I'll start with a quick summary of the last year . A few times throughout my journey with K&S they expressed how happy they were to be expecting twins so that they would not have to go through the very emotional experience of IVF and surrogacy again. They would have a beautiful family of four and two little boys who had one another as lifelong friends. However, not long after Ryan and Mason were born, they brought up the topic of a sibling and for the last year we've all entertained the possibility of another journey.
Now lets go even further back ... when I was 30 weeks along with the boys a hopeful Intended Mother reached out to me looking for guidance through the process of surrogacy and curious to know if I had plans to carry again. Of course at the time, VERY pregnant with twins, I was uncertain what the future held but knew that if I were able I would complete another journey. In short, I couldn't really answer her question but I was more than willing to help her and her husband navigate the often overwhelming world of surrogacy. We kept in touch, months went by ... they contacted the agency (FSC) I had used both of my previous journeys hoping to find a local match. While waiting, she went through a couple of ER cycles hoping to have embryos ready to go when they did find their Angel. This past fall they successfully created "maybe babies" that were frozen in hopes to transfer them to a GS in the future.
As the year has flown by the idea of a journey in the upcoming year has become questionable for K&S, their dose of double trouble is keeping them very busy! On my end, the more time that passed the more anxious and ready I've become. My original thought was that I wanted to start next fall, then I thought summer, then spring ... then I realized, I was ready now! Surrogacy is such a huge part of who I am and I was becoming restless with the idea of waiting, but also didn't want to pressure them or give a deadline.
After making my decision things moved quickly. I excitedly told them I would be their surrogate!!! They were excited as well but cautious because we had one major hurdle to overcome, my grand multipapa status and getting the RE's approval. My pregnancy/delivery records were reviewed and without issue, I was given the go ahead to schedule a med/psych evaluation. Everything still hinged on the saline u/s and the condition of my uterus, especially since my last delivery had been by c/s. Yesterday I got the thumbs up and was told everything looked "beautiful". I even left with a cycle calendar, med schedule and transfer date - very exciting! We've already retained attorneys so the next step is to get contracts finished so that I can start meds mid January for our February 20th FET. That's less than 8 weeks away!
So with that news ...
We are all very eager and I can't wait to tell you more about this wonderful couple, share the story of how they came to surrogacy, and the journey that will hopefully bring a miracle to this very special family.