Turkey Basting

Well, it’s official:

I’ve been inseminated.

So romantic, right? Actually, it is. Having sperm and egg meet up and create a life is damn romantic, so I do not care how I get to that point.

Frankly, I was elated to get here. Today is CD 42, or I suppose, CD 21. I got a smiley face last night on my OPK, and I had a feeling I would, because as always, I get some crazy cramping going on and it’s very uncomfortable.

This morning we went in for my first IUI (thank goodness it’s Saturday – so much easier not to have to take time off work), N did his thing. They told us later that they wanted somewhere between 5-10 million in the sperm count. N’s count? 130 million. Yup, I’ll take that. The nurse said if we were to keep that piece of paper saying that, we should hang it up on the fridge. The highest count she’s seen in a while. There were other stats too, and he was way ahead of them all. I just couldn’t stop thinking about 130 million. That’s a lot of swimmers. Granted, that was the total count, but still. I think there were 47 million post wash, or whatever. That’s a lot.

Then, we went out to breakfast, did a little shopping (love me some Charming Charlie) and went back for my turn. After adjusting the catheter just a bit, we were good to go. Turkey basting commenced. No leakage or spotting after, either.

We’re going to give it a go tonight and tomorrow anyway, just in case. In fact, the nurse did an ultrasound first, saw my follicle, and then saw another one, pretty decent sized. She said, “It’s only an additional 10% chance, but would you guys be okay with twins?” Yes, yes we would.

So I’m in the TWW. And this time, I’m doing things differently. This whole cycle has been different – I have only temped on and off, and mentally I have not really been thinking about it – not like I usually do. I will not Google a damn thing, I swear. And if I do – you have every right to yell at me. I’ll listen to the second half of my Circle and Bloom tapes, because I’ve been stuck on CD 13 for oh, about 30 days. I stopped listening to it.

I’m not saying it’s definitely going to work. But it’s my third chance, and damn, it would be amazing if it took. I’ll keep you posted.


16 thoughts on “Turkey Basting

  1. Ess says:

    Glad to hear that everything about this month has been different so far!! Seems like different is what you needed. Fingers crossed for you both!

  2. Emily @ablanket2keep says:

    You have everything in your favor. 1 maybe 2 beautiful follicles, an awesome sperm count (so jealous) and you had an IUI so you bypassed a whole bunch of stuff that would kill most of the spermies. I am really excited for you! Crossing everything and hoping so hard that this works for you! Don’t temp! Don’t google! Just have a good 2 weeks!

  3. Sheree Winans says:

    YEAH….turkey basting! YEAH…N & his 130 million! YEAH…2 follicles!
    Sending positive thoughts and prayers!

  4. Sunny says:

    Wowee!! Seems like things are falling into place this cycle, with a super sperm count to boot. I really feel positive about this round for you. Keep updating!

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