Monday, 25 May 2009

Eeny, meeny, miny moe

That's just how these few days have gone, pure chance and guesswork.

In this morning's game of reproductive cluedo, the culprit once again was humourless Janneke in the big brother room, with the withered face and the dildo-cam.

They really need a curtain in there. Seriously.

We'd met a few times before, so there was no small talk to make while ET was doing her graceful semi-naked hop dance. Clothes neatly arranged in a heap on the floor, she climbed up into the stirrups.

For the fourth time in a week.

Janneke guided her probe towards ground zero, and even from my vantage point I could tell that we had a big 'un. 18mm plus, sitting cosily alongside another of 15mm plus.

Stop me if you've heard this one before, but again we had two, where there had been three.

Off she went to the other side. Exactly how she knew where to look when it's supposedly in the wrong place is beyond me, but find it she did. Where there was one 14mm follicle last Friday, sat a shrunken old mass. Barely 10mm and out of the game.

Janneke, perhaps feeling she needed to compete with the tabloid headlines of 'your-ovary-is-in-the-wrong-place' nurse, declared that she thinks we have been seeing a few cysts left over from the over stimulated cycle.

Regardless, we are left with two follicles of good size and growing on one side. Bingo.

That's half the battle. The decision rested on the results of the bloods taken, which have since all come back good.

We go ahead with the insemination tomorrow, without the need for the trigger shot.

After all the hiccups of the last week, I'll believe this is actually going to happen when I see it.

Which will most probably be through white knuckled fingers.

Now all I have to do is figure out how to tell my customer I'm going to the hospital once again, for the fifth time in 8 days.

I'm sure they already think I'm dying.

As I present a sweaty pot filled with the juice of self-abuse to Janneke & Co tomorrow morning, I'll probably wish I was.




55 comments:

naughty said...

Positive news! I wish you all the best tomorrow, you and ET. I have everything crossed for you both xx

Making Babies said...

Whooooooo - Hooooo. I'm so excited for you guys!! I can't believe it's actually happening and tomorrow!! YAY.. Awesome... Good luck! :)

Edith said...

hehehe
I wish I could see you, when you hop around the hospital with your little pot!

I'm so excited for you guys!

Feebee said...

That's great news at last. Very best of luck!

But why no trigger? Are they certain ET is going to ovulate tomorrow? Are they going to scan her first to make sure?

Tara R. said...

Good luck to ET and you. I'll keep happy thoughts for a successful day.

Putz said...

so this is probably it

RRP said...

Hooray!

And, why no trigger shot?

battynurse said...

Good luck. Everything is crossed for you both!

Lorna said...

I love your endings.

Brill news, congrats and everything is crossed for you guys. Am really feeling for ET - good luck!!

Xbox4NappyRash said...

@naughty - Thanks!

@Making Babies - Yep, quite fast in the end.

@Edith - I'm a pro at that now!

@Feebee - No trigger needed because of the LH level, every scan we've had theyve taken bloods, and it's those hormone levels they use to see how close or far off ovulation is.
Todays LH was on the rise so she has started already herself.

@Tara R. - Thanks.

@Putz - It's a chance Putz, no more.

@RRP - Mentioned above, LH level was already on the rise in todays test, so she has already started.

@Battynurse - Thanks!

@Lorna - I do have fine endings ;-)
Thanks.

womb for improvement said...

No counting of eggs before they are hatched, but tomorrow!!!

Have you thought about wearing a big sombrero to your next client meeting. And maybe sneezing a few times. Just so they think you are taking them down with you?

Jane G said...

That's brilliant news! It would be mad if we hit target within days of each other.

nh said...

That's really good news. I've got my fingers crossed that this is the start of something fantastic.

Mr Lady said...

This had better work. Because i'm starting to enjoy your wanking-it metaphors too much.

jothemama said...

Great news! Maybe you should present your clients with a pot too, just to convince them...

M+B said...

Oooohhhh! How exciting :)

Wishing you both lots of luck tomorrow... and of course sending lots of pregnancy vibes your way :)

meabh said...

Phew, so far so good.Best of luck tomorrow. I didnt know they did IUI without trigger, I've always had trigger but then I only had the follicle tracking scans,not the bloods.
But they do put the swimmers in a solution that keeps them alive for a few days so they should all be sitting there waiting for the eggies to hatch!
Its so cool seeing the little vial with your finest in it. The solution is pink, but it doesnt mean it will be a girl!

Sniffle said...

Fasten your seatbelt sign switched on Xbox. Turbulence up ahead. Enjoy the ride. Best if luck.

prayingtodarwin said...

Make a god damned baby, already!

Whoops, was that my outside voice? I mean, good luck!

Elaine at Matters of the Heart) said...

So happy for you guys. Wow, wishing you the best tomorrow...

B said...

Good, best of luck!

I cannot decide whether "Juice of Self Abuse" is sorta street sounding, or something from a Spike Milligan poem.

Foster Mama said...

Whoo hoo!!!! Thats awesome!!!! Best of luck with the IUI tomorrow!!!

Xbox4NappyRash said...

@womb for improvement - Have I? no...

@Jane G - Different targets, I think we should clarify ;-)

@nh - god yes. Thanks.

@Mr Lady - I'm quite proud of that one actually.

@jothemama - I think I won't, just for now....

@M+B - Cheers!

@meabh - I have NO IDEA! isn't it always pink?

@Sniffle - 'Enjoy the ride' - oh the irony...

@prayingtodarwin - A god damned one? or just a politely atheist one?

@Elaine at Matters of the Heart) - Thank you!

@B - It's an album title for sure isn't it?

@Foster Mama - Cheers, thanks.

AnnB said...

Wishing you all the very very best for tomorrow.

mammydiaries said...

Okay! Cue hormonal crying. All the best to you and ET tomorrow, you'll be in my thoughts:)

Tismee2 said...

I'd really like to send some positive vibes but at this moment in time they seem to be absent - at least they were yesterday, and look what happened there!

So with the thought of a sweaty pot in a sticky hand I will send you kindly thoughts instead.

WhatAboutNovember said...

This was one of the best posts ever. :)

sharrowing said...

Great news. Each trip to the hospital is a moment in time when things seem to stand on a knife-edge of going wonderfully right or horribly wrong.

I don't envy you, but then I've got my own (and hopefully last) trip to the hospital coming up very soon!

Russ said...

Rub away my good man, rub away!

frogpondsrock said...

SQUEEEEEEEE Oh XB, This is the best news. (((hugs))) to you both :)

Ms. Moon said...

Juice of self-abuse? Priceless. Just tell your customer the truth and please, use that exact phrase.
Best of luck and you know that.

Xbox4NappyRash said...

@AnnB - Thank you.

@mammydiaries - Take it easy you!

@Tismee2 - In your time of mourning that's very gracious...
Who's yer next messiah?

;-)

@WhatAboutNovember - Finally eh?

@sharrowing - Exactly, a fine line between coming out happy or distressed.
Thank you, and welcome!

@Russ - And may I burn in hell for it!

@frogpondsrock - it ain't bad, that's for sure!

@Mrs Moon - I AM proud of that one... ;-)

Reg said...

Oh My Damn!!! It's about time! Can't wait to hear about what happens next! Congrats!!!!

Amber said...

Excellent news! Good luck;)

Shanny said...

Good luck =)

Sniffled said...

You're the very last of the quality dailys.

Things may be coming to a head.

Good luck kid......

Mistress B said...

crossing all my fingers and toes for you

Veronica said...

YES!

Finally.

Ed said...

That's a pretty good way to close out a pretty decent weekend. Good Luck.

jodieodie said...

oooooh.
We'll keep something crossed for you.

Sadia said...

I'm rooting for you here in Texas.

(No, I'm not Texan. Not even American. Whatever. Rooting for you anyhow.)

Hilary (Maya Papaya) said...

Sending your way all the good luck vibes Canada has to offer and then some. You have no idea how much I think about you and ET and I'm hoping (so hard) that this is the one.

Bates breath here!!

Hilary (Maya Papaya) said...

er bated not bates. Sorry typo.

River said...

Oh, this is great news!
Good Luck, Good Luck, Good Luck,goodluckgoodluckgoodluckgoodluckgoodluck, gosh it's hard to type with crossed fingers.

Xbox4NappyRash said...

@Reg - You know where to find me!

@Amber - It is, thanks!

@Shanny - Cheers, Thanks

@Sniffled - Come off it, do you not read the daily sport?
Thank you sir.

@Mistress B - thank you

@Veronica - Yep Yep!

@Ed - *cough* not a long weekend here **

@jodieodie - Thanks ;-)

@Sadia - On holiday?

@Hilary (Maya Papaya) - 'bates'... Master? very Freudian Hilary.

@River - thanks!

Ali said...

Woohoo! So pleased for you both. I have everything crossed.

Tanya said...

:-D

Here it goes, here it goes, here it goes!!!

Good Luck, Good Luck, Good Luck!

Chhandita said...

Happpyyyyy days!!!! am so excited....Am chanting all the good reproductive mantras I know...

AnnD said...

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!

I'm so excited for you both! I'll be prayin!

WiseGuy said...

Hope - Despair, Hope - Despair...thankfully they are hung on Hope again...

All the very best...you provider of juice!

Jenni said...

come on, baby!

let them think you're dying. maybe they'll cut you some slack ;)

hotmamamia said...

this is it...master blaster, and good luck...I would say break a leg, and I think I will...third leg, if you will!

Xbox4NappyRash said...

@Ali - Thanks!

@Tanya - Yep!

@Chhandita - you'll get funny looks in the supermarket you know...

@AnnD - Thanks!

@WiseGuy - An absolute roulette at times.

@Jenni - they'd cut my throat first.

@hotmamamia - er, Ouch!

bsouth said...

Bloody nora, you aren't half stringing this one out! GOOD LUCK (maybe shouting will help?).

Xbox4NappyRash said...

@bsouth - yes, I do like to string these things along for fun...