So, I was up at 5:20 am this morning. I was also up at 2:00 am (I fell asleep at 10, but woke up and couldn’t fall back asleep at 1). Anyway, we got to the lab, Latte hopped out of the car and dropped the sample off (all parking seems to be paid parking and I didn’t want to spend any more than needed to park in a suburb today). She worried about if they were going to actually process it while we hung out at a Caribou Coffee for maybe an hr and I took the ibuprofen as directed.
Then we went back. The lab people wanted to know if we had the thawing instructions. I grew a white hair. It turns out they had washed the sample anyway and were just scaring the crap out of us for their paperwork reasons.
The doctor who normally does insemination was out. So I ended up getting the doctor on call. She was nice. It really didn’t hurt as much as a pap smear.
I got to work a little late thanks to road construction (you all know what the two seasons in Minnesota are right?)
Then, a couple hours, I started cramping. It feels like a really bad period I can’t wait to bleed out from. I had been so happy about how fairly painless the IUI was. Now I just want to crawl in bed and sleep for the rest of the day.
I hope this works, so I don’t have to go through this again. Although the lab guy told us in the future, we can drop the sperm off any time between 6 and 2 pm M-F as an alternative to getting there at 6 am the day of the IUI. That will be most useful knowledge for the next cycle. It wouldn’t have been that bad for Latte if it weren’t so gosh darn early.
Any advice on how to deal with the cramps? Are they a bad sign? Is my body allergic to sperm or something?