May 19, 2011


This is only the second time I've used Lupron and I had forgotten how it S L O W S things down.  I am used to stimming a max of 4 days before an IUI.  Not so with Lupron!  No ma'am, we're on a slow and steady path here.

Today's scan by Dr. C showed my lining is at 8.9 and I have five eggs on deck:

Left- 10.3, 11.9, 13.5
Right - 9.6, 10.2, 11.1

I came home happy with my internal workings and satisfied with the conversation I had with Dr. C about my situation.

I proceeded to run some errands, eat lunch, do some real work (thank goodness for telecommuting) and some housework.  If there was a cartoon bubble over my head it would have read, "tra lalalala lala".  Then I snapped to and realized DUH, I need some DNA to make this thing work!  Sperm decisions.  Ugh.  Back to the drawing board.

For the next three hours I analyzed the sperm bank's website like a bookie consulting the weekend racing forms.  I made Venn Diagrams with new donors and my ghosts of donors past.  I plotted eye color and height, constructed loose genetic equations based on given family health information, I called and got vial counts, baby counts, motility and volume counts.  I did it all.  Then collapsed in a puddle, picked up the three pieces of paper with my top three contenders and threw them up in the air.  The one that landed in my lap is the one I chose.  Once I saw it I was happy.  It was the one whose personality I was most drawn to and makes it official...I've never used the same donor twice!

Not scientific by any stretch of the word, but I can tell you I've put less work into picking some of the men I've dated in the past.  I am satisfied, exhausted but satisfied.

Now all I have to do is pick up Frank the Tank and I'm on way come Monday or Tuesday!

btw, the use of the above photo in combination with the title of this post severely ages me.  I realized this when looking up the photo.  Where has the time gone??


  1. So exciting!! I would be singing tralala too. My cousin went through the whole choosing a donor sperm process and it is such a sweet miracle to see her little boy now and compare his physical/emotional traits to her's verses the donor's. Good luck on Monday or Tuesday

  2. 5 sounds promising!!!!

    Thinking of you.

  3. Wow, it must be so exciting picking sperm!!!!

  4. Your process of choosing a donor sounds a lot like how mine will go when I get to that point. Best of luck with this cycle!

  5. A decision is a decision, and I'm glad you're done with it and onto other matters, no matter how you reached it.

  6. That sounds like a great way to choose a donor! Plus, it confirms the coin flip theory (if you flip a coin and you're unhappy with the result you know the right answer). New and better DNA to go with your shiny new eggies!

  7. I LOVE your photo, as I am a HUGE Sting fan!!!

    That being said, wishing you tons of good luck! It sounds like a great cycle for you!

  8. 5 follies are awesome!! Slow and steady wins the race :)
    I love your process for picking your donor... seriously makes for a great story.

    Good luck next week!!

  9. Great way to pick a donor :-)
    Good luck this time round.
    Here from the ICLW and a fellow SMC.

  10. Oh my, I get the title and the picture. A couple of days ago, we mentioned Pink Houses and Jack and Diane to a coworker. (He's 27.) He had no clue what we were talking about. I felt really old.

    Good Luck next week!