February 5, 2011


I've been quiet here lately, mostly because I don't have a lot to say. We didn't get a real bfp after IUI #4 and I was certain I'd have a cyst when I went in on cd3. Mr F and I had already decided that if a cyst was seen we were taking a break. So, I was really pretty shocked when there were only resting follicles. My RE convinced me that we should give it at least one more shot. She didn't want to count last cycle because of the one egg outcome. So, here I sit. Back in the throes of IUI cycle #5.

I'm still going to acupuncture which I come to love more and more each visit. It is so relaxing and really seems to help keep my stress levels low. It is a part of each week that I look forward to. I'm also steadily working on losing the weight that I gained from these miscarriages, drugs, pity eating, etc. I've been exercising several times a week and watching what I eat. I'm doing really well so far and am really proud of myself.

My sister found out that she is having a girl. Her husband is a bit upset because he wanted a boy. I may not have told you all but I've been told I'm throwing a shower for her. This should be interesting. I can't attend--because I live across the country, but I'm in charge of all of the baby themed logistics. Can't wait.


  1. Congrats on the weight loss plan! I have also gained quite a bit between miscarriage, fertility drugs, and pity eating and still haven't been sufficiently motivated to take control of it, so I admire you. Best of luck this cycle! I am at the end of my 4th IUI cycle and it looks like I will be moving on to IUI#5 in the next few days as well.

  2. I feel similarly about acupuncture - I can feel an immediate difference and it puts me into a much more relaxed state. Good luck on this IUI - and I'm glad you went ahead with it. I don't like this numbers game, but I recognize the fact that we have to play if we hope to get there in the end.

    (And on the baby-shower planning front, I wish you: much strength. )