Monday, December 13, 2010

Hey, it's hard work getting pregnant, too.

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?



Alex said...

I'm loving your work schedule! At a minimum, I think it would be great to schedule at least a half day and get the IUI done after lunch. My clinic wouldn't do this - would only do them in the mornings, but maybe yours is different. The actual process wasn't that intense - I went back to work after my IUI's, and really had no problems, other than being a little distracted of course...

It's getting close - how exciting!

Still A Guest Room said...

Physically you won't need the time off, but if you are able to take it it would probably be nice. The whole day after my IUI I was completely distracted...I would have loved to be vegging on the sofa. Sounds like you have an amazing job, by the way.

Drevas said...

I agree Lulu... Take the time off if you can! You won't be able to think about working anyway!

How does A feel about doing the IUI? I know that you said in a previous post that he wanted to stick with the timed intercourse before moving onto the IUI...

I'm so excited that things will be moving along for you again soon! :)