Well, today was the day! We went in for our first IUI this morning 🙂
And it was just as weird and awkward as I thought. Nice big (albeit warm) speculum, two nurses, our doc, my scared and excited wife and half-naked me. Now that’s a holiday card for ya!
We got there a tad bit early and they took us right away. The nurse confirmed all the info that she needed and then showed us the motility of our little purchased friends. Before she told us, she explained that when dealing with frozen baby daddies, one can expect an average of 5 – 10 million sperm per vial because they have to unfreeze it and wash it. She said anything from 3 – 5 million can get you puking in a toilet before you know it!
Well leave it to us and my overacheiving self — remember, I am super follicle girl — our donor’s sample has a motility of 22 million!!! Yep, you read that correctly. 22 million.
Apparently, if Johnny — as we fondly refer to the donor — and I met in a bar, our mere introduction (coupled with our overacheiving reproductive systems) would cause my uterus to jump for joy and babies to just shoot out of me. I would the younger, cuter, lesbian version of Michelle Duggar.
So, we did the insemination, I rested and now I am at work.
We go back in tomorrow a.m. for the second insemination and then we wait. And wait. And wait. Our pregnancy test at the doctor’s office is scheduled for January 7th. Thank goodness the holidays and New Years are right around the corner to distract me.
Right now, I am certain that Lauren is out buying bubble wrap to keep me in for the next 2 weeks. She is extremely concerned that I am going to injure myself or someone is going to injure me. It is funny and cute and I love it!