Sunday, July 22, 2012

Not at all surrogacy related, but... of these days, I hope to go to a restaurant where the food is so good that after the first bite, I just get up and flip the the table over.  I would probably be banned from ever returning, but I would really hope that the chef realizes that my display was the highest form of praise.

Maybe I'm a little drunk.

But I meant EVERY WORD.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

No news is good news? Nope, not really.

So...we finally get a call from our attorney informing us that the final draft of the contract is ready for our signatures.  Oh, happy day!!!  I quickly send my aunt a text letting her know of the wondrous news.  And it turns out she has news for me: WE AREN'T CYCLING UNTIL SEPTEMBER.
Say what?!  Ugh.  
But at least we have something solid to look forward to now.
I don't know if I mentioned this in my last post, but I've been seeing a therapist to help prepare for the surrogacy.  She helps me to handle daily stresses (a.k.a. my husband and daughter) effectively so that I can concentrate on having a healthy pregnancy if we are lucky enough to be blessed with a successful transfer.
I had an appointment with her today and we discussed the possible reactions of my husband's family when they learn about the surrogacy.  We had decided from day one that we wouldn't tell them unless it was a viable pregnancy.  We're not very confident that our decision to do a surrogacy will be very well received.  I sincerely hope that this is not the case, but experience tells us that this won't go down easy.  Even my husband's parents (his dad is the IF's brother) aren't on board.  They wouldn't dream of letting my aunt and uncle know that they disapprove, but apparently, those rules don't apply to me.  Snide comments and that I-can't-believe-you-guys-are doing-something-so-crazy head shake, abound.  Grrrrrr.  There hasn't even been an embryo transfer and already so much negativity.  *sigh*

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

The Return

I'm back!  By popular demand. I'm in control.  I've got the upper hand.  But no, not really.  

After a small detour, we are back on track for our surrogacy.  My IP's attorney has just finished up the contract, and next week we'll be seeing our attorney to dot the I's and cross the T's.  We should be able to begin cycling right away, as both the egg donor and I are on BCP's.  

I am so excited, I could shit.  I hope to God that it works on the first go, but I am preparing myself for the worst.  We are only going to try twice, so by the end of this year, we will either be on our way to welcoming a new family member or not.  I wish I knew how this is all going to play out!