Sunday, October 9, 2011

Call it close...but we're going for it

I started spotting today.

No need to test tomorrow morning. 

No surprise positive on a natural cycle.

I'm not upset though, I'm ready to move on to IUI #2 and have been since I found out I failed to ovulate on time. Because I started cramping last night, I couldn't fall asleep because I didn't know what to do and I didn't want to have a fight with H. I eventually fell asleep and we had the discussion today instead of when we were both half asleep.

H thinks we should have a break cycle this cycle. He thinks we should give him a little longer to heal and a little while to see results from his varicocelectomy.

I disagree.

I think we should go for it for several reasons. And because I love bullets points:
  • I am impatient and becoming more and more so everyday, I don't want to wait anymore, this will be cycle number 22 since we started TTC
  • I have met my deductible on my insurance and am getting closer and closer to our out of pocket (the IUI itself isn't covered, but the rest of the appointments and fees are).
  • H will be out of the 2 week mandatory recovery period on sex and masturbation
  • H only has a 70% chance of seeing any improvement in his numbers with this surgery anyway so waiting isn't necessarily going to improve our odds
  • I'm going to take clomid this cycle and if I overstimulate, we would lose out on this month anyway
I have more points than him, so even if they aren't necessarily better points...I still win. We're going for it!!! I'll fill my prescription for clomid tomorrow and start it on Tuesday, CD3.

Side note: October is our month. We got engaged 3 years ago on October 1, 2008. We were married 2 years ago on October 10, 2009. It occurred to me the other day, that if we had gotten pregnant the first cycle (we just finished cycle 21) we could have a one year old this month....sad. Maybe we will get pregnant during October. That's part of the reason I'm so eager and I think it's the "straw that broke the camel's back" in convincing H that we should go for it this month.


  1. Come on, October! I hope this month brings you another HUGE milestone!

  2. October would be a GREAT month to get pregnant in! Best of luck this cycle!!! I'm glad you're going for it. :) Take advantage of meeting that deductible whenever you can!

  3. I hope October is your month!! Good luck!

  4. Wishing you the best I hope October is your month!!

  5. October has turned around for us!! Something is in the air ;)

  6. 1. I had to laugh at the thought of overstimming on clomid. I know it works for other people, but I might as well have downed a daily m&m for all the good clomid did me.
    2. Skipping a month would drive me insane. I fully support your IUI decision this month. Go for it!!!
    3. I'm sure the idea of "it" is just awful for DH right now bc of the surgery, but he'll get over it as he starts to feel better.
    4. GOOD LUCK!!!


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