This week has been a variety of ups and downs.
I had a CRAZY SORE OVARIES. I ended up leaving work early, contacting my Reiki Master and having her send me some distant energy healing. I fell asleep giving myself some reiki (yes, I’m a Level 1 Practitioner – soon-to-be Level 2). When I woke up, I was feeling WAY WAY WAY better. My pain had dropped from an 8-9 to a 0-1.
I had an uber productive morning at work. I’ve been feeling a bit uninspired lately, but it was good to get the creative strategy juices flowing again.
In the afternoon, I had an acupuncture appointment. She found some blocks and was able to loosen them with some persistence (yes, a few needles kept falling out) and some moxa.
I also did my HCG trigger shot at midnight. It’s a good thing my husband set his alarm as a reminder because we both fell asleep around 11PM, only to be woken up by the lovely BEEP BEEP at 11:30pm.
I actually feel like the trigger shot is easy peasy now. I get more worked up about mixing it right than I do about shooting myself up.
Today was an emotional nightmare. We planned on BD-ing last night, but that didn’t happen as we both were exhausted. The change of plan was to fit in a romp between the sheets this morning.
I know that sounds close to IUI time, but I thought we could try it closer and see if that affects my husband’s counts and/or BFP success.
Well… that didn’t happen.
Because my husband stressed himself out and “couldn’t perform”.
He kept getting calls from work, then he was worried about whether I was feeling sore still or not, plus he was supposed to be at the farm today getting ready for seeding. One thing lead to another, we didn’t have sex and my emotional breakdown began.
I took the day off work (like I needed to do that right before a day off for IUI! Grrrr). I spent my time between crying on my bed and relaxing in the bathtub. I wasn’t THIS emotional earlier in the week. WTF is wrong with me today?
I hope this isn’t a sign of what the pregnancy hormone will do to me WHEN my time comes.
I calmed down late this afternoon and managed to get some work done from home.
Tomorrow is IUI #3.
I am praying that this is our miracle month… otherwise, I’m saying sayonara to Clomid and asking to be put on something else.
Oh the life of an (in)fertile!
So, what do you do? Do you have sex before and after IUI? Have you noticed if it affects his counts? Fill me in ladies!