I just emailed my nurse at the fertility clinic asking her to ask my Dr. what the next step is for us. I tried to make an appointment with our Dr. when I was there for my IUI but she was of course on vacation for the last week and then is booked or in surgeries all of this week and next week and the next week etc. I need to know what the plan is now before I get my period.
I want to do one more cycle of Letrozole and one more IUI. I was leaning towards that and then a bloggers recent post about her final IUI resulting in a BFP inspired me to just try one more time before potentially moving on to IVF. If I do one more cycle that brings me to 6 months of Letrozole and 4 IUIs.
So then what? Different drugs and more IUIs? More tests? I am curious about getting a 3D sonogram of my uterus to check for scar tissue or anything else that is preventing implantation from happening. Anybody had one of those before?
I had a pregnancy dream a few nights ago. I dreamed that I went to the Dr. and the nurse/assistant (I never know who those people are) took a peek at my lady parts and determined that I was pregnant. Somehow she could tell from just looking vaginally, lol! Dreams are silly. So then she did an ultrasound and there was for sure one implanted egg but maybe two others also. I was so happy. I was lying on the exam table looking at the ultrasound crying my eyes out and telling her "you have no idea how long I have waited for this". Then I got off the table and had to leave because another patient was coming in. I left the Dr. and was walking around I guess the neighborhood? And then I realized that in my happy crying stupor I had left the Dr. office without putting my shoes back on. So I was walking around barefoot. And that's all I remember. But that is one of the few dreams where I have managed to trick my mind into dreaming that I am really pregnant. It was nice.
Other than emailing my nurse and having weird dreams I just got back into town after almost a week of being in Portland OR. I went down to Portland to perform in a dance festival with the group of women I dance with. It was pretty fun! We all stayed together in a house (that should have been featured on an episode of the hoarders but that's another story) and got to explore Portland. I shopped too much, drank too much and I even stayed up until 4 am one night!!! That is unheard of for this old lady of 32! My husband and dogs came down on the weekend and when my show was over we went to visit my in-laws. That visit was short and sweet. I got to see my two nephews which is always great because they live in Minnesota. My father in law had a retirement party at his house which is on a river. It was fabulous except for my puppy acting like an asshole. She embarrassed me with her naughty behavior and then I got pissed at my husband for not being more proactive about not allowing her to jump on the guests and race around the food tables. Fun times.
|My new dress and sunglasses! On the river where my father in law lives. This is literally his backyard.|
We got home last night (we both took off Mon) and I was supposed to work today but then both my nanny families canceled on me! So now I have all of today to catch up on housework and yard work. I also took my car into the shop because it was leaking coolant and making the under the hood smoke. Now I need a new radiator, hoses, thermostat, air filter, oil change and new tires and alignment. So goodbye $1700. Ugh. I have been putting off the tires for seriously over 2 years. I guess I should count my lucky stars I didn't blow a tire on the freeway and just face the music. When I called my husband to discuss if we wanted to fix everything all at once or procrastinate a little longer he said "just take it out of the joint account". I freaked out and was like "NO WE WILL NOT! That is our IVF money and we WILL NOT TOUCH IT!!!" I have a bad habit of "borrowing" from my savings and then it just all slowly trickles away. I will not use that money for anything else except IVF.
Anyway, I am sure I will post again as soon as I hear from my nurse and of course when AF comes to town this weekend...sigh.