Wednesday, November 28, 2012


Done......and done.
Contract has been signed by both sides and sent to the lawyers. Tomorrow, the IVF clinic will get a copy so they can draw up the med schedule.
I will be starting labs and estradiol on December 7th!!
Thank The Lord- I can stop worrying now, not that it ever did any good.
One month until transfer!!!
Send me all your baby juju

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

Today I am thankful for many things.
Jesus, a house, reliable transportation, health of myself and family, great job, wonderful husband and beautiful children, and the opportunity to follow my dreams.
I am beyond grateful and thankful that God has put it in my heart to be a surrogate.
I cannot express how blessed I am.

I have started birth control pills- and contacts should be done within the week!
I wish everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving- and remember to cherish your time with others.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Meds Are Here!!!

MEDS ARE HERE!! (screamed throughout my house in my Pauly D accent)

I woke up to the knock on the door...... FEDEX. YES!
There are all kinds of goodies !
Needles, syringes, gauze, alcohol wipes, a sharps container, birth control pills, needles, Valium, Methylprednisolone, Doryx, Progesterone, Delestrogen, Needles, more prenatal vitamins, Endometrin vaginal suppositories........ (no one mentioned these!)
have I said needles?
I started enlisting the future services of some nurse friends to give my shots at which point my husband got upset. I think he is looking forward to stabbing me o__0
And I think its his way of participating, which I find completely adorable.
I think there are so many people who never realize what our bodies are capable of..... all these meds are naturally acting in a normal pregnancy. Look how awesome science is!
The BC pills will stop me from ovulating, because that would be bad, and also to ensure Aunt Flo comes exactly when we need her.
The estrogen will get my uterine lining ready, and the progesterone will maintain the pregnancy until the placenta takes over. Endometrin supp. is another form of progesterone used to maintain the uterine lining and pregnancy.
Methylprednisolone is an anti-inflammatory. The Doryx is an anti-biotic. Valium..... I'm pretty sure that's to seduce me :D
This may sound pretty crazy, but I am so looking forward to starting meds. It will mean things have really started. I do not have a med schedule yet, but I'm sure it won't be long because.........
I received the initial draft of the CONTRACT!
I read the entire 38 pages last night and made my notes on revisions.
Monday I will call my lawyer to go over the whole contract and let her know of my concerns.
I think I am still 1-2 weeks away from finalizing, but hopefully they will be signed, sealed and delivered by the end of the month.
This Is So Exciting!!!
Keep those prayers coming!
"He cuts off every branch of mine that doesn't produce fruit, and he prunes the branches that do bear fruit so they will produce even more."- John 15:2

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Moving right along

Flights are booked, hotel is booked, and meds are on their way!!!

Still working on contracts so I won't get a med schedule or instructions until contracts are complete, but at least we won't have to worry about rushing meds.

My giant box of fun should be here Saturday! Ill attempt a photo.....

I'm so excited and can't believe how fast things are moving!
I am blessed to be working with such wonderful and caring parents-to-be. They take care of everything and are so on top of things.
They have been spoiling my family and I already.
I am looking forward to being pregnant again and am so thankful for all the support.
God is great :D
42 days until we leave and 43 days until transfer. If anyone out there has any luck- throw it my way. I've got a pair of crazy colorful socks that I'll be wearing which seems to be a Modern Family tradition. And somewhere I read that eating pineapple can help make your uterine lining sticky..... Anybody know of anything else??

Friday, November 2, 2012


Ok I know this is jumping the gun..... Like really....
Dates are practically set!!
Unless auntie F goes wild n crazy, ill be flying to LA December 26!

We're still working on contracts- which should be done within the next couple of weeks

But since it is a frozen embryo transfer, and I don't have to sync up with an egg donor, we are able to schedule the transfer date according to my cycle.

So- tentatively- ill be flying on 12/26
Transfer 12/27 or 12/28
Coming home 12/29 or 12/30

Hubby will be staying home with the kids. Traveling with all that would be more stress than fun plus I'm going to be limited with lifting. I really wanted Eric to get to be there for this but it's more important that our children are with one if us for that length of time.
So bestie one of two is going!
I seriously have the best friends ever!

I hope this works the first try because I know the guilt will be bad on my part otherwise.

Dear God,
You've brought me this far. This is you working through me. I'm thankful for you instilling this dream in me. Please....... Let these babies stick! You alone are the giver of life and we're all so anxious to meet the ones you're sending.

So excited. So thankful. So ready to see them become daddies. They deserve the love that only parents feel.