Isa, hooray for 17!!! Can't wait to hear what's happening next in your saga.
Jenny, sorry to hear about your emergency car repairs, that super sucks. At some point, we all just have to sit back and believe that things happen for a reason - even if we aren't thrilled about it. I'm keeping my fingers extra crossed for you. Also, TWO woodchucks?! I guess Elmer needed a lady-friend (hey, so do a lot of us!).
carmen, I know nothing about beta numbers but you were in my thoughts today. I hope your little peanut sticks around. Low numbers shouldn't be that big of a deal since you are still so early... right? You didn't get but a faint BFP and not until later than you had with DD, maybe this one just took a few extra days to implant and your numbers are going to make a big jump now.
Welcome to Queer Parenting, Handerson and Want2BePapa! I'm not much help on the statistics front, but I hope you can tell by now that your story isn't uncommon and I wish you continued strength to carry on trying. Maybe both of you could tell us a little more about yourselves and your families? Anything interesting to share? Where are you from?
AHope, MaxK, Seraf, Indigo! Nice to see you in here :)
AFU, we ordered the swim team this afternoon, the tank is set to arrive on Thursday July 28th. Feels like this has been a long time coming, and it's finally time to get this show on the road. We've started by ordering 12 vials; the plan is to use 2 vials per cycle. We chose a donor who had a lot of vials available, but if DW doesn't get pregnant by these 12 vials I think we'd probably choose a different donor. I admit, the lofty hope is that maybe she'll get pregnant quickly and we will have vials remaining in storage for a sibling in a few years. We'll see how that works out for us. I was a bit frustrated when I ordered though, because I didn't know what the grand total would be I waited to have DW move money over until after I got off the phone and she logged in right away, but the charge had already been posted to the account! Naturally, we didn't have the necessary amount in checking so it was moved over from savings and we got an overdraft fee - jerks. Oh well. I was convinced the charge wouldn't post THAT quickly.
In other news, I've been working on this giant mural painting thing in our bedroom and one panel is enraging me at the moment. It's a 13 panel ... piece? Mural? Painting? Who knows. It's 13 canvases of varying size, which I sketched my favorite photo (incidentally, my avatar photo on MDC!) onto the grouping and now am painting one at a time. Uggghhh. Why did I think this was a good idea?
Anyway. Thinking of you all. Goodnight.