Notice the positivity – not YET! I started the testing marathon today, and it was a BFN. Not even a shadow that could play mindtricks on me. But it’s super early (10 dpiui) and last time when I tested positive at 10 days, my hcg levels were so high they were off the chart. So maybe this time my levels are simply normal – right? So I will continue testing every day, because that’s the kind of obsessive freak that I am… And then the beta is on Tuesday!
It really helps that I now know that the next step, if this doesn’t work out, could be IVF. Now that we have infertility insurance up to $25K, it opens up this possibility. I don’t know a ton about the whole process, but I don’t think my clinic has any kind of waiting list or anything. The insurance kicks in on November 1, the date my hubs starts his new job. So assuming this IUI didn’t work, I’ll get my period around the 23rd after I stop taking the progesterone. So I’ll get another one on or around November 20. I know the IVF process takes awhile, as you usually go on birth control pills first. Is there any chance I could do the actual retrieval and transfer prior to the end of the year? I guess it depends on what my clinic’s Christmas schedule looks like. I’m very busy at work all January, so I wouldn’t be able to take the time off required for IVF, so it would have to wait until February if we can’t do it in December. But any thoughts from those of you who have done this would be helpful.
I know I’m getting ahead of myself, but it helps to think of our options if this IUI didn’t work. You guys understand that, right? My hubs doesn’t want to talk about it – he keeps saying “let’s talk about it later.” That’s ok – I can think about it myself, and then present it to him later – right? In the meantime, I’m crazy busy at work, so that’s good at least for today. And this weekend is the hubs’ first weekend at home since August, so we plan on just vegging and watching movies. So it should be a great one!