Thursday, August 24, 2006

August 25th - Exciting News


Received a call from my IP today. The doc from the fertility clinic said the ED came in and things are looking good. The doc is very happy and impressed with this ED too; so things have happened for a reason. I am very excited for my IP because I can just imagine the stress this has been for him. So things are all coming together. YEAH!!!

Additionally, my IP said the ED's cycle is in about 2 weeks! is mine! Well ok close to it. I'm still on BC to control my cycles, so this pack of pills will end September 2. Then my cycle will begin. My unprofessional guess on a September transfer looks like the third/fourth week of September. hmmm....should we wager on this???

My IP and I want to have the babies before the annual retreat! lol (I think we had too much fun our first time going!) Hey, did you notice I said babies??? We are hoping for twins!!!! I tell you...I really want to go through that experience.

Well its exciting that this is going to be happening soon. The good news today has renewed that excitement! Time will go fast now, I hope. We have a lot going on in the next week. My two oldest have open house on Tuesday. I dont know why but they now call elementary school... Primary Grades (K-2) and Intermediate (3-5). So that's three separate Open Houses. Luckily I just have to go to the Intermediate and Middle School ones...of course, the schools are at opposite ends of the town. Next year, I will have one in Primary, Middle School and High School!!! and the year after that....preschool, primary, middle and high! WOW....

Anyways, I am just rambling. Its storming right now and there was a terrible burst of thunder and I need to run and hide under the covers....I just HATE storms. That last one just shook the house. Scarey!!! lol

Well, have a great weekend!!!

A Surrogate Mom

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

August 23rd, 2003 - Nothing New Yet


Nothing too exciting to report right now. Just waiting.

I did receive my charm bracelet from the Agency last week. I was SO excited to receive it. The first charm on it is a 4 leaf clover. Throughout the surrogacy I will get other charms to signify important stages. I had seen another surrogate wearing hers at the I have been waiting for mine. I'm so excited about it.

Can't believe the kids start school in a few weeks. I will miss them for sure. I'm one of those moms who just loves having them at home...never wishing for them to go back to school. Took my oldest daughter school shopping in the cities. That was a fun day. So one down, two to go. Then the baby will be last after the others go to school. :)

Well, I have about 10+ days left of my cycle, so maybe there will be a good update at that time.

Have a great day!
A Surrogate Mom

Saturday, August 12, 2006

August 12th, 2006 - Good News, Bad News

Good News: Today started a new cycle for me!!! Was thinking I'd text message my IP but he's spending the weekend with I dont think its as funny as the first time I did it knowing he was in jury duty. :)

Bad News: Was thinking we'd have the transfer take place the week of Labor Day, but the first ED didn't work out. But when there's bad news...there's good news to follow!!!

So...the Good News... I won't miss the first week of the kids school, especially with child #3 starting Kindergarten!!! My IP, who is a school teacher, won't miss the first week of school either. The clinic seems to think that we can still have a September transfer. IP & I are keeping our fingers crossed for September. IP's new ED is a good match and looking forward to working with her. LOL I guess I don't work with her, but I know my IP is happy. I feel the excitement again of getting ready for the transfers, ie the shots! lol

Well, that's about it for today. DH took the boys to the Game & Gun know that hunting stuff and ... entering Joe into some contest. LOL I forget what its called...but its where the dog runs down the dock and gets scored on how far he jumps into the water! Wish I could have gone but I have to clean and it wouldn't be much fun pushing the stroller around there with the little one. (Also just an excuse for me.) Actually, it would be neat to watch Joe compete. oh well. Better get the house picked up. We have three church camp counselors spending the week with us. Looking forward to that.

Have a great weekend!!!
A Surrogate Mom

Tuesday, August 8, 2006

August 8th, 2006 - The Excitement of Waiting

Hi there!
Well I was feeling sort of bored...only because this waiting is hard because I'm so excited to get pregnant! BUT yesterday my friend in San Diego passed her screening with the agency and is waiting now for her match. So that is exciting for me to "wait" with her to hear about her match. Brings back the excitement I had when I received the file on my IP. My IP and I are such a good match and have become fast friends...hard to believe we only matched in April and met in May!

Tomorrow I will finish another pack of BC pills! Yeah!!! So the ED (egg donor) should almost be ready too since our cycles are pretty close. That is exciting just to know know that when she starts her cycle we will all be ready to transfer approximately 17 days later!!! (I think thats what they said, lol) Crossing my fingers that all goes well and we get preggo in Sept!!!

Well I'm off to do some work, while my 4 kiddies are still fast asleep. I'm back to doing a little data entry (processing rebates) at home for Young America and similar companies. I'm doing a new platform for them and its SO easy, so it makes the process that much do and to watch TV at the same time! lol Got to love these at home opportunities!!!

Have a great day!
A Surrogate Mom

Wednesday, August 2, 2006

August 2, 2006 - OT: Today's Riddle

You are on a horse, galloping at a constant speed.

On your right side is sharp drop off, and on your left side is an elephant traveling at the same speed as you.

Directly in front of you is a galloping kangaroo and your horse is unable to overtake it.

Behind you is a lion running at the same speed as you and the Kangaroo.

What must you do to safely get out of this highly dangerous situation?

(See comments for the answer, if you can't figure it out)