I’m happy to say that my crochet challenge blanket is up to date and back on track! It took me awhile to get it going again, but with each square I crochet, I fall in love with it a little bit more!
I’m currently at a standstill, however, because I realized that I didn’t order the right green color to use, so I had to go hunt that down last evening. The green should ship shortly, and once I get my greedy little hands on it, I can kick off a new row. It’s over halfway finished by this point, so only 5-6 more rows to go. I’m honestly so excited to see the finished product on my bed (even if I have to fight the cats over it). Last night, I put the blanket down on the ground to take a photo, and the cats jumped right on it! Hana is the one in the photo, staring at me while claiming ownership. I have a feeling I’ll never get all the cat hair out of it. Oh well…
After three failed IUIs, J and I were ready to move on and try something new. We both agreed to take the summer off from IF treatments, which was one of the best decisions I think we could have made for ourselves. The past two months have been fantastic…no testing, no charting, no meds, no worry. We relaxed and just enjoyed our time together, which was exactly what we needed.
Yesterday, I had a consult with my current RE on our next steps with IVF. Originally, I had planned on two IVF consults; one with my current RE and one with another RE nearby that my friend has had success with. I went into the appointment with a ton of questions, but also a fair amount of knowledge, thanks to friends who have gone through this before. My RE was fantastic through the entire appointment…I never felt rushed, he took us through the entire procedure, discussed different protocols and why he felt I’d respond best to specific ones, and answered all my questions. After speaking with my RE, we spoke with someone from the business team regarding our insurance and costs for the procedures and meds.
After leaving the appointment, J and I agreed that we wouldn’t see the second RE. I’ve been with my current one for nearly a year, and honestly the only complaint I’ve had thus far is that I’m still not pregnant. That said, I don’t blame the RE for that one bit, so really…no complaints. I really like his office staff, the nurses are wonderful, and he’s very kind and nice. We’re very comfortable with this decision, and I feel like it’s the best one for us as a couple.
So…on to IVF. I have an appointment next week for blood work and infectious disease testing, so I’ll do an update then on things like protocol and timing. I’m feeling very (cautiously) optimistic that this might work for us!