Today is a Beautiful Day to Make a Baby
After an awesome but rainy camping weekend with all our friends, today we woke up to a beautiful sunny Hawaiian day that just screamed perfection. I was in my best mood and it just felt like the perfect day to make a baby.
Husband’s collection was scheduled at 10:45 and the IUI at 11:45, but we chose to go together and just be with each other during the whole time. Everything was going perfect, the day was beautiful, we arrived early. We go to the lab to “perform” and they walk us to the collection room. Why didn’t anybody tell me how awkward this would be?
We were both weirded out by the room, the people walking by, the other couple waiting to use the room… so much pressure! I dont think I was supposed to go in there with him, but we knew it was going to be more fun if I did. We finally did what we had to do, delivered the cup to the lab and went to our IUI appointment which was 45 minutes later.
The procedure in itself is pretty simple and takes no time. It’s a like a pap-smear but involving a flexible tube that is connected to a syringe. My doctor made husband push the syringe, which was pretty cool, but we were surprised that the sperm count had gone down even though he has been doing everything right since we tarted all this. We were both surprised and a little disappointed. But there’s still hope and I need to hold on to that.
I don’t know how I’m going to spend the next 2 weeks without losing it though. She wants me to wait until 5/29/14 to test but that’s waaay too long! That’s 17 days post IUI! Is that even possible? I just really hope that this is it…
I’m happy that were finally doing taking this step. Husband seems to finally be convinced that we need the doctor’s help in order to move forward and I’m so grateful that both of us finally have the same understanding. But at the same time I’m a little sad… I don’t feel so confident… I’m anticipating a lot of anxiety for the next 2 weeks.