Aug 17

How many pregnant women can actually say they’ve seen their future baby in a test tube?

If you’ve ever had a fertility procedure (and were fully conscious), you might have noticed a certain test tube filled with your potential babies (otherwise known as your man’s swimmers). Whether the treatment ultimately works for you or not, there is an amazing moment where you get to witness conception being created. In that moment, anything is possible, hope is alive, and you get to witness a potential beginning of life.

How many women can say they’ve witnessed this magical moment?

You might feel the urge to grab the test tube and try to hug it or take a picture of mommy and baby tube. You might feel the need to spit on your finger and wipe away food or take it to a stroller fit class. Resist temptation! Like any baby, it is very fragile and very sticky. Do not try to act all motherly towards the tube telling it “to stand up straight and not to slouch.” There will be plenty of time to discipline the tube later on. You can always gross out your kids and inform them you once saw them in sperm format. Ewww mommy, you are so gross! I wish you and daddy had sex like all the other parents.

Whether the end results in a positive pregnancy test or not, just know how very lucky you are to have this special moment. Or just try to enjoy the moment because it cost you a fortune.

9 Responses to “#918 You saw your potential baby in a test tube”

  1. Shanny says:

    Thanks for the idea!! I'm totally taking a pic with my baby tube lol

  2. InfertileNaomi says:

    Now that would be a funny picture. I dare you to ask the nurse to take the photo!

  3. Shanny says:

    heehee I might just do that… she'll have to take one of Mom, baby tube and Dad lol

    Maybe I should take a pic of her reaction?!

  4. Jenny H. says:

    LOL…too funny

  5. Brooke says:

    Thanks for the laugh!! I love your blog

  6. Carly says:

    We have seriously thought of taking a picture during our IUIs. If I get pregnant this way, I am definitely telling my child that I saw him/her in sperm form. Hilarious!

  7. Tara Elocin says:

    Okaaay – that thought hadn't crossed my mind yet, but then again, we are not even on the waiting list for IVF yet. Even though the doctors told us months ago that it'll be our only option. Maybe I'll get the "good news" next week at the next appointment.

    I'm sure I'll remember this blog though when I finally get to have my first IVF treatment!

  8. finding_ac says:

    this reminds me of what my stepdad will (as he pronounced to me recently) call my children…he told me thier nickname will forever be "turkies"…or "baster babies" as in turkey baster, his name for the iui procedure. i hate that, but i can see the humour in it; although i will tell them if they ever ask, that he is iliterate and doesnt know correct verbage and that is why he picked such an insane nickname out.

    ♥ ac

  9. ivfmale says:

    I want a picture of all the staff working on our IVF. Just on the chance it does work and my kid someday says to me: “It’s your fault, I never asked to be born.” I can point to the picture of the staff and say, “Sorry kid, it’s their fault.”