What a day! It started with a 5:00 alarm blaring in our resentful ears. I rolled out of bed, showered, dressed, prayed, and left the house about 6:00 to make our hour drive to our fertility center. My hubby's sperm washing appt. was at 7:15 this morning and our IUI was scheduled for 11 am. The city that we had to go to is the same city where we both went to college so we are very familiar with the area. Needless to say, we had a lot of time to waste in between the appointments. It sure was time well wasted...
First, we decided to get a nice breakfast at IHOP. I am only mentioning this because I had the best pancakes and waitress ever. The pancakes were lemon pancakes with fruit topping and whipped cream....as Rachel Ray would say: YUMMO! :) They seriously were freaking amazing...just what I needed to get me through the morning! Our waitress, Joan, was a doll. We were definitely meant to have her on this stressful morning. I even left her a note on a napkin thanking her for her positive attitude and helping make our Sunday morning delightful.
Next, we decided to drive around and visit all of our old college hot spots. We drove by all of the places each of us used to live and some places we used to hang out with our friends. I was so excited because we drove by the apartment complex we were both living in when we met. We were neighbors in this college apartment complex...of course, I started tearing up. You could say it was love at first sight. ;) It was extremely nice to talk about memories and visit places that used to be such a big part of our lives that are still such a big part of our hearts.
The 3 hours went by pretty fast and before we knew it we had to be back at the doctor's office for the procedure. It went pretty smoothly. I should say very smoothly. The doctor made conversation with both of us the entire time which made me very comfortable. I usually get very stressed during these appointments, but with this new doctor today I was as calm as can be. Once it was over, we made the hour drive home. It was pretty quiet...I think we both just had a lot on our minds! ;)
Overall, it was a terrific day. I really am feeling this is our cycle. I think my husband is worried that I am so confident but I told him I am a big girl and if I have to fall again this time I will work my way through it. I really just feel like a lot of things are different this time. The meds, the monitoring, the doctor, the timing of the trigger and ultrasound. I definitely ovulated this morning...I was having pretty sharp, consistent pains on my right side all morning. The timing was perfect.
I just hope it is love at first sight for one sperm and one egg today. I just hope that this "feeling" I have is not just positive thinking but reality. I just hope that everyone going through infertility can have a day like I had today. My husband and I are stronger because of today, more connected, more in tune with the depths of our souls.
I guess I just hope for a miracle. And so the two week wait begins....