Yes, esg, your son is ADORABLE!!! Love the new pic of him in your profile pic!!
Well, I am getting super nervous about Monday. I am actually having a hard time finding a sitter for my son and think I am just going to hire a local college girl that I have used before. I now have TWO more men that I am going to interview! One lives a couple of hours away, but he really sounds like the best of the bunch so far. It might not be such a bad thing really. I am thinking I could let him know that I need the "donation" and maybe meet him half way so it is only a couple of hours old when I get it? I have heard that fresh semen is good for three hours. I also think I might buy some Instead cups so I can stop somewhere along the drive, pop it in and drive home to rest. It all sounds so many light years from the "traditional" way to get preggo.
I am meeting him next Thursday or Friday. He sent some pics and he is physically, exactly what I am looking for. He also admitted that he is a bit nervous about this whole process, which actually makes me feel a bit better about him. I do think this is a bit of a nerve wracking journey to be on, and his nervousness is a sign that he is taking it seriously and also thinking about future implications.
One other that I had emailed back wants to meet with me, but I am a little more hesitant about him. He said in his last response that he is willing to donate, and wants to meet up to see if we "click" and that he is open to a friendship or "something more" if that happens. That makes me want to run far, far away. I did say I would meet with him, but he is not available for a couple of weeks, so after meeting with the above two, I might have to email him and say that I have found my donor. Crossing my fingers!
I am feeling so strong right now. I have never taken charge of my life in such a monumental way about anything like this. I have always just sort of hung along for the ride and that is exactly how I got my DS. I feel now like I am running my own show and making decisions that I will be living with proudly. I feel so happy and in control and so excited to see how this journey plays out. I have a book that I have been reading called The Essential Guide to Lesbian Conception, Pregnancy and Birth and it has been so helpful in this process. It has a great health screening questionnaire, and a sample contract in it. I am going to bring the book with me to each of these meetings, and maybe photocopy some of the pages so we can figure out exactly what we need. It is like having a good friend with me to hold my hand and tell me that I am not completely off my rocker.
Can't wait to see how it all turns out!