gale, congrats on the tww being almost over! fingers crossed!
rcr- i feel your pain. dh and i have had a hard time since starting the whole ivf process last june. sex on command just isn't as enjoyable, and it's stressful, and kind of depressing (because of the retrograde ejaculation issue). i've been trying to make more attemepts that are in no way baby related, but mentally it's a struggle. dh is so supportive, and so thoughtful, and he's been there for me in whatever i need. our communication is great. it's just another hurdle to get past.
silver, so glad you had some time by the sea! it sounds like a wonderfully relaxing trip.
vegan- hooray to a heartbeat! i'm sure it's hard to not be fearful, but you are doing great! we always have to look forward.
hope- a counselor is a great step! the more you communicate, the better you will feel.
blue- good luck with the intralipids tomorrow! peeing at night is annoying, but it's good practice for pregnancy.
renavoo- sorry to hear about your tough work week... don't they know you need lady rest??
afm, just got home from my iui. we think i had at least two eggs release, but possibly a bunch more (if the slightly smaller ones had time to catch up). the sample had 19 million motile sperm, which was the best one so far! (the last two iuis were 10 and 14). and i had a male dr this time who i have only just met on sunday at my last ultrasound. i thought i'd be weirded out, but he was so gentle. in fact, this was the first iui where i didn't even feel the catheter go in. i was in shock, as during the last one i jumped about three inches off the table it hurt so bad. and because he was so gentle, i haven't had any cramping (and i've always had cramping after). my beta is march 15th if my period doesn't come first. i am not holding my breath. in fact, i think i am so tired of these iuis that i am going to try to not even test. i say it every time, but i don't feel as invested in this as i have in other cycles. essentially, i am just working towards my next ivf in april/may. my best friend has her c section scheduled for march 15th though, so maybe it's a lucky day for both of us!