Sunday, December 9, 2007


I drove in to work this morning under a washed blue sky, and there were snow-capped mountains to the north and east that looked impossibly close. (This is San Diego, after all!)

You may have noticed that I have been unusually quiet, with infrequent postings over the past few days. My mind feels quiet, too. I always feel a certain calm during the first week after O, after my temperature rises, because the O is finally over! I've ovulated, we've timed everything as well as possible, and all there is to do is wait. I can't obsess about any symptoms (or lack thereof) because I know that implantation doesn't occur until about 7DPO to 10DPO. I'm actually able to concentrate on other things and get a few things done. The only other time that feels this peaceful is the week of my period, and that week is more of disappointment fading into acceptance and then transforming into new resolve. After about CD11, I start fretting about ovulation and timing, and that lasts for about a week or so until ovulation is finally confirmed.

At about 8DPO I start going nutso about wondering if my breasts hurt, what my temp is doing, whether my cervix feels hard/soft/open/closed, if that pain down there is implantation, etc etc. Usually I don't feel much, though, and that makes me just sad. For anyone who is going to read this blog towards the end of this are forewarned!

Ovusoft is calling me only 3DPO (O Thursday, because my temp didn't rise above the coverline until Friday), but I think today is really more like 4DPO. By OPKs I am 5DPO. Too bad my IUI was Tuesday, and I probably didn't O until Wednesday. On the other hand, last Monday I was worrying that I had already ovulated overnight on Sunday/Monday. I don't think it is possible to get it all perfect (at least using OPKs), especially if you are dealing with MFI...

A big "Congratulations!" to Hilary over on her blog "The Trying Game." It's not 100% confirmed, but it looks like her first IVF was probably successful!

Now we IUI girls need some inspiration!


JJ said...

Hoping for you!

Meghan said...

We IUI girls do need some positive news, I don't think I saw too many positives last week.

Glad you're nice and calm. The 1ww is always hardest for me too!

Lauren said...

Your schedule of timing, fretting, wondering, then acceptance sounds a lot like my monthly schedules!

jennifercarol said...

I'm new to your blog, but I've been doing clomid/IUI's too. Good luck with the 2ww. I know how hard it is!