Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Next Steps

Do you ever get the feeling that things are falling into place and just feel right? Well, that's how I'm feeling right now with this whole process. The last 21 months have been such a roller coaster and full of axiety and stress. Once we made the decision to change clinics anxiety and stress all but disappeared. I don't feel anxious or stressed about any of this, and actually have entertained the thought that perhaps this might just work. Of course, I still have V's voice of reason in the background wanting to make sure I'm staying grounded.

So this is my checklist of things to do.

1. Consult with new clinic - DONE
2. Complete donor agency forms and send deposit - DONE
3. Sonohysterogram to ensure tubes are clear - May 26
4. Peruse profiles and select donor
5. Lock in donor with agency
6. Begin cycle with clinic

Once we get to #6 I'll know better what the timing is going to be.

We should be receiving profiles from the donor agency this Friday. Because we're going to do a shared donor cycle, we will receive profiles of donors who are already matched with another recipient couple at the clinic. This means that if we like any of these donors, we would be able make our choice and then the cycle would begin soon after. If we choose a donor who is not currently matched, it will be a wait of about 4-8 weeks probably until another couple selects the same donor. However, from my conversations with the matching coordinator at the agency, there are a couple of donors she'll be sending us that she thinks would be excellent matches for us. So, to say we're excited would be an understatement. :)

I can't believe we've finally gotten to this stage. Woohoo!!


Drowned Girl said...

So glad you're almost underway

Thalia said...

great news that things are progressing. it sounds like it won't be long now.