Monday, March 29, 2010

Fairy Egg Mother

We got our donor information yesterday. Out of respect for our future (possible) children, I'm not going to share all of her details. Suffice it to say, she met our basic requirements. Since this is a completely anonymous process, the details we did receive can only be described as minimal at best. The one sticking point for us is that she was born in 1981 - making her 28/29. It seems to be a little on the old side to me, but she is a proven donor so that is in her favour. We could have said no, but that could delay the process. Also, there were a couple of requirements that may not be met if we go back to the donor pool. It's really real now. Some complete stranger is donating her eggs to us, because of her we hopefully will be able to have the family that we've been trying for over the past 3 years.

Someone else coined this phrase, but she's my fairy egg mother.

Another step towards the DE-IVF has been taken as well. I got my AF on Saturday and started the estrogen. The estrogen is used to counter the affects of the Lupron, it will help ensure my lining is nice and fluffy when the time comes for transfer. Right now I am just taking 1 tablet in the morning (that's for the first 4 days), from days 5 to 7 I will take one in the morning and one at night, then from day 8 onwards I take the tablets 3 times a day (morning, noon, and night).

I go on April 8th for my ultrasound to see how my lining is doing and then we're off April 13th. Two weeks tomorrow we leave.


babyrecipe said...

YAY! For knowing the details! Even if you did get to take a look and choose the one you wanted there would probably be things you weren't hip on. Love the fact that she is proven. That is very important. Think thick and fluffy! My acu session did wonders in that area.

Cathy said...

How exciting!

Mad Hatter said...

Wow! It is really real! Two weeks! How are you feeling now that it is so close? So awesome that you landed a proven donor!
Thinking happy lining thoughts!

Kate said...

Exciting tims! 28/29 sounds pretty darm good to me. The fact that her eggs hve done the trick before is huge.

La La said...

If it makes you feel any better...I just had a baby at 28 (also born in 1981) by ACCIDENT with my Hubbys almost non-existant sperm count. Just a thought. ;)

Happy to read the exciting news!!!

Lost in Space said...

Now that is some good news!!

Congrats on the next big milestone. (-;