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.