Malak... thank you for that great suggestion. That would work perfectly, and since DH is already having 3 weeks off at Christmas it would sound good. Then that way, I still get to have the long service leave and just stay at home!!!
Yes, as Bbhope explained it, an IUI (Inter Uterine Insemination) is basically just turkey basting. I did actually have a very low dose FSH (Gonal F) for the week before ovulation, as the FS explained that it ensures that there actually is one egg there, and sometimes can actually produce two (though my USs showed just one follicle). Then the actual IUI, was just the same as a pap smear, and was just done by a nurse in the ultrasound room. I was actually surprised at this, as I thought it was going to be in the lab, done by the FS, under sterile conditions like all my embryo transfers had been. But I guess most babies are made at home in much less pristine conditions!!
Bbhope... yes, my FS sounded just as surprised on the phone as I was. My DH was not very happy when I told him though. Yes, he did say congratulations first, but then his second sentence was, "Well the FS needs to give us $100,000 back for all those IVF / ICSI cycles." Remember, my DH is an accountant so the money has always been an issue for him the whole way along.
Miss Jude... thanks also for your congratulations. I go for my second BT tomorrow, but couldn't hold out anymore, so went and bought another box of HPTs, and checked this morning (17dpo) to make sure I was still pregnant, which I am. I'm hoping that I can make it more than two days before peeing on the next stick, otherwise I'm going to become an addict!!