And We Wait…

First, thanks for all the good luck wishes! I really appreciate it 🙂

IUI went well on Wednesday. It was a long looong day. Hubby and I left home at 5:30am and drove through storms for 2 1/2 hours to get to his appointment at 8am. After he made the ‘deposit’ we had to find something to do for an hour and a half before it was time for my appointment. Let me tell ya, I don’t care how big a city it is…there’s not too much to do at 8 in the morning in the middle of a thunderstorm.  We finally made it back to the clinic at 9:30 for my appointment time, at which time we found out we had previously overpaid and had a credit on our account so we had to pay zero dollars for the IUI {what?!}. It wasn’t too long after that until I was taken back to an exam room.

Naked from the waist down and feet in the stirrups and we were soon on our way. The nurse confirmed Hubby’s name and social with that on the syringe full of his little swimmers, and then informed us that he had provided us with a whopping 107 million little guys to inseminate into my uterus. Way to go, hubby! 😉  {I later threatened Hubby, saying that out of 107 million, at least one of them should know what to do, right?!}

I must say, Dr. P is very quick and very good at what he does. I heard him say I’d feel a little cramp, and I kept bracing myself for it, but before I could feel anything at all he was up and patting me on the shoulder telling me he had his fingers crossed for me. How could he be done so fast?! And just like that, the Two Week Wait began.

The egg timer finally went off, I got up and dressed, and we were out the door to head home. I only had some mild cramping the rest of the day, mostly a big pressure feeling in my uterus area. We stopped to eat and swung by the grocery store on the way home. We finally made it home at 2:30pm. By 2:35 I was asleep on the couch. I was exhausted!

So, here’s what we know:

-I had 2 very large fully grown mature follicles on my right ovary.

-107 million sperm now occupy my uterus.

I’m not exactly sure where that puts my odds of conceiving this cycle, but I’m choosing to be cautiously optimistic while majorly keeping a reality check on my expectations. Truth is, I’m not sure that I’ve ever heard of an IUI success story. I’m sure it happens, but I’m usually reading about the ones that didn’t.

Oh, well. No use dwelling on it. We’ll all know in eleven days one way or another. 🙂


7 thoughts on “And We Wait…

  1. How about me… I did IUI and I am now 7 weeks pregnant! This sounds super hopeful, so I would stay positive. Just remember, if IUI didn’t work, they wouldn’t do it!! Good luck, throwing lots of baby dust your way. 🙂

    • Ahh! Thank you!! Congrats to you!!! So happy to hear a good outcome from IUI. {my first IUI with my obgyn last July was a dud, so I’m a little jaded I think.}

      It’s so hard to be positive sometimes, but you’ve given me a little hope. 🙂

      • It is hard to stay positive, like really hard but you have to try, because so much can be said for being positive and the effects it has on your body.

        I am still in shock really because the doctors were so negative I didn’t expect to fall pregnant without IVF. I guess sometimes we just can’t explain the things that happen in life!

        I had a dud IUI too so maybe u will be lucky like me and it will work second time round

        If the docs have suggested IUI for u it’s because they think it will work. Try visualising the conception and the journey the egg will take down ur tube and it implanting. Sounds a bit mad, but honestly it helped me, and I fell pregnant. I visualised all the time, I still do and it helps me stay positive.

        I’m guna keep my fingers crossed and follow your journey with interest 🙂 good luck xx

        • You know whats funny…is before I even read this comment I think I had been “visualizing” anyway! Haha… Every spare moment all my brain could think about was those two teasing little eggs and how far along the fallopian tube they were and whether or not one of those millions of sperm was actually smart enough to get in there and get it done! lol 🙂 thanks a lot for the kind words, I’m keeping my fingers crossed, too.

          • Oh wow, well hey it really does work I swear. The cycle I visualised on was the one I fell pregnant. I just found it helped me to be more positive and less anxious. Still got my fingers crossed. X

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