Monday, January 31, 2011

I'm So Excited...

Wow...let's just say that I'd never seen the video for this song considering it was released around the same time I was born, so pardon the risque nature, but I am so very excited! This time next week, I'll be sitting in a room with 1 or 2 little embies snuggling in real deep!!

The ED is supposed to be doing her trigger shot today. That means that 36 hours from the shot, she will be having her egg retreival (ER)!! ER day is day 0 so on day 5 (Monday) is when our transfer will occur. As you can imagine, I'm on pins and needles (no, seriously, I have to do injections). :) Everytime I see IM's name pop up on my phone, I get so excited and we sit there and talk about how thrilled we are, how we can't wait and how awesome it all is.

Al and I will be heading to Dallas this weekend and I won't lie, I've got my Kindle full of Diana Gabaldon books and I'm ready for a few days sans responsibilities, work, kids and cooking! :) I will miss my babies, but this is like a mini staycation for them too. The baby and Logan are staying with their beloved babysitter and Logan keeps asking, "How many days till I sleep on the mattress at Bebe's??" And Rachel is hanging with her BFF (daughter of one of my best friends) for the week and cannot wait to be like "sisters." I'm very blessed to have people in my life that help me out like they do!! This is only reason why I will be able to have a relaxing and wonderful few days away. Al and I don't get much time where it's just the two of us, and that's okay, but I'm looking forward to finishing a conversation with him without stopping to get someone a PB&J sandwich or some juice! :)

I believe tomorrow is the last of my Lupron and then I will begin PIO!! I took the needles out the other day just to get the feel of them in my hand. My friend is going to come over and help with the first few so that Al can get the hang of it. I already know of a couple of days when he won't be here and I'll have to get someone else to do them for me. Thank God for the nursing school down here. I already have some volunteers lined up because this girl will not be poking herself!! Assuming there's a "next time," perhaps I'll try it then! :)

One more thing, the surrogacy world is such a small world after all. When I first looked into surrogacy, I was completely overwhelmed by all of the information. Did I want to go "indy" or with an agency? What type of couple/single did I want to match with? Gestational or Traditional Surrogate? How many embryos did I want to transfer? What were my thoughts on reduction, termination, multiples, etc.? There was just SO much information. One thing that does stand out in my mind is a woman named Gayle. When I first placed an ad on SMO, she responded to me and I almost worked with her except, at the time, I did not fit their BMI requirements. You've read the beginning of this blog (and if you haven't, you can! :) haha!) so you know how I ended up finding my IPs. Anyway, Gayle stayed in contact with me through all of this and I got to know some of the surrogates she is working with/has worked with through SMO. She emails me every now in then to check in on me, see how things are going and just to be sweet. Fast forward to last week. My friend, A, told me she had a friend that just delivered her first surrobaby and thought we'd mike like to talk. She put me in contact with her friend and we are having coffee tonight! :) I read her blog and she mentioned this Gayle person. It was so late at night so I didn't call her up, but I thought, "this has to be the same Gayle!" (it was) That same day, Gayle sends me an email to say hello and check in b/c she heard from a surro (C) that I was going to be transferring soon. I told her who I was having coffee with and she was tickled pink. :) So, all of this is just to say that the surrogacy world is so very small and this is not the first time where this has happened. Just a neat little anecdote. And just so you know, Gayle is a sweet, sweet lady and I look forward to working with her for my next journey. :)

Okay, I guess that's it for now. I'll post again after that first PIO shot and let you know if I passed out or not! :)


aggieam01 said...

YAY! If you need or want ANYTHING, let me know. I would love to help out!

Courtney said...

LOL! So, is that the story about Gayle you wanted to tell me? I was going on and on about "a surro that I knew" that she would love to work with, but that you were getting ready to transfer, but I never said your name. Then, she asks, "How is Carmela doing?. It was funny. Such a small world. I guess at one point or another we had talked about you before. My transfer is just under 3 weeks from now. I hope we can be preggo buddies!!! Good Luck! ~C

Heidi said...

Oh, I'm so happy for you! Good luck!