Thursday, October 15, 2009

IUI Cycle #12

OK, I'm over my minor freak out about timing. :) I think the pressure of this cycle just got to me. With the cost of these injectable cycles being so high, I just don't know if we can afford to do this again. At least not for a while. We'd have to pay down our TTC debt a bit first. Anyway...

Wed morning as we drove down to the RE's office, I was still on edge about timing and such. When we got there I asked the Dr if we could check Trina's progesterone to see if she had ovulated overnight. If she had, we'd still do that morning's IUI, but we'd skip Thurs's. He said he was sure our timing for both IUI's was perfect. That her Tues morning LH showed she was "surging" not "surged". He even drew a diagram (I heart diagrams) showing that the LH goes up to 60 or 70 at it's peak. Her LH was only 33 pointing to a true surge scheduled for Tues night. We also triggered Tues night so her body should have all the umph it needed to ovulate all 5 follies. I felt much better and apologized for being such a freak. He waved it off and said if I ever had ANY questions I should ask him. Otherwise how would I learn? Then he flashed me one of his killer smiles. I swear he should patent that thing. I know I've mentioned this before, but I LOVE our RE. :)

Once again both of the IUI's went smoothly. Barely any cramping and no spotting at all this time. Trina's cervix was open for the first IUI but closing or closed for the second. That points to her ovulating sometime between the two. Her temps have been all over the place since we started using FSH, HCG and Progesterone so we no longer have any clues for when she ovulates other than cervical opening. So far I feel really good about this cycle and our chances. I hope I can hold onto this optimism for the next 2 weeks. 


Tools of the trade.

Post-insem grin. 
   
The cute sperm-dialed timer set for her required Post-insem resting period.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good Luck...I am such a lurker to your blog...fingers crossed and fairy dust sent.

K J and the kids said...

Good luck !

I had the talk with my wife about the cost of all of this trying to conceive stuff. I finally chalked it up to, we'd spend more than this on a car...and a car isn't NEARLY as wonderful and fullfilling as a baby.

By the time we got to IVF....we had spent enough money trying that we could have paid for 2 cycles of IVF. ugh.
Sometimes I wish we would have just jumped. I know you can't because that's silly to assume you will eventually need to...but that's just my perspective on the costs of trying to conceive.

Growing up Clangley said...

I have a very good feeling about this cycle! cant wait to hear the good news!

Mina said...

I hope this is it for you guys! It sounds very promising :)

anofferingoflove said...

sounds like perfect timing - and with 5 follies ready to burst at that! :)

the sperm timer made me laugh out loud - LOVE IT!!

alimis said...

5 folicles and two IUI's at perfect timing! Fingers crossed!

thebao said...

Sounds like a winner to me! Fingers crossed for y'all.
Your RE sounds awesome, and how wonderful that he took the time to explain stuff. Hooray for good docs!

Meredith said...

Sounds absolutely perfect!!!

All body parts crossed!

Heidi said...

Sounds like wonderful timing to me!! And rock on with the diagram!!!

cindyhoo2 said...

Everything sounds absolutely perfect for this cycle. Hitting ovulation between insems also sounds promising. Fingers crossed. I cannot wait to hear your great news soon.

Desaray said...

really please by the timer.

MamaDeux said...

Good luck!! I know how it feels to wonder about the timing obsessively...well, we're pretty obsessive, anyway. Here's to an easy tww and hopefully a BFP at the end of it!