My seventeenth charted cycle started on March 22, 2006. I was back in the game with a new donor after a four-month break, 6 failed IUIs, a miscarriage, an HSG, 2 donors, and almost of year of recording fertility data. I was starting to think it was never going to happen. According to That Fertility … More In the beginning
The IUI went fine. My favorite nurse practitioner did the procedure, and the nurse who did the specimen analysis said they were “swimming all over the place.” Now for the waiting. Meanwhile, meet the key players. Gone are the days of Joey + Geena. They had their chance, and they blew it. When I announced … More Meet the parents
IUI scheduled for 3 p.m. I wasn’t going to tell you, but I knew you’d ask. You’re sneaky that way, you. And I couldn’t lie, couldn’t ignore your curiosity, especially after my paranoid hysteria fiasco of last week. So now you know.
My temperature did not go up today. In fact, it dropped slightly. I’m pretty sure that means ovulation is approaching…right on time. Those OPKs I mentioned–they all look pretty much exactly the same, including this morning’s. I would be embarrassed to post pictures of them, even though I know you wouldn’t laugh at me. I … More Um, yeah.
It’s over. It hurt like hell. My doctor kept asking if I was okay, even as he continued inserting things that were larger than the space into which they were being inserted. It lasted about 10 minutes and resulted in three pictures of my CLEAR TUBES and SLIGHTLY TILTED UTERUS*. Now that I’m no longer … More [H]oly [S]adistic [G]ynecologist, Batman!
My HSG is scheduled for 10:55 tomorrow morning. I am anxious–the Great Unknown scares the shit out of me–and looking forward to having it over and done with so I can move on to the next phase of this whole conception thing, which incidentally will involve many of the same tools and motions as the … More [H]oping for [S]ome [G]ood news
Well, I guess this is the post you’ve all been waiting for. It’s the post I’ve been waiting to write, actually. It’s the one wherein I tell you that after six attempts and one failed pregnancy, I am still not pregnant, and it’s the one where I announce, Ross and Rachel style, that I am … More Fine and dandy like a hard candy Christmas
Someone please assure me that I have not just decreased my chances of conceiving a child from the IUI I had this afternoon because I was crawling on my hands and knees in my wet, leaf-covered grass at 11 p.m. trying to coax my INDOOR CAT from underneath my back porch. Please tell me that … More Question from a lunatic
Thanks for all the thoughts, prayers, fertile vibes, etc. you sent for yesterday’s IUI. It went off without a hitch–hardly any pain in spite of the fact that the scary tenaculum made a repeat appearance. The nurse practitioner who did the procedure talked me through every step and distracted me during the unpleasant parts. I … More I(owe)U(an update)I(do believe)