Monday, August 22, 2011

Watch Me Here...

Monday, August 22, 2011
Here's the episode of MamamiaTV that I'm in.

Ask, comment, let me know your thoughts please

N x

My TV Cherry Has Been Popped and More

The end of last week was quite eventful...

My Egg Donor had her harvest on Wednesday and I had to wait anxiously for the results. 

Five eggs

I've invested a lot of money and more emotional energy into this and, quite honestly, thought (or maybe was just under the impression) that by using a donor who is under 35, she'd have more eggs, which would give me more embryos and more of a chance to have my so-wanted baby.

I'll focus on the ones that I have and hopefully won't need to have this "conversation" again!

Then on Wednesday afternoon I was asked to be on Mamamia...not the website, the TV SHOW, which airs on Fridays. My topic - sperm donors. I jumped at the opportunity because, hells, who wouldn't want their first TV appearance to be on a subject that, until quite recently, was taboo? The show is shot during the day and aired that evening. 

Of course, when I had my fertility clinic appointment on Thursday, I was informed my embryo transfer would be at the exact time on Friday I was going to be at the Sky News studio. Thankfully, the staff at the clinic are accommodating...the nurse called the Doctor and asked if it could be done on Saturday instead. DONE

Despite the shitty, cold, rainy weather, Friday was SO MUCH FUN. I was a bit nervous, but more so right before it went to air because EVERYONE I know, was watching!
I'll post the link to the show when it's up on Mamamia's website.

Out of the five eggs, two embryos survived. One was transferred on Saturday morning.

It's name is Kismet...

N x

Thursday, August 18, 2011

The Next Steps

Thursday, August 18, 2011

My donor had her egg pick up yesterday. After I was told on Saturday, it was touch and go whether the head nurse was going to recommend she cancel the cycle because she had only three follicles. Then on Monday, I was told another one had appeared over the weekend and my donor was going to be triggered that night. This means having the last shot which boosts her hormone levels. Egg pick up is always scheduled exactly 36 hours after. You usually have to set an alarm to wake up in the middle of the night to inject yourself.

So...the doctor collected five eggs, of which three have matured after their egg/sperm date last night and there's one that is iffy.

Over the past six weeks, I've been on Syneral twice a day. Then two weeks ago, I was told to start taking another hormone called Progynova...three times a day. Now that my Donor has had her harvest, I've stopped the Syneral and am having to insert Progesterone Pesseries three times a day. All I can say is thank goodness for my iphone calendar which alerts me to everything, otherwise there's no way I'd remember when to take what!!!

The Clinic wants me to have the transfer tomorrow afternoon. Any other day of any other week, this would not be a problem. Tomorrow, however, I've been asked to be on MamaMia. A tv show on cable, to talk about sperm donors.
I asked whether it was possible to wait until Saturday. I mean, if the embryos are strong, I would have thought one extra day together in the Petrie dish would be a good thing.
The Doctor agreed to Saturday morning.

This is a good week...

I'm bursting my TV cherry AND I'm going to be pregnant.

New Blog Home

I've been wanting to move my blog from where it was to here, for a very long time. I wasn't happy with how it looked, so I called on the exceptional talents of my friend Sass at Moozoo Designs. She moved everything and answered all my inane questions and changes regarding font, color and design,

It's a work in progress, but I think I'll be happy here and I'm sure you will enjoy visiting my blog, as I'll be posting more.

N x