I've skipped out on a few ICLWs because of all the chaos that August and September brought to my life. In September, I couldn't stop singing the song by Green Day "Wake me up when September ends."
Needless to say, I'm glad it's October.
Check out our long TTC Timeline.
Currently I'm in the 2WW after our very first IUI. I'm 3dpiui. CD 2-7 I gave myself Gon.al-F injections, CD 8 Ovid.rel shot, and CD 10 was our IUI. (I was monitored by my doctor - ultrasound and blood work on CD 6 and CD 8).
The morning of our IUI, both Mr. A and I were very nervous. We decided to wake up three hours before we were scheduled to be at the clinic in order to have breakfast, shower, give DH enough time to provide the goods in a cup, and prepare ourselves mentally for what could be the beginning of a new chapter in our lives. Poor DH wasn't very excited about having to provide his semen sample so early in the morning. I kept reminding him of ALL the procedures I've had and how embarrassing it has been for me to allow so many different doctors and nurses see my privates. Don't know if that was encouraging or just sad...
We arrived at the clinic an hour before the scheduled IUI. The lab tech took DH's spermies. It took about 45 minutes for the semen to be washed and prepared for the IUI. After that, we were called to a room, and I was prepared for the IUI. Within about 5 minutes the whole thing was done! I felt a little cramping when the nurse injected the semen into my uterus, but overall it was the least painful procedure I've ever had. Mr. A dropped me off at home before heading to work, and I got to spend the rest of the day resting and watching TV :)
I couldn't believe how easy and uneventful the whole thing was. The nurse scheduled a blood test in about 14 days. So, now we wait...
The days since the IUI have been the longest 3 days. Each day I keep thinking I have one symptom or another. I don't know if I just have high hopes (which is good, right?) or if it's all in my head.
We're hoping October turns out to be a great month :)... praying it will be.