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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.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Transferring Soon!

We are almost there, just a few short days until we transfer.

Things are going really well with this cycle.  I've had three visits to the fertility clinic over the last few weeks as they monitor my response to medications.  More than two weeks out from transfer my lining was measuring 9.2 mm already (9.0 or above is ideal for transfer) and at my final check last Friday it was a fluffy 13.3 mm.  On Saturday I began the progesterone protocol which means daily inter-muscular injections in the upper outer quadrant of the buttocks area.  I honestly have no problem with these as I have plenty of cushion there, but they do leave your backside a little sore and sleeping on your side a bit uncomfortable.  If we have a positive result I'll remain on these, as well as additional estrogen, until we are 10-12 weeks pregnant at which time the placenta is producing enough hormones to stop the synthetic ones.

As transfer day approaches the anticipation increases.  We are hopeful that both of the embryos thaw nicely and praying for the best uterine conditions possible.  This is my seventh IVF cycle and I've followed countless surro-friends through the process and one thing I've learned is that it is all kind of a crap shoot.  The most beautiful embryos sometimes won't take and the questionable ones will.  It's always a good approach to keep expectations in check,  maintain a positive attitude, and remember - it only takes ONE!

I'm anxiously awaiting the opportunity to introduce you all to the wonderful couple that is the other half of this journey so successfully becoming pregnant can't come soon enough!  Keep us in your thoughts!

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