Thursday, August 27, 2009

So many appointments...

Who knew how complicated it would be to get my hands on some sperm and try and get pregnant! Well, I certainly didn't... We had our first appointment with the Doc this week and she seems very nice and I got a good vibe from her so that's good. She seemed more excited than we were actually. I am amazed at all the tests, etc, that I have to do before we even start the insemination process! The good news is that I am not going to take the Clomid at first because I may not need it and I certainly don't want twins or triplets- that's too scary to even think about. What shocked me is that with each insemination, there is only a 12% chance of getting pregnant. Doesn't that seem low?? The Doc said that on average it takes 4-6 inseminations to work. Let's just keep our fingers crossed that it doesn't take that long- each time it's $200.

Our next stop in this process was a psychologist. We saw her this week also. Both C and I were not impressed with her at all. She was getting very personal-more than I thought she would- and seemed a little judgemental. Apparently we "passed" her test though.

Next up is the geneticist in a couple of weeks and more blood work to see how much estrogen I'm producing- fun! I must admit though, it is now feeling real and I'm getting a little excited.

On a different note- what should I use as my URL for this blog? Any suggestions?


Kelly said...

Good Luck! I hope you don't need to do the drugs and the hormones and ultrasounds, like we did. That jacks the price up to $700 each time.

This will be way more stressful than you imagined, so make sure you have something to do that helps calm you. I took up knitting, so I had something to focus on while waiting.

Michelle said...

I hope I don't need the drugs either. I've only heard bad things about them and the scary side effects. We'll just have to wait and see!