Thursday, March 15, 2012


I went into a Labcorp today to take care of all of the screenings.  They took FIVE vials of my liquid gold!  I had my head turned the other way so I wouldn't see the process.  I don't usually freak out at the sight of blood, but I've found that with age, things that never used to bother me potential to make me panicky.  Anyway, when all was said and done, I saw the five vials lying on the table.  I was shocked that they even needed that much!  
The receptionist and phlebotomist were so sweet and super supportive of my reason for being there.  Of course they asked about comp, and when I told them that I was doing it for free for a family member, they both looked at me as though I were a complete nutter!  LOL!  Hubby goes in tomorrow to get his blood drawn and I'm sure they'll be asking him all sorts of questions about how he feels about me being a surrogate.  
One thing that I can't seem to deal well with is how to respond to the praise I receive.  It embarrasses me when I'm told how wonderful/caring/special etc. I am for doing this.  I love the well wishes, but I can't keep from blushing and looking down at my shoes when I'm praised for it.  I guess it's just something that I will have to get used to, as I'm learning that more people are supportive than not when it comes to surrogacy, which really warms my heart. 
After the lab work comes back clean,then all we have to do is get through contracts and then I can start taking my meds! :)  I can't wait to get things rolling!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012


Turns out Aunt Flo won't be making an appearance until around the time I take the last active birth control pill in the pack.  Thank God for that!  The hubby turned three shades of gray when I told him that I was late.

In other news,what gorgeous weather we're having here in Chi-town!  68 degrees today, and it will gradually get warmer as the week progresses.  I took my little nugget to the park today for a little picnic after schoolShe rode her little bike all around the park like a little speed demon 3 times.  She was so proud of herself for not giving up even when she got tired or encountered big potholes and bumps.  I love seeing her enjoy herself and do things to make herself proud.  She's a helluva kid. :)  Added bonus: she'll fall asleep in 10 seconds!  Hello bottle of red!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Oh Boy...

Aunt Flo is late.  She should have arrived 3 days ago.  I'm hoping everything was thrown out of whack due to the Estradiol I was taking for the mock cycle.  Hubby and I have been careful, but that paranoid voice in my head is screaming "OMG, you're pregnant!  You've fucked eeeeeverything up!"  Ugh.  I bet Rush Limbaugh would call me a slut if he were here.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Blogging FAIL

Ugh.  I've never been good at updating.  No wonder the only diary I ever had chronicled grades 6 through Senior year of high school.  ANYWAY...a few steps toward our goal were taken in the past few weeks.
Monday's ultrasound went swimmingly.  I was told to arrive for the ultrasound with a full bladder, so when I left home that morning, I brought a nice big travel mug brimming with mint tea and honey.  Now, I knew that the RE's office was a ways from my house, but I had no idea how far it actually was, or how long it would take to get there in weekday morning traffic.  It took about an hour and half to get there, and by the time I was halfway there, the mug of tea was almost empty.  About 10 minutes from the RE's office, I had to stop at a McDonald's.  I tried not to empty my bladder completely, but it was so hard not to!  My little pit stop caused me to be a few minutes late for my ultrasound.  They had to retrieve some eggs from another patient, so the RE decided to do that before my u/s.  I ended up having to "take a little bit off the top" twice before the RE saw me.  The RE did not look at all like I expected!  He was pretty gorgeous.  Kind of like if George Clooney and Anderson Cooper had a baby who grew up to be a doctor.  Now, I don't know other women feel about it, but I can't help but feel 10 times more self conscious when there is a good looking person tooling around down there!  Dr. Gorgeous asked if I wanted to watch the scan on a screen, so I thought, why not?  I watch medical procedures on TV all the time.  Big mistake.  While it was cool to get a glimpse at my insides, I can't see Angelina Jolie's lips without thinking about my cervix.  Anyway, he said that I have a beautiful uterus and everything looked great.  It was really hard not to read anything into that.  He said I have a beautiful uterus! *sigh*

Last weekend, we had the psych eval.  It went pretty well, aside from the psychologist being a little too flaky/crunchy for  our tastes.  She hugged us before we left which was kind of weird coming from someone you've only known for an hour.  She called my IP's and myself letting us know that she would definitely be approving us for this journey.  I am so excited to begin.  Now, we just have to get through contracts and I can begin taking my fertility meds!  Right now I'm just taking birth control pills, as we're in a bit of a holding pattern.  With all the meds and stress of the past few weeks, I haven't been able to lose any weight.  I think that I still have about 5-6 before a transfer is even possible.  I hope I can lose something by then.  Every little bit counts!