Friday, May 22, 2009

Ongoing (also, ICLW May Day 2)

Time to tell you interwebs of all the BIG MAJOR THINGS going on at Chez Jendeis.

1. Donor #1 is available!! We got the call last Thursday that they were releasing two types of vials (ICI - unwashed and our clinic's preferred; IUI - washed and acceptable) for our donor. I told John Dear that if my Caps had to lose Game 7 (last Wednesday) in order for Donor #1 to be available, that I was OK with that outcome.

2. Since time is/was a factor and the vials HAD to be ordered on Friday (in order for them to get to our clinic within the allotted time frame), John Dear and I woke up at sparrow's fart on Friday (thanks to Sam for this fabulous description) to get the ID Consent Form signed, notarized and hand-delivered to the bank.

3. Since I'm the patient, JD was not allowed to order the vials. That means that I had to call on my cell phone from my sister's doctoral graduation. Yeah, I ordered 5 vials of sperm (2 to clinic; 3 for storage) while standing on a DC street with a couple hundred people crowded around trying to get into an air-conditioned auditorium. Thank G-D the people at my bank are so professional - they know how to talk to you so that you don't say anything you wouldn't want others to hear.

4. Yay for Elle! She's now Dr. Elle! My sistah the doctah! Unfortunately, they didn't give her a wicked cool blue phone box, just a doctoral hood and a diploma.

5. I've been doing the Is-the-test-line-darker-than-the-control-line? squint for the past 5 days to see whether or not I've ovulated. Got the dark line today and just called my nurse. I don't think I sounded crazier than I usually do. I'm pretty sure all my calls to her are at the same level of "Dayum, that girl be kuh-rrrrrr-aaaaa-zeee!"

6. I've been having a healthy breakfast every day the last two weeks. This good-for-me meal usually consists of tea with milk and less-than-a-teaspoon of sugar (down from one heaping teaspoon) and Greek yogurt with fruit and nuts.

7. Was planning on going to the farmer's market tomorrow to try and pick up some good milk and yogurt from happy cows. I'd also like to get some berries, some asparagus and some more of the delicious spring onions I got last time.

8. Not sure if I'll be able to make it to the farmer's market though -- it depends on when my nurse schedules the IUIs. We're doing two - should be one Saturday and one Sunday. No trip to the beach for moi this Memorial Day Weekend, but hopefully, there will be a better payoff.

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Beautiful Mess said...

When things start rolling, they really take off don't they?! Good luck with your cycle. I'm crossing all things crossable for you and your husband!
*ICLW*

meepitonparade said...

I dig the way you let people know where you've commented today. I might have to look into doing something like that. Best of luck for success this cycle, and congrats to your sister!

Happy ICLW!

Fertilized said...

well lookie there! You've been holdin out! I KNOW my nurses think I am completely insane and I am totally ok with that too.

Congrats to the New Dr in the Fam!

Wishing you the best for htis cycle!

Jill said...

oh yay! I'm so excited for all this good stuff going on with you! You can't see it, but I'm doing a happy/good luck dance!

annacyclopedia said...

Yay! I'm so glad you got your first choice and things are rolling right along. I'm hoping this cycle is your first and last for a long while!

FunkyFrum said...

I am so happy for you! YAY!

Jen said...

Oh yeah! I am so excited that you are getting started on this!

Parenthood For Me said...

It all sounds great. An exciting time for you guys. Wishing you all the best.
Happy ICLW
Erica

jon and tracy g said...

Great news! Good luck with your IUI's!

*ICLW*

Serendipity said...

Best of luck with your IUI's and huge congratulations to your sister

Missy said...

Congrats on getting your DS! GL on the IUI.

ICLW

Hillary said...

Wow, so much going on -- and so many exciting things. I'm happy for you :) :)

Billy said...

Great you got your donor #1 !
Good luck on your IUI.
And congratulaions to your sister!!

ICLW

Clare said...

Loved the fact that your ordered sperm in a crowd of people - imagine the look on their faces if they knew! Good luck with the IUI - it's all going on...

Happy ICLW!

Jen said...

Very cool about your sis. But hey even cooler for you. Sperm is en route. IUI to commence shortly! I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

Meghan said...

So glad you got the donor you wanted. Good luck this weekend with everything!

Shelby said...

Congrats to your sis! And it's awesome that you got the doner you wanted! YEAH!!!

barrenisthenewblack said...

Wow! You don't mess around! sperm. check. ovulation. check. PhD for family member. check.
So you won't be at the beach, flat on your back with a syringe full of sperm is totally acceptable "what I did on my long weekend" discussion

A Mom in Jacksonville, FL said...

Best of luck with your cycle.

LOVE the way you keep track of all the blogs you comment on for ICLW. :)

*ICLW*

meinsideout said...

Great news on the donor - I am ordering from donor #2 soon myself...

Congrats to your sister.

BTW, I cannot ever figure out the OPK lines - I have to spend the extra money for the digital smiley faces - worth it for me because the other ones drove me crazy.

battynurse said...

Good luck with IUI and all the other upcoming stuff. Congrats to your sister.

Lorza said...

YEAH!!! That is awesome!! How exciting girl- I am glad it worked out for donor #1!! What kind of Doctor is your sister?
I got my fingers crossed for you!

dragonflymama said...

what exciting news, all around! wishing you much success in this next step. on another note, your blog title is awesome!

ICLW

Somewhat Ordinary said...

Yay!! You are almost there!!!