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!