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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.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Care Package

I received a little care package from IM today.  I think she's anticipating that I will test before our BETA. These 14 should get us off to a good start. LOL



I also wanted to post this.  It's a little chart showing what happens following an embryo transfer.  Today we are at Day Three.  Our BETA is scheduled for Tuesday, March 4th which marks Day Twelve.  
  

3-Day Transfer

Days Past
Transfer (DPT)
 Embryo Development
 OneThe embryo continues to grow and develop, turning from a 6-8 cell embryo into a morula
 TwoThe cells of the morula continue to divide, developing into a blastocyst
 ThreeThe blastocyst begins to hatch out of its shell 
 FourThe blastocyst continues to hatch out of its shell and begins to attach itself to the uterus
 FiveThe blastocyst attaches deeper into the uterine lining, beginning implantation 
 SixImplantation continues
 SevenImplantation is complete, cells that will eventually become the placenta and fetus have begun to develop 
 EightHuman chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) starts to enter the blood stream 
 NineFetal development continues and hCG continues to be secreted 
 TenFetal development continues and hCG continues to be secreted  
 ElevenLevels of hCG are now high enough to detect a pregnancy 
http://www.nyufertilitycenter.org/ivf/embryo_transfer


*STICKY THOUGHTS*


2 comments:

one faux mommy said...

sticky sticky!

Michael said...

It has been almost three years since I went through this process for the third (and final) time and even reading about it I still get emotional. It's so exciting and scary and thrilling. Hoping for good news soon.