I just talked to S a little bit ago and she just got done with her CD3 RE check up. Looks like all of the little eggs/follicles are doing good and while she does have a cyst, it is small and no big deal. The RE also checked to see if there would be any problems with the actual insemination and that is all clear too. So it looks like we are good to go, but I think that the RE upset S a little bit with how aggressive he wants to be with fertility treatments. He wants us to basically spend an additional $1,300 on this cycle in addition to the $2,000 we are already spending to do ultrasounds and add a few different fertility drugs depending on how the CD10 ultrasounds go. Now, I’ve been reading all of your different blogs (those of you who are TTC) and I know this is pretty normal that he would want to do this. But S isn’t a big blog reader and so I think she was surprised that he wanted to do all of this right away. Plus she is on her period so she might be a bit sensitive. And I know that he wants to do all of the testing and drugs just to ensure that we get pregnant as fast as possible (and I’m sure to make his stats look good), but we really do want to try to do this as natural as possible, at least the first try. We have no reason to think that anything is wrong with S and that this won’t work. She has very regular cycles and now that the thyroid is in check, is perfectly healthy and is only 29. I’m proud that S stood up to his doctor bullying ways and said no, that we will try this without all of this extra stuff added on.
But this brings me to a question for you all, how quickly did you/would you get aggressive about TTC? It does seem like a big waste of money to spend $2,000 a month and still not be doing everything we can to get pregnant. I think that S wants to do two unassisted cycles before moving onto the ultrasound/drug song and dance, but I think that we should do just one cycle and then move on. Really if S was down to do it the first time though I would do it. But I understand why she doesn’t want it and I support it. I just can’t stomach spending $4,000, $6,000, $8,000 etc. to try doing the same exact thing over and over again when we can just spend extra on the second cycle and up our chances. Obviously I hope/wish/think we will get pregnant on the first try, considering S’s conditions above and along with the fact that we have been charting her ovulation for the past three months and will be doing two IUI’s this cycle. I guess it’s just the money that blows my mind and the thought of waiting a single second later to meet my future child that kills me. I guess we will just have to see what the next 30 days holds and make decisions once we get to that next bridge. But I really am curious about all of your opinions on this.