Wow, I cannot believe a week from today we are already heading in to MARCH! Time, please slow down! I am happy to be heading in to the warmer months, although here in Illinois we have had some record-breaking, unseasonably warm temps for February and I’m not complaining about it. Last Friday and Saturday it was about 60°, usually this time of year we’ve got several inches of snow left on the ground and the temps are in the twenties or so. Yesterday I actually went out for a 2 mile walk around my neighborhood & it was so nice to get some fresh air!
If you guys remember in my last post (almost a month ago, yikes) I mentioned that we had our consultation appointment for March 21st, well as of today we are about 24 days out from leaving for Georgia. We decided the flying would probably be the best bang for our buck rather than taking the bike. March is a tough time of year weather-wise for riding, we don’t want to get stuck in a lot of rain, and we would have to take extra days off of work so we decided flying it is. I booked our flights with Spirit because the tickets plus a rental car for the 4 days was like $600 and I thought that was a pretty good deal. Has anyone ever flown with Spirit? They make you pay for all the extras like bags, seats, sodas, etc. but that is how they save you money on your ticket. I’d love to hear a review.
Now that we have our itinerary set, Amy (our donor) and I have been making all kinds of plans, of course meeting each other is top of the list, followed by lots of food intake, and probably some cocktails along the way. We’re hoping for an “adults only” trip to Melting Pot for some yummy fondue and martinis, and we are going to try and squeeze a day in with her kiddos too, depending on her work schedule. I am so excited to be able to know my donor on this personal level and have a friendship with her. She and I are both very excited to spend some quality time getting to know each other better.
So much has changed about the way I feel towards donor eggs. I remember when Joe and I first started discussing using them there was no way in hell I wanted to know my donor let alone have a relationship with her, I was already so resentful towards anyone who we might choose. I wasn’t going to tell a soul, especially our resulting child, that we used donor eggs. The more DEIVF became our reality, and the more that I delved in to the process I became excited to openly share this journey and we definitely will be sharing with our child that they come from a donor, and we will tell them about it at an early age. It would be unfair to deny them the chance to know where they came from, biologically & what their background and heritage is. If they want to meet her or wish to know more, then that will be up to them.
Obviously we are in the early early stages of this process and still have some big hurdles to jump. Our consultation will come first, followed by Amy’s consultation and exam & bloodwork, all of which must be cleared in order for her to qualify. Once those two things have happened then we can move forward with drawing up our legal contract & making payment for the cycle. Each of these will be a milestone and will bring us one step closer to starting a cycle!