Jun 19, 2012
This cycle is the first one that has really stressed me out. Timing has been an issue almost since cd1. I knew that the last two cycles I ovulated on cd12, and that day this cycle was simply not going to work. My DD had her dance rehearsal and recital that day and there would have been no way at all for me to squeeze in an IUI. So, in an attempt to control the date the IUI would happend, I convinced the Dr to let me take the clomid one day later, from cd4-8 instead of my normal 3-7. I figured that would have me triggering on day 11 or 12 and then doing the IUI on day 13 or 14.
That timing would have been perfect, right in between two dates that would not work at all. We also were not going to be able to make day 16 work. When I went in on day 10 for the follicle ultrasound, they asked me to come back for a repeat on the one day that I absolutely couldn't do it, day 12. I managed to get the u/s moved to day 13, but had to do opks to make sure I didn't surge before I could go back in. When I went in on day 13, I figured I'd be told to trigger that night and then we would do the IUI on day 15. Instead they asked me to trigger on day 14, making my IUI on the only other day that absolutely would not work, day 16.
Because I had one mature follicle and another close to mature, they gave me the choice to trigger on day 13, but said that I would most likely only release the one follicle that was at 1.9cm. The other option was to wait to day 15 to trigger, but I'd be taking a chance that I would surge naturally before then. I talked it over with DH and we decided to just go ahead and trigger a day early on the largest follicle. Last night I was to give myself the 1ml shot at midnight. I was setting up the needle to get the last of the meds into the syringe, and accidentally pulled the needle out too far and half the bottle spilled out before I could flip it back over. I ended up only being able to inject .5 instead of the full 1ml. I left a message for the RE and they called me back this morning to ask me to come in and get some more. So, for the second day in a row I drove all the way across my city and was able to get more meds. They had me take a full dose, so now I have more in my system than I was supposed too, 10 hours later than I was supposed too. I am going to believe it will all be okay, that this way the sperm will actually be there before my egg(s) get to the meeting point.
I also just got a call that they want my DH to go in an hour earlier than normal to leave his deposit. The good thing about that is that they should have the analysis ready when I get there this time. :)
Tomorrow, for the third day in a row, I will drive back across the city for the actual IUI. What will be will be, no matter what, so I'll just have to go with it. I made a joke to my sister that because the last text-book perfect cycle failed with three follicles, that this one with it's comedy of timing issues and only one follicle will have to work. Here's hoping!