So it’s done! IUI day is finally here. We went in for our IUI at 1pm this afternoon. We are officially in the two week wait…really hoping it flies by and I don’t drive myself crazy during the wait haha. I can take a home pregnancy test on July 5th.
So I spent the morning distracting myself by sweeping and mopping the floors, cleaning the bathroom, washing our bed sheets and putting on some new ones, dusting etc. The morning flew by and before I knew it Jason was home from work at lunchtime to pick me up. We got our stuff ready and off we went.
I had a stomach full of butterflies when we pulled up into the clinics parking lot. So nervous, so excited and so full of hope. We waited to be called into our room and read over the final paperwork and checked our donor sperm ID number to make sure there were no stuff ups. It was all good to go and I signed on the dotted line. I laid down on the bed, legs on the stirrups, ready to go…The produce only takes a few minutes, the IUI is performed by threading a very thin flexible catheter through the cervix and injecting washed sperm directly into the uterus. It was over before I knew it. The doctor wished us luck and told us to give him a call if I get my period or a positive pregnancy test. I thanked him so much and he was gone (off to help deliver a baby – the life of a busy gynaecologist) the nurses were lovely and they left us alone to lay down for about 15mins after the IUI. Feeling a little crampy at the moment but other than that everything is feeling great.
Before the IUI I had to pick up some pineapple – apparently if you eat pineapple (mainly the core of the pineapple) it helps with implantation of the egg…so I’m all for helping nature along. We drove straight home and I’ve been laying down in bed, eating pineapple and reading for the past 2 and a half hours…relaxing before Zach is home from his day at Kindy. The two week wait is finally here, now all we can do is hope and pray that we are cooking up a baby…