Wednesday, July 25, 2007

More Belinda (donor) updates

Things are starting to happen pretty quickly now. Belinda got in for her personality assessment (don't get me started on why they do this for egg donors and not sperm donors), she has her pre-cycle physical scheduled and we will all three (Brad, Belinda, me) will be meeting with the lawyer on Monday. If that all goes well - and I fully expect it will - just CD3 blood work for Belinda and a meeting with the social worker. We will both go on BCP's with our next cycle.

Belinda also spoke with the donor egg coordinator at our clinic today who said that it is striking how alike the two of us are. I think we are amazingly alike too both in appearance and personality.

Here is a picture of the two of us the day we met and first seriously discussed Belinda being our egg donor.

I'm the one who is 39.5 years old.

I did have a bit of a meltdown when my nurse coordinator told me to let her know when my next CD1 is so that I can go on BCP's to get in sync with Belinda. If I was cycling with my eggs, she wouldn't have be go on BCP's so soon. That may seem like a small thing, but it makes the whole "this is a donor cycle not my egg cycle" idea hit home. I really hate that someone else is doing what I should be doing. Fortunately, I have an office at my new job so I can close my door and cry. Which I did - and it helped.

9 comments:

Lori said...

Keeping fingers and toes crossed. You both look fantabulous!

Irish Girl said...

Wow, I'm excited for you! I agree with lori ... you two do look fabulous!

Meg said...

Ok so which one of you is 39.5 years old? You both look sooo young. Glad to hear things are progressing so nicely. You're lucky you have an office. My last breakdown was out in the cube world for all my coworkers to see. Very embarrassing :(

Kami said...

Thank you ladies! I am the one on the right.

Inconceivable said...

what a beautiful picture!! Good luck to you in this process - blessings

Ann said...

In my opinion, crying (even breakdown crying) is a good thing. It lets us get all our emotions out there so we can move on to bigger and better things in life. And I agree--you both look really cute!

SULLY said...

You two could be SISTERS! That is great that you found someone not only whom you like, but who looks like you!

Good luck, and shut that door whenever you need too!

Pamela Jeanne said...

So very happy that you've found a great match in Belinda. What a wonderful woman and an incredible experience you're sharing together.

I also can completely relate to your meltdown. I got tears in my eyes just thinking about *your* tears and what prompted them.

Leah said...

I'm excited and scared at the same time for you as this cycle starts. I have so much hope for you, yet I somewhat understand how emotional it must be to accept the donor egg reality. Please know I'm sending you loads of happy thoughts and strength.

Brenda is absolutely gorgeous and seems to have a warm, genuine smile. You are as beautiful on the outside as I suspect you are on the inside as well. :-)