One juicy follicle, great IUI timing, bad sperm count again.
Oh girl - I feel your sigh... It's how I felt when DH put up 2.2 million... I felt deflated and he felt like less of a man... Such a craptastic thing this TTC... I think your plan is a good one if you don't get your BFP this cycle, but I'm keeping everything crossed for you my friend - there are so many signs that this should be it - Christmas IUI, gift from your parents... We were in the same boat and I'm glad we are taking a couple months off before our IVF - its just too much. DH is so much more important to me right now and it was starting to get "ugly" where I was beginning to resent him.
Chouli, I don't post a ton but I do lurk. I wanted to chime in to empathize about how frustrating that can be. But don't lose hope...on my BFP cycle, we only had just over 2 million and I thought for sure there was no way. But two weeks later, a BFP so I am living proof that it can happen!
If you don't get your miracle BFP this time though, we've had great results with FertilAid for Men and would definitely recommend it. My DH's count went from 5 million prewash to 14 million after 3 full months of him taking the supplements 3X/day (post wash IUI numbers went from 2.1 million to 8.7 million). His motility also increased from low 30s to 56%, and even the morph went up a little (though we still have room for improvement in that area).
Anyways, don't give up. It can happen! Good luck!