It’s on. Again.

28 Aug

With my own struggles to procreate, and how elusive it seems to be for quite a few people, I’ve sometimes wondered how on earth it is that the population continues to explode at such alarming rates. Well not any more apparently. Unfortunately I can’t blame the recession for the low birth rate in my household.

In just a few minutes I’m off for part one of IUI part deux. Hubs is already at the clinic providing his sample. Luckily we live close enough for him to go, come home and then we go back together. He could probably deliver the goods at home, but my clinic encourages you to do it on site for an immediate post-production hand-off. And given my neuroses about all the things that could go wrong in transit, I’m just fine with this plan.

I’m going to take a moment to acknowledge how difficult this is for Mr. Floss. I mean if our IUIs depended on me having to provide good eggs after masturbating in a masturbation room, I’d be a basket case. While I know this isn’t easy for him, he has taken it all in stride. And we have had many a chuckle about the clinic’s porn collection, which it seems has not been updated since 1982.

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4 Responses to “It’s on. Again.”

  1. The Infertility Doula August 28, 2010 at 10:23 am #

    Good luck with the double IUI. And yes, this is always tough on our partners. Did he mention to you he’s not allowed to use any lubricant? Not fun apparently. On our last cycle, DH almost couldn’t provide the goods b/c the nurse who walked him to the room was an old old lady and wished him good luck. Then the DVD played wasn’t working. Awesome. Thankfully he has a good imagination 😉

  2. BabyMakingDiary August 28, 2010 at 10:46 am #

    Not a huge amount of dignity in this process for either side…fingers crossed it will all be worth it in the end. Good luck with this cycle.

  3. lady pumpkin August 28, 2010 at 1:16 pm #

    No lube? Are you kidding me?? I mean, I get it; I know most lubes aren’t sperm-friendly, but sheesh…I think that might be a game-changer for N. And yeah, so glad it’s the boys who have to productively masturbate and not, say, me. That would be a major fail. I’m glad you’re getting this off the ground!

  4. Secret Sloper August 28, 2010 at 1:46 pm #

    The birthrate thing is killing me for some reason. I feel like shouting IT’S NOT MY FAULT! I’M FREAKING TRYING TO HAVE A BABY HERE, OKAY???!

    I know Lawyer Guy will not be psyched about the masturbation chamber, when that day finally arrives. Hope you guys have a successful day today!

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