Friday, May 13, 2011

IUI #2 CD 13 (Trigger)

Today was a really great day. The weather was fantastic, my appointment went well, we got the green light to trigger, and my hubby got offered a job!!!! 

The weather has been absolutely amazing and beautiful all week and I have felt so recharged and enthusiastic towards work. I forgot how much I loved learning new things (I know, I'm a dork) and the course I went to last Fri and Sat was fantastic. I learned a LOT and was able to look at my clients differently this week and apply some new ideas and strategies. I graduated with my master's 2 years ago and realized how different it is to learn new techniques and ideas while actually have clients to apply it to. While in school you learn so much theoretical info but don't really have anything to apply it to. Now I have a full caseload and had a new lens to look at everything under this week. 

I am meeting with one of my bosses and two other therapists (our little "team") on Friday to share with them some of the tips and info I learned. I am hoping to get some younger children on my caseload in the future to do more feeding therapy with them. I also started with a little guy who just turned 2 this week and is definitely on the autism spectrum. He doesn't respond to his name, follow any directions and rarely makes eye contact. I am excited to have a new little puzzle to figure out as well as a new challenge.  Ask me about this in another month and we will see if I am equally enthusiastic.
I got the word today that we will trigger tonight around 9:30. My estradiol level is somewhere in the 400 range (the nurse didn't have my chart right in front of her when I reached her) and we have at least one really great follicle on the right side. I will go in tomorrow and the next day for IUI's. I joked and asked W if he was excited to watch some porn tomorrow. 

In other great news, W met with the HR person at a local nursing home today. They offered him a full-time position and he has until Friday to let them know. I think he is crazy, but he really wants to work in geriatrics. They pay isn't amazing, but it is an offer and is 7 minutes from home. He would be able to start shortly after graduation and this would be such a weight lifted off of me financially. I had to remind him today how proud I am of all of his accomplishments over the past 3 years. Also, he is doing a clinic with kids right now and was at the school where I see a little guy this afternoon and was able to join me for the second half of a session today. It was so much fun to see him with this kid and we were all laughing and having a great time. 

Anyone have any good replies to sperm compliments? I never know how to respond when they compliment my husband's sperm to me. I also just found this amazingly fun game


  1. Congratulations! Lots of great news today!!! Best of luck with your IUI!!!

  2. Great news all around! I love when renewed enthusiasm about work kicks in -- we spend so much of our time at work, it's good to actually LIKE it. :)

    Yay for trigger shot!

    I can never resist a sperm joke... so, how about when they say it's so great, say "Thanks, it was 64 to 72 days in the coming!" Or is that too crass? *big eyes*

  3. Wow, what a great day! You must be on cloud 9 right now :) congrats to your hubby as well, sounds like a great opportunity.

    Good luck with the trigger and porn, LOL!

  4. Sounds like your cycle is going great. Crossing my fingers for you. The sperm compliments are weird, aren't they.

  5. Thanks for following me. Yes, I just had my 2nd IUI with donor sperm. In the 2ww. I did IVF in Jan/Feb 2011 with frozen TESE sperm from my husband but it was unsuccessful. Moved to IUI in April with donor sperm and negative also. Now at 2nd IUI. I have no medical or infertility problems so I am really hoping this one takes.

  6. Sounds like things are really coming together. Congrats to your hubby on the new job, and hope your post-trigger weekend went well!