Trying to catch up...painefaria
Welcome back to the TTC whirlwind. I'm so sorry to hear of your M/Cs.
Sending fertile, sticky wishes your way.AmandaHope
Re: post IUI cramping being a good thing - hey, I'll take anything! It was really bizarre that it happened. Even when my IUI hasn't been pleasant, I've never felt cramping. This time I did. Here's hoping.kkearney
Welcome to the TWW. It stinks!! LibraryLady
Good luck with your HSG on Thursday!gellybeangirl
Congrats on your niece! And it's better to be preggers at a different time than your sis - so now all of the attention will be focused on YOU!
Besides, it'll be nice for your kid to have a "big cousin" to look up to.$$
I have a very rough tally going, and I think the latest is about $8500, over the past year or so. I'm fairly certain it's more than that... but that's my running total.QOTD
Technically, we've been TTC for a year. We got our KD's sperm in May of 2009. He had some weird test results, so we had to get him tested again - he lives in Europe, so we had to wait until he came back to the states in July of '09 to get the tests again. And then we didn't start until September 2009. God, those first four months of having the sperm but being unable to insem seemed to go by SO SLOWLY. Here's how the insems went:
09/09 - IUI #1 - BFN
10/09 - IUI#2 - BFN
11/09 - I asked if we could start drugs, and my NP said she thought we should go one more cycle before trying drugs. She does suggest an ultrasound. We do an ultrasound and find a pretty large "cyst" on one of my ovaries. She suggests we sit out this month, and check the cyst again at the beginning of next month's cycle. We check it in the beginning of 12/09 and the cyst seems to be gone. Woo hoo! But we have to sit out December anyway because we're going to be out of town when I ovulate. BOO.
1/10 - IUI#3 - NP does another ultrasound and the cyst is back. She sends me to an RE for a consult. RE says it's an endometrioma, and asks if I've had an HSG. I say no. He says the endometrioma indicates there could be some blockage in one of the tubes. Asks about my periods... I don't think I have endometriosis... even though my periods are heavy, they're not always super painful and they're fairly regular. So he suggests and HSG before insemming again. Thinking there's nothing wrong, I insist we insem. It's a long story, but I think we insemmed a day early, so I feel like this is a throwaway cycle anyway. Boo again. BFN.
This is where my memory is cloudy. I know we did 2 more insems before this cycle, but I can't quite remember when they happened. One was after my HSG: HSG shows that my tubes might have been blocked, but the dye was able to open them. HOORAY! IUI + BFN.
04/10 - I'm pretty sure this is when my 5th two-week-wait ended. We decide to start drugs. We do the blood work. Everything is fine - FSH is great, but estrogen is kind of on the low side of normal. NP wants to do an ultrasound... finds what she thinks to be a polyp. (Seriously, universe?!) We sit out until we can do a hysteroscopy.
05/10 - Hysteroscopy reveals there was indeed a polyp. Polyp removed. RE suggests we do injectibles and skip clomid. More expensive, but a better success rate. We do that, and only produce one mature follicle. IUI performed on June 11th, 12DPO. Beta test scheduled Tuesday, June 22nd. Eeps.
I have been SO AGAINST testing, but I've decided that I will most likely test on day 11, 12, and 13, even though I'm getting the beta. I want to be prepared for what the results are going to be. So if I see a few negative tests, I'll be braced.Trigger/Progesterone:
My breasts are still really really sore. Feels like they are sunburned AND someone is pinching them! I'm pretty sure this is from the trigger. The progesterone is much easier than I had imagined. The only side effect so far is that I feel really warm most of the time. I've also had some tugging and weird little twinges in my uterus... can only assume that's because of all of the hormones raging through me right now. I hope this cycle takes for a number of reasons, but if it doesn't, AF is going to be AWFUL. My lining will be ridiculously thick by the end of next week. Oy! Today is 5DPO. I. Hate. Waiting.