Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Thank You!

I just wanted to say Thank You to all of you that left such encouraging words on my last entry. Today's visit made me feel better, and a little more understanding of the numbers and process. My E2 was 291 and my biggest follicle was 1.9, so I'm content with that. I trigger tonight and go in for my first IUI on Thursday.

So, do any of you do anything differently on the day of your IUI? I decided to just take the day off since I'd be missing most of the school day anyways, then I got a wild hair and scheduled myself a massage for afterwards. It's also the night of the Rascal Flatts concert in Huntsville. My DH has already texted me and told me he didn't want me to go because it would be "too stressful" from what I read online, women are fine to continue their normal activities. What do you think?

On another note, on the elevator ride to the office was interesting. I recognized the girl that was in the elevator. It was my sister's college roommate! So, I broke the awkward silence in the waiting room, it turns out she was there to see Dr. Long too. Fortunately, she was there with good news....a positive pregnancy test. Then, on my way out, I saw Liz!

I believe you are all right, we need to schedule a Mid-March Mental Health Fertilifriend meeting. =) Anyone want to volunteer a house, or a coffee shop?


  1. Hey Rachel,
    Good luck on your first IUI tomorrow. You dont know me but I have seen your blog from my friend Samantha's. I am a fellow IUIer. I had three IUIs to get pregnant with my first daughter in 2007. My husband and I recently decided we wanted another child and had to turn to IUI again. I just had my first one in Feb and it worked! I was shocked...the procedure is mostly painless and easy. I dont know why it worked the times that it did but I did try eating the pineapple this time. My husband and I were supposed to go on an overnight trip with friends the evening after IUI and it got cancelled at the last minute. So, I was up and about with my daughter all day and then that night my husband and I had the recommended sex and I fell asleep on the couch and let it all "sink in". I actually laid on my left side b/c I ovulated out of my left ovary. I do not have any idea if this tricks helped, but something worked! Good luck and God bless!

  2. I would love to get together and see all you blogger girls :) I don't know if my IUI advice would help since I'm obviously not pregnant, but it was nice to just take it easy that day! Much love and plenty of prayers, other Rach!

  3. Wow, Thursday! It seems like it all happened so fast once you went to ART. Probably seems longer to you though. I have no idea if it helps, but I would take it easy for the rest of the day.

    I would volunteer my house, but I live 45 minutes away so that's probably not the best idea. I'm sure we can find someplace to meet!


  4. I so meant to post something yesterday on your blog! I am so excited that you are getting to do an IUI!! To me it wasn't painful at all, just remembr to drink some water before you go and find a spot on the ceiling, it will be over in like two secs. I think going to the concert would be fine, but don't do anything that you will second guess yourself on. I will be at ART Thursday morning, so hopefully I will see you there. Good Luck.

  5. Also, have your husband drink gatorade the day before and the morning of. My friend swears she thinks that helped her husbands swimmies.

  6. I guess we could just have a Resolve party in the waiting room. I will be there too, for another ultrasound at 8:30. Good luck with the IUI. My first and only, I drove straight to a baby shower, and then on an out of town work trip. Yet mine sort of worked, but yet didn't. So this time I will be taking it easy. Mine was not painful at all, I didn't even know anything had happened. And even though Dr. Long is not my Dr. he did mine b/c it was on a Saturday. Know that there is quite a bit of waiting around. There is a Starbucks and the cafeteria downstairs. Maybe I will see you guys in the morning.

  7. My husbands appointment is at 9:00 and mine is at 10:30. Maybe I'll see you all there!

  8. i love you and your blog! I am glad it has brought you so much comfort and joy! xoxoxo

  9. Rachel,

    New to your blog from Patrish's blog :)

    Just want to wish you much success on this 1st cycle...I'm praying its your last and you walk away with a BFP.

    "You're a trooper"

    I look forward to following your journey :)

    Many Hugs,