Friday, October 28, 2011

It all begins now

I started birth control today which is the first medication in this journey. We got our schedule and new transfer date of 12/9. This next month is going to fly by and Im so excited for J and B!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

1st visit

Everything went smoothly and we got a lot accomplished. J got to meet my mom and they hung out and talked while I was in and out of different tests. After 8 things of blood I needed food or else I was going to fall over! We had a nice dinner, thanks to J :) Everything is going right on tract just how we wanted it and it feels good. I cant express how much I am grateful for my IPs and how wonderful they are, Im very lucky. They are 2 of the most caring people I have ever met and they are going to be amazing parents. 

Monday, October 24, 2011

The start is here!

This afternoon is my clinic appt to get some testing done and go over the whole IVF process including meds. J is meeting me there, Im excited to see her! She must be feeling so anxious and nervous, I know I would if I were an IM. 

Friday, October 14, 2011

tentative transfer date

So tentatively my transfer should be December 8 which is 2 days after my IM's birthday and 3 days before mine! All good signs :)

Friday, October 7, 2011

The gift of life...

On October 3 (which is also my nephews birthday), I got a text from Kristen saying "I think this is it!". Sure enough labor had started! By the time Kristen got to the hospital she was 7-8cm and just about in transition. I got there a few minutes later. I would never have imagined that a labor and delivery could have gone so perfectly, so smoothly and just how mommy wanted. Kristen was absolutely amazing and so controlled and focused, I cant get her face out of my head. That had to be one of the most amazing experiences Ive ever been a part of and I dont think Kristen will ever know how much it meant to me that she wanted me there. At 4:45am Mason Gavin was born, less then an hour and 45 minutes after getting to the hospital. He was so tiny and precious and his parents instantly fell in love.  Their faces were simply priceless. 

I cant wait to see J & B's faces when they first meet their new baby. 

Kristen, Mason and me

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Clinic appointment

IVF clinic appt at Cooper is set for October 24. Brian can't leave work early so my mom is coming with me and my IM is coming as well. I gave her the option on being present at any and all appointments, I want her to be a part of everything. I'm really liking how our relationship is going, everything is falling into place nicely.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Things have been quiet

All the beind the scenes work is getting done by the agency and I feel like I should be doing something. Cooper, the clinic, should be calling this week to talk and set up an initial appointment. I *have* to get in there this month because November is crazy. Brian goes away a few days, comes back for 1 day than we all leave and once we return I should be starting meds. Im hoping for a 2nd week in December transfer since my birthday is the 11th and exactly 2 weeks later is Christmas, thought this would be the best Christmas gift yet! We'll see. J and I have kept in touch and send texts every so often just to basically say hi and that we were thinking of one another. I look forward to spending time with J & B soon. 

I started reading "Surrogacy Was the Way" and OMG was the the perfect book to be reading! I think every intended parent and surrogate should read it. I find myself crying during each story, they're all so touching. 

Hope to have a timeline of events soon!