Today was the day. We met with my RE this morning to discuss our options. The options are donor sperm or IVF. I think we’ll start with IVF and go from there.
He didn’t say anything that I wasn’t expecting. I already had a good understanding of the process from doing my own research. I was very happy to find out that because of my age (28), our success rate per cycle should be more like 60%, as opposed to the 30-40% that I had seen online.
The only thing that I wasn’t anticipating was the total cost. On their website it said $6000 for 2 cycles. That sounded like a steal compared to the national average. But I didn’t realize this cost didn’t include the drugs and ultrasounds. That brings our initial total up to about $9000. Eeek. Thank god for my husband’s parents, who are going to pitch in. My mother-in-law wants a grandchild, and I think she’ll do just about whatever it takes to get one.
Now I have to wait for my period to start, and give them a call. I’ll take BCP for a month, and then I’ll start the heavy-duty drugs. I’m a little overwhelmed by the amount of meds, needles, ultrasounds, and appointments in my future, but I need to suck it up, and know that it will be so worth it. I’m getting a little teary just thinking about the possibilities…