Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Donor Selected

We were excited to receive two additional donor profiles yesterday morning; so in total, we had a choice between 4 donors. I have to admit, I was hoping for a few more than that, but I won't complain. By afternoon yesterday, my hubby and I had decided on our favorite donor of the 4--she was one of the new additions given to us. When it came down to decision-making, we really weighed in on their family medical history, and I was still set on a blue-or green-eyed donor. It's so difficult to pick the "right" donor! I really hope she is the right donor for us.

I contacted our donor coordinator this morning with our selection--I didn't want to waste any time! (if you couldn't tell, I'm a very motivated person) Our next steps are dependent on our donor now. She needs to have additional lab work and a consult, and once that is completed (and everything looks good), we have to sync up our cycles. I'm hoping this next step goes smoothly. It's funny I've been hearing stories where donors back out or can't cycle for several months (due to commitments, etc), so I'm definitely keeping in mind our 2nd choice for a donor (if things don't work out with #1). Keeping my fingers crossed!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

An unexpected supporter

I was driving in the car today with my 4 year old daughter, and if we aren't singing to the car radio, we are chatting away about everything and anything. We've talked many times before about her having a brother or sister, and the conversation happen to come up again today. I said, "I hope I can have another baby." Without any delay, my 4 year old said, "you will, Mommy!" And of course, that proceeded with telling me her favorite names for a sister (Hannah) and brother (Andrew). I really didn't expect her optimistic comment, but it truly made my day (and I couldn't help but feel the hope that she had for me). When my cycle begins, I know she'll be cheering for me!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Well... Really?

Yep, still waiting here! After not hearing from our egg donor coordinator for almost a week, I picked up the phone last week. I wanted to know what was taking so long. She informed me that she's waiting on some photos from a couple donors. I know we all have busy lives, but how difficult is it to email or mail a photo? It gets me wondering, 'do these donors really want to donate their eggs?' I hope I am not over-reacting, but I don't see how such a task can take over 2 weeks! Is it really the donors holding up the process or is it our clinic? So, that was last week, and I'm hoping we have some donors to view this week.

While I had the clinic on the phone, I figured I better make the best of our phone connection. So, I fired away with a few questions. Fortunately, I did get some good news out of our communication. All our blood work came back great and my hubby's semen analysis was fine. Yay! No obstacles on our side, so once again, bring on the donors!