Colin’s alarm went off sometime fter 5am this morning. I had tossed and turned all night so I actually heard it. He got out of bed, brought the puppies out for a wee and breakfast and then put them back to bed with me. I managed to fall back asleep until 8 am came.
I wanted to go back to sleep but I had to be out the door by 9am to make it to my appointment for 10am.
Day 12, Tuesday morning I went for my second ultrasound. My left ovary produced two follicles 1 measuring 18mm and the other 17mm. My body was progressing as planned so Ovidrel was prescribed. I took my 250 dose at 10pm that day. This was to trigger my LH surge and get me ovulating.
Today was the day of insemination. Colin was at the clinic for 730 to produce his sample while I got to sleep, stress free, a bit longer.
The wash helped us out. A 7mm concentrate with a count of 7mill and motility sitting up at 88%. The nurse told us this was good. It was just up to my body to let it happen.
Students never seem to get the speculum right. She thought my cervix was playing hide and seek when in reality my uterus tilts and she was digging around (painfully) because she had no idea. No amount of “sorry hun” makes up for the uncomfortable feeling of a non lubricated speculum being tried over and over with pressure all over your lady areas and the insides. Finally my nurse decided to give it a go.
I lay down for 15 minutes afterwards with Colin. They already booked my pregnancy test and my next prescription is waiting in the clinic. Progesterone cream, inserted vaginally from Day 16-31.
As if it weren’t enough to have to ensure this, but for the pharmacist to publicly announced how to do it infront of the waiting room.
I felt worries and queasy today frightened that any little move would kill all my chances of conceiving this cycle. When you break down and turn to the internet the odds are not in your favour and you spend the day fearful of ruining your chances with everything you do. Horrible cramping I might add. I felt like I had gotten my period today.
The waiting is the worst part. Day 31 will be my blood work pregnancy test. I need to remain calm before then and resist the urge to take a test..
20% is not the best odds…