Wannab: I hope this is the cycle for you!
Outdoorsy: Definitely advocate for yourself, girl. It sounds like you and I have some of the same issues; I would get right up to the point of ovulating, try to surge, and then not. My RE said that's one of the rarest problems he ever encounters. I ovulate on my own now, with the help of metformin and cabergoline, but I didn't before. I know your midwives don't want to medicalize it, but not ovulating correctly IS a medical problem. You need testing, and you might need to go see an RE.
Pokey: Awesome. Ours would be Kia Rio, because we've already spent enough to pay off our current car!
Mrs2: It's good to see you again! Please don't disappear, even though you're on break!
Regarding Insurance: Don't assume you do not have coverage! I have a crappy individual policy, but my RE has gotten them to cover EVERYTHING but the IUIs. I had two u/s and three blood draws this month, for a grand total of like $1500 and the insurance company had to cover it. The new healthcare law has changed a LOT of what insurance companies can and must cover. My clinic also has a price list and they don't charge that much to clients who have to pay OOP, but our nurse said no one with insurance has to pay OOP for u/s anymore. If your insurance absolutely won't pay and you think you need an u/s to check the state of your ovaries (which you should have b/f doing fertility treatments anyway) go to your regular OB/GYN and see if she can get you one under the premise of checking you for PCOS. The dianostic code versus the infertility code makes a big difference. (And, btw, your clinic should always bill ALL of your tests as diagnostic.)
I hate insurance companies...ok, rant off.
AFM: I'm 5 DPO. Yes, I'm sure I ovulated Sunday into Monday. Those cramps were unmistakable. The feelings on Tuesday weren't nearly as strong -hence the reason I wonder if they could be smaller follicles. I had several in the 10-12 mm size on my last u/s. I'm also having a lot more residual soreness than usual this month; enough to bother me and it's actually been making my back hurt, which is totally new. It may just be that I had a *much* stronger ovulation this month. I had four follies in March, but I didn't have nearly as strong an ovulation.
I feel very positive about this month; even if we don't catch, I know I had good eggs and a good ovulation.