Monday, August 30, 2010

The Hail Mary cycle

I'm on CD15 of our "Hail Mary" cycle before we do IUI #4.  I've been using the CBE monitor this month and got "peak" days on Saturday and Sunday, a glaring positive OPK yesterday and I think I ovulated this morning from the left side.  We did the deed accordingly.  I'm going to start seeing a new acupuncturist near my office - I'm waiting for her to call and schedule a consultation.  I've really missed it since I stopped going in February and I've decided it's worth the expense.  I'm going to try and do IUI #4 and 5 back to back in Sept / Oct, then if they both fail we'll reevaluate in the New Year.  I'm feeling good mentally and enjoying what's left of the summer.  I hope you all are doing well - things have been quiet around here so I hope someone is still reading.  I don't track my analytics because I'm terrified of finding out that someone I know in real life is reading.  I don't know why that freaks me out, but it does!

Saturday, August 21, 2010


Checking in from our beach house.  Sooo glad we put off the injectables IUI till next cycle.  I had court three days in a row last week so it would have really screwed up my schedule if I'd had to go to the RE at 7AM on those days.  I've run a few miles this week and because we put off the IUI, we have been able to come down to our beach house this weekend.  I'll also be coming down next weekend, when my mom and siblings will all be down.  I used the CBEFM for the first time today, we'll see how that goes.  I was hesitant to buy it, but I figured what the hell, I've tried everything else.  I got it used off e.bay.  Last cycle was really weird because AF showed up two days late (on CD 30) - I would have been freaking if I didn't know with 100% certainty that I wasn't pregnant.  Anyway, I hope everyone enjoys the rest of their summer!

Friday, August 13, 2010

A change in plans...

We decided last night to postpone this IUI until September.  The juggling of work obligations, family obligations and other commitments this month was getting to be too much for both of us.  We have a lot going on this month, both work-wise and family-wise, so we decided last night to put off the IUI till September, when we have nothing going on.  My plan for this month is to exercise as much as possible, as I am carrying a few extra pounds as a result of studying for the bar exam day and night.  I also want to enjoy the little bit of summer that we have left.  I'm going to try out my recently acquired Easy Fer.tility Mon.itor for the first time this month.  I'll check in later this month with "CBEFM" reports.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Meds are here!

Got the meds on Thursday.  They came in a huge box, but barely filled the bottom of it.  At least my cats have a new box to play with.  I'm expecting AF this Friday, then the monitoring will start the following week.  Should be fun!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Public service announcement

I was driving through rural Delaware yesterday on my way home from the beach and saw not one, but two billboards warning women not to smoke while pregnant.  Do they really need to put out an all-points bulletin on that one??