Oh my, I cannot believe that I forgot to mention this! BUT, I think it may just deserve its own post.
So, K and I were discussing our IF treatment options this weekend. We did this after we joined a sailing club here in our new home town, after being without a club last year (boo!)...
So, I told him that I kinda wanted to try IVF one more time. Just once. Just to give him a little one that was biologically his.
His answer? So do I.
Wow. That was a big decision that I think we just made really easily. We had already agreed to start counseling before we started treatment, so I am going to be finding us a counselor in the next couple of weeks. We agreed just one try. That if IVF doesn't work this time around, we will go the route of donor sperm and an IUI/AI. It's just not worth the strain (financially and emotionally) to do it anymore than that. Especially after the way we handled it (OK, really, the way I handled it) the last time around.
I haven't told anyone yet. Just you guys know (which I recognize is, like, the whole world wide web, but no one that knows me IRL reads this yet! In part, for this reason!!)
So, I think we have narrowed it down to two options for a clinic. The first option is in our insurance network, and will therefore our office visits, ultrasounds and possibly lab work (if they do it right there) will all be paid by insurance and just subject to my responsibility. I have also received a recommendation for this clinic. They are also close to work, which is very nice (as those of you that have IF experience, I will be spending some time there!!). The second clinic is not yet in network, although I have requested them to be recruited. (OK, and here's where I admit that I am a manager in a contracting department for my health insurance company. I do not handle the area I live in though, so this rep does not report to me, nor will I be making any decisions that would affect their joining, so no ethics issues here). This clinic has come pretty highly recommended as well.
We agreed to at least do consults with both, and go from there.
I'm excited. I'm nervous. I'm hopeful. K told me this weekend that he really does want another baby. This is great news as so do I!
Phew. Wish me luck! We were planning on starting treatments sometime after Bug turns 1, which is in July!