Writing this post from the other side. Another IUI on the books. Outcome yet unknown.
Everything went as well as it could have, I would say. I went for the ultrasound Monday, still not having seen my LH surge. The doctor saw two dominant follicles, one on the right and one on the left, and one smaller. Measurements were 23 and 26mm, definitely triggerable size. There is a chance that the one on the left was the cyst, which had grown some. The doc thought it was likely new, though. I gave myself the trigger shot that night at 11pm, having still not seen a surge. IUI scheduled for Wednesday morning.
It was going to be at 11am, but I had a lunch meeting scheduled with a group of my birth mom's high school girlfriends, which was important to me and I wanted to try and make if I could (I will share about that visit in another post). The fertility center was kind enough to move my appointment up to 10am and S was kind enough to get into the office to make his deposit an hour earlier, at 8am. Thanks, baby! He was so nervous about the whole thing, it was endearing. Maybe I'm jaded after have done several of these.
I did get a little nervous the morning of the IUI... part of the reason is the importance of timing in a natural cycle. S had to be on time, or else my procedure could be delayed. I had to be on time or it might be detrimental to the sample. We never saw each other, but our actions were very coordinated and interdependent! We texted back and forth the whole morning.
The IUI went like clockwork. I was told the doc I had trained most of the ObGyns in the East Bay. I wouldn't be surprised because it was the quickest, most efficient IUI I've ever received. Before the procedure, they made me look at the vial three times. For some reason, I didn't want to see it! I kept thinking, "Just get it inside of me!" lol It was such a small amount, too, I was surprised. I guess they separate out the swimmers from the fluid, so it reduces down a lot. They told me that the numbers were great (120 million, and they want a minimum of 20 million) and that S gets an "A." I told him, and he obviously felt good about it. :-)
I have a question for those of you who have had IUIs: Did they encourage you to lie down for a while afterwards? I did with all my other IUIs, but at this place, they didn't seem to give much value to this practice at all. He was like, "You can stay for a few minutes if you want, but if you have somewhere to be..." I didn't actually end up staying too long but it was at least five or 10 minutes.
As I'm writing this, I just remembered I have to take my first progesterone pill tonight. I'm not looking forward to the side effects, but I know mine has been low so I'm happy to have the help. Here's hoping!