Today was our appointment with our RE! I got up early this morning & headed out around 9 and picked up Nina on the way to Irving. We met K & J at Bennigan's for lunch, then went over to the RE's office. It was our understanding that I needed to come along to the appointment, but when the RE came in the room, he promptly kicked Nina & I out. We sat in the lobby & talked & thumbed through old issues of WebMD Magazine for an hour & a half. Boring, yet Nina made it fun :) I'm so glad she came, otherwise I would have been bored to DEATH!!
K & J met with the RE & had to get some bloodwork done, and they also got a cycle schedule! We've decided to skip my next cycle, and then the cycle after that will be "the" cycle. I've looked at my calendar, and it looks like AF should arrive next time around Dec.30- Jan.2, then I will go in on day 2 or 3 to the RE. I'll have a ton of bloodwork done, an ultrasound and a mock transfer. Approximately 21 days later, we'll have the real transfer. I got 3 pieces of good news today:
1. No needles. All meds will be taken via patches, creams, and pills.
2. No mock cycle.
3. No bedrest, so no overnight stay in DFW! I will, however, lay down in the car on the way home & plant my behind in my recliner as soon as I get here for a couple of days. I know the RE said no bedrest is needed, but it sure as heck can't hurt anything, and with so much riding on it... well, I'd feel better about it.
I know that this is really happening, but it just seems so surreal. I feel like all the bad things I went through with my previous match have been more than made up for with K & J. I know they are keeping up with my blog, and butt-kissing really isn't my thing so I almost feel like I shouldn't say all of this, but I have to! I've totally hit the IP jackpot! They are wonderful, and I feel truly, truly blessed to have met them & be in a position to help them complete their beautiful family. Hopefully, fingers crossed, I will get to help make a gorgeous little girl a big sister, and that's one of the most rewarding things about this surrogacy. I can't wait to see the look on her face the first time she meets her new baby brother or sister, and I especially can't wait to see K & J's faces when their child is born. I know to some people that might sound silly or strange, but you ask any surrogate what the *best* part of their journey was, and 9 out of 10 will tell you that it was seeing the IP's faces when they saw their child for the first time.
Ok, ok, I'll stop with the emotional stuff, haha! The next step is getting the contract, making any changes, and signing! Hopefully we'll have it ready to sign in the next couple of weeks!
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