dosmamas

two uteri, two mamas pregnant, AGAIN, with baby number two

It’s a Done Deed August 5, 2006

Filed under: Uncategorized — charlotte @ 4:26 pm

Last night our doctor called at 6pm, and we rushed out of the house, heaved the giant shipping container into the car, and said a welcome prayer/blessing/whatever in the driveway on our way to the clinic.

We waited at her (her meaning our OBGYN now known as her Dr. Geeky) office for 10 mins while she prepared to do an ultrasound on another chick. This was after hours so us and this other family are the only ones there.

We had never met Dr. Geeky before, just her midwife. She was super nice, almost a lezzie, you know the type…no makeup or hairstyle, socks on under her Teva sandals.

She led us to an room, had S disrobe and grabbed a fabric drape (white with blue flower) out of a drawer and exclaimed “I just finished sewing this one last week!” It looked like a sheet print from the seventies, all neatly sewn into a rectangle. You know, it was really nice not to have S under a crinkly piece of paper fabric. Homey.

Then she had us help her warm the sperm in a 97 degree water bath. I tried to get the junk out of the nitro tank (because I am trying to take “ownership” of the sperm), but I kept ripping through the gloves as I attempted to squeeze my giant Amazon hands into Dr. Geeky’s size small latex gloves.

Eventually she just took charge and opened the tank, popped out the vial and put it in the bath. I swear to you it would have taken S and I 20 minutes of bumbling and directions reading to do this same simple task.

Then she left us alone to thaw the vial, as she attended to ultrasound chick in the next office. I put the tiny (REALLY TINY) vial in my sweaty hand and we waited. We waited for 10 minutes while she finished up with the other chick.

Um, 10 minutes people.

I started to convince myself that the sperm were dying so I opened and shut our door loudly. Within a few minutes, Dr. Geeky came in and put them into the catheter and shook the last drop onto a slide.

I asked her if I could see, and she said of course and that S could see too, so S wrapped the freshly sewn blue floral drape around her like a beach sarong and we trapsed into the hallway where the microscope was. She looked at the slide and said “Oh, that is one of the best samples I have ever seen.”

We beamed.

I looked first and there were just millions of them. I oohed for a second before S hit me, indicating I must shove over so she could look. Amazing.

Satisfied that these were super great Tall Guy swimmers, we returned to the stirrup table.

S’s cervix looked mighty fertile if I do say so myself. Totally open with a HUGE spooge of clear eggwhite leaking out.

Ladies, I know you can share my excitement here. The joy of a copious amount of EWCM! Trista, thank you for the reminder about relying on other fertility signs (besides OPKs). Informed Chick at the Sperm Bank also told me to check S’s aerobic bc some women don’t get nice eggwhite at the opening of the vajayjay. Sure enough, S was looking positively oozy downtown.

Dr. Geeky showed me how to do the IUI and at my request, gave me a catheter so we could try at home the next day.

We did a vaginal insem today, but that was less fun and I” save it for another post lest I bore you to tears with all this vagina talk.

Anyway, after the deed was done we had sushi, by ourselves, at night. My mom put LM to bed. Happy anniversary to us.

Really though, in classic “us” style, S had to leave dinner right after we got our food because she felt so bloaty and crampy. SO I finished dinner alone. We got home and watched a movie in bed, on our new flat screen computer monitor.

And I kissed her tummy, and made her tea, and we felt some hope…in spite of possible wrong timing, in spite of low chances even if it was timed perfectly, in spite of it all. Hope.

Thank you all for your advice and support through this, I truly don’t know what I would have done without it.

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11 Responses to “It’s a Done Deed”

  1. Sacha Says:

    Crossing fingers and toes. Welcome to your first TWW. You have many sisters out there going through it too.

  2. tonya cinnamonhttp://www.ramblinggirl.tonyacinnamon.com Says:

    crossing all fingers and toes and wishing lot of postive vibes+++++++++++++++ to you all!!!!!
    hugs tonya

  3. vee Says:

    Speeding those swimmers along with long distance baby vibes.
    Good luck with the waiting.

  4. Sara Says:

    All of my appendages are crossed for you. I hope the tww goes by quickly!!

  5. Calliope Says:

    I have high hopes for The Greek!
    His people created the olympics- so he has to have some great swimmers.

    & Happy Belated Anniversary!!
    xoxo

  6. Gretch Says:

    Congrats on entering the TWW – fingers crossed for you both!

  7. Brooke Says:

    Hooray!! I’ve been thinking of you guys too! And the bloated & crampy feeling – oh yeah, baby. I will update my blog as requested (though we totally didn’t have the Earth Mama experience that you guys did 🙂 Crinkly paper for this chicky!). Fingers crossed!

  8. Sarah and BB Says:

    COOL!!

    Sending you lots of baby vibes too!!

  9. J Says:

    Good luck! We had a crazy lead up to my insem, trouble reading the OPKs and everything. But, sometimes frozen sperm does work on the first try – it did for us! I hope it does for you too.

  10. Anonymous Says:

    Hot yay! Good for you! Now you get a different problem, the tww that seems like a ylw (yearlong wait). Sounds like you’re already familiar with it from before, though. Enjoy, and enjoy yourselves! Congrats. Franny
    http://franny.typepad.com/all_this_and_more/

  11. Co Says:

    Yay for you two! Fingers crossed that first time’s the charm.


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