Friday, April 29, 2011

The wheels in Sarah's head go round and round...

Are you singing The Wheels on the Bus now? :)

So, it's CD19 and 1DPIUI. And the wheels are already turning in my head. Yesterday I was so calm, happy, peaceful and positive about everything! But today (all day long and still now) I've had cramps. Painful enough that if I thought I was getting my period I would have eaten 12 midol by now. Kidding. 12 midol is like the dose for a giant grizzly bear...

Anyways, I'm confused. I'm pretty sure it's nothing GI related. And I'm pretty sure it's too early for implantation cramps. So that leaves me with, ovulation cramping?? Hmm. Could be I guess. I have been feeling (along with the cramping) some twinges here and there on my left and right. Don't worry we made sure to "cover our bases" in case I am ovulating right now. But this brings me down, too. So was the IUI for nothing? The nurse said the sperm usually live for 24 hours. But Dr. Google says they can last 3-7 days!? Help! Advice (aka calm this crazy girl down) needed :)

Since National Infertility Awareness Week is coming to an end, I wanted to jump on the bandwagon and Bust a Myth...

Myth: People who seek help from fertility clinics, are just greedy for multiples. TOTAL MYTH!! Just because we are seeking help to conceive a child does not mean we want to have 6 kids at once! I can't tell you how many times I've heard someone say to me (after finding out we are seeking help)" Ohh you are gonna have a litter! Like Octo-mom!" Comments like this just make me want to punch people in the mouth. All we are hoping for is one healthy beautiful baby! Multiples of course are cute, but the health risks run much higher when carrying multiples. For the babies and the mom. What will be, will be. If it's destined for someone to carry 2,3,4 babies at once..then what a blessing! HOWEVER, one baby (at a time) is what most of us desire and hope for. So, world, keep the octo-mom and Kate plus 8 comments to yourself please...

So, I'm just hoping these cramps go away. Don't worry I'm not going to go giving up on this cycle! I know I just need to chill the eff out :)

Watched a good portion of the Royal Wedding today :) Couldn't resist...

And now I want a British accent. For real.

7 comments:

Liz said...

I think when they wash the sperm it doesn't live as long as it would otherwise. I hope this cycle works for you! You don't even know how many times a day I sing wheels on the bus. Today it was Old McDonald though. Hope you have a great weekend!

amiracle4us said...

I was told with a normal cycle the will live up to 5 days and with IUI 48 hours, so either way, you are covered! I know after my IUI I had cramping too....sending hugs!

L said...

Oh my gosh, I felt just like this after my IUI. Actually I was worried that I had ovulated before the IUI because I was feeling so many twinges and cramps the day before. I think mine may have been caused by the clomid. I hope you're able to relax during the rest of your TWW.

Marissa said...

You want an accent? I want a hat!! I've never seen anything like those! It was both hilarious and amazing at once. I wish I knew which ones were truly fashionable.

(Sorry, never done IUI, but I've heard sperm can live "up to 5 days" in utero. I've also heard that collapsing follicles (becoming corpus lutei) can cause O-like pains.)

RMCarter said...

Okay Crazy Girl, my RE and I are almost 100% convinced I O'd the day AFTER my iui on my last cycle, and we know it was the iui that got me pregnant, so deep breath. No worries there. ;) I think those twinges and cramps are a very good thing!

JamieMoore said...

I totally think "self talk" sucks. I wish we could turn it off like a light switch. I always phyc myself out for all kinds of things. I hope it takes this time for you guys! My fingers and toes are crossed :0) Happy Weekends and Happy thoughts!

Jenny said...

I *think* that the "washed" sperm live about 24-36 hours but if you have sex those guys can live in fertile cervical mucus for up to a week...but like you said, you covered your bases and that's all that matters...don't worry, if you triggered you won't be ovulating more than 36 hours after the shot.

As for the cramping, it absolutely could be the ovaries but I'm sure it's nothing to worry about. It may be mild uterine cramping...drink lots of water (like 4 bottles/day) during your 2ww...I did it after my embryo transfer and it helps a lot with pain.