This morning we found out that our third IUI was unsuccessful. We appreciate all the thoughts and prayers you’ve all given us during this past cycle, and I think now we need them more than ever before. During the last cycle I asked my nurse practitioner how many IUI’s they typically recommend before moving on. She said after three the chances of future IUIs being successful drops and they recommend moving on to IVF at that point. They will, however, do more IUIs if that’s what you want. After a lot of thinking and talking Josh and I have made a really tough decision. We’ve decided that this is the end of fertility treatments for us. We don’t feel that we have a great chance of additional IUIs being successful and we don’t feel that IVF is the right choice for us either.
This will not be the end our adventure, though. When we are ready we will start the process to adopt to have the family we’ve been trying to start for so long now. We have a lot of researching and learning to do. I’m so thankful to be on this adventure with Josh. Knowing that I have always been concerned that I may not be able to get pregnant, Josh has always said that no matter what we would have a family. And we will; it just might take a little longer than we’d hoped. I plan to keep writing on the blog and keep everyone updated on our adventure. I don’t know when we will start the adoption process, so there may not be many updates for a while. I figure we’ll just see how it goes. But our adventure is really just beginning and we are up for this new challenge.