Tuesday, September 7, 2010

10 dpIUI

That's where I am today.  I have no idea if I'm pregnant or not.  I can't decide if I want to test tomorrow or Thursday morning.  My beta is Thursday.  This is going to be one of the busiest weeks I've had since returning to work.  Not the best week for me to find out if IUI #2 worked or not. 

What I do know is this...I HATE vaginal progesterone, AKA "vaggi-tabs" by Mr. MBC and myself.  There are various reasons, but some are gross so I'll spare you the details.  I also know that my boobs feel like they have been used as punching bags by Mr. MBC.  Lastly, I know that I am completely exhausted!  (But all of that could be from the hated vaggi-tabs.)

Things have been so crazy that I haven't updated since our appointment with our RE last week. Dr. L is AWESOME!  He's very confident that Mr. MBC and I will walk away from his program with a baby (or two).  He was honest and said he didn't know if it would be via IUI or IVF. 

Dr. L said that he doesn't see or know of anything that would keep an IUI from being successful.  So, if this IUI cycle is a bust we've planned an exploratory lap.  We went ahead and scheduled it while there.  Dr. L agreed that it was much better to schedule and have to cancel than to be forced to sit out for a cycle or two. 

One thing that was not mentioned at the appointment was the bowel prep that is required for the lap. I had no idea.  I mean, I would still have the surgery, but it would have been nice to find out face-to-face rather than a letter and instructions in the mail.  After reading the directions, I thought "I can do this."  I've had to do a bowel prep before for a colonoscopy and nothing can taste as bad as the liter of stuff I had to drink for it. 

So my friends, I leave you with this....to test or not to test?


  1. I posed this same question on my blog with my last IUI. I went ahead and tested at 12dpIUI, of course it was a BFN but then I spent the next couple of days before the beta wondering if it could still be positive. Maybe I had a late implanter, maybe the test was defective, etc etc. I decided no more POAS early. But that is just me. I can't stand the maybe's and what if's. Good luck whatever you decide and hoping for a BFP for you!

  2. I'm a non-tester myself. But, if it is a matter of waiting for an unknown beta in a stressful time or testing ahead of time and finding out on your own. I think I might test myself. But, not until the day of the beta. Just so I had some warning.

  3. I'm right there with ya! I'm 11dpIUI and I'm really getting the itch to test - and I'm not one who normally POAS. My boobs hurt like a mother too, but I know that's the prog. And yes, I don't like it either! I'm not sleeping very well since I wake up early to take it, then attempt to go back to sleep for a while. I'm glad to hear you like your doc and he is very confident that you will get pregnant. Hope the next couple of days go by fast!

  4. I had to test...I was sure the feelings I was getting were from the prog (nasty stuff) and all the fertility drugs (Lupron, injectables, trigger) but I guess it was a mix of all of it. I got a BFP after 3+ years TTC, a loss, and a misdiagnosis. They moved up my beta also. I wish you luck!!!


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