January - I am so so sorry for your disappointing news. I cannot imagine the pain and questioning you are experiencing at the moment. You are so very brave and an incredible woman to be planning your next trip. I think the contingency planning is a great way of remaining positive. As another lady said, do something nice for yourselves. Thinking of you. Xx
Sunny - I am pleased all seems well and that you got a speedy response. That is the only hiccup.
Alliop - it is Laned. Can't remember if I wrote that I refrained from dying my hair for first 12 weeks. Ahhhhh the grey was incredible, but I really didn't want to risk anything. My mum even asked whether I would consider a scarf!!! Thanks mum.
Net - it is a double edged sword being around others who are pregnant, whilst you feel happy for them, it is so hard not to continuously question 'why not me'. I had to go to a number of baby showers over the years and often thought 'I am never going to get there'. I also found myself grieving in silence when another friend would tell me that they were pregnant. In the end some friends were scared to tell me. I remember one dear friend looking so stressed when she told me her news, that made me even sadder, thinking that she was freighted of sharing her joyous news because she didn't want to upset me. I love your reference to a pirate of the Caribbean.
Pixel - I know it's hard, but try not to worry. As with Allie, I too have known many women with PCOS stories and they with a little help from either clomid or an IVF cycle have gone on to have lots of eggs, many of good quality leading to successful pregnancies. I would question the clinic and be guided by their response. I would further inquire as to whether the donor has had any previous successful donations.
To the CT crew