Thursday, May 24, 2007

Blue Light Special, Aisle 9

There has apparently been a run on SuperSperm since we've ordered him. We checked out his profile again last night, only to find that he now has "limited availability." What?! He was fresh and copious a mere 2 weeks ago! I knew he was too good to be true (isn't that always the way with the good ones?)!

So--what does this mean? For us, nothing yet. We don't know if S.S. and S.'s eggs met and lived happily ever after in her uterus, and won't know for 2 weeks. And then what...will we keep trying with him? What if we want to keep going ad nauseum with him, carrying him with us into potential IVF cycles and then he's not available anymore? We've never faced this particular dilemma before, though I know of it happening to others around the blogosphere here. It's really...aggravating! Someone else--taking my baby daddy? The nerve! Before now, I'd never considered our anonymous sperm donor "public property" but that's totally what he is. Guess I should get used to sharing.

4 comments:

j said...

But - also keep in mind that sometimes a donor switch is responsible for wonderful things. I know many women who got pregnant the first cycle after a donor switch.

Melody said...

This happened to us, but it was a blessing in disguise. We moved on to a local clinic with much more reasonable prices. They don't have any known donors, but for the one we were using (up until last month) the was a sibling match on the donor-sibling registry already. So we felt pretty good about being able to connect some dots for our child.

L said...

What? Someone else is taking your super sperm? Do I need to open a can of sperm-stealin' whoop-ass on somebody?? Just say the word...

See you tomorrow!!!

Lo said...

Our Nerdy Science Guy disappeared entirely from our bank's website, and we panicked. But it turns out that our bank (and others do this too) reserves a certain number of vials for people who want siblings with the same donor.

Not sure if this is part of your plan but adding my two cents.