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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, March 28, 2011

Familiar Territory

It's like déjà vu but new at the same time.  Cycling for our upcoming transfer at the end of the April has begun.  I started my meds today - VERY EXCITING for all of us!  The sub-q Lupron injection is as I remember - simple, painless, easy peasy.  I know I've mentioned it before but I actually like doing these shots.  We'll see if I'm singing the same tune when I start the intramuscular PIO injections just before transfer (something entirely new for me this time around).

So for the next few days I continue to inject 20u of Lupron daily, a drug that will suppress my natural hormones so that the RE is able to manipulate and time everything.  In a little over a week I'll have my first appointments to evaluate if my body is responding properly. If all is on track then they will begin the introduction of estrogen into my system which will help build up the endometrium (uterine lining).  I'll continue to update on how my monitoring visits go - keeping fingers crossed for an easy cycle and looking forward to transfer in a few short weeks!!

(Subcutaneous Tummy Injection)


Bev (Yo Momma) said...

I know you...a baby makin' machine. I'm sure it'll all go as planned, or maybe even a bonus of two this time around. Thinking of you and your IPs.

Krystal said...

Woo hoo! Moving right along...although I have to say, I don't miss the shots...any of them! Yikes!

stacey said...

I actually like Lupron too!!! I just did a few weeks of PIO- it was pretty rough at first for me - but then they gave me shorter needles and I felt so much better. (It actually wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be-I hope you have the same luck:)

tasha said...

I didn't mind the shots either. Even the PIO's weren't bad - I was mostly inconvenienced by the time it took to get everything set up and cleaned up after each shot, esepcially when my technique wasn't on par and I made a bloody mess, ha!