Sunday, April 3, 2011

Adventures in Insemination

Well, IUI #4 is done. This is the final IUI before moving onto IVF. In honor of this monumental occasion, I thought I would share a little bit about insemination adventures.

Tim always comes with me for the insemination and after they put the sperm in, I'm supposed to lay still for 5-15 minutes (depending on the doctor, they all tell me something different). We decided after the 1st one that we needed some 'mood music' to a. help pass the time and b. encourage the little swimmers. Here is a list of the songs that have been played on the insemination station:

  • "Derezzed" from Tron Legacy

  • "Danger Zone" from Top Gun

  • "Just Haven't Met You Yet" by Michael Buble

  • "If I Didn't Have You" by Randy Travis (our song)

  • "Heart of Life" by John Mayer

  • "Don't Stop Believing" by Journey

  • "The Picard Song" by I don't know---it's some goofy song on youtube

I wonder if you could guess which songs I picked and which ones Tim picked???

I hate going to the RE on the weekends because the weekend receptionist sucks. She is slow to get people checked in, she has absolutely no personality and she has overcharged me on more than one occasion. Today, she was in classic form and we waited for about 45 minutes before she finally put us in a room. Dr. Cof wasn't available today so I got a different RE (not Dr. Lynch-thank GOD). He was very friendly, competent and the IUI didn't hurt much at all. After he finished, he told me to lay there for 10 minutes and then we could leave. Well, we started playing music and encouraging the swimmers to head for the tubes. We reached the 10 minute mark in the middle of "Don't stop Believing" by Journey and I figured we would wait an extra minute and let the song play through. Apparently the bitchy moronic receptionist had different ideas. She barged in with barely a knock asking if it had been 5 minutes yet. I told her that the doctor recommended that we stay put for 10 minutes. She informed me that I needed to get dressed and leave.

I wanted to smack her. Seriously!? I mean give me a freaking break. This clinic has 13 or so exam rooms so I know that they weren't short on real estate for other patients. Not to mention that she is not a doctor and it is not her place to tell me what to do. I don't care if she got her online degree in being a shitty receptionist at Devry, telling me to get up and leave is not ok. So of course, I took my sweet-ass time getting dressed. With how much IUIs cost, I think I've earned 20 minutes in an exam room if I want it.

So now we wait! Wish us luck :)


  1. DH & I got good laughs over "I don't care if she got her online degree in being a shitty receptionist at DeVry." I didn't know that was a program there - but I think I've met many grads of the program. Good Luck!

  2. I hope this one was the one LG!! Best of luck and prayers to you dear!

  3. Good luck honey. I have every prayer possible going up for you!

  4. Lots of T&Ps for you, LGL! I hope the music worked :) Good Luck!

  5. Hoping this is it for you, hon! Don't Stop Believin'!

  6. I would have been extra slow to get dressed too. What a b! Good luck. I have everything crossed for you!!