Thursday, August 30, 2007

My future child could be frozen right now.

I dropped off Tom's sample this morning at the RE's office. As I pull the little baggy containing the cup out from under my sweatshirt (they say to keep it warm and this aspect messes with me. How warm? Do I need to put a little cup sweater on it? Or do I actually have to keep it body temp by keeping it tucked inside my own clothes? Which weirds me out even more, that I'm keeping a cup of sperm tucked inside the top of my jeans.) I think to myself, how weird that I'm delivering what I hope to be 1/2 of my future child in a cup.

Then I think how weird it is that the possible 1/2 of my future child is about to be frozen.

Then I think how weird it is that IF I end up getting the coveted BFP this cycle, how I'll get pregnant while my husband is out of town.

Science. Gotta love it.

Little update on my cycle. Today is cd12 and my monitor still showed "high" but not peak. Which is good, cause I didn't want to suddenly ovulate before I had my appointment. Having 2 follies at 18mm scared me. I'm still having quite a bit of tenderness though, so I know they are still in there growing. Tomorrow morning is my appointment and we'll see what the outcome will be. Will I need frozen spermscicles to be thawed out to try to do the job? Or will I need Tom to rush home from his trip in order to deliver a sample for a Sunday insemination? Or will we have a labor day insemination. Or even later? Who knows at this point. But I gotta tell you, I ~love~ monitored cycles. Some don't, but it makes me feel like I'm in control.

4 comments:

jennifercarol said...

Science is great, but it is weird. I've started thinking of IUI...and IVF for that matter...as basically the equivelant of the immaculate conception. No sex and getting KU'd? It pretty much sounds like the virgin Mary to me. Perhaps there is something that Mary and her RE forgot to mention to us.

nancy said...

"Perhaps there is something that Mary and her RE forgot to mention to us."


OMG. That was the funniest thing I've ever read.

jk215 said...

good luck, good luck, good luck!!!

I will be anxiously waiting to see you get to the true 2ww!!!

Jewels said...

Ok, so I know I'm a bit strange, but there is something so heart warming about your IUI story and so intimate about how its all done, Keeping his boys "so to speak" close to you while you take it to be properly taken care of, to know your baby could be made out of the love and care you have for these careful little moments. I thought IUI would be so impersonal, and maybe it would, but your story gives me new eyes to the whole idea of it, how you and your husband must feel so close to each other, even with him out of town, this child you make will be made out of the most amazing love. Thank you so much for sharing your story. I truly admire you Nancy.