Floating Away

Monday, June 4th, 2012.  CD15, 2DPIUI.

I feel like crap.

I somehow contracted a lovely summer head cold, which is making my life miserable.  On top of that, this week is probably one of the Busiest Weeks In History at work, due primarily to the fact that I am covering for another recruiter while he is out of town.

It wouldn’t be such a big thing to take on his work in addition to mine, but I am also training four new minions for the team.  Thankfully, most of them seem to be getting the hang of things.

I really wish I could take some cold medicine, but the only stuff I can take makes me SOOOO sleepy.  I also don’t think I can take much during the TWW since the doctor told me to basically behave as though I’m pregnant until told otherwise.

And so, I’m miserable and whiny and stuffy, and my head feels like a balloon.  My ears hurt, and I have to be on the phone all day.  Waaah.

Perhaps I need to re-record my office voicemail:  “Hi.  This is Tracy.  I’b sick.  I hope you dob’t deed be for buch today, as I ab currently ibpersodating a bucus factory.  I’ll get back to you just as sood as I cad.”

Anyway, to recap the weekend:  I got my trigger shot at the clinic on Friday – the same day as my temperature took a nice little dip.  The doc seemed to think I may have ovulated one of my 3 mature follicles at that point, and she gave me the trigger to ensure that I released the rest ASAP.

The IUI was Saturday morning, and it went as usual.  The husband’s counts were pretty good:  39 million post-wash, with 98% motility!  Not too shabby!

My temp went up on Saturday morning, and up even more on Sunday, so FertilityFriend thinks I ovulated on Friday.  I really wasn’t expecting to have the IUI so soon, and thought we would have at least one more day to set aside some Sexy Time, but the rushed nature of this cycle caught me off guard.

Ugh.  Maybe the software is right…  Either way, our Sexy Timing wasn’t spectacular, as we didn’t get busy at all for a few days before the IUI.  We managed the day after the IUI, so hopefully between those two encounters, maybe we caught the 2 eggs that were lagging behind the first.

I’m just not feeling this cycle.  I feel like the timing has been off the whole month due to the increased meds, and that I progressed too quickly and caught the LH surge too late.  I also feel like this horrid cold is going to somehow hinder my fertility further.  I haven’t started testing out the trigger yet, and I’m not sure if I am even going to start this month.

I just feel so down about this whole process today.  I want this to work so I don’t have to move on to yet another new RE.  I want to be done giving blood and peeing on things and taking pills that make me sweat/cry/batshit crazy.

Ugh.  That seems to be the theme of today:  Ugh.

I hope you all are having a better day than this blogger!

5 comments on “Floating Away

  1. b
    June 4, 2012 at 12:23 pm #

    Nooo! I actually think the head cold is good! I have a very (unscientific, completely ancedotal) theory based on this. Basically, it seems to me lots of people get pregnant when they have a cold. I think it is because you’re antibodies are so busy fighting the cold, they leave the spermies alone and let them do their thing. So, there you go! This could be your LUCKY cold! (I know it may seem a stretch, but it’s important to look for positives!).


    • Tracy
      June 4, 2012 at 12:30 pm #

      Well in that case – BRING ON THE SNOT! (lol…eww.)

      But you’re right… I have heard that from a few people now that I think of it. A friend recently had the same thing happen to her!

      Come onnnnnnnnn Lucky Cold! 😉


  2. Shelley
    June 4, 2012 at 3:51 pm #

    Isn’t it always the cycles that seem the least likely that end up working out? At least for everyone else it seems that way. Hold onto hope! Your #s all sound great. Rooting for you!


    • Tracy
      June 5, 2012 at 10:37 am #

      You might be right, Shelley! I have always felt like the things least likely to happen are the things that ALWAYS happen in my life, lol. Let’s hope this turns out to be one of those times. 😉


  3. Katie
    June 4, 2012 at 8:30 pm #

    Uggh is definitely the theme of my day too. And I love the “bat shit crazy” part. Sooooo true. I’m trying to prepare my husband for another round of the Clomid Crazies starting in a few days.


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