Sunday, February 24, 2013

IUI #2

Friday (2/22) morning was the date of our second IUI. My husband went in and did his part at 9am and then we did breakfast afterwards like we did before. This time we went to Baker's Square because Mike thinks that if we went to the same restaurant then we would get the same (negative) results that we did last time. He’s a little superstitious. :) We got back to Chicago-IVF at 10:30 for the IUI.

One of the first things the nurse said to me is that she had great news. Mike's sperm count was 5.5 million (it was about 2.5 million last time) and the motility was 92% (it was 76% the last time). We were so happy to hear this. So…the nurse (who I believe is newer) started with the IUI. She had troubles with the catheter and ended up having to pull it out…and the speculum and she went to get my favorite nurse. It turned out that the catheter head was flimsy and they just needed to replace it. I can’t believe how long this procedure took this time and how much pain I was in. I am not interested in going thru all of that again. I just have to keep telling myself that it will be worth it in the end.

This time we followed up the IUI with intercourse the next morning (yes…I was still ovulating). We didn’t do this last time. In the time I was ovulating, we only had the IUI last month. So I am hoping that we have twice (or three times since his numbers were higher) the chance of getting pregnant this time. I hope so because I found the cutest pregnancy announcement for Easter on Pinterest! :)

2 days down, 12 to go until the pregnancy test. Right now I am just told to take my estrogen pills (to thicken the lining of the uterus) and use the progesterone gel until I go in for the pregnancy test on March 8th. 


Laura said...

It all sounds very promising this time around! Fingers are crossed for you!

Stephanie said...

Thank you! :)

Amie said...

Good luck to you both! We haven't tried IUI yet but we are thinking of trying that some time this year maybe.

Stephanie said...

Hopefully you won't even have to go that far! I wish you luck this next cycle! :)