Ok, I’ve learned my lesson. I was worried about the fact that nothing was changing with my meds and the timing… but that is where the similarities between last cycle and this cycle ended. When I went to the clinic for my cd 10 ultrasound and blood work I found out that my left ovary had a big ole 24mm follicle. That’s the largest I’ve seen so far. This is the first time I get one from my left ovary, so that’s different. I have a little more hope knowing that the egg will be coming from the left ovary this time. When I did my HSG, both tubes were open, but the easier one was the left tube… The doctor had to push a little harder to get the fluid through the right tube. I don’t know if it really makes a difference, but I like to think that it means that it would be easier for the sperm and egg to get through the left tube. I also have the best hormone levels I’ve had since I started this whole thing, and my uterine lining was 7mm… The thickest I’ve seen yet. I hope that makes a nice plush landing pad for a baby! I was expecting to be told to take the trigger Thursday night and to go in on Saturday morning for my IUI, but after having the doctor review the lab work they called me to tell me that I should take the trigger ASAP and that my IUI would be Friday morning. I took my trigger at 1:30 PM and had my IUI 20 hours later at 9:30 AM. That seems a little early, but I could swear I felt myself ovulating just before the IUI, so maybe they were right on the mark? I don’t know. Another new thing is that my normal RE wasn’t available, so the other RE (I had never met this one) was the one who did the IUI. I have to admit, she had an amazing bedside manner. Don’t get me wrong, my normal RE is fantastic, but he seems to be the type that likes to discuss serious topics and get down to business. This lady was quite friendly and said a few things that actually made me laugh out loud. After it was all said and done, she made sure that I knew what to expect from then until the end of the two week wait. It was an interesting change of pace, but in a good way. Another change is the new sperm donor I chose. The first donor IUI #1 had a total motile sperm count of 16.5 million, and for IUI #2 he had a total motile sperm count of 6.8 million. Boooo! The new donor had a total motile sperm count of 23.9 million! Woohoo! In my opinion, more is definitely better! As of right now, I have no reason to think that this round didn’t work… I’m only 2 days post IUI though, and it feels like time is passing so slow already! I’m so anxious to find out if this worked! My 32nd birthday is on December 21st… My two week wait ends on the 20th. What an awesome birthday gift it would be if my dreams came true this round! 12 more days to go!
Coming Soon! A mid two week wait update. 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. Amen