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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Stuck Between an RE and a Baby

Hello, my little blog readers. C'mon over to the carpet. Everyone sit down on your pockets, put a bubble in your mouth, and turn on your listening ears. Good job everyone! Well, my little blog readers, today we are learning to count RPL/IF-style. Let us begin:

Years waiting to find the right man ---35.5

Years married to the right man --- 1.5

Years hoping to become a mother --- 40.5

BFPs --- 3

Dead babies --- 3 between April '07 - March '08

Heartbeats seen --- 1

Tears --- millions & millions

OBs/REs --- 2

OB's nurses --- 12

Urologists --- 1

Medical bills to date (since 3/07) --- $5,223

Vials of blood given --- dozens

Number of sticks used for poas - ha! I'll never tell.

Surgeries --- two

Hours in waiting rooms --- 20?

Other "procedures" --- five? ten?

Rx --- 7-10 pills daily

Days off work last year --- ten

People/strangers looking at my hooha --- many

Embarrassing & uncomfortable moments --- tons

Dildo-cams --- undeterminable

CD3 bloodwork --- Saturday

HSG --- Monday

Cost in dollars per IUI --- $2500

Cost in dollars per IVF --- $15,000

A way to pay for anything IF-related --- none, zero, zilch, zip, nada, nunca, never

FEAR & WORRY --- endless

Actually having a baby of our own --- PRICELESS


Jess said...

Aw! I may have to steal this idea! I try NOT to count up the dollars or hours spent, but maybe the reality would hit if I did! Good luck on Saturday and Monday. CD3 is a breeze. Take pain pills before your HSG and bring a panty liner so you don't have to waddle out in a diaper! Call me...I wanna hear how it all goes! :) When does Todd do his thing? Or did he dodge that one?

Laurie said...

Priceless is exactly right.

Susan said...

Aww Kristen I am so sorry, I don't really have anywords for you other then I pray for you daily. You are going to be a wonderful mother!

KandiB said...

I didn't meet Mr. Right until I was 34, and we got married a year and a half later (35.5, too). It certainly speeds things up a bit, huh? So much pressure, yet things just aren't quite the same as they apparently were before Mr. Right? Right? I liked your breakdown. It's amazing how much time, money, and energy we have (and will continue) to put into our search for mommyhood. Here's to both of us making that moment sooner, than later.

Delovely Designs said...

Still praying for you girl. Don't lose hope.

Juicy said...

uh, I don't believe that you are 40.5 years old. You're lying. I'm gonna have to see some proof. I'm guessing more like 26, 27?

I feel your pain, I do. All of it, from the $$ spent, the time waiting, the blood drawn, all the strangers checking out your downstairs's the worst. I wouldn't wish it on anyone.

I hope to hear your BFP soon, you're the one I'm waiting for. I want it so bad for you. So bad.

Wifezzilla said...

good luck on monday.

Maria (MKC101103) said...

Kristin, you are in my daily thoughts that you have all of your dreams come true VERY soon.

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