And Now We Wait Saturday, Jul 19 2008 

Well, it’s done. We got our back to back IUI’s and thank heavens because S had ovulated from one side between yesterday and today. We had much better numbers from the new bank. Iam so glad we found them!

Dr. M knew we were still upset and made it his business to be extra nice. He said it’s not over yet and not to stress out. He said his fingers were crossed for us. They had better be mister. He tried to make nice and I appreciate that he acknowledged how disappointed we were with his care.

What shocked me the most was that S, who is normally super pessimist to my absurd optimism, said she had a good feeling this time and was strangely calm on the way home. G-d I hope she is right.

Let the pineapple,  prometrium and POM juice begin!

Happy Friday, have a great weekend!

Mother Nature’s Little Helpers Friday, Jul 11 2008 

S’s second Follistim shot is on board. We let it sit at room temp much longer today and there was less stinging. Hooray!

I have been thinking a lot about what we do each cycle to increase our odds. Not just medication wise, but things like pineapple, POM Juice etc.  I usually have to nag S a bit to try any of these but she does it, mainly to humor me. I appreciate it though. It feels good to be doing something to increase our chances. It’s a nice distraction while waiting to test. I think it helps the semi-control freak in me feel as though I am helping things along.

We usually do pineapple and POM juice. We are adding green tea during stims and eggs throughout, not at the same time though 🙂 We will be keeping her feet warm with socks all during the TWW.

So, if you are up to sharing, please let me know I am not the only one who does this stuff and share your “little helpers”.

I hope you all had a great week and have wonderful weekend plans.