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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, June 15, 2011

Coming Along Nicely

Today was another day for dual monitoring appointments.

I went into mine a tad nervous, it was at this point in the last cycle that they discovered the fluid and although it had resolved it's self - I was still worried. Well, I got a great update - NO FLUID and a nice lining of 12.3 mm with a triple stripe pattern (8+ is ideal). My estrogen levels look good too (238). So, my meds stay as is to keep me in a holding pattern till IM's retrieval.

K also went in today - she's on day 5 of stims and has had a couple of acupuncture appointments so far. Her E2 levels are high in comparison to previous cycles - estrogen levels are an indicator of follicle growth - so hopefully these numbers prove to show a nice number of maturing follies over the next few days. At today's appointment there were 9 follicles present measuring 8-10mm with a few additional smaller ones. She'll continue to be watched every couple of days and once these reach 18-20mm K will trigger for retrieval, likely sometime the middle of next week. The transfer will then be 3-5 days later.

We are getting close and things are looking good - positive vibes appreciated!


Amanda said...

Good Luck!!! Hoping for the best!

Andrea said...

Sounds like everything/everyone is right on track!!

tasha said...

Catching up on ya, here! So glad to hear about your lining and your IM's numbers so far! Transfer will be here so soon for you all!

Jennifer said...

I'm sending many prayers for you guys - for her to have a positive experience this retrieval, and for you to get knocked up :) Thanks for the updated post - was gonna email you if I didn't see anything on the blog.