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    Quote Originally Posted by Caesardust View Post
    Evening to everyone else. I'm starting to bloat like a mofo and gorged on pizza and a magnum tonight to make matters worse. Day 7 of stims. Not really feeling any different to previous cycles at this stage so wondering if the higher dose will mean more follies ���������������� �.

    It could hon, or it may not. We all react differently to the meds so it's hard to tell.

    In the plus side - I love pizza! Bloat or no bloat, it's always good

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    Quote Originally Posted by amie999 View Post
    Just had the most upsetting conversation with my mum - god some people aren't meant to be parents.
    She didn't even ask how it all went today. Not interested.
    I don't know why I'm constantly letting myself get hurt by people who don't care.
    I feel really stupid.

    Hugs for you hon.

    Sometimes they just don't get it. All this IVF stuff can be above and beyond them, especially of they are getting on in years. Mine told me a DE baby wouldn't really be mine! I explained but it's still a huge concept for them to wrap their heads around.

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    @Summer, I'm worried about you hon. We're all worried! Are you ok? Haven't heard from you in a while....

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    AFM, my ad is up on EDA!


    I am stoked it has finally been approved and I am now actively advertising, but at the same time I'm so bl00dy nervous!


    Now all of a sudden I feel like it's happening so quickly!


    (There is no pleasing some people!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blossom74 View Post
    Hugs for you hon.

    Sometimes they just don't get it. All this IVF stuff can be above and beyond them, especially of they are getting on in years. Mine told me a DE baby wouldn't really be mine! I explained but it's still a huge concept for them to wrap their heads around.
    Oh Blossom that just sums up most peoples fears of a DE baby: "It wouldn't really be mine". It's also completely untrue. An egg that is donated by a generous woman still has to be nurtured in a womb (even if it's a surrogate, which is a huge undertaking of love and sacrifice in itself) and then years of care poured into raising a little human being. These eggs would have never had a chance of developing into a life at all unless a beautiful soul had a longing to be a mumma. The DE Bubba's, so deliberately planned and fought for, have to belong to the one who longed for them. Genetics has nothing to do with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by faithandhopellove View Post
    Oh Blossom that just sums up most peoples fears of a DE baby: "It wouldn't really be mine". It's also completely untrue. An egg that is donated by a generous woman still has to be nurtured in a womb (even if it's a surrogate, which is a huge undertaking of love and sacrifice in itself) and then years of care poured into raising a little human being. These eggs would have never had a chance of developing into a life at all unless a beautiful soul had a longing to be a mumma. The DE Bubba's, so deliberately planned and fought for, have to belong to the one who longed for them. Genetics has nothing to do with it.
    And I guess thats also why the more people that speak openly about their donor conceived babies the better. More people will understand the concept and it will in time become more "normal" and accepted.

    Congrats on your ad @Blossom74 you've been really active in there so I think you'll have PD's in no time! I know that you mean about being impatient and then being overwhelmed that it might actually happen. I hope she's just around the corner

    Hope you get some good news today @amie999
    @Summer I too hope you're ok

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    Quote Originally Posted by faithandhopellove View Post
    Oh Blossom that just sums up most peoples fears of a DE baby: "It wouldn't really be mine". It's also completely untrue. An egg that is donated by a generous woman still has to be nurtured in a womb (even if it's a surrogate, which is a huge undertaking of love and sacrifice in itself) and then years of care poured into raising a little human being. These eggs would have never had a chance of developing into a life at all unless a beautiful soul had a longing to be a mumma. The DE Bubba's, so deliberately planned and fought for, have to belong to the one who longed for them. Genetics has nothing to do with it.


    Oh, I completely agree with you hon. My parents are in their late 70's though, so for them it's a lot to grasp. The IVF was hard enough for them. I must say, when I started talking about epigenetics and how quite often donor babies do end up looking like their birth Momma, they did cheer somewhat. There is a whole 'thing' in our family about "Does it look like a little Polish baby" when the nieces and nephews are born. I think that must be important to Mum and Dad - to see the resemblance. But then I remind them that well, both my sisters are brunettes and they have blonde kids! They'll get there in the end. They were supportive of the IVF, they just need to come to terms with the DE thing. It may take some time

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    Quote Originally Posted by tuxcat View Post
    And I guess thats also why the more people that speak openly about their donor conceived babies the better. More people will understand the concept and it will in time become more "normal" and accepted.

    I tell loads of people already! My 2 bosses know (both males, both confused!), my whole family (Mum, Dad, sisters, brother) and two of my girlfriends. I'm stoke to be able to have the option of DE, so I'm hiding nothing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tuxcat View Post
    And I guess thats also why the more people that speak openly about their donor conceived babies the better. More people will understand the concept and it will in time become more "normal" and accepted.

    Congrats on your ad @Blossom74 you've been really active in there so I think you'll have PD's in no time! I know that you mean about being impatient and then being overwhelmed that it might actually happen. I hope she's just around the corner

    Hope you get some good news today @amie999
    @Summer I too hope you're ok
    When I was making up the roll call I debated with myself whether to put the OE/ DE info in. For me there was no difference between those doing OE cycles and those using donors in that we should celebrate and commiserate just the same. When you read the posts on here and other threads you certainly realise that people's emotional investment is just the same doing DE cycles. It is definitely not someone else's baby when a second line appears on a POAS or a HCG fails to rise.
    As you said @tuxcat I think there is definitely a benefit to getting the DE stories known and I hope people who are silently reading along and maybe considering DE get the feeling that this option is not second class or in anyway shameful. However I also realise that DE Mumma's are also trailblasers in some sense (it's been around for awhile but is still rare) and not everyone has the emotional strength to face negative reactions. I think this thread has been very supportive of everyone no matter what they decide in relation to tell/ don't tell. So while I would love the wider world to know that DE is just another beautiful way of creating a family I completely understand and support those who don't want to talk openly about it.
    I hope everybody feels free to talk about it here if you can't elsewhere. This is the safest space I have seen so far for all things TTC (I have seen other threads implode on issues like this). From what I read and the support given here I think that will definitely continue.

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    @Vixjc Are you getting close to your beta hcg or are you staying quiet until you have the result?
    Do you mind if I ask you what you did with your estrogen meds to boost your lining? I'm on 6 Progy (2 x 8am, 2 x 2pm, 2 x 8pm). Do you think I should do another 2 vaginally at night? I'm also doing Estraderm patches every 2nd day.
    The extra little bits which might help my lining are Clexane and baby aspirin from cd1. @BlondeinBrisvegas I received my treatment plan, and you were right, 15mg of Pred is the gentle steroid option.

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