Well, it's done. I was pretty excited/nervous leading up to it. DH went earlier to make his deposit and then I did some shopping before my appointment. I needed some retail therapy. Have I mentioned how odd this clinic is? Well, it is located on the second floor of a mall. So you see all the outside mall stores on the first floor and then go inside and directly up the escalator to the hospital clinics. They even give you a pager like at a restaurant with the thinking that you could go shopping after you check in. In practice that doesn't really seem to work, since it seems by the time you would get to the first floor, the pager would go off.
Anyway, I did some shopping for craft supplies and then met DH to have lunch at the mall/hospital before my appointment. Everything went well, although I had to wait a long time with only the hospital sheet on and was starting to get cold. Once the doctor came in, the whole process lasted about 5 minutes, was slightly painful for about 30 seconds, and then I laid there for about 10 minutes while we prayed and talked.
The doctor was concerned that I had such bad side effects from the clomid, so we will monitor that if I have to do another cycle.
The concentration was 74 million, total count of 222 million. Motility was only 19%, but I'm hoping that with over 40 million motile sperm (pre-wash), we are OK. I've read that you need at least 10-20 million motile sperm, so with that we appear to be good.
Now it's on to waiting. There is always more waiting. We are debating what to tell our parents. My mom will be asking next week. I'm thinking of telling her we will do it on Wednesday or something so she will feel involved but not press for questions until after we will know the results. I go back for progesterone check on Friday.
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