Once a couple of infertiles sign on for a donor egg cycle they kind of expect fireworks, girls marching to the accompaniment of a big brass band. At the very least the unfurling of a couple of streamers and the tossing of a handful of confetti would even suffice.
After great soul searching, we opened our minds and aging reproductive organs to the whole donor egg thing. We went on a clinic donor egg waiting list. We undertook mandatory counselling. We did all the stuff that is expected of couples in this position and even a bit more.