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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.

Friday, October 21, 2011

The New (Year) Plan

After a lot of thought we've decided to hold off on a December transfer and shoot for January instead. We of course hate putting off another try but, on top of it being the holiday season - my birthday, anniversary and our annual family vacation all fall within the last three weeks of the year. The thought of all that going on at the same time as an emotionally charged cycle/transfer had me feeling a little overwhelmed. K was so understanding when I told her my concerns and she was supportive of pushing things back so I can be in a good place come transfer and the TWW.

We initially hesitated because this timeline will require the retrieval to take place in early December and any resulting embryos will be frozen until the chosen transfer date. If you recall, we didn't have a good experience going this route for our first transfer. However, the clinic assured IM that we are dealing with a new protocol and a different set of variables this time around, and statistically there is no difference in success rates between fresh and frozen. We are praying this next cycle/retrieval results in some beautiful eggs that will make perfectly healthy "snow babies" for our wintertime transfer.

Since we are doing an FET we were able to look ahead at the RE's January transfer window and are making arrangements for the 20th. It's still 3 months away but with the holidays approaching and my protocol and monitoring appointments starting in the midst of it all - it will no doubt be here before we know it.