A bit of good news

Seven months after we lost Jane, it appears that my cycles have normalized somewhat, and we are on track for our first properly-timed natural cycle IUI. (Second IUI overall since Jane.)

Here’s a TMI TTC timeline:

Cycle start Notes Positive OPK Cycle length Ovulation?
July 24 Delivered Jane n/a 11 weeks ?
October  7 1st period postpartum CD8 and CD16 (!) 26 days In Europe, tried ourselves
November 2   CD24 35 days In Texas, tried ourselves
December 7   CD35 46 days IUI after positive OPK
January 22 CD15 26 days C out of town; office closed for holiday
February 17 Trigger Friday (CD15) ? This Saturday?

 

Our plan was to do as many natural cycle IUIs as Kaiser would let us get away with, but our travel plans got in the way twice, and my cycles got progressively longer and more difficult to anticipate (leading me to wonder if this is what perimenopause looks like…)

After a couple of disappointing mid-cycle ultrasounds, the nurse practitioner at Kaiser volunteered that I could call as soon as I got a ‘high’ or ‘peak’ reading on my advanced OPK, and she would squeeze me in to take a look. That’s how the IUI went down in early January (the day after an ‘oops’ positive OPK and same-day sonogram showing a mature follicle). And then Presidents’ Day went and mucked up the February cycle…

 

All that to say that this cycle things appear to be on-track:

  • On Sunday (CD10), I got a ‘high’ reading on my OPK.
  • I called Monday and got an appointment for a mid-cycle ultrasound today (CD13).
  • On ultrasound today, I had not one, but two nice-looking 16 mm follicles (one on each side).
  • My uterine lining looked “great” (9-10 mm?).

Since the clinic isn’t open Sunday, we scheduled an IUI for Saturday morning, with plans to trigger on Friday.

Wish me luck!

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5 Comments

  1. Good luck!!!!

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  2. Luck, luck, luck!

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  3. Shantuck

     /  March 2, 2017

    Sending all my good thoughts and vibes! Pulling for you!

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  4. How cool that you and I both ended up with 2 follicles on a natural cycle this month. I’ve had problems with not ovulating lately so I was really surprised to have 2 at my ultrasound. We just did TI but I wish we had done iui. I wish you the best blessings! 🙂

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  5. Etalanta

     /  March 3, 2017

    Bestest wishes!!!!!! May everything go well this month.

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