Well, at least give a solid honest effort.
We arrived bright and early for Mr. T's contribution, iPad in hand, just in case they had wireless and he needed any "extra motivation"...which of course, they didn't and he didn't since I timed him and he was in and out in 8 minutes. High five.
We had an hour to kill while they washed his sample, luckily there was a Paradise Cafe very close by, so we went there for a quick breakfast. We even tried to gaze lovely into each other's eyes because we figured we should if we were going to try and make a baby this morning.
At 9:30 we headed back to the lab, were given the paperwork and the little vial of goods and headed to the doctor's office. They really should seal the results. Our ride was full of anxiety, since neither of us knew how to read the results and thought that his total count was 19M and the count after the wash was 6M. Well, no, we're just idiots. His total count was 65M and the count after the wash that are headed after those 4 eggs of mine was 42M. All other variables were "text book" as she called them. Another high five and a lolly pop for Mr. T. Job well done, sir.
We were in and out of the doctor's office in about a half hour to forty five minutes. The procedure was fairly quick. Took about 7-8 minutes and wasn't painful. I think my expectations of cramps was worse than any thing I actually felt. They had me lie there afterwards for 15 minutes while she answered lots of questions for me. I start progesterone supplements on Tuesday, twice a day, and this time I'll be inserting them vaginally rather than orally. On Thursday, I'll head in for a progesterone blood draw. Funny enough, I was told that baby dancing around 3-5 days after the IUI has shown to help with implantation. Who knew?! I certainly didn't. We'll that's at least an easy little home remedy I'm willing to try.
I was told to take an HPT or come in for a blood draw on cycle day 30. That's October 16th. There is no way in hell I'll be able to wait that long to test, my guess is I'll test around October 10th and probably even test before that to see the trigger leave my system. If it's negative on cd 30, I'll discontinue the progesterone and AF should arrive shortly after.
So, the longest 2ww of this journey starts now. I responded well to the meds and T did his part perfectly. We did what we could and now we just sit back and hope. If this isn't our month, then we'll try again in November. This afternoon we made homemade spicy pineapple ice cream (hey, another thing great for implantation!). We've got all the windows and doors open and have just been enjoying spending the day together watching movies and planning what we're going to make for dinner tonight. We live on a 26 mile bike trail, so we're thinking of taking a little stroll a bit later to get a piece of this awesome weather and check out the changing of the leaves.
Seems like a perfect conception day to me!