I have made the perfect concoction that prevents stretch marks. A celebrity friend mentioned an all natural body butter made of organic butters, so I created one using the ingredients she mentioned and I added my own little twist.
A lot of women complain about being extremely dry during pregnancy and my body butter is a sure fire way to avoid that dry skin. I made a balm for tummy’s to prevent the stretch marks and also a whipped version for extreme dry skin.
So…. picking a donor is not quite as simple as I had anticipated it being !
I was given unlimited access to the Cryobank of my choice as a Christmas gift from my mom. I was so excited to have unlimited access to view all of the profiles, childhood pics, lifetime span photos, and all the bells and whistles.
I eagerly began my search and quickly had my hopes dashed as NONE of the donors I was looking at matched up to my ideals of what the donor would look like.Open ID was the first criteria I picked and also CMV negative. From there, I selected men who has post-graduate degrees, preferably in the sciences/mathematics field. My strong points are English/ Humanities/Music etc. so I figured I would balance the little one(s) out.
I asked the ladies on the support group site how they went about selecting donors and was surprised to note that some were not concerned about looks. HUH? Who wants an ugly child?
A lot of the ladies said they picked someone they would want to date, kinda like a baby-daddyMatch.com. Now that makes sense. Cryobanks only take about 1% of all the applicants who apply to donate so I am certain that all the health issues, and other anomalies have been ruled out up front.
I am really going to have to have a donor selection party, as I am having a really hard time finding someone who has the looks, intelligence, and personality I need in my donor !
It is Christmas. Exactly one year before I am planning to venture into Mommyhood !
I have spent a lot of time these past few months soul searching and mourning Plan A; you know the fairytale… the happily ever after where you meet Prince Charming, have the fairytale wedding, have children and live in eternal bliss?
That is not my reality. There is no Mr. Right on the horizon, but was is in plain view is my ever ticking biological clock !
I had been beating myself up wondering if I should wait on a life partner before delving into motherhood. I felt that my fertility situation, particularly the sense of urgency I had, would put too much pressure on a new relationship for it to be successful. I didn’t yet trust myself to pick a more genuine partner to spend my life with. So, that leave me with a long thought out, heartfelt decision that I would go this alone.
If I continue to let time pass waiting for something that may never happen, I will be remiss because I want to have a child. I want to be responsible for nurturing, loving, and rearing a little soul into becoming a dynamic, God-fearing, loving, intelligent, talented and well-rounded person.
I have now completed all of my testing and have made a firm commitment to go to the gym and to drop as much weight as I can over the next 2.5 months.
I admit, I am a bit vain and I do not want to be a chubby mommy when this is all over with. Gotta keep it sexy ! 🙂
Today I had another acupuncture session. For some reason, when the needles are in my neck and the inner of my thighs, I feel them. I had needles across my forehead, in my feet, ankles, and tummy too and I did not feel those. Lying still for 45 mins, flat on my back, is not my idea of relaxing. It would be if I did not have the needles in my neck and I could flip over on my side while the infrared heat lamp warms me. I want one of those lamps at home but one big enough to cover my bed ! 🙂
I called my IVF doctor to get the protocol for the mock cycle and learned that I do not have to do it unless I am using donor eggs ! WHEW !!
I am using my own eggs for up to two cycles. If my cycles do not result in a pregnancy, then I will use a donor egg cycle to conceive. I will be on an Estrogen Priming Protocol.
All of my labs are excellent and my HSG and Saline Sonohysterogram are normal as well and the doctors feel I should have no problem with the IVF taking. I am just praying for a BFP (big fat positive) after the first IVF cycle and that TWINS are in my future :-).
Today, I went in for my second acupuncture treatment. I missed the last two because of snow and ice. For some reason, I feel so worn out and out of sorts after my sessions.
Today, the needle in the center of my forehead stung as the doctor inserted it.
The ones in my neck, I did not feel this time but I messed around and popped my toe and the pain in that nerve for two seconds ! WHEW !
I think my favorite part of the session is this heat lamp they place over my tummy. If I did not have needles in, I would curl up into a ball and sleep like a baby with that thing !
I informed the doctor today that I would not and could not drink that nasty tea he gave me so he switched me to pills. The pills- I must take 10.. YES TEN PILLS three times a day ! THIRTY PILLS A DAY ! I am already taking a boatload of pills… I have to figure out where I am going to fit these in. I am thinking I will set my alarm for 4 am , take 10 and then take the other two doses at 1pm and then at 8pm. I am doing this to avoid drug interactions with the other supplements and meds I am taking. I am spacing everything out by 3-4 hours.