do you ever wish you could be like 'can I borrow a cup of your eggs'?

do you ever wish you could be like 'can I borrow a cup of your eggs'?

Joined: September 6th, 2007, 1:40 am

May 17th, 2011, 3:35 am #1

I've felt like this for years but every once in a while WOW--I meet someone young and normal and happy and intelligent and wish I could just say 'hey, you've got SO MANY MORE than you need!!! Can't I have a few?'

I don't mean to minimize the difficulties of donating....I just think it's kind of funny that I think this sometimes!
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Joined: October 22nd, 2010, 7:15 am

May 17th, 2011, 4:01 am #2

How many does one really need anyway???

I had just thought of you yesterday, and wondered how things were going with you. I hope all is well.
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Joined: December 8th, 2006, 11:41 pm

May 17th, 2011, 6:33 am #3

I've felt like this for years but every once in a while WOW--I meet someone young and normal and happy and intelligent and wish I could just say 'hey, you've got SO MANY MORE than you need!!! Can't I have a few?'

I don't mean to minimize the difficulties of donating....I just think it's kind of funny that I think this sometimes!
wish I knew at their age what I know now. That makes me sad. I want to bring up the subject and warn them, but then I think, well if they are anything like how I was at their age, then they would be totally disinterested.

But I know what you mean. Wish I had some of what they have now.
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Joined: June 2nd, 2007, 7:45 am

May 17th, 2011, 8:33 am #4

I've felt like this for years but every once in a while WOW--I meet someone young and normal and happy and intelligent and wish I could just say 'hey, you've got SO MANY MORE than you need!!! Can't I have a few?'

I don't mean to minimize the difficulties of donating....I just think it's kind of funny that I think this sometimes!
said almost exactly that!
the headline in bold was "Can you spare an egg?"
And the angel who responded keeps saying "I can't understand why more women don't do this....!"
(we have to find our own donors here and can't pay them...)
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May 17th, 2011, 1:45 pm #5

I've felt like this for years but every once in a while WOW--I meet someone young and normal and happy and intelligent and wish I could just say 'hey, you've got SO MANY MORE than you need!!! Can't I have a few?'

I don't mean to minimize the difficulties of donating....I just think it's kind of funny that I think this sometimes!
I was reading about how our baby girl is developing at this stage in the pg - and realized, she already has all the eggs she will ever have - and she's months away from being born.

This is a major design flaw - we should file a complaint!

Kay

" Some people built castles in the air. She constructed hers from mashed potatoes, which kept down demolition costs." Sarah Sloane, Borrowing Priviledges
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Joined: May 15th, 2010, 12:08 pm

May 17th, 2011, 2:19 pm #6

I've felt like this for years but every once in a while WOW--I meet someone young and normal and happy and intelligent and wish I could just say 'hey, you've got SO MANY MORE than you need!!! Can't I have a few?'

I don't mean to minimize the difficulties of donating....I just think it's kind of funny that I think this sometimes!
I'm a college instructor as well as a grad student, and believe me, I look these girls over and wonder if I have the guts to ask one of them.
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Joined: December 29th, 2010, 1:57 pm

May 17th, 2011, 4:04 pm #7

I've felt like this for years but every once in a while WOW--I meet someone young and normal and happy and intelligent and wish I could just say 'hey, you've got SO MANY MORE than you need!!! Can't I have a few?'

I don't mean to minimize the difficulties of donating....I just think it's kind of funny that I think this sometimes!
I look at the college kids and think wow, can I just have a couple!!
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Bharani
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May 18th, 2011, 1:09 am #8

I've felt like this for years but every once in a while WOW--I meet someone young and normal and happy and intelligent and wish I could just say 'hey, you've got SO MANY MORE than you need!!! Can't I have a few?'

I don't mean to minimize the difficulties of donating....I just think it's kind of funny that I think this sometimes!
I had hard time getting the donor dh is interested in. For me it is not big deal, but I get scare of thinking about it. I am south east Asian. When I see there young girls. I said to myself, if I tell them my matter will they help,... she looks like me, or her eggs and dh will produce ...then I stop myself. I never liked and found it to be very strange. Wow, it is good to hear I am not alone. I also say to myself when I see late 20 woman. I really want to say to them please have child(ren) now if you want to have children. I remember few ladies telling me in my late 20 saying don't wait. One lady even shared her story of diminish ovarian reserve, and that she was told DE. But I never thought it will happen to me and in 5 years it happen to me.

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malory
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May 19th, 2011, 12:58 am #9

wish I knew at their age what I know now. That makes me sad. I want to bring up the subject and warn them, but then I think, well if they are anything like how I was at their age, then they would be totally disinterested.

But I know what you mean. Wish I had some of what they have now.
you know, I was talking to a friend from High School, we graduated in '85, and back then the WORST thing you could do was decide to have kids. I think this may have been some weird 70s message - but not sure. We were urged, even after college, to pursue our lives and careers. As a mom I now wonder why. I see young ladies now having kids in their 20s and think how sad that my generation was so discouraged.

I work with toddlers and there are women in their early/mid 40s coming in with kids, and then women ten years (or more) younger. I think it may be generational.
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May 20th, 2011, 5:44 am #10

I HATE that we were discouraged.

But dang, not having a career was not an option. I didn't marry someone who could support me.

The workplace is often not family friendly. That said, I wish I'd had kids when I was in my early '20s in grad school and then gone out to work when they were a bigger.

It's not just that someone said 'don't have kids' although they did say that and it still upsets me--It's also that people are JERKS ABOUT KIDS at many workplaces.

That's so much worse!!!!

A huge # of women in my profession don't have kids, have only 1 kid or adopt because they waited so long.

I am resentful, can you tell? I resent how hard it is for women to succeed sometimes. And when people talk like women working is optional that also infuriates me. For most of us it is not true!

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