Thursday, September 25, 2008

One Step

We got our blood test back and everything is what it should be! Banks is O+ and I'm A+ (which I knew but didn't have documentation of). We're waiting for Banks' SA results but other than that his testing is done.

Our phone consult w/ CNY is set for Weds. 10/1. I can't wait! I'm so excited to have that scheduled. It'll be done and we'll be ready to cycle as soon as Banks is or in march/april whichever comes first.

It's silly but I keep hoping Banks'll change his mind and want to cycle sooner. But really an April transfer is good and we won't have to worry as much about weather messing up our flights to NY.

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


I'm so excited we have completed our bloodwork, s.a., and my pap and swabs. Progress is being made. I'm anxiously awaiting the call to set up our phone consult but I heard through the grapevine that there isn't any real wait. That makes me happy. It'll be nice to have the red tape out of the way and know that we can move forward when we're ready.
I have to put the donor profiles off limits though, it's not helping w/ the waiting. There's a donor I like for various reasons and I'm worried that if we put ourselves on her list she'll be available before or after Banks wants to cycle, so I'm trying to keep an open mind but it's easier to avoid it for now. I've gone through it and narrrowed it down to ones who basically fit what we're looking for, when we get closer I'll ask for more info and see about specifics of previous cycles and see what Banks thinks.
On top of all this Boss' water broke this morning so she's out for at least 6 weeks, and hopefully 12!
So all in all this is shaping up to be a good week.

Restlessness and discontent are the first necessities of progress.
Thomas A. Edison

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Walking on Sunshine

I'm looking forward to this week.
First we have our testing on Monday! Not looking forward to the actual sticks, etc. but I'm excited to check it off the list.

Second, I'm working at the other location all week so no boss! Hopefully after this week she'll be out on maternity leave for a bit and by the time she's back I'll have had a nice break. W/ a little luck my patience will have time to return and by the time she gets to me again we'll be getting close to our cycle and I'll be in a more agreeable mood.

I'm also excited that we should have a date for our phone consult sometime this week! It feels so good to check these things of 1 by 1. It just feels like things are FINALLY coming together.

and don't it feel good!!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Please Mr. Postman

So paperwork is completed, pic printed, and are all ready to be mailed tomorrow. Once the clinic receives them the de coordinator will call to set up the phone consult.

So we should have an appointment by this time next week. At least if the mail isn't ridiculously delayed. That'll be just around the time we have the dr's appointment. We should have our bloodwork and Bank's SA done, and should be able to schedule my sis/shg the next week. So things are moving along!!

The phone consult should be sometime in the next month or so. Once we have the consult I'll focus on donor selection. I have to hold off till January to request unless they're currently matched.

Anyway, things are good and I can't wait! It feels so good to actually be doing something about cycling. I'm glad progress is being made.

(C'mon deliver the letter, the sooner the better)Mister Postman

Sunday, September 14, 2008


I added the follower gadget so add yourself if you want!

plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose*

Banks and I talked some more this weekend and now we're movin up the initial consult! I'm going to call Monday and schedule it, hopefully have the consult by the end of October. After that we're just going to coast until spring and plan to cycle in April.

I guess Banks was worried that we'd move to quickly if we went ahead and did the consult, but after we talked and agreed on when we'd cycle he felt better about it. It was Jojobee's suggestion and I'm glad I brought it up w/ Banks. I can't believe it 7 months until we cycle! It seems so far away but it'll pass quickly I'm sure.

I feel so much better knowing all the details. I know when we're doing each of the steps which really helps. I think a lot of my unhappiness was from the uncertainty of the situation.

I guess this isn't a big change, hence the title of this post, but it feels ore official and settled now which is a big help.

*translation: The more things change, the more they stay the same

Friday, September 12, 2008

Turn! Turn! Turn!

Things are clicking along slowly but surely. I spoke w/ my RE and we should be getting the tests done pretty soon. Blood Tests, Pap, etc. on the 22nd and the HSG/SIS as soon as my cycle allows. I made a spread sheet of the things we have to do before we cycle and I can't wait to start checking them off!

We had a wonderful visit w/ my family over Labor Day weekend it was great to have a nice long weekend w/ them.

We're almost down to 16 weeks!! I'm so ready to FINALLY get moving on this. I also set up a spreadsheet of the donors to make it easier to keep track of what I think of each of them. Since the DE coordinator said that we could request a donor a few months before we want to cycle I want to be ready w/ our preferences when we get in touch w/ them. I clearly have way to much time on my hands to play w/ excel.

The only downer is Banks won't say when he wants to cycle. I did talk him into considering calling before Christmas. If we call then we should be able to have our consult in January I can start my mock cycle at the end of the month and be ready to cycle in March/April if Banks agrees and everything goes smoothly. That would mean possibly (if we're lucky and it works) having a christmas/new year's baby. I'd rather start sooner of course but I can live w/ that schedule.

I'm at a good place right now and am just focusing on getting the testing taken care of so that we're ready to move forward asap! I'll feel so much better once the red tape is out of the way and we're clear to cycle when we want to.

I'm looking forward to the new year, But I'm trying to focus on the here and now. Some days are better than others. Today is a good day and I'm looking forward to a nice quiet weekend spent w/ Banks.

To everything (turn, turn, turn)There is a season (turn, turn, turn)And a time for every purpose, under heaven
Turn! Turn! Turn!