Tuesday, February 26, 2008

"I Would Die for That"

This song always makes me cry. It comes from Kellie Coffey, who suffered through infertility, so she's "one of us."


Thursday, February 21, 2008

What a week

Well, there's been a lot going on this week. Brian came home from his trip Thursday night (Valentine's Day, of course) and the moment he gets home we run up to bed. No, not for romance (get your mind out of the gutter) but because he is as sick as a dog. Apparently everyone at that conference had the same nasty bug, and Brian was not immune. So my weekend was spent playing nursemaid, then patient because of course I caught whatever it was.

Then I get my latest progesterone results, and I nearly have a heart attack because they have doubled from last time. They went from 13.3 to 27.9. That sort of jump seemed crazy to me, so because I have to overanalyze everything, I make myself crazy thinking it means I'm pregnant. But guess what? All it means my progesterone is high. Nothing more, because I am decidedly NOT pregnant. But hey, it wouldn't be me if I didn't overreact to something, right!

Finally, today was the big RE appointment. We talked about a lot, and after some tests were scheduled, we decided to try IUI (intrauterine insemination) this cycle. It's strange to think about the fact that I'll be getting pregnant in a doctor's office instead of by having sex with my husband. But overall what matters is a healthy baby, and in the long run, does it matter how it happened? That's how I keep trying to think about it, but it's still weird. It sort of feels like giving up, even though I know it's actually our best shot. So I imagine I'll be spending some time wrapping my mind around that.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Home Alone

DH left early this morning for a business trip. He'll be gone til Thursday. Not a long time, but it still sucks. I kind of like the first night alone - having the house to myself, eating anything I want for dinner, and watching trash TV and Nesting to my heart's content. But I hate going to sleep without him next to me, and that's when I really start to miss him. I guess I need to keep myself busy til Thursday and try not to think about it.

I also got a gigantic mailing today from my RE office. Our first appointment is next Thursday. I'm a little nervous but also happy to be moving forward and hopefully getting a plan of action.

Of course, I am secretly hoping I'll get a BFP on Wednesday so I can cancel the appointment. I'm not holding out much hope, but anything's possible, right?

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

DH is normal!

Well, fertility-wise at least. Anything else, well...

Anyway, DH did the SA on Friday, and it looks like everything is good! All the numbers came back in the normal range (motility was on the low end of normal, but it's not enough to cause a problem.)

I am so happy because now this is one less thing to worry about. DH was so worried that there was going to be a problem with him, but I had a feeling everything was fine. It means that if there is a problem it's with me, and that's easier for me to handle. I know, I know, if one person is infertile, then the couple is infertile. But I just feel like I'm more prepared to deal with whatever comes next...I've been preparing for it.

I'm now waiting for my Dr. to call me back so we can talk about where to go from here!

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Parenting Dos and Don'ts

Wait, you mean this isn't right?

...even me. And everybody needs a place to let it out. My blog about trying to have a baby, loss, and life in general.