7 Days Down & 7 More To Go!


I honestly thought I would be going nuts by now, but it feels like the past week has flown by. I can think of two reasons why that might be.

First, I stayed really busy. The day after my IUI I went to San Antonio, TX for 3 days for a business meeting. Its about a 7 hour drive from where I live, so that passed days 1, 2, & 3 right away. I really enjoyed myself this time. The weather was beautiful so I walked the river walk, went to the wax museum, got chocolate ice cream and ate it in the park across from the Alamo, and of course there are great restaurants there! Day 4 was a quick Friday at work and days 5 & 6 were filled with errands that I had been meaning to do for a long time. It was perfect for keeping busy and passing the time.

Second, I’ve been single for almost 9 years. The first time I thought about trying to have a baby alone was when I was 25, but I decided that I still wanted to wait. And so I waited… and waited… and waited for my Mr. Right to come along. I’m 31 now. That means that I’ve been waiting SIX YEARS for this. This two weeks feels like a drop in the bucket compared to that.

I plan to stay busy over the next week as well… Starting with a college football game tomorrow evening. UL Lafayette vs. Arkansas State. It should be a good game. I’m sure I’ll find something to keep me busy for the rest of the week!

So I know that I’m only 7 days post ovulation and it’s too early to start symptom spotting, but just for fun I’m going to list the weird things I’ve noticed that I will blame on the progesterone that I’m taking.

2 DPO – The vivid dreams started. They’re a little crazy so I won’t go into full detail… but I’ll just say that my sister-in-law really REALLY wanted to see Justin Timberlake. IDK???

4 DPO – What’s that smell?!?! I felt like I had a Super Scooby Sniffer! I could smell everything. The worst was my cereal bowl after I ate my cheerios and milk. Eating the cereal was fine… but I could smell the bowl even though it was a few feet away from me. Gross.

5, 6, 7 DPO – I feel the tiniest bit of cramping in my uterus area… When I say tiny, I mean TINY! It wouldn’t even compare to period cramps. I think I only noticed it because I’m waiting for SOMETHING to happen… so I’m not putting too much behind that observation.

TMI ALERT!!! Don’t read the next one if you don’t want too much information.

6 DPO – The previously mentioned progesterone isn’t being taken orally. It’s a who-ha suppository. Apparently it’s taking a toll on the area. My who-ha hurts.

Early Morning 7 DPO – Woke up about 3:00 AM with terrible heartburn. Took some tums and went back to bed. Had to take tums after breakfast and after lunch as well.

Other than that I feel fantastic! I didn’t realize how much all the meds were slowing me down. The day after my IUI I felt such a great spurt of energy. I hadn’t felt like that in over a month and a half! I hope it continues!

Coming Soon! Wrapping up the two week wait.

The Fertility Blessing

You know my deep desire for a child. A little one to love and to hold, to care for, to cherish. Grant that my body may conceive and give birth to a beautiful, healthy baby in Your holy image.

Guide me in all my choices so that this conception, my pregnancy and my baby’s birth are in line with Your will.

Heavenly Father and Holy Mother, hear this prayer of my heart, mind and spirit.


15 thoughts on “7 Days Down & 7 More To Go!

  1. Rachel, we are practically cycle-buddies! I’m on Day 10 past IUI….I’ve had all the symptoms you describe! That progesterone is a nasty beast for sure…keeping fingers crossed for you! And thanks for all the likes on my blog!

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  2. Oh man I’m totally with you. Careful – it’s the second week that gets ya! And I am having the same lovely progesterone side effect (ugh that stuff is not fun!) But it’ll all be worth it! Keep on keeping on with the distractions and here’s hoping I can too. One more week!

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