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Wednesday, January 25, 2006

That Rotten Two Week Wait... Rambling

Like it's not bad enough that you didn't conceive last month, you have to wait two long, long, everlasting weeks until you find out if this month you succeeded... Two weeks, if you're one of the lucky ones who has a fairly regular period or if you're going through fertility treatments and already know how many ultrasounds, blood tests & clinic visits it usually takes before you ovulate.

As soon as the 2ww begins, you're soooooooo in tune with your body. It's like everything's under a magnifying glass. Are my breasts sore? You put your hands on them to make sure. Is the smell of (fill in the blank) making me sick? COOL! Didn't I just go to the restroom a few minutes ago... quick lookup... frequent urination? YES! Another sure sign... And then you remember that it's only been about half-a-day since your IUI, IVF or natural attempt... Hey, only 13-1/2 more days to go.

A good thing to do at this time is to take care of yourself as if you are pregnant. Get enough rest, eat healthy foods, take your folic acid. Fantasize about things that make you happy - enjoy it now, who knows what will be at the end of the two weeks?

So you've gotten through the first few days? The next step is the bargaining step. You think to yourself, "I won't test at least until the (fill in the blank-th) day" or "I am waiting for the blood test." And the days eventually go by, they have to. Slowly, but they do... You read up on how long it takes until the sperm meets the egg, how long it takes for the fertilized egg to travel from the fallopian tube to the uterus, how long it takes for implantation. You wonder if implantation bleeding is real or a myth. Is it a good sign or a bad sign (whether you have it or not)? Once 7 or 8 days have passed, you realize implantation really could have occurred.

The magnifying glass now acquires a high-powered-lamp and a super-sonic microphone system to go along with it. I crave pickles. And chocolate ice cream. And I am so tired. All the time. My breasts are sore. They must be sore. And my jeans don't fit the way they did yesterday. Or... maybe this is all in my head...

By day 10, the bargaining usually begins again, along with the thoughts, "If I test now, it's still probably too early... that means I can test now & it's still not final... So, if it's negative, I still have a chance..." Some women break down about here. Some last another few days and some make it through the whole two weeks.

Toward the very end, it gets a little easier. By then you've pretty much decided if you are or aren't pregnant and taking the test means you're actually ready to know for sure. My guess is that every woman, even if she's "sure" she's pregnant, is at least a little worried that the test will be negative... and that will end the fantasy.

In this, the age of impatience, many of the searches for Fertility Stories have to do with pregnancy symptoms. Cramping after IUI; not nauseous pregnant; if my breasts are sore am I pregnant; faint pink line pregnancy; no symptoms pregnancy; IVF implantation bleeding... if you think about it, it makes sense. A letter that used to take a week is now an email that takes 10 seconds. News that you waited until 5:00pm to hear is on the Internet instantly. You can check your bank account to make sure your check was deposited even if you only think about it at 2:15am and if you need your addressed changed on something, you send a fax so they can change it right away... so why does it have to take 2 whole weeks to find out if you're pregnant???

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My experience

I (see my story here) went through this (the rotten two week wait) oh... about 50 times, I'd say (maybe more). Each time I'd think it couldn't be so bad to wait two weeks & each time discovered anew that two weeks can be an eternity. With the first pregnancy (from IVF), my breasts were so tender by the 9th day that I couldn't sleep on my stomach. It was back in the olden days when they made you wait 20 days - by day 19, I felt so awful that I called the nurse and told her I thought I was coming down with the flu. She asked me what I was feeling and sent me for a blood test. It came back late that night. My beta was 2500.

With the second pregnancy (IVF - frozen embryo transfer), I had bleeding before the 14 days were up, so I had my sister run and get me a home pregnancy test on day 12. It was positive. I assumed the bleeding was a sign that it wasn't going to succeed & I was shocked on day 14 to find that my beta was 599 (I was to later discover that I was expecting twins). In both cases, I have to admit that I felt "something" that was getting stronger and stronger.

My 3rd IVF pregnancy didn't start well (and didn't end well). My beta was 29 & there was a huge hematoma (blood clot) in the uterus. I miscarried sometime around the 13th week (after several weeks of bleeding heavily on & off).

Ironically, my 2ww was much shorter than expected with my last pregnancy - I was in my first cycle after delivering my daughter, exclusively breastfeeding, and I thought the chance of pregnancy was fairly low. I had what I thought were either pre-menstrual cramps or ovulation, so I took an ovulation test (I sell discount kits out of my home) and it was positive, so I guessed I was finally ovulating... A week later, I was feeling tired and just generally different. Without thinking, I took a pregnancy test upstairs, put my baby in her crib (she was all of 4-1/2 months) and took the test, which was immediately positive (no waiting a minute, no faint pink line). I was in shock. So was my husband, when I was finally able to tell him about half-an-hour later. I decided to kill my business selling ovulation kits & pregnancy tests if the test was wrong. The next day, I took a test made by a different company (I get free samples too...) and it was positive even before I put it down on the counter... It turned out that I was 6 weeks pregnant. (I didn't kill the business :-))

Nomi was born March 25, 2006. Yirmi joined our family on March 8, 2008.

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175 Comments:

  • I really liked your blog and I am one of those 2week waiters--as a matter of fact my 2 weeks are up tomorrow--i ahve decided to take a home pregnancy test before going for the blood test--while i know they may not be 100% reliable, i am going to go with what it says and then wait for the offical blood test results a few hours later. My wait has been difficult--i am petrified--petrified of knowing--knowing i am pregnant and knowing i am not pregnant--i am 41 and change and have been trying to get pregnant for 1 year--this cycle was IVF so I have hope--but i am scared to death--i totally understand this agony--my good friends know what i am going through and they all know tomooorw is the day--they have all called me and said--call me if you want --if not i will give you your space and i am praying for you--so in 10 hours we will see if i will become a mother--i just wanted to share my story here--thnaks for listening!
    christine

    By Anonymous christine, at 9:19 PM  

  • I am also one of those 2ww- I am early into it though just having IUI Yesterday....... I have to take a home PG test and then call my doctor with the results.
    Have been trying to get PG for almost 3 yrs with no luck and in the middle of it all was diagnosed with endometriosis. This is my first go of IUI and I do know that it working the first time is unlikely...... but you always have that feeling that maybe this is the month. I am so scared that the test it will come back negative!!

    Keeping my fingers crossed and toes this 2ww is going to drive me crazy....
    Thanks for listening to me...its good to get it of your chest!
    Pamela!

    By Blogger Pamela, at 4:22 PM  

  • I really related to the 2 week wait! Today is day 14 and I haven't started my period but the pregnancy test says that I'm not pregnant. I don't know what to think. I feel like I'm going to start my period and I had some spotting on day 12 but nothing has happened. I'm going to call the doctor in the morning. I would have been better if I just started my period instead of this limbo.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:10 PM  

  • Oh, the WAITING!!! I ovulated yesterday, and two weeks seems like an eternity... How on earth will I last? The pregnancy test is in the drawer and just WAITING for me to take it. I've decided to wait until April 1st (how poetic, April Fool's!) to take it. I can't stand it!!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:59 PM  

  • Wow, it's so nice to find real people with the same problems (LOL, now I know I'm not nuts!). Hubby and I have a 2-year-old, no problems getting pregnant there. But, after a year of trying, and two miscarriages, my OB/GYN has taken pity and prescribed Clomid and Profasi. So the shot was 3/14, and hubby and I have literally had sex until it hurt. I've just passed the midpoint of the 2ww, chuckle, and I'm in the bargaining stage. Oh, and my boobs hurt like crazy, I gag at odd times, and seem to always either be on the way to or from the potty. Twins? My prayers would be answered!

    By Anonymous Emily, at 4:32 AM  

  • The two week wait, where do I start. I completely agree with all that I've read and agree there is a great deal of humor involved, but the range of emotions during the 2ww run so very deep. My husband and I have been ttc for a year and I'm 6 days post IUI (our second IUI). At this point, I'm afraid to hope because I don't want to be disappointed, but still everyday I take my temperature and look forward to entering it into my chart. I study the chart looking for positive trends and I look back at old charts to see if they had similar trends. Sometimes I wonder if I have the emotional fortitude to survive another failure and another starting over, but each month we start over I find the strength and the hope is renewed. The waiting... it almost seems cruel, but as my husband reminds me, "good things come to those who wait." I hope good things (either pink or blue) come to each and everyone of you.

    By Blogger Tracy, at 10:48 AM  

  • Thank God that there are woman out there that understand how i feel, we into the second week of our 2ww and its getting harder not to take a pregancy test and the bargaining has begun. This is our first cycle of iui, so we praying and keeping fingers crossed that it worked, good luck to all of you our there with the 2ww and remember to remain positive because 40 years ago we all would have just been couples that couldnt have kids and there werent any of these procedures and wonderful miracle makers around :)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:08 AM  

  • anonymous
    my husband and I have been trying to get pregnant for 2.5 years. we were in the process for IVF however since only two follicles formed (after all those shots) decided to have IUI. we have 3 days to go before the beta. I too have been very positive took time off work to rest (i have hypertension & diabetes already)etc but started spotting yesturday and immediately felt let down & close to tears all day. friends and close family have really been supportive. i am trying to brace myself for any outcome. I am very preoccupied and anxious and appreciated knowing that I am not alone. I wish the best for everyone. I have two aunts who never conceived and they accepted it without really seeking alternative options and specialists to determine if possible the cause. I am truly fascinated by current reproductive technology.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:25 PM  

  • Hi Rachel, you write really well...can you tell me what's teh best thig to do during 2ww (2 week's wait)...i mean how can one make it less harder for oneself.....any tips on how best to spend time (besides of course prayers) ?........what kind of routine did you follow during your 2ww?...would love to hear from you or any other listeners....thanks

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:30 PM  

  • I am on my 7th day of 2ww... I am goin nuts and I am making ppl around me nuts... This is my first IUI and I am 3 full Follicules and few miny ones... The sperm count is great and that sounds good... But you nver know...My Dr told me to work that way I don't think about it as much...I am dying to take a PT but my husband is like just wait that way if it is negative you won't be disapointed... Either way I am freaking out and I am happy to know that I am not the only one... Don't get me wrong I wish that none of us had to have this problem but It is good to know That I can relate... So wish me Luck and Good LUCK to all of you ... If it is meant to be then it will be ... Leila K

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:20 PM  

  • Nice to no there are others out their in the same boat as me. Ive just had my first IUI and am due to take a PT on 6-26 am very nervis, trying not to think about the possibilities of whats going to happen eather way. But its very hard when i feel very tired and tender that same question i keep hearing what if? what if? my husband and i have been trying to get pregnant for @2 years, with 1 misscarage. Last year my husband got a kidney and pancreas transplant its been a rollercoaster ride since then with him and me. Good luck to you all.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:12 PM  

  • I came across this site while waiting my 2ww like the rest of the people here. I didn't know what else to do because it is driving me crazy. It is day 4 since I had 2 frozen embryos transfered and through my readings I get more nervous then sometimes hopefull. I feel not pregnant and I feel sad already though I shouldn't since it's still early. I guess I just want to be pregnant. I feel my breasts to see if they are sore, I see if I am urinating more than usual.. the usual things you look for because I am paranoid! Still scared to move around that much hoping that if implantation occured that it would not be disturbed. I don't know what I would do if it is negative. I don't know if I can try again due to expense and the hardships of the cycle. Please someone I need words of encouragement during this horrible 2 week wait!!!

    By Anonymous hopefull4pregnancy, at 1:26 AM  

  • I too am a 2 week waiter. I am only on day 4 of a frozen embryo transfer and am very nervous. My first IVF cycle ended in disappointment after being given great hope. This time, I don't know what to think. I am prepared for the worst and am looking forward to the best. I pray every day that the news will be positive. I just found this website and am relieved to know that there are other women out there going thru the same thing. I wish you all luck and I am keeping my own fingers crossed!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:47 PM  

  • Hi! As I read your blog i felt somewhat relief that I am not alone. I am waiting for the two weeks to end. Ive been taking fertility pills and so far i do ovulate on time. Unfortunately for the past 1 year and haft whenever I take fertility pills i always get my period on time (28th day cycle) which only means i do ovulate on time but still no success of pregnancy. But this month was different from the rest. I can really feel all the symptoms and the intial feeling that I am pregnant. I really hope that this time around i would not get my period on the 29th of March because a big percentage will result to a postive pregnancy knowing I get my period on time whenever i take fertility pills. having a baby has always been my dream since i was a kid... and i hope that this time around God will grant me this prayer. Wish me luck!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:16 PM  

  • With one failed iui, I had my second iui with clomid on 3/13. I go back for my blood test on the 27th and am praying that this cycle will be the one. Its funny to hear how many people are in the same boat and driving themselves crazy these 2 weeks. good luck to all!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:58 PM  

  • 39 and so nervous. My husband and I have been trying to get pregnagnt for 8 years. 15 iui's and 2 ivf's later and I am yet again a 2week waiter. We decided to use a sperm donor. It is 8 days after our latest iui. It was so very difficult just trying to decide to use a donnor but, the 2WW is driving me crazy. You think with all the practice I have had it would be easier. IT"S NOT!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:31 AM  

  • 2WW in the house! I am 27 years old and experienced a miscarriage about 7 months ago. All of my friends seem to have started a family quite easily, and my husband and I have been trying rigorously for over a year now with no success. I don’t understand why the people who “fallow the rules” always have to consciously work for what they want, and the people who choose an alternate path have their desires fall into their laps.

    IE: I received my college degree,
    Found the perfect husband,
    Have an awesome job with fabulous benefits,
    Have a great place to raise a family in,
    Can I conceive effortlessly? No.

    However, my friends who didn’t finish school, aren’t married, aren’t even in a stable relationship, still live at home with their parents, working a crappy retail job get pregnant right away. The worst part is that they weren’t even trying, and if you ask them if they ever though of having children prior to their pregnancy they would have said that they should wait! Don’t get me wrong, I love my friends and their children; however the 2WW has been a game that my husband and I have been playing for quite some time now, and I don’t want to play anymore.

    Oh, and by the way I am on day 3, with 11 days left.

    By Anonymous Nikki S., at 11:32 AM  

  • first of all, Nikky i feel just like you!!
    have the same friends, same situations and have been trying for twenty months!! 20 ttw is not normal, even though doctors assure my husband and i we are super normal.
    we decided to go for iui this cycle (i am 8 dpiui), its our first one. i have 14 follicules on both sides with the help o fc and hcg!! to be honest with our luck in this field i still think its not going to work.
    i have glimpses of hope sometimes but deep down i kind of lost the positive thinking. all my past ttw's were a disaster.
    i am 25, husband is turning 28.. we know we re still young but once u want a baby.. U WANT A BABY.. AND NO CIRCUMSTANCE CAN MAKE U UNWANT IT.
    good luck to all of u.

    By Blogger none, at 6:57 AM  

  • Hi all. Although being in this position is, at times, devastating - I am glad I have found this site and an oppportunity to share my experience. Along with many others - it is hard to relate what you are going through with friends - especially when we started trying before any of them and most are now into second pregnancies. After 2 years without success we used clomid tablets - this led to an early twin success but this pg turned out to be ectopic. We were told to have a rest for a few months but fell accidentally(and naturally)- and miscarried. Tried clomid again - and miscarried. Have just started trying again (needed 3 months before I was ready emotionally). This time we are doing fsh injections but then natural conception. On day 7 of tww at the moment. Fingers crossed - Best of luck to everyone out there!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:47 AM  

  • Hopefully, this will be my last TWW, and for a good reason! We've been ttc for over 5 years. I have done ovulation predictors, Clomid, 2 IUIs, and 4 rounds of IVF. Don't laugh, but I've even tried to feng shui the house and have done accupuncture on this last round ;-).I'm only on day three, and I'm so afraid that I'm going to screw something up by simply going about my normal routine. It's amazing how much we women do on a daily basis -- it becomes all too clear when you're supposed to be "taking it easy". Anyway. My breasts always hurt because of the progesterone supplements, so that's not an indicator for me. Sometimes I'll just lay still and try to just "know" if I'm pregnant. It's hard on my hubby to wait, too. We vacilate from wanting to talk about it to not letting it consume our lives. Good luck to you all, and may the TWW pass quickly!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:52 PM  

  • hi iam a tww waiter too.this is my 7th day after iui.iam so tensed.i urinate frequently.but my breasts are not sore.i have ths kind of nagging pain in my vagina.so iam scared that this cycle might be a failure..iam soooooo scared.i have problem lying on my stomach.do you guys too experience all these..or is it just me.please help

    By Blogger lincy, at 1:22 AM  

  • Hi! This is my first ever time blogging, but i've always wanted to give it a try and this category fits me perfectly. I am 25 years old, and this month me and my husband have been trying for 4 years to have a baby. Clomid didn't work, 1st Ivf worked, but then failed very quickly, 2 failed iuis and just had my transfer yesterday from my 2nd ivf, with 2 embryos being transfered. I'm trying to be positive so far, but know it will get harder as time gets closer to taking blood test, which i go for on 10/19/07. I really feel for all of you, as i can relate to everything u've all said. I've been thru 4 different drs and the one i have now, is wonderful. He has told me more and explained more than anybody. He has found out thru an after intercourse test that i have no sperm survival in my mucos, so he did a different drug cocktail from before, so thinks will be sucessful ivf. If anyone wants to talk, I would love to talk to you. No one I know personally has this problem that i can talk to. Well thanks for listening to me. I wish you all the best of luck and will pray for all of your sucesses.

    By Anonymous KYRandaRoo, at 10:26 AM  

  • I am also a 2WW, but also a POAS addict. I am 6 DPIUI, and I have already tested. I was able to trick myself into thinking it was just to check to make sure the HcG from the trigger shot was gone..., but I know the truth..., wink wink. This is the first cycle after four miscarriages. The doctor fixed me up a new and "improved" way of doing injectable medications. I have one unblocked tube. What the doctor did worked. I was able to get 2 nice size follicles on my right side. So my expectations are very high this cycle. We have been doing this for three years now. I have to say this has been the hardest 2WW of my life.
    Kryandaroo how are you holding up?

    By Blogger Lisa, at 10:53 AM  

  • Argghh another tww..hopefully someday this wait will end. Hubby and I have gone through many surgeries, Iui's and two IVF's with many failures and one miscarriage. We are reverting back to IUI's using a doner this time (we both have medical issues and have to pay out of pocket because insurance only covered 5,000 lifetime)and hoping that we will be blessed with our miracle baby. I promise myself every time not to get obsessed with this wait but I can't help it..I will pee on any stick that is available to me. Even during ovulation I could tell within the hour of my surge..(they should keep the clinics open 24hrs) Anywho, I babbled enough and this wasted a few minutes of time..pray for us!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:06 PM  

  • I am on the last day of my 2ww. today is day 28 and I have slight back pains and my breasts hurt. This is my second cycle on clomid, and I had a positive OPT. It is so tense to want to take a PT but what if the results are negative? We have been ttc for 2+ years and it is difficult to find people to talk to as my friends just get pregnant at the drop of a hat! keep your fingers crossed; I will take a PT test tonight if no period arrives before.

    By Anonymous Debbie, at 7:55 AM  

  • I am 36 and my DH is 39. We have a 4 year old daughter conceived with the help of IUI. This is our 3rd round of IUI w/clomid and hcg shot. I am 8 dpiui. My nipples were enlarged and hurt two days ago-now nothing. I have a funny tinney taste in my mouth I don't usually have but feel like I am just making stuff up becuase I want another baby so bad. My DH is indifferent to another child (he is happy either way) but I really want another. Please pray for us!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:14 PM  

  • What a find!! Of course I am googling "immediate pregnancy symptoms" as I am 7 days after IUI. this is round 2 and I am feeling puffy and crampy and boobs are on fire. But 7 days? Anyway, I actually have to wait 18 days because of the drugs I have been on, hey told me I could show positive if I test early and could possibly not be. I wouldn't take kindly to that. Been trying for 5 years and found out in February I have hostile cervical fluid and had a fibroid the size of a golf ball sitting on my left tube. Had it removed and am ready to be mommy! Prayers for all of you! I think the hardest thing is the friends who ask constantly "Do you feel anything? Do you think you are?" I know they mean well but DANG!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:56 PM  

  • My hat's off to all of you that have done this before. We have been without child for 6 years. I was tested and tested and poked and prodded. Turns out I have PCOS. We tried Clomid. Didn't work. We decided against the more costly ways of conceiving, due to money issues. Our DR. basically said "The likelyhood that you will concieve on your own is very slim". So we just went on with our lives. Down right despising people that could have babies whenever they felt like it. Until about a year ago when I was having very bad back pain and started seeing a Chiropactor who practices the Gonstatd Theory. Now I have bought a fertility monitor and am on my 2nd month. I actually ovulated!!! Now starts the TWW! I am so scared, yet so hopeful. It's just such a hard thing to go through. My husband doesn't want to talk about it too much, he doesn't want to jinx it. I can't help but talk about it all the time. Since we were given no hope for a long time, and now a glimmer. Good luck to all! I hope you all get what you've been waiting so long for.

    By Blogger Heather, at 8:55 AM  

  • I have just started my tww. This is our first IUI cycle, ever-we've been ttc for almost 13 years now. I don't know what to make of this yet, only that it's going to be possibly the longest 2 week wait ever. Worse than waiting for Christmas.

    By Anonymous chantellep, at 3:21 AM  

  • this tww is driving me nuts we are only on day 3! i am taking it easy trying to stay calm and relaxed.but it's really hard am i? aren't 1? my boyfriend has been a gem really looking after me he won't even let me pick a argos book up! i just wanted to say it helps to read and no we are all in the same boat. Good Luck & fingers crossed there is nothing we can do apart from pray and wait. Xxx

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:08 AM  

  • Hi all, i feel very silly after reading all your comments. I'm very young, 23yrs old (if thats considered young, since girls are having babies at 13yrs these days!!). Anyway, i'm totally clueless about all this and dont even know when i can carry out a pregancy test. Dont tell me to wait to miss a period cos they have always been irregular!! Well i've been very miserable in my relationship for 8 months now but somehow cant go. I'm ashamed to say that i've even thought of suicide regularly. My bf and i had a fight and i threatened to leave him and as usual he started to cry and i felt bad and slept with him. Stupid i know. Usually when he's about to... u know... he stops to wear something but this time he didnt, and said he forgot. Right. I had already made up my mind to abort if i am pregnant but now... i dont think i can. Its just not right. Since i cant really talk to anyone or go to a clinic (as i am a popular artist in my little country) can anyone give me any advice please? We had intercourse on the 4th Nov, so thats almost 2 weeks ago. How long should i wait to do a home preg test? Please help and forgive the ignorance.

    By Blogger Neena, at 3:51 AM  

  • Thanks for all the comments. It is really great to know there are other TWWs out there! 3rd IUI in 3 years and today is day 15. cramping, what appears to be start of reg mens cycle and neg preg.test. The two weeks felt sore breasts, tired, major back and cervical cramping. Of course all of this has to happen on a Sunday during a major holiday! Just want to know for sure what is really happening with me!

    By Blogger Michelle Cavagnuolo, at 5:32 PM  

  • I am a first timer...and very stressed to be honest with you for the 2ww. Me and my husband have been trying to conceive for the last 2 months now and nothing...I am starting to think I am as we call it in my family "broken". I am only 22 and don’t see why it has been so hard I mean I have a reg. menstrual cycle and my husband has a daughter with his first wife. So I have looked up many sites on pregnancy keep track of ovulation and nothing. Maybe I should now start looking into medical help. But I am happy I am not the only person feeling this way!

    Lub..
    *B*

    By Blogger *B*, at 5:42 AM  

  • Thank you so much for putting into words what we all are going through! I just had my first IVF (38 years old, married 8 years, trying for 4 years, 2 miscarriages and, according to the tests, NOTHING is wrong w/us)...and I am on day 7 of my 2 week waiting period. I am feeling and have felt all of the things you mentioned in your blog and others have mentioned in their comments. I think every twinge of something is a good sign that I am pregnant, but I do not want to be overly optimistic only to be let down if not. It's a very strange place to be in for me...I want to remain positive w/o overdoing it. I am an all or nothing gal, that's really difficult for me. Hell, my mom figured I was pregnant immediately after the transfer. She said well, aren't you pregnant now??? Oh, the stress ensues. I am trying to to read too much into anything, but hoping one or both of the embryos that were transferred implanted! Thank you (and everyone else) for sharing your journey! I wish all of you the best of luck on your own road to motherhood.

    By Blogger Kelli, at 1:27 PM  

  • hie everybody.This is our first IUI and doesn't seem to have worked.We have been trying for 3yrs and we were told my hubby has a low sperm count.I had cramps on day 11 and was positive my cycle was starting but it did not.I took a PT on day 13 and it was negative.My hubby was crushed.My period started that same afternoon.Anyway my cycle is so light and am not cramping.I always cramp so bad i have to take medication for it but it is my second and not needing any.I will be going back to my doctors tomorrow.I was really hoping that we would be one of the lucky to score it the first time.I don't know if i can do it again these 2weeks have been the longest of my life. Good luck to everybody.

    By Anonymous lolo, at 12:41 PM  

  • Thanks for sharing the blog. i am one of those 2ww as well and now on my 7day after my iui. been trying for the past 2 years with no success. was on clomid for few months and finally did IUI last month. even though i have told myself to relax and not think to much about it, i try to think positively that if i dont get success this round, i will try for round 2 adn round 3. if all fails, i will go straight to ivf. i wish all the bloggers who are ttc will have success for Year 2008. Best wishes to all and will be keeping tab of this supportive blog! Rgds, mimi

    By Blogger Mimi, at 7:06 AM  

  • For: Hopeful for Pregnancy

    This is a great forum. I know exactly how you feel. I have endometreosis and my husband and I used up practically all of our savings for IVF. My transfer was SAturday, so I have a ways to wait still. Just keep think positive! I truly think that makes a big difference! "Think Pregnant". Don't get down and don't think about even the faintest possibility of a negative result. The mind is a powerful tool. ;) I took the week of from work as well. My boss was not happy, unfortunately, and said that I cannot take another day off until next August. He will not let me go to my pregnancy test appt. next Thursday. I'm trying to decide what to do about that.

    Any advice anyone???

    By Anonymous wannabeprego, at 12:52 PM  

  • Well how many blogs have i looked at tonight and this one is the best. My hsuband and I have been in fits of laughter over all us ladies who are so very much a like. I am 7 days into the 2 week wait and yes i feel sick,sore boobs,swolen tummy etc.... why do we do it? hey girls!! lol. I am on my 2nd IUI treatment on a natural cycle first time did not work and I did not think i could get through a 2nd try, but here we are again lol. I just like to say to all the ladies in this forum it must be natural to feel what we are all feeling so lets all be posative and you are all in our paryers.

    I will let you know my results on sunday the 2 april 08, fingers crossed its happening as it mothers day and i would love to tell my mum she is going to be a grandmother for the 1st time on such a special day.

    Love to you all and baby dust too xx mazey :)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:15 PM  

  • I am curently on day nine of the tww.I am on my first cycle of ivf. I have done a stupid thing this moning and a hpt. The result was negative. Now I dont know if thats because I tested too early but from what i have been reading if you test too early you are more likely to get a false 'positive' rather than a false negative. Now im all disheartened and have got 7 days to go before the tww is up. Has anyone else tested too soon and got a negative?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:43 AM  

  • Hi hun, I had done just what you, I tested today and i am on day 11 and mine was a neagative too. I was told by the nurse to wait till the the date they gave me but I am so excited i just wanted to test. I feel the same as you now, I feel like i am due on any min, I feel so low when i was feeling so posative. I wont test now till monday as instructed. So I am still playing the if and but game and the days are just dragging along. I hope this helps you hun. Dont forget it is very early into the pregs (if we are) to do a test. so just wait a little longer. Your in my payers and i sprinkel baby dust for you too. I am on my 2nd IUI treatment and just hope we get our so wanted baby. God blass

    mazey xx

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:26 AM  

  • Did anyone experience any diarrhea during the 2 week wait? I have for the last few days (small amt) sorry TMI, and worse today, but had chinese "fast" food for lunch. No real cramping though. I am on Progesterone supps and PIO every 3rd day as well as estrogen patches. Just a nervous wreck... pls help :) oh and this is my 4th IVF try.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:54 PM  

  • Hi Mazey, thankyou so much for replying to my question. Im sorry that you are also feeling down about your negative result but like you said in your reply we are both really early on in the "maybe pregnancy" and if we both keep praying for this miracle to happen it might just! My thoughts are with you and I will pray really hard for the both of us. Whatever your result comes back as I would like to know how you get on. This is this first time I have ever talked to someone on line and it's such a relief to know someone else is struggling with this tww. My prayers are with you take care

    laura x x x

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:44 AM  

  • Hi like everybody I am on my 2ww and I am ready to take pg test. Everyone tells me to wait in case I get a false positive result. But I can't wait any longer I am on my 3 day and I am ready to know. I am afraid to have anegative result because we have decided to just do this treatment. Is my fisrt and it will be my last. Wish me good luck!!! and Good luck to all of you

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:11 PM  

  • Hi I am in the 2ww after our first ivf treatment along with icsi and assisted hatching. My husband had to have sperm aspiration done because of a birth defect as a result we can't get pregnant any other way. I am on day three and don't really look for signs of pregnancy because I know the progesterone can cause you to feel the same way. We have been trying for three years now. Although it is hard, I trust that the Almighty has what is best for me so although I think about it a lot, right now I am at peace..who know how I will feel another week down the road..lol. All the best to all of you.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:31 PM  

  • Hi Laura,

    This is a lovely site as i felt quiet alone with they way i was feeling and reading all thse blogs has helped me in some way. I am happy I can help too. I am testing tomorrow as it is mothers day and would really like to give my mum the best gift ever. I know its a day ealier than told but I am sure there is not going to be much in it. I have not yet started my period so i am praying that nothing happens over night. I will keep you posted, Keep me posted on your updates too hun. I will Be here for you good or bad news as it so comforting to know someone is there apart from loved ones.

    Take care Laura your in our prayers too.

    God bless
    lots of
    Hugs Mazey xx

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:22 PM  

  • This is in response to the lady that is desperate to test just after three days.All I would advise is don't. The hcg injection that you would of done before egg collection can stay in your body for 10 - 12 days. This is the same ormone that pregnancy tests pick up on. So if you test now and it is a positive its more than likely the injection. Also if you test too early and get a negative so early on it makes the rest of the tww even harder. Trust me I tested on day nine and it was negative. I still have another 5 days to go and I am just praying that That my period stays away.

    Good luck to you and your husband

    laura x

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:19 AM  

  • Hi Laura,

    It's only me :) I have got a negative today and also started my cycle so major upset, but we will try again. Please let me know how you get on chuck.

    God bless and bigs hugs Mazey xx

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:46 AM  

  • Hi Mazey its laura. Im so sorry to here your news. In am due to test tomorrow morning and I will definately let you know how I get on. I know this is my first time so i am in no position to advise you!, but keep your chin up and keep looking forward. Do you think you wil have to wait long before your next try because thats what im dreading. If its a negative it could be 6 months before we can have another go and that seems like a lifetime. I hope your not too sad, Im thinking of you.

    Try o keep smiling, you seem like a smiley person!
    Take care,
    Laura x x

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:00 AM  

  • Hi Laura, only me again Mazey moo! I am so upset, I was feeling a little upset but as the day has gone on and I have thought of all we have been through and done and it's all for nothing. So right now my normal posative self is really negative. I will be able to go a head with another treatment on my next cycle so it is not too bad, but right now I just can not cope with all the emotions that I feel. I am 25yrs old and did not ever think i would have a problem conceiving a baby. We have gone for so many test all came back
    fine but can I get pregs, Nope.

    I am sorry if i neg you out but I am upset,angry etc...

    I am praying for you hun, I hope it's good news for you as bad news just hurts so much.

    Take care and god bless hugs Manzey xx

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:26 AM  

  • Hi Mazey its laura,
    I tested today and I too had a negative. I seem to be dealing with it ok so far but I think thats because when I tested on day 9 and it was negative I think I had emotionally prepared myself for this. I do feel kind of empty, not quite sure what to do with myself. Im sure some retail therapy will help!!
    Don't get yourself down too much. Im 27 years old and we both have lots of time yet to keep trying. We just need to get back on the fertility road again and be more positive than ever before.
    How is your husband coping with everything? Mine was more upset than he thought and I thought he would be.

    Chin up, and I know its hard but try to look forward and get excited to round 3!!

    Take care, if you need a chat I will keep an eye on this blogger so you can let me know how your getting on,

    Big Hugs x

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:27 AM  

  • Hi Laura,

    Thank you for keeping me posted. I am sorry for your neagative result but like me we just keep on gonig till we get our lil baby. I am ok now, came back to earth with a bump :). I think I was so upset yesterday due to speaking to the nurse to give her my result and she asked if I have started my cycle yet ( which I had'nt) and said to me to try again in two days, this built my hopes up and when I started in the late afternoon It broke my heart as I thought there was a chance again. My husband was upset but then turned into anger as he worries about the finace of it all. I will be on here again when i am at my two week wait as I found these blogs a great support. It will be April time all being well. Keep in touch Laura as I would to know how your getting on.

    My prayer are with you and your husband and just remember that one day will be mummy and daddys.

    Lots of hugs Mazey xx

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:10 AM  

  • Thank you very much for sharing your story. It was very inspiring and somehow it gave me the strength to keep going. I am a first-timer, been married for 9 months. I used to think getting pregnant was so simple and easy. My husband and I never used any form of contraception and I thought that I would get pregnant soon after our wedding without really trying (just go with the flow). But after months of "somehow" ttc with no positive results, we decided it was time to start taking real actions to increase our chances of conceiving (monitoring ovulation, increasing sperm counts, etc.). Am 27, he's 33. We've been ttc since 2 months ago, but to no avail so far. And I must admit, like most of the women here, the 2 WEEKS WAIT is driving me nuts! Assuming my count was accurate, am supposed to be at my 11 dpo. To be real honest, am not feeling any early pregnancy signs (as noted in many sites), only the absence of my usual PMS. Nonetheless, I am still very hopeful that this will be THE month. Call me crazy!

    Everything you said in your blog is so so TRUE, and it feels so reassuring to know that I am not alone.

    Thanks!
    Winsher

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:59 PM  

  • Hi TWW ladies! I am on day 1 past IUI on clomid and am already trying to find symptoms...it will be a long 2ww for us...sucks so bad when people all around you "pop" up pregnant without even trying to conceive and here we are praying for a blessing and trying so hard to make it happen. Baby dust to all and thank you for all for sharing your stories!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:19 PM  

  • I have just come accross this webiste.. looking for some sanity, and some reassurance. I took a digital pregnancy test last Sat. as I have been feeling so angry and weepy over the last few days.. much to my complete surprise, the test showed positive. I then took 2 early response tests, both of which showed a faint pink line in the box. I went to the doctor yesterday, who also got a faint line, but said I might be 'just pregnant'. I have since done 2 more tests, both of which show very faint lines.. its now Tuesday! I have been looing at every website available, and they all seem to tell stories of women who got faint pink lines and went on to have a chemical pregnancy? Can anyone share some light? I suffered a miscarrige 2 years ago, and am incredibly nervous and anxious at this point.

    I have never had any IVF

    Thanks,

    Anne in Ireland.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:37 AM  

  • To Anne in Ireland

    I tested on a tuesday a few weeks ago with a superdrug own brand test and it came back negative. on the thursday of the same week i tested again with another shop own brand test and there was a very very faint line. This really confused me. I looked on the internet and apparantly different pregnancy tests need different amounts of hcg hormone to detect a pregnancy. That same day I bought a clear blue digital and the result was pregnant. This is because the clear blue is a good test and only needs a small amount of hcg to detect however the first response test gave me a very faint line and on checking on the web the first response needs quite a lot of hcg to give you a positive. I have done another first response two weeks later and the line is definately darker. I would just give it time, im sure you are pregnant but you just need some more time. Hope this helps let me know how you get on. By the way im sorry to here of your miscarriage and you dont have to reply to this if its too upsetting, but im three weeks pregnant and started bleeding or spotting a few days ago. If I was miscarrying do you think I would know or because im only three weeks it might only be a small amount. The hospital said I just had to wait a few more weeks before they will do a scan. Sorry if this upsets you, take care

    Jane in cornwall x x

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:51 AM  

  • I just had my embryo transfer this Monday, and I already started feeling anxious. I had very bad experience this cycle, which is my first IVF. My follicles grew very slow, so I ended up with more injections. Then when it's finally time to retrieve the eggs, they only got 3! I almost cried! I heard lots of people had lots of eggs, even my friend got 11. Then we got lucky, 2 out of 3 were fertilized. But I started suffering. For whatever reason, I had internal bleeding after the retrieval, and some fluid accumulated in my belly too. It was extremely painful, even with full dose pain killer, I still could not eat, drink or even lay down. So, I had to sit straight up in bed for that entire night. And my blood pressure dropped a lot, so I felt like fainting everytime I stood up or tried to walk. Anyway, the symptoms slowly got better. Then after the embryo transfer, I started having fever, and started feeling some of the pain again. So, now I am one of the 2ww with even more worries. Am I having the ovary hyperstimulation? Why am I feeling the cramping? Why am I going to bathroom so often? Why am I so gassy? Why is my belly so big, like I am going to exploded? It's only 4th day now, I already cannot wait. Man, How am I supposed to go through with this? What if I didn't get pregnant this time, do I dare to start it again? I am going crazy here! The only thing I can do now is try to distract myself, maybe finish some of my sewing projects at home!
    Anyway, just wanted to talk to someone. Thanks for listening.

    By Blogger SallyZ, at 10:32 AM  

  • This is to all the ladies out there who are feeling this awful 2ww. I have been on 2 IUI journeys with two negative results. It is horrible waiting for the treatment then waiting to see if it's worked, then to be let down from a great height. I just want you all to know that all what you are feeling, all woman feel, either if it's a natural conception or an assisted conception, we are all woman who want to be mothers. My advice would be just relax and carry on as normally as you can, as two weeks will go by and whatever the outcome your life will change for the best or the start of another journey. If you are having medical problems talk to your nurse or doctor as they do understand the anxious time this has on you and your partner, all the symptoms you are having are there but the question always is, is this our baby or is this menstrual. I felt pregnant this last time I was so positive it was my turn but as mother nature has my life in her hands it was not my time and maybe it’s not your or maybe it is. Ladies don’t look at your negative test as a negative look at it as the time is not right for you YET!! Keep going to try and get your little baby as one day you will get it. I will never give up. You are all strong, just think how painful it is to try and conceive, but once it is in there you have to get it out lol.

    I just want to express that I understand how each and everyone of you feel and that you should never give up and just remember in life there is always someone worse off than you and that one day it will be your turn. I have learnt so much about myself on this journey of conceiving a baby. If anyone had asked me years ago could I cope with this I would have said No but I have and I am and I will.

    Now to the Husbands, be the tower of strength that you are for your lady, support, love and try and understand how they feel, Listen to how they feel, it might bug you or annoy you that all we go on about is baby this and my boobs that and is my tummy bigger and I feel sick etc… But we do feel all of those symptoms. It best to talk and support don’t try and advise and tell us what we need to do, let us feel what we feel. I know it’s hard for you husbands to understand what and why we do this as woman but it is all natural progression of wanting to become a mother and all we need from our one and only love is a an ear, shoulder and lots and lots of tlc , as this will end I promise. It does help when you as the man can be our support, so husbands remember “YES MY DARLING”, and it all will be ok as love is what brought you together so that extra care and support will do you wonder on the love chart and will make your Lady happy and more content in that horrible 2 week wait. 

    God bless to all of you. Baby dust for all and don’t forget off loading how you feel is the best way to let out all the pain. So tell us all how you feel and I am sure one lady will give you support.

    All My Love and Prayers,

    Mazey xx

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:23 AM  

  • I love this blog, and the comments of all the fabulous ladies that are feeling the same as me. I am 6 days post IUI and am on progesterone supp. I already have sore breasts and yes, diarrhea, too.

    I have only one tube/ovary left and am still cramping from my IUI and ovulation. I have PCOS and endometriosis, diagnosed at 23. I am now 32 and have had three laproscopic procedures. Hubby is awesome and is my rock.

    I keep my chin up, despite the fact that someone asks me every couple of days about having a family. "The good Lord willing..." is the most PC answer I can say because otherwise I will scream. You know how it is.

    God bless you all with angels...

    Liz

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:10 PM  

  • I am 27. Last year around this time I had a miscarraige. I have been trying to get pregnant again since January, no luck so far. The 2WW is bad, but worse is when you egt your period after that weeks. It is just sooooooo disapointing, I just want to cry. I've been praying and charting.It feels good to know that i am not alone =] thank you for listening...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:03 PM  

  • Hello, I am 30yrs of age and my husband and I have been ttc for the last 10yrs! We are in 2ww of our 6th IVF cycle. I had 5 embies (5dt Blast)4 days ago. This time round, other then high number of embies, I have been taking Metformin prior to transfer, accupuncture before and after transfer and my husband has been taking vitamin supplements to help the quality. I have blocked tubes. All the statistics seem to be against us ... but we're not losing hope. We have a friend who had a boy and girl on the 9th and 10th cycle, they had been ivfing for over a 7yrs. All I can say is that the 2ww does not get any easier with time. The thing that is helping us cope this time round is that we have convinced ourselves that we tried, the rest is in Gods hands and we are not going to argue with that. We try not to do the "what if" analysis, it drives us crazy. We also have agreed that we will not make any rash decisions/statements till at least 6wks after after the test if it fails. We don't think we are in the right frame of mind straight after failure news. Best of luck to all that are waiting.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:25 PM  

  • I'm in my 2 week wait... day 7! I'm planning on taking my first test on day 11 or 12. If it's not positive, I'll wait 2 more days to test again. My hubby and I tried for 6 months then got preggo with twins... naturally! We were so surprised and happy! Then, we unfortunately lost the twins at 8 weeks. This is our first cycle since our loss a few months ago. It was/ is really hard but I'm hopefully about the future and having a healthy baby to full term! I’m praying for a positive test soon!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:39 PM  

  • I am a first timer. I had my first IUI on 4/13/08. I have had all sorts of things happening to my body (well at least I thought). I had cramping the day of the IUI and then for 1.5 weeks I was moody, felt a little sick a few nights, a few days of constipation and all sorts of things going on in my ovaries, things I have never felt and thought for sure something was going on and then 13 days post IUI I had some brownish discharge. My first thought was implantation bleeding but then day 14 post IUI I started bleeding. I am pretty much on time with what should be my period, but it is not as heavy as it usually is early on in my cycle. I am due for blood work tomorrow (4/28) to find out if I am pregnant. Has anyone had these symptoms and found out they were pregnant? The waiting has been the worst! I really thought it had worked with all the physical "commotion" that was going on around my ovaries, a little in my lower back (pulling sensation) and abdomen, but now my thoughts have changed. I have read so much about implentation bleeding; some say it is little spotting, some say they felt like they had the regular period and still ended up pregnant. Can anyone give me advice?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:35 PM  

  • This is really hell. I can't stand it any longer. I've taken 3 tests first thing int the morning on the 7, 9, and 12th days so far... and no positive test yet. my last test is in the closet and I'm soooo tempted. tomorrow will be the 13th day. Can I possibly wait until the 14th? I'm hating myself because any pregnancy should have at least gotten a faint line on day 12! It's torture, I'd better plan an all day shopping trip tomorrow even though we can't afford it. will i survive the wait or will i go directly into a mental institution from this AWFUL 2WW!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:47 PM  

  • I am on a 16 day wait after Frozen Embryo Transfer. I can't test until Monday coming. Have had really bad thrush too which really got me down. TG that it's gone now. I know people say to stay positive but I am finding it really hard. With IVF the first time, I had a really painful egg retrieval and then got an infection so I pretty much knew from the beginning that it hadn't worked. Because of all the hormone tablets I am taking at the moment, I really have pre-menstrual symptoms which are really confusing too.

    Here's hoping. Good luck to everyone else going through similar.

    H

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:32 PM  

  • I am also waiting for that 2 weeks to be over. I have been trying for 2 years now. I was diagnosed with endometriosis and some male factor. I had my first IUI 7 days ago. I don't have any pregnancy sypmtoms. My breast aren't sore as they usually are near AF. I am having little pull or cramp like feeling in my ovaries intermittently throughtout. I am hoping to stay away from hpt and will be going in for blood test in 1 week. Baby dust to everyone~

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:55 AM  

  • Day 16 has now arrived and the test was negative as I suspected. Had actually done one on Day 14 as I couldn't wait any longer. Took the negative harder today than Day 14. I suppose at the back of my mind I was hoping against hope that the test on D14 was wrong. So here we go again. Keep wondering if it will ever be me. Trying 7 yrs for something that most people just take for granted.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:01 AM  

  • Hang in there. I know the day you are certain that you are not pregnant is sooooo hard and you feel like you could just lose all hope. I just had IUI done today, this is my 3rd cycle of IUI with clomid. My 2ww is just beginning today and am too walking the fine line of trying to think positive, but not get my hopes up too high. I am thinking positive baby thoughts for everyone.

    Dani

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:50 PM  

  • Hubby and I have been trying for over a year. I have taken 3 rounds of clomid with the last dose at 150mg. My progestrone level was 21! (First ever... it's usually .3) The dr. said those levels could support a pregnancy! This has been the worst 2ww EVER!!! I have a few days left and of course have taken 3 preg test (all neg) I know it was way to early but I can't help it! I had light spotting yesterday and am hoping that was implantation! I hope this is it! and I wish the best of luck for everyone who has shared there stories! It's great to know I'm not alone and NOT going nuts! :)

    By Anonymous Jo Ann, at 9:42 AM  

  • I'm 18 and also a 2ww,i feel somewhat relieved that i'm not the only one going through this .lol .i'm on the 10th day ..[[So anxious]] can't wait to know if i am or not 4 more days to go !

    wish the best to the rest
    goodluck on the results

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:27 PM  

  • Wow, it's really nice to see that there are other women in my same position. I am a 29 year old woman with 3 beautigul children. I had my tubes cauterized when I was 24 yrs old, just 2 months after my last child. I had an abusive marriage and was convinced I would never be married again and much less wanted anymore kids. I am now married to a wonderful man who has no kids of his own. I had my tubes reversed in Feb 2009, but they were only able to fix one side. I have taken 2 cycles of clomid and am going through my 2WW now. My husband desperatley wants a child and its scary for me to think what if I can't anymore. I was very fertile before I had my tubes cauterized, but now who knows. We have both been tested and my husband is fertile and I am still producing eggs, however taking the clomid gives me more of a chance to create the egg on the side that has been fixed. I also found out that if the mature egg is on the other side, it is possible my fixed side could pick it up. It's so hard waiting, but what can you do. I see movies or just babies outside and start to cry. I see pregnant women and suddenly get sad. I'm realizing more and more that mentally this is so hard. Thanks for listening...... :)

    By Anonymous Jessica B., at 3:16 PM  

  • Well my husband and I are on our third round of IVF. First cycle was unsuccessful and the second attempt i became pregnant and was completely let down with a misscarriage at eight weeks. This cycle we had two frozen cleavage stage embryos transfored. Today is day 10 and I am scheduled to have a BPT in three days. I have taken three HPT and all were negative. Trying to be positive. Wishing everyone the best of luck!!

    Laura

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:08 AM  

  • I just had my embryo transfer on Father's Day -- 6/15...they transferred 3. The doctor didn't inform me of all the pain I would have since the retrieval ... bloating, cramping, tenderness, etc. Today (6/18) is the first day that the pain has subsided to just off and on rather than constant. Now I am scared...is this good or bad? Did it fail? Am I supposed to have all the symptoms? All the questions! All the waiting! It is a relief to see others going thru exactly what I am. Thank you for all of your posts!

    By Blogger Cyndi, at 11:57 AM  

  • I had my first IUI on 6/12/08 following a 5 day cycle of Clomid and an HCG shot. I took an EPT on day 5 which came back positive. Then, I took another today (day 10) which came back negative. This 2ww is really hard! I have had a few headaches, dizziness, smell-sensitivity, cravings, bloating, nausea from certain smells, irritability, and fatigue. These symptoms are all very new for me. I am 42 and this is my first IUI. I was sure that I was pregnant! My progesterone level one week after the IUI was a 58. Did I take the EPT too early on day 10? Or, could all of these changes in my body be from the infertility meds? I went from being very positive to deflated today. Any advice?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:59 PM  

  • I found this blog through googling "Two Week Wait".:) It was well worth reading! I am waiting rather impatiently! I am 10 dpo today and received a BFN on a pg test I caved and took mid-morning. My husband and I have already been blessed with a six year old daughter and a three year old son. While this pregnancy would be a surprise, it would be very much welcomed.:) If my 2WW ends without a BFP, I'll know that it was meant ro be.

    By Anonymous Mag, at 4:35 PM  

  • This has been very helpful reading about everyone's experiences with various fertility issues. I just had an embryo transfer after ivf with icsi . This is day 10 of the 2ww. I'm also looking for various symptoms of pregnancy but realize it could be the just the side effects of the progesterone. I am thinking of doing a pg test on my own instead of waiting for the blood test in 3 days. I am 42 years old and this is my first attempt.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:53 AM  

  • I am day 11 of the 2ww. I gave in last night and took a PT that came back + but I am being cautious. I took Ovidrel before IUI and was told it could cause false positives. I really have that feeling that I am pregnant so I am hoping for the best. I have never had heart burn in my life and now I have it after nearly everything I eat, my breasts are sooo sore, and I feel like I could sleep 23 hours a day (1 hr for peeing and eating hahaha). Best wishes to everyone out there. After 1 yr. of trying I finally feel like we might have found the answer.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:42 PM  

  • TO IUI on 6/12/08:
    My RE nurse said that if I cave don't do until after day 10 (so what did I do...I took a test on day 9 which came back negative) then I took another on day 11 which came back positive. Your 2ww should be up tomorrow, I wish you a BFP!!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:47 PM  

  • Hi again,

    A few months later and I'm on my third IUI, two with Clomid, this one with Repronex. So we had one egg this month (after all those injections!) and my hubby's count and motility is through the roof. The doc asked if he was interested in being a regular donor. Um, could we maybe get those little swimmers to do their work here before sending them off to a stranger? Does anyone else think that's weird she asked? Hubby says she was trying to be funny. Me, not so much.

    This time I don't have the anxiety like did on the previous two IUIs(yet). I have a lot of positive energy around me and enough meds in the cupboard for another 2 cycles.

    I found that gardending helps - like bringing life into the world and taking care of it. There's something nurturing about it that has helped me to cope with the 2WW.

    Good luck everyone! :)

    Liz in Lincoln

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:47 AM  

  • Hello ladies
    i am 27 years old me and my dh have been trying for 3 years i had a miscarraige march of 05 and have no other children .... This is my first iui and it was a double iui.. i am in my 2ww its day 4 after iui.. i have server cramping i caint lay on my stomach i cant even sneaze with out it hurting i have not had much of an appite and feeling nauseas since the secound iui my breast are now sore and i am on progesterion sapposatories as well i went in on the 3rd day after iui for sonogram and i was told my ovaries are extremely large and i should take it easy i have to go back in for another sono at the middle mark of the 2ww to chek ovaries again.. i have a very high tolrence of pain but my oviaries are killing me .. ( not really lol)i was just wondering if any of you have had any experince like mine...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:30 AM  

  • Hi Ladies,
    I'm in my second day of Embryo transfer and I have to admit that you do get a little inpatient. We all must keep the faith and remember that God is in control of all things. Lets continue to encourage one another and I wish everyone the best. Remember to keep it in prayer and believe that God will do it if it's his will. "Never doubt him". Just believe. I will keep all you ladies, couples, families in my prayers.

    R.R

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:04 PM  

  • Hi everyone. I am so glad I found this site. I have been trying to get pregnant for 5 years now. For the first two years hubby was "It will happen." Eventually he got nervous too. Every specialist had a different theory and one even told me that I was young and it will happen if I just relax. Found out last year that my tubes were blocked. In a laparoscopy, it was discovered that the blockages were caused by adhesions that were easily removed. Finally got the all clear (no pun intended) to try this month. I ovulated on Monday, today is Friday and I have more than a week to go. I don't know if I can make it.

    By Anonymous Ellen, at 3:13 AM  

  • Hi Everyone,
    Reading your comments have helped me relax A LITTLE. Im about to jump out of my skin, I had my 2nd IUI on 8/18/08. I know its super early but I feel like I should be having some kind of symptoms. I actually felt like I had heartburn (I have only had it once in my life)the last couple days but I know its so early and that its probably in my mind!! UUGGG, I cant stand the waiting. The only thing that keeps me going is that I did get pregnant in May (I misscarried though) but had absolutely no symptoms until right before my period should have come so maybe I wont have sypmtoms until then again?? Well good luck to all of you and hopefully I will be able to report some good news the first week of September. Thanks for listening!!

    By Anonymous Michelle, at 8:05 AM  

  • Tomorrow is day 7 of my 2ww. Had first IUI last sunday 8/17/08. My boobs are tender, same as would have felt with PMS. My emotions are on a roller coaster - either crying or happy, no middle road. Have appt for PG test at Dr 9/2. Afraid to take home PG test. I'm 43 and was waiting to find the "right guy", but they were all wrong, none worthy of being my babies daddy. Now, this may be my only chance to have a baby. My best friend is my donor, so I know he's worthy, even though we don't have anything more than a solid friendship that is more than 25 years. I pray that this first shot works. If not, ......
    How do you submit to another painful, emotional wait to ovulate, then IUI, then 2ww - too tough on emotions. And they say to reduce stress in your life.
    Anna

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:45 PM  

  • Hi! All your blogs made my journey into trying to conceive easier! I have had 2 miscarriages and still hoping to get pregnant again. I tried clomid and injection hormones, but still no luck. And yes, the 2WW is horrible! The anticipation, the excitement, the fear, then the disappointment (or the joy!), is just too much to bear! lol. Thankj you all for listening. I am praying for everyone who is trying...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:06 PM  

  • Hi Ladies, I am a little confused because I am 5 days into my post transfer date, yet I am scheduled for a PT on 8/29.Is that to soon?

    By OpenID das2028, at 8:37 AM  

  • Hi

    I had iui on 8/19. Today is 8/30. I've already taken two pt. both negative. I had extreme fatigue for a few days, but not in the last couple of days. My breasts are tender but it could just be my period. Days ago, I thought I might be extra moody, but it could just be stress from work that had me going. I do have uterine fibroids so my stomach is extra big this month. My mother (who doesn't know about the iui) keeps asking if I'm pregnant and telling me that my stomach is looking extra big. I've had some back ache. But not the last two days. I've been eating exceptionally well for me - beets, tomatoes, duck confit, cereal, aparagus, lots of milk, pelligrino water, oj, ginger tea, you name it. It was my eating that got my mother surmising, actually. She wanted to know why I was eating like that. But in the end, am I bfp? I'm starting to think not. I've taken two tests so far, and I plan to take one more on Wednesday which is the day I expect my period. But I think I pretty much know the answer. Altough, I hope I'm wrong. If I'm right, I hope just one. I am single. Can you imagine me with twins?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:43 AM  

  • I am on day 6 of my 2ww and going nutty. I am 31 years old, never had children, never really been very sexually active. No birth control of any kind my entire life. Had intercourse last Wed. and since then I have felt "funny". Since night before last my breasts are swollen and sore ( NOT my imagination even though everyone says it is). I've had a few faint cramps but no spotting or bleeding. Aargh, this waiting is torture. I've already began the bargaining...I will NEVER make it the entire 2 weeks!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:16 PM  

  • Just had 1st IUI with clomid and HCG shot yesterday! now starts the 2ww!! i am 25 years old and my husband and i have been ttc for a year now! i want nothing more than to be a mom. of course all of my friends can just think about getting pregnant and they are! im really hoping for a positive outcome, but am not getting my hopes up just yet as this was our first attempt at IUI. my husbands sperm count is alittle low, but doc says its not horrible. i guess its better than having no sperm count! im just praying this is it for us! we have just had so many letdowns. my 2ww is up on the 16th and my birthday is just a few days later so that would be a great birthday present for me :) thinking of everyone and sending prayers your way!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:28 PM  

  • I am on day 5 of my frozen embryo transfer and I am truly grateful to all of the women who have left their comments and their stories. It makes me feel like I am not crazy, and that there are actually people out there that understand. Except my husband who I truly beleive has his days of sainthood, I have no support network and him and I have gone through this alone. This is my second 2ww in a short peroid of time with the first coming back negative and completely crushing me. I didn't take a home pregnancy test the first time and I am going to try my best not to this time either but I think the wait is just cruel and unusual punishment for women who already have enough stress in there lives. Thank you for helping us laugh about something that by ourselves we may never have been able to do, and the next time I feel my breasts for tenderness I'll be sure to think of all of the other crazy women out there doing the same thing while we all go through the 2ww.

    By Anonymous Crystal, at 7:37 PM  

  • Well, after reading all of these blogs, I feel a bit better. I have a had a terrible two weeks of waiting. I just had my first IVF (3 blastocysts transferred) and I am on day 10. During my wait, I have been experiencing terrible back pain, a low fever and frequent urination. I was optimistic that this was related to implantation. No such luck! I just got diagnosed with a UTI (urinary tract infection) yesterday. This makes me even less optimistic that I am pregnant. I feel much better now that I have started antibiotics. Now, I have to continue my 4 day wait. My husband and I have been trying to have a baby for nine years. We have had multiple IUI's and now we are going to IVF. This is a very humbling and frustrating process that no one will be able to truly comprehend unless they live it. I have felt crazy, worthless and overwhelmed. The meds don't help. Try not to focus on every little symptom. My best advice would be to wait and take the blood test on Day 14. It is much more definitive than a urine test. Good luck to everyone.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:49 PM  

  • Hello Ladies,

    I just had my IUI yesterday morning (9/15/08) so hopefully I'll find out the results at the end of this month. I pray to God our prayers are finally answered after trying to conceive for the past 3 years. Good luck to you all!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:04 PM  

  • Hello to all the ladies who are going though the two week wait, I had IUI treatment last thursday 18th and I cant do a test until 2nd of october but it got the better of me and I did a test this morning which was negative but I've still got sore breasts, a bladder the same size as a grape and feel really tearful, which could mean two things, that oh my god it worked but its to early or my period is on its ways! Do you really think that 4 days can make that much difference in the result?? Here is my e-mail lisa.edwards14@yahoo.co.uk if anyone can offer any advice I would be so grateful, I feel like i'm going mad.

    By Blogger walking on hot coals, at 3:00 AM  

  • Well, my 2ww is over. I thought for sure I would get a positive, but it was negative. I had cramping for the past two days and then today I had no cramps and no period. The Dr's office said I would probably get my period tomorrow. Well, here's to trying again. Best of luck to all of you!

    MBTTC#2

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:15 PM  

  • I am doing my IUI tomorrow, i am just num dont know what i feel since is the first one, i am hoping and praying that it shud work and i dont, know how am i going to survive the 22w i really dont know.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:23 AM  

  • You will be fine with the 2ww. It definitely weighs on your mind, but you'll be fine. The procedure is simple its the not knowing that kills us. Anyway, I wish the best of luck to you!
    I will be in 2WW next week, so you'll be up on me by a week! This will be 2nd attempt, but I feel that its going to work this time---so I'm going with that:-)
    MBTTC#2

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:09 AM  

  • Thanx for giveng me that courage and Thanx for giving me courage. Just that is my first time knowing about such blocks, never thought such things exist you know! Anyway I went to do my iui on the 07/10/08. it was my first time, as I read and goggled other sites they said its not painful its like a pap, but I must admit I felt the discomfort and lots of cramps after that. So now as I’m on my 2ww I don’t know what to do as I don’t believe that this is happening to me. But by reading and seeing other peoples comments put me at ease and I also trust the Lord. My 2ww will end on the 23rd. I admire you positive spirit and wish you luck for next week!!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:52 AM  

  • I am so glad to have read about this 2WW... as most of you, I feel I'm going crazy!! I'm on my 12 dpo and every second is passing by so slowly: I'm thinking about the symptoms I should feel and getting worried about not feeling other symptoms and so on. This would be our first! Hubby is trying to calm me down, although he's impatient as well.. we want this so much! I am so horribly scared of getting another negative!

    I took a HPT, even though I know it's very early and it came out very faint--but now I'm scared it might be a chemical pregnancy or something.. so, whatever you do: wait--b/c now I know I'm going to get very very dissapointed if I'm not pregnant. This wait is awful.

    My best wishes ans prayers to all who are also trying.

    Dania

    By Anonymous dania, at 12:13 PM  

  • hi to everyone in this 2ww, i know what you are going through, i have been ttc for the last 2 and half years...have what seemed like blocked tube, but when i did second HSG, the dye leaked through...am on herbal medicine...in my country getting an IVF costs an arm and a leg lol! just have to rely on God and pray alot! i cant even tell if i ovulated this month, but am on CD13, just going to start the 2ww. and pray that this will be my turn. i pray, and baby dust to you all

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:40 AM  

  • Hi Dania

    I hope and pray that all went well for you girl, just be poeitive, Please get back to us tell us the results since we are here for each other. Well my 2ww ends in seven days to come, I am expecting a miracle.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:58 AM  

  • Hi All,

    I had my second IUI done today(10/15/2008), so now my 2WW is on! Well, I'm hopeful this time it will work! Two great follicles(possibly 3) and a strong semen count---this is as good as you an ask for, well other than that it takes:-)

    Good luck to all of you and I'll keep you posted on my progress!

    MBCTTC#2

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:35 AM  

  • Hi ladies I am said at the same time i still have faith my 2WW was supposse to end today but i had Aunt Flow comming on tuesday 21/10/08, i was said but come to think of it it was my first iui, so my RE suggested that i should do HSG before we do the second iui; well baby dust to all of you.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:31 AM  

  • Hello ladies. My name is Lena, 34 years old, ttc for 6 years, 2 miscarriages, and just did my first IUI on 10/17. My first round with injectibles didnt take to well, so we skipped it, then I was on birth control pills to "clam" my overstimulated ovaries. I had 5 good follies this time. I have sore bbs, bloated stomach, cramping, sleepy, nautious, and a very embarassing problem... spontanious orgasms during sleep. I had this frequently last year when i was pregnant so I have a feeling I am again. Its very scary, it happens in the middle of the night and I'm not dreaming of anything at all. It just wakes me out of a dead sleep and the cramps that follow are horrific!! Has anyone else ever had this?? Im scared it might cause a mc if I AM preg. I want to test so bad, but i have to wait atleast til Monday... Id love to hear back from anyone..

    Good luck to all of you.

    -Lena

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:10 AM  

  • Hi Guys

    I have just had an IVF blast transfer and am on day 4. I haven't had any spotting but have slight cramping today, I need to know if there is no spotting does that mean the egss have not implanted.

    Ta

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:56 PM  

  • I am on day 2 of my 2ww and am so anxious. Something about this month just feels different. I had a miscarriage three and half months ago and am still devastated. I can't do anything because everywhere I go I see happy people with kids and pregnant women. I moved to Utah last year and it is twice as bad here becasue there are so many of them and half of them are so young and it's not fair. I'm 31 and have waited till after we finished college, worked our way up the ladder at work, did the single thing, found the perfect man, had the perfect wedding, and gave our selves a year of blissful married life and then started to try and it diidn't happen right away. When it did our baby died. So not fair. A lot of my hubby's freinds have young 26,27 year old wives that all seem to be pregnant now and I can't stand it. Please make this month different so I can be happy again. Anyone out there in the same boat?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:12 PM  

  • My hearth goes out to you. I cannot imagine what it must be like to lose a baby. I can only imagine it is not something you will ever get over. The sad thing is life goes on around. Hopefully you will have good news at the end of this cycle. Did you get pregnant naturally when you miscarried or wil it IVF?
    I am testing to-morrow. This is my fourth IVF and got pregnant on the third but miscarried at 6 weeks. We have a wonderful 6 year old daughter which we are both very grateful for. If this doesn't work we will consider adopting but I'm sure that will bring its own problems.
    You are still very young (I am 38) so age is on your side. Never give up hope. S

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:24 PM  

  • Hi All,

    I thought I would post my good news here. A few weeks ago I said I was in my TWW and now I'm preggo's. Hopefully all goes well and it sticks!

    Babydust to all of you!
    MBCTTC#2

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:32 AM  

  • I wish I was annonymous that was prego this month. I am 31 yr old that was on day #2. I'm now 2 days away from knowing. I am pretty sure I'm not. I've been charting since my last miscarriage and have all the same symptoms from last month. My cervix is low, open and hard still.

    To 38 yr old TTC #2, what were your results? I did concieve naturally with my miscarriage pregnancy. We concieved then in our 8th month of trying and this is our 4th month of TTC since the miscarriage. We just had a sperm test and everything was normal. We are going to do vg secreation test this month if I'm not. My Dr. gave me clomid. I didn't use it last month. I'm nervous about the side effects and already ovulate every month. He was going to use it for super ovulation. I'm scared of screwing up my system that already apears to be working fine. Sory to ramble. One more question: did you concieve naturally with your daughter. Let me know if you are. And I will let you know in two days when I probably get AF. Good luck and happy July baby to the other girl.

    By Blogger addison, at 12:52 PM  

  • hi the preggos lady!! congradulation to you!! this restores our faith and brings back the hope, happy for you and wish you have healthy pregnancy and a fun 9moths!

    You did your iui after moa which was on the 07/10 but i know better luck next time

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:59 AM  

  • I am in my third ART cycle and third TWW within the last year. The first IVF cycle resulted in no pregnancy. The FET resulted in a positive pregnancy for 8 weeks to the day. That was the hardest part, but I have to think positively that at least I was blessed with being pregnant although for a short time. After regrouping, my husband and I decided to try IVF one more time. I am now at the midpoint of the TWW with one week to go. Are we all scared, absolutely!! I agree with Nicki's post, sometimes life makes us feel like this just isn't fair when we pary so hard and sacrafice so much. I guess some things are still in control by Mother Nature! To all the TWW ladies, be strong and think good thoughts! God Bless!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:43 AM  

  • Its been 9 days now since my most recent insemination, and I only have 5 days to go. This is technically my 7th insemination--4 with Clomid, then I had surgery for stage 3 endometriosis, they cancelled our first cycle with Follistim due to overstimulation, then the last one did not work. This time I've started experiencing some symptoms that I have not had with the other two rounds with Follistim--I've been feeling strange stomach pains that come in waves, sensitivity to smell, extremely tired, not wanting to eat or drink things that I previously loved to have (the thought of them scheve me out)...I think I must be pregnant because what else could all this be? I suppose it could all be reactions to the medicine, since it all started only 5 DPO, but I've read where some women can start with symptoms from day 1. I'm trying not to dwell on what every little thing means--and to just make it through the work day despite the exhaustion and nausea--and to stay patient and hopeful. Thank you all for sharing your experiences--there's nothing worse than feeling alone in this.
    Michele

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:37 AM  

  • Hi Ladies, Thankyou for not thinking myself totally insane.. I am on day 10 of 2ww, i caved and did a pregnancy test this morning, negative result!! After x 2 Blast transfer on saturday we were really hopeful but each day since has been tougher and tougher.. This is my third IVF attempt, i really don't want to be doing this again.. Give me IVF drugs and needles any-day (hee) the 2 ww is total hell

    Only 5 more sleeps to go!!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:11 AM  

  • Hello,

    I am going thru this too, I hate it and makes me want to cry because I have to wait till Nov. 24th. My husband and I have been trying till Oct. 2005 and finally this year my husband supported me for our first IVF. Everything we have gone thru while doing our first IVF and I just cry hope tears... and hope that this time we do it... My doctor's theory is that since I have scar tissue, it prevents us from having children and that IVF was a good way to go. So, here I am... I had my transfer on Nov. 11th and had 3 Embryos transfer in my uterus. Lots of praying... family and friends... the past two days I decided if I talk to the 3 Embryos that were transfer maybe they know we really want them... is this nuts or what... God only I hope that this is the first and last IVF because my butt hurts like crazy from so many shots... I can't even walk right...

    Too everyone... I pray that one day we become a happy mom... Good Luck to all!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:21 PM  

  • Hi All! My husband and I have been TTC for 1.5 years. I have a 4 year old daughter from a previous marriage, but we really want more kids, and my husband wants a child that is biologically his. I'm on day 7 of my TWW, and the stress is making me crazy! Every little feeling makes me think this could be the month! We finally saw a fertility specialist last month, and he has scheduled testing to start the first day that I get my period (hopefully we won't need to).


    I was wondering if any of you had tried the clear blue easy digital fertility moniter? I've been using it for around 6 months now. The way it works is that you test starting around day 9 of your cycle (which it keeps count of by your turning the machine on every morning). It tells you which days to test, and after several months of use, it tells you what day you should expect your period based on when it's come in previous months. Most testing days are marked as "Low", the days just before and just after ovulation are marked as "High", and the day of actual ovulation is marked as "Peak". All these past months using it, I've been "High" days 12, 13,15, and 16, with "Peak" on day 14. This month I was "Peak" on days 14 AND 15 and "High the two days before and after... What I'm wondering is if it's possible to actually ovulate for two days consecutively? Could I have released two eggs? Am I just making too much of it because I want to be preg. so much? I'd love to know if anyone has used this device before, and if anyone knows if it's possible to ovulate for two days... Thanks everybody and best wishes in all your baby journeys!

    Liz in CT

    By Blogger Liz, at 5:40 PM  

  • I to am on my journey towrds tessting day. I started having PMS symptons the day after 3 fresh embies were transferred. I am hoping and praying that all goes well, this is my first try. The wait is going o.k., but my mind continues to wonder. I often think about the day that I get the call, just going through how i will react when I get the results. I think that you should go on vacation after transfer to a far off place to keep your mind occupied. Oh God please rain down on me.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:38 AM  

  • My husband and I just started this past month, we were married September and have always dreamed of starting a family and our little loves we will create. We decided to start a few months earlier because my body has been our of whack since I missed my rather regular period in August, I wasnt pregnant, (took test and all) and finally when it hadnt started by mid october, I was worried and thought what is wrong with me. My doctor gave me PREVERA and it started fianlly on the 1st of Nov. We just started trying and,Proudly, I've done all my research, I'm done with my TWW on the 1st, I'm anxious but I am hopeful! I have felt rather different, I hope it's not all in my head but I am pretty in touch with my body. For example, this morning I was going to have toast with peanut butter but I opened the jar and it smelled like the most foul thing on the planet... so like I said I am hopeful! If we arent when I test, I am getting an ovulation test and trying that for December, and if not by Jan... we're gonna have blood work done and go get options discussed with my doctor. I'm 20 so it shouldn't be a worry right??? please tell me Its all in my head

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:58 AM  

  • so Im in my waiting period. GRRRR! i'M 26, AND TRYING FOR MY 2ND BABY. tHE FIRST ONE CAME WITHOUT A HITCH!! LOL. As I put it into terms for everyone- same batting team- different field this time. I didnt have PCOS when I got preg. with our son 4 yrs ago- but I have it now. ANYhow- the first round of clomid @ 100mg worked but it didnt. I didnt get pregnant. this leads me up to concurrent date. This is my 2nd round of IUI, took a blood test today for my projesterone.12-9-08 ( my last IUI I had to take Crinone.) but this time they said I dont need too. I take my preg. test on the 16th of Dec. Im hopeful, after reading all the comments. After my IUI's, Ive been cramping alot. some more intense than others. It seems to go away when i hold a pillow up to my tummy. ?? After the failure of my last IUI- and 50 more mg of clomid later ( Im at 150 this round- ) Im hoping that this cramping is due to implantation, b/c I didnt have it this long the last round, and i really cant stand another disappointment. Should i call my dr for this cramping? IT IS NORMAL?? Someone please email me @ Chichababy@yahoo.com (Stephanie) thank you for everything, and my best wishes to all of you in the baby making process!!!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:55 PM  

  • My pregnancy test is also on december the 16th,(2008) but am not quite sure what year all these posts were written as there's no date on them! the 2ww has een awful, the first week went ok although I had a lots of pain in my right ovary, which was where the 2 embrios had been implanted into.This week has been a bit confusing, 2 days ago I had such and intense pain for about an hour and a half that I almost went straight to the hospital, but it did subside afetr a while and got less throughout the day. Yesterday I felt a bit nauseus but could have been from a very bumpy bus ride! and today I woke up.... and everything had dissapeared!!! no bloating, pain, sore boobs, nothing! So am now convincing myself that next tuesday is going to be negative outcome, did anybody elses symptoms just dissapear and still have a possitive? will NOT do test though, have probably spent thousands on home pregancy kits in the past 8 years! Hope someone can help with this, lots of luck to everyone! Keeley

    By Blogger Keeley, at 12:27 AM  

  • Hi! I have been reading these comments hoping to ease the dreaded tww! I have finally gotten to the end of the posts and what I have realized is I dont see alot of answers just lots of questions! So I am going to share with the last few ladies who posted. I just received my clear blue easy fm and started using it this past cycle. From what I understand, you are not ovulating on the peak days, your LH and estrogen have peaked which means you are just about to ovulate and that is why your are still "high" a day or two after your peak. It is just like a regular opk. It tells you you are about to ovulate. Sooo, here is my story. My LMP was 11/16/08, with peak days 11/30 and 12/1. We BD'd on 12/1(midnight). Just once. A couple of days later I had tons of cramping and some back aches which is still going on today. I also had pressure in my pelvic area and problems sleeping. On 12/6 I had pink when I wiped after a BM(TMI). I tryed not to get hopeful because up until a few months ago, I spotted between cycles. After doing some research, I found that I was possibly low on my B vitamins. So I went to the health food store and started a B Complex supplement&bingo...NO spotting. So anyway, I had a feeling and decided to test 12/11 with first morning urine and got a BFP!! I was soooo excited. I am not going to tell my husband until Christmas(if I can wait that long and fake a period!) I know this is long and crazy, but if anyone has questions I would love to help if I can. madness1313@aol.com Baby Dust to all!! xoxo

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:48 PM  

  • I am really glad I came across this blog, to know that I'm not the only one! I really don't want to share w/my family the anxiety I feel in ttc, as my mom has been waiting for grandchildren for over a year and bugs me constantly. I am on day 12. Last five days, my stomach has been growling like crazy, been burping a lot, dry-heeving burps too, moody as helk, and my stomach just feels bloated. Not sure if I'm just "thinking" too much, or if they could mean something! Good luck and prayers go out to everyone. Thanks for listening.
    -Marie

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:11 AM  

  • my gosh. this article helped ease my freakingg out. i dont even know if i was ovulating but it would make sense that i was. i have been slightly cramping but it could all be in my head..or i could possibly be getting my period early. my nipples are very tender which is unusual because my breasts are usually the tender ones when i get my period. i am hopeful that i am pregnant and would be devastated if i were not, however i have been through this 2 week waiting period before and i had all the symptoms and it turned out i was not pregnant at all. No frequent urination for me and im due for my period on the 17th of this month, i feel slightly sick to my stomach but the flu is going around the household as well. I have been experiencing extreme mood swings but with my unique characters it very well may have no cause behind it. the wait is killing me. its all i can think about, i dont want to exercise the idea of pregnancy too much over the course of these two weeks because ill already be dissapointed as is. I have had odd senses of smell and slightly off cravings. this is difficult *groan* but im happy i could share my tale with others.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:00 PM  

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    By Blogger butterfly19, at 1:27 AM  

  • Hi all this is my first post. i am on day 7 of the 2ww after ivf and i feel i jinxed myself, i took a test on day 5 with a faint positive and i felt pregnant but yesterday i had bad cramps all day and now i feel nothing just normal the test is due on 31/01/2009 and am not hopefull now.... this 2ww is the worst thing but am glad i have found this site i don't feel so alone.

    By Blogger butterfly19, at 1:29 AM  

  • Hi butterfly19, the 2ww is the worst thing, after the chaotic weeks running up to it and then all of a sudden nothing! just waiting. You really shouldn't f done a home pg test because even if the result is a bright bold positive, it means nothing as our hcg levels have been artificially altered so it would give a false positive, it takes around 12 days for it to leave our system.
    I also got all the cramping and then loss of symptoms and was convinced it would be negative and I'm now almost 10 weeks pregnant! I always think its best to stay level headed, not too positive because the let down is unbearable when the result it not want we wanted, but don't think negative at all. just try and be prepared for either one. God isn't that easier said than done! We tried for 7 years until we finally got our positive, so I can hope the you'll get yours too. Good luck and let me know how it all goes xxxxx

    By Anonymous keeley, at 3:26 AM  

  • Hi keeley, Thanks and congratulation. last time i was so relaxed but this time i feel so tense on the 2ww and my husband is starting to switch off so i think i am going to try try and try to relax and think positive its only another 7days. x

    By Blogger butterfly19, at 4:37 AM  

  • Hi Ladies,

    I am 36 yrs old and have been TTC for 3 yrs. I am on day 7 after embryo transfer. I do not see my doctor until Tuesday. This is tough. The wait, the unknown, the maybe! I pray for the best.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:49 PM  

  • I only just discovered that this 'wait' has a name ie' TWW! This is my 5th proper attempt to conceive as we always successfully used the rhythm method. I always thought if it was meant to be I'd get pregnant as we were't always too careful with the rhythm method. 7 years of marraige later and still no divine accident - I was always in two minds about having kids and in some ways I feel now that I want one it serves me right to have to work at it a little to make me value this blessing that I always doubted as I wanted the career and freedom so badly. I do feel leaving it late does not help as I am 32, but I take huge comfort from the stories of those in their 20s who are also struggling. I guess the gift of life comes from God and all our control-freakery and desire to be in-charge of our lives is not quiote right, God is in-charge and I pray that we are all blessed with babies by God. I find out on Tuesday if I'll become a mother!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:46 AM  

  • Anyone know when At the end of the tww when you get a negative home test result how long untill your period, i have been having dexamethasone and pegesterone up untill the test.

    By Blogger butterfly19, at 12:43 PM  

  • Hello Ladies, I am on day 5 of my 2WW. I had a FET with only 1 embie to implant. It was a blastocyst. I really want to test at home. I have had no symtoms at all.I feel great. I feel like I am holding in my breath sometimes, maybe that is just nerviousness. Any advice

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:50 PM  

  • Your blog got me close to tears...I can relate to you and the others who posted a comment on this site. I just had two embryo transfers 1 week ago (after going thru Lupron and Follistim shots 2x a day for almost 2 weeks) and I am really scared. I think I've visited all the websites that has something to say about the signs whether you're pregnant or not after an embryo transfer. I try to be positive but it's hard to think like that all the time. I've been wanting to have kids most of my life (I'm going to be 36 this year); and now that I've found the man I wanna spend the rest of my life with, I can't think of any other time to take this chance. I am hopeful and I know God moves in mysterious ways...but seriously, this 2ww is driving me bonkers!

    By Anonymous AA, at 2:29 PM  

  • hello dear am on two week wait to after an ivf cycle.my wait would be up tommorrow but i started bleeding yesterday.i went to the hospital today and had a blood test and the test was negative. i was so devastated. back to square one.i wish all the two week waiters all the best and hope i have better lock next time.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:38 PM  

  • hi im on the two week wait at the moment.i am already blessed with 3 beautiful boys so I sympathise with some of you on here,but I would love to add to my brood,maybe a little girl.I am currantly on day 10 of my 2ww and am entering the bargining stage.should I or shouldnt I take a test? I ovoulated on day 14 of my cycle.Im a POAS addict,lol,but if I test now and get a negative I may have tested too early.so the result is not definate.I feel no different to usual,my boobs are not sore at all an they usally become really sore up to my period,I had some uncomftable cramping on days 9 & 8 and I am urinating a bit more frequantly but maybe im imagining it cause I wanna be preggie soooooo much,aaaaah its driving me nuts!!!!!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:30 PM  

  • Hi! i really liked your blog, it just makes you relise that you are not the only one out there feeling like this.
    iam on day 10 of my 2ww of ivf treatment and this morning i started bleeding, iam so disapointed and confused!
    i dont know what to do trying to stay positive and pretend everything might be fine but deep down i know its not.
    my partener and i are still young but have been ttc for 5 years now and i hate it when people say' oh you have plenty of time for that!!!' i just want to scream at them who do u think you are!!
    now i just have to get through the next few days of period pains and hope for the best. x

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:24 AM  

  • Hi ladies, today is 25/4/09. I am on day 9 of the TWW following a FET with 2 embies and I'm really struggling to be patient. I gave in this morning and did a HPT with net result. I didn't have a HCG shot leading up to the FET so I don't know what to think now, I'm tempted to do a test each day now until I go in for my bloods in 4days but I may end up more tortured. I've had no preg symp except tiredness which may be the result of progesterone. I had bad cramping on days 4 & 6 and a constant stitch feeling on my left side everyday after FET until my bad cramp on day 6. I love everyone's messages and wanted to share mine to give others more info too. I suffered dearly with my first EPU in Mar09. I had 21 eggs and was lucky enough to have 20 of them fertilized and frozen on day 3 - for this I feel very very lucky. My Dr refused to do a fresh transfer and it was just as well. I ended up being hyperstimulated and spent 7 days in bed, I could barely make it across the hall to go to the toilet as my tummy was so bloated and skin so stretched, I couldn't lay or stand up straight. I also had a bout of gastro 2 days after pickup which meant I couldn't keep up the fluids and protein. I suffered bad bowel pain and diarrhoa for 2 wks so was told to stop Metformin, which I had been on since commencing fertility treatment in Aug08. I'm now on 3 pessaries a day and 3 progynova since my FET. I'm sorry to make it a long blog, I hope someone reading this and having the same symptoms feels relieved to know they are not alone. I will write again in the next few days with the positive or negative result. My heart goes out to all of you strong women, this journey isnt easy. Sel.xx

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:06 AM  

  • hi iam on day 12 of the wait and i am very anxious! i had a miscarrage in dec 08 at 6 1/2 weeks. my hcg leveals started to decline 1 day after i had a really bad trapped gas episode. that was then but as i said about now i am on day 12 of waiting, and on day 6,7 and 8 i started having some symptoms. hungry all the time, frequent urination and fatigue. then i had a real bad trapped gas incident on day 9 were during intercorse, i had bad rumblng gas till the point we stopped and i vomited now no more symptoms?? now i am worried! what to do??

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:32 AM  

  • hi every one.. i am so glad i have found this site..i thought i was the only 1 goin mad!!people keep askin me if i am excited..how??i am more full of dred..so easy 2 b told 2 stay positive when their not the 1's goin through it!!i am second day in 2 my 2ww. this is my 3rd fresh ivf attempt n last .ive also had a frozen replacement..all failed so far!!any way, for the nxt 13 n half days wait i will b as heathly as possible and pray this is my turn 2 b a muumy!!hazel frm bury..

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:43 AM  

  • Hi I am on my 4DPO and I am so anxious I can’t help it to an extent that I am even imagining thing how do I keep cool and this is my second iui, my first I was at ease during 2ww, somebody help!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:13 AM  

  • Hi I am on day 11 of my 20 day blood test, I had an embryo transfer on the 14th of May one embryo 4 cells, we needed to go this route because my husband had a vasectomy 5 years ago. we have 4 kids he has 3 I have one, nothing is physically wrong with us but this was our easiest way to try to have a baby together. My question is because my home preg tests are negative is it still possible I am pregnant? Because my HCG levels are too low yet, because of the IVF treatment`? Anyway help would be greatly appreciated, impatiently waiting Louise

    By Blogger Louise, at 6:11 AM  

  • I am 40 years old last week and am in my two week waiting period it is up Friday. Today is Wednesday. My husband and I have been trying for 3 years with 3 miscarrages and the lose of both of my fellopian tubes due to a medical error. This is out last hope. I am cramping and feeling not so well. I am terrified it won't be what we hope for. I pray that God has it all in His hands and that the positive result will come as we hope. We will all of you in our prayers and we hope for nothing but POSITIVE results for everyone.

    By Blogger misburton, at 10:37 AM  

  • I am towards the end of my tww. I have 2 days left to find out. Somedays I feel like I have all the symptoms and others it feels like I have none. I have been through 4 IUI's and just recently had my first IVF. I am really nervous and scared that it didn't work. My husband was diagnosed with cancer 2 years ago and had to have his sperm frozen. We had a total of 10 vials to use. My doctor wanted to use 2 vials for each IUI so after we used 8 vials with no success we decided to do IVF. I just keep praying to God that it worked because I don't want to go through all the shots and pain again plus the whole cost of everything! I don't know if I want to know the results yet. I don't know what I will do if it's negative. Thank you everyone for sharing. It really helps to read all of your stories.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:28 PM  

  • hello ladies this is my first time doing ivf im 33 and married to the love of my lfe i have 4 children already but they r not my husband children we decided to do ivf because i have my tubes tied im also one of those 2ww waiters im on7th day i have 7 more days to go i had this thought of that my dr didnt place my embryos right i dont know maybe i just have alot of anxiety im going through the majority of what every one else is going through its good to know that im not alone one thing i can say is that prayer and strong faith can take you through to the end i know we r going to have those mood swings where as on day we feel positive and the next day we scared frustrated dont know whether to be happy or sad having a baby is a gift from God so we have to to put it in his hands and think on the goodness of what he has already done and for what he is about to do!which is to give you your hearts desire (a bundle of joy)I hope i have said something to encourage someone GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR BABIES TO COME!

    By Anonymous Lakisha, at 10:32 PM  

  • Christine and all,

    I know how you feel, and am glad that my Google search led me to this blog! I am on day 12 of my 2ww after our first IVF with ICSI attempt. I go for my preg test in 2 days...which also is my 42nd birthday! I am scared of sooo many things; scared that all of these rumblings in my belly for the last 12 days are nothing more than the lovely progesterone shots I "get" to take each night, scared that I am pregnant and that ALL 4 embryos that were transferred took (you know, the universe playing a cruel payback joke on me!)scared that after all this, something will go wrong halfway through the hopeful pregnancy. Well, I guess the good news is that there are now only 2 more days to wait. Best of luck to you all, and thanks for the opportunity to vent.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:15 AM  

  • hya, im lisa, and currently on day 7 of my 2ww after having 2 frozen embryos transfared! i have a little girl from ivf icsi back in 2007 our first attempt!- last year we had another go witch didnt work but left 6 frozen embryos, of witch 2 are inside me now. i cant help but compare the other 2ww i have had, with my daughter i remember cramping- last time nothing, i am afraid this time as im just waiting for cramping and nothing. everyone tells me not to worry but i cant help it! i just want to know!!!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:32 AM  

  • Thank-you so much for your blog and to everyone else for posting their comments. I just turned on my PC after checking my knickers in the kitchen worried about what I might see!! After feeling like a complete freak!-- I googled some websites on the TTW and found your wonderful site.
    I'm on day 3 of my TWW after my blastocyst transfer. I was pregnant in 2003 and gave birth prematurely to a baby, who then died. I haven't managed to conceive since. We did one failed IVF cycle last year and I remember the TWW sucking then. It's like mental water torture. I am praying and reminding myself what will be, will be and it's all in the hands of God. I made the decision to rest as much as possible and hence, have a lot of time to think, worry and over analyse every sensation in my body. I pray for God's blessings to be showered on all of us that have gone/are going through the TWW. We haven't told anyone this time about the cycle so I wanted to really thank-you from the bottom of my heart for setting up this site and allowing me to share my story. I pray that it is our time and that this time God allows me to be strong and healthy enough to conceive a beautiful healthy baby/babies. May God have mercy on all of us who surrender to Him/Her---thanks for listening xx

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:26 AM  

  • So good to hear everyone's comments .. knowing I am not alone and other woman are going through the experience helps tremendously. Both the good and the bad stories. (men just don't know..they are empathetic but truly have no idea what we as woman go through). I do IUI for the 1st time today. I'm excited and scared of the disappointment that could come with it. Here's to praying we all have success in our stories. Hang in there ladies!!!

    By Anonymous Cindy, at 5:01 AM  

  • on day 13 of the tww. had dizziness and a higher temp than normal, and boobs sore for past couple of days also. started to get a dull cramping in lower womb area about three days ago on and off..... starting to think this is period pain..... what you reckon? is period like pain normal in the last days of the tww or is it just a plain old sign of periods??

    sending all you amazing ladies lots of love and light in this agonising time.

    M xx

    By Blogger M xx, at 7:16 AM  

  • This blog has actually eased my heartbreak a little bit and all the ladies that share this painful experiences here are angels sent by God.My 2WW ended negative yesterday after 5 IVF process with one positive that ended on the 9th week of pregnancy. I'm really really still heartbroken and disappointed. I saw all the signs I thought were positive ones - from spoting to stomach bloating to frequent urination to tiredness. I'm still devastated but I will be fine. After 4 disappointments, I foolishly thought I was ready to handle whatever the PT shows. I still can't talk no breath. Thank God I have all the ladies here and this medium to share my feelings. My ptayer is with all of you guys. I firmly believe that the good Lord knows best and will bless us one day. It may be that he doesn't want me or you to have a deformed child. Remain blessed.

    Annonymous

    Saudi Arabia

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:16 AM  

  • this is my first time starting my
    2ww, and honestly before i read the first blog, i was on my way to the potty to take this darn test. now it just sits and watches me. i want to knw so bad! i had a very wierd menstral, if that is wht it was at all. very lite only lasted 3 days pink then it vanished into thin air! and my breast are tingly, yes i said tingly, i can't make a bm and i am sure what i have been feeling every morning this past two weeks is not motion sickness! dizzy spells when i stand and even when i am sitting,and my usual 2 cups of coffee in the mornings isn't setting so well... oh i don't want to wait 2ws! help, i am losing it! i think i'm going to be sick!

    By Blogger Ebony, at 7:44 AM  

  • this is my first time starting my
    2ww, and honestly before i read the first blog, i was on my way to the potty to take this darn test. now it just sits and watches me. i want to knw so bad! i had a very wierd menstral, if that is wht it was at all. very lite only lasted 3 days pink then it vanished into thin air! and my breast are tingly, yes i said tingly, i can't make a bm and i am sure what i have been feeling every morning this past two weeks is not motion sickness! dizzy spells when i stand and even when i am sitting,and my usual 2 cups of coffee in the mornings isn't setting so well... oh i don't want to wait 2ws! help, i am losing it! i think i'm going to be sick!

    By Blogger Ebony, at 7:44 AM  

  • Thanks to all for sharing your stories! I was put at ease reading this and knowing that I am not the only one out there going through the two week waiting period. I am 32 and my DH and I have been trying to conceive for two years. We went through all the testing and they found nothing, which was relieving but frustrating all at the same time.. I had my second IUI on 8/19/2009 and am now 9dpo. The first IUI was not successful so, I'm trying not to get my hopes up too much about this yet still staying positive.. God give me the strength to make it 7 more days until I am able to test... I wish everyone luck during this time and hope all the results are positive!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:09 AM  

  • omg !! so many stories...and m one of them too !! well my first week of speculation is aready done with it..i guess the labor day vacation helped me a lot to come over it but i must say its always at the back of ur mind..the YES/NO goes on until the day u finally have ur preganancy tester in your hands..well, my cycles hv always been more than 40 days...so i hv always been very confused bout my ovulation...but this time around we guyz gave it a shot in sync with my ovulation dates(thanks to the ovulation tester companies !!).but m so confused regarding my "SYMPTOMS".i mean i do urinate too frequently now a days..feel sleepy and tired easily...though my breast have gottten tender for sure but not sore definitely..so i just dont know..so..here iam waitin..JUST 7 MORE LONG DAYS TO GO.. !! WISH US LUCK PEOPLE !!

    By Anonymous khushboo, at 4:19 PM  

  • I too am another impatient woman in my 2ww. although we have only been trying for a few months, i'm already getting so impatient. i am 25, married just over 3 years and trying for my 1st. every month i get the symptoms and every month it's negative. i think i'm imagining everything. i was really positive this month as i've had a good feeling about this time. now i'm half way thru the 2ww and started getting a sore back yesterday and have felt nauseous all afternoon. i know i'm being daft and just imagining it again but i am desperate to a test. i'm so glad i'm not the only one feeling this, it's so much easier knowing i'm not crazy. for the past year and a half i've wanted to start trying but it's like the second we said we would, my brain changed and wouldn't think of anything else! never mind, i'll just keep my fingers crossed and hope i can wait the next week without taking a test.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:12 AM  

  • I'm 27 with pcos, and damaged tubes, DH low sperm count. We had our first ivf embryo transfer 4 days ago...the doc told me to go back in 9 days and 11 days for a pregnancy test not 15 days. But although it's less time to wait I'm going nuts!!!!...I spend all day browsing the web and looking up ivf success rates etc, we had Assisted Embryo Hatching done and had 4 embryos transfered, hubby wanted 5 but the doc said that was to aggressive. The quality were b+ and b- so I had 2 and 2 transfered and 7 frozen. I've read that success rates are much higer with assisted hatching and been on strict bed rest since the transfer per drs instructions......It's like a catch 22, u wanna know if it worked but u don't want to know if it didn't :(.....we had a succesful 1st time IUI but ended in an ectopic, 2 naturally concieved one was elective termination and the other miscarriage.,,,anyone else with the same issues???...dr said since I've gotten pregnant in the past i have a good chance...trying to stay positive but this wait is a killer. I just want to sleep and wake up when it's time to get the test.

    By Anonymous babydreams, at 8:26 AM  

  • I just survived the first 24 hours of my 2ww, it is the worst thing ever. This time my whole life will turn upside down if I am not pregnant. This month I decided that if I'm not pregnant I'm taking a job in another state that covers fertility (only a 30 minute drive from my home). I can not accept the job for another 13 days. I haven't decided if I'm going to test before blood work in 2 weeks. Last month I did and I knew I was getting my period, it just felt like it. I haven't decided how I'm going to handle day 12 orday 13 yet. I just wish it were easier. I spent the last 5 out of 7 days at my RE's office monitoring these follicles. Now I don't know what to do with myself. I miss my nurses who have become my family since I see them more than anyone. I'm allowing myself 15 minutes a day to obsess over this (as suggested in a blog) and then the rest of the day its off limits. I'm not searching online, reading research or looking up ANYTHING during the other 23 hours and 45 minutes of the day. Lets see how that goes.... Best of luck to everyone!

    By Blogger VaughnRN, at 7:14 PM  

  • I am going nuts over 2WWs! I am a 28 yr. old mother of 4. I had my tubes tied after the last child. A year and a half later (4 mos. ago) i had a reversal. I never had trouble conceiving immediately with the others but this time it just doesn't seem to be working. This is my 4th 2WW and i am doing just as others do, i.e. sifting through all the internet info i can find and comparing my symptoms to others', even though you would think i would know every pregnancy symptom by now lol. Ten DPO will be on my birthday and that's when i will take my first test, but that is still 4 days from now! I'm glad that i'm not alone and i just want 2 wish the best of luck to everyone here!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:15 AM  

  • I read all the blogs & i so understand. I am on day 1 of the 2WW. This is the 7th time trying & i am 36. I so want this one to work. I am trying to do everything possible to remain positive without being overly unrealistic. Its a delicate balance. Everyone around me seems to get pregnant without even trying & i can't even get close, so frustrating. Sometimes i feel so down about it all & wonder whether i will ever be a mom. I won't give up wish me luck! Also good luck to everyone in the 2WW

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:12 AM  

  • I am on day 8 of tww and have already taken 4 preg tests. It's the longest 2 weeks of my life. I had iui because of my age 39. I have one beautifuly 2 1/2 year old a miscarriage in june of this year. Ugh please be positive so I can get on with my life

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:48 PM  

  • I must admit that some of the post made me laugh as I am also doing the exact things some of you are doing. I am 7 days into my two week wait and I plan on taking a PT test on day 10 then wait to miss my mens. Today I experiences some mild cramps and little burning sensation as well as slight pain in my breast. I am keeping a positive attitude as these are also signs of the mens.

    I pray that God will bless you'll and fulfil your desire to conceive.

    God bless you all!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:52 PM  

  • I get wonderful support and emotional help reading the blog and all the posts. I am trying to conceive for the past 3.5 years. After three failed IUIs, and one failed IVF (three grade A embies did not stick), I am again in the IUI 2ww game (a donor this time). I too like many of you have a great job, wonderful husband, nice home, great family, and infertility. This is the middle of my 2ww now and like the other times, I notice each and every small thing happening to my body. I couldnt sleep last night playing the pregnant/not pregnant game. I have sore boobs, and feel twinges inside but I felt like this in my other IUIs and IVF too so maybe, this is again going to turn to a negative. I am petrified....but I wanted to share my story here with you all.
    Thanks.
    Sue

    By Anonymous Sue, at 9:35 AM  

  • Oh My GoD !!! ha ha, so glad i landed on this page ! I thought i want the only one going crazy with the ww !
    Thanks ! Feel so safe and happy and not crazy , i am not the only one counting seconds and watching my body like a hawk !

    By Blogger God is Love, at 3:54 AM  

  • Yesterday I found out that my little sister is pregnant! She is 1 year younger than me and not married. My husband and I have been TTC for 3 years and recently started our first Clomid cycle. Its bad enough that everyone around me is pregnant but I was completely stunned by my sister's news. After all, I am the older one and the married one. This is not a competition but I can't help but feel slighted. It's no ones fault but why do I feel so terrible? My husband has been such an amazing support and I just hope he continues to have faith in us. Today is day 8 post ovulation and I am dying. I think I feel twinges but I don't know if I am second guessing myself. I took a HPT yesterday and today and it was negative. I just keep thinking how wonderful it would be to go through this pregnancy with my little sister. WHat will I do if I don't get pregnant? I feel so sad and lost and it hurts. I can't think about anything except this topic and it is literally driving me crazy.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:28 PM  

  • Hi everyone,
    I test tomorrow and as you can see I can sleep. This is my 2nd IVF. The 1st one didn't take. On day 5 I had cramping and spotting. But nothing else. On day 11 I took a home test before I went to bed. I just couldn't take it anymore. It was neg. However, Im still hopeful. This waiting is killing me. My dr said that if I have the blood test done but 9am I will know by 3pm. that 6 hrs is going to feel like a life time. My husband and I want a baby so bad. I feel like I'm going to let him down it the test comes back neg.

    We plan, but Allah is the best of planners. With that said my best to all of you.

    Lika

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:12 PM  

  • I am on the 2ww too..I have 10 more days to go and I am going to the toilet allot.. So here I go starting to check all the symptoms LOL or is it just in my head...
    I have two wonderful children 5 & 6 and have been trying to conceive another for the past 3years... I have had 2 operations for endometriosis 2 years ago and I also have an overactive thyriod that is always playing up and causing havoc to my body... I finally fell pregnant last year in may but later lost it and now 7 months later still trying and eagarly awaiting the 2 weeks each month... I was told because Im reasonably young(29)and that I already had two children without any complications I should have no problem.....Yeah well if it's not me than it must be my partner... I know when I am ovulating as I get a pain on alternating sides each month and I keep a diary of changes etc to my body....I've also tried ovulations kits as well...
    I really enjoyed reading Your blog and everybody eles comments... It does show that we're not alone.. It is funny how impatient we can become and obsesed with Symptoms..
    I wish all the best to everybody on the 2ww...

    By Blogger Belinda, at 3:07 PM  

  • What can I say? I don't want to wish time away, but I wish the 2ww would go faster! I'm 4 days post IUI and go back on 1/20/10 to test for pregnancy. The most annoying thing thus far has been the constant constipation I have had since the start of this whole process! I have been eating that yogurt Activia which usually clears up any problem I have with that issue, but not this time. So now I have been really bloated, crampy (assuming it's from the constipation) and it's hard for me to focus on any other changes my body is experiencing.....ugh! Then I read that that could be a sign of pregnancy and yadda yadda yadda....I just want to know!!!
    This is my first round of IUI so I know that if it works, I will be one of the lucky ones; and if it doesn't then I'm going straight to IVF.....wish me luck!

    By Blogger Tonya, at 10:12 AM  

  • the 2 ww is a killer. it is torture. i have been in and out of baby clothing stores, looking at strollers....looking at cute babies in the magazines. BABIES ON MY MIND. am I preggers or not? We find out tomorrow, the wait was horrific. Christmas and New Years didnt even make it seem slower. I threw up all New Years Day. All holiday was sick. It would be fabulous for us (we are a lesbian couple) and we are anxious!

    By Anonymous Maria, at 8:13 PM  

  • I am on day 7 of the dreaded 2WW. I did clomid, HGC shot and IUI next day. I have been moody, bloated, my lower back hurts and I'm tired. I am not going to take a pt, I'm just going to wait till my dr appt on the 18th to see if I'm pregnant or not. One day I think I'm pregnant and the next day I don't think I am. I'm driving myself crazy. My husband keeps telling me I have a glow to me and thinks I'm pregnant, I hope I don't let him/us down! Fingers crossed!

    By Blogger Tonya, at 8:18 AM  

  • I am also going through the dreaded 2ww. I am 3dp5dt. This is my third IVF attempt, and my first FET! I just wanted to remind everyone that if you are on any fertility drugs during your 2ww, it can mess with your symptoms. Progesterone is the biggest culprit. It can give you mock pregnancy signs, and it will prevent your period from starting. So it makes the 2ww even harder, as you can't even trust the signs your body is giving you. So frustrating!

    By Blogger Jennifer, at 4:15 AM  

  • I think you read my mind :-D I actually plan to wait until a few extra days longer just to be absolutely sure that it is "missed" before I even go get a test. But it's tough :)

    By Blogger vivasuzi, at 7:36 AM  

  • thank god i am not the only one going crazy during this 2ww. this is my 2nd iui. currently on day 12. hcg in 2 days and i can't wait. i was in the emergency room on day 10 with kidney stones. had an hcg test and my result was 13.... something must be happening. hope i'm pregnant!!

    By Blogger joseph, at 7:32 PM  

  • Hi there all you brave ladies... We're back on this crazy heart-wrenching roller-coaster after a 2 year break. I checked out 100% a-ok healthwise except for my 'age' (I'm 37). My DH is a testicular cancer survivor, so we are using donor sperm, and we just finished my 1st cycle on Clomid, Estradiol, HCG injection,IUI, then 2 weeks progesterone. We went to another clinic 2 years ago and did 4 'au naturale' IUIs with no success. So far (day 8 post IUI) I have extremely sore nips, 'full' feeling in lower abdomen, occasional mild nausea, headaches, and tiredness...and I'm so terribly afraid all these lovely promising symptoms are just side-effects from the fertility drugs. My DH is absolutely wonderful, and very gently positive about the whole process this cycle, which is what I/we need. This TWW just sucks so bad...I just want to fast-forward and find out, one way or another, yet after the last 4 failed IUIs, I'm actually afraid to test...to give up that hope, however small. I think we'll test next Weds, a week from today.I have to wait until Monday, at least, to let the HCG injection clear from my body. A false positive would just wreck us emotionally. I've never posted before, but have read all these blogs like crazy our other TWW times. Just wanted to connect with my sisters-in-spirit out there-who are the only ones who understand!! Love and much baby dust to you all!

    By Anonymous ponygirl, at 9:14 PM  

  • I just googled 'surviving the two week wait' out of sheer frustration and couldn't believe there are other women who make themselves insane every month! At 23 I was told I would never have children - my lack of ovulation and my husband's 'abysmal' counts and motility (thanks for the sensitivity, doctor). My miracle daughter is 2 1/2 and after a miscarriage 18 months ago, we're trying again. My OB thinks the two pregnancies kicked something into gear because for the first time in my life (at 27) I appear to be ovulating on a regular basis. My husband is completely ambivalent about it - 'oh, if we have another baby, fine, if not, fine,' and my three closest friends each average a new baby every 14 months, so I'm losing my mind with no outlet. Bless all of you for posting your 2WW psychosis - I ovulated yesterday and I'm already climbing the walls!

    By Anonymous Del, at 11:08 AM  

  • On Sunday (yesterday), I had our first IVF cycle implanted. They retrieved 6 folicles, none mature, 4 fertalized. Of the 4, only 1 was still developing normaly. The doctor did assisted hatching and implanted 3 on day 2, on the chance they may continue to develop in my uterus. So now I have the two week wait, but don't feel very positive going into it.


    We have tried other things, but now we are at IVF. I really thought I would go through all this, get here, and it would just work.

    I know nobody does, but I really do not want to do this again, please let this work.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:51 AM  

  • Hello, sisters! I posted about a week ago in the midst of yet another TWW uncertainty and mental anguish...and I am overjoyed to report we had a BFP early this morning, which made me dash off to the Doctor's office for a HCG Beta, which came back at 154 this afternoon!! Just sharing our good news to boost all you beautiful mommies-to-be up a little...hang in there--miracles DO happen! (I read SO many of these kind of posts and always thought "ok, so did these ladies go on to have good news or WHAT? Wanted updates for encouragement!)This has been a LONG four years of TTC. <> to you all. :)

    By Anonymous ponygirl116, at 4:54 PM  

  • I am also in my 2weeks wait and i'm also doing everything that was mentioned in your post "That Rotten Two Week Wait....I'm 37 and my DH is 40 and we just had my IUI done this past Saturday Feb 13th. The first day after the IUI i had bad cramps, i was feeling Nauseated and threw up 4-5 times, i'm thinking maybe i had food poisoning, my lower abdomem felt tight as well as both sides of my hips, my back ached, very tired, vivid dreams, urinated frequently as well throughout the night, Day 2: felt a bit better,continued to have sore breasts, sensitive, morning some nausea but did not throw up, fatiqued, food adversion and food cravings. I have searched and read so much about the symptoms, i feel i'm going crazy, I will be doing my blood test to see if i'm preggers on February 24th ..every morning i'm worried my temp will not be high enough..just going nuts. can't relax and can't focus on anything else, driving my DH nuts too. Also thinking wow if i'm not preggers and i'm eating so much of these food due to my cravings i'm gonna end up being fat! my jeans feel so tight around my waist. AHHHHH!! i'm also debating if i should do the home preg test later?? Good to know i'm not the only one going through this!

    By Blogger butterfly, at 10:38 AM  

  • So today is February 25th and we just finished out 2WW and had it confirmed...negative...again. It was harder than usual this time as we used Clomid, had an hcg injection and then did not get a period. It is now two days after the 2WW, no period and confirmed blood negative blood tests. This is heartbreaking...too many ups and downs. We will try again and hope for the best

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:30 PM  

  • Very supportive and informative blog.The date is 4th March,2010. I am 33 years old and on day 9 PO.I used the clear blue fertility monitor to detect ovulation and then got down to the task of baby making when monitor indicated peak and high fertility.I was ambivalent about having children until last Nov but then something inside me just went boom and all I would dearly love now is a baby. just one healthy happy baby would be enough! It's hilarious how fast one becomes so well versed in all the pregnacy terms. I am an expert at this stage. My sister is 7 months pregnant and my sister in law recentely had a beautiful baby boy. While I am happy for them, I would dearly love a baby of my own.

    Symptoms so far in my TWW are very sore boobs,back pain, tiredness and pelvic cramping. Sore boobs are usual for me before AF but not the other symtoms so early before AF.

    Here's hoping. Good luck to all.Hopeful Aunt.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:39 PM  

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