This morning we went in for the IUI. Well, Frank went in first. Then I showed up about an hour later.
Before we began the procedure, the doctor let us know that our odds, because of some of my weird test results, are about half of what a normal couple’s odds are with IUI. And those odds are pretty slim to begin with anyway.
Hey, it’s a lot better than what we would have had on our own. I won’t turn my nose up at any chance. I will embrace it and hope that I am on the good side of those odds.
The procedure was quick and pretty painless. Just a little bit of cramping and then we sat and waited and prayed.
And then Frank tried to take his forehead’s blood pressure and check my heart rate with the stethoscope.
The only thing that stopped him from following through was that I reminded him that the stethoscope had been in other people’s ears.
We won’t know for quite some time whether or not this worked. I take great comfort in knowing a few very important things:
- God is sovereign over all things. This means my life is under His authority. He has control of this situation – all of this is in His hands.
- God has a plan. It may not be my plan, but it is a plan. And that plan is to give us hope and a future. It may not be the way I want it, but it will be the right way.
- My husband is awesome. He is a tremendous partner and friend. But – I swear to you Frank – if you don’t put away the exam light that is attached to the exam table, I will make you sit outside in the lobby. Ok?
So that’s it. Praise God that we’ve made it this far! Praise Him that we are not out of options!
And now we wait and hope and pray.
Tick. Tock. Tick. Tock.