IUI #4

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IUI #4
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Mon, 10-22-2012 - 10:41pm

Just thought I'd get this thread started.  CD1 = October 20th.  

I am hoping for an ultrasound next weekend (27-28th) and if I ovulate on CD15 again that will fall on a Saturday (November 3rd)! woot!  I would love not to have to take another half day off work.  My work is okay with me taking the time off but I feel guilty since they don't know what's going on.  I worry they think I'm interviewing at other jobs or something.  lol I don't have to 'prove' where I have been so I very well could be (and honestly wish I was).  

I left a message for the nurse today after work and no call back but it was 4pm.  Hopefully I will get a call back tomorrow for an official u/s date.  

No meds again this time around.  The doctor thinks the no meds but an ultrasound is a good combo for me.  I think this time around I am going to start doing my OPK at work since it was simplier than I thought the day I did do it and supposedly doing it around 2pm is the best time.  I am debating on which day to start OPKing.  I dont have any cheapies so I have to use the expensive clearblue easy ones and I have a few left.  The Clearblue Easy kit says to start on Day 9.  I guess I can just wait til after the ultrasound.  If it happens before then it will be too early and lining too thin anyway...

I joined the November IUI thread on the Inspire board and the person said it was a good month to get "basted".  LOL  

So here's hoping I have something extra special to be thankful for this Thanksgiving!

Elizabeth (31) DH (36) TTC #1 since July 2008

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Mon, 10-22-2012 - 11:34pm

Good month to get basted *LOL*  Wishing you tons of luck!!!

Caryn

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Tue, 10-23-2012 - 3:01pm

LOL @ this being a good month to get basted. I am glad you're trying again, and have found a good plan. I can't remember- do you order 2 vials of DS last time?
I'm so bad with any "test." I start as soon as I possibly can no matter what the occasion. This has led to me using cheapies only.

Britty  & DH (both 30) TTC since late 2008

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Tue, 10-23-2012 - 6:01pm
Elizabeth, I hope this is your lucky month! Good Luck. Amanda

Me - (Amanda 27) My dh-- 26 We have been ttc # 1 for 3yrs 5mths My dh has severe oligospermia, Ivf with icsi is our only option. Ivf # 1--- failed Ivf # 2--- failed Ivf # 3-- hopefully in March 2013 at a new clinic!

 

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Fri, 10-26-2012 - 6:07pm

Good Luck with #4!  I am waiting for CD1 at the moment so we can start on our 3rd IUI.  Do you think you will continue with IUI if #4 doesn't work?  Just curious how many tries you'd give it.  We are thinking that we may move to IVF after #4.

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Sat, 10-27-2012 - 1:10pm
Welcome Acortie! I don't know. I already did one IVF, its a lot of hormones and stress. We may do one more this year simply because my deductible is paid but I can't do IVF now since I missed the last window by deciding to do IUI instead. I think if we have to do one more IUI I may ask for some sort of medication. I did femara for my first two but it made me ovulate too early. But maybe some sort of injectable? I don't know. If THAT doesn't work then we will work on saving for IVF again and do it sometime next year. But I hope it doesn't come to that. I was not a fan of IVF even though it 'worked' and I got a BFP but it was ectopic. Meanwhile I went back on a low dose of Wellbutrin. It's like I woke up out of a fog that I've been living in the past year. My constant feeling of sadness, like I might cry at the drop of a hat, has left. I feel clearheaded and hopeful. Its supposedly safe for pregnancy I only stopped because they told me to go on a lower dose because I was on the max dose and I figured if lower was better nothing would be best. I wish I had done this sooner or simply not put myself through this past year with no meds. Oh well, I know now. :) Meanwhile I'm not a fan of the new boards and this board has been kind of dead so I apologize for not posting more. I'm on Inspire alot more even though I used to prefer the ivillage boards. I don't know. Hopefully we will all adjust. I hope everyone is doing well. :)

Elizabeth (31) DH (36) TTC #1 since July 2008

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Sat, 11-03-2012 - 7:54pm

HI Elizabeth,

 

Just checking to see if you've had your IUI yet.  I hope it went well.  I'm glad the wellbutrin is helping you feel better.  Sorry that the board has been dead.  I'm sorry I've been MIA lately.  I'll see what I can do to liven things up around here.

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Sat, 11-03-2012 - 9:07pm

Hi Christina,

I actually had my IUI yesterday on CD 14.  Sperm count was only 14.69 million motile post thaw so I'm hoping for a refund from the sperm bank since they guarantee 20 miilion motile post thaw. However I am still holding hope that it worked.  We had a different nurse this time and she put me at an incline backwards so my head was lower than my hips and hips were upturned somewhat. I know some people say that makes no difference and the other nurses and one doctor never did that so who knows maybe it will help.  Also doctor ordered an optional beta for the 16th.  Basically they gave me the order to go anywhere I wanted to get it done, but also said I didn't have to go I could just use a home test if I wanted.  So that's different too.  Oh and I had an ultrasound right before.  I had a big follie on the left side (they never told me the size but it looked huge and it hurt when they were looking, but left side always hurts for some reason) and my lining was 10mm.

DH and I talked and this will be our final IUI.  If this doesn't work we will do IVF again next year.  I really hope this works though. :(

In other news DH's best friend who JUST GOT MARRIED wife is pregnant on accident! DH got all excited thinking our kids will grow up together if I am pregnant, so he has his hopes up.  Personally I'd rather not be pregnant at the same time as her but I won't be upset if I am. :)  Just saying it doesn't have MY hopes up.  I bawled about it last night and today have been kinda down about it too.  It's just not fair.  OH this is the guy who had the ex gf who got pregnant right before they broke up and she told him she had a miscarriage but ended up having it and putting it up for adoption.  DH was kind of excited about that before because at first he was thinking we could adopt it since she was set on that even at the beginning (she had been adopted herself) so this guy is gonna have 2 kids in the same time of us still trying.  Its just not fair.  :\

I'm not a fan of the new boards and I don't get emails when someone replies anymore. So sorry I've been MIA.

Elizabeth (31) DH (36) TTC #1 since July 2008

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Sun, 11-04-2012 - 5:01pm

Congratulations on your IUI!!!  I hope the small differences add up to be THE difference and you get your BFP =)  Please KUP on if you will be POAS or just waiting for beta.  Sorry about your DH's friend, it is just so unfair sometimes...

Caryn

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Sun, 11-11-2012 - 6:17pm

Thanks!

Sorry for being MIA.  These boards don't work for me half the time.  I write an entire thing then try to post it and it thinks and thinks and doesn't post so I got frustrated and haven't been back, but I figured I should update and try again.  

I am 9dpiui.  As for symptoms I've been having cramping off and on.  It feels like AF cramps.  I wake up thinking AF is going to start but its way too early.  I also have it during the day sometimes.  Then i have the usual fatigue and breast heaviness but that's progesterone related or normal PMS for me (breasts always hurt now prior to AF).  However I have a 'weird' symptom.  All week I had been thinking it was odd that I hadn't had my usual big zit. I usually get one zit that start around ovulation and doesn't leave til AF despite my best efforts.  This time nothing, nada!  I was really enjoying the clear skin.  But today I woke up and I have 5-6 tiny red dots on my nose.  They don't really look like zits though, so tiny and they 'feel' kinda like blackheads maybe but they're red.  I don't know. It's weird.  But those will be much easier to hide with makeup than my usual big one.  So I guess its still a plus.  I also had a really bad backache today.  Of course you girls know I've been having lots of back issues.  Usually its one side or the other but today its both sides.  Last time it did that was during actual AF cramps last cycle.  I remember thinking 'i heard some ladies feel their cramps in their back but its never happened to me before.'  Now its happening again just no AF.  So not sure if that is a symptom or not.

Gonna try to hold out til 14dpiui but I may give in on day 12...I have a FRER...lol 

Hope everyone is doing well.

*crossing fingers that this posts*

Elizabeth (31) DH (36) TTC #1 since July 2008

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Sun, 11-11-2012 - 8:34pm
Elizabeth I have been wondering what's up with you. Next time when you write a post copy it just incase, so if it doesn't post you can re-try just paste. I hope this iui works for you. kup Amanda

Me - (Amanda 27) My dh-- 26 We have been ttc # 1 for 3yrs 5mths My dh has severe oligospermia, Ivf with icsi is our only option. Ivf # 1--- failed Ivf # 2--- failed Ivf # 3-- hopefully in March 2013 at a new clinic!

 

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