Sunday, June 24, 2012

It's hard to believe that I'm leaving for California in 18 days,
annnnnnd that I'm going to have a transfer in 26 days.
I've been popping birth control pills and prenatals for a couple of weeks now, but this week will bring a period and then my first injection. I'm amazed at the lack of needles for this cycle as I only have seven E2V injections scheduled! Talk about easssy-peasy.
The part of the process that I'm most nervous about is that we haven't finalized our contract yet. This isn't for a lack of trying by any means. The length of this has simply come from timing with life events + a few directional changes after consulting with the the lawyers. I have developed a great deal of respect for the donating family through their dedication to us during the process. With delicate issues being discussed, it's a comfort to interact with people who are understanding, straight-forward, thoughtful, and trustworthy. This alone has kept me pretty steady throughout the process. However, I will still feel better about moving forward with the cycle once everything is finalized and the embryos safely make the journey to my clinic.



  1. I'm envious of how few shots you have to take! I'm already a full week into the lupron shots. Oh boy! At least those are easy. It's the weeks of PIO that I'm not looking forward to. It sounds like only a matter of time for your contract to be finalized, but I hope all goes well. It always feels better to have everything done and ready.

  2. Hopefully the contract gets finalized soon. It's exciting that everything is happening so soon!

  3. I am so excited for you. Will you be using the same clinic as last time? I'm sure that will be comforting to be in familiar surroundings with Drs and nurses who know you. I will send positive vibes for the completion of the contract and then super sticky baby vibes after that!!! Yay.

  4. Oh my goodness, how exciting - it's so close! I hope you get the contract finalized so you can focus on the transfer. Coming soon!!!

  5. Hi Jen. So excited for you that things are moving speedily towards transfer date :)
    I can't wait for you to have all your ducks lined up in a row so you can feel completely at ease with all of this. Your donating family sounds lovely, and I'm glad everyone is patient and willing to work out a contract that suits everyones needs.
    Eeek! i'm just so excited for you!!!