Tuesday, December 30, 2014

19 week update!

     So 19 weeks so far as been full of ups and downs, I still have really bad days but I am starting to have more good days then bad ones. 
     Yep little belly buddy is growing right along! I swear the fruit comparisons shock me every week, the little mango sized baby inside me love to move! I feel him/her moving inside me every single day. 

     I have to admit that feeling belly buddy move is a lot different than when I was pregnant with my own. When my girls were in my belly, I would get excited over every little kick. With belly buddy it is just a reassurance this little one is doing ok. 
     Yep I still only have a tiny little bump, and in the right outfit you can't even tell. I just can not wait for the bump to finally make its appearance! The big belly is one of my favorite things about pregnancy! 

     Tomorrow is the big 20 week ultrasound! (At 19w3d), it will be nice to get reassurance that belly buddy is growing how he/she should. And the parents are very excited to find out if their little one is a boy or girl! 

     What do you think belly buddy is going to be? A girl? A boy? 
     I would share what I think belly buddy is but to be honest I keep having dreams it is a fish... Yeah I know odd right? 

Monday, December 22, 2014

18 weeks!

     So we are at 18 weeks! That is the beginning of the 5th month! Oh how time has flown! 
     Belly buddy is now the size of a sweet potato! It is just crazy to me how fast this little one is growing! 

     I am also already feeling movements! When I drink cold apple juice the little one just goes crazy kicking away! 

     I am still sick but slowly getting better! I the medications are working again for the most part and I haven't had to go in and get fluids in almost a week! I am still not feeling back to normal but it is just amazing to slowly be getting back to normal! 

     I still only have a tiny belly but belly buddy is starting to show that he/she is in there! 

     Next week I have the "big" ultrasound! S&J are so excited to find out if they will be having a little girl or boy! I still have no idea I have no feeling either way. As I have told many friends and family I keep dreaming belly buddy is a fish... 

      I went from maternity pants to regular jeans (med bloat was mean) to know my jeans are getting tight in the stomach but I am just swimming in my maternity jeans. 

      I have started making sure to use LOTS and lots of lotion in my tummy but wanted to know what lotion www best for you? I want something thicker than what I am using right now. 

Thursday, December 11, 2014

16 week "Bumpdate"

     So I don't have much of a "Bump" these days. I am still sick and having a hard time eating as much as I should but I really am working on it!

     I do have a doctors appointment today so I will try to update after the appointment with what their plan is now! But depending on what they decide it might take me a bit longer to update than I would like.


     The IPs baby (AKA Belly buddy) is now the size of an Avocado! I have actually been eating a lot of avocado when ever I find some good ones in the store I grab them all! Having to try to get down good fats has been a nice excuse to eat them as they are one of my favorite foods!

     Now for what you actually clicked on the page for! here is my "bump" or lack there of... 
     Yes I know I have lost a LOT of weight and I am working on trying to gain some back. Hopefully I will be feeling better sooner than later... 

Friday, December 5, 2014

Lack of updates

I admit I have been a terrible blogger and I feel bad because there are so many of you amazing people following along with this pregnancy. 
As most of you know I have been pretty sick. I was actually diagnosed with hyperemesis gravidarum. So to say it has been a rough time has been a understatement. 
Even with my anti nausea medication it has been hard to find foods that I can keep down. And it seems as if as soon as I get a few my body completely changes and I get to start all over again. 

So while I have not been blogging I have been trying to take care of myself and little belly buddy (who is now actually the size of a orange...) 

I will also leave this post with my newest bumpdate! As you can tell in the picture yes I have lost a lot weight (28lbs now) but so far. But belly buddy has had a perfect heartbeat and all ultrasounds he/she has been on track for growth. I 

Thank you for reading my blog still I apologize for being a terrible blogger bit I am hoping once I feel better it will be easier!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

13 week update!

How far along are you? 13 weeks!

Total weight gain/loss: Loss of 19lbs that means I have actually gained a pound though!

Sleep: I am so very tired, BUT I swear I can not sleep good for the life of me.

Best moment this week: I am officially in my 2nd trimester! Just 189 days until my due date!

Have you told family and friends: Yes

Food cravings: Toffee Almond crunch cookies, Salads with ranch (craving one right now)

Anything making you queasy or sick: I am slowly feeling better, Still can not do Peanut butter or most dairy but I am slowly starting to be able to eat again!

Have you started to show yet: Well because my med bloat is gone I am officially not showing again... In fact I am actually looking a good bit smaller than before I was pregnant.

Gender prediction: I am unsure. Thinking belly buddy might be a girl but I have never carried a boy either.

Wedding rings on or off? Still on! and still loose.

Happy or Moody most of the time: This week very moody. I have gotten annoyed or angry at a lot of different things, and have been very vocal about my feelings.

Weekly Wisdom: I need to relax! Easier said than done right? But before every appointment I have I get so nervous and scared that something could be wrong. But belly buddy has been doing exactly what it needs to be doing is and growing so quickly!

Milestones: 13 weeks means we are officially in the 2nd trimester! WOW the first one went by quick...

Maternity clothes? Maternity clothes and lazy clothes if I don't have to change out of my leggings or yoga pants now way am I going to be wearing anything else.

Stretch marks? No new ones.

Movement: Not yet. BUT I should be feeling that in the next 1-3 weeks! Come on Belly buddy I want to feel you!

 Labor Signs: Thank goodness this is a big fat NO!

Belly Button in or out? In, very very in.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Bumpdate! and Doctors appointment.

     So Yesterday I had a doctors appointment it was just a regular check up, to make sure that everything is still going ok.

     They did all the normal stuff. Checking weight, Blood pressure, Measuring the belly, going over what is going on. BUT we also got an ultrasound! We got a little peak into what Belly buddy looks at 12 weeks 4 days!

     This little buddy was moving around like crazy and liked making it hard for the doctor to get the measurements that he needed. He or she is already being stubborn S+J looks like you too might have your hands full with this little one! 

     Now for the bump date. For those of you that have seen me I know my stomach probably looks smaller than last time you saw me BUT that is because I was FINALLY able to stop the shots and 90% of the medication I was taking (still on my prescription prenatal and Zofran). The medications I was on cause what we call Med Bloat. Well now that is all gone so it is just my fluffy self and Belly buddy in that belly! 
     So we are past the 12 week mark! As of next week I am officially in the 2nd trimester! Lets just hope that belly buddy gets that memo and gives me a break on all this nausea! 

Monday, November 10, 2014

12 week update

     So I know that I have been terrible at doing my weekly updates but I am going to try to get back on track, My plans are to post a weekly update on Sunday or Monday and a bump update probably around Thursdayish... Ok I will post them on Thursday. 

How far along are you? 12 weeks 1 day!

Total weight gain/loss: I now down 20 pounds... But I am FINALLY able to eat again so that loss should be slowly hopefully become smaller.

Sleep: I am ALWAYS tired. And I now sleep as much as possible. I am in bed by 9 most nights and feel like a old lady with how early I go to bed. 

Best moment this week: I am officially to 12 weeks pregnant! Out of the scary zone! I have an appointment on thursday and can not wait to see my little Belly Buddy again! 

Have you told family and friends: Yes

Food cravings: Mashed Potatoes, Ceasar Salad, and Arby's anything from Arby's must get in my stomach.

Anything making you queasy or sick: Yes any random smell, funny enough the taste of my anti nausea medication, and peanut butter is back on this list. 

Have you started to show yet: I can still hide it with the right shirt but I am showing now! 

Gender prediction: I am thinking it is a girl just because that is all I have ever carried.

Wedding rings on or off? Still on! 

Happy or Moody most of the time: I think I am happy a lot more! I am still very emotional but getting a bit better!

Weekly Wisdom: Take advantage of the good days and binge watch Gilmore girls, and do noting on the days that you can hardly get through the day.

Milestones: We are 12 weeks pregnant AND FINALLY out of the "Danger Zone"

Maternity clothes? I went maternity clothes shopping, and gosh these clothes are so much more confy. I am also taking advantage of leggings and Yoga pants as much as possible. 

Stretch marks? No new ones.

Movement: Nothing I can feel yet, But I think I that will happen in the next month or so!

 Labor Signs: Noooo. Wayyy too early!

Belly Button in or out? In, very very in.

Monday, October 20, 2014

9 week update!

How far along are you? 9 weeks and 1 day!

Total weight gain/loss: I now down 15 pounds... Shoot how did happen I have actually been able to eat again....

Sleep: I am ALWAYS tired. Other than when it is time to sleep, then I am wide awake.

Best moment this week: I got to celebrate a friends birthday but I found out I can't deal with drunk people lol...

Have you told family and friends: Yes

Food cravings: Fruit, Salads, Pizza rolls, Mashed potatoes, and bagels with cream cheese.

Anything making you queasy or sick: Still just about everything is making sick still but I am starting to feel a bit better.

Have you started to show yet: I think it is safe to say I am showing.... (even if it might just be Med bloat)

Gender prediction: I am thinking it is a girl just because that is all I have ever carried.

Wedding rings on or off? On and getting looser

Happy or Moody most of the time: MOODY, but mostly weepy I cry all the time at everything.

Weekly Wisdom: Bars are not as fun when you are the sober one...

Milestones: 9 weeks We have our second Ultrasound on Friday so keep a eye out for a update Friday or Saturday!

Maternity clothes? I am using the few left over things I have from the girls pregnancies and go shopping this week because I need clothes that fit!

Stretch marks? No new ones.

Movement: Nothing I can feel yet - way too early.

 Labor Signs: Noooo. Wayyy too early!

Belly Button in or out? In, very very in.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

8 week update

My belly buddy is over half a inch big now!
It is just crazy how fast that little one is growing! 

How far along are you? 8 weeks today!

Total weight gain/loss: I am still down 12 pounds, no change from last week.

Sleep: I am ALWAYS tired. Other than when it is time to sleep, then I am wide awake.

Best moment this week: I went a whole day without puking this week.

Have you told family and friends: Yes if someone doesn't know they have been living under a rock.

Food cravings: Fruit, garlic bread, Olive Garden salad, Strawberry Lemonade Powerade.

Anything making you queasy or sick: What doesn't make me feel sick... Pickles, The smell of any and all mexican food, anything sweet, even seeing raw meat, chicken, pasta, cheese, milk, well anything dairy.

Have you started to show yet: I look like I ate a big lunch.

Gender prediction: I am thinking it is a girl just because that is all I have ever carried.

Wedding rings on or off? On and getting loose.

Happy or Moody most of the time: MOODY, but mostly weepy I cry all the time at everything.

Weekly Wisdom: Not even Zofran works all the time.

Milestones: 8 weeks! Only 4 more weeks until we are out of the first trimester.

Maternity clothes? I am using a Belly band and just wearing my longer shirts. I did break out one pair of maternity Jeans though.

Stretch marks? No new ones.

Movement: Nothing I can feel yet - way too early.

 Labor Signs: Noooo. Wayyy too early!

Belly Button in or out? In, very very in.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

7 weeks Pregnant!

My Belly Buddy is the size of a Blueberry! 
He or She is finally half an inch long! 

How far along are you? 7 weeks today!

Total weight gain/loss: I am down 12 lbs now thanks to my lovely friend morning sickness. Yes I am on Zofran but it just makes me not throw up, it doesn't make me feel better I am still having a hard time stomaching food.

Sleep: I am ALWAYS tired. I oversleep, I take a nap at any chance I get.

Best moment this week: Going to the ultrasound and seeing a baby and a heartbeat! It was amazing to actually see S+J's baby.

Have you told family and friends: Well I think it is pretty safe to say everyone knows by now...

Food cravings: Fruit, Milk (even though I can't keep it down), BBQ potato chips, and Ceasar salad, good chili, and pasta!

Anything making you queasy or sick: What doesn't make me feel sick... Pickles, The smell of any and all mexican food, anything sweet, even seeing raw meat

Have you started to show yet: I am in the my clothes don't fit and I look like I had a really big lunch phase, I am using a belly band and the "Hair tie trick".

Gender prediction: I am thinking it is a girl just because that is all I have ever carried. In all honest I have clue...

Wedding rings on or off? On and getting loose.

Happy or Moody most of the time: MOODY! But working on trying to be happy.

Weekly Wisdom: No matter how well you think you are feeling and how much it sounds good, DON'T DRINK MILK.

Milestones: We are at 7 weeks, and we officially know it is one baby! Yay for first ultrasound.

Maternity clothes? I am using a Belly band and just wearing my longer shirts. I did break out one pair of maternity Jeans though.

Stretch marks? No new ones.

Movement: Nothing I can feel yet - way too early.

 Labor Signs: Noooo. Wayyy too early!

Belly Button in or out? In, very very in.

     If there is anything you think I should add to this little questionnaire just comment and let me know! I am more than happy to add more questions if you want to know anything else!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

The stressful side of surrogacy

     I have posted a lot about excitement and nerves, but I have not posted about the stress of surrogacy, and trust me there is a lot of stress to go around.

     While I do not regret doing this for a second I also did not know how much stress I would put on myself. Stress for each doctors appointment hoping my levels are right, or my lining is thick enough, then stress of something that I could do might mess up the transfer, the worrying about if my beta (hcg) numbers were high enough.

     Then there was the ultrasound. I know the parents wanted two babies. How could they not? So I was hoping and praying and wishing that there would be two in there. I convinced myself that there had to be two. Then there was one.

     Don't get me wrong I am so excited that there is a healthy baby with a healthy heartbeat growing inside of me for the parents. I am ecstatic for them.

     But in a way I feel like failed them. I feel like I let them down by only one of the embryos sticking.

     Everything was textbook, I did everything exactly by doctors orders never missing a pill or a shot. Yet I am sitting here wondering if there was anything I could have done differently.

     The funny thing is I never once stressed so much in either of my pregnancies. I just know that so much is riding on this being a healthy baby, and I want to make sure that they get a perfect healthy child.

     I know calm down you shouldn't be stressing while you are pregnant and I am working on that I have been working on relaxation techniques and have even been doing some progressive relaxation and guided imagery (when I can get the apartment quiet enough to do it).

    Surrogacy is a bit harder than I thought it would be. I never never been this sick in my life. I am so tired of having to give myself shots. But I just keep telling myself it is all for J&S. The look on their face when they first see their baby, and helping them become a family is my end goal!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Ultrasound has happened!

Today we got to make the drive up to ORM again. It is Ultrasound day! 

    What does Ultrasound day mean at 6 weeks 4 days pregnant? Well we get to see if it is one or two. We get to hear the heartbeat, and do measurements to make sure that all the dates are lining up.

I know that you don't care about the writing so here are some pictures

Yep that is one little baby! 
Meet my little Belly buddy for 34 more weeks!

Heart beat was 127! That is a great heartbeat and we are very happy with the results!

     I know that a lot of you will be shocked that it wasn't twins BUT as long as there is a healthy baby everyone is happy! 

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

6 weeks Pregnant!

How far along? 6 weeks 2 days
Total weight gain/loss: I am down 10 lbs thanks to my lovely friend morning sickness. 
Sleep: I am ALWAYS tired. 
Best moment this week: On Sunday I went all day without getting sick!
Have you told family and friends: Yes, I have let everyone know exactly what has been happening as it happens 
Food cravings: Salads (chicken Cesar), cheeseburgers, BBQ chicken, Mashed potatoes.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Sweets, Pickles, Rice, Red meat (other than hamburgers), Coffee, and so many more things.  
Have you started to show yet: I am in the my clothes don't fit and I look like I had a really big lunch phase
Gender prediction: I am thinking One girl and One boy (Yes I have a feeling both Embryos stuck)
Wedding rings on or off? On and still loose.
Happy or Moody most of the time: MOODY!
Weekly Wisdom: Eat what ever you can keep down, and just be happy you kept something down. 
Milestones: On thursday we have an Ultrasound! 

Maternity clothes? I am using a Belly band and just wearing my longer shirts. 
Stretch marks? No new ones. 
Movement: Nothing I can feel yet - way too early.
 Labor Signs: Noooo. Wayyy too early!
Belly Button in or out? In.

I am sorry for the white background I cant figure out how to make it go away...

Monday, September 29, 2014

I had to buy a belly band...

     I am so bloated from the medication that I can not even button my pants any more. I went to target and bought a BeBand! This thing has been a life saver and I will be buying more!

     If I am wearing my shorts or jeans I have to wear it, I even broke out a pair of maternity pants... and when I am not wearing my belly band or Maternity pants I use the old hair tie trick

We are just 3 days away from the ultrasound and finding out if it is one or two babies.

What did you do to make your non maternity pants work a bit longer?

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Beta results are back!

     We have good news! The results are back and the numbers have raised just like we needed them to! All the levels have been exactly what we need them to be so I get to cut down my progesterone shot to only 1ml instead 2ml! This is great because that means my sides should stop hurting as bad. 

    I am sick as a dog. I got a prescription for Zofran and that has been helping so much. I have been able to eat and stay hydrated. It really has been a life saver. 

     We scheduled the ultra sound for October 2nd. We will be able to see if both Embryos stuck or if we only have 1 baby that stuck. We will also get to hear the heart beat (or beats)! 

     One big step done I am officially 5 weeks pregnant today! Only 35 more weeks to go! 

Monday, September 15, 2014

I am still shaking

The test came back that I am pregnant!

The HCG was 398.2 (they were looking
for anhything over 50)

I am 4 weeks 1 day pregnant today! So another 8 amazing months
that I get to keep this baby/babies safe before they 
go to their mom and dad!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

4 days left...

     Yep that is right only 4 days before the blood test to find out where my HCG is measured so we can find out if the transfer worked or not! With that number you can guess if one or two stuck around but you don't know for sure until the ultrasound. 

    So what symptoms am I having today? I feel nauseous, all the time. I sleep, sleep and sleep some more than I am still so tired. I feel bloated, well I am bloated. I am so bloated. I can not even button up my shorts anymore, the medication is making me look (at least feel like I look) like I am a few months pregnant.   

Just 4 days until we find out if I am pregnant or not!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

6 days to go

     You hear that just 6 days to find out if the little Embryos decided to stick around! 

     Today's symptoms are still nausea, I am so tired even after a full night of sleep I am just wiped. (TMI) Sore boobs. and terrible heartburn. I know what you are thinking those are all early pregnancy symptoms BUT they could all be symptoms of my medication too.  

     So basically if I feel like I am is kinda a guessing game. The medication I am on can give the exact same symptoms. So in 6 days we will find out is it medication side effects or pregnancy symptoms...

Monday, September 8, 2014

And I am off bed rest.

     Yesterday was the first day I could actually move around. Friday and Saturday the only time I was allowed to not be laying down was the use the rest room. I was however allowed to be propped up at a 45 degree angle to eat. I thought bed rest would be awesome I mean my husband having to do everything I just get to lay and bed and relax.

     It wasn't that easy. I wanted to get up and move around, I wanted to get my own water and make my own plate of food. But I held out and did complete bed rest for two days.

     I am feeling Nauseous, but I am not sure if that is the babies making their home or if I am just catching a bug.

     We are now on count down to blood test. Just 7 more days until the blood test (7 days from right now I will be at the clinic waiting to get my blood drawn!). I am so impatient I can not wait to see the results!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Day 1 post transfer

     Transfer was yesterday and today I am on full bed rest. To write this I am laying down because I can't even sit. I can be propped up on two pillow max so a tiny tilt... I am only allowed to get up to use the bathroom. I am writing this on my laying stomach with the computer in front of me. Truly not the most comfortable position to type in.

     The transfer went great Both of the embryos thawed perfectly! The actual transfer only took like 10 minutes.
The first picture is my lucky transfer socks,
Then my I really have to pee face,
The Embryo on the right is the girl,
And the Embryo on the right is the boy!

     I feel like I should tell you that unlike some surrogates I will not be taking home pregnancy tests. So we really will not know if the transfer worked until the official blood test. That means friends and family please refrain from asking a million times if I am pregnant, I will update once S&J know the results. 

     So many emotions are tied into this so please just understand that not everything may be posted right away. I am going to try to keep posting often maybe not every single day anymore but I promise I will update often. 

Friday, September 5, 2014

Today is the day!

     Today at 12:45 I go into the clinic for my 1:30 transfer. I have been on meds for 40 days, that is 40 days of giving myself shots every single day, I have 65 more days of shots if these embryos decided to stay around (fingers crossed that they thing my uterus will be a good home for about 9 months)!
     We have been using Oregon Reproductive Medicine they have pretty amazing success rates and were actually #1 in the nation in 2011! So I know that I am in good hands! YAY for a little bit less stress.

     For those of you who do not we will be transferring two high grade embryos 1 girl and 1 boy! Isn't that amazing that they know the sex of the embryos! They have also been tested for genetic problems, So fingers crossed I wont have to as much testing and blood draws during pregnancy. 
     Please keep in your thoughts today and send those little embies sticky vibes! 

Are you Team pink, Team blue, or Team twins?

Thursday, September 4, 2014


     Tomorrow is the big day. I go in for transfer of S&J's Embryos. I am a bit nervous. Not scared nervous or what did I get myself into nervous, but excited nervous, and feeling a bit of pressure nervous.

     I have been taking my medication to a T, all of my lab work has came back perfectly, but I just want this transfer to work so badly that I have made myself a bit nervous. I want this transfer to work so that S&J can have happy news and not another disappointment.

     So today to help with the nerves I am going to keep myself busy, I am going to do all of our laundry, pack the kids bags for going to my parents. Premake the meals for this weekend so all my husband has to do is throw it in the oven. And try to relax.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

It feels real now

     It is just amazing how fast time has gone. I matched with S&J all the way back in October of 2013, so needless to say it has been a long road getting to where we are right now. We have had little bumps along the way but we are almost to transfer (just two days away).
     The other night I was laying in bed awake, (insomnia is a side effect of one of my meds but we are dealing with it) and thought wow this is real I am going to go and get someone else's baby transferred into my uterus. I am going to be pregnant with S&J's child. That still just blows my mind. I just feel so lucky that I am able to do this for someone!
     Now that everything is still ok with me, we just have to hope (and pray) that the Embryos thaw like they should and implant and grow like they should. S&J have been through so much trying to have a baby and I just really hope everything goes exactly as planned.

Just 2 days until Transfer!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014


      I love eating Pineapple and when I was told to eat fresh pineapple before and after transfer, I didn't have to be told twice. Today I went to the store and bought two pineapples. Then had to google how to ripen a pineapple because the store didn't have any very ripe pineapples.

     So a FYI if you need a pineapple to ripen the store it upside down! I did not know that until today, So random fact for today! So I bet you are wondering why do I have to eat pineapple. Well Bromelain found in pineapple and mostly concentrated in the core of the pineapple. Bromelain makes the uterine lining stickier so that way the Embryos have a better chance of Implanting. So I will be eating pineapple core and all.

If you have any yummy pineapple recipes Please share them with me! 

Monday, September 1, 2014

More Blood Draws

     Between shots and getting my blood taken I feel like a human pin cushion. Good news only 69 days of shots left... As most of you know we are doing a count of how many vials of blood I have gotten taken we are now up to 20 vials of blood taken in just 3 short months! and LOTS more still to be taken.

     I did get my blood work back and all of my levels are exactly how they should be. All my medications are staying exactly how they are on my calendar! I am excited that we have had no issues!

4 days until transfer! 
If you read this please comment below! I would love to know who is actually reading my blogs!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Progesterone is not nice.

     The Progesterone shot was not nice to me last night I woke but with a VERY sore backside and it even bruised.  I only 70 more days of these shots to go... I really hope I can get the hang of them and they are not like this all through the surrogacy. 

     A large part of it hurting so bad is I did the shot too low. I will not be making that mistake EVER again. Another side of the medication is I did not fall asleep until after 6am last night. Looks like I will be contacting the clinic to see if there is any sleeping pills that I can take. 

     Tonight I start two medications Doxycycline, I have already taken this one and learned the hard way no matter what eat before I take this pill. Doxycycline is a antibiotic, it just will make sure that I do not have any infection and will help me not get one from the embryo transfer. 

      Then I also start Medrol, I have not taken Medrol before but I have heard that it is just like Progesterone and I will not be able to sleep while on it. Medrol is a steroid that will suppress my immune function so that way my body (fingers crossed) will accept the embryos. 

Just 5 days until transfer!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Progesterone here we go!

     I have to admit I am a bit nervous about the progesterone shots, I have to admit my bum is sore from the twice a week Delgesterone shots. It is for a good cause though. I am used the big needles from the Delgesterone shots so now it is just getting used to a LOT more medicine in the shot. 

Wish me luck!
Just 6 days until transfer!

     I am planning on hopefully doing at least a quick update every day, at least until transfer. Make sure to come back and read each update!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Counting down

     With surrogacy it seems like I am always counting down to something, 3 days till clearance appointment, 5 days until the Psychological evaluation, 4 days till start of meds, 30 days till transfer.

     Those were old countdowns as of 8/28 here is a current list of my countdowns.

  • 1 day until my last lupron shot
  • 2 days until I start progesterone
  • 8 days until transfer
  • 18 days until first pregnancy test
  • 20 days until the second pregnancy test
  • 73 days until I am done with shots
  • 274 days until due date (as long as the transfer works) 
     I sure am counting down a lot of things with surrogacy. It still seems pretty unreal that I am going to be a part of being able to give S+J a child. 

Leave a comment bellow letting me know what are you counting down to? 

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Perfect 10 (my lining that is)

     Today I went for my lining check to make sure the meds were doing what they need to do. Good news they are doing exactly what they should!

    First I got more blood drawn (seriously we are up to 19 vials for anyone counting along at home) and yes that is Pink camo tape around my arm, BUT luckily no bruising yet! Fingers crossed!

    We got to the appointment way to early (like half a hour early) I was afraid of being stuck in traffic and made Juan come with me so here is him being bored on his phone. But at least they have Wifi?

     I got my ultrasound to find out how my lining was doing and.... 

     My lining was at a 10 (well 10.78mm to be exact) Yes I am bragging about my uterine lining, who would have ever thought I would be doing that. I have almost a perfect triple stripe and the doctor is confident that I will be where I need to be come the transfer on September 5th.

    For those who do not know they were just hoping my lining would be at a 7 so 10 almost 11 is amazing! and a triple stripe is how they know that the lining is mature and the embryo has a good chance of implanting after transfer!

What is the oddest thing you have bragged about?

Sunday, August 17, 2014

I have been married a whole year!

       1 Year ago I finally married my high school sweetheart and love of my life! We were together 8 years before we were married and engaged for 5.

      It was very important for us to have a HUGE wedding with all of our friends and family and we have big families. So we saved up our money and saved and saved, until we could afford the wedding we wanted to have without going to debt.

     Below I am posting some of my favorite pictures from our wedding and our relationship! About 90% of these photos were taken by Perfect Aim Photogaphy.

     Are you Married? How long have you been married for?