So. I've been so stressed out this week! It started with going to the doctor on Monday, and dealing with the quickly scheduled HSG. I'm glad that we got it done, and that everything is clear, but I'm still a little pissed off that he didn't warn me how much it would hurt. Grrr.
Then, I went to go pick up my hsg shot that I had dropped off that morning, and they said it needed a doctors confirmation, and that would take 3 to 4 business days. Why didn't they tell me that when I dropped it off? Now I took 30 minutes out of my day to drive to get it, time that I didn't have because work was so crazy that day..... augh.
I then ended up being at work until 11 PM that night... pissed off because I was still crampy, and stuck in my stupid office (where they turn the AC off after 8 PM. Yeah, that was a nice touch.)
Work is still stressful, but I think we've worked past most of the crap that we were stressed out about.... so I sat down and started planning out my vacation days for the rest of the year - that always makes me happy. One vacation highlight is that a girlfriend of mine is renting a house in the FL Keys in Dec, and invited us all out to spend some time with her. I am SO in!!!
In baby making news, I get my u/s follie check tomorrow morning, and then we'll make the plan for this weekend. Since we are going away, we'll prob BD on sat/Sun, and then IUI on Monday morning.
Got to go call CVS to see if my stupid shot will be ready tomorrow morning.
Today I had my CD 11 Follie check, and I had one at 14.5, two at 12.5 and one more at 12.
I guess I'm starting to get fed up with going to the doctor so often, because when I saw that my follies weren't ready to go, I was pretty annoyed. So I was getting ready to schedule an ultrasound for Monday, when I find out my office's tech is out next week - for the doc was telling me I would need to go into Boston for that. Which means a minimum of a 2 hour round trip drive, esp in the morning. He must have sensed my frustration, because he told me just to use OPKs, and we would schedule my IUIs this month off of that.
And I was fine with that - but then got to thinking - why would I not give this cycle every possible chance? I called around, and found myself an appointment in the Wellsely office at 8:15... so I at least won't be too late for work.
And in stupid CVS news, I so glad my doc suggested I use Village Pharmacy instead of them. My doc sent in the script yesterday to Village, and today they called me - and they will be SENDING me the shot. I don't even need to drive there! Cool, huh?
So, I'll still be using the OPK this weekend, just in case, but if I don't O on my own this weekend, I'll prob do the trigger on Monday night, with an IUI on Tuesday and Weds.
OK - I took OPKs this weekend, and they all were negative, but with a little light line. So - this morning, I went in for the u/s - expecting for my lead follie to be up to at least 18mm... but no luck. It's sitting at 16mm right now.
Which - although different from last month, is more on par with what I saw when i was tracking naturally and with the OPKs... so I'm back in for another u/s tomorrow morning, and I'm guessing IUIs on Weds/Thursday. Plus, I was a little nervous about getting my meds in time - because they are coming in the mail. So I'll have another day for those to arrive.
At least I had some fun this weekend - we visited my FIL at his new house - it is really coming together nicely!
OK! So, I had an 18mm follie on Tuesday. I had to drive into Boston for that follie check - but they got me in at 7:15 AM, so it wasn't that big of a deal.
Last night, DH gave me my trigger shot, and either I'm getting used to all this poking, or he is getting better at it, because it didn't hurt as much as last time.
This morning, we went in for the IUI, and my DHs count was at 32 million, which he was rather proud of... and the nurse mentioned to me that my cervix looked 'nice' - it was funny for the two of us to be proud of things we really don't have any control over! Since we were the only couple in for an IUI today, we were done by 10:30! Last month, the sample wasn't even done being washed until 11 Am.
Anyway - back tomorrow for the second IUI... and then the dreaded 2WW begins!
This morning was almost as fast - I was in for the IUI by 10:20. And, for whatever reason, I'm feeling pretty confident about this cycle. I don't want to get my hopes up too much, but hope is what keeps us going back, month after month, right?
I have my follow up appt with my doc on 9/5 - if I haven't gotten AF by then, that is the morning I will test... seems so far away!
Ah... the 2WW. I'm so busy with other things this month, that I don't really have time to obsess as much a usual, which is probably good!
This week, I'm taking Thurs/Friday off - and spending the first part of my long weekend with my mom. I haven't seen her in a while, so it should be fun.
This past weekend, I spent a bunch of time finishing up presents for some of my friends. One was a sweater I was knitting for my brother in law's girlfriend's 5 year old daughter, and then other was a quilt for a friend that is expecting in Oct. As I was making this stuff, I realized that I'm not sad about these people having kids. Isn't it funny - that when it's people that you truely like/love, that you are happy for them and thier new families.... it's when you see the random stranger or people you know that a prego 'by mistake' or don't want kids - that is when it hits you.
This weekend, I was asking Aaron if he was wondering if it 'worked' this cycle. And he said no - that even if it didn't - we were going to keep trying until it does! Which, I of course knew, but it's nice to hear him say it every once in a while.
Well. Now I'm on CD 31! I've never made it this many days past O... but since Sunday, I've been having brown spotting. That has also never happened to me - so this cycle is just plain weird.
I tested on Tuesday - it was a BFN. I also went to the RE on that day, and he talked to me about moving onto injectables. So, the plan is to take this month off af any meds, and then with my next cycle, move onto the injectables. Which would normally be a great thing, but as usual, life interfers. I need to go away for work on Oct 8 - 12... and that is pretty much exactly (if everything stays normal) when I would need to be monitored. Of course, the longer AF takes to arrive, the better chance I have of starting the injectables next cycle....
GAH! The good news is that this weekend, I'm going to go see someone and get hypno-therapy. I'm such a high strung person, esp with all this fertility crap going on, that I'm hoping this will all help.
So - I did the hypontherapy on Saturday - it was awesome! I really didn't know how I felt about hypnosis... like does it even work?! But I definitly got into a trance, and she did the therapy - but I don't really remember what she said. I do remember bits and peices... it was all postive, affirming things - which I think is the most important. I was starting to feel very defeated about this whole TTC process, and this weekend gave me a little shot in the arm to be positive.
She also suggested that I try some accupunture, which I will definitly do. I was actaully getting some work done by a friend of mine who is licensed in accupunture... but I think it may make more sense to go to someone who doesn't know me.
This weekend, as I was feeling so great about all this TTCing, I took an old dresser that we were planning on using in the baby room (but was missing drawer pulls and painted a gross yellow color), and I sanded it down and painted it a nice bright blue. I even ordered fun little zoo animal drawer pulls to put on it! I was excited to work on it, because I have been knitting a bunch of baby items and also have done a few quilts, and I will use this dresser to store that stuff until the baby arrives.