Saturday, August 11, 2007

Now We Wait

It's done.

Yesterday I picked up the sperm and brought it home. It is in this HUGE tank and I had to strap it in the back seat and secure it with the seatbelt. When I saw what was in that HUGE tank, I looked at it and said to the nurse, "That's it? Did you know that cost $520?" Her eyes got wide. I don't think she knew how expensive donor sperm was. And it was the tiniest bit of sem.en I have ever seen. It was pre-washed, but it was really mind boggling how tiny that little bit of sperm that so many of our hopes are piled into was.

The numbers were excellent. The count was 38 million, and this was after washing. The motility was good. I don't remember the exact number, but it was definitely a good. The only thing that wasn't stellar was the 'retrograde' motion. They like to see it at a 2 or a 3 (it goes up to 4 with 4 being best) and the sample was only a 2. But hopefully since it was already up there in the uterus, that won't matter too much.

The procedure was pretty easy. There was a bit of cramping, both during and after, but it was pretty easy. After doing IVF, an natural IUI was a breeze.

We both cried a little this morning. We were both nervous. But we both knew it was a means to an end, and this is what we had to do. My beta is scheduled for Friday the 24th. But I'm a stick pee-er, and I will definitely test before that. Especially since Mary Ellen gave me a bunch of the bulk tests she bought.

So, we're off. A new kind of 2ww. Please let this work. Please.

8 comments:

My Reality said...

I will be waiting right along with you. Much luck for a postive pee stick in about 10 or 11 days time. . .

Sara said...

Good luck! You certainly deserve a break after all you've been through.

Waiting Amy said...

Good LUCK Rachel! I want to see this work out for you. I'll be waiting too, and listening whenever you want to talk (write).

Samantha said...

Everything's crossed for you!

squarepeg said...

I'm glad it went well and I'll be sending good thoughts your way!!

Sarah said...

crossing everything for you rachel, you all deserve this so much. hope the 2ww is not too horrendous.

Mary Ellen and Steve said...

Good luck Rachel! I hope that this is it for you honey.

ultimatejourney said...

I'm glad things went smoothly and the numbers were so good. I want so badly for this to be the end of the long road for the two of you. I'll be thinking of you.