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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.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Next Step ...

... is transfer!!!

I had another follow up appointment with the RE today to check the fluid issue, and I can not tell you what a relief it was that there was not even a hint. That's right - transfer for Monday is ON! The fluid was likely just a side effect of the synthetic estrogen and has since resolved on it's own and disappeared. No aspiration needed. My lining is a nice fluffy 12mm (the desired thickness is at least an 8) so all looks perfect now. Tomorrow I'll start the notorious PIO injections which are new for me - should be interesting.

On Sunday evening my IPs, Jason and I all shared our pre-transfer excitement over dinner. They invited us into the city to check out a unique small plate French restaurant Bonsoirée. The food was amazing, great atmosphere and we all enjoyed some friendly conversation - even when politics were mentioned. Such a fun night.

K&S are headed out tomorrow to spend the next two weeks in Hawaii - they are celebrating their fifth wedding anniversary. They'll be there during our transfer so my very good friend and fellow surro Daisy - who is 14wks weeks with twins for her IPs - will be with me. Monday morning the two lil "maybe babies" will be thawed and we will all start praying one or both snuggle in. We all talked about how they want to receive the news, during the dreaded yet ever so exciting TWW, and it was decided - they want to know everything. Fingers crossed that I'll have good news to share and this will be a trip to remember for them.

In other news - can you believe my sweet lil surrobabe will be celebrating his birthday in just 5 days!!! Giovanni will be turning ONE Sunday (Easter). Our family was invited to join in on the celebration this upcoming Saturday - I can't wait to see A&T, Baby G and all their friends and family again. Be sure to check back for an update and some pictures over the weekend.


Jesse said...

Yeah for no fluid!! How exicting transfer is so soon!!

Surrogate, Single Parent and Dating... said...

awesome...will be thinking of you and sending sticky vibes your way!

Jennifer said...

As you can see, I am running a bit behind the curve, and am reading your posts in the order they posted, so I haven't gotten to your transfer post...yet :) But I'm already tingly with anticipation!!