Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Here We Go

CD1 and here we go! I am very excited/nervous about this being our first IUI cycle. On Thursday I start 100mg of Clomid for CD3-7. CD9 is the Menopur shot, and my CD12 monitoring appointment fell on a Saturday! Thank you body for cooperating with my work schedule and not making me miss work!

After that we trigger, have the IUI, and progesterone until it is time to test. We'll see how that whole waiting to test thing goes.

The other night I got really anxious about starting fertility treatments. What if it doesn't work? How will my body react to the medications? Will the side effects be horrible? I got upset for a while and then just realized I have to let go and take things one step at a time.

I guess one concern I have is the possibility of Clomid and/or Menopur combo making me ovulate super early before the CD12 monitoring appointment causing us to be too late and miss this cycle. For you ladies who have had experience with either or both of these medications, did you ovulate earlier, later, or the same as without the medication?

I guess the big lesson here is that I have to trust that these doctors know what they are doing. I mean, if it was common for those medications to cause early ovulation, they would probably recommend an earlier ultrasound than CD12. Duh! I am going to work on relaxing and trusting the process, I swear!

P.S. Thank you for the supportive comments regarding Polly. It made me feel better know that people understood how I felt.


  1. Good luck with your IUI cycle! I sure hope it's your only one! :-)

  2. I've never ovulated on my own so I can't help you out with that part, but I can send happy positive vibes that hopefully this cycle will work for you!!!!

  3. I really hope this one is it for u! I hope the rest of this process goes smoothly for you and that the wait just flies by!!:)

  4. Best of luck. I just did my first IUI last Thursday. I did 150mg of clomid and the trigger shot. I go in today to check my progesterone levels. I ended up not having the IUI until CD 16 so I was ovulating late still. Best of luck!!!