Oh my gosh, I have been stocking this site forEVER!
See, my husband and I had been trying for a year to get pregnant and month after month, nothing. I have a daughter from a previous marriage so I KNEW I could get pregnant...it just wasn't happening!
So, after a LOT of testing, we were diagnosed with Male Factor Infertility. We played with the idea of IVF but knew we could never afford the $30,000 it was going to cost, so we decided to use a donor and do IUI.
I got my surge on 11/27 and we had the IUI done on 11/28 so I am 100% sure of my ovulation date! I had 1 large follicle and several smaller.
Here are my symptoms! I journaled so they are not brief. I was hoping I could post here for you all!
IUI # 1, donor sperm, 50MG Chlomid days 3-7
+ OPK on CD 16, IUI on CD 17
0 dpiui Cramping, clear CM, severe pain in right ovary. Probably ovulation pain just a few hours after IUI. I think we had PERFECT TIMING!
1 dpiui Lots of very light cloudy pinkish brown cm in evening. Was clearer earlier in the day. The DR said my cervix bled during IUI. Pretty sure this is from that. SEVERE headache when I woke up that lasted almost all day. Pains on my right side, light pains and cramping middle low abdomen.
2 DPIUI I feel basically normal but very aware of my uterus. Feel some weird crampy pulling sensations in my uterus. But I know it's my mind playing tricks on me because 2 DPIUI is far too early to feel anything significant. Very tired. Kinda moody. No appetite. Kept referring to ou possible 'bean' as a 'he'. Lots of gas. Suppressed the urge to buy tiny baby jammies at Target. Soon. Not today.
3 DPIUI Cold symptoms. Stuffy runny nose. Grouchy. Tired. Aware of my uterus still. Slight pulling sensations. Peeing more frequently. Maybe I am just drinking more water? Realize this round probably wont work. The first round of IUI is is rarely successful. However, I am still hoping that this one DID work! I mean, sometimes it does right? And maybe it will for us!.:-) Thinking how much fun it would be to tell our family for Christmas! Backache, constipation, bloated, full feeling and craving diet coke! Very melancholy. Not sure how I am going to wait 9 more days to test! I know I am going to fold and waste a ton of money on tests before then. Lots of gas an hot flashes. Seriously peeing a LOT. Cloudy urine. (this is all over the place because I literally write as I notice something)
4 DPIUI Mildly nauseous this morning. Pulling and cramping in my uterus. Could not sleep last night after being sleepy all day. THAT was annoying! CM is sparse and yellowish, not white. Sticky. Cervix is high and firm. Closed. Nipples and areola appear darker but boobs don't hurt. SO tired. Seriously need a nap. Gas. Nipples are slightly sensitive now. Fell asleep FAST!
5DPIUI Sore nipple. But just on the right. More cramps that got VERY bad this evening. Sleepy and hungry. Lots of pulling and cramping and lower back ache. Peeing a lot too. Seeming similar to some of my other BFN cycles.:-(
6 DPIUI Some slight pulling but nothing unusual for me. Runny nose and watery eyes. I would say it is a sign but hello...flu season is upon us! Tired. Heartburn. Slight headache. Drank a small cup of coffee and still sleepy and now nauseous. Ate a candy cane that tasted like medicine. And plastic. Gross. Lunch is not sitting well. Feel like I need to puke. MOODY! Easily irritated by imbecilic coworkers that seriously need to be hit by a friggin train! (see! Moody). Very thick and creamy white CM. Lots of it. Cervix is high and closed. Threw up a bit after a rare afternoon nap after work. Feel better but very very very bitchy.
7 DPIUI Sharp pulling pains. Feel empty and hungry. Groggy. Chris told me last night that I 'smell' different and had for 2 days. He said he knew I was pregnant. VERY weird. He said my skin smells sweeter like I was wearing perfume..but I wasn't. He later told me I smelled like breast milk. WEIRD. Creamy CM, cervix very tightly closed, firm and high. Slight headache but not bad. Felt barfy again after lunch. My stomach feel huge. Really stinky gas. Lots of it. Pressure in my abdomen but not cramps. Evening, cervix is so high I can barely feel it. Chunky stringy cm.
8 DPIUI Sick feeling in stomach but not puking. Just queasy. Slight pulling pain but not horrible. Pants were kinda tight this morning. VERY tired. Lots of acid and indigestion for a couple of days. And heartburn. Headaches. Cervix very high and soft. Closed. Gross snot like CM. DH says I smell like breast milk. Weird but whatever.