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    Quote Originally Posted by ECM1981 View Post
    @JulieMalooley i cant believe some people! I have slowly told my girlfriends of the fact we are using a donor and they have so far been ok. My mum says weird things sometimes and still doesnt quite get it, she keeps saying ooh can you use my eggs? Um no mum, your 64, you had infertility, and your my MUM!!! Haha god! But we have not told my husbands family yet. Im afraid of how they will react. Strong catholic family in Ireland. But my sister in law is having a baby in June, the same time we do our next cycle in CT. Im sure we will need to explain why we chose to go to SA for another 'safari' instead of flying to ireland to visit the new baby. I wish they knew how hard we were trying and how much we were spending! I guess they will find out soon. It is going to be hard to be super happy about a new baby when we will be going through the 2ww! Yes you are a celebrity Julie! Wow the feelings you will get holding your bubs!! Amazing!
    That is sweet at @ECM1981 for your mum to offer!! I love it. I have not really told anyone about the donor egg situation. I had a girl at work ask and I could sense she was struggling with fertility herself so I told her hoping it would help her and I told my hairdresser as she is turning 40 and single and when I told her I was pregnant she was like oh cool I still have heaps of time I can get pregnant later. Think she was shocked when I told her statistics!! Anyways I agree with juliemalooley just say nothing to no one about going to CT. I didn't even tell my work mates. Just said I'm going on holidays have something personal to attend to. Wonder if anyone worked out the dates when I announced I was pregnant!!

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    My workmates are the only people that don't know. I showed some of them the 3D scan pics and got the 'OMG they look just like you - the nose - the cheekbones !' Lol

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    There is a donor sibling website that may facilitate connecting:
    https://www.donorsiblingregistry.com...istry?faID=190. This link should pick up Cape Fertility registrants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JulieMalooley View Post
    My workmates are the only people that don't know. I showed some of them the 3D scan pics and got the 'OMG they look just like you - the nose - the cheekbones !' Lol
    You will probably continue to get these comments. People see what they want to see.
    Even at 6 months of age I get it regularly with our two poppets...😁. Some have even suggested they look just like my twin brother and I...
    It's funny really because the donor we ended up with was suggested to us purely on proven success and her profile pics aren't anything like me at all 🤐.
    My mum (who has known all along about the DE stuff ) has frequently said if we hadn't told her and just presented them as our babies she would never have thought otherwise as they have always just seemed 'familiar'.

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    My DD looks exactly like me as a baby, no one was more surprised than me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miss Sagi View Post
    My DD looks exactly like me as a baby, no one was more surprised than me!
    Look at those beautiful big cheeks : she's lovely @MissSagi😀

    Does she look like her brother?

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    Looks nothing like her brother!
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    Check out those baby blues!!

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    Wow Miss Sagi the resemblance between you and your DD is uncanny. There's still so much for us to learn about epigenetics. There's an interesting article about how recipients of donated eggs might have an influence on whate genes are 'turned on' in their child http://www.bionews.org.uk/page_46274.asp and it highlights a great example in horse breeding:

    it's not uncommon to implant a pony embryo into the womb of a horse. The foals that result are different from normal ponies. They're bigger. These animals' genotype – their genes – are the same as a pony's, but their phenotype – what their genes actually look like in the living animal – is different. The implication of epigenetics is that the child inherits characteristics from the woman who carries the child even if the original DNA comes from a donor egg. In other words the birth mother influences what the child is like at a genetic level - it IS her child.'
    Last edited by Felicity Fox; 30-03-2016 at 18:20.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miss Sagi View Post
    Looks nothing like her brother!
    They are gorgeous Miss Sagi!

    I can see a sibling resemblance in them - maybe it's a bit like mine. Fleeting looks and small likenesses remind you of the other...

    Are their personalities the same or different?

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