Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Oh, man.

So the verdict is still out on whether I'm pregnant or not.  I'm afraid to take a test, so I'm waiting at least one more day.  In the meantime, I'm proceeding with things as if I'm not, because why would this month be any different than the past however many months?  Anyway, it's time to schedule Grouper's semen analysis.  He's being kind of a baby about it, in my opinion.  First of all, he won't call himself - his excuse:  "I sit in a cube, not an office.  What am I supposed to do, yell out, in the middle of a bunch of people, "HEY, CAN I DROP OFF SOME SPERM?"  Ok, I get that, but he also drives to work a half hour each way every day and is often out on the road during the day.  Whatever.  So this morning I'm trying to talk to him to get the best days for him (via text, of course, because this can't be vocally discussed while he's in the office), and he wanted me to schedule it for a time they're not open.  He got annoyed by that, of course.  I asked him if he wanted me to ask if he could "produce" his sample at home (my doc gave us cups for him to use) and then take it to the office.  He said I should ask which is best and then......I should ask if I can "visit" the office with him.

Um.  Ew.  I think that's a little weird, don't you think?  Both of us going into the "sample production" room?  Yikes.  I'm voting for him doing it at home.

But I think he's being a wimp.  And I told him so.  I mean, as my doctor said, if the worst thing he has to do throughout this process is, um, satisfy himself into a cup a couple times, is that really so terrible?

Men.  Can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em.


  1. Ugh, I understand your frustration. LG has had a really, really hard time with how clinical everything is, and also the pressure. I'm sure Grouper will come through in the end, but I get that it's frustrating to deal with (and scary for him to consider).

    I hope you find out tomorrow that you don't even need to schedule it!

  2. haha - boys...they never grow up do they? Hopefully he can produce a sample at home and just be done with it - it sounds like he'd be more comfortable that way.

  3. Maybe it sounds like he's a wimp from your perspective (what with all that enjoyable time in the stirrups), but go easy on Grouper. Even if this is usually to "satisfy him", in a doctor's bathroom it cannot be so much fun. H sure doesn't look forward to his next SA.
    Anyway, fingers crossed that you're already pregnant and thus the whole issue is unnecessary!