First of all let me wish all my readers a happy. healthy, and prosperous 2016! This is going to be a big year for me and I’m so excited (and a little bit scared!)
Anyhoo – I’ve taken quite a long break from the blog over the pre-Christmas, Christmas and New Year period. I went on my much anticipated trip to México and Florida and it was AWESOME 🙂 This was (hopefully) my “last hurrah” as a childless person so I made the most of the sun, clubs and tequila in Playa del Carmen and Canún.
I then had a great time catching up with girl friends in Florida before heading home for a very relaxed Christmas and New Year. I suppose I should have made the most of going out on NYE since at the end of this year I hope to have a new born or be “up the duff” but I really wasn’t feeling it… neither were most of my friends. It seems that this NYE was a bit “blah” – anyone else feeling that way?
As for new year’s resolutions – I don’t really make them, but there are two things Id like to do this year that stand out:
- Try for a baby (and have a viable pregnancy)
- Become fluent in Spanish – I studied Spanish in school and I used to have a decent conversational grasp of the language, but obviously if you don’t practice you get rusty. On holiday I could understand people but I found it difficult to find the words and conjugations to respond. But while I was away I tarted to “get my ear in” with Spanish so I’ve decided 2016 is the year I’ll become fluent (and hopefully manage to raise a bilingual child; that would be so cool!)
OK. Now that stuff’s out of the way let’s get back to the point of this blog: Operation Baby. The main couple of things to update on are choosing a donor and possibly changing clinics.
[I’m putting the changing clinics part in other post because when I included it here this one got waaaay to long! you can find it here.]
Choosing a donor – before my holiday a spent a bunch of time looking through the profiles of my chosen sperm bank (SB) in Denmark. I agonised over the question “what am I looking for in a donor?” and then made my short-list and talked it over with my mum and the girlies. On my return I looked on the SB website and my number 1 pick was almost sold out! In just 24 days!!! I’m not exactly sure when I’m going to have my first cycle of IUI so I don’t want to panic-buy sperm in bulk so I think I may have chosen prematurely and face possible disappointment if the chosen donor isn’t available when I am ready to buy. I’m aware that quite a few ladies have changed donors during their TTC journey because sometimes when it’s not working with one donor, they have better luck once they switch – so that’s another reason for not stockpiling as I’m open to the idea of changing donor if need be.
I’m going to wait until my clinic appointment next week and my other medical appointment the week after before I buy as then I’ll have an idea when I’m going for cycle 1. Until then I’ll keep my fingers crossed that my top 3 donor choices don’t sell out (and I’ll update you guys on my donor selection method in another post).