Monday, September 22, 2008


No, I didn't fall off the face of the planet; it just felt that way.

We've been waiting for our donor to start her cycle so we could start the process.  I have been incredibly worried because she was due to start Sept 12 and when we didn't hear from her for a long time, I was freaking that she had either changed her mind or was pg.  (It could happen!)

She very, very kindly emailed our clinic on Friday that she was still waiting to start and new how important it was for us to get started.  (Everybody now:  awwwwww)  And she finally started her cycle today!


Even better, we now scheduled cycle with her aiming for a retrieval on Oct 22-25  and then a transfer back to me October 25-29 depending on whether we do a 3 day transfer (not so good) or a 5 day transfer (great!).  

We are looking at flights now and I am figuring out how to work my teaching schedule.  Also, I've been invited to give a research talk at my graduate school alma mater, which would be very prestigious, but scary. I'm not sure how I can manage stressful baby and work at the same time.  I also might be able to count my ticket as business expense, should I give the talk.  Tax deductible IVF is always a good thing.

We are pretty psyched to get started.  This has certainly been a slow to GO GO GO process!! 


Pam said...

Yeah! I'm glad to see everything has finally taken off for you guys. Good luck!

midlife mommy said...

Woo hoo! Glad you're on your way.

Summer said...

Yay! Now that things are moving along, it should all go faster.

Peeveme said...

How exciting. I'm waiting or my donor to start her period. I hope to be where you are soon.

How cool to be asked to talk at your alma mater.

Kami said...

Very exciting!

I did my first IVF while starting a public speaking job. I was a bundle of nerves. Glad I did both, but not at the same time.