esenbee2 - Thanks! FF still hasn't given me crosshairs so I am not sure what is going on. Would you manually override their settings if the doctor told you when you had ovulated?
sphinxy - I meant they washed the ICI vial so they could do the IUI with it. My bank sells different types of vials and ICI is a lot cheaper.
fmorris28 - My dream is a known donor with fresh sperm. The first few times I have looked into it I struck out but will definitely keep exploring. Glad you are doing well with temping. It can be so hard for me at times!
lizbian - That must have felt so amazing! Congrats on your first game back. ETA - Just saw that your knee was swollen after the game. Ouch. Hope it's feeling better soon.
scorpioma - Glad to hear I am not the only slow riser. I am so freaked out because last month my cycle was 27 days. If that's the case this month I will get my period at something like 7dpo. So scary!! Love your goals. I just started exercising more often and it feels so great.
chortles - That makes a lot of sense with the changes. I too have made some big changes but have continued TTC. It's pretty stressful because I know it's not helping me get pregnant any faster. I just really don't have a choice so I have to try to be okay with that.
KWPX2 - Thanks for all the trigger info. I have been chasing that damn trigger shot since October 2012. It has just never worked for us. My follies are always too small and I had to draw the line at 3 U/S per cycle because of the cost. They always have me come in on a specific date that is set on CD1 depending on when their clinic is open. I think for future cycles I will wait until I get EWCM (which is usually 3-4 days before +OPK) and then make the appointment. It was just so frustrating to go in on CD10, CD13, CD15 with no follie growth. I am so glad you had that great timing and the 3 great follies. That must be such an amazing feeling!
Twomommy - Wow!! Great sized follicle and lining. You are getting so close. I hope the trigger works out for you to help with timing. Do you know how long after +OPK that you typically ovulate? That is something I am still trying to figure out.
Granite - That must be really hard to see and it's completely normal to feel that way when TTC. My ex (male) just had a baby with his new DW and I felt odd when I found out. It's so cool that you knit. What would you recommend for a newbie? I tried crocheting last year and I was terrible at it. Is knitting any easier?
escher - That makes complete sense. Thank you for explaining. I appreciate your honesty and do feel some pressure from that book to do things differently. Good luck this week on your upcoming insem!!
AFM - Three major issues I have been thinking about...
1. I have been stressing out a little because I planned on hiking this weekend and the mild hike that I planned yesterday turned out to be pretty strenuous. We also went out this morning and did a pretty long hike. I keep reading conflicting info on working out during the TWW. I don't usually exercise that long but I really need to so it's frustrating. What happens when someone works out really hard? Could the fertilized egg not implant because of it? I am so early in this TWW I don't fully understand how this could be a problem.
2. My temps are going up but FF has not given me crosshairs. Earlier this month it was freezing in San Diego and we had to turn our heat on and had an extra blanket on my bed. Consequently my temps before O were pretty random and high - I think due to the heat. I am trying to figure out if I should manually override the O date so that it is consistent with what my doc said.
3. My luteal phase - last month I had a really wacky cycle where I surged on day 15 (usually surge on day 19). I also had a 27 day cycle that month instead of my typical 32. Do you think that was due to the early O? Is my period already determined by the day that I O? I am scared because this month I surged on day 21 and if I still have that 27 day cycle that means I will get AF tomorrow. If I do have my normal 32 day cycle I will be due for AF on 1/27. I think I will test on 1/25 (only 9DPO) to at least give myself a chance before AF is due.
I have an appointment with the RE on Tuesday. I want to explore the possibility of using clomid on future cycles. I also want more input about my short luteal phase, lowish progesterone, and low AMH. I will also be scheduling my HSG if we don't get pregnant this try and want to push for more monitoring on the day of the IUI to confirm timing.
Edited by DarcySD - 1/20/13 at 4:38pm