Round #4

We were inseminated for the fourth round this past weekend and are now in the blissful two week waiting period. Why blissful? No doctor appointments! Woo Hoo! I’m not the type of person to ever go to the doctor so this has been a baptism by fire.

I’ve gotten to the point where I’m pretty good about being relaxed for the two weeks, not sitting on the edge of my chair (except for in occasional moments of weakness). The first round was definitely the hardest to wait because we were so sure the results were going to come back positive. Now I’ve faced reality and realize that there’s a very good chance that all I’m going to find out at the end of the two weeks is that I need to start the next series of doctor visits, ordering sperm, getting out the test sticks, etc. That makes it a whole lot easier to live blissfully in the moment of not having to do a thing…well, except for take progesterone and get moody. Ahh well, it can’t be perfect but it’s pretty close.

This might sound like we’re not thinking positively anymore, that’s not the case at all. I’ve simply added some reality in there to keep myself balanced and from falling off the edge when I get bad news is all. I’m a person of high highs and low lows and know that so I do what I can in situations like this to keep myself a little more emotionally level. So far so good.

2 thoughts on “Round #4

  • October 13, 2007 at 5:08 am
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    hey,
    hang in there! my partner and i don’t know what that is like, but can imagine the disappointment and difficulty in playing the ‘waiting game’ again. we just did our first at-home insemination (on coming out day, incidentally..lol..), and are itching to do a pregnancy test as soon as possible. waiting is hard. what have you found helps with the emotional rollercoasters of “trying”? and would you recommend progesterone?
    -seattle moms of 2 cute dogs and 1 crazy cat

  • April 7, 2008 at 5:01 am
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    comforting to see another gay couple in the state of georgia! Good luck to you in your trying to conceive. My partner and I are in the beginning stages of trying to conceive our second child. We are hoping that it is as easy for me to get pregnant as it was for her. She got to carry first and now I will carry for our second. It has been an amazing journey as parents so far and we hope it will just as exciting for you as well. Lots of luck and feel free to chat with us and keep us updated on how your journey is coming along

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