I left a message for my RE's nurse on Sunday and she called me back this afternoon. Here is the tentative plan:
I will have a saline sonogram done sometime next week. However, my RE won't be able to perform the sonogram because the clinic is closed. Either the radiology department or another doctor will be performing the procedure. Not sure how I feel about this, but it needs to be done within a certain timeframe.
We will attempt to do one more IUI after E returns, but before IVF. If it works - great. That means we save about $7,000 plus I don't have to stick myself an insane amount of times. If it doesn't, then we will go to the IVF orientation on April 18th. I thought that I would start the prep for IVF in March; however, I was originally misinformed. It doesn't look like the clinic is doing anything IVF related in March. I'm actually alright with this. E is supposed to have 2 weeks of vacation at the beginning of April and we were debating going on a vacation. I'll have a week off from student teaching due to spring break, so this actually works out perfectly for us.
The egg retrieval would tentatively occur during the week of May 7 with either a 3 or 5 day transfer. It looks like I'll have to ask to begin my student teaching about a week early so I can have a few days off for the procedures. I don't want to fall behind and have to make up the few days at the beginning of June.
While I'm not trying to dwell on this past IUI failure, it's hard not to be disappointed. I'm glad we have a plan, but it's also disappointing that we have to put TTC on hold for so long. It feels like we're always waiting. My first angel's first birthday should have been this coming Thursday, October 13. What would have our lives been like if that baby would have been born?
Also, possibly the only positive that came out of this IUI was finding out that 2 doses of progesterone is needed each day. My LP while on 1 dose was 10 days. My LP this time was 13 days, which is back in the "normal" range. I wonder what would have happened with the first 3 IUIs if I had been on the progesterone 2 times a day instead of 1? There I go again, dwelling on the past. I really need to just move on, live in the present, and look forward to the future. It's still hard at this point, but I'll get there. Someday.