Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Calm before the storm

I went in for one more lining scan today and it was over 10 which the doc said was good.

The egg retrieval is tomorrow.

Tonight, I am going to write a letter to the donor. We are also going to give her a gift card to a fancy restaurant in town. I don't know what else to give her. Maybe some flowers? What did anyone else do for their egg donor? I just want her to know that we really really appreciate her and what she has done for us cannot be compensated only by money.

The embryo transfer will either be Saturday (3 day) or Monday (5 day). I was mentally prepared for Monday so when she mentioned Saturday, I got nervous all of a sudden. I had worked out how I would spend the weekend, relaxing, a little socializing, and preparing for bed rest. Now, I maybe have to prepare for bed rest on Friday after work.

They'll call me after the egg retrieval tomorrow and give me an idea but we won't really know until they see how they fertilize and progress.

I really can't believe I am already here. It seemed like such a long wait and now tomorrow the embryos will be created (please, let them be created). That's amazing. I'm calm but excited. I'm really excited. This could work.


Jennifer said...

Such an exciting time for you! I wish you and those embies the best. The gift for your donor sounds nice too.

Summer said...

You're getting so close! Good luck for tomorrow.

The donor gift was hard because you only know so much about her and you don't want to get her something she might not like, yet you want to show her your appreciation somehow.

We also got her a restaurant gift card and some flowers. We also got some chocolates.

Meghan said...

Good luck!!

I think the flowers or a gift card would be appropriate, just something to recognize and appreciate her

Anonymous said...

I'm so excited and nervous for you!! I really, really hope it works. When is the soonest you will know something?

Karen said...

I'm wishing you the best of luck!

I think the gift card and flowers are completely appropriate.

Wordgirl said...

I can't wait to hear the news!



Swim said...

Things have progressed very quickly since I last checked in on you.

Fingers crossed for a good fert report!

DCat said...

Just checking in and wishing you good luck! You seem to emotionally and spiritually be in a great place!!