Today was the big day! I have worked my a$$ off since January to do everything I can in preparation for this IUI and additional fertility treatments (if needed). I am not perfect of course but I am amazed at how far I have come. I feel like I owned this IUI like a boss :). Here is how it all went down
It takes me over an hour to get to my RE’s office from my house during rush hour in Charlotte. One of my good friends lives 5 minutes from the office and she invited me to spend the night at her house. She also teaches Yoga and I went to her class. After her class, she made dinner and a fire in their backyard pit so we could enjoy the beautiful North Carolina evening. Instead of getting up early to fight traffic, I woke up to the smell of blueberry pancakes cooking on the griddle. This friend is one of my inspirations for eating healthy and unprocessed foods. Everything she makes is incredibly nourishing and delicious.
The IUI went great as usual. My DH had a sperm count of 22.5 million (my RE is very happy to get a count over 10 million) and his motility was at 90% (they like to see 60% at least). I had 2 well developed follicles which is great (my RE will cancel an IUI if that number is too high). Although I am happy as usual to have good numbers, it sometimes feels like a cruel joke because they are always good and we still fail.
The hardest part of the IUI for me is to sit still for 30 minutes after the procedure. I always feel like my mind is going 100 miles an hour. Relaxing is hard work! To help, I created an IUI baby making soundtrack which included some of my favorite relaxing songs which I figured I would share 🙂
Violent Femmes – Good Feeling (my very favorite song of all time)
My beta test is scheduled for June 4th if AF fails to make an appearance. That is also our 7 year wedding anniversary (7 is supposed to be lucky right). While the 2WW can be difficult, I kind of like it because there is a possibility I could be pregnant. Even after 4 years, I can still get my hopes up which sounds strange. If I ever do get to meet my child I can not wait to tell them how much they were loved and wanted even before they physically existed.