Well, the deed is done!
There is a great deal of advice and information out there about how to inseminate at home, much of it conflicting. We decided to go with our bank's recommendations, which included doing one insem immediately after getting a positive OPK, and the second one 12 hours later. (Many folks say to wait 12 hours for the first one.) They also suggested that Co start doing 2 OPKs a day, one around noon and one around 5 or 6 in the evening. I was tempted to leave school early to rush home if she got a positive mid-day, but I can leave legitimately at 3 so we decided that 3-4 hours later wouldn't be a big deal.
She hit a positive yesterday afternoon, so I booked home right after school. We thawed the babyjuice and went to work. I used Preseed to make sure I got all of the sperm out of the vials (a suggestion from Melody). It was a really pleasant, warm, close experience. We cuddled and watched T.V. while Co kept her hips elevated for an hour afterwards (not really necessary to do it for that long). Then we spent the rest of the evening relaxing and ordering in dinner.
We got up this morning at 6am to do it again. Maggie was very cooperative both times, though this morning she did get excited to have Co lying still for so long and and give her Mama C a lot of kisses. So now we're officially in the TWW!!
There was no fish this time (since the only fish tank we have is Fish Tycoon on Co's computer) so I think this is the Dachshund Try. It's our only chance to have our good-luck doxie around while we insem (since even our try with KD was out of town, in a hotel). We were also watched by a variety of stuffed animals, including a Serta sheep, Cookie Monster, and my Cabbage Patch Kid from 1984.
I know it may not work. Co keeps reminding me there's an 8% chance. I just can't help but be hopeful about such a loving experience.