Welcome back, lea2012! I'm so glad to see you again... And in your TWW too, how exciting! That's frustrating that the shipping of the swimmers didn't get off as well as it should, but I'm always reading about how the fresh stuff can last for ages, you know? FX for you!
twomommyfamily, DP and I have also said that we'd draw the line before IVF and/or egg donor... But then we talked about it, I found out that for her that means no kids and for me that means adoption (which, honestly, was a tough conversation to have!). What does it mean for you two?
Happy birthday to your DP, scorpioma! I'm sorry to hear your KD's results aren't in yet... Yes, the *wait*, arrrrrgg! If there's one thing I wish everyone knew about assisted reproduction processes, it's that there is more waiting than anything else. I'm so glad your RE is so optimistic about your chances without any interventions! That must be a relief.
LindseyW, thank you so much for sharing your comparison chart: It's so neat to see! Congrats again! As for the laws here in Canada, donor sperm is actually regulated as a controlled substance under the same act that legislates distribution of drugs. I am not joking. So, it can only be "administered" by a physician. It's nuts... I've just got to laugh.
Congrats on the job, sotohana! How absolutely wonderful! It's funny you mention cross-border-inseminating: When DP and I first started looking into TTC seriously in 2011, we actually *did* look into traveling to Seattle. We thought maybe we'd get a doctor there to sign for the delivery from the bank, then go to a hotel room to do our own IUI... Like a romantic getaway, only with a speculum and catheter... But in the end, it seemed to make more sense to have the care and monitoring of our local fertility clinic
I'm so thrilled you're getting a break on your costs, fmorris, and also that you've had a happier day. I agree with the others, just ditch the first part of the month from 2013 and pretend they aren't even part of this year. Thanks also for letting me know you'd come on a midnight raid with me, heh heh...
AFM: Hope springs eternal around these parts!!! I got a call from the clinic: Yesterday's bloodwork showed that I'm not as close to O as I thought, so they want more blood tomorrow and then an u/s first thing Monday... When the RE is back!!! I did an OPK just now and got the second line almost instantly. Usually, I get a fade-in over several days and in recent cycles haven't even gotten a totally dark second line at all, so that's why yesterday's fairly dark second line made me think I'd O today. But this latest line is so much darker and I'm swimming in EWCM, I think my surge is on right now... My cervix is still closed and I've got no ferning in my saliva. So it's still entirely possible that I won't O until Monday or Tuesday, which would mean we're all systems go for an insem this cycle after all. I'm on CD37! How ridiculous!