What a journey so far! Advice welcome.

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What a journey so far! Advice welcome.
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Sun, 08-23-2009 - 11:06pm

Hi everyone,


I am new so please forgive any faux pas I make. I joined because a friend who has been TTC and has had miscarriages and difficulties told me about it.


After years of trying and one miscarriage that was so devastating, we decided to use an egg donor. Even though we went through a few donors, it has been a good process. We first saw our RE on April 30 and had the transfer on Aug 22. Our first donor didn't have "peppy" eggs and we decided not to wait while she went off the pill to have another exam. We listened to our gut and I am glad because she ended up deciding not to stay with our donor broker and dropped out. Our second person of interest had a schedule conflict. Our third failed the psych test. Then, we found our fourth. She's been a dream and I think it was just meant to be with her.


This wasn't our first choice of how to have a baby, but now it feels destined.


Even though we switched donors, it only took a month or so to decide and get going. I went on Lupron early -- in May -- because of my severe pain with endo. Once our cycles were in synch in July, it went fast. The meds have been easy to tolerate.


Just wanted to tell you about what yesterday was like. Thought it might help anyway who is going to go through this.

It was really easy... almost crazy easy. We got there around 7:15 and by:30 were in a gown (me) and scrubs (him) with little hats and booties. My hubby looked so cute. The doc came and said "It's a good day to get pregnant." Dr McDreamy always says "It's a good day to save lives." So it was funny.

They put me in stirrups and almost inverted me so my bottom was high and my upper body was laying way back. Jim, my hubby,

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, 08-24-2009 - 7:44am

Hi!

 


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Mon, 08-24-2009 - 1:27pm

Elle -


Best wishes in your 2WW.

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Mon, 08-24-2009 - 10:45pm

Welcome to our board.

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Registered: 08-23-2009
Tue, 08-25-2009 - 9:35am

Thanks so much! I'm just trying to think positive, loving thoughts and stay busy.


I appreciate the responses!


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 egg donor transfer in 8-09 and waiting for results. Holding breath!


I joined this board to find more people like me, to bond, to grow, to learn, and to share.

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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Registered: 06-15-2009
Tue, 08-25-2009 - 10:43am

Elle,


Congratulations on what sounds like a beautiful tranfer...and welcome to the 2ww.