Tuesday, March 5, 2013

IUI #6

Yesterday was our sixth IUI. It's hard to believe that's where we are now. I started this blog three years ago as we were preparing for our first one. It's incredible to me that we've continued in this, and even though deep down I thought the struggle would have been over by now, I also realize how much infertility has grown us and changed us for the better.

Our IUI procedure went just fine. Those things seem easy now! However, I experienced pain like no other last night and today. The NP had a bit of a tough time finding my cervix, so she had to prod around a bit. Apparently that can cause extreme cramping for some women, "some women" including me, of course. I wasn't planning on missing work today, but being that I can hardly walk, I had to. Maybe it's good to have a forced day on the couch :)

I was reading my old posts about our previous IUIs, and this gave me a little hope for this round. At my last one, I only had two follicles, one 18mm and one 15mm, and the fourth IUI had two that were both 18. This time, my largest follicle was 20, which has been the most significant one throughout all of these. That's encouraging.

Besides that, the only other thing I have to say is how amazing all of our friends (which includes blog friends) and family are. We received so many texts, calls, and emails this weekend from those we love offering up support and encouragement and prayers. I love how Steph put it in her text-prayer (that's a thing) for me: "I pray that this IUI in combination with the medications she was taking for the IVF will give them the baby they can't wait to meet." Amen!


  1. i was thinking later after reading your last post...we're studying genesis this year at bsf (although my attendance has been a bit spotty...a toddler and pregnancy will do that i suppose). i was reminded that God didn't fulfill his promise to abraham for a son until it was physically impossible for them to conceive, in order that God would receive all the glory. and from my own life experience, God definitely waits until he will receive any and all glory for the blessings that come out of suffering! just hope you find some encouragement from that :)

    1. Thank you, Marisa! I've studied all of the women in the Bible who struggled to conceive, and it is a common theme among all of them: God gave them a child when it seemed impossible. Sarah, Hannah, Elizabeth, Ruth -- these stories inspire me. Thank you so much for reminding me of this! I need to hear it every single day.

  2. For some reason this feed was not in my reader- no wonder I never see your posts! Hope you're feeling better! I like the new design :)

  3. Thanks, Steph! I've had that happen with blogs before, too, so I'm glad you're going to be filled in now. (Even though I usually fill you in weekly, anyway.)