Monday, January 23, 2012

Flight has been booked

Well... Things are looking good for our Febuary 8th transfer. My flight has been booked and the countdown is on! I am so excited!

I sometimes feel nervous about the transfer and getting a sticky baby! We of course are like everyone else just hoping that this works the first time and we only need to do this transfer one time! I try not to stress about it, because I really don't want to add stress to the mix! I just want to give J and M a healthy baby!

I am super excited to get to meet them. I mean we haven't met at all! A select few phone calls, text messages and emails. It is kind of nerve wracking to think that the first time I meet them, will be on transfer day! I am sure they are nervous too- they are trusting me to carry a baby for them. A person they have never seen in person...

My U/S and blood work appts have been going well. Just two more appts until I am on a flight to New Jersey for which is hopefully the must exciting 9 months in the lives of my IP's!

Monday, January 16, 2012


Oh Ick! Yesterday was the first day where I think the meds took a toll on my body. For the most part I haven't noticed much change. I am on 10units of Lupron and 1 - 2mg tablet of estrace 3 times a day. Yesterday I took two of the pills within a few hours of each other, as I had not eaten breakfast in the AM to take the pill. Within a 30 minutes of taking the second pill, I got dizzy, an aweful headache, hot flashes developed as well as an upset stomach! I came home and layed down where I spent the rest of the night! I woke up this morning feeling fine... So I think it was a fluke!

I have read that one side effect is weight gain so I have really been trying to not gain weight! I don't mind doing it when the baby comes, but I am not a tiny girl to start with and the thought of gaining up to an extra 20 pounds prior to baby is not my idea of a good time. So- here is hoping that I don't have any other crazy side effects and that things continue to go well.

I have another U/S and blood work Thursday Morning and we will make sure all these drugs are doing their job! This truely isn't for the faint of heart and takes much more dedication than I think people realize. Some people don't understand what all goes into surrogacy and although I had done lots of research prior I don't think I even knew what to expect !

I am anxious for the next month to kind of come and go quickly, I can't wait to meet my IP's in person and whats in strore for the next months! :)

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Happy 31st Birthday to me! My IP's sent me these beautiful flowers for my Birthday on Thursday! It was really sweet to come hom from work and find these! Things are chugging along, still doing the 10 units of Lupron every morning, my last day of birth control was Thursday and this coming Thursday the 12th will be first day for monitoring including ultra sound and blood work in case any andjustments need to be made to the medicine I am taking!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012


Thats what I said this morning! My last two shots have hurt! I don't know why, but I am not a fan! Perhaps my belly is not tolerating the shots and I should try my thigh?

Other than that, things are going really well. I haven't noticed any real side effects of the shot. No extra hunger which I was worried about, and no dizziness either!

Tomorrow is my last day on the BC pills and then next week begins lining and blood tests!

Things are moving right along!