In my last post I said “I guess that means frozen eggs are out unless by some miracle a reddish haired, medium height, green-eyed donor who explicitly wants an open donation pops up on Donor Egg Bank. It could happen, right? Based on my track record with infertility…my magic 8 ball says “Not likely”.”
Well, a strawberry-blonde, medium height, blue-eyed donor showed up today on Donor Egg Bank. She’s cute, funny, and likes science (!). Good medical history, good health, repeat donor. Her reasons for donating aren’t my favorite, but whaddyagonnado? I checked 4 different times during the day waiting for her to disappear like some sort of frozen golden egg mirage, but she’s still there. I’ve emailed the nurse in charge of donor issues and asked if we can find out if she’s open to possible future contact. I’m afraid to hope, but surprisingly (to me) I’m mainly just excited. Excited that we might be able to get a donor (who meets our criteria) without wiping out our finances for the foreseeable future. Excited that I could (unlikely but possible) be pregnant this fall. Excited to be excited instead of just sad, or angry or mopey.
Also, I want to say thank you for all of the thoughtful, helpful, wonderful comments and responses to my posts. This has been (and continues to be) a frightening and lonely journey, and you all are my light in the darkness. I feel heard, supported and understood. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
So glad things are finally starting to work out for you! Fingers crossed it all works out.
Gypsy Mama said:
How exciting! I am so happy for you 🙂 I hope this works out for you 🙂
Put a massive smile on my face to read this! Yay!
Also totally get what you mean about being excited to be excited…in my post IVF failure funk I miss doing IVF as I miss the absence of sadness and anger.
Huge good luck to you xx
Bachelor's Button said:
Wow that sounds so promising! Brilliant news. Hope that she is the one who can help you to fulfil your dreams.
Steph Mignon said:
Very exciting!!! And THANK YOU for being yet another courageous voice in the trenches of infertility!
That’s awesome news! I really hope this works out for you guys.
That’s such great news! I’m so glad that she popped up and I hope that it works out!