Monday, June 28, 2010

and we have liftoff!

I just made the first appointment at the fertility clinic and am scheduled for next Thursday.  This is the consultation appointment. I would presume that after this appointment, it's going to be a matter of charting my cycle and peeing on sticks to pinpoint ovulation.  I need to pick up some ovulation predictor sticks.

I have narrowed down my donor choices to a top 5. Of course, they may change a little this evening when I get home and look again. The top two are selected though, so it's going to depend on the vial availability.  Cool thing is that the cryobank is co-located with the fertility clinic so there won't be any shipping or waiting for the swimmers to arrive.

Sunday, June 27, 2010


In light of my increasing stress over not having a support group, I searched for something close to me and came up with a big fat goose egg. There doesn't appear to be anything near me for SMCs. Which I find to be terribly odd. I know the DC are has got to be full of professional, single women who are in my shoes so to speak. So, I took it upon myself to create a meetup group.  Let's hope it's a success.


So here it is, the end of June. Summer is in full swing and I am still thinking and pseudo-planning this whole having a baby thing.  I keep going back and forth about timing. I like the idea of having the baby before the hot summer months (who wants to be 8-9 months along and miserable in the heat?), and I feel like May is a great month for a birthday.  Mine is in May and I've always loved that time of year. It's not too hot, fresh fruit is in season and kids are still in school which allows for good birthday parties. Of course, this means getting pregnant sometime in August. August is not that far away.

I heard a great quote the other day. I think it was on Grey's Anatomy, and it was something like: Q- "When is the perfect time to have a baby?" A- "There is no perfect time. If you wait for the perfect time, you'll never do it."

A big part of me wants to just stop thinking about everything and just do it. Just call the doctor on Monday and tell her I need that referral to the fertility clinic and make the appointment. Just go get inseminated after this next cycle and que serĂ¡ serĂ¡!

But then, I think about the timing, the money, the complete lack of support and assistance I have here and I feel like a dope for even thinking about doing this so utterly alone.