Library, can you test later in the day? Here's a link Escher gave me a couple months ago that I've found really helpful http://www.countdowntopregnancy.com/...ine_sample.php
I'm impatient for you to test because last night I had a dream that you got a positive! I was busy typing out a broccoli parade for you. Oddly for some reason you knew it was going to be a girl and you were going to name her Cassidy.
Wehrli (and everyone else who is pregnant) I really like you still being here and checking in with us. I like hearing the updates, and getting your advice.
Painefaria I'm so sorry about AF!! Do you want me to move you somewhere on the list?
Scarlett I guess it's good that your grandfather died peacefully, but still sad that he had to go now. I really hope your timing works out.
Max I also hope your doctor's visit went well! I've always spotted for like 5-7 days before my period, but that has significantly decreased in the last couple years. I think it may be from a combo of thyroid meds and progesterone supplements. Sometimes even if your progesterone is borderline you can benefit from supplements.
Fille welcome to the thread! Thanks for de-lurking and that's a really interesting story! I know I would have felt that way too.
I can't believe how many people have hazel or green eyes with both parents having blue!! That makes me feel a *lot* better. We will of course tell our child about our TTC journey including how our donor helped us. But we're not positive who else we're going to tell or not. In some ways it's been such a huge journey for us that I feel the need to be open about it, and in other ways I feel like that may be more the child's story to tell. So I will be happy if they look enough like us that they at least don't have to deal with nosy people in the grocery store constantly, you know?
It's frustrating with eye color charts. They all seem to calculate on brown/blue/green and there's no hazel option. I don't think hazel would count as brown. I found this pretty interesting article http://www.thetech.org/genetics/ask.php?id=126
that basically hypothesizes eye color could also be determined by a modifier gene that determines how much melanin is produced and that it could make blue or green into hazel.
So here's our family history - My husband - blue (1 blue sister, 1 hazel sister), MIL blue, FIL hazel. Me - Blue, no sibling, mother green, father blue. Donor we're using now - blue, not sure of parents or sibling eye color. New donor hazel, not sure of sibling, mother "martini olive green" , father hazel.
2ez you asked about our decision to use KD rather than bank. It's always been very important to my husband that we use KD. Just a personal thing but he feels a little creeped out by banks, that it was just some guy in college looking to make a few bucks. Also we can't stand how little info you get from the banks, and we both know how easy it is to lie and present a false good impression. Also banks are so expensive and I've heard that it can take much longer because of the lower numbers. We know someone who tried 4 cycles with bank sperm and then got pregnant their first cycle with fresh.
So it's important to us to know the donor fairly well. We like that we can pick facial features that appeal to us and/or are similar to my husbands. We want our donor to be willing to talk to the child(ren) if they have questions growing up. And it feels to us like a nicer story to be able to say "Our donor saw Mommy and Daddy struggling, and how bad we wanted you, and he believed we'd be wonderful parents, so he helped us make you", and to know that his motives are more altruistic than possibly financially motivated (Not that a lot of guys might not be donating to banks for both reasons). We also feel more comfortable with the small amount of half-siblings that may be out there using a KD vs banked sperm. Especially since my dad (assuming he was my dad) wasn't exactly faithful to anyone lol and who knows how many half-sibling I may have out there! I know there are 5 or 6 for sure, and I only know a couple of their names, and it wouldn't surprise me if there were MANY more.
In other news (wow, this post is getting long lol), I finally reached my midwife and...turns out I'm NOT Rh negative!!! We read the paperwork wrong because it's always listed in a different order, so I'd been worried for months, for no reason!