Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Guest Star KD

So, now I'm back to the plans for OUR family, instead of reacting hysterically to the dysfunctional one I came from...

We have decided to use my cousin as a KD. The catch, as I explained earlier, is that he lives not on the North American continent, but on the African continent. (In the novel [Lifetime movie?] that is my life, it makes perfect sense that there would be a perfect KD, and he would live that far away. I'm a reader and a writer, so I tend to think in narrative, and this is a great plot twist. EXCEPT NOT IN REAL LIFE, DAMN IT.)

However, he will be in the country for a month or more later this summer. Which means we get one (maybe two) tries, and if it doesn't work, we get back on the phone with the Sperm Bank of California. We're going to register with them and have our consultation soon. Of course we are hopeful that we can get our one "shot" to work, but we are both way too pessimistic/realistic, in general, to count on it. We'll have the frozen treats lined up.

We are going to surround that ovulation with so much baby juice, Co's poor little eggie won't know what hit it. Any advice for maximizing this opportunity is welcome. (Such as, it is considered best to inseminate every day or every other day? Do you need to give it a day to, well, build back up?)

Co is already getting excited about peeing on sticks. My, how the blog world has inspired us.

It also seems like Cousin KD comes back to the States/Canada more than I would have thought, so there might be some other opportunities? We're definitely going to have to play this by ear...

10 comments:

Sarah and BB said...

I am sooooo excited for you two already!

I am sending you lots of "good KD" vibes!

That is great news you two!!

Woohoo POAS here they come!

J said...

Hey, that sounds great - but...couldn't you also have your cousin make a few deposits for you at the sperm bank? It'd probably cost as much as buying vials of sperm anyway - and at least you get the donor you want.
(With the added bonus of if the bank releases the sperm to you, legally, I don't think he can have any rights to the child)

Sophia said...

if fresh and the donor is 25 or younger (as is the case with me) you can pull off every day inseminations. if he's older or is a bit on the low volume side less than 2ccs then every other day would be fine. Since he's in africa he could do a test run with a syringe and see what his volume is. oh and he has to abstain totally three days before donating

Calliope said...

woo hoo!
Congrats on going forward with what seems like a fab plan!!!

p.s. I like J's idea of having cousin make some bank deposits for later

Lo said...

Hmmm. Here is a question: are there any banks in the NYC area?? And if so, who, uh, gets to be in charge of putting it in the hoo-ha? And what do they charge? That part confuses me. Advice welcome.

Lorem ipsum said...

Awwright! Sounds like a plan. And I second (third, fourth, fifth?) the banking idea. Cheaper than travel, especially as he may be worn out from jet lag etc. during crucial times.

Sophia said...

try repro lab, biogenetics, and idant and ask about their "directed donor program"

mermaidgrrrl said...

If I had access to fresh, I'd be insemming every 5 minutes if possible! Can you milk a man the way they milk cows? Gross I know, but I can only fantasise about having fresh sperm *sigh*

Lo said...

I hear you mermaid. Our access to fresh is, alas, brief and fleeting.....(and the problem with milking them is that they can, uh, dry up.....)

Clare said...

That is great - couldn't you freeze some so you would be able to go ahead while he is away?