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    ...but then I tend to lean into risk generally speaking

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    Scuba you and me are probably fairly similar - I lean into risk as well. I'm really grateful for all the excellent advice given here - it's a bit late and I'm heading to bed, will chat more tomorrow.

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    Thanks Skyler. We are hoping to do a FET in June if we get the green light from the clinic. Hoping this one takes (and sticks around!).

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    @Kelly70 it's a lot to consider but while it's true an agreement could be challenged in court I tend to think it adds another barrier and clearly sets expectations upfront.

    to be honest, it might not be a bad thing to have a dad accessible - if it was me, I'd roll the dice. At our age, the odds are so low that you grab your chances where you can.

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    Thanks girls and especially @Jk565 for drawing my attention to and clarifying a number of issues around this whole known donor scenario.. Certainly a bunch of stuff there to be aware of that I wouldn't have been otherwise. I'm glad I have the awareness now so I can go into it with my eyes wide open - just one thing I was wondering, does not putting them on the birth certificate change things in terms of them being recognized as the other legal parent?
    @ScubaGal and @Jem70 - I've had another couple of days to process it and I think I'm in agreeance - I think this one is a matter of weighing up risk vs benefit and I think the benefits outweigh. To be honest, I'd be happy for the dad to be in the kid's life if the dad wanted - and he's a decent guy so I'd have no qualms. Being a single mum would be incredibly tough and i can only see additional involvement and parenting by the dad to be a good thing. I've known the guy 8 years and whilst he's not for me romantically, I do trust him. If he wanted access, id be happy to grant it to him. The finances thing could get a little harder I guess - if they wanted access but didn't want to contribute financially - that could be frustrating but I think I'm getting ahead of myself at this point. I think he and I will work it out. But I will talk to him more on some of these concerns.

    Fresh sperm over frozen when dealing with old eggs - infinitely more attractive than frozen, as you said @jk566. I think I'll squeeze in a natural cycle with him before I got away at the end of this month, just got my period so I calculate maybe asking him to catch up for 'insemination duties' on day 12, 13, 14 of my cycle, then I head to noosa on day 15. If it fails, I could try medicated iui the following month. Hycosy next week so tubes will be flushed and ready to go.

    Hello, a plan in place!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kelly70 View Post
    Thanks girls and especially @Jk565 for drawing my attention to and clarifying a number of issues around this whole known donor scenario.. Certainly a bunch of stuff there to be aware of that I wouldn't have been otherwise. I'm glad I have the awareness now so I can go into it with my eyes wide open - just one thing I was wondering, does not putting them on the birth certificate change things in terms of them being recognized as the other legal parent?
    @ScubaGal and @Jem70 - I've had another couple of days to process it and I think I'm in agreeance - I think this one is a matter of weighing up risk vs benefit and I think the benefits outweigh. To be honest, I'd be happy for the dad to be in the kid's life if the dad wanted - and he's a decent guy so I'd have no qualms. Being a single mum would be incredibly tough and i can only see additional involvement and parenting by the dad to be a good thing. I've known the guy 8 years and whilst he's not for me romantically, I do trust him. If he wanted access, id be happy to grant it to him. The finances thing could get a little harder I guess - if they wanted access but didn't want to contribute financially - that could be frustrating but I think I'm getting ahead of myself at this point. I think he and I will work it out. But I will talk to him more on some of these concerns.

    Fresh sperm over frozen when dealing with old eggs - infinitely more attractive than frozen, as you said @jk566. I think I'll squeeze in a natural cycle with him before I got away at the end of this month, just got my period so I calculate maybe asking him to catch up for 'insemination duties' on day 12, 13, 14 of my cycle, then I head to noosa on day 15. If it fails, I could try medicated iui the following month. Hycosy next week so tubes will be flushed and ready to go.

    Hello, a plan in place!!!
    Woohoo @Kelly70

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    OMG @Kelly70 I have a good feeling about this!! Freshly washed out tubes + fresh virile sperm sounds like a winning formula. do you keep track of your ovulation? Reason I ask is when I got pregnant it was from DTD on CD8 (was only the once we weren't careful, hence an even bigger shock I got pregnant) but normally my ovulation was always CD 13 or 14. So I must've ovulated early that time (I was previously tracking using OPK's but not that month). Plus I think my partner has super sperm lol. But it might not hurt to start a little earlier than day 12 cause you just never know as sperm can survive up to 4 days I think?

    A lot to think based on the other girls advice but I reckon it's worth a shot. As you say you've known the guy for 8 years so I think you'd know if it wasn't right.

    And great news about your bro too, so glad for you all it hasn't spread. What a massive relief!

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    Keeping everything crossed for you @Penny75 & @Sue77!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kellyk77 View Post
    Keeping everything crossed for you @Penny75 & @Sue77!
    Ditto. How long to poas? I need something else to count down to since apparently I'll be pregnant forever.

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    @Kelly70 sounds like a good plan

    @ScubaGal I'm still unsure whether I'll POAS yet. I'm doing my last pregnyl shot today. Hope you get to meet your bubba soon!

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