Triggered on Sunday night. Holy OUCH, BTW. I have always done the trigger shot (Nova.rel) in my thigh. I have had pain and bruising in the past but this time it felt like a huge, painful knot under my skin all day yesterday. Yesterday was field day and I limped through it. The trigger also made me feel completely exhausted, which has happened to me every time too. Yesterday was a long, painful, tiring day.
BUT, the IUI was great! I had one 24 mm follicle on Sunday and a couple of stragglers. I’m happy with this because the thought of twins terrifies the hell out of me. They got me right in at 8:00 a.m., no tenaculum (yeah!), and it was done in about 30 seconds. I had time to get coffee and was just a bit late for school. Now I’m in two week wait land.
By the time this TWW is over I’ll be done with school for the year and have packed up my entire classroom so I can move schools and done C’s birthday. I was going to ask for distractions but I don’t think I need them– too much else going on!
If this cycle leads to a baby he or she will be due February 11th. That seems auspicious enough. I like 11′s. I’m in search of the elusive springtime (well, sort of spring) baby again so I can take leave into the summer. I guess we’ll see…
Dude, did anyone else experience a major hormone crash after weaning? I have been so weepy these past few days. That is very unlike me. It reminds me a bit of postpartum hormones, though this is only maybe 10% as strong. I found myself tearing up while my students sang “It’s a Grand Old Flag” during our school assembly today. Really?! I would never do that normally.
4 days in and Juju is fine and I am sad but OK. Juju has asked for “muck” every night but is placated by water and the chance to turn on the twi.light turtle (to blue, of course). Every night I ask if she wants to turn on her turtle and she says, “Blue?” Yes, honey, you can turn it to blue. Silly mouse.
So, updates. In bullet form because fully-formed paragraphs are for chumps.
-CD 1 today! I’ll start clomid on Saturday and have decided to wean Juju on Friday. I have read the whole internet on clomid and nursing and it doesn’t sound like you have to wean, but all that progesterone pretty much kills your supply and, really, I have needed a reason to stop for a while now. Juju is nursing just at bedtime and only for 2-5 minutes. She can do without it. I can, too. I’m sad but the thought of a pregnancy and another baby to love and nurse (more easily this time, please) makes me feel better. *sniff*
-Follicle scan next Friday and then a possible IUI…the last week of school. Super! I am hoping for no tenaculum fun this time around as I’ll most likely do a morning IUI and then go to work (with little kids. on the last week of school.) afterward. I was in a fair amount of pain after being clamped with that nasty thing last time but I guess I’ll just vicodin and bear it if it happens.
-The snow is finally melting. We are having the latest spring I have known in the 10 years I’ve lived here. My poor munchkins are still wearing snowpants to recess! Hoping for no snow by C’s birthday at the end of the month. There is still at least 3 feet in our north-facing yard so…we’ll see. I have a picnic planned! It may be indoors.