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!!