The Drop

by Jen on June 6, 2012

I received a text from my George at 8:32 a.m. yesterday morning.

“I made the drop.”

‘Twas done.  His sperm sample had been delivered to the RE with precision.

Way to wham bam ‘er, buddy.

My husband ain’t got no time for fiddle dickin’.

He’d left his sample to the professionals to examine, wash, and prepare for my Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) later that afternoon.

We arrived back at the RE’s office at 12:30 prepared for impregnation.  The nurse reviewed their triple-check chain of command procedure to provide assurances that I was, in fact, being inseminated with my husband’s seed.  We’ve all heard about those types of “mistakes” on investigative news programs, but honestly, it hadn’t occurred to me to consider the possibility of it happening to us.  I mentally rewound to the waiting room to conjure images of my potential “mistake” baby daddy’s.  A Hasidic Jew, a Pakistani, and a white guy.  (Doesn’t that sound like I should follow it up with, “walk into a bar”???)  While all were perfectly handsome fellas, I’m hoping they maintained their organization in the lab and George’s sperm vial found it’s way to my exam room.

After a brief explanation, I relaxed into the stirrups, and George reached for my hand.  The doctor threaded a catheter into my uterus, injected the sample, and wished me the very best of luck.  It was quick and painless.  She instructed me to remain horizontal for about fifteen minutes afterwards and then gave us permission to dress and leave.  I’m not sure why I expected there to be more to it, but it was quicker and less uncomfortable than a standard PAP test.

Because I had an hCG injection to stimulate ovulation, I was given strict instructions to wait a FULL two weeks before testing.  (As you may know, I have a tendency to be a little impatient about these things.)  The hCG injection will cause me to get a false positive pregnancy test if I don’t wait the entire time, and I don’t want to sign up for that mind game.

So now?  We wait.

I think I feel optimistic.  I don’t feel negative, so that’s got to be a good sign?  To boot, we received this week’s New York magazine in the mail yesterday and our RE was featured as one of NYC’s best doctors of 2012!  Cheers to that!

As always, I feel inspired by our loud and proud cheering squad.  You guys, along with the slobber of my devoted wiener dogs (and George) and “Fix You” by Coldplay repeating on my iPod for three weeks straight, are responsible for saving me.  I felt buried beneath the rubble of my miscarriage and you loaned shovels when I needed them most.  I can’t thank you enough.  But still, thank you.

One day, we WILL have a baby, and we’ll probably name him/her after you.  All of you.  Hehehe.

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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

1 librajenn June 6, 2012 at 5:26 pm

WOOHOO. Everything crossed for you both. Lots of love!!


2 XLMIC June 6, 2012 at 5:40 pm

Fingers crossed!!!!


3 Rusti June 6, 2012 at 6:35 pm

fingers crossed, prayers & good thoughts heading your way! xoxo

ps – "rusti/y" works great for either gender 😉


4 Jessica June 6, 2012 at 8:58 pm

Oh I hope I helped to dig you out of your grief in some tiny way. My children were all born after years of infertility. I hope that lifts you up in hope. Sending you a million good wishes.


5 dweej {HouseUnseen} June 6, 2012 at 11:19 pm

Don't you DARE name that baby after me. Oh my gosh…wouldn't wish that horror on anyone. 😉

Keeping it all crossed for you!


6 Amanda June 7, 2012 at 9:17 am

Soo exciting! I can't believe the timing of that New York magazine!!!!!!


7 alison June 7, 2012 at 11:39 am

Wheee! Come on swimmers, find a nice egg to rendezvous with!


8 christina June 7, 2012 at 11:54 am

sending lots of positive vibes your way.


9 Beth Williams June 7, 2012 at 3:32 pm

Fingers AND toes crossed. Please, please, please find your way little guys! – Beth


10 runnermom-jen June 7, 2012 at 10:13 pm

That magazine is a SIGN!! I can feel it!
Glad it didn't hurt.
George's text was funny 😉


11 mamamash June 9, 2012 at 1:49 pm

Oh, the fresh hell of a TWW. 🙂 Just stay busy, girl.


12 Kimberly June 10, 2012 at 9:42 pm

Babe, I've got a shit ton of shovels at your disposal. Always.
Yay for implantation.
And vaginas who cooperate.
And men who…ummm…well…you know


13 Kimberly June 11, 2012 at 1:10 am

Oh, that magazine is a sign! Fingers crossed for you!!


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