Anyone who has tried to get pregnant from more than about two months will know the worse bit about trying is the waiting between sex/IUI/embryo transfer (delete as applicable), and finding out whether it worked.
I would go further.
I would say the worse bit of the two week wait is the final week of the aforementioned.
This is the point when all the happy fluffy thoughts of "we did everything we could" gets swiftly replaced by darker thoughts of "this is shit, it clearly hasn't worked." Admittedly the darker side is usually (in my unsuccessful case) enhanced by a hefty dose of PMT.
The final week of the wait drags like a cricket test match. It is endless.
For this reason I have booked next week off work. If it is going to go slowly I might as well feel like I get an extra long holiday out of it.
I know what you are thinking - that I must be some kind of genius, and you wouldn't be far wrong. Except for the fact that, like so many of the best laid plans of mice and womb for improvement, I have slightly screwed up. The coasting and the fact that they still waited to do a five day transfer meant that actually, officially, my wait doesn't end until a week on Wednesday (the 15 of June). I return to work on Monday the 13th.
That is, of course, if I am good and wait the full sixteen days after the five day transfer before testing - as I have been told to.
Question: What do you think the likelihood of that happening is?
Clue: The answer sounds like "snow dance"
Question 2: When do you reckon it is safe to test to get a pretty conclusive answer? 13 days after transfer should be Ok, right?
(Although this might all be academic as, if I follow the same pattern as last time, I reckon I should start bleeding round about next Thursday or Friday).