Thursday, July 24, 2008

13 Million!


That was our washed sperm count today! We are very pleased because the most we ever had before for an IUI was 7 million. It seems that treating Michael's varicocele has nearly doubled his post-wash sperm count. We still don't know how many tomorrow's frozen sample will yield, but we are hopeful that it will be close to today's count. Today's ultrasound revealed that the 30mm follicle had released its egg on the left side, but the 28mm follicle is still in the right ovary. The doctor thinks it will ovulate today. I'm hoping both eggs will be fertilized and we'll be pregnant with twins. A girl can dream, can't she?

So, today I will take it real easy, and tomorrow I will return for the second IUI. I am going to miss having Michael there with me tomorrow. I like holding his hand during the IUI. He's good at comforting me when I feel uncomfortable. I'll just have to tough it out on my own tomorrow. The nurse said most women don't have their partners there with them during their IUIs, so I guess I'm blessed that Michael is usually available to go with me.

Come on little swimmers!!!

10 comments:

Anne Marie said...

Fingers crossed!

Michelle said...

People don't usually have their partners there during an IUI? Really? I made Joe come to every single appointment. Maybe I'm just needy :) Man, I'm saying some huge prayers for you guys today(and tomorrow). Everything sounds good! And twins? Eeeeeeee!!!!! How awesome would that be? Good luck!

Kathy and Joel said...

I have a goofy little grin on my face!! This is amazing news, Joannah! Congrats to you and Michael on this development.
I have such a good feeling for you!!

Kayce said...

I'm jumping up and down right now and my son thinks I've lost my mind! YEAH!!! I'm keeping everything crossed!

OziMum said...

SURELY out of 13 million, there is at least one perfect swimmer?!! When you think about the miracle of conception... it truly is a miracle!

D said...

Swim, boys! Swim!

Burrow in, boys!

Do your thing!

Kristin said...

13 million seems like pretty good odds considering you need only 1 to be the hero... so HOORAY!!!!

Paula said...

This is SO exciting. I pray that it will work this time. TWINS would be great, well the first 3 months aside, but after that it would be great !!

Alyson & Ford said...

13 Million and to think...it only takes 1 :)
Prayers!!!
peace
fm

Shannon said...

Offering prayers and a far off but friendly hand to hold!