Monday, April 30, 2007

TODAY'S THE DAY

I know I'm not the first one of us to have an IUI, but this is a first for me. So I'm a bit nervous. And also terribly excited.

I mean: what if this is IT? WHAT IF.

I can hear you all now. "Oh, that Ms. C! She's so naive!" But, really, I can't help but wonder. And of course I think of the bloggers who I read who actually did conceive with their first IUI. (Thanks for the hope, gals!) So for today I shall be innocent. (Get back to me in two weeks!)

The C should be home any moment to pick me up so that we can go to do "his thing". Then we wait an hour, and it's my turn. I should be home by 10.30. (It's interesting- from most of my reading it seems that the men go and give their sample alone. The C always wants me to be with him. I don't mind, I actually think it's pretty amusing.)

Of course after all my worrying about my father, The C asking for the time was really no big deal. We had already told my parents about our IF (prior to The C needing to take time for our first round of doctors appointments), and it seemed that they understood somewhat wheat was going on, and what could transpire in the future. I even sent them link on the internet to read up on IF and procedures. I guess much didn't sink in, for when The C said, "We are going to the doctor for insemination on Monday, I will need a few hours off in the morning," my father's response was, "why can't you just do it at night at home?" (He thankfully omitted the end of the phrase "like everyone else does".) The C started to explain how we needed the embyologist (at my clinic it is the embryologist who does all the sperm-work), as well as the doctor and the nurse, and that of course, we have to work around their schedule, and not vice versa. I think it was at the word "embryologist" that my father sorta waved his hand and said, "take the time you need, if thats what needs to be done."

It's like they want to know and they don't want to know at the same time. Like they get it, but also they don't get it. I'm probably not alone in having parents who react like this. But it's hard to really garner support when this is what we are dealing with.

Alright! Here is The C hanging over my shoulder. I'm off. Perhaps I will update later, but I won't be telling you anything that the vast majority of you don't already know.

20 comments:

sharah said...

Good luck, good luck, good luck!

Dianne/Flutter said...

Good luck! Saying a prayer!

Mary Ellen and Steve said...

Good luck!! I will be checking back for updates!

Samantha said...

Good luck too! Hopefully by now you are all done!

Ann said...

Yes, many bloggers have gone through IUI before, but that doesn't mean it's not a unique experience for everyone who goes through it. And that doesn't make it any less probable to produce a child. Sending good thoughts your way!

mandolyn said...

Adding more good luck wishes!

Karen said...

I hope it went well! And yes, you're not the first to have an IUI, but it IS monumental that it's a first for YOU. And there is NO reason to not sit there thinking this could be it! You know what? It really could be it!

Somewhat Ordinary said...

Oh, I hope it went well and that this will be it for you!!

Heather said...

I'm thinking about you. Hope it went/goes well!

Natalie said...

Good luck!!! My first IUI was so exciting. :D

My Reality said...

Wishing you lots of luck. This really could be it. I sure hope so!

The Town Criers said...

Good luck!!! I hope it was easy and you get a BFP in two weeks.

Amy said...

Best of luck to you :)

Krista said...

Good luck, I sincerly hope you become one of thos bloggers you are garnering hope from!

Carrie said...

I think parents find it hard too. To see you suffer and not be able to help?
Hope it all went swimmingly!

hopeful to hateful in 28 days said...

I hope it went well! I just had an IUI yesterday. We'll be doing the 2ww together :) (maybe its more fun to twiddle your thumbs with company?)

Watson said...

GOOD, good, good luck and a speedy 2ww for you!!

:-)

Von said...

Crossing everything for you. Good Luck.

Ellen K. said...

Good luck! I was really excited about my first IUI. It was great to move on to a new step.

TeamWinks said...

Patiently waiting for an update over here! :-)