So, Thursday sucked (see below). Big time. But after the fog cleared and I really took in everything the doctor said, something stood out that I hadn’t spent any time thinking about. We could freeze Shawn’s sperm before we go. That way when we return we only have to wait 3 months and not 6 (it’s the males that need 6 months when returning from a Zika country). I emailed back and forth with the clinic on Friday morning and found out it was only $400 to store one sample of Shawn’s speed for up to a year. Pretty sure I spent that on a purse last week soooo it was evident we would proceed this way. I then called the clinic to get more information on the process and they let us know that one sample is actually good for 3 to 8 inseminations so it would actually be enough to carry us through to when Shawn’s sperm would be okay again in June. We will now start IUI in March which is 3 months sooner. Needless to say Friday was a WAY better day. I think I jumped up and down in excitement when I found out we had this option and that it was within our budget. I mean nothing about this baby making process is going to be cheap so in the grand scheme of things what’s another $400? You can’t put a price tag on my sanity these days that for sure.
Whoever said money can’t buy happiness obviously never had to go though fertility treatments.
Happy thanksgiving everyone! I hope you have a wonderful weekend with loved ones and lots of food.