Monday, April 25, 2011

A comparison of sperm banks: Fairfax, Cryolab, and California Cryobank

We were bold and economical in changing sperm banks for this insemination, feeling that a new donor was in order and that a lower-cost option might be in order now, too.
After a little research, we found that there were only a few legit sperm banks out there, each claiming to be the best.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Of Cryobanks, donors, and "family solutions"

"Family solutions" is what Fairfax Cryobank labels its discount donors-- I'm still waiting on the Groupon-- and, given our financial considerations, I've scanned through the options a few times.  On each occasion, I begin by saying to myself that this could be a great way of discovering someone we missed, while also discovering sperm on the low-low.


Sunday, April 10, 2011

2 Legit 2 Quit

Despite Heather's contention that our fourth try would work because four is one of her lucky numbers (if seven, her other lucky number, is the fulfillment of the prophecy, I will be a lot less charmed), we saw no plus sign in March, and, the way the California Cryobank's prices were escalating, we had to stop and reassess our approach.

I have always been embarrassingly structured about doing things the same way, the familiar way.  I've never dated much or changed jobs without reason: I find something and I stick with it, sometimes even when it's not right.  It comes from a family where each purchase was researched with Consumer Reports: find the best brand, the best model, and cleave to it.  I may never be able to drive an American-made car.