I’m trying so hard to keep my expectations in shape for this upcoming IUI. A part of my heart wants to leap with excitement, convinced that this was exactly what we needed in order to get pregnant. The other part of me, the rational part, cautions my heart, warning me of all the months of disappointment. In reality, our odds of getting pregnant with an IUI are only about 15%-20%…not the best out there. Obviously, it’s better than what we’ve been doing, which puts us at a solid “batting ZERO,” so there is that. Still, trying to manage my expectations. It’s so hard when you want to hope so bad, but don’t want to be crushed under disappointment.
What are those of you out there, undergoing fertility treatments, doing to help manage expectations? I’d love to hear suggestions!