The last week has flown by incredibly fast. I am already finished my normal seven day period, and pregnancy attempt #2 will begin later this week!
However, this won’t be a normal month of inseminations. One of my closest friends will be coming into town to stay with us for three nights and four days. She’ll be in town from NYC. I shall pick her up from the bus stop Thursday night.
You may be wondering why I’ve scheduled a friend to visit us while we will need to be doing a cycle of inseminations. The answer to this is simple: when I scheduled this visit months ago, it was originally during a time where I would be on the end of my period, thus not quite yet time to start a cycle of inseminations.
My period came five days early this month, therefore throwing off my normal period schedule, and probably my ovulation schedule as well.
The moment this period started early I reached out to my friend and warned her that her visit with us this time may be a little unusual. Right away she told me to stop apologizing and assured me that she doesn’t mind at all. She understands that are pregnancy attempts are time sensitive.
Thank gawd this friend is close enough to me that she already knew about all of this beforehand. She already knew we had started our TTC journey, and that we were using a known donor. She knew a lot about how we were conducting these artificial inseminations at home. She even knew that we try to do three inseminations per cycle.
Even with her assurance that she doesn’t mind, it’s still a crazy time to do round #2 of inseminations. On top of that I have a very busy week of self-employment this week. I have four clients, one of them twice this week, and a long chair gig tomorrow. My wife and I need to completely clean the house in preparation for our guest. We have to host said guest and keep her occupied and happy, while also meeting with our donor couple to do inseminations. I have to start tracking my ovulation today. I also need to figure out how to use menstrual soft cups…
We bought these yesterday. The women in our FB TTC groups say that these cups will hold the sperm closer to the cervix than an actual menstrual cup. The difference between these soft cups and normal menstrual cups are that these cups are disposable; menstrual cups you wash and re-use for up to a year.
The only problem is that I haven’t even started to practice using these! I’m going to start after I finish this post. Before I start getting ready to head to my first client of the week….
We were busy this entire weekend with friends and family. We’ve been busy for the last five weekends or so. We’ve been incredibly busy this year.
I need find some downtime after this week and weekend. With all this craziness going on I’m already kind of expecting this cycle not to take…
EDIT: I just flawlessly inserted the soft cup into my body and successfully took it out twice. It is much, much, much easier than a menstrual cup.
We are going to have our donor donate directly into the soft cup, and I will just insert the soft cup with sperm inside of it into my body. We will be skipping the syringe all together.
I feel a lot better, and more confident about this cycle now! =)