I realized today that I have one week of BCP left before I start the placebos. How did that happen? It doesn’t seem that long ago that I was upset that this cycle was cancelled. I guess all the worrying about A’s sperm made the time go by quickly! (Thanks honey!)
So by my crude calculations, I can anticipate my IUI being sometime around January 5. Eek! That is super soon!
I am extremely fortunate to have a flexible work environment. I can come and go as I need to for monitoring appts, use my lunch break, etc, and my boss is very understanding. Here’s my question. I am using PTO to take off the week between Christmas and New Years. So on January 3, I will have just returned from a 10-day absence (10 days including the company holidays and weekends in between).
I had always thought I would take the day off if I had an IUI and use it as an excuse to relax. However, I won’t need much relaxing because I will have just had vacation. Plus, how crappy is it to ask my co-workers to cover my work for a whole week and then take a day off the week I come back?
On the other hand, my “back up” at work knows the basics of what I am going through and is very supportive and sweet. Not to mention, I have done my share of covering for her, considering I’ve worked here for two years and in that time she has taken two 12-week maternity leaves (but I’m not bitter about her fertility…).
I have a cushy desk job where I will be mainly sitting all day. My work is not stressful.
What would you do?
Take the day off to sleep in and focus on creating an embryo?
Take an extended lunch break and come back to work all knocked up with my hubby’s sperm?
Or maybe compromise, try to schedule the IUI for after noon, and take a half day?