After the chaos and stress of dealing with the clinic I decided to send my doctor the form from the other bank to have me be able to ship it to him for pick up. I honestly didn't think he would sign it because it says that he is doing the insemination, which he's not. Yesterday I got an email from the bank that he signed and sent it right away! I was almost in tears from being so happy! Since this meant I was switching banks I now had to find a new donor.
With the new bank they are actually the middle man for multiple banks. This means my options are almost unlimited. I went through all the banks and found one that I liked the most. It is a cheaper bank, and it had 3 donors I liked. They offer your first three profiles for free so I decided to get the three that I had chosen. This was good and bad. It was good because I learned a lot more about the donors, bad because it also included photos. My mom has no filter for comments so it was toooooo funny to hear her comments. I even went and got four more profiles from a different, more expensive bank, and still didn't really care for any of them.
I've decided to just stick with my first choice. I like everything about him except his appearance. Discussing on the SMC forum made me understand that no matter what the appearance won't matter once I see my child. He/she will be adorable no matter what.
I plan on order on Saturday, scared and excited at the same time. I'm ovulating today or tomorrow (surge started last night and is still going), started progesterone today so emotionally I will probably be a mess the next few days :P. My period should be starting around the 26th, ovulating around the 10th of July. I'm loving that it won't be the day I leave for camp like I thought it would and also that I will test while at camp (11dpo). It will be a little early but I just have this thing about testing at camp.
I'm loving that it is cheaper than the clinic. The cost of two cycles is the same as one through the clinic. There is no difference between either method. I just wanted to use the clinic so I didn't have to involve my doctor and I wanted it shipped right to my house. Since the shipping to my house was double that to ship it to the depot down the road I was having the clinic ship it there instead so it wouldn't have been shipped to my house anyway. Of course my doctor has shorter hours than the depot but they are not that much shorter. Plus since I'm not working I won't have any issues picking up the tank. My chances of it working are small no matter what I do so I feel much better paying less to try and putting the extra money towards saving for baby.
I am 29, single, vegan, on my journey to becoming a single mother. I have struggled with infertility and I am now on the path to international adoption. Come join me on my journey to becoming a mother!