My cycle officially began on June 25th of ovulation will most likely occur on the 8th or 9th of July! I set up shipping for the sperm and it will arrive at my doctor's office on the 4th. I've also decided NOT to try in August. I really don't want to spend the money on something that has such low chance of success. Plus I'm on summer vacation and I want to enjoy myself, which I won't be able to do if I spend all my money on the second try. Another thing is that if I try the second time I will have to have another two week wait and I don't know if I will be able to handle it. My first two week wait I have quite a bit planned. I know there isn't anything I plan on doing that wouldn't be safe. In August though I want to go to a theme park. If I'm pregnant then that isn't an issue because everyone will know why I'm not riding rides, but if I'm just during my two week wait (and not everyone knows I'm trying) then I miss out on the rides and if it ends up negative I feel like I've not only missed out on money I could have enjoyed but also fun.
I've also been talking a lot with my surrogate. Her chances are very high and I truly have no desire to be pregnant. It seems more practical to save the money I would spend on the sperm and put it towards her trying next year. If I manage to have fertilization, my cycle is short and I have endo so it might not implant. If I manage to have implantation there is still a high chance that I will miscarry during the first trimester. If I make it past there I have a high chance (family history and I am morbidly obese) that I will have gestational diabetes.
If it doesn't work I'm going to focus on losing weight next year. Because of the remote location that I live in my best option is Nutrisystem. It's hard to get fresh fruit and vegetables, we never get fresh meat.
I REALLY want this cycle to work though. Despite the endo and weight issues I have regular cycles and because of the supplements I have been taking they are getting longer and aren't very painful. It's easier (and cheaper) for me to be pregnant. If I could afford IVF financially and time wise I would but I am only in the city for two months and it's not long enough to spend it doing IVF. Only about a week until my insemination! Fingers and toes crossed that it works!
I am 30, single, vegan, and been on my journey to becoming a single mother since 2013. I have struggled with infertility and I am now on the path to international adoption of a little girl with Down syndrome. Come join me on my journey to becoming a mother!
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