Wow, it is busy in here.
Mum4nay - You have a lot going on. A cycle and the start of the PED process too. Heaps of luck
Trying - Good luck with your scan
Dr Mummy - Thanks for dropping in. Your post was incredible. It sounds like bubba is going really well and it is really nice to be so far along now. Ex's can be so painful when they choose too. I'm sorry DH wasn't invited to the wedding. You'd think his daughter would be adult enough to make her own decisions about her special day, as her mother clearly isn't going to change. Still, I'm sure DH will see her just before the wedding.
Sabah - How is the 2WW going. It is sooo long sometimes Good luck!
Pinky - There is no telling how long a cycle will take. Our bodies seem to do their own thing. Hopefully the eggs are getting lots of goodness into them while they take their time growing
Slinky - Heaps of for this IUI. A couple of juicy follies would be wonderful.
Starf1sh - This cycle is really exciting and promising with the PGD able to give you extra insight. It's wonderful that you have backup via your sister if needed too I look forward to cheering you on
Spot - Where are you at? Having a break or gearing up again? This rollercoaster is really exhausting after a while
'Hi' to Always, Melk, Heiro, JFB, Pearl and anyone else I've missed
AFM - I have been dealing with The World Egg Bank after not finding another local donor in the last 4 months. They told me that you get 8 eggs fertilised (ICSI) and they guarantee at least 1 blastocyst gets frozen and sent (but won't guarantee it thawing successfully). I chose my donor and asked about the cycle and timelines and the contact 'Penny' said the donor is available now (and agreed to ID Release to meet Australian laws which is important to me), She said we could 'move forward' as soon as I paid and returned the signed and witnessed consent forms to her.
That was in mid March and I arranged everything that week. It's $22,300 USD for the cycle and to send the frozen embryos to Australia (QFG clinic in Brisbane). It cost around $23,500 AUD to do it all as the banks don't give you the market rate for USD and charge you a commission. Then I didn't hear anything for a week (after TWEB confirmed theyd received dollars and documentation). So I emailed them asking for dates, and they told me that the donor will be cycling in JUNE!!! I was so peed off as they said they were 'prescreened' and they use an antagonist cycle so why the 3 mth wait (all of April, May, and most of June)? I asked Penny, and Penny came back and said they did tests on the donor and when I asked why she said they didn't do all the necessary testing at the start because of the cost. That was news given their promotions of having 'available, extensively prescreened Donors'. Then she mentioned a down reg cycle after telling me they use Antagonist cycles when I asked weeks ago. So the story had changed. The donors are in their early 20s, so I don't think the clinic would choose to do Down Regs. But what do you do? They have all the money up front and have you locked into a contract. Just some information for you girls, in case you ever want to look at OS options. So I won't have any sort of result until July at the earliest. I'm so sick of waiting, but we are used to it aren't we.
Have a wonderful weekend