It has been one huge "emotional roller coaster" this summer. I took a break from blogging because it has been such a crazy ride but here goes. Much to update.
Our surrogate was instructed to come stay at a hotel near our doctor. We weren't sure when the transfer would be but knew it was either Sunday or Monday. It ended up being Monday. We had 3 embryos that made it to blastocysts with a hand full of others a day behind. We head over to the doctors office preparing to tell…Continue
11 retrieved, 10 out of 11 fertilized and now we are down to 9 thriving. Still a great number.
My doctor is planning on waiting until they turn into blastocycsts before doing the transfer. That way she can evaluate the very best embryos that will have the best chance at implanting and turning into a pregnancy.
We love getting the morning report from our doctor. I always send a text to our surrogate with the positive updates. She is very excited for us and…Continue
So the retrieval went smoothly. My doctor tells me right away that of the 13 follicles I had she was able to get 11 eggs. Not a bad number! All we need is one good egg! The morning after the retrieval she calls me with results and tells me that all 11 fertilized. We are beyond happy. She will call me every morning and give me an update and let me know how they progress and when we can estimate the transfer will be.
Our surrogate is very anxious to know the transfer date.…Continue
I arrived at my doctors office at 6:30am sharp. I said goodbye to DH and he was instructed to go home, do his business at a certain time, and be back to pick me up.
I was very nervous. After all the anesthesia from my Asherman's surgeries I wasn't a fan of having it again. At least I wasn't at a hospital this time. Just a surgery center. My doctor held my hand when the anesthesiologist was putting in the IV line. I'm not squeamish about needles but she must have sensed my…Continue
It's been a rough two weeks. Daily ultrasounds and blood workups. Shots in the morning and at night. My stomach is so bloated I ironically look pregnant.
It's now my final appointment before the retrieval. Maybe the strangest of all appointments in the IVF process for me. It's the day I have my last ultrasound before the egg retrieval two days later. All the follicles look big and it seems as if my ovaries have met each other for the first time. Like twins separated at birth, my…
This article is very disturbing. I actually spoke to Hillary Neiman last year about being my lawyer. She just pleaded guilty to being part of a baby-selling ring with other surrogacy lawyers in the states. I did not hit it off with her and I'm glad I used someone else who is terrific believes the bar is set too low in this industry.
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Well the egg stimulation protocol has begun. After my baseline ultrasound and blood work are done I sit with my doctor in her office. She explains that everything looks good. No cysts and pulls out a bag full needles and vials.
She takes one bottle of one drug, which is still in powder form, and explains how I take a needle of saline and insert the contents into the one vial, then suck it back in and insert it into another vial of powder. And that's how I make my dose. She…Continue
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The surrogacy contract has been signed, sealed and delivered. The medical records are FINALLY in the hands of my doctor. My surro has been on birth control since before we even drafted the contract. She had her tubes tied years ago so the birth control is not for preventing her from getting pregnant but for my doctor to control her cycle and eventually time it with mine. Yeah, she's a bad ass. She know her stuff. She knows the ins and out of every aspect of being a baby oven. And she is very…Continue