C didn't sleep last night. With the potential for three conflicting commitments, he was on edge all evening. But he came up with a solution, and it looks like the weather might semi-cooperate. And, to top everything work-related, I finally received a call from one of the nurses at the RE's office- if I have a notarized, signed letter from dear C granting me permission to drop off the sperm, then he doesn't have to do it himself.
Was that really such a big deal? For weeks, the other staff at the RE's have been insisting that my "partner" MUST drop off the sample. They made no allowances for exceptions and gave the impression that it was do-or-die. Today, the nurse who's apparently the "expert" on protocols, said it's not a problem as long as we have the letter. Just a letter. Notarized, yes. But still, just a letter. Why doesn't anyone else in that office know there are ways to work around the rules?
That leaves us with just 2 conflicting obligations, neither of which involve our fertility. The wind is raging, and the snow is definitely falling, but it's accumulating slowly. It started before 7 this morning, and we have almost an inch on the ground at noon. It's not plowable yet, and at this rate we should be OK for a few more hours. As a back-up, C arranged for a family friend to fill in if the call to plow comes before C gets home from work. So it looks like everything is working out fine. The IUIs will happen and C won't miss work, and someone will be plowing his route if the call comes in.
No matter what, everything always works out in the end.
5 years ago