Wednesday, March 27, 2013

IUI #3

Mike and I just got back from IUI #3. We went in at 9am for him to produce and then we went out to breakfast. Like I mentioned before, Mike is superstitious (he thinks that if we do the same routine, then we will have the same outcome), so we keep having to find new breakfast places to kill time between his part and mine. This time we went to Lumes Pancake House in Orland Park, IL. I had a skillet and pancakes. It was so yummy. :)

We got back to Chicago-IVF at 10am for my part. We found out that Mike's sperm count was 6.8 million and 90% motility. This is the highest number that we have seen yet. Hopefully it works well with my biggest follicle yet! :) The procedure was a little less uncomfortable this time because we had my favorite nurse, Sandy. She knows what she's doing. She also let me know that I am "definitely ovulating".

I was told to start taking Crinone on Friday and continue until we get the results of the pregnancy test. They must only do pregnancy tests on Fridays, because I go back on April 12th for the pregnancy test. That's a 2WW + 2 days! :/ Ugh. Waiting stinks. Luckily I have taken on the task of cleaning and organizing our house. I have plenty to keep me busy for 16 days! :)

I hope all is well in your lives! I pray for BFP's for all of us every day! :)

11 comments:

Amie said...

Yay!!! So exciting for you! Keeping you in my prayers, it sure sounds like everything is looking up this time :)

Kailey Birkeland said...

Yay for IUI #3.. I'm praying that you get your BFP this time!! What is Crinone? I haven't heard of that before. Keep yourself busy during your TWW or it will drive you CRAZY! :))

Stephanie said...

Thanks, Amie! :)

Stephanie said...

Thanks, Kailey! :) Crinone is a progesterone gel used to help prepare the uterus lining so that a fertilized egg can be implanted and to maintain a pregnancy once a fertilized egg has been implanted.

Impatiently Waiting said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog! I so glad you did, cause now I can follow you! I love that your DH is supersitious! Fx for a BFP this IUI!

Stephanie said...

Thanks! :) I have been following you for awhile now, but now I am making more of an effort to find time to comment on others blogs. Blogging is a great way to express your feelings to others who understand. It is nice to have a little network of others going thru the same things as you.

Em said...

WHAT!?! I have never heard of a clinic only doing pregnancy tests on Fridays! That seems so mean! I hope that your 2WW+2 feels extra fast.

Impatiently Waiting said...

I agree! Thanks for letting me know you are there! Hugs!

Infertile625 said...

yayayayayayayayayyayaya!!!!!!! so exciting! I thought they always waited 16 days? But what do I know. My first IUI is tomorrow so I guess I'm just making that up! ha! Sending good vibes your way. Looks like we will share our TWW's.

Stephanie said...

I know, I was surprised. My last two IUI's have been on a Friday and then they have me come back 2 weeks later. I agree....it is mean. I am sure I won't be able to wait that long. I already purchased some at home pregnancy tests. I will probably test 2 days before the blood test. :)

Stephanie said...

My first two IUI's were done on a Friday and then I returned exactly 14 days later for the PT. I hope you don't have to wait 16 days! The wait is the worst! :) Good luck on your 1st IUI! I hope we both get good news in approximately 2 weeks! :)