KatCooke: Fingers crossed that you did see a line! Good luck!
To all my sick dearies: We've been sick with colds around my house, with my 4 yo getting pink eye last week and being out from preschool for 3 days with fever and yuck. Get some rest and take lots of vitamin C!
AFM: Well, on to cycle #6. Got my AF on Sunday, so please DoulaRebekah, can you move me to Waiting to O? My husband went in for another SA on Monday and failed miserably. With my son recovering from pink eye over the weekend, we didn't have a chance to DTD when we should have on Saturday, so my DH took care of business on his own on Sunday. The clinic wanted him to have 48 hours between "donations" but he ended up with 24 hours. As you remember, when he got his results from the last test the lady on the phone was a bit unprofessional. She was very unprofessional when he made the deposit in the clinic the first time as well. I think she thinks she is cute or something. So when my DH did his SA yesterday, I think her stupid comments really got to him mentally, so his sample was much smaller than last time, and after the fact, they yelled at him for not abstaining for 48 hours like they asked. They told him not to expect great results, and that the results would most likely be worse than last time. They instantly rescheduled him for another SA and are having him do it from home and drive it in to them so he'll be more comfortable and get a better product. This last "failure" was partly our fault for not abstaining the 48 hours and leaving only a 24 hour gap, and also sort of their fault for not providing a safe, comfortable environment. But this also is a little eye opening since most months we usually go everyday once my AF stops. I know you should go every other day, but my ovulation is so wonky that we never know if we're going to miss it, so we just did it everyday, sometimes 10 days in a row, to make sure we hit ovulation. If his numbers are drastically reduced and don't bounce back within 24 hours, this may be part of our problem. Honestly, I don't know if his numbers were down because a guy's sample isn't as great if he isn't "turned on", and procuring a sample by yourself at a clinic is not sexy or if its because there really is a problem. Having to do it a second time after less than stellar results and being mocked or belittled won't produce a better product. I'm looking at getting my husband on some sort of natural supplement to increase his count. Anyone have experience with or know of a good supplement? Also, DH is an avid bike rider, so I'll have him cut that out. The sad thing is that most natural methods of increasing count take MONTHS to really do anything. It feels like one step forward and two steps back. Not really moving toward our goal of getting pregnant, but understanding why we haven't.