Ryan and I went to Sedona, AZ for our honeymoon. It was amazing! As I type this, we are waiting to board our 2:40 flight back to DC from Phoenix airport. We stayed at the Enchantment Resort and couldn't have been more pleased with our experience. The views were unreal. I felt like I was walking around in a painting the entire week there. We shared quite a few pics on our Instagram(s) if you wanna head over and check out a bit of the journey.
Before leaving for our BAEcation, I was due to ovulate on cycle day 11 (that's my normal time, like clockwork since our miscarriage). For those of you not up to speed (catch up here), we had our first IUI last month and our second was supposed to be last week, on cycle day 12. It didn't happen. God and my body had other plans. I was an anxiety filled wreck a few days before leaving. I had not yet gotten a positive ovulation kit, and I was terrified that we missed my peak day (we didn't) or that it was not going to come in time (it didn't). Either way, I was losing it, to say the least. In my mind, we NEEDED that IUI before leaving. Because that was the plan; we couldn't break the plan! Ovulation, where are you? *me in my head*
Needless to say, the real plan was that my ovulation day had shifted to cycle day 13. We got our smiley OPK (ovulation predictor kit) on cycle day 13. side note: be ready to learn lots of abbreviations in these TTC [trying to conceive] posts. Typically, with IUIs, you can't get the procedure until you're around 36 hours post ovulation. We were leaving bright and early the next morning, and there was no way we could get IUI #2. I wasn't happy about this, at all.
Me being upset didn't matter. We were not getting our second IUI, and I had to be OK with that (tough!). Instead, I was to go on my honeymoon, enjoy myself, not stress and attempt to try for our baby without pressure with some ol' fashioned babymaking. The Universe is humbling, I tell ya! That turned out to be the best bet! Relinquishing control, enjoying my amazing husband, not being a stress ball and having fun was much needed. Who knows, maybe we made our baby in Sedona, unassisted and without anxiety.
I am gonna wrap this up because, well, we are about to board. I can't wait to get back home and squeeze my daughter! We have missed her so much. Sedona was great. Phoenix is super cool. But it's time to journey home!