Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Patience is a virtue.

I'm sick of waiting.  Patience may be a virtue, but I'm not feeling very virtuous right now!
DH and I are thinking about maybe IUI next cycle.

Here are my whiny reasons why:
  • Somehow all the recent IF pg announcements have really hit me - I want to be on that bandwagon!!!  Can't this be catchy?!
  • Although I said I never would do this, it came up in conversation with DH - and yes, I ideally would love a baby to arrive in June (so we'd start to end up in May, since I can't bet the first one will work).  Although of course I would be happy with a baby any time.
  • And if IUI doesn't work (or two), I need to get back to figuring out why the heck not.... chiropractor/naturopath, etc, needs to be explored.  (As I'm here in my TEBB days now)
I know it is supposed to take (at least) 3 months for DH's numbers to climb... but I don't wanna wait....

Ok.  I know this just whining.  And I know all you lovely Catholic ladies are rolling your eyes.  I know all the recent BFPs hit you just as hard (I can think of like at least 4 in the last two weeks).

I don't really know what to do.  Wait?  God's time?  Or just go for it?  Is that being selfish?  Unnatural?


  1. Well being one of those Catholic ladies (;)), you probably know what I'm going to say, but here goes anyway.

    I think that you need to find the underlying causes of your TEBB -- be it infection, endo or something else.

    And yes, all of the BFP's are hard (especially if you've been slogging it out for a LONG time like me!). Your time will come, trust me. :)

  2. Yeah, I hear ya, it is hard to hear "yet" another pregnancy news.

  3. I jumped the gun and did an IUI and I don't regret it. Of course I wish that I was patient enough to wait until it was gods time for me, and I may always wonder if this was in fact the baby that god wanted me to have (I know, sounds weird) but I honestly do not believe this would have happened without the IUI and I really enjoyed the experience with my partner. It felt RIGHT to me and I had a doctor I trusted to be involved in such an important time in my life. I never really felt right about an IVF, about forcing a sperm and an egg together (although I probably would have tried it eventually) but this felt right, the sperm and the egg still had to decide to be together and they did, I did not create extra eggs or embryo's, everything fit within what I believed was right for us. Its a tough decision but you just have to make decisions that work for you and your partner and your beliefs.

  4. Yes, pregnancy announcements hurt they really do. I totally understand what you mean by asking yourself whether moving forward is selfish, unnatural, etc. I go through these same emotions every day. Sorry no great advice but hopefully sympathy helps a little. Hang in there.

  5. I am sorry. Please know I am praying for you in a special way.


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