My journey through infertility

Saturday, February 19, 2011

My last cycle of clomid

I am starting my last cycle of Clomid.  If this cycle fails we will be moving on to injectibles.  Please please please let this cycle work.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

BFN - no suprise here

I woke up this morning to a temp drop and a negative test, and spotting started this afternoon.  Looks like IUI #1 was a bust.  I was expecting it, but it still stung a bit this morning, especially since I've watched so many girls move on the past few weeks.  I am going to try and get an appt to go in tomorrow and talk about plans for the next cycle.  I feel like we need to do something different, but with my doctor out of town the next 3 weeks I don't really know if different will be an option this cycle.   Assuming I am cyst free I will most likely start Clomid round 5 next week.   Come on Thanksgiving baby!!!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Interesting article

One of the bump girls came across an article in the Huffington Post, and I thought it was a good one to share.

It talks about an issue I've noticed with infertility (IF).   I really believe that if more women started being open with their IF struggles it would make some changes happen.   If people realized how wide spread the issue was, maybe IF research would start getting more funding.  Maybe more people would stop to think before they say to someone struggling with IF, " just relax and it will happen".  Maybe, just maybe, insurance companies would be pressured into covering more IF treatments.

Friday, February 4, 2011

First IUI is done

I'm not feeling super optimistic, I feel like we may have gotten in a smidge too late since my temp spiked this morning showing I most likely ovulated yesterday, but my RE said we are definitely still good on timing, so I guess there is hope.  The actual procedure was painless minus the stupid speculum.  It was about 1 minute from legs in stirrups to completion so not too bad at all.  Cramping so far has been minimal, it feels more like gas than anything.   He didn't give my husband's numbers, but he did say the sample was good enough so that is really all that matters.  So now I sit and try not to obsess for 2 weeks. 

Side note, I am celebrating my birthday early, so tomorrow I plan on doing absolutely nothing all day.  I will be in my pjs catching up on the dvr and watching season 2 of Glee in preparation for the big post superbowl show.  I am so excited to have a day of nothing.  I will probably have to get dressed at some point because my husband wants to take me to dinner, but I can stay in pjs until at leat 5 pm, which sounds pretty rock star to me.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

IUI #1 is scheduled

I go in tomorrow morning for my first ( and hopefully only) IUI.  I'm both excited and terrified.  I am planning on working afterwards because we are a bit short staffed and have one girl who could go into labor any minute now, so I really hope any cramping I get afterwards is minimal.  Might make for a looong afternoon tomorrow.   I'm also really glad my body cooperated so I didn't have to go in over the weekend.  It's about time my darn body did something right.  It has ruined 2 holidays now, so it needs to start sucking up a bit here.