Yesterday, I attended an SMC brunch and met a bunch of interesting, cool women, many with babies in tow. You should have heard the savvy language we were rocking in that room. We could have been doctors! The women responded positively when they heard the number of eggs I had, though a couple of them did go to donor eggs at younger ages than mine. They encouraged me to just "keep trying," which is easier said than done financially, but it did bolster me to try again a time or two if needed (knock on wood).
I'm particularly excited about a conversation I had with a couple women who live near me and are about to begin trying. We talked about child care options like nanny care and cooperative child care and also good neighborhoods for school districts and raising kids. At the end, we said we would get together again soon and continue the conversation.
Another highlight was holding a little red-haired guy, about six months old, who was so mellow and sweet. Is there any better smell than baby? (assuming their diaper has been changed recently. hehe) I would love it if my baby had red hair, though this mom was a bit concerned he might get picked on. I would never have thought of that possibility.
On the IUI front, I've been taking vaginal progesterone two times a day since Friday evening. I'm definitely noticing some effects. My breasts are quite sore, and I've had a bit of abdominal cramping. At first, of course, I thought, "ooh, maybe it's implantation!" But first of all, it's too early, and second, I read online that progesterone can cause this symptom, as well. I've been more hungry I would say, too, and a little more crabby. Nothing too bad, yet.
I'm going to try and include my chart. To me it looks like I may have just ovulated on Thursday before the IUI, but I'm not sure I can trust the temps, with medication and all things considered. I still feel hopeful about the timing. Any thoughts?