**Note: I know it is several days past my testing date, but I had to process everything before posting.***
My first IUI failed. Dammit. I knew that there was only a 20% chance of it working, but Steve and I really hoped we would be making a Christmas announcement. On Wednesday morning, I cried from disappointment and the overkill of hormones. (Let’s face it. I had a bunch of progesterone in me, and I was PMSing bad.) Steve was extremely sweet and held me while I got myself together to face the day. (Still gotta teach!)
I called my doctor with the results and to figure out the next step (new cycle started Thursday.) Steve and I want to do another IUI since statistically my odds of conceiving go up with each one. Unless I get pregnant the old fashion way this cycle, Dr. Namnoum wants to wait until my cycle starts in mid-January (month from now) before continuing. This is a good plan because if we didn’t wait, the chances of the IUI date falling on a holiday would not help since the office is closed on Christmas and New Years. IUI target date is now the end of January/ beginning of February.
Now, I wait until mid-January, which is not a long wait. I hope I do get pregnant naturally. I just know my odds are low, even though everything is great on Steve’s end. (Wink, wink. Nudge, nudge.) No matter what, Steve and I are staying hopeful and optimistic. Luckily, we have a fantastic support system in our family, friends, and colleagues, (My friends at work are some of my biggest cheerleaders. Seriously, I almost expect pom-poms! Hehe. I love you guys!)
If I don’t post before the end of the holidays, I want to wish everyone a Happy Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and/or New Years!