I am a Thirty-Something mother of four beautiful girls. My love for them, and the joy I've experienced during this crazy ride called motherhood, has inspired me to help make the dream of a family become a reality for couples through gestational surrogacy. I've proudly helped A&T, as their lives were forever changed when they welcomed a son in April 2010 and K&S were blessed as parents in Sept 2012 when we welcomed their twin boys. I completed my final surrogacy journey Nov 2015 when I helped a wonderful local couple J&W and Big Brother add their family with the birth of twin boys. I am so very fortunate to have wonderful relationships with each one of my surro-families and continue to share in their lives.
FedEx kindly dropped off my medications this morning. After reading through most everything I think I've got a good handle on what everything is for. Our protocol calls for me to begin Lupron tomorrow night, this is an injectable but the needle is fairly small and it is only a subcutaneous injection right in the tissue surrounding the belly button so it shouldn't be to bad. Lupron is used to surpress my normal cycle. I'll continue BCP for a few days more and the other meds are parental vitamins, Estrace; an estrogen supplement that will hopefully help me achieve a nice fluffy uterine lining, a corticosteroid which have been shown to increase IVF results, an antibiotic to take just before transfer to ward of any infection, and a progesterone supplement (suppository) that will be used just prior to and for several days/weeks following our transfer. No dread PIO shots for me, my bum is so very excited about that!
I remember a surro before posting pics of her meds and it was quite intimidating. Mine all laid out doesn't look so bad...hopefully all will go well and side effects will be minimal. Keep your fingers crossed and I'll let you know how the first injection goes tomorrow.