Thursday, April 9, 2009

Irony

We're doing an IUI this month. Why? Cause DH's morphology is a tad low... cause I'm sick of 'trying' to get pregnant and if this will help me 'be' pregnant any sooner it will be worth it... but mostly because I'm sick and tired of stressing about my cervical mucus.

Every stupid clomid cycle I have chugged green tea and swallowed mucinex in hopes that I would find a messy surprise in my underwear and, well, it hasn't happened. I got some somewhat decent stuff last month w/o medication... but it preceded ovulation by several days which was worrisome to me. And I'm not buying any of that 'preseed' junk/snake oil... nor am I so desperate as to put actual egg white down there (gross!). No, instead I sit around and worry that my CM is the missing piece of the puzzle and I'm doomed without it.

But no worries this cycle, cut to IUI.

So of course, fertile CM started showing up yesterday. It's still a little watery, but I think the EWCM is on the way. It freaks me out a little since the IUI isn't till Saturday and that feels really far away right now. I hope it means that things are going right this cycle (and maybe they weren't before) or maybe it's cause I needed 2 follicles to get enough hormones circulating to make it happen. I don't know, but it doesn't really matter cause I'm still doing the IUI.

Did you notice that sometimes it's called inter uterine insemination and sometimes it's called artificial insemination? Um, AI sounds weird to me... that's what they do to livestock, I much prefer IUI.

9 comments:

{Mrs.M} said...

Great news!! Get the little buggers where they need to go!! Good luck, thinking of you!

Michelle said...

I hope this is it for you! I think the IUI is a good idea, whatever it takes to up those chances. Good luck!

Darya said...

Good luck. Hope this does the trick!!

Celia said...

Send in some ground troops! It can't hurt. I cannot freaking wait for IUI, I am sick to death of trying to figure out the best time to do it and sticking my fingers up my own pinata to see what I get.

Celia said...

I totally forgot. When I was getting my hair colored, all the stylists were talking about dog breeding and how they get IUI for their DOGS and then they get ultrasounds blah blah. All I could think was that I had more in common with their German Shepherds than with them. sigh.

Dianne said...

Hey I heard some people use cough medicine!!


Good Luck. Let the IUI do all the work for you!!

Amanda said...

You're right Dianne. I took mucinex b/c the active ingredient in it is Guaifenesin which is the same ingredient in Robitussin (which is commonly used for CM). Mucinex is slightly less disgusting than Robitussin and lasts longer.

So been there, done that, and it didn't work and was really gross tasting in the meanwhile.

Hillary said...

Sounds like a great plan, Amanda!!

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The Wife said...

I so understand what you mean about the whole CM thing. It still confuses me how I never noticed it before. Anyways, I've noticed a big difference once I got off Clomid.