Friday, January 29, 2010

IUI, Acupuncture, and IVF - Oh My!

That was my day yesterday! That's a lot of TTC activities in one day.

Yesterday morning we had our IUI. Hubby went in at 7:30 am to give his specimen. On my way out the door in the morning I told him to "aim straight". He reported to me later that he didn't spill a drop. He also made several comments about the Clinic's porn selection - but that's for another post!

I went in at 10:30 am for the IUI. The nurse showed me this tiny vial with a purple liquid in it and assured me that there were 14 million of Hubby's best in there. This looked nothing like I was used to seeing! The IUI went really well. I didn't even feel her insert the catheter - which I hope means that my cervix was nice and open! The nurse said that we have to "make love" tonight and tomorrow. (I always chuckle when they say "make love" - just say "have sex" we can handle it.)

Then it was back to work for the rest of the day - I was barely focused all week as it was, but now I had to finish out the day like nothing had happened??? I was trying to visualize the swimmers getting to where they needed to be - I wasn't trying to think about our clients' needs.

At 4pm I went to see Dr. A for an acupuncture treatment. He said that I'm not to come back until I'm 5 weeks pregnant or when AF shows. I told him after that I will "see him in 3 weeks" and he said "I hope so". I'm trying to think positive here!

At 7pm Hubby and I attended the IVF orientation class. It was nothing like I had expected. I figured there would be maybe 10 couples there. It was held in a lecture hall at the hospital and there was about 50 couples there! I'm proud to say that I really didn't learn anything new (thanks to all of my internet IF friends), but I think that Hubby did. I left the class with a strong desire to not have to do IVF. I'm really hoping that I get pregnant this cycle and I won't have to worry about it!

I will write another post all about the orientation class this weekend.

But our day wasn't over. Even though we didn't get home until 10 pm, we still had to "make love". I don't think that either of us was too thrilled with the prospect. Hubby said that he was out of swimmers so why bother? But we persevered and followed the nurse's instructions.

This is going to be a long 2 week wait!


Krissi said...

Good luck!! I hope this 2ww goes super quick and stress free with a miraculous ending! ;-)

Nancy said...

Oh good luck!

Busted Kate said...

First... good luck!!! Fingers crossed for this round. Go spermies, go!!

I would really really really like to see a post on the clinic's porn collection. Not to be gross, but I am quite curious how all that works since Adam hasn't had to do that (yet).

Sweet Georgia said...

Glad the IUI went so smoothly. Hopefully you'll be updating us with some good news in a couple of weeks.

Malinda said...

*high 5's* to a 2ww that'll fly by :-)

LT said...

Wow... now that's a packed IF day! We're 2ww'ing together so I'll be thinking of you often! I'm hoping for a BFP in a few weeks for you and I! Until then, enjoy your weekend :)

Holly said...

Hope this 2ww flies by and that there is a BFP at the end of it!

Anonymous said...

Good luck! I hope this 2ww goes quickly and you get a BFP!!

Anonymous said...

We will get our BFPs this cycle!!!!! Even my DH said that he has a good feeling about this cycle :)

If you haven't tried it yet, download the free meditation from CircleBloom. Seriously, it will relax you and help you focus those positive vibes. I love it!!! I listened to it every night before my IUI and am still listening to it almost everyday now :)

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