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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.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

So Far - So Good

Just a little update to share how I'm doing with this whole "cycling" gig. I've used that term may times before, but for those that don't know, it's basically the time period in which meds are used prior to transfer to get the body ready - I'm on "preheat" if you will.

At my first monitoring appointment Monday, it was confirmed all is well. I'm almost two weeks into Lupron and my ovaries are nice and quiet - no follicles or signs of ovulation. I stopped BCP last Friday and AF arrived on cue a few days later. The tech confirmed during the baseline u/s that my lining was thin which was just as they want it to be at this stage in the game. So after getting the thumbs up I began introducing Estrogen into my system and cut back the Lupron dosage ... THANK GOODNESS! The Lupron was starting to make me feel menopausal and - as much as I make fun of my mother for her hot flashes and night sweats - it's no joking matter! I seriously had to get out of bed once or twice and dry myself off! I don't remember that from any previous cycles, but then again this protocol called for twice the amount I was on before (20u). Anyway ... when my blood work came in my E2 level was 38.1 which was "perfect" and now that I've started applying the estrogen patches that number will begin to rise. The next appointment is Friday and we should see an increase in that number as well as a thickened lining.

So far so good. I'm feeling good and very positive about our upcoming transfer. IM and I continue to email one another every few days - I've really enjoyed getting to know her over these last few months. We have dinner plans next weekend - can't wait! I'm very anxious to spend time with K&S and share in all this excitement as we count down the days - just a little over two weeks to go!!!


tasha said...

I'm just now catching up on you after 3 weeks. Glad to see things going so well!

Krystal said...

Yay for good news! You'll be knocked up before you know it! :-)