Oh, the two week wait… how I loathe thee.
David and I had our second IUI this past Tuesday, Oct. 24 and I’m feeling pretty hopeful this time around. Our stats are much better and I found a new acupuncturist who was able to see me right before and right after the procedure to boost our odds.
On our first round we had two mature follicles, 7.2 mm uterine lining, 17 million sperm and no acupuncture.
THIS time around we had three mature follicles, 8.2 mm lining, 50 million sperm and acupuncture. Woohoo! Sorry, not sorry for the TMI.
I’ve been trying to take more time for prayer and reflection this time around and even created a little baby box to put things like pictures, prayers and trinkets that I have unknowingly been collecting. It’s been a great way to physically see my hopes and dreams for motherhood.
So far I’ve added a tiny silver flatware set that was David’s as a baby, a picture of the two of us on our wedding day, the inside of a music box that plays my favorite song – ‘Hey Jude’, a fortune from a little Thai restaurant in New Mexico that says, “Your fondest dream will come true within this year”, and a tea bag quote from the Raspberry Leaf tea that I am drinking by the gallons that says, “From a small seed a mighty trunk may grow”. Since taking this picture I have also added a Jade carved angel and a Rose Quartz bracelet. Can’t hurt to have some crystal love, right?
As the holidays approach I am feeling the desire to alienate myself from family. We have only told a few family members and, at this point, I just can’t really handle the baby questions now that we are taking some pretty bold steps to actuate our desire to be parents. The plan is to not make any Christmas plans until after my test on Nov. 8, which is next Wednesday.
Wish us luck!