“Thank you for your utterly selfless and compassionate gift. You are a precious soul”.

heartAn excerpt from a special egg donor recipient’s note to her phenomenal egg donor:

“I know that as parents one day, we will make mistakes, but we will protect, love and nurture our child forever. Having struggled for so long, my husband and I will never take the miracle of a child for granted. I don’t think a day will go past when we don’t say thank-you for your utterly selfless and compassionate gift.  You are a precious soul.

Lastly, I want to let you know that your profile struck a chord with me. I felt that we could easily have been great friends. I love your spunk, determination and sense of fun.  And we share a common dislike of cow-tongue on the menu :-).

We hope that this process is a comfortable one for you, and that you are supported, but never pressured.

With love and gratitude”

xx

 

“I want to help you through this in any way that I can”

“Hello Mommy and Daddy-to-be!

 I just wanted to write you something to let you know that I am just as excited as you to get everything started!  I’m sure that you’re nervous as well and I want to let you know that I’m in this with you. You’re definitely not doing this alone.

 After I received the email stating that you’ve done me the huge honour of asking me to become your donor, I smiled all day and immediately sent an email to my Mom to inform her that I’ve been chosen. Then I told 3 of my closest friends, and whomever sat close enough to listen! After explaining the entire process to them and seeing their, at times horrified faces (the guys were freaked out, the girls – not so much), I had to answer the same question over and over…….

 “Why?”

 Simple. Because I can. But it goes deeper than that. Because I want to help. Because saying that “I know how you feel” and “I’m here for you” doesn’t always cut it. Because no one knows what you guys went through, and how hard your personal journey has been. Also, it’s who I am. I want to be by your side (in this case, figuratively) and to help you through this in any way that I can.  If that means telling my boss that I need to visit a specialist every now and then, telling them that I need specialised medical care so that I can get two weeks of sick leave, injecting myself with hormones, going on a hormonal rampage in the chocolate isle in Pick’nPay if necessary, and allowing strange men (a.k.a, doctors) to see my vajayjay, then so be it!

 Because it really is the least that I can do.

 I’m being a good girl, promise. I’ve already gotten myself into the habit of drinking my vitamins, and I’m eating all the fruits that I can find (my new smoothie machine is helping a lot on that score!).  I am still working on the tons of water thing, but I’m usually so thirsty after bootcamp that it shouldn’t be an issue.

Overall, when things get tough, remember that I’m thinking of you.

All my love (and lots of blessings).

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A beautiful note from a recipient to her egg donor

thank you.jpeg copy“I have wanted to make contact with you for a long time, but I just haven’t been able to find the right words to convey what I feel in my heart. I think of you all the time. I wonder how your prince and princess are going. Whether you understand how much joy you have brought to the lives of your recipients. 

Our daughters are just beautiful. I look deep into their blue eyes and think of you. You said they would be perfect and they are…truly amazing. I love to hold them and play with their little fingers and toes. Pat their warm little heads and smell their baby skin. I still have to pinch myself that my dream has come true – twice.
After the tragedy of losing my children, I struggled on so many levels for years. Finally I have come out of that dark, empty place to a life that is rich in purpose and happiness. I can only sincerely thank you and the other amazing people who have made this a reality.
My sweet girls are very different. One has dark hair, the other light. In temperament one is feisty whilst her sister is laid back. One has a cry that sets off the neighbourhood dogs in the middle of the night, whilst the other snorts like a piglet. My eldest daughter just adores smothering them with sloppy kisses and cuddles. She wants more babies(!)
We are having our darlings baptised in a couple of weeks. It will be lovely to celebrate their precious lives with our family and friends. Being their mummy is such a privilege and I am loving every moment. Yes, even in the wee hours of the night, I really don’t mind. Please know that I am committed to being the best mummy I can be. I might not always get it right, but I will keep trying and learn from my mistakes. Above all I will love, cherish and support them – always.
I wish you an abundant life, filled with peace, joy and love. Your incredible gift has transformed my life and I cannot thank you enough.
All my love
xx”

“You have given us the most amazing gift in the world”

We received the most beautiful email from one of our amazing egg donor recipients.  We are honoured to have been able to help and to pass this message onto her egg donor. We are keeping everything crossed for them!

valentines-day-heart“To our beautiful Donor,

No matter how many times I try write a letter to you , I will never truly be able to express all my thoughts and feelings.

My hubby and I would just like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for everything you have done for us.

There is not a day that didn’t go by that I didn’t think about you or wonder if you are doing ok. You have been by far the bravest person throughout this process and I will forever be grateful to you. You have given us the most amazing gift in the world and I thank God every day for you. I am overwhelmed by how there are such amazing people like you out there, and although we will never meet I am happy I found you.

Thank you so much for taking time out of your life to help me make my dream come true. I know I still have a long road ahead but you have done so amazingly well in starting my journey. On Tuesday the 14th you were the only person in my prayers and thoughts. I hope all is going well and just know that we are feeling incredibly blessed and thankful for your gift to us.

Lots and lots of love Us xxx”

Egg Donor Recipient – So Thankful!

833dea607da65d2e092d7f9d2b41bb39“Almost a year on and I’m a mummy to twins! They are 6 weeks old and absolutely complete my life.  My husband I are so thankful for your help in creating our little miracles.
We will be back to try again with our frozen embryos, but not just yet as we are pretty busy (ha ha ha!)
I attach some pics of my son and daughter to say hello and thank you, please tell our egg donor just how amazing our babies are!”

“Thank you for the support, positive vibrations and dedication to make everything go well”

With her treatment plan issued, we share in our special egg donor recipient’s excitement in the final weeks leading up to her donation…

“I’m very excited ! You guys are amazing. Thank you for the support, positive vibrations and dedication to make everything go well.

Thank you! I am very happy I found so many special people in my life.

Lots of love xx”

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“We are in awe of the fact we now have a baby”

dc7473fa7455ae701da53e101fa42811Our gorgeous boy was born on Wednesday. He weighed a lovely 3.92 kgs!!!

Everything is going really well, he’s perfect in every way, has figured out how to feed already!

Loves his cuddles and his baths!! He’s very content and chilled out. We are totally in love with him. I can’t stop looking at him and listening to the gorgeous noises he makes.
We are in awe of the fact we now have a baby and can’t quite believe that we are parents. We feel so blessed and privileged.
Thank you all and a big thank you and hugs to our special egg donor for giving us this wonderful gift.
xx

Egg Donor Recipient Feedback

“Thank you so much for passing on our egg donor’s messages. She truly is an amazing person. Everyone involved has been so wonderful to us. We could not have come this far in the process without everyone’s assistance.

I’m very excited and pleased as today I have the embryo transfer.  Finally today has come! It is comforting to know I have so many people’s well wishes and positive thoughts. We are grateful to even get this far in the journey and hope for more positive results ahead.
Thanks for your love and support”

Inspirational Egg Donor feedback

wses068011On checking in with a egg donor following her recent donation..

“I am completely recovered. Following the egg retrieval I learned that my son received a full scholarship to one of the top high schools here in Cape Town for Grade 8.

Being an egg donor for Nurture has blessed me beyond what I ever could have imagined. I am excited and looking forward to my beautiful recipient’s results. I think about them everyday :-)”

“It is the most wonderful thing that could have happened to us”

“I will be going for my 16 week scan on Friday and everything is going well so far.
It is the most wonderful thing that could have happened to us and it was made possible by you guys and our wonderful egg donor, we can never thank you enough!”