It's been over an hour since my last post, did you miss me? Haha.
Well I just called and made an appointment with my gyno to get yet another referral to the RE. That's right, they've already submitted two referrals in the past year and a half, but at the time my insurance didn't cover squat, and hubs and I certainly didn't have the money to pay for it. So this time it's for real. I got an appointment for this Thursday morning, so thankfully I won't have to wait too long.
I also called the RE again and got some more pricing info for IUI, and man is it expensive! $1300-1600 per cycle, not including meds. Oy. It makes me really nervous to ask my parents for that much money, but ask I must. I'll let you know when that happens.
UPDATE: I checked out a second place and they price theirs totally differently than the first. The actual insemination procedure at place #2 is $200, the sperm wash is $170. She said a medicated C with clomid is about $700-1000, and with injectables "easily a few thousand." Ultrasounds and bloodwork are additional as well. This is a more "a la cart" place than the first, it seems. (The first place includes all monitoring, semen collection, etc. in that $1300-1600 price range.)
So, it's really hard to make a comparison... Hubs wants me to call a third office, guess I will have to do that after lunch!