silverbird - That's a good way to get through the jealousy. I'll have to try that. I understand the funny feelings, it's so hard, isn't it? Thanks for the good thoughts!
bucketofrain - No ideas for you, but hopefully it isn't a big deal. I hate all the monitoring too. Hopefully it'll end in a nice BFP for you though!
Shell - welcome! We are doing ICSI with assisted hatching if needed, but different meds. I hope everything works out well for you!
vireoes - Oh, the waiting! I'm sending lots of good vibes your way.
We're at a clinic with about 7 or 8 REs and about half are female. Our previous RE was female too, but she was older and had actually gone through treatments herself to have her sons. What you said about modesty is absolutely true. I think there is only one doctor left in that clinic who hasn't seen my vagina! For IUIs we don't necessarily get our own RE and we've done 5 with two treatments all but one cycle. I used to be horribly shy, like I was one of those teenagers who put off having a pelvic exam because I was horrified at the thought of a doctor seeing me naked. After all of this? I just don't even care anymore. I guess the one positive for all of us is that by the time we have our babies we won't care about baring it all.
What I am worried about now..this cycle not working and our RE going on mat leave. In Canada mat leave is a YEAR, which is awesome, but I don't want to have to get used to a new RE again. Both DH and I have trust issues after our awful experience with our first and it took us a while to trust this one. DH still has problems trusting her even months later. Selfish, I know, but I really don't want to deal with that again.