Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Odds & ends

I've been MIA from my blog for a while. Since last Wednesday, I've had a cold which got progressively worse over the weekend, causing me to spend all of Sunday in bed or on the couch and to miss work yesterday. I figure I probably picked up a virus on the plane; I find that I get sick with something about half the time when I fly.

I am back at work today and feeling mostly back to normal. I still have some lingering congestion and a little cough, but I am much improved. I'm glad I didn't get the H1N1 flu: I checked my temperature regularly the last two days and never had a fever.

It's funny how when you aren't feeling well, everything else in life seems to take a backseat. In addition to not posting on my blog, I didn't read many blogs, didn't talk to friends, and didn't do much of anything these past two days except lie on the couch and read and watch TV (when I wasn't sleeping). I also didn't think much about our infertility.

Despite my cold, MM and I managed to "do the deed" during my fertile window. I am basing my prediction of my "fertile window" for this cycle on my usual cycle length more than anything else; I noticed some EWCM one day but didn't check my temperature daily and gave up on the OPKs when I got sick--around CD 12--and never saw a + one. (We only did it every other day, vs. the every day we usually get in, but our RE recommends every other day to his patients anyway.)

I'm currently on CD 19, so we will see in 10 days or so whether I am pregnant from this cycle. I don't expect to be, but you never know. I know we all secretly hope that we will be the "urban legend" woman who gets pregnant on a break cycle. ;-)

Assuming that I'm not pregnant currently, we will do another IUI + injectables cycle in October. The October cycle will really be our first using IUI and injectables because I was already pregnant in August when we started the last one.

Hope October is off to a good start for my readers!


  1. Glad you're feeling better...and that you found time for BD amidst the cold. FX for this cycle!

  2. So sorry you haven't been feeling well, and really hoping you continue to improve. Thinking of you!

  3. Glad you are feeling better - I get a cold every single time I am on a plane. I would love to wear a mask, but I'm sure I'd look crazy.


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