Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Cute husband

So, I'm laying on the couch with the laptop perched on my belly, and my husband says, "Should that laptop be directly on there? I don't want it hurting my blastocysts!"

Love that man.

3dpo. That's me. Some cramping today. Good sign? Body getting rid of the follicles? Damn it, I'm going to be positive. Too early for implantation. It's all good.

As an aside. If you need to laugh, watch Modern Family tonight. We're getting quite the kick out of it.

Monday, September 28, 2009


Well, I was up all night last night with a horrible headache--and ended up staying home from work today. I'm feeling much better now. Yay. =)

Question for those who have used injectibles. Ok, TMI question. Do you feel like your cervical mucus is slower to dry up because of the much higher estrogen levels in your body? Still had a little this AM. Haven't checked since, since I'm trying not to obsess. My RE wanted me to start the prometrium today...which I did...and from everything that happened yesterday, I feel pretty confident that I already ovulated. Ok, so I'm not checking temps (again, trying not to obsess), but just let me know if you have any experience with this.

Ok, so I'm obsessing a bit!

On to another topic. How about this woman in Arkansas who is pregnant with twins....or not?

Personally, I do wonder if she and her husband are doing this more for attention. I can't imagine having two babies who were conceived 2 weeks apart. From a medical standpoint--ok, so there is some discordant growth. But that's not uncommon with twins. And then she said that there was a blood test that could be done after the babies were born to prove it??? What the heck? The last I knew, there wasn't a blood test to determine gestational age.

Or, she got pregnant twice. And it sounds like she went through infertility treatment in the past, but she denies using any medications with this current pregnancy. Very interesting.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

The Day

The IUI went well. The RE's office was so crowded this morning. I'm guessing they are in the middle of an IVF cycle. There was part of me that wanted to stand up in the waiting room and say "Infertiles Unite!" or something like that. No one looked very happy. Maybe I should've done a comedic routine or something?

Ok, so as you all can tell, I was feeling pretty positive.

My RE was the one to do the IUI. He said he felt really good about this cycle---and how could that not get a girl to smile? He was pleased that there were 2-3 mature follicles--enough to give us a really good chance, but not putting us at huge risk for the high order multiples.

39 million motile sperm.

I was having right sided cramps before the IUI, so I'm assuming the last big stretch of growth before release. I'm hoping the follicle(s) released this afternoon.

Crossing fingers!!!!

Friday, September 25, 2009


I'm feeling hopeful for this cycle. Regardless, it's nice to feel hope.

We've got some follicles in contention, folks. =) IUI is Sunday.

Here's my stats. Let me know your opinions.

Estradiol 393
Follicles R 20, 17, 16
Left--just a bunch of wimps.

Seriously, what is the deal with my left ovary?

I figure that the other two will grow a bit more and have a good chance by sunday. I do Ovidrel tonight.

Happy weekend everyone!

Thursday, September 24, 2009


I am so incredibly sorry I have been so lax on blogging. From taking a month off, to now being back in the full swing of things....well, I have been reading your blogs, but my own has suffered.

Today is my birthday!


Except, I'm another year older.


I would like to say that I'm having an awesome day, but the follistim this month is taking the life out of me. Headaches, THE BLOAT, you name it, it's mine. I will be SO FREAKING ready to get this IUI done. Please??

I'm cycle day 11 today, day 8 of follistim. I'll post more about that tomorrow after my 50000000 transvaginal ultrasound. =)

But for now, happy birthday to me!