Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Due Date

We have a due date!!!

Okay, not that kind of due date, but a date none the less. On August 7th we will know if we will be able to use my eggs! The genetic results will be back on that date. There was a mess up in the insurance and the clinic that delayed the results, we should have had them weeks ago. I was furious when I found this out, and really got to the point where I just wanted to go ahead and get a donor. It was the plan in the beginning so why not?

Why not, becomes a very loaded question where you asurrogacy re talking about the genetics of the child that we are creating. In the beginning, and now, my first priority has been to make sure that my child does not have the bleeding disorder that has made my life so difficult. While I know that there are so many other things, like my huge hips or my learning disability, that I could possibly pass on, but this is something that I can prevent. Sometimes, I believe that part of this is just a need to control the one thing that I have control over in this situation. Then on the days that I am able to actually think clearly I know that this is really about a quality of life issue. Just as we plan to provide the best educational opportunities and medical care that we can, we also want to make sure that our child is in the best health that we can make them from the start.

If we are able to find the fault in my DNA that is causing the von Willebrand disease. We will then be able to move onto Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis of our embryos. This is a process that I am still learning about, and there is a lot to learn. I of course will update you all as I begin to know more.

11 comments:

Meg. said...

Hooray for August 7th! 1 step closer! =)

I'm sorry about the insurance/clinic mess up -- you have ever right to be fuming.

I know how you feel about the thought of passing on a genetic "flub" to your offspring. =( Hopefully everything will turn out ok and you can proceed with PGD.

Here's to the 2MW (2 month wait)! =)

Beautiful Mess said...

YAY a date! How annoying about the screw up, but you have a date now! Sending you lots of prayers.
*HUGS*

BumpFairy said...

YAY for Jaymee-Babies! I'm confident the test will come back with an accurate probe, and we can move on to the baby-making! SO exciting to have an actual-factual date!

Kristin said...

I am so glad you finally have a date when you'll have an answer.

Lisa RM said...

There *will* be Baby Giddings soon! Yeah! I need to learn mad probe-making skills like the rest of my lab. Can I practice on you? :-)

emilythehopeless said...

yay! so exciting!!! :)
{fingers crossed}

J and D said...

Dates are always make things real!!!!!

FET Accompli said...

Congrats on having a date!!Hopefully that will help make things less sressful, since you won't have to worry about when, how long it will take, etc.

Rhonda and Gerry W said...

That is just around the corner! Congrats...it will be here before you know it.

Rachael said...

I am so happy for you, knowing either way will just be another stepping stone and one more step to a beautiful baby : )

T said...

Hoping time flies by until it is August 7th.. :)