Tuesday, November 25, 2008

IUI and 2ww

Well, we had our IUI on Monday and now we're on to the two weeks wait. I have got to say that the IUI was a complete waste of time, but I hope it works. We got an IUI because the semen analysis my husband had a while back was low so the doc said an IUI would help our chances a little bit more than, you know, doing things the old fashioned way. Well, before the IUI the doc read us our results from the sample my husband not so graciously gave them, and it was off the charts! His results we so good the doc said that it wasn't necessary that we get the insemination but seeing as how I was already on the table half undressed and feet in stirrups, we went ahead with the appointment anyway. This doc was not my usual RE so it was nice to hear another opinion about our situation. He basically said the same thing my RE said, but emphasized that he believes it's the quality of my eggs that's holding us back from carrying a child to term. So he said, if this doesn't work this time, we're gonna overload me on the stims and get a good three to four eggs out of me. The last two cycles I've only have one good egg. One!?! Really?!? All those meds and I come out no better than I would on my own. And whilst searching the internet as I so frequently do, I read that a high protein diet helps eggs grow better. So, not only will we increase the stims next time but I will be loading up on anything that's high in protein. Hey, whatever works right?

Friday, November 14, 2008

Finally Cycle #2 is Underway!!!!

Had and ultrasound today and it showed no cysts! Thank the Lord!!! I was so concerned that those little slimeballs were still going to be there, but they weren't. Instead they were replaced with three nice looking follicles. So tonight we get to start the shots again. I never thought I would be happy to get stuck with a needle, but hey, the older I get and the more intertwined we are with this infertility stuff, happiness has a whole new meaning. I go to the doc on Wednesday to see if the stims are working as they should and we'll go from there. We're going to get an IUI this time, husband's not so happy about that but whether he's happy or not, we're getting it done. He gets a little, well, let's say gun shy, with things like that. I have a better outlook on this cycle. I'm hoping the doctor lets me go a little longer before we take the trigger shot. The more mature those eggs get the better right???

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


So, my husband and I tried this month on our own as instructed and given our past history, I thought for sure we'd get pregnant this time. Well, my boobs got really sore and I was pretty tired so I decided to call my dr.'s office and request that I get my beta tested. Yep, BFN. Really??? You know, it all makes sense. Every time I think I am, I'm not, every time I think I'm not I am. I should have known. Silly me. Guess we'll try again next time. Hopefully those ridiculous cysts have disappeared and we can get more stims. We'll see.