I plotted this month’s conception strategy this morning with the RE’s nurse. More accurately, the nurse plotted it. Holy crap. I am not driving anymore, and it freaks me out. We did our first IUI with the RE last month, but this month I realize that it’s really out of my hands for the first time. The nurse basically told me to throw out what I know about my own cycle because they’re “fiddling” with me now.
Last month we started Clomid on Day 3. This month, we’re starting on Day 5. AND I started spotting yesterday, but the nurse tells me that they don’t count Day 1 until your first day of real flow, so that throws off my counting. AND she disregarded that I usually ovulate on Day 13 b/c she says that the Clomid, administered on Day 5 for 5 days, is going to push back my ovulation anyway. So we’re not even doing an ultrasound until January 15th, which I would normally have called the 15th day of my cycle, and we’re inseminating on the 17th!– 4 days after when I would time it with a regular cycle. Blaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh!
But I’m going to go with it I guess. Obviously, we’ve not been doing that well on our own. I said I was ready to leave it up to the experts, and now I guess it’s time to follow through. Worst case scenario– I ovulate earlier than they think and we miss our chance this cycle. At least we will have only spent money on our copays for the Clomid and the u/s. Because the cryobank is here in town, we don’t have to purchase sperm until the day before an insemination.