Sunday, January 20, 2013
Come with me on my journey to a land...far, far away. A land where few have dared traveled. A land called...surrogacy world! Where 10,000 at-home pregnancy tests are sold every minute! Where the question, "should I pee yet?" is unanimously answered with a resounding, "Yes!" Where it's perfectly natural to have 5 people in the room while you get pregnant. We're on a surrogacy journey to the center of the birth!
As this is my second surrogacy, I won't be going into all of the basics like I did with my first blog so if you're wanting more background information, I'd recommend you start there. This blog focuses on my new journey with J&D, intended parents extraordinaire and our goal to make their son, N, a big brother!
Today, we agreed to officially be "matched" and embark on our quest of that wonderful nine month journey called pregnancy. We are gearing up for an April transfer and will be using frozen embryos created during their previous IVF cycle. Their clinic is in California, so I'll fly out there for an initial meeting/mock transfer and then once again for the real thing. Dr. Wilcox is the RE and he's been very helpful and friendly, which is what you always want when a stranger is going to get you knocked up. :)
J&D are friends of my friend, A, who also is apart of the closely-knit surrogacy world. I was honored when A thought of me as she knew they were looking for a surrogate and feel blessed to have had them placed in my life. J and I hit it off from the very beginning and I knew we would be fast friends when I immediately felt comfortable being my goofy, normal chatty self on the phone.
April seems so far away but I know it will be here before we know it! I'm using the time leading up to the transfer wisely and working to lose another 15 lbs so I can be that much healthier for the big day.
It's 10PM and I can hardly sleep because I'm so excited. Judging by the texts from J, they're excited too!! I'm so thankful to be apart of something so amazing and to have someone trust in me so much. Being a surrogate is such an honor. You get back just as much as you give.