After upping my estrogen quite a bit, and relaxing and getting a massage and body work session that left me feeling like a bag of warm caramel, my uterine lining was up to 9.6 with a triple stripe through much of it. Whew.
Good to go and feeling hopeful. The donor’s egg retrieval was today, and the embryos that will hopefully become my kid(s) will be conceived some time today, possibly as we speak, here on the last day of 2016.
May they thrive!
I gave my donor a beautiful copy of Walden by Henry David Thoreau that I’ve had for some years along with a metal bookmark with blue ribbons and beads that has an (approximate*) Thoreau quote etched on it: “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.”
May she thrive!
* The full quote reads:
“If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. He will put some things behind, will pass an invisible boundary; new, universal, and more liberal laws will begin to establish themselves around and within him; or the old laws be expanded, and interpreted in his favor in a more liberal sense, and he will live with the license of a higher order of beings.”