While I've been gone the last few days, I've been getting pregnant. Well, we hope! The RE was hoping I'd ov naturally by Tues. (day 14) and surprise surprise, I didn't. I had to go in for a check up to determine whether or not we were going to trigger and then when we'd do the IUI. (Side note: I was such a ridiculous worrier this cycle. I worried about getting the meds, starting them on time...blah blah blah. Well I decided to not worry about the hubs being unavailable all day Thurs. (the suspected IUI day.) I just decided there was no reason to worry about all the other stuff because it all worked out just fine so I went with it, and guess what? It all worked out.) So at the checkup I had two lead follies still, 24mm and 20mm. He said that I was showing very, very light ov on the OPK at the office so he was very comfortable doing the IUI Wed (yesterday!) Told you the worrying was pointless. He did was me to trigger anyway because he said it wouldn't hurt anything but maybe it would encourage some of the smaller follies to do their thing.
Ugh! The shot (10,000 HCG, IM in the upper tush area.) I was prepared for it. Well not mentally but I did have the prescription filled weeks ago because last time my HMO pharmacy didn't have it and I had to pay full price at a fertility pharmacy. I was a nervous wreck about the shot. I was last time too. The hubs does this for me as I have absolutely NO desire to poke myself with needles. We iced it for a few minutes and then went for it. I survived! Unfortunately, yesterday it hurt! He must have really got it good in the muscle. Even still, I survived.
So yesterday was IUI #2 (a) (...more on that.) Once again the hubs' sample looked awesome! I didn't get specifics on the sample, I'm just glad to hear it was good. We did get to see it in the microscope after the washing. So cool! I said a quick prayer that one of those little fellas was smart enough and strong enough to find the egg(s). The lead follies were at 27mm and 23mm. The actual IUI was a little more incomfortable this time. I'm not sure why. I felt the little tube going allllllll the way in, when it bottomed out, there was an intense jolt of pain (reminded me of that nasty HSG) but it quickly dimished. The hubs held my hand this time. I said it felt weird that we were going to make a baby and not even be touching. LOL! I had very mild cramping for the next few hours but I'm convinced the little fellas were put in the right spot so its all worth it.
The best news is that I still have a few more follies (14mm, 15mm, and 17mm) that might be ov soon so...he's going to do another IUI ( IUI#2 (b) on Friday!!! Wahoo! One of those little eggies is bound to be found, right? Well, I'll hope for the best. The odds looks good at least.
I'm to continue the Es.trace orally and vaginally up until the positive preg test (his words!) although my lining was looking good at 9mm yesterday.
The hubs told me not to get my hopes up. He doesn't want to see me upset like I was at the last bum IUI. I just don't know if I can not be excited. I will probably be horribly crushed if this doesn't work but who wouldn't be. Have any of you mastered keeping your excitement at bay??? I'd love to hear about it.
Anyway, hopefully we'll have some more ripe follies Friday for a higher chance of a BFP this cycle. Fingers crossed...lots of prayers.
Update: My BFF's baby boy was taken off the ventilator yesterday because he was able to breathe on his own once again. He's down to a half a liter of O2 (from four full liters) so we're feeling encouraged. Thanks for your prayers.
Yikes...sorry this post is so long. I had a lot on my mind.