February 17, 2011

Slow Week

It's been a pretty boring and slow week here so far. I've been slogging away planning my sisters shower. I've picked out the invitations--now just have to get them printed. I'm also looking at ideas for favors and party games. As time goes on, it seems to be getting easier to think about her baby. Maybe I just have more optimism now then I did before--or the shock has worn off a bit. I keep thinking someday soon it will be my turn and that seems to make it a bit more bearable.

To completely change subjects, I wonder if any of you have used crinone before? I've had cramping since my IUI and extreme bb pain. I'm not sure if it's because I released more eggs this time or if it's because of the crinone. Generally, I try to keep an eye on symptoms from cycle to cycle so that I remember it's normal if x happens at 5dpiui and it doesn't mean anything. I've always used the suppositories before though, so this is a new drug for me.

I've also been thinking a lot about IVF and when it will be time to "go there". I think I want to try one more good (meaning 4+ eggs) IUI cycle before moving on. So, we're getting ever closer to going with IVF. I've already started checking out the blog entries of ivf experiences to get an idea of what I'm gearing up for. It doesn't look fun or easy. I've got another week before I see if this IUI worked. Crossing my fingers.


  1. Sorry...no experience with crinone. Only heard about it! I hope you don't need IVF but if you have to...it is overwhelming at first. But next thing you know you're an expert. Just choose a good reputable clinic with great nurses and you'll be fine.

  2. Hi, I haven't used Crinone, always pessaries (same thing, I believe) and now oral progesterone. On the pessaries I always had cramping and sore breasts. I have the giant boobs right now and that's just from the oral prog.

    Best of luck, the tww always goes so slowly, doesn't it?

  3. Crossing fingers for this cycle. I haven't used Crinone, either, but like Andie the pessaries always give me those symptoms. Maybe they're even stronger with the Crinone?

    Getting closer to IVF is hard. Especially - I know - when you've been pregnant without it before. But I'm hoping that at the end of the day, you don't even have to go there.