I posted once when we decided to go with DE IVF but not too much has happened since then that was noteworthy. Until now. We picked our donor via our RE clinic and we are over the moon happy with our choice. She is physically similar to me, which is great of course, but more importantly her letter that we got to read made us SO happy. She sounds like a grounded, happy, positive person. She is married, has a 3 year old daughter, loves to read and garden, has traveled to a handful of different countries. She said that she can't imagine not being a parent and therefore decided to donate. She just sounds so perfect to us. So similar to me in many ways. Oh, and she has had one successful cycle already.
We won't be cycling with her until November because she was already selected to work with another couple in September, but it is worth the wait for us.
It's interesting though. While I'm excited about our choice, I'm already ready to say, "OK, that part is done. Let's not talk about it now. It is about US now." Does that make sense? Not in a denial type of way. Just in that I want it to be about me and my husband now that we checked off that step in the process and are happy about it.
It is so exciting and real now. I can't wait to chat with you ladies about the process once things get going.