OK, so we're both waiting on Aunt Flo ... only problem is mine is totally unpredictable! But, Dr. Whelan wants to give my body until March 1 to see if it will perform on its own.
No luck finding a local donor although it's not something I persued aggressively, and maybe I should have. There's still time. We put an ad in a couple of places online and had a huge response. I'm quite taken by a specific young woman. We just "clicked."
I think a lot of women base their parameters on their own characteristics, which is understandable. However, since I've already accepted that this child will not be biologically related to me, my wish list is wide open. I'm not interested in letting more time go by, as I search for a clone of myself.
In our ad we asked that the young lady be H/W proprotionate (now, I should say here since I am only 5'3 I wouldn't be comfortable with a woman whose 6'0), no history of automimmune diseases in family, kind, and we would prefer someone whose already had children or a repeat donor and open to the possibility of keeping in touch post-donation. We are open as far as race and ethnicity, no prefernces on hair, eye color, that sort of thing.
I'm working on staying strong. You do the same. I am eager to hear about your next step.