Written this morning around 1 AM; Well, I just got done trying to AI my first cows. Two heifers. Hermaine and Gabrielle. They were standing around noon and I just came up from attempting to breed them. I was at The Graham School (http://personal.myvine.com/~gschool/index.htm) in Kansas during the week of the 14-18th. Very good school. I really enjoyed it. We were able to work on live animals on Friday. Trying to pass a rod through the cervix. Yeah, I didn't pass a single rod. *sigh* I didn't feel so horrible when the instructors had a tough time with the first two cows they put me in. So I was worried about AIing. Yeah, I don't think I did it right. I don't think I got it through the cervix. But if felt like the rod was in the uterus, but I couldn't be sure. Everytime they talked to us they indicated maiden heifer's cervixes are going to be very shallow and very close to the vulva. I probably just wasted semen this evening. One straw of Brendon-P (7J505) on Hermaine and I had to use two straws of Pearl (2J39 or something, he was a herd bull). The sheath wasn't fastened correctly on the gun and I wasted one straw. My guess is both will cycle back in three weeks. Gabrielle is pushing three and we have only seen five heats out of her in her lifetime. Today being one of them. This is the first time either has been AIed. I'm gonna cross my fingers but wouldn't dare hold my breath. ;o) Anybody else that AIs remember their first time? Was it successful? How did you feel afterwards? I feel pretty disgusted with myself and feel like it was a waste.