comfort food

homemade bread with bunny chow, avocado, and cilantro pesto

IUI #2 was this morning.

The sperm numbers were good — 18 million post-wash with 31% motility.  That’s by far the best motility number we’ve ever gotten.  I had 2 follicles each measuring 19 or 19.1 when I was monitored on Friday, so this is the best chance we have ever had.  Let me say that again.  This is the best chance we have ever had.

So why do I feel like I’ve been hit by a truck?  I’m not hopeful.  I’m not joyous.  Instead I find myself perversely in need of comfort, and as always that means heading into the kitchen.*

My wonderful husband made the bread (I don’t bake at all but he is fantastic), and I did the rest.  The bunny chow recipe is one I’ve already shared, though this time we sliced the bread instead of scooping out the insides and filling it up.  The cilantro pesto is just regular old pesto with cilantro instead of basil — just olive oil, parmesan, and the cilantro all mashed together in the food processor.

* And that, dear friends, is why I am no longer and will never again be a size 6.  Or 8.  Or 10. 



4 responses to “comfort food

  1. That does sound like a good chance. Crossing my fingers for you!

    And for comfort food, I’d say that looks pretty darn healthy–and delicious!

  2. First of all, those are great numbers! 6 million motile swimmers (right? Is my math correct?) should have no problem getting the job done. 😀
    But I get it. Hope isn’t automatic anymore, and really the end result will be the same whether you’re hopeful or not. So don’t worry about it, and don’t force it. Keep on making those tasty meals (I agree with Daryl, that’s some healthy comfort food!) and let the rest of us be super-hopeful for you!

  3. First, let me be clear on what I would like the Universe to have in store for you about this go around, you know, just because it’s important to be clear:

    Ginger and Lime’s IUI #2 = Take Home Baby.

    Also, that bunny chow looks Yuuuummmmy. And after the success I’ve been having with your eggplant recipe, I will have to try this one. I think we have similar taste in food, G&L.

  4. I think it’s an exhausting experience, and spiritually bizarre. And you know you’re settling in a for a difficult two weeks and potentially, though please sweet baby jesus not again, a massive emotional blow. So the hit by a truck feeling makes excellent sense to me. But that’s a really good starting point, and some really delicious looking (and yes, healthy!) comfort food, and all we can do is beg that pesky universe to cut you a break.

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