Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Puppy Hell and the IUI

Before Saturday, I would have never imagined there could be a puppy hell. I love puppies. The more the merrier, right?


Buster and I are house/dog-sitting for his parents while they are on a fabulous cruise and going ziplining in Honduras. How amazing does that sound? Super amazing, if you ask me. Way better than 20-degree, snowy weather coupled with a bunch of crazy dogs.

The in-laws have 3 dogs: Haley, a 9-year-old husky mix; Buttercup, a 3-year-old Golden Retriever; and Lulu, the spawn of satan. Some of you may recall, Buster and I (along with my FIL, BIL, SIL) got Lulu for my MIL for Christmas. She stayed with us for 6 days while we kept it a secret from MIL. Those days were torturous, as Kelsey (our Golden puppy) and Lulu constantly wrestled and played. It was stressful!

Apparently the in-laws have been slacking a bit when it comes to training Lulu. When she left our house, after 6 days, she was well on her way to being potty-trained. She also did not whine in her crate overnight.

Now is a different story, however. She has some accidents in the house, but not an insane amount. But she wakes up every morning at 3:30 and whines in her crate, incessantly, until we get her out. The past two nights, one of us has gone down to let her out to pee at 3:30, and then put her back in her crate. At 4:30 she starts whining and barking again. It dies down after a bit, and then she's back at it at 5:30. At this point, I might as well get up and get ready for work.

It has been 3 nights of this, and I'm feeling like a zombie today. I think tonight I am taking Kelsey back over to our place and staying there with her. I hate to leave Buster with the little devil-dog, but I have to get up early for work, and he understands that. I also have a MAJOR project due next Wednesday, so I need to be on my game!


We had our IUI on Saturday morning. Buster's count was 163 million, 63.3% motility pre-wash; and 68.7 million, 86.4% motility post-wash. I had some good O pains on Saturday, and we BD'd on Sunday morning for good measure. I feel good about this cycle. We covered our bases, I had 2 nice eggs, good sperm count...

I am not going to test until at least Monday, February 21. That will be CD28. I should probably wait until the following day though, just in case.


Today's musical enjoyment is brought to you by Discover, and entitled "Swing Tree". Enjoy! :)


  1. Oh I bet you are exhausted!! Glad the iui went well.

  2. Oh bleh. I'm sorry the pup is keeping you up!
    Wow on the sperm count though! Impressive :D
    FX for a BFP!!! OOOOO I'm so excited for you! I can't wait!

  3. Maybe God is just preparing you for that newborn!! :)

  4. Great sperm count!!!! Feb 21st can't come soon enough. :)

    You forget how tough puppies are... I always say I wish my Nyla was a puppy again until I remember the accidents, the CHEWING EVERYTHING I OWN, and the crying at night!

  5. Sorry about the pup but yeah for a great IUI. I just had my second IUI and am waiting to test on Saturday. I'll be praying for positives for us both!!!

  6. Naughty puppy :( Our dog went through a phase of barking his head off at 5 every morning. Grrrrr.... I was a total zombie. Sounds like you were as well set up for the IUI as you could be! Fingers crossed for you :)

  7. Girl, I feel your pain with the dogs! We are watching my dad's three dogs (2 big) while he is transitioning to move out of town. We will have them until May and I am counting down the days! Our house is not big enough for his 3 plus our 2. Great numbers by the way for your IUI. Sending you positive vibes!

  8. Hoping for a BFP!!!!!!!
    It does feel like it is your cycle!
    Sorry about the crazy dogs, that does sound awful!

  9. Sorry about the pup, I don't miss the days of having puppies. Mine are almost 2 now and they like to sleep in even later than I do, its heaven, they're half golden retrivers. Also I heard goldens stay pups a little longer than most breeds (2 years) and then they grow up right away so maybe its just a matter of time... By the way Kelsey is so damn cute! I think you should post more pics of her!

    Any way Feb 21st can't come soon enough!! Glad the IUI went off with out a hitch and Buster's numbers were good!

  10. Sorry for the doggie drama.

    Hope this cycle works, sounds promising!

  11. Oh puppies can be deceiving with their cute faces - they are exhausting! This cycle sounds good! February 21st, you can make it! I am so hopeful for you!!! :)

  12. Hoping your IUI will work and you'll get a wonderful beautiful BFP soon :)


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