They say the moon is a symbol of fertility. And tonight, the moon is so full and so bright. While driving home I felt like I could just reach out and touch it. It’s such a beautiful site and I’m at peace staring at it. How apropos that the day of my first IUI there’s this big, beautiful moon shining for me.
Another coincidence about the moon and my IUI was that Dr. N wasn’t available to do my IUI today, so another doctor did it. And what was her name? Dr. Moon! Another positive sign for this IUI??? I’ll take any positive signs I can get!!
I was nervous all day leading up to the IUI. It was an extremely busy and stressful day at work. I couldn’t wait to get out of my meeting to head to the clinic. I was a ball of nerves in the cab ride over to the clinic, but as soon as I got there I started to feel calm. It probably helped that I was texting my friend B the whole time and she was telling me to relax and calm down so I could have a stress free uterus. Thanks B!!
After waiting for a little bit, the nurse finally took me into the room and I sat there and waited for the doctor to come in. When she came in, she introduced herself and then we reviewed the vial to make sure it was McSpermie. Once confirmed, she told me that I had an excellent sample and I couldn’t ask for better. McSpermie had given me 76 million swimmers! I couldn’t believe the number. I didn’t even realize the count could get that high. Dr. Moon started the insemination and it went pretty quickly. She did warn me that I may experience a little leakage because the volume was so high that it actually filled my uterine cavity. When she was finished I laid there for a bit to give those swimmers a chance to do their thing. McSpermie did a great job so far, now my body just needs to cooperate and do her job. My egg does not need to be a wallflower. She needs to get out on the dance floor and introduce herself to the 76 million guests that came to visit her and party!
Overall, the experience was smoother than I expected. Even though I’m really not sure what I expected. I know the nerves mainly came from not knowing what was going to happen. And now that I know what to expect, IUI #2, for that extra boost of swimmers, should be even smoother tomorrow.
For now, I’m remaining hopeful and going to think positive thoughts for the next two weeks (I already know it’s going to be a long two weeks). Right now, I’m going with the I’m pregnant until proven otherwise, or “pupo”, philosophy! And with that, I’m going to eat some coconut pineapple ice cream, while I lay in bed and relax and stare at the moon through the skylight over my bed.