Aug 26

“I know we had plans for this Saturday. But something came up and I really can’t attend your 50th wedding anniversary party, Mom”

Unfortunately your ovulation cycle does not care whether you have plans or not, when insemination day arrives, all plans get canceled. You wait and wait for this day to come. The day when your partner or donor’s little spermies get inseminated into you. You typically won’t know the exact date until the day before which means you are waiting at the edge of your seat hoping that the day will arrive without having to reschedule any important plans. If you’re smart and know approximately when ovulation will happen, you may try to reschedule your timetable, But those little follicles like to play tricks on you and will arrive when they want to.

“Sorry sister. I will be about an hour late to your wedding. Record the ceremony for me.”

If you really think about it, you really only need to reschedule all plans during that 36 hour ovulation window and maybe the two weeks leading up to ovulation. And maybe just those two weeks after because you will be obsessing about all your (fake) early pregnancy symptoms and won’t be able to think about anything else.

“Sorry. I’m busy on Tuesday. How about we get together the week of December 25th, 2010?”

9 Responses to “#910 Insemination day means all plans are canceled”

  1. Just Another Day In Paradise says:

    LOL today is day 2 of our "optimal time" and my husband mentioned he was going out on the boat with friends today (read: drinking). Well, TMI but my dh is useless when he drinks, so I told him either A: he go strip now and "TTC" or he can not go on the boat. He chose the first option, but was pretty shocked when I said he wasnt going to be allowed to go out if he didnt LOL! Oh the things we will do…
    I have missed many a' trips for O time too. Cant very well be in ITALY if my husbands not with me. Sigh. One day it will all be worth it!

  2. InfertileNaomi says:

    Glad he chose option A. Drunk baby making sex is not so good for the sperm count.

  3. Shanny says:

    I was just wondering what I was going to tell work if I have to go get my IUI done on Saturday. I'm really needed this Saturday at work but if I need a couple of hours to get inseminated…. believe me they'll have to make do!
    If they have a problem they can take it up with my ovaries, though I wish them luck because my ovaries love to ignore =)

  4. InfertileNaomi says:

    Shanny – just be honest with your work. Tell them that you are getting artificially inseminated with your hubby's sperm.

  5. Busted Tube says:

    Great post! It's very timely for me too because we're supposed to go to a friend's birthday dinner this weekend and it is all about wine tastings and wine pairings and I'm in the 2ww- how do you casually decline wine with EVERY SINGLE COURSE?

  6. Dani says:

    I had to leave a lunch date early with old friedns to get my first IUI. Awkward.

  7. liberalgranolagirl says:

    LOL, I just said no to work tomorrow and babysitting on Sat b/c we are getting our IUI tomorrow!

  8. finding_ac says:

    ha ha, that is great!

    ♥ ac

  9. Anonymous says:

    I had to plan an entire fishing trip for my husband and his friend this summer around my ovulation. When his friend became confused about why I was being so particular with the dates, I just broke down and told him I was planning their trip around my ovulation. In the end, they ended up going during my fertile phase, but for only 50 hours…cause technically every two days is best for us. So we 'baby danced' at 3:00 a.m. the morning he left, and before he unpacked the car when he got back. Sadly, all that planning resulted in a big fat negative. Now I just have to figure out how to tell friends who want us to visit next month that travel plans could screw up my cycle…