Monday, October 29, 2012

IUI Today and Pumpkin Pictures.

I had the IUI at 1040 hrs.  J's counts were a bit better than normal with only one being a bit lower.  Over all he had well more than what we needed for minimum counts and in some place double and triple the numbers.  9 million needed over all and he had 99 million in the final sample which really isn't bad at all I think.

It hurt a bit but not as much as the last IVF with the threading of the catheter passed the cervix.   The hour prior to the IUI I emptied my bladder just a bit three times.  The nurse was getting worried that I wouldn't have enough.  I told her that I'm only emptying it enough so that it stops hurting.  She was okay with that thankfully.

The speculum insertion and catheter threading did sting.  I did have some cramping after too but that is to be expected.

The sperm have a tough job ahead of them with trying to get past my zona pellucida.  I know that as I age it gets thicker.  But the tech did tell me that since I had two follicles, one from each ovary this cycle I have a higher chance of fraternal twins because of my age alone.  I'll take what I get.  I'll be lucky to get one is what I figure.  Two means I can stop trying all together!

Here are the pumpkin photos.  Mine first 'cause I'm a girl and ladies should always go first!
I cut a hole in the back of my pumpkin to make the candle placement and ventilation process easier.  J should have learned from me on this one but he didn't.
My pumpkin all carved.
Mine lit up.
J carving his pumpkin at the table.  He is in ACUs because he was on call yesterday.
Virgo's are ever so precise.  He was cussing softly under his breath when it wasn't coming out the way he wanted.
J's pumpkin carved.
J's lit up.  He now realizes that he'll have to drill air holes so that his candle doesn't go out.  Could have sworn he learned that two years ago.
Yummy!  Pumpkin guts!













13 comments:

  1. Good luck with your IUI! Hope this does the trick. Happy halloween.

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    1. Thanks. Happy Halloween to you too.

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  2. I like you pumpkins :) We were going to try and carve some this year, but just didn't get around to it.

    Good luck! I hope this cycle is the one.

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    1. You still have plenty of time to carve pumpkins.

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  3. Wishing you luck that this IUI brings you a little pumpkin (or two!) :) Awesome pumpkins!

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    1. Thanks. I'm trying to stay hopeful.

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  4. Good luck! My fingers are crossed for you!

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    1. Thanks Jenny. Don't cross them too long for me you'll cramp up waiting for the announcement.

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  5. I love the pumpkins. J definitely did amazing job on his! Hope you are feeling well today :)

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    1. He doesn't think he did and no amount of my praise will make him think so. Ugh.

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  6. I love the eyes on Js! They are super sweet! I would never had thought of cutting a whole in the back! Thats such a great idea!

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