It’s been a week since the IUI. I don’t think it worked. It seems like at this point last time, when we had conceived Zippy, I was exhausted, thirsty all the time, and peeing non stop. I haven’t felt any of those symptoms so far. We have our blood test on Monday (6/29) and I’m not holding out much hope that it will be good news. I’m going to be devastated if this did not work. We had 1 shot to go for this. Now I don’t think we’ll be able to try again, unless we win the lottery. It makes me so angry that the only thing stopping us from having a child is money. It’s just not fair.
In other news, we are getting a new “baby” of sorts…we’ve decided to get another dog. We have one 3 year old dog now named Malcolm Reynolds (named after a character from the TV show Firefly/movie Serenity). We got Mal when he was 8 weeks old and now we’re ready for him to have a “sibling.” Mal is a mix between a chihuahua and a terrier (what kind we’re not sure). Here’s Malcolm:
Our new puppy will also be named after a character from Firefly/Serenity. Her name is Inara Serra:
She is 7 weeks old. Unfortunatly, we don’t have her home yet. We’ll pick her up on Sunday after we move. My husband is starting school in the fall, so we’re moving closer to his school. Her mix: her mom is a bichon frise/shih tzu mix and her dad is a dachshund. You can see she gets most of her looks from daddy! I’m so excited to have her joining our family.
I’ve wanted a new puppy for a while, but I think this is a good time to get her. I’ve been antsy all week wanting to go pick her up. It’s kept my mind off of the wait for the blood test. Also, if it does turn out to be a BFN, at least I’ll have her to fill my life for a while. Having a new puppy is very much like a new baby. We found that out when we got Malcolm. You have to get up in the middle of the night to take them out to go potty. They sleep a lot and sometimes make little puppy crying sounds. You have to constantly watch them to make sure they’re not getting into things they’re not supposed to, or chewing on things they shouldn’t. The only difference is that you can’t leave a baby in a crate all day while you’re at work!
I hope you are all doing well. Thank you for all of the comments and support you give. I don’t go through a day without checking on my IF blogging community at least twice. I rejoice with you when things go well, and cry with you when they don’t. I’m so grateful to have this community to be with me on my own journey.