Wednesday, October 24, 2007


Well it is done. Now the start of another 2ww. I’m going to take some advice from another blogger and try not living in the gap. I am going to try to focus only on today and try not to think ahead two weeks, or 9 months, or whatever from now. Difficult? Yes, especially for me. I always have my calendar in front of me, planning next steps. For one time, I would like to not think of next steps, and keep that hope that maybe this time will work. We’ll see how it goes.

The IUI went well. The nurse did a good job and didn’t cause any spotting. The sample was decent. I only worry about timing. I wish I didn’t always second guess this stuff. I worry that because I was starting to surge yesterday that this morning is too late. What if I ovulated last night? That means by the time IUI was, at 10am this morning, I could already be 8, 9, 10+ hours past. Eggs are only fertilizable for 12-24 hours, right? I wish I didn’t know so much medical information and I was still trusting that Dr. RE’s main goal is to get patients pregnant, not make more money. It would make my wait a bit easier.
The beta is scheduled for November 7th but I won’t go that day. I normally have a 16 day luteal phase so I won’t go for a beta until after day 17. No sense in wasting time, gas, or energy when I could just wait a few days longer to get an answer. I’ll do my hpt on November 10th or 11th and go for a beta after that.

The nurse seemed happy with the follies I had, the cervical mucus I had, and the ease at which the catheter went in. I am hopeful today.


Mommy Someday said...

Glad your IUI went well! I, too, have been stressing over the timing of my IUIs!! I have read that you ovulate 24-36 hours after a natural LH surge or HCG injection. My RE does inseminations at 24 hrs. past trigger or surge, which seems really early to me. The "success" stories of IUI that I have read either involve two IUIs or a single IUI at 36-40 hours. I am going to ask for a 36 hour IUI this next time!!!

Road Blocks and Roller Coasters said...

I'm glad to hear everything went well! I'll be keeping everything crossed for you! :)