Friday, April 11, 2008

IUI: DONE

Warning this post contains TMI! If you don't want to hear about sperm or master.batio.n don't read on.

The gist of it is IUI went great!
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Today was a busy day for my family, or at least for my mom and I. She had minor back surgery and I had my IUI. Both went great and now I am with my mom at her house taking care of her. She has to rest for a few days and recover but for an IUI I can resume normal activities right after, okay actually 20 minutes after but close enough.

For the night before my mom's surgery I have to admit I was quite relaxed. R and I cleaned the house a little and then went shopping. What for you might ask? Well porn! Having never used the 'deposit' rooms I had no idea what kinda porn our office would have. Not that R is picky, his stash is at least 8 years old, I know because I packed it when we moved, but because I didn't want him to have any trouble producing.

I have to admit the most awkward part of this whole process was THIS. After all how many people are given a cup sent into a hospital room and asked to fiddle with themselves until orgasm and then provide the proff of said orgasm to the nurse? I would hazard a guess that only 1in 8 go through this. By the way 1 in 8 is the statistical number of us in fertiles and repeat pregnancy loss girls.

R's 'sample' was great! BETTER than his SA! Yes BETTER! We had 180 million post wash! To say I was a happy girl is an understatement.

The nerve racking part of the whole IF is that we are not sure where things fall apart for us. Is it me, is it him? We don't know what is going wrong because at this point tests come back great and we BOTH responded well to this protocol. Being unexplained certainly has its ups and downs!

The actual IUI part was easy. I got undressed from the waist down hoped up on the table feet in stirrups. The RE (not mine) walked in. Went over the results from the wash. The nurse checked our IDs (for the second time that day) and then set everything up. RE put in the speculum. Then laced through my cervix the tube. A few seconds later he pushed down the plunger and swoosh the sperm are in me!

Now some of you may not know this but IUI success is improved if you stay on the table for 15-20 minutes. I rested up there for 45 minutes because they forgot about me. I was happy fr the extra time and so was R.

We have a 12-15 % chance of this working, so keep your fingers crossed for us.

17 comments:

Rachel said...

Yay. I'm glad it went well and wasn't too painful for either of you.

avalikelava said...

Both sets of fingers and toes are crossed. If I could cross anything else I would.

I'm glad it went well. Now... back to the chant : Fertilize! Fertilize!

Diana said...

Good luck!!!!!

Katie said...

*fingers crossed* I hope you get your miracle...

Amandalyn717 said...

Good luck! My fingers are crossed for you! Wishing for the best!!

tiggerladyjj said...

Good to hear that things went so well. This is probably going to be the worst (well, maybe best!) 2ww ever!

I hope you and your mom are both resting comfortably this weekend! :o)

<3 from Jamers125

Amy (MyColonyNJ) said...

I am so glad that everything went well today. I hope to see an announcement between 10 and 14 days from now.

{vibes} to you and ....
{vibes} to your mom

Sasha said...

positive thoughts coming your way! I wish you much success!!

momma mimi said...

Glad to hear things went well today for you and your mom. I hope your mom recovers quickly and I hope you get your BFP.

Who Needs Patience? said...

I am so glad everything went well. That is an awesome post wash number!! Try not to stress too much in your 2ww! I also hope your mom has a speedy recovery. Sending you and your mom tons of positive vibes!

Maryann said...

My fingers are crossed for you! Swim spermies Swim!!!! Good luck!

Jill said...

I'm so pulling for you!! It sounded everything went well. I hope you get your BFP with this IUI!

Christina said...

I'm glad it went so well. I will be crossing my fingers for you for the next two weeks!

Trish said...

Fingers crossed!!

The Wright's said...

Congratulations!! I'm glad it went smoothly and didn't work.

Here's hoping that your 2ww doesn't drag on and that it ends in a bfp!!

littlemonkey said...

*fingers crossed* for you!

Anonymous said...

I hope and pray that all goes well and we have a BFP in 2 weeks. XOXO Shan