Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Ding..Ding..Ding... ROUND TWO! 7/8/14

Hope Over Fear - Anchor Stretched Canvas
A woman in front of me at Target glowing with happiness at all her new items she has chosen for her first unborn child, a gathering of friends where you are the only couple without a child or a child on the way, or yet another Facebook pregnancy announcement popping up is a constant reminder of our infertility. 
When I start to be upset that we still aren't pregnant, after 20+ months of trying to conceive, I remind myself of several things:

One day in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as most beautiful.

1. We are SO very blessed. We have our health, families, each other...And Smokey! That's more than enough and a baby would just be icing on the cake.
2. So many couples have experienced far more extensive treatments, (daily shots, IVF, etc) terrible heartbreak in the loss of a late pregnancy, still born, or sudden infant death.
3. We aren't into too expensive of treatment...YET. IVF is easily $10,000 a cycle, where our IUI's are a tenth of that.
4.  It took one of my friends 3 IUI's to get pregnant with her first baby girl two years ago and now she has added a set of twin boys after just 1 IUI. She gives me hope :)

Oh! Nadia, has captured my heart today with her post!!!  I, too, struggle with impatience but HIS timing is always perfect!   I took time to carefully place each item in the pouch, all the while thinking of the delight that’s to come on their little faces.  Oh, how my heart is for them, and for their good.  I wasn’t withholding good things, but preparing them for the perfect moment -  and in that moment, I was reminded of His heart for me.  For you.  For us…

So, here we are, gearing up for round #2. 
Today at 3pm we go in to check and see if we have any mature follicles.
((Fingers crossed for 2!))
 If we do, I will most likely receive a trigger shot.
(to force my body to ovulate the mature follicle or follicles). 
My IUI will then be scheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday, July 9th. 
Then, the dreaded TWW (two week wait) where you tell yourself to stay busy, but end up analyzing every smell, waves of nausea, and exhaustion and drive your husband crazy :)
Estimated test day: Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

IUI & the 2 week wait.... Longest 2 weeks of an "assisted conception" couple ever!

Thanks for all the amazing support from our friends and family! 
We couldn't do this without you all.