Tuesday, January 27, 2009

One Down, One to Go

Today marks the middle of the tww. The only difference is that this time I'm sure we hit the ovulation window. And by doing an IUI, we hit it with a hammer, right?
So far time is passing quickly, but now it's creeping into my thoughts more. And I'm thinking about baby names. I dread thinking about baby names because I think each month that's the part that makes me the saddest. When I actually start thinking and talking with my dh about the possible baby names. And then AF comes and does her business all over the names I have in my head (my goodness I just painted an ugly word picture...sorry 'bout that).
So next Tuesday is 14dpo.
After IUI, when is testing accepted? 14dpo? 12dpo? As long as I can hold out? I'll take any opinions you guys have on the subject.

Not much new, like I said, just waiting for next week. But while I'm waiting, did you hear about the woman out here in Southern California that gave birth to Octuplets?! Yes, that's 8 babies! The parents have chosen not to do interviews so no one knows if fertility treatments were involved, but I think we would all be shocked if that was natural. But what's ironic, is they thought they were dealing with 7 babies until they counted 8 umbilical cords! So far they're all reasonably healthy too. I honestly don't know if I would trade spots with that mom right now? Maybe I'd trade her when the kids are through potty training, but 8 kids? Yikes.
I'd like 1 please! (But believe me, I'll take what I'm given!).

Enjoy the rest of your week!


Miss Mac said...

I'd say 14 dpo is enough time... fingers crossed for you:] Good Luck! I was just reading about the Octuplets- wow. I get a little nervous thinking about the possibility of 2 with IVF! But I feel the same way- 1 would be great! I would not complain:]

Michelle said...

I'd also say 14 DPO is enough time. When I was doing IUI's, I would wait until then or just wait it out until AF. During my first BFP, I took a dollar store test on 14 DPO. It was so incredibly faint, I seriously thought nothing of it. I waited 2 days later and only tested because DH insisted I do so from Iraq. It was a clear positive.

The 2nd BFP after IVF, we waited until 14 DPO and test very clear positive.

I know its hard, but wait as long as you possibly can so you can avoid any false negatives.

I hope you really did hit the nail on the head!

Earl Gearl said...

I was always told to wait until 14DPO to test.

Good luck next Tuesday. I've been thinking about you guys.

Alex and Jill said...

I've never had an IUI, so I'm not sure how long they like for you to wait before testing.

Praying the next week passes quickly. :)


Hoping for our own Peanut said...

you are halfway there! yipee! i always thought the first week was harder to get through!

you can prob test around 12 days post. ive heard of positive results showing up as soon as 10 days post.

good luck!!

I Believe in Miracles said...

I never tested with my IUIs. If you are a big tester, you can test every day starting 10 to 11dpo. It's probably better to wait until 14 if you can hold out though. With the IVF I started testing at 11dpo and the line was VERY faint. By 14, I used the digital test and it was clear.

Oh - I'm so crossing fingers and saying prayers that this works for you!!!

Leslie Laine said...

I never tested with my IUIs either, and I wouldn't recommend it. Things always felt a little more dicey for me emotionally in the second week of the 2ww, so I liked holding onto the hope and didn't want a test to take it away from me if I saw a negative.

I'm thinking of you and hope so much that this is your BFP!!

CTagsGirl said...

I'm not sure what the protocol for testing after IUI is, but I tested as early as 10 dpo and got my first BFP at 11 dpo. You are a trooper if you can wait it out until 14 days! I guess I do have to admit that it was very deflating to get the negative test at 10 days...even thought I could rationalize that it was still very early.

I hope and pray the final week of the wait will fly by and that you'll be blessed with some great news at the end! You've been in my thoughts and prayers this week. *hugs* Have a fantastic weekend!

Bec said...

Octuplets - Oh my goodness!!! That would be a handful!

Good luck for your tww, not long to go now. I wouldnt test before 12dpo, 14dpo is more accurate though xxx

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