I Freaked Out For Nothing, As Usual.

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013.  CD12.

At my dildo-cam appointment this morning, I was pleasantly surprised to find that I have one plump follie (who I have subsequently named Dudley, if you’re interested) measuring around 20mm.  I also have a couple of little guys on the left measuring 15 and 13mm, but the doc was doubtful that they’d catch up much before Saturday.

Oh right.  I suppose I should let you know what we’re doing…

So we also decided to go forward with an IUI on Saturday.  This cycle hasn’t been ideal in my mind, but the doctor thought it looked pretty great.  I would  have liked more than one mature follicle, but hey – it only takes one, right?

The husband and I will drive up on Saturday morning for his “appointment”, and then go have a nice breakfast in Ann Arbor somewhere.  After that, we’ll go back for my baby-batter injection, lie on the table with my hips in the air for 20 minutes, and then head out to the cottage for some rest and relaxation.

And then in two weeks, we’ll be pregnant.  RIGHT?!

Fingers are crossed for that part, anyway.

One thing I’m a little concerned about is the timing of the IUI… And yes, I knoooooow that I shouldn’t question the doctors, especially since they were right the last time I freaked out about my sad, lagging follies and thin-ish uterine lining (which caught up to 12.5, by the way!), but it’s really hard not to question their 36 hour rule.

I am supposed to trigger tonight around bedtime, and the IUI is scheduled for around 9am on Saturday morning… In past IUI cycles, I’ve triggered anywhere from 12 to 36 hours before the IUI.  The shorter timeframes were because my labs apparently showed that I was trying to ovulate on my own, but I always feel like I ovulate around 24 hours after my trigger.

I could be totally wrong, of course, and may or may not be basing much of this assumption on my BBT, which I have been told is not accurate once you’ve triggered.

Still though… Can anyone out there ease my mind about trigger timing?  Are the broad majority of women triggering and then ovulating 36 hours after – no earlier, no later?  That does not seem plausible to me, but it’s what I’m being led to assume.

Either way, the husband and I will ensure that our bases are covered, timing-wise.  We’ll take matters into our own hands (heh) at home tonight, IUI on Saturday morning, and we’ll attempt a bit more “intervention” Saturday night and Sunday.

You know, just to be sure Dudley doesn’t get away.

So anyway, that’s what’s going on all up in my business.

What’s new with you?  🙂



20 comments on “I Freaked Out For Nothing, As Usual.

  1. For Love and Travel
    May 23, 2013 at 12:22 pm #

    I just found your blog via Twitter. So glad i can relate. I triggered on a Friday evening for an early morning Sunday IUI appt. So I’m thinking that’s right, 36 hours or so. Mine was unsuccessful. Just had my Lap surgery and found mild Endrometriosis witch they took care of. Better luck to you this time around. And looking forward to more of your blog.


    • Tracy
      May 23, 2013 at 6:19 pm #

      Welcome! I’m so sorry about your failed cycle, but glad the doctors found and removed your endo! I think a lap is next up for me as well, although if they find endo after being at this for FOUR YEARS, I may flip my lid a little bit. 😉

      Best of luck to you in your post-lap cycles!


  2. Amber
    May 23, 2013 at 1:10 pm #

    Let’s make a baby!!!!


    • Tracy
      May 23, 2013 at 6:19 pm #

      Haha, you already did, lady! But I’ll take all the cheering I can get, LOL.


  3. Amanda Tessoff
    May 23, 2013 at 1:16 pm #

    You’re right, it only takes one! 🙂 I am trying to remember if I triggered one or two days before IUI. I truly don’t remember. Good idea to “take matters in to your own hands” just to be sure your bases are covered 😉 Happy baby making! My fingers and toes are crossed for this cycle for you!!


    • Tracy
      May 23, 2013 at 6:20 pm #

      Woo! Bring on the pregnant vibes! Thanks, Amanda! 🙂


  4. 2ndaryIFblows
    May 23, 2013 at 1:38 pm #

    I personally prefer to do the mattress mambo on trigger night and follow up with the IUI when the docs schedule it. I feel like every cycle I ovulate different though. It’s been early (of course when we don’t do business on trigger night) and I’m pretty sure I’ve ovulated late as well as perfectly on time. It’s really all a crap shoot and all you can do is hope for the best. Or in this case a BFP! Good luck lady!


    • Tracy
      May 23, 2013 at 6:21 pm #

      I’m going with that same schedule… trigger night, skip a day, and then IUI (and a couple days thereafter). Let’s hope some swimmers land on something fertile!


  5. jackie
    May 23, 2013 at 1:46 pm #

    The way you describe certain things always has me picturing your hooo haaa and you and your hubs getting in some sexy time. I almost feel embarrassed to admit that! LOL But nonetheless I hope by me picturing you make a baby, will actually help! Good luck lady!!! 😉


    • Tracy
      May 23, 2013 at 6:22 pm #


      Hey listen, so many people have seen my junk in the past four years, it makes my college years look like a stint in a nunnery. You might as well come join the party! 😉

      Thanks for the luck (and laughs), my friend! 😉


  6. Kelly
    May 23, 2013 at 5:24 pm #

    Dudley do RIGHT! Prayers said and fingers crossed!


    • Tracy
      May 23, 2013 at 6:23 pm #

      Haha! He better! I named him after the fat, greedy little cousin in Harry Potter. I feel like it fits. 😉


      • Kelly
        May 24, 2013 at 3:55 pm #

        YESSS!!!! Although if you get preggers this cycle and it results in a perfect little boy, I pray to GOD he is more like Harry…or even Neville or Ron…than Dudley! However, that eggo can be fat and greedy all it wants and just hog ALL the space it wants in your ute!


  7. A Morning Grouch
    May 23, 2013 at 9:19 pm #

    dude. those are all way bigger than any of mine ever were. go you! I think dudley’s going to be a winner.


  8. A Morning Grouch
    May 23, 2013 at 9:21 pm #

    did I know you were in michigan?! holla!


    • Tracy
      May 23, 2013 at 9:24 pm #

      I had my suspicions that you might be when you mentioned going to TC for the weekend! I’m actually in Toledo now, but my family lives north of GR, and I’ve lived all over West MI and in the Detroit suburbs.

      Hell yeah for some Mitten State love!


      • A Morning Grouch
        May 23, 2013 at 9:29 pm #

        Hilarious. In Lansing area now, lived in Sterling Heights a few years back.


      • Tracy
        May 23, 2013 at 9:35 pm #

        Ha, hubs and I got married on the MSU campus (he’s a Spartan), and we moved down this way from Livonia… Such a small world, but I’m glad we’re in it together! 🙂


      • A Morning Grouch
        May 23, 2013 at 9:30 pm #

        Weird how you find each other likes this, no?!


  9. No Baby Ruth
    May 24, 2013 at 3:59 am #

    Hells yeah for trigger time!! FWIW, I don’t think you should count the little guy out – my first cycle this time around at trigger I had an 18mm and a 15mm. They did another scan right before the IUI and I had a 20, an 18 and a 15mm, and from a 7dpo scan they saw 3 corpus lutea meaning all 3 ovulated… so you just never know!!

    Also, I have the same concern regarding trigger timing. My clinic always does it 36 hours prior to IUI, but I’ve worried about that being too late. Covering your bases is always a good plan.


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