Wednesday, May 13, 2009

We're Freezing Some Baby Batter

Yep, that's right! We're are freezing some of my DH's sperm for a back up. I thought you might like the title : ) See since the hcg injects are not approved for long term use in men, he has been instructed by his urologist to stop the injects when I am 12-13 weeks. He will then go back on a testosterone replacement, which will then cause him to be sterile once again. This is VERY scary to me. So the smart thing to do is to freeze 3-4 samples as back up in case something happens. I really wont feel safe until I am actually holding my baby in my arms and even then there is SIDS, RSV, so many things to worry about. This way, at least I know that we wont have to go through all the hurdles with DH to get healthy sperm. So for the rock bottom price of 640.00 we can freeze as many vials as we would like and that covers the storage costs for the first year. Then we pay 300 per year after that for the storage fee.

So, since we will be there next week for my u/s, DH is going to leave a sample then and we will also be having a consult with the lab director after my u/s. I have a lot of questions, because I have never used frozen sperm before so I have no idea how well it freezes, defrosts, how much you lose in thaw, how many vials should we freeze, etc.

This is the right thing to do, and it will defiantly put my mind at ease!

BTW: Isn't it take f.o.r.e.v.e.r for my first u/s to get here?? I feel like I have been waiting an eternity and it still feels so far away...this is killing me. One more week.

7 comments:

osuraj said...

I know I'm probably overreacting but I would probably want to freeze like 10 samples! You're smart for thinking about this now.

Jenni said...

Good lord- Your not kidding about your U/S its taking FOREVER!!!

I'm :impatiently: waiting for this U/S along with some AWESOME News that you have 2 cute ass Peanuts in that little belly of yours!!

SO FUN!!! weee..

Samantha said...

I know it feels like forever in the beginning, and I thought people were crazy who said that the time goes by so fast, but trust me, it will! I can't believe I found out at 4 weeks and now I'm 14 weeks! Somewhere around 6-7 weeks, the weeks just start flying by!

Hopeful34 said...

baby batter hahaha I think that is a really great idea. I'm not sure how many to freeze but if it's one price then freeze as many as you can!!

Yes, your u/s is taking forever!!! GL!!!

looking4#3 said...

What part of the waiting is killing you the most??? Just waiting, seeing heartbeat, finding out how many---or, like I would be and ALL OF THE ABOVE!!!!???

hopefaithlove said...

that is a great idea!!!

Lucky Jones said...

Yay for the U/S soon!!! And I nominated you for an award - go to my blog to check it out ;)