Friday, January 25, 2008

Spermies

So I'm pregnant. The last thing on my mind should be ordering sperm. But we plan on having more children. Since Mary will carry the next child, I thought it would be nice if they were at least biological 1/2 siblings. And I was a fan of our donor since he had really good sperm that finally got me preggers.

Anywho, we kind of put off looking into since we didn't want to think about ordering more sperm for a while. And well, we just don't have thousands of dollars sitting around. We were also debating how much to order - I want 2 children total, Mary wants 4. And of course there's the how many tries will it take so the number of vials to order is a crap shoot.

So a little while ago, I got an email from the cryobank we used with yet another price increase. *oy* Then today I decided to pop on and check out the donor and well, there's no more jizz available. So apparently our decision has been made for us. I also thinks this makes banking cord blood more important, Mary however hasn't been on the cord blood band wagon with me. Oh well, cord blood banking is a post for another time.

4 comments:

Tray said...

Aw, sorry your guys are not longer available. Who knows maybe by the time you're ready to try for number 2 he'll have replenished his supply.

I think the both being pregnant thing is VERY cool!!

ciaochow said...

Just stumbled across your blog and have bookmarked it so you'll probably be hearing from me again. I'm a Canadian married to an American (who is soon to be a Canadian) and we're meeting with a doc next month for the first time to start the process of my becoming pregnant. Would you mind sharing the name of the company you went with for the sperm? Right now we're leaning towards Xytex.

I love what you wrote a while back about baby naming too. One of my pet peeves is giving children "unique" names by misspelling regular names. Brad with two Ds does not a unique name make! And Braden and all forms of Braden make me shudder. Luckily, my spouse and I are both on the same wavelengths in that regard and we already have names picked!

I'm looking forward to following along on your journey from here on in.

Cheers,
ciaochow

Candice said...

We used California Cryobank. I don't super recommend them. They are easy to work with but there prices are quite high and always rising. They also don't have a huge selection of CMV negative donors which is what we had to use since I'm CMV neg. Anywho, I know another Canadian couple that used Xytex and have a beautiful daughter. I've also heard good things about Fairfax Cryobank.

...Thanks for agreeing on the names! :-) and good luck with the process.

Tray said...

We used CA Cryobank and the sample have been very inconsistent. The motility was low twice and the numbers we low another time. Then the motility was high, but the numbers were low. Long story short? I'm not using CA Cryobank again.