Sunday, July 6, 2008

Third time's a charm

So another round of insemination's is done! We inseminated Saturday morning & today. Hopefully, we got the timing right this cycle. This time around we were more patient, waiting until we got the green light on both the FM & OPK.

I think we were more relaxed this time after last month's fiasco. What a disaster and waste of the little swimmers. Oh well, at least it was a good learning experience. Who knew my body could be so unpredictable? Looking back on last month I think we had too many variables working against us. Let's list out all the changes before last month's insemination, shall we? 1: Stopped doing Bikram Yoga 2. Changed Pre-Natal vitamins 3. Started Evening Primrose. I know that these aren't big changes, but at 35 you never know.

This month was a different story. Not as many changes. I added back vinyasa yoga but not my beloved bikram. I had hoped to start acupuncture but getting a referral from my lovely HMO doc proved to take longer than expected. In addition, C has been monitoring my heart rate during our little runs like a hawk. Now that we've inseminated she said that she's going to make sure the G*armin goes off at 140 bpm and not the 148 bpm it's set at now. urgh...I'm going to be walking up a bunch of hills! I know...I know....I got to take it easy. It's just so hard when you're use to running & yoga as an emotional outlet and then you have to cut back. Anyone have ideas how to do this outside of exercise?

Oh...and on a side note I get to go in and get my progesterone levels checked on day 21. Should be fun! I'm actually excited to see what the numbers look like. If their low the doc wants to start doing progesterone suppositories.

Well, that's all for now. Baby dust to everyone out there that's TTC this month.

Oh, one more thing...C broke the speculum during this morning's insemination (I'll spare you the details, but use your was quite entertaining. It took us a few minutes to stop laughing and get back to "business"). I think it's from all the vinyasa!




Blogger erin said...

Oh, best of luck to you both! I'm still waiting on my own green light for this month - somewhat anxiously though I'm trying to be less so.

Those specula are tricky, too - and seem fairly easy to break. :)

Oh, and I've got a great acupuncturist if you want names - though she doesn't take insurance.

July 6, 2008 at 3:01 PM  
Blogger Travelher and Pufferfish said...

Hey Ladies,
Glad to hear that you are feeling great about this cycle. I don't have any suggestions about the running, but I walk really's almost as good and not so hard on my knees.
Acupuncture helps! Try it if you can!
Best luck for the TWW!!

July 6, 2008 at 4:03 PM  

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