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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.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

One Step At A Time

Things aren't looking the best for this cycle - still getting negatives (9dp5dt). To say my IM is disappointed is an understatement. Although this is our first cycle together this is their fourth IVF attempt - without any infertility insurance coverage. I know there is still the slight chance we could see a "miracle" but I've resigned to the reality that we may be back at square one. K&S only had the two frozen embryos from an egg retrieval she underwent in February. We were still too early in the process of working together to transfer to me at that time - it was supposed to be a "test cycle". However, since the embryos looked so good when they were vitrified (frozen) - we [RE, K&S, myself] thought there was a good chance we'd be successful with them and that IM might be able to avoid another retrieval. Well these embryos didn't thaw the best and we were given a 30% chance of success - the lowest statistic of any cycle they've ever done. The cost associated with each cycle is staggering and it's beyond frustrating for K&S that doing this transfer with a surrogate - that was supposed to increase the chances - the odds were actually decreased. The official beta (bloodwork) will be drawn on Friday.


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

So, so sorry girl. Hang in there and keep your head up. I can't imagine the pain and frustration your IPs are going thru!!!! I just had another surro friend go thru the same thing and it's heartbreaking for everyone!

Natalie said...

I've been so praying this was going to work! I'm a good friend of IPs and have been thinking about you all every day. xoxo NS