Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Sunday, August 25, 2013

salute to surrogacy

last night the wonderful organization, surrogacy together threw a lovely event for surrogates, intended parents, medical professionals, lawyers, and anyone connected to the surrogacy community. they are helping people become parents and giving surrogacy a good name. it was so nice to meet surrogates from near and far and each get to share our journeys with each other. my im attended with me. the event was held at the marriott downtown and had a beautiful san diego bay backdrop.

we had such a nice time and i met some really wonderful people!

back in june, surrogacy together had an open photoshoot and baby boo was a featured photo!

maybe my girl is a future surromomma too!

on my surro front, i finished my pills and aunt flo should be arriving any day now. i don't feel "period-y" yet, but hopefully that will change soon. after that i go back to the clinic for labs and a meeting with mr. weenie wand and the transfer should be in about 3 weeks. can't wait to get this transfer done and cook another faux baby!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

had my monitoring appt. today and my lining needed to be at 8mm. since i was at 5mm last week i figured it was no problem getting to 8. i am also on a high estrogen protocol so i was so disappointed when my lining was only 6mm. the np measured a few times and she confirmed the worst. a few hours later she called and the doctor wants me to quit my meds. and have a period. i will start a new medicine tonite for 10 days (and dang if i can remember the name). hopefully this glitch is due to the fact that i've only had 1 period since removing my iud.

so my transfer set for next week is cancelled. i am so discouraged, but my ip's are understanding and she gave me some natural remedies to help thicken my lining for the next cycle.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

lupron shots, delestrogen shots, and mr. weenie wand

it's been a few weeks since i received my bag of surro goodies.

it was kind of a rush to get them to me. my very sweet im (intended mother) drove from north county to la jolla to east county to bring me the meds. so i could start that day! the first one we get is the lupron (which suppresses ovulation) and is a tiny needle that i give myself. i made my boy take my picture of the first injection and he just laughed cause i made my belly look like a va-jay-jay i was so nervous!

the big bad needles started as well. right now i am on the delestrogen every 3 days, so tonight is a shot night. my boy sings the song, "shots, shots! shots, shots!" while he does it and it makes me giggle and forget that there's a huge needle in my ass!

my second monitoring appt. is tomorrow am and i am hoping my uterus is beginning to fluff up. please send fluffy thoughts my way!

my boy and i were able to spend the day with my ip's last saturday at the padre/yankee game. we tailgated and had a great time getting to know each other a little better. i am really excited about the 'salute to surrogacy' dinner coming up down here in san diego at the end of the month. a bunch of surro's i know from blogland and instagram will be there and it will be so nice to meet them in real life!

our transfer is set for august 22. it just so happens that is my mom's birthday, so it is destined to be a lucky day!