Friday, August 10, 2007

covered

I called the RE's office yesterday, and the word had come in that day that we are covered for our procedure. Now we know where we're going! So, I called the appropriate nurse and discussed things, and I told them that I was bringing the vial of sperm in myself. We still haven't signed all of the consent forms, so we're going to have to do that too.

And, I got a positive OPK this morning, so the dIUI will be tomorrow. I still have butterflies when I say this, but this is it. Here we go.

So, I am both scheduling the IUI and picking up the vial of sperm today. Tomorrow will be the procedure, and then I'm launching into another 2ww. Oy. And I only have one HPT in the house.

I got my hair cut last night, and in the spirit of conversation the woman cutting my hair asked if I had any plans this weekend. I just had to say, "No." Though we are going to be open, "I'm having a dIUI!" is not how I'm going to answer this question. I am injecting the sperm of some man I have never met before into my uterus this weekend. That ain't nothing. That is huge. But I've been very adamant of telling people, even people who know, that things are happening "soon" and not giving dates. If we were having se.x, no one would be asking for exact dates. So "soon" will have to do. I will tell them when (please, let it be a when!) we are pregnant. There are a couple of people we will tell early on -- people who I would tell I had another miscarriage if that were to happen. But I'm trying to keep this process as normal (ha!) as possible.

14 comments:

ultimatejourney said...

Great news all around! I'm so happy that things are progressing well and that you won't have to pay for the procedure.

We're taking a similar approach, in terms of being open but not going out of our way to announce things.

Best, best, best of luck tomorrow. I'll be thinking of you both and hoping those swimmer get the job done.

Waiting Amy said...

I'm so happy you got approved and things are falling into place! That is wonderful! Sounds like you are handling things just right and doing what is best for you both.

Hoping lots of wonderful things are headed your way. May your IUI go smoothly and you 2ww go quickly! We will try to keep you distracted!

Delenn said...

So glad you are covered!

I have been slowly outing myself at work. I have worked through all the women in the office...told the first man yesterday...its a small office tho, so sooner or later, EVERYONE knows...

Good luck tomorrow! Happy Sperm Day!

serenity said...

Good luck this weekend hon... all crossables are crossed for you...

squarepeg said...

OOOOOH!! Good luck this weekend! I know the road here has been so hard, and so long. I hope this path leads you to a happy ending. very best wishes...

Reproductive Jeans said...

I find it amazing sometime the things that I "want" to say...or the word vomit I can feel forming in my mouth when someone asks a question related to pregnancy or having kids...damn IF!
I will be thinking about you this weekend--so very excited for you, and we'll be here to keep you company in the 2ww!

Mary Ellen and Steve said...

That's awesome news that everything is falling into place Rachel! Good luck tomorrow!

Samantha said...

I hope everything goes well tomorrow.

You are so right, people would never ask you, "so did you and your husband have sex last night" but they have no hesitation about asking for specifics on IF procedures. I like your "soon" approach, it gives you a little bit of privacy and a little control over sharing the information.

Becks said...

What an exciting weekend you have ahead of you! Wishing you tons of luck.

megan said...

that's great news that it's covered by your insurance. i'm very happy to hear that.
i'm wishing you guys the very best of luck tomorrow!

Trace said...

Congrats on the insurance coverage!! As of right now we have decided that we're not going to just blurt it out to people. However, we have told my parents and I shared w/my two closest friends.

Knock Me Up said...

Yeah! So happy this is going to be covered. One less thing to angst over while going through some difficult emotions.
Good luck tomorrow.

My Reality said...

Wishing you lots of luck tomorrow!

Natalie said...

Glad to hear you have coverage!! Lots of luck coming your way from me.