Tuesday, April 10, 2012

First IUI This Morning

I have been inseminated! I feel good. Well sometimes I feel wildly optimistic and sometimes I am thinking that it was just one big waste of time and resources and we'll need to do I.V.F.

So who knows.

I'm still processing it all to be honest.

I couldn't sleep last night because I was so jittery and the HCG trigger shot was giving me acid reflux really bad. Luckily DH was there to help out with a Prilosec and some TUMs. I chewed a few and declared they were the best things ever invented and I wanted to eat them all. Then I laughed because I remembered one of my favorite bloggers actually fell in love with Tums during her pregnancy, only to realize too late that she had eaten too many.

I've spent the day trying to figure out what could potentially be happening inside me right now. Presumably, fertilization happened early this morning. Next, the fertilized egg will move down the fallopian tubes and divides into a ball of cells. This process takes 3-4 days apparently. Then, the ball of cells floats in the uterus for 2-3 days. Why does it do this? Doesn't it want to get right down to the next step?

Implantation! Pregnancy begins IF the ball of cells decides to attach itself to the lining of the uterus. It is at this point - as early as 6 days from now - that I may potentially feel some symptoms. The implantation process takes 3-4 days to complete.

Up to half of all fertilized eggs don't implant. That seems like such a cruel waste. But there's nothing I can do but wait.


  1. yay keeping my fingers crossed for you!!

  2. KMFX for you! Stay busy so the 2ww passes fast!

  3. Keeping my fingers crossed for you! :-)

    Boo to captcha by the way.

    1. Yeah I gotta figure out how to get rid of captcha, good call!

  4. Good work! I hope your 2ww ends with a pregnancy test just as positive as yesterday's was, just a bit more real!

  5. Glad your insemination went well! Crossing my fingers that it works!

  6. YAAAY! Congrats and I'm totally hoping this is it for you!

  7. Congrats on the IUI! May it grow into something more and greater.