Alrighty, so here is the plan for the rest of this first cycle on Clomid…I had an ultrasound yesterday and it looks like I have 2 good follicles there almost ready to go. They are having me do the trigger shot (Ovidrel which NO PHARMACY keeps in stock apparently) tonight between 10pm and midnight. Then we will have our first (and hopefully last) IUI scheduled for Thursday morning. Next week I will go in for a Progesterone check and then the following week for a Pregnancy test.
We got Barry’s semen analysis results back and the motility is kind of low…much lower than his last semen analysis. The initial test back in the day showed I think a 13% motility, after the varicocelectomy it jumped up to 58% and this last test it is down to 39%. So I am not quite sure what is going on there (nurse said it could be medication, cold weather, sickness, etc.), but because of those results the RE recommended we go ahead and do the IUI instead of timed intercourse. The only hesitation is that normally on Clomid they do a Progesterone check a week after taking it and since we didn’t know for sure we would be doing the IUI they didn’t have me do that. So there is no way to know if the Clomid worked…but either way I have 2 mature follicles, so hopefully we’ll be good!
We will be giving the “specimen” at the Urologist office, waiting around while they wash it, carrying the “specimen” (hopefully our future children….well half of them, it does take 2 parts…) to the OBGYN and having the IUI there. It makes me a little nervous doing it there and not at the RE because the OBGYN’s office doesn’t do it all the time…but driving another 7 hours after we just did that last week doesn’t seem like a good option…. so we thought we’d give the urologist/OBGYN a try. I think it’s funny that to transport the “specimen” from the urologist to the OBGYN’s office we have to keep it warm. She recommended keeping it in our arm pit or in my bra. I can just see us sitting in the waiting room with my husbands sperm nestled in my bra. It makes me laugh just thinking about it for some reason. I will be taking good care of those little spermies!!
So a question to everyone who have done these IUI’s before…do you tell people before you have them? I mean not on the blogosphere? Because I don’t want it to be common knowledge when we get pregnant that we are pregnant until I am many weeks along…but if you tell people that you are having the IUI they pretty much know about when you should know if you are pregnant. And if they ask about it and you are pregnant do you lie? The Bible says not to lie…but if we don’t want people knowing…and I am not talking about letting the whole world know but friends, family, people at church that know about our infertility…how do you handle that? I REALLY don’t want to have to tell people “Nope, not pregnant, the IUI didn’t work.” It’s hard enough hearing the information yourself…which I also don’t like. (I would rather just find out I am not pregnant when my period starts. I don’t at all want to go get blood work and have the nurse call me to tell me I am not pregnant. Hopefully that won’t have to happen…) But really, hopefully people are smart enough not to ask “Did it work?” “Are you pregnant?” but they might…and then what do we do? I also don’t want to keep in private that we are doing the IUI because I want my prayer warriors praying for it!! Help?!…