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Caledonia, Northern Illinois, United States
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.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Here is the latest

Well not much news to share just yet, hopefully we'll know more in the coming weeks but looks for now that we are moving ahead and gearing up for a Jan/Feb cycle. IPs had an appt with the RE Friday. The RE basically said the odds were the same as last time - IM responded ok to the meds and things were great with me - so it would be the same and we would try again. Right now the schedule will be for me to start BCP with the beginning of my next AF and then Lupron mid Jan, that is when IM would start her BCP and we'd both begin monoitoring and would be on track for a mid February transfer. I'll know more about dates when we get our cycling calendar from the clinic.

IPs are very fortunate b/c they have insurance that will support 4 retrievals/transfers total (and 2 additional if one of the cycles resulted in a live birth). They feel good right now about taking another round with IMs eggs so that is the next step. The RE did mention (as we had assumed he would) that they might consider donor eggs due to IMs advance maternal age and that stats had been close to 90% with donor eggs. They are not there yet in that decision, but it is something to consider. I won't be a TS (traditional surrogate) as DH has very strong reservations against it but I'm willing to continue moving forward with a donor if that what they decide.

After the failed cycle I was planning not to get to overly excited. The disappointment last time was not fun but I can't help myself, I'm so looking forward to giving this another shot and hopefully this will be it for us. I'm keeping fingers crossed that we have a smooth cycle without any speed bumps that results in a BFP!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Thanks for your prayers....

...but unfortunately beta results were negative. We are looking forward to the next cycle after the holidays.

I can't thank all of you enough for your positive thoughts and prayers.

Monday, December 1, 2008

More waiting......

Turns out the clinic never faxed over my order, I had a hard copy of my own so my OB/GYN still did the b/w but had they received the fax in advance they would have notified us that they don't do lab work STAT (the clinic requested it by 1pm today). I called two other labs and one said results tomorrow also, the other said maybe by 6 pm but likely not till tomorrow either (due to the snow we got overnight). There was the option of the hospital lab but I didn't allow myself enough time for that venture this morning and my daycare sub couldn't stay that long. I ended up just having the b/w done by my OB/GYN so, we'll hear something tomorrow.

Prayers are always appreciated.