The 2 week wait is brutal- as anyone who’s TTC knows! I am over half way through it, and actually, I think I was less worried earlier on, but the closer I get, I go between excited and scared.
SO, I cannot figure out how to count days post. It sounds simple but I have heard contradicting answers. I had my IUI last Saturday, in the AM. I haven’t been counting that day, I started counting the next day, but- I started thinking about it- I should count that day- because every morning is the start of a new day. So- today- I thought- was 8 days post IUI- if I count the day of the IUI- it is 9, but then that isn’t post I suppose. Well- does it really matter? CD23 is really what I need to know. But-maybe I get focused on that b/c it is easier than focusing on every twinge I feel or don’t feel. I have had very minor cramps, pretty much the entire cycle. If I remember right, I think that is typical when on clomid and hcg trigger. Hope so anyway. I am in the PMS days now, so- it will be hard to differentiate- really there isn’t a way to differentiate between it. I just constantly have to remind myself that PMS symptoms can be the same as early pregnancy. Cramps, heartburn, etc…. can all happen if you are gonna get the bfp. I had decided no POAS. But- now I am like- well….maybe I should…. ultimately I doubt I will. It’s just gonna make me crazy. If it’s positive- it could be the hcg trigger. If it’s negative, I will think this cycle’s over.
Despite all of the above I actually feel I am doing ok this cycle. I pray alot, and am praying that- I have peace with whatever the outcome is. It’s out of my hands.
A coworker is in school for herbalist……I asked her if she had any thing I could try to help fertility, specifically implantation- and she said not only does she know of what to give- she had it with her that day. Red Clover. She had the actual flower, so she put almost boiling water in a cup and put the plant/flowers right in- we had it sit overnight (although 4 hours would be ok I guess) and then I drank it room temp- after straining it of course. I am going to go get some more of it, because it is good for alot of fertility things, and I figure at the worst it can’t hurt- it is also good to detoxify your blood. But- I sure hope that it helps. Obviously I told her about the IUI, etc. and we started talking- she has 4 kids (one set of twins in there), and she said she really thinks with 2 mature follies- I will get at least one baby this cycle, maybe 2. Now, of course, how could she know but I am going with it!
A while back, I bought my first baby item- a little girl onsie outfit. Well, yesterday I bought a little boy outfit. Maybe to inspire twins, or just to be positive- visualize the destiny I want- which is a positive pregnancy- healthy baby!
I know of a couple people who are within days of me cycle was- all TTC. So- Shannon- she had her IUI the day after me!. Ashdin- she had hers a couple days after me. My boss- she didn’t have IUI- but her and her husband have started TTC after her miscarriage and her cycle started 2 days before mine. I pray for all 4 of us to get bfp’s. Screw the statistics, it can happen for all of us. All 4 of us want to be mom’s so badly that we can physically feel it in our hearts, and all 4 of us would be such loving, wonderful, grateful mom’s!. So- positive thoughts, and many prayers to the 4 of us that this week- the end of the week that is- one by one- we get our miracles!!