On Thursday I sent off the shipping payment to the donor. I'm still in awe that it's only costing me $150 per cycle for two shipments after the (painful!) $1500 I spent on one shipment in the summer. My stomach has butterflies just thinking about how excited I am. There are often times (maybe due to hormones :P) that I want to cry from happiness but can't.
I currently have two vacations planned for the summer. One I was more than happy to cancel if I got pregnant but the other I really didn't want to. I figured that if I got pregnant the first try with the new donor I would have to cancel but after that I wouldn't so I was secretly hoping it wouldn't work the first time. I did more research and checked with the moms on the SMC forum and found out that it really isn't a good idea to travel after 25 weeks. Since the vacation was in the US and I am in Canada I REALLY didn't think it was a good idea to be going there after 25 weeks. So I have now decided that I will cancel both vacations if needed. My BFF was really great with making me realize that there will be future years to go on vacation so why postpone trying/hope it doesn't work just to go on a vacation I can go to a future year. Plus with wanting to go to Disney and having baby expenses, not going on the two planned vacations will save me money. I have paid the deposit for the one and I will for the other (if I don't get pregnant next month) just in case I don't get pregnant because I don't want to miss out on a vacation because I "might" get pregnant.
My donor is very optimistic that it won't take many tries. I'm REALLY hoping he is right. He said probably four or less and I'm hoping so. Four tries would get me pregnant by January at the latest and due in Octoberish. That is PERFECT timing. Actually first two tries would be PERFECT timing. They would allow me to finish off my work year, fly home before they won't let me fly, I'll have time to get things ready, I would know by Christmas so I could tell everyone then and get maternity clothes while in the city, plus the full moon in September is very auspicious and would be amazing to have the baby blessing ceremony on.
I'm glad I have given him the money so now I just have to wait until my period arrives and let him know when to ship. I am using progesterone cream and taking B6 to help lengthen my luteral phase so although my period is due on the 24th, I'm hoping it will be the 25th or 26th. Having it a day or two later would also help with shipping since right now he would need to ship on a Friday and a Monday. The Friday one would be on time but not sure how good the sample would be, the Monday one may or may not be one time. Having it a day later would allow him to ship one on Monday and one on Tuesday, with Monday being on time and good and the one on Tuesday being either on my ovulation day or the day after which still might work given him "super sperm" (my words, not his lol).
Anyway, fingers crossed my journey to getting pregnant is a short one!!! I can't wait to start buying baby stuff!!!! Hopefully I will be able to start shopping a little at Christmas :D
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!