We made it!

Sunday, November 08, 2009

We made it! COME ON BABY(S)!!! IUI is complete :) Complete with emotional (hormoney) A. Ha! More on that later...

Friday night after dinner, I mentioned to Mr. A that maybe we could "snuggle" after the trigger shot. He was alarmed by this, since we had to abstain 3 days prior to the SA, he could not understand how it was allowed to only abstain 36 hrs before the IUI. I thought I remembered the NP saying we only had to wait 24 hours, but of course since Mr. A brought it up that it seemed odd, I spent an hour googling/mildly freaking out that I mis-heard what my NP said and that all would be lost at the IUI if we didnt' abstain. Well of course google is so NOT scientific, but so many people said that it was okay to do it after the trigger and then wait till the IUI, I felt okay with still suggesting that we do it. Especially since we have no male factor issues. I guess I am just not convinced that ovulation really doesn't happen till 36 hours after the trigger, so I wanted some swimmers in the vicinity in case the eggies were early. So anyway, snuggling and triggering took place withouth incident.

The funniest part about the trigger was when I was reading the directions to out loud... We get the powder dissolved and drawn into the syringe, and I prepped my backside for the injection. We were using a 25G 1.5" IM needle, which is not a tiny or short needle by any stretch of the imagination. So I'm reading the instructions, with Mr. A leaning over ready to do the injection...

Me: "Hold syring like a dart, insert the entire length of the needle..."
Him: Stands straight up, saying "Are you freaking kidding me?! The whole length of this thing?!"

HA!! It was so funny!! He said he was afraid he'd hit a bone. Which is sweet, because as I look at my backside, I am definitely not bony! HA! Anyway, he did a great job giving me the shot!!

Yesterday was fun- we made a big breakfast and had a great time hanging out with my friend and watching some football. Not much else really! Mr. A was tired from getting up early to go hunting yesterday morning, so it was a pretty low-key day.

This morning was good- walked Banana early, and we had time for coffee and an english muffin before we had to go. Got to the clinic a few minutes before our appt. No one is there. Elevators don't work, and we can't find the stairs.. Umm..... Good thing I left my doctor's business card with the "weekend IUI" number on the filing cabinet at home, 40 minutes away. :-P Luckily about 5 minutes (which seemed like an eternity), the washer got there- whew! She was really nice, and got us set up. The whole time I was praying that God would bring forth the ones He has destined to meet up with my egg(s)!!! Anyway, Mr. A was such a trooper, and we had about an hour to kill while they prepared the sample. So, we did what any healthy people would do- scarfed down some egg mcmuff.in's! Ha! It was a treat- we don't eat out that often!! Then we had some more time before we had to be back at the clinic so we decided to see if Best Bu.y was open. Here's where the waterworks start...

So I'm not exactly familiar with all the convoluted intersections of the college town where our RE is, and believe me, there are some convulated intersections. So I'm driving along and I see 2 stoplights that are within, literally, 10 feet of each other. They are both red, and I didn't see any signs to explain, so I just proceed to the furthest one and stop. Then the left turn gets green so I turn and then I notice a police with his lights on in my rear view... Mr. A is like, oh great, you should have definitely stopped at the first red light (he says he saw a sign to stop at the first one)... which is what the police says, but I honestly didn't see any sign to that effect, and he didn't write me a ticket (whew- God bless you police man!), but in his passion for the concept of stopping at ALL red lights, Mr. A's tone of voice was perhaps a little "emphatic" which hormoney-A interprets as really pissed off, so I lost it in the Burg.er K.ing parking lot. Then he proceeds to tell me that I should calm down because I shouldn't be stressed before the IUI. YA THINK??? Ha!!!

So we get back to the clinic a few minutes early, and I'm proceeding to finish my coffee cup. To which Mr. A shortly observes "Should you even be having coffee today?" Haaaaaa...... (less tears that time)

Luckily, we get up to the clinic itself and they are ready for us, and the doc says that the sample count was 68 million motile!! Way to go, baby!! I am so thankful for good results- surely at least one can step up to the plate, right? My RE seemed really pleased with that (said anything over 40 million would give optimal results), and I think Mr. A was a little astounded and relieved and excited to hear such a big number like that. The IUI itself was completely painless to me (although the RE said I might have some spotting today because my cervix is really sensitive), and I haven't had any cramping or anything, so I hope those eggies really do come out to play. Should I be alarmed that I haven't had any cramping (ovulation and/or IUI related)?! I laid down for about 15 minutes after the IUI, during which Mr. A wondered how they come up with the sample count, and I said "they count them, that's why it takes a while!" Ha! Such a jokester ;-)

So we've arrived safely back home, but I am definitely feeling weepy still. I am praying that God will work a miracle today with the little that we have to offer. I feel so uplifted by so many prayers, and I am very at peace with the outcome that God has for this cycle. I am sensing alot of positive momentum surrounding us, and I just pray that God is behind it, with a baby blessing!! I can't wait to see what He has in store for us!! Thank you so much for praying for us- I love to pray for you, too!!

(ETA: Just want to clarify that Mr. A is still as totally awesome and amazing as usual- I am just a tad teary-eyed today!!)

21 comments:

Rach said...

Praying for you.

Melissa said...

Alright! Fingers crossed & lots of prayers for you guys.

Thankful said...

Swim hard, little guys! What a dramatic day - glad that it all went well in the end. Prayers for an easy-peasy 2ww!

Matt and Jenny said...

fingers crossed!!!

lowfatlady said...

Hope it works ;)

JC said...

Hoping & praying that it works!

Hillary said...

Ohh, I am praying for you!! Those are amazing SA numbers in my book :)

Sorry for the crazy hormones...I hope you can rest today and that those emotions tone down.

Katie said...

68 million is an AMAZING number. :) I have all of my fingers crossed for you! I hope the weepyness fades soon.

A baby for Al? said...

68 million sounds like a fantastic number, I hope this is it for you! And so glad the policeman let you go.

Nicole said...

That's the most amazing SA I've ever heard of! Way to go Mr. A!
I hope this is it for you! :)

Erica said...

I so hope that this is it for you! Will be holding this 2ww up in prayer...

Andrea said...

I'm excited and am praying for you!

Stacey said...

So glad to read this great report (but sorry you had an emotional day)! Hoping & praying, hoping & praying...

Hope said...

I am crossing my fingers for you! I hope this is it this time!!!

Praying for Hope said...

Crossing fingers and holding thumbs! Good luck!

callmemama said...

Glad it went well! I'm hoping the 2ww just flies by for you...and that the hormones calm down a little bit :).

AplusB said...

I'm really glad you did not get a ticket. Talk about adding stress to a stressful situation!

Fingers crossed! Hope the next 2 weeks fly by.

Lisa said...

Yea! Glad to hear things went so well...I hope the next 2 weeks will FLY by!!

The Wife said...

I can totally relate to the manic moods that you go through! I'm glad everything went okay. I'll be praying and hoping for you and Mr. A!

Dea.nna said...

SO very excited for you! My IUI went well also. I'll be posting a play by play today! Praying for you!!! Come on BFP...

Shanny said...

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you!!!!!