josh keeps looking at the pictures of the puppies (sarah posted more adorable ones on facebook, maybe i'll post them or link them later) and going "awwww! i want one!!!" it's driving me CRAZY because i'm like "uhh...i could have GOTTEN ONE!" hahaha. of course, his initial reasoning to not get one was pretty sound: we just have an apartment, we'd have to pay $50 extra per month for rent to have a dog, it would get huge, it would chew up all our nice furniture, and our place would smell like dog. boooo. i still want one. i keep thinking if we actually get nice jobs in the near future and get our own place, then we'll get a dog. honestly one of the first things i said after we processed the news about our infertility was, "well, if we can't have a baby, we can at least get a dog, right?" that was met with eye-rolling of course.
we went to the fertility clinic yesterday and discussed everything. josh's kruger score is going to be tested again, just so we have more than one test to base everything on. if the score is higher than 3% then we will try IUI (or what josh refers to as "turkey basting it"). this process is considerably cheaper than IVF ($730 vs $11,000). IUI has a 20% success rate, which is about what the natural pregnancy rate is normally (for my age group). if we do that for about 3+ times with no baby, then we'll consider IVF. BUT, if the kruger score is less than 3% then it's on to IVF. IVF has a 60% success rate. we will find out in a week which option it will be, and go from there. if we're just doing an IUI, then we'll probably start asap. if IVF is our only option, we'll probably have to wait for a bit and save up some money first, and look into adoption and stuff like that more. we'll keep you updated.
[[sorry if this infertility business is boring, but i know there are some of you reading this who really are curious about it. and it makes more sense when it's all written out and you can check links out and whatnot if you'd like. i'm not going to make it the sole purpose of my blog though. this blog is about my life, and infertility is the topic of the hour. cheers.]]