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I'm a wife, mom, and gestational surrogate. I've been blessed to be able to have 2 beautiful daughters of my own and 2 cute little surro babes for IPs. With the support of my WONDERFUL family and friends, I'm doing it again!! Follow me on my journey...

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Transfer date!!

Got my calendar from the clinic yesterday and we have a tentative transfer date of July 16th! YAY!!! Bout time we got something going!

I start Lupron on June 15th, then all the other meds will follow accordingly. I talked to the coordinator at the clinic about doing Crinone instead of the PIO injections and she seemed to think it would be okay, but when I got my calendar it still had the PIO on there. :\ I asked her about it and she said that Dr. K "strongly encourages" doing the PIO injections at least until the pregnancy is confirmed. UGH!! Not cool. I suppose I can deal with a daily shot in the ass for 3 weeks rather than the normal 12 weeks! Kev's gonna have to brush up on his shot administering skills....or maybe I can get my mom's cousin, who's an RN, to do them for me! ☺

Here's the shortened version of my calendar:
6/15 Begin Lupron
6/20 Last BCP (thank goodness!)
6/24 Ultrasound (baseline lining check) & labs; start Estrace
6/28 Increase Estrace to 2x day
7/1 Increase Estrace to 3x day
7/8 Ultrasound (lining check) and labs
7/11 Tentative date to start PIO
7/16 Possible transfer

It's becoming more real!!!

P.S. Still not happy about the damn shots!! Ok....done whining........for now ;)

Talk to you soon!

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Illusive contract, conquered!

FINALLY GOT OUR CONTRACT!!!!! Signed, sealed, delivered! Whew! Thank goodness that's done and over with, geez!
Thankful that all that drama was behind me, I called the clinic, as instructed, once AF came and they were supposed to call in the Rx for BCPs. Simple, right? WRONG.
The nurse coordinator at the clinic proceeded to tell me "oh, we're not gonna start you on birth control just yet, your IPs haven't chosen a donor" SAY WHAT!? I told her that she must be mistaken because my IPs told me in February that they'd chosen a donor and got it all squared away, but she was insistent that there was no donor. Grrrrrr!!!!!! So I emailed my IPs asking what was going on and I texted my agency coordinator. After a bunch of back and forth, what it boiled down to was miscommunication. Go figure. From my understanding, the agency hadn't sent over the donor's info to the clinic, so the clinic was unaware that my IPs had, indeed, secured a donor.
So, I finally got my BCPs and am now awaiting our calendar, but from what I'm told, we should be having a transfer some time in July, around the 16th. **Fingers crossed** I'm so excited!! Well.....not about the huge needles I'm gonna have to stick in my behind, but excited about everything else! ☺ Speaking of which, I'm going to ask the RE if I can do Crinone (progesterone suppositories) instead of the PIO injections. I mean, after all, I DID get preggo last time while I was on Crinone ☺ And when I did have to do PIO, it gave me a horrible side left hip was literally numb for MONTHS after I stopped the shots! It was absolutely horrible; I wasn't sure if the feeling was ever going to come back, but thank goodness it did. I really don't want to have to go through that if there are other options. Ya know?
Enough about that; guess what my super sweet IPs did? They sent a beautiful arrangement of roses to me for Mother's Day!! It was very unexpected and much appreciated.
I can't wait until they can celebrate their own Mother's and Father's Day :) Hopefully soon!!!
I don't really have anything else to report right now. I'm just ready to get things going! We've been moving at a snail's pace and as we all know, I'm not the most patient person on the planet.  I know I'm late updating and I promise I'll do better. That's all I got people! Ttyl!