Insemination Day

It happened. Insemination day(s) quickly came and went and it was beyond surreal. I had received the peak symbol for my ovulation on Monday, the day we hit the road to for a mini-cation to Las Vegas. I knew that I had one more peak day coming on Tuesday and that we wouldn't be home until Wednesday to swing by the California Cryobank (CCB) and pick up our package. I was a bit bummed and feeling stuck between a rock and a hard place. Should we cancel our trip? Do I sit around and just wait every month for that happy face to appear until I do indeed become pregnant? Even though the peak symbol doesn't guarantee ovulation and it can occur anywhere from one to three days after, how will I know? Will I ever know? Is it all going to come down to luck? Well, we decided to continue with our trip, enjoy ourselves, and r-e-l-a-x for a couple days. We both needed it.

On our drive to Vegas, I called the CCB to place an order for our sperm pick up. It felt normal. Nothing out of the ordinary. It didn't really seem to phase me or Brit. In fact, it wasn't until our drive home several days later from Vegas TO the cryobank when the video above happened. Wednesday was day one of I-Day (Insemination Day). On this first round of trying at-home insemination, we decided to take home two vials. Our first round of insemination happened yesterday, Wednesday August 2nd, at around 4:30 p.m. When I woke up today, I decided to try one more OPK test. I was still in high fertility and from what I gathered from all the reading I had done, being able to do two or three inseminations per cycle can make a huge difference. So this morning was our second try, at around 10:30 a.m.

Now we wait. Until August 23rd. We wait 35 days per my OBG/YN's recommendation. That's the day where I take a pregnancy test (provided Aunt Flow is busy and can't make an appearance). So for now, it's no caffeine or alcohol, and a whole lot of wonderment.