This morning I had another ultrasound to check on my follicles. The two on the right are now 23’s, and just like he suspected none on the left are big enough….but he said I should be very happy with the 2 on my right. They’re a perfect size, perfectly round, and my uterine lining looks perfect. So we’re all set to go for IUI #4 on Sunday at noon…..which means I’ll do my trigger shot tonight at midnight…..no more hMG injections. We’re going out with some friends tonight, and I’ll likely have my girlfriend just give it to me in the bathroom. I hope wherever we go there is a private bathroom….or maybe I’ll just have R stand outside and “guard the door” until we’re done….lol, the things we have to go through to make a baby.
One thing I thought was pretty weird is that my RE gave me a vial of “sperm washing medium”, and gave me instructions of how to start the sperm washing at home on Sunday. R is supposed to give me his sample by 9:30 am, then we let it sit at room temperature for 30 minutes. At 10:00 am I’ll mix the sample with the vial of sperm washing medium and “swoosh” it around….then keep the sample at room temperature until I go in for my IUI…I need to arrive by 11:30. Has anyone else had to start the washing process on their own at home?
My RE’s office is a “teaching office”, so they always have lots of doctors in training….and they always ask if I mind if they sit in on our visits. Of course I don’t mind at all, so I always say yes. Well today, I had a younger female doctor that sat in with us. She did my ultrasound, then sat in on the meeting too. She was so sweet, had the best bedside manner….and was just so genuinely excited for me. I think she may have been more excited than I was! Hoping & praying that this is the one for us!