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Try #2 – Ultrasound #3 and Estradiol – Monitoring & Sperm Shipment Update

Today’s estradiol was 849, apparently right where they want it to be, so it looks like the right dose (for now) is 175 units/evening.  The ultrasound revealed 4-5 largest follicles on each side, with many more waiting in the wings … Continue reading

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Try #2 – Sperm Shipment Screw-up?

Last night, right before I drifted off to sleep, I remembered one critical piece of this puzzle that we hadn’t accounted for – shipment of the sperm vials to the fertility clinic! I remembered this last night (Wednesday night).  Today … Continue reading

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Donor Sibling(s)

When Molly and I set out to choose a sperm donor, one of the most basic requirements we had was an open-donor/identity-release donor, which allows the child to request contact with the donor once the child is at least 18 … Continue reading

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Sperm Order #3

Since we’ve used up two of the three vials of our Donor #2 originally purchased from California Cryobank (CC), we’ve needed to order more. Upon logging into the CC website, I saw that there was a message saying our donor … Continue reading

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Sperm Order #2

It was such a process to choose a donor the first time around, I never even considered that we would have to complete that process all over again. We had used all six vials of Donor #1 we originally purchased … Continue reading

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Try #4 – Pregnancy Test (HPT)

The home pregnancy test (HPT) was negative. This is very disappointing. In a way, we were preparing ourselves for this. We recently had a consult with a Reproductive Endocrinologist at a fertility center, who recommended starting Clomid, just in case … Continue reading

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Choosing Donor #2

Because we only have one more vial of Donor #1, we knew we needed to look into buying more vials if this next Try #4 doesn’t work. We looked on The Sperm Bank of California‘s website to see if we … Continue reading