Saturday, March 26, 2011

And Now We Wait...

sorry that this post is a day late, but yesterday was a day that i just wanted to spend with B...and i still can't wrap my head around the fact that after all these years we are finally undergoing fertility treatments. i never thought we'd get to this point.

thank you to everyone for your kind, supportive words. it warms my heart to have so many people in our corner!

the night before the IUI i couldn't sleep. i was so excited and so nervous that my eyes just wouldn't stay closed. i think i finally passed out from sheer exhaustion around 1 am.

yesterday started out with B and me sleeping in. he had called in sick, because his drop off appointment was at 10:15 and he wanted to spend the day with me. it was really nice to not have to rush off. i woke up too excited to eat, so i took a nice hot shower (and even shaved my legs. ha ha!) then went and got a spray tan. i felt like i was getting ready for a date. heck, i might as well have been, since i was on my way to get knocked up! ;)

B dropped off his sample at 10:15 and my appointment was for 11:45. i was a little anxious, so i got there 15 minutes early. i was the only one in the waiting room, so, of course, i snagged the people magazine. ;) they got me in right on time and the entire procedure, from explanation to insemination, took less than 15 minutes. dr T was amazing! she always makes me feel so comfortable and answers all of my questions, no matter how stupid they may seem, without making me feel dumb for even asking. she verified all of our info before doing the procedure and informed me that B got an A+ for his count. She said that she likes to see at least 5 million moving sperm and B had 12 million! he was very proud when i told him. ;) my cervix was really tender, so the catheter caused a bit of spotting for the rest of the day, but overall the IUI didn't feel any worse than a few cramps. i laid on the table for another 5 minutes and then was on my way.

i did have one question for her. i asked her about my training - if i can keep running. she said i can walk, ride a bike, or do some other low impact aerobic exercise, but no running. suck! i can't run until the beta, and i can only take it up again if i get a BFN. my training is really suffering at this point. oh well. it's for a good reason, but one way or another i'm finishing that half marathon, even if i have to walk the whole thing!

we spent the rest of the day together. we went to a matinee to see rango. it was really funny! then we headed home, ordered some chinese food, and watched life as we know it. it seemed very fitting.

i usually don't list my day's activities, but since this could potentially be a very important day to us, i don't want to forget anything.

so...now we enter the 2WW. the beta is scheduled for april 8th (my mom's b-day) and now i need to come up with something else to focus on so that i don't drive myself completely insane waiting. i do have a sort of vacation scheduled for next week, which should help. i call it a vacation, because if i call it what it really is, i'll cry. next wednesday is moving day for B. i'll be driving up with him, spending a few days up there getting him all settled in, and flying home next sunday. i'll be spending most of my time there at the beach, since it's within walking distance and there isn't really anything else to do up there. i'm excited about the overall distraction, though!

in other news, i started the prometrium this morning. (for those of you who don't know, this is prescription progesterone.) let me just say that vaginal suppositories are just wrong.

19 comments:

Baby Hopes said...

Very best of luck to you! Welcome to the IUI tww!!! Hope the time goes quickly for you and brings you what you have been waiting so long for!

Amanda said...

I'm glad it went well! It sounds like you had the perfect 'IUI day' together. Good luck with this TWW, and with B's move as well...

Maria said...

Oh so awesome that you're cycling....even though the 2ww is not so awesome. I love that you have some relaxation planned....running would really help with that whole relaxation thing, wouldn't it? Ugh. :( So sorry that has to be put on hold for a while. Crossing fingers for you guys. :D

Andrea said...

Saying lots of prayers for you guys!! April 8th is a day I'm anxiously awaiting...my meds arrive, my parents get here to visit, and now, you get your beta!!

Blooming Woman said...

I want to wish you so much luck this cycle!! Hope this is your last IUI!!

Rosachka said...

Carlia, good luck to you!!! It was so nice that you and DH could spend the entire day together! Wishing you an easy 2ww (if it is even possible). Hope you'll enjoy your "vacation" next week and that will do the trick.

Tiffany said...

Good luck in the 2ww! Glad your IUI's didn't hurt too bad! I have awful cramps with mine! And you're right... it is sorta like a date huh? :o)

Miss Mac said...

Sounds like the IUI went well and you'll have some distractions to get you through the 2WW. My beta is April 7th and I hope we both have great news to share! Progesterone...grrrr.
I am really impressed about the running and your determination. That determination will get you through this IF journey too. Good Luck!

Josey said...

How exciting - best of luck to you!!! We're set for IUI#1 early next week, and I'm planning on documenting the entire day's activities as well. Hoping this is it for you!

ICLW#151

New Year Mum said...

Fantastic news.... best of luck for your 2WW - distraction is definitely the best thing otherwise it can drive you crazy :( With you all the way xoxo

marilyn said...

Fingers crossed!! Sounds like a special day:)

hopeisafourletterword said...

Hope you have a speedy 2WW, it is the worst! Wishing you lots of luck!

ousoonerchick said...

I'm so excited for you!!! Crossing everything this is it for you guys!!

SLESE1014 said...

hope everything goes well...I'll be thinking of you....Here's to a fast 2WW for you!

Damita said...

Fingers crossed and good luck :)

BrokenBirdsBees said...

Good luck & keep busy for the 2WW! :)

Rebecca said...

Sounds like a great IUI! Good luck!!!

And, yeah, the vaginal suppositories are kind of sucky!

Ordinary Girl said...

Good luck!! Hopefully the 2ww will go by quickly and end with really happy news. You're totally right though, the suppositories are just pretty gross. The things we'll do to make a baby!

ICLW #137

abracadabrababy said...

Here from Cyclesista. Best wishes on your beta!

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