Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Trigger tonight!

I am getting very excited. Correction - I am very exited. I went with Belinda to her appointment today. When I got to the waiting room Belinda was already making small talk with other people in the room. She is such a trooper! So I joined in the conversation. A few others joined in and while it wasn't completely relaxed - after all, we are all pretty anxious - it was still nice. During the conversation I "outed" Belinda as my donor. I hope it didn't make her too uncomfortable. I suspect most people were too busy thinking, "Thank God I don't need a donor" to be envious or sad because of Belinda's fertility.

Today was the first day I was more happy and hopeful about this working out than I was sad about not being the genetic contributor. It felt so good to be around Belinda. I felt like I was sharing her energy - that we are a part of the same process.

It was great to once again join Belinda for her ultrasound. She has some good looking follicles. It was nice to see them on the screen all crowded together in the ovary. It felt just like they were mine. The RE thinks we will get 10-12 good eggs. My RE seems very happy with that, so I am too.

After our appointment, we asked the nurse to mark Belinda for her HCG shot. She was so excited for us - she gave both me and Belinda a big hug. The people at my clinic have really gone out of there way to be supportive. Of course, Belinda has just been unbelievably wonderful.

Tonight at 10:00 Belinda will get her trigger shot. We will all (Brad, Belinda, and me) be there for the retrieval on Thursday at 9:00 am. I can't wait.

21 comments:

SULLY said...

OMG I am so excited for you! I will keep you in my thoughts on Thursday! You will be pregnant before you know it!!!

Erin said...

I will be thinking good thoughts for you for Thursday morning!!! Let's go for an even dozen!

Fertilize Me said...

oh YEH!!!! THinking of all of you on thursday

RJ said...

Oh Kami, I am so stinking excited for you!!!!!!

Frenchie said...

This sounds so amazing. Thank you so much for sharing this experience with all of us out here in the blogosphere.

Lori said...

" I felt like I was sharing her energy - that we are a part of the same process."

That's because you are!

I'll be thinking of you all on Thursday.

Geohde said...

I am vicariously absolutely thrilled on your behalf,

good luck to *all* of you

xx

Meg said...

Woohoo!! Good luck. I am very excited for you :)

Ann said...

You've been waiting so long, and now the time is finally here! I'm crossing all my fingers and toes for a great retrieval and transfer.

Foreverhopeful said...

How exciting.. :) :) You're getting so close. I know what you mean about seeing the follicles on the ultrasound. I felt like I was watching my own as well. I love it that you are having such a positive experience with Belinda.. :) Good luck and hope they get lots and lots of great eggs.. :) :)

Dianne/Flutter said...

Good luck!

Jenna said...

Kam- this is great news! I'm so happy for you. I hope this is the end for you... a new start. A new life... a do-over.

*Thanks for stopping in and checking up on me. I really appreciate your kind words ad thoughts.

m said...

Very exciting stuff, Kami!!! All of this going on yet you still manage to stay sane and share a little bit of that with those of us who need it. Thanks so much again for your perspective on things. I'll be thinking of you tomorrow!!

Leah said...

I'm SO excited for you! I will do my fancy egg retrieval dance for you and Belinda tomorrow at 9am. Can't wait to hear the details!

I'm still praying for you every day and sending you thousands of warm, happy hugs.

Drowned Girl said...

I'll be thinking of you all

xx

Kim said...

Great news on the numbers! And it's great that you are feeling good about everything, too. Yeah for you!
Lots of luck tomorrow morning. I'll be thinking of you all!

Laurie & Damian said...

Wow, so exciting!! I'll be rooting for you guys! Stay positive!

Babe* said...

OMG!!! I'm so excited for you. I pray for lots of eggies to choose from.

wifethereof said...

Wishing you and Belinda good luck tomorrow! This has been such a fascinating process with an open donor and the bond you've made. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

Irish Girl said...

Hurray!!!! :-)

Laura said...

Sending thoughts your way that today was fruitful!

Laura