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!
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 .
So far I’ve added a darling little silver flatware set that was David’s, 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.
As the holidays approach I am feeling the desire to alienate myself from David’s family. We have only told his mom 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. My family has never been pushy about us having children, but GOOD GAWD does David’s family lay it on thick. So, the plan is to not make any plans until after my test on Nov. 8, which is next Wednesday.
Wish us luck!