Happy Labor Day! I couldn’t let Labor Day pass by without writing a post. Funny how it takes 9 months to have a baby and Labor Day is in the 9th month of the year… Today I started thinking about my journey thus far and how far I’ve come (or haven’t come).
I made the decision to go the solo mom route shortly after my 38th birthday in December of last year. Although I’ve always had the idea of doing it in the back of my mind, in December I went full speed ahead with researching my options. I started looking at my insurance plan, talking to my gynecologist, and calling local fertility clinics. I set up an appointment for early in January, which had to be rescheduled twice and I didn’t actually wind up seeing Dr. N until March. If I had actually seen Dr. N in January and had my first IUI then, if it was successful, I would be close to giving birth right now. But we all know my journey has not been that easy. From trying to get my thyroid levels straight, to then finding out I also had an issue with my prolactin hormone, it’s been a slow, but steady, start.
And we are finally here in September and I am a few days away from starting my first IUI cycle. I’m just waiting for Aunt Flo (AF) to show up. According to my fertility calendar, AF is expected to show up on the 9th. There’s another 9! It could be just a coincidence, but I’m all about reading the signs. And I’m taking all of these signs as a positive thing. Everything is pointing in the right direction, that September will be a good month. The 9th is also my mom’s birthday, so I’m hoping that brings me a little luck as well. 🙂
Who would’ve thought that I would be so happy to see my period? I’m actually counting down the days. I can’t wait to call Nurse R and tell her it’s day 1 of my cycle so I can make the appointment for my 3 day scan and start taking my clomid to get my lovely ovaries to produce some big, beautiful follicles! So yes, I can’t wait to see AF this month!!
And as excited as I am, I’m also getting nervous. Nervous that this is actually about to happen. Nervous about whether it’s going to work. May the fertility Gods be aligned and give me positive results on my first IUI!
I’m also nervous about whether I’ve picked the right donor. I actually purchased McSpermie’s vials yesterday. And as soon as I hit the submit button, my hands started shaking. After I purchased his vials, I saw that there was an mp3 file that was uploaded on his profile. It was a file of him singing. His voice was beautiful. And as I listened to it I began to feel at ease with my purchase. Hopefully the kiddo gets his musical talent, because I can’t sing to save my life.
So here we are. Nine months and counting (hopefully down to just another 9 more months). All systems are a go, just waiting on Aunt Flo! I know that was corny, but I’m in a silly mood. 🙂