Tuesday, September 4, 2012

An IUI for the nerd

The IUI went well this morning. 

Hubs went in at 7:30 am to "do his business" in the porno room (requiring him to wake up at 6 am). He was a real trooper to do this, because he usually doesn't like to open his eyes / talk to people until at least 8:30 am. My husband is many things, but a morning person is not one of them. 

I came in an hour later to pick up the "specimen," which was neatly tucked into a green gift bag, complete with tissue paper. I wrote down his numbers because I figured I would never remember them. The doctor said everything looked great.

Volume: 9.2 ML
Count post wash: 213 mil
Motility: 60%
Grade: 2

I think the only thing that isn't stellar is the Grade, but it's by no means problematic. 

You all were right about how the IUI would feel - just a little uncomfortable with some "period-like" cramping for a few minutes. I relaxed for an easy 15 minutes, then I was out of there.

I went ahead and took the day off, just to try and keep a "zen" feeling for as long as possible and work has been super stressing me out lately. I remained horizontal all day. I caught up on Bachelor Pad from last night, took a nap, played Scrambled and Words with Friends, and practiced the Rubik's Cube. 

Yes. The Rubik's Cube. In a supreme indication of my nerdiness, I have been diligently learning how to complete the old "magic cube" from the 70s. I'm to the point that I can get the bottom white face, and the bottom two rows of each side with no help from the instructions. 

But to complete the cube, I have to cheat and look it up. But not for long! I will master that cube and impress all the cool people at parties with my mad skillz.


Anyway. The doc said that everything looked perfect and that I shouldn't get my hopes up too high because it's never a guarantee, but that everything has gone about as well as it could have with this cycle. 

They said I could test two weeks from today (the 18th) and not before because the Ovidrel can sometimes cause a false positive. Thoughts? I want to test as soon as humanly possible, but Hubs wants to wait two weeks. How early can I get away with it? Should I just suck it up and wait? 


  1. This is big stuff! I would test out the trigger with cheapie tests, but I have a peeing on sticks issue. That said all my stick peeing gets me is more and more anxiety so perhaps you should just wait it out. How is that for not helpful at all :)

    Oh, and I'm super impressed with your mad cube skillz!

  2. Yay for super duper IUIs! Yesssss!

    Sidenote - I am glad that someone else is shamefully watching bachelor pad. I watch all the bachelor stuff (minus the most recent bachelorette - couldn't get on board) even though I'm disgusted by it and myself for doing so.. And yet I cannot wait for bachelor pad next week.

    ::hangs head in shame::

  3. Yippee!! I was thinking of you all day and am so glad to hear everything went well. As for testing, if you want to test early, I would test the trigger out of your system first. You can find cheap tests at the Dollar Tree and they are pretty sensitive. My trigger was out at 7dpIUI which was 9dpTrigger. I got my first very super faint +HPT on a $Tree test 10dpIUI. But, this IUI, I'm avoiding (hopefully) testing early because it just drove me nuts and caused a lot of sadness. I totally understand testing early though...it's really hard not to.

  4. I'm so excited for you guys! I've got my fingers crossed!

    I'd wait. I tested early, it sucks. Well I'm sure for lots of people with 2 lines it doesn't suck. For me it sucked. I'm transferring soon, and will wait next time. I'm going to hold onto hope a little longer next time.

  5. Very excited for you that the IUI went so well! I hate testing...I'd rather just hold out a bit of hope until the ugly AF shows. The cycles that I have tested first (and got BFN's of course) I've driven myself crazy worrying about when to test etc. I'm also super cheap so I don't like "wasting" tests by peeing on them...which I know is crazy...

  6. I soooo hope this works, for you guys and also *selfishly* because I have a feeling IUI will be our first treatment 'step'. As for testing, I bet you yourself know already if it helps or hinders. Fingers and toes crossed.

  7. I am soooper excited for you. crossing everything. no way could I wait in your position, I always wanted my Xmas presents early!

  8. Yay! Very excited for you! I'm keeping all my fingers and toes crossed for you, my dear.

    As the others have said, you could try testing out the trigger, if you don't mind peeing on something every day for several days. :)

  9. 213 million! Holy Cow!!! Go spermies go!!!
    I believe that the trigger usually is gone by 10 dpo, and you can test it out if you want to.

  10. Congrats on your IUI! I say hold off on testing. But I say that because that's what I do. I have never once tested early in the eight years I have struggled with IF. I just figure I'll get the answer one way or the other and those tests are expensive! Sending prayers for a BFP!

  11. I hope this is the one! You did everything perfectly so fingers crossed for you. And for what it's worth I've always hated testing early. Too much stress and disappointment.