On the way to Brno we got word on Thursday that our donor cycle was “near perfect” and transfer day would be moved up. Our pre-flight morning was spent in excited rearranging of travel plans—reservations we could cancel turn out to be a must for this trip.
Our son did well on the long flight. After watching The Lorax twice, he fell asleep for about an hour—which means we all fell asleep for about an hour. We arrived in Prague exhausted to a balmy night. Despite not speaking the language and having no knowledge of the country, we made our way easily to the hotel. We opted for an American hotel to make life easier. Walking into the frigid lobby felt like paradise. We sweated through a delicious dinner and crawled back to the hotel for a good night’s sleep.
I will admit to wondering about everyone I see. How odd would it be if our cab driver was the brother of our donor? After hoping for the best and failing with each IUI/IVF round, I’ve decided this trip is a great family vacation with a side agenda. But being handed bags of medicine upon check in, definitely keeps our purpose front and center.
The donor has 13 possible follicles. We’re hoping for 8-9 mature on retrieval day.