? 

Oh a little more info: Today (8/15) I have had these weird pains that feel nothing like my usual ovulation cramps on left side. Never felt these pulsing pains before in my life. Also, during the time I had the solid smiley (actually on 8/12 & 8/13) I had the WORST ovulation pains--they weren't the usual annoying, they were downright INTENSE and uncomfortable to sit through. PLEASE help to shed light on any of this, This is our 2nd month TTC. What do you think about the EWCM today 3PO??

Avoiding the sticks


DH and I have been TTC for 5 months. We waited 1 month after I stopped taking the pill after being on it for 7 years. I am 10-11 DPO (I either O'd on cycle day 14 or 15, I'm not sure which, but I think it was day 14) and this month I had NO signs of pregnancy. AF cramps started on 8 DPO, got worse over 9 and 10 DPO, and have gotten significantly lighter today, 11 DPO. I POAS on 8 DPO and of course it was negative. I feel like AF is coming so I am trying to keep myself from taking another test until at least Monday (AF is due on Sunday). I'm sure anyone reading this is thinking, "Oh, that just sounds like classic PMS." However, I am confused because I had a 0.2 degree jump in my BBT this morning making it higher than it has been all cycle. I will have to wait and see what happens over the next few days.

My sister has had two miscarriages and has been TTC for 3 years and my sister-in-law took over a year to get pregnant. I consider myself to be in great health but I am worried that genetics may keep me from having a successful pregnancy. I am also worried that my husband's use of supplements for weightlifting (No HGH's or anything dangerous, just protein, amino acids, and weight loss summplements) may be effecting his sperm count/mibility but I don't know how long I should wait before I talk to him about getting tested. I have no problem getting myself tested, but I know DH will not think it is necessary until we have been trying for longer.

Also, today I tested the theory that a OPK will show a positive if you are pregnant. First of all, this is totally NOT reliable. Although an OPK MAY show an LH surge when you are pregnant, it could also show no surge at all. Plus, if OPK's were accurate in testing for pregnancy, why would they sell two different kinds of tests? Ok, I will step off from my soap box now.


Holy Cramps Batman, My Temps Are CRAZY!

My chart is set on Fertility Awareness Method but when I switch it to Advanced, O day shifts by 4 days??? Needless to say, O day is seriously in question and therefore, I don't really know how many DPO I actually am. What I know for certain is that I have some serious cramping today, my temperature just seems to keep going up and nausea/burping is getting ridiculous! :)

Yesterday was another BFN day as was today, not a huge surprise especially if O day was actually a few days later than my chart suggests, then I'm only 10 DPO.  AF is due on the 19th, so I'm hoping that an FRER test may show a BFP tomorrow.

My gut instinct is that O day was not the 3rd, I think it was the 5th because I had what could have been ovulation pain. 

I don't get cramps this early in my cycle.  In fact, I rarely get cramps until after AF has shown up.  This isn't "normal" for me and neither is the lotiony CM and soaring temps.  None of this is normal for me so something is defintely going on.  HURRY UP 19th... I don't know how much more frustration I can take!

Need help, not sure which day my cycle starts

Ok so I started spotting on Wednesday of last week.. Barely spotted Thursday, Friday, and Saturday had barely anything. My AF was scheduled to start on Saturday... Sunday, after a chiropractic adjustment, AF came back at full force... so what is the first day of my cycle? Wednesday or Sunday?


beta results are in ...


so i went in on Tuesday, August 13th for my first beta test - 281!!

I went in this morning for my second beta test - 634!!!

I am beyond thrilled and excited! Hubby and I feel so blessed and really hoping the rest of my pregnancy goes smoothly!

My nurse is supposed to contact me later today to schedule my ultrasound! I think that's when it will really hit me when I get to hear my babies heartbeat or heartbeats!

My hubby and I are convinced we are having twins! haha but we will be happy with one or two happy and healthy babies .. cant imagine there being three but if it is ok!

so so so happy!! :D :D

Until next time xoxo ....

Anyone wanna wait w/me? I'm 1DPO! Woo!

So the TWW begins for me ladies. Felt like forever since my hopes were crushed by AF's arrival. 

Now, after showing a VERY positive (or 8 positives; since I'm totally insane) OPKs they finally went back to being negative last night After being positives for exactly 30hours.

i am beyond excited! I FEEEEEEEL like this is it! Finally! It's only our second (or third, yet again depending on how you look at it) month trying but it already feels like YEARS! mainly because I know I don't ovulate and drop eggs EVERY month. Only some..

I would love to have a buddy with me for the TWW somewhere close to where I'm at to compare symptoms,obsess over squinters, etc.

A short and happy TWW to us all! FINGERS CROSSED!!!!

So Confused!!

I am at a loss right now.  I have no clue what is going on. 

Little about us - we have been TTC for over four years with no luck.  Had an HSG three weeks ago and it was clear,  so we were going maybe the dye would help us out a little this cycle.  Tried the SMEP plan this cycle as well. 

I am slightly irregular, ranging anywhere from 28-35 days. I've never had problems pin pointing O. I get two +OPK, then O pains,  and my temp shoots up the next day.  I couldn't figure it out this month! I got +OPK CD 16 Pm and CD 17 Am. Around 5Pm CD 17 I had O pains for about 4 hours.  However,  my temp didn't spike until CD 19. 

I feel like my temps this cycle are unreliable,  which is making me feel completely out of control.  I have had nights of insomnia, been getting up way earlier than normal, and everything my husband does seems to wake me up lately. So I feel as though my temps are useless. 

When FF finally gave me my Crosshairs it guessed CD 16 as O day, making me 13 DPO today. However today,  it randomly changed it to CD 18, making me only 11DPO. I have no clue why it changed it. 

I woke up this morning with AF cramps, and a temp dip. I thought for sure I was out. I went to the bathroom expecting to see AF but nothing. cramps lasted about an hour but are gone now. 

Every month I get every symptom in the book.  This month all I've had are sore breasts and some extra yellow creamy CM. Nothing else except cramps that I experience all the time. 

I'm really losing it here. I have no idea what to think and I don't even know what DPO I am! 

Any encouragement is helpful.  Thanks for reading my rant.  



Getting ready for the big O

Ive got just over a week until Im supposed to O. I cant wait. DH and I will try and BD every 2nd or 3rd day until then and after. I realy do hope we are blessed this month. My pre-seed will be arriving next week Friday (just in time for O). Im still struggling with bbt charting as i dont take my temp thesame time every morning. But im trying very hard to be disiplined with this. Im taking preg omega plus with evening primrose oil as well. Drinking lots of water (they say it helps increase you CM). Dont think i'll be getting hold of OPK's this month, will have to rely on charting and the signs my body gives. Other than that we will be praying and waiting.

Well here we go. Good luck and babydust to all.

At what point do you stop testing when you miss a period?

Like clockwork. These menstrual cycles have been like CLOCKWORK, starting up right at 8 weeks PP despite exclusively breastfeeding. And now that we decided to TTC this month, just like that.. they're gone. I want to cry, I really, really, really want to cry. I was so hopeful being so late..


So, if I was due for AF the 11th (would have even been within a normal range for me if she showed up anywhere up to the 13th) , and have had BFN's every day from CD23 til now.... At what point do I stop testing and count my losses this month? I guess I'll waste the money on a FRER this weekend & after that, just accept I'm not pregnant. Maybe schedule bloodwork with the doc if I have symptoms. (None so far, agggghhhh!!!!)


Pretty sure it was just a wacky, anovulatory cycle and that I am now amongst the women who don't have periods while breastfeeding. Wonderful. :( will be picking up with this TTC journey in Dec.. til then ladies.


(unless, of course, I get a *magical BFP* somehow - then I'm stopping in to share! lol)