We’re only 4DPO so really there’s not a lot happening but you’re getting an update anyway!
K is feeling much better after the IUI, thanks for all your comments and emails.
Usually after an IUI the clinic ask her to do a blood test the next day to ‘complete the picture’ and confirm that her LH is dropping and that she did in fact ovulate.
Well this month it was still surging the next day but they didn’t ask her to come back for a repeat IUI like they did once before. I think that’s because being Sunday, the same nurse was the only one there and probably scared lol. But that was all good because it was the last thing we wanted to do anyway.
The test on Monday came back and showed that it was now dropping. So while in other months the timing for the IUI has been ‘perfect’, this time seems like it may have been a bit earlier.
I know a lot of books etc say that inseminating 24 hours + before ovulation is a good thing, but I always thought that was a) for fresh sperm with a longer life expectancy and b) geographical reasons – they have further to swim than with an IUI.
Having said that we really don’t care – hell we’ve had so many ‘perfect’ ovulations/timings before that maybe this is that one thing that’s different. You know – the one that finally gets you there. Maybe it’s been too late all this time.. I dunno.
We truly feel like this is really in the hands of God/The Universe/The Fates/Whatever. We’ve done all we could. We’ve changed as much as we could. And if for some reason it doesn’t work for the timing (or whatever) well hey, we’re moving on to bigger and better.
We’ve also been eating only whole foods and lots of fresh fruit and veges for the past 4 days, nothing packaged or sugary, and I have to say I’m enjoying it. It is hard, especially at work with so many conveniences around, but I am feeling fresher for it. I like that it’s not really a diet as such, there isn’t really a limit on how much you can eat (within reason of course), but it just cuts out the nasty foods.
So far so good anyway.
17 days pregnant – wow she’s coming along quickly now! 😉