Slight change in the plans. We will still get this done in July but more towards the end instead of mid-month. The latest estimated dates are that I will start Lupron on June 20. The donor will begin her stims on July 11 with retrieval around the 23 or 24 and the embryo transfer (please! let there be a transfer) 3 - 5 days after that. So looking at the two week wait completed in early August. I've given up on my 4th of July surprise but that's fine. I can enjoy the 4th without being in the agony of the 2WW.
Meanwhile, I'm determined to take this time to get in better shape. I pulled out my bicycle about 2 weeks ago to go buy some frozen yogurt and I was surprised how much I loved being on the bike. I have been using the elliptical machine at gym for the last few months and and my legs have gotten much stronger. Well, stronger legs make for an easier time riding a bike. There's a hill to our house that used to wipe me out and now I can go up it easily. So, with this newfound bike riding ability, I've been trying to ride my bike every day. I woke up early this morning and took a 30 minute ride around my town. It was great! Very few cars on the road and I really enjoyed it. So, my goal for the next 6 weeks is to keep riding my bike and see if I can drop 5 or 6 pounds. It's nice to be outside rather than in the gym, too.
All this waiting is trying my patience, though I know it does serve a purpose. I am getting more emotionally ready for this as each day passes. I am anxious for it to happen rather than resigned that this is what I have to do to get pregnant. DH and I have had a lot of time to talk about all the options. We certainly don't feel rushed. And we've been able to put this as our first priority over the summer, delaying making plans saying that this is the most important thing we are doing now; everything else can work around it. It feels nice to be single minded on this topic.
The money is a worry but I borrowed money for grad school and a car and those have been paid off. Why not borrow money for a chance at a baby?
Oh, and the best news? I don't have to do PIO! I am going to use the progestero.ne suppositories again. I don't love them but honestly, I was dreading those intramuscular shots. DH was claiming that he was ready to give them to me no problem but when I told him last night that he was off the hook, he shouted hallelujah!