I don't know the timeline for the cycle yet, but maybe around October/November. I'm going to go in to see my doctor this weekend. I already started the birth control pill last week, on cycle day 2. However, my doctor wasn't in, so I got them from the other RE.
One thing that concerns me a bit about my donor is that when I asked her about her childhood, she explained that her family moved every few years. Is it weird that she was born in Michigan, her family moved to Washington State, then to Colorado, then to upstate New York, then completed high school at a boarding school on the Vancouver Island? After that she moved to Calgary to follow a guy, then Toronto to follow a different guy, then Eastern BC for the summer, and now back near Toronto. It seems that her parents moved for work a lot. Plus I think it is strange that the person at the agency told me she grew up in Australia. Is she thinking of a different donor, or what would be the reason that she would say that? It is very confusing. Maybe the donor went on a trip to Australia and the lady thought she lived there?
This donor looks a bit like me, in terms of facial characteristics, but her colouring is different. She has brown hair and mine is blond, she has blue eyes and mine are hazel. She also seems to have a lot freckles, and I don't have any on my face, just a few on my arms and shoulders from the sun. But overall I would say that she looks like someone that could be in my family, despite these differences. My family is pretty diverse, in a Caucasian kind of way. I have first cousins with blue eyes and brown hair just like her. My brother has brown hair and my mother has blue eyes, so it doesn't bother me that much. Plus DH has hazel eyes and dark hair, so I doubt that the child is going to have blue eyes because his brown/hazel will probably be dominant. She sent a childhood picture and she had lighter hair as a child, just like Joseph has. We are pretty close in height, too, since she is 5'6" and I am 5'7". She said that she is studying Mechanical Engineering, but frankly after reading about her family on the move, I just wonder about that. I consider it a possibility that she might be making that part up. I just have a feeling that parts of her story are too good to be true and this is one of them. She said she has older identical twin sisters and one of them is a biochemist and the other is a translator (English-Chinese) for Nintendo, and they live together in an apartment in Seattle. Unusual. Is this donor a really creative story inventor/ liar?? I don't know.
I still haven't erased the pictures and information of the previous donor from my computer. Like as if there is a chance I might still need it. Do I think the clinic is going to call and say, oh we made a mistake, actually all those embryos didn't die and they are right here in the freezer ready to transfer! Ha!
Work is terrible, but I am getting used to it. I made it through Curriculum Night, where I had to give a presentation to the parents. That was very nerve wracking, but I feel kind of exhilarated that I got through it. Joseph is doing better at daycare, though he has been bitten twice. The first time they didn't even tell me, we just saw the little teeth marks and had to ask about it. He got bitten on the leg (??) and the arm. Today I was talking to another mom there who is my friend but we haven't crossed paths picking up our kids at the same time until today (she gets out of work almost an hour before me, lucky b**ch!) She said her daughter got bitten too, on the face! Who is this little piranha in there, biting everyone? (They won't say who the biter is, but they did say that there are two of them and they are girls). Poor Joseph. He seems happy enough now, though, and he sings some of the songs from daycare and does the hand actions. It is a French daycare, so he is learning more French words. He is eating a few more things now, too. I think seeing the other kids eat has made him want to try more new foods.
Sportball is over now, so we signed him up for swimming lessons on Saturdays. Our weekends are very precious now that our week is a scramble of work, daycare, and chores.
Joseph all cozy in a towel after Toddler Fit swim class is over.
Trying out some different foods for dinner!
20 months old