Pregnancy Test This Week/File on Donor

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Pregnancy Test This Week/File on Donor
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Sun, 08-30-2009 - 9:25pm

Oh my. One week down and a few more days to go. My pregnancy blood test is Friday. Our transfer was last Saturday. I'm impatient and even though I knew it would be negative, I have taken two pregnancy tests. I know, crazy right? I had a bunch left over from when we were TTC on our own.


I'm having some breast tenderness, which is a good sign for me because in my one pregnancy we had the old-fashioned way (which ended in miscarriage) that was my first symptom. No others yet. I cramp all the time from endometriosis so I would never know if the cramping was different.


I'm excited and nervous. We used a fresh donor egg, actually two, and we still have four fertilized that are frozen. It's all coming down to the wire now.


On another note, I made a file about my donor. Her pictures, profile of her likes, medical history, quotes about life, favorite movies, etc. I also have her psych report -- I know some clinics don't do that, but I worked with a great donor agency and they were okay with it as long as my clinic was. I'm just trying to distance myself from thinking about her. I want to be thankful for her contribution but not preoccupied by it.


I made a comment the other day that disturbed me. I'm in HR and the donor is going to medical school. I said something like "I wonder if the baby/babies will be into liberal arts like me or go to med school like the Mom." I had never thought anything like that or said anything like that. I know in my heart I will be the Mom so it shocked me that I said that. I am confident that once a baby is growing inside me, I feel him/her kick, give birth, see the first smile and on and on that I will feel 100% like the Mom. It just bother me I said that. Maybe I just don't know what to call her -- other than donor, which sounds so clinical.


Any way, wish me luck. I'm sure I'll take another home test before Friday! I can't help myself.


Thanks for all the support and good luck to anyone about the do the process and waiting for results. Well, good luck to all of us who want a little one... or two... or three.


Elle


With my husband since 2000. TTC since 2004. I have endo and have had 3 laps. Also have IC. One miscarriage in 2008. Completed fresh egg donor transfer in 8-09 and it didn't work. Had a second transfer with frozen embies week of 9-20. I joined this boar

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Mon, 08-31-2009 - 7:10am

Oooh, the countdown!

 


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Mon, 08-31-2009 - 9:18am
Lots of luck for a +++ beta!

 


Amber



Mason James was born 8/21/10, 8lbs 12 oz after close to 3 years of infertility.
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Mon, 08-31-2009 - 9:55am
Best of luck for a positive beta on Friday.

~Christine~


TTC since 6/2007. 
IVF #1 Jan 2009 - BFN
IVF# 2  April 2009 - BFN
IVF# 3 July

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Mon, 08-31-2009 - 2:26pm

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you! I understand about POAS!

Best wishes,
Gabrielle






From Womack DSW

IVF 1# ICSI & AH-BFN 04/08.


After too many failed natural cycles to mention, discover that previously clear tubes have become blocked after surgery to remove fibroids (however, no more fibroids). Decent FSH for 40 year old

Franklin and Callan

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Registered: 08-23-2009
Mon, 08-31-2009 - 4:04pm

Thanks everyone. I appreciate the well wishes.


With my husband since 2000. TTC since 2004. I have endo and have had 3 laps. Also have IC. One miscarriage in 2008. Completed fresh egg donor transfer in 8-09 and it didn't work. Had a second transfer with frozen embies week of 9-20. I joined this boar

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Mon, 08-31-2009 - 4:18pm

I often forget that my DD does not have my DNA. At the pediatricians they were asking if excema was in my family, as it can be inherited. I started mentioning how I have it as does my father... then I remembered... this type of thing has happened before!

goodluck! I hope this is it for you!

-Judy- me 36, DH 36, DS born 6/12/2000 and DD born 4/19/2009

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-Judy- me 36, DH 36, DS born 6/12/2000 and DD born 4/19/2009

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Tue, 09-01-2009 - 10:25am

You are the mom... I would take the cells for what they are and move on.

My story:  Tried for many years.   Did 1 insemination, 3 IVF, adopted our beautiful son in 2011.  Trying one last IVF cycle in April 2014