Friday, September 23, 2011


IUI #2 was a bust. Curse you, infertility!

haha! Ok, in all seriousness, I'm actually doing totally fine. I'm really looking forward to having a break from meds. I've been on something every day for the last two months. It wears on ya. We have a follow up appointment with Dr. Q on Wednesday to discuss what our options are for a potential 3rd IUI. The temps on my chart are a little suspicious, and I'm not convinced that my follies are releasing eggs when they're supposed to.
You may remember that a temp shift indicates that ovulation has occured. The vertical line is when my insemination was, cycle day 12. I was expecting to see a shift in temp the next day, but it doesn't go up until 4 days later, cycle day 16. I'm wondering if I have a slow response to the trigger, if I'm even responding at all. If that's the case, we're completely off on our timing! I know it's possible for the meds I'm on to make my temps kinda wonky, but for my own peace of mind, I'd like to see what we can do to ensure that our insemination timing is actually accurate. I'd also like to see what he thinks of back-to-back inseminations (one on one day, and a second the following day). ::shrugs:: So that's it folks, that's where we're at right now. :)


  1. Aww, Denay! I'm sorry. I'm glad you're doing ok; I'll be praying for guidance and peace as you guys seek what direction to go from here. I'm like 3 weeks behind you on the same treatment plan (so far) and it gives me so much encouragement to read your posts as you submit to the Lord even through disappointment.

  2. I stumbled across your blog when searching for "God," "Christianity," and "Infertility" one day last month, and I am so thankful that I did. The vast majority of blogs out there seem to be so angst filled, and it is refreshing to read about your experiences and your enduring hope through your relationship with Christ. I shared your blog with my husband, and we were both struck with the similarities between us. We have always wanted to adopt, as well (in fact, my husband is doing his masters thesis on adoption and social identity), but we'd also like to have children biologically. I suffered an ectopic pregnancy in July 2009 and have not ovulated on my own since. We started trying for a baby in March 2011. After 3 rounds of clomid, we're thinking about taking the next step (IUI, depending on how much insurance will cover). I haven't yet had the courage to share openly about our struggle, and I commend you for sharing yours. You have been a great encouragement to me and I'm sure to others, and I just wanted to let you know that I am praying for you. Thank you for letting God use your difficult times to glorify Him.

  3. Praying that God will give you guidance and encouragement. Love ya!
    P.s. The hairbrush clip gets me every time :P