Thursday, March 6, 2008

IUI #1

For those of you that are easily offended, please don't read this. I am very honest about what is going on, and truely don't want to offend anyone, but it's my story.

Well yesterday we had our first IUI. It was kind of weird, I guess just not what I was expecting.

Justin had to go in 2 hrs before me, so met him at WFI later in the morning. We both got escorted to a ultrasound room. First they went through our test results which were awesome! Sperm is graded on 3 things: motility, quantity, and another thing that I can't remember the name of. But basically if they swim in the right direction. Motility is more or less are they a good swimmer?-1 is poor, 2 is okay, 3 is good, and 4 is excellent. It has to be at least a 2, but ideally they want it to be a 3, Justin was a 4! Next is quantity, the average is about 20-25 million, and Justin was 53.4 million. I had no idea I had married such a stud!! When the doctor came in, he looked at the test results and went WOW! And went over to Justin to shake his hand and said "good job!"-awkward moment!

After that I had to undress from the waist down, and lay on a table. The doctor came in to explain what was going to happen: basically he put a speculum, and then washed my cervix. Then, he inserted a catheter into my cervix. The catheter is fairly small. He then attaches a syringe filled with baby juice and slowly pushes the juice in. I had to wait 1 minute from the time they were finished for them to take it out. Over all it was pretty simple. When they insert the catheter it's kind of painful. It feels like really bad cramps, but worse than I have ever had. And You have that pain the whole time the catheter is in you-so about 2 minutes. After that you have to lay on the table for 10 minutes, get dressed and leave. It was so.....routine. When we left, my other doctor came out and congratulated us........awkward moment again. And told me no exercise, swimming or bathing, but I think she meant actually taking baths. Now it is a waiting game. 3 weeks I can take a HPT, if BFP I call my normal ob and schedule a appointment, if BFN we start over. Please pray for us and Wish us luck!!! We want this so bad.


Leah said...

Our family needs alot of prayer right now. I hope the best for you two. I hope their is a miracle!!!
Love you both!!!!

Debbie said...

Mandy & Justin
I hope the best for you two. You will make excellent parents. Lets all pray for that little miracle or miracles!!!!
Love, Debbie

P.S. I'm keeping my fingers & legs crossed for you.