Desert, that is such a cute idea! They are going to LOVE it! Can't wait to hear how it goes.
Allison, that video is the most amazing, joyful moment EVER! Thank you for sharing.
So, I'm pretty sure I feel AF coming on. Disappointing, but I didn't expect it to work the very first time we tried. Still, you never know... it hasn't actually happened yet! Crossing my fingers for a miracle, but at the same time, we are starting to strategize for the next IUI. We're gonna do two IUIs next cycle, as my personal TTC bible, "The New Essential Guide to Lesbian Conception, Pregnancy and Birth" recommends doing at least two per cycle to increase chances of conception.
I have a question for all you courageous queer parents and future parents out there. Do you all wait for the positive OPK result to do your IUI? Or do any of you give more weight to your other signs and go ahead and inseminate earlier?
This cycle, I noticed other fertility signs - temp, cervical fluid, a "gut feeling" - but was waiting for the OPK result (as my ND had instructed, she wanted to do the IUI 24hrs after the positive result). I started OPKing three times a day, and got a positive result at 9pm. I shared with the ND the other symptoms I've noticed, and expressed that I felt 24 hours was too long, and we agreed to do 12 hours instead. So we did the IUI the next morning at 9:30am. Our amazing ND was very happy about the openness of my cervix and it was a really easy IUI, which she said was a good sign!
But "The New Essential Guide" says that most people end up inseminating way too late, as many docs recommend waiting 24 hours after a positive OPK. The book says, "This is the worst trap to fall into!" The book also says that LH is released at different times for different people, and that you shouldn't solely rely on OPK tests as an ovulation indicator. So I am, of course, wondering now, did we wait too long? Or should we have waited the full recommended 24 hours? Or was my initial gut feeling that the timing was awesome right on?
It's all so confusing! And I have now read so many different pieces of advice and stories that there are many conflicting messages muddling my mind. I would be SO very grateful to hear your thoughts on this matter. Thank you!
And GOOD LUCK to all of you in TWW land!!!!