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I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 13 years this November. I have three energetic kiddos ages 12,10, and 6. I have had one successful gestational surrogate experience and am currently working on journey #2..

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

22 days till the Transfer

Yes I am counting down the days. . . Can you tell that I am super excited. :) I have the calendar of my meds in my bathroom and I am counting down until T-day . Which seems to be coming quickly.

So I have been taking my Lupron  (the shot in the belly) every morning. I finished my last birth control pill Friday and as expected Aunt Flo came to visit this morning (Bright and early, like at 0600. I mean she could have waited a few more hours. :() But oh well that just means that my body is doing what it is suppose to and we are right on track.  I go in for an ultrasound tomorrow morning to get a baseline  of my uterine lining. After my ultrasound I start my baby aspirin daily and the vivelle patches.

So I know that right now my updates are not very exciting but we are getting so close. So everyone please continue to pray that everything goes smoothly as planned.

Monday, July 22, 2013

31 days to go until theTransfer

So today was Day 1 of Lupron. I remember at the beginning of the mock cycle being so nervous to given myself a shot even if it was a tiny needle.  I believed the first Lupron shot took approx. 15-20 minutes because I was dancing around the bathroom afraid to poke myself. But after having to get the PIO injections in my bum(OUCHY) for 11 days the Lupron injections were so simple I didn't even feel it.

I woke up this morning and was super excited to give myself this tiny little shot because it means that we have officially started our REAL cycle. So I jumped out of bed and ran into the bathroom and got everything all ready and Boom it was done.  Took me a whole 5 seconds. It kind of feels good to be back on medication I feel productive. :) Like we are finally moving forward.

On another note,  I have been having the craziest dreams since we set the Transfer date. lol I don't know if it is because I am so blasted excited/nervous, but they are crazy. Well that's really all I have this time I just wanted to let everyone know that we are underway. Please continue to pray that everything continues to go smoothly and I will keep everyone updated on my journey.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

August must be a special month

Ok I know that I have already posted today but I received more good news. So it looks like my Tentative schedule is
7/17 start new pack of BCP
7/22 Start Lupron injections (that's the one in the belly)
7/26 Last BCP
7/31 Baseline Ultrasound and start vivelle patches
8/17 Repeat ultrasound
8/21 Embryo transfer.!!!!!!! This is the BIG day!

So it looks like we will be flying to Boston around 8/19 or 8/20 and will probably be there until 8/22. I am so flipping exciting. It is not long at all until hopefully I have a baby or babies safely settled in my cozy uterus for 10 months. :)

Oh and did I mention that my Birthday is August 22! So like the heading stated. August is going to be such a special month this year.

And my TSH results are in. . . .

A quick recap: So when I first found out that my TSH was elevated at 9 I was very surprised because I have never had any problems with my Thyroid levels before. So I was put on medication and it slowly came down to 5 in 1 month. But that wasn't low enough. The IVF clinic wanted it to be 2.5 or below. So they increased my medication and told me to recheck the labs in 3-4 weeks.

I felt bummed like it was my fault that we were being set back a month. With the TSH I felt helpless. I had so many questions going through my head. How do you lower it faster? What am I doing wrong?. I can't just sit here and do nothing but take a pill everyday and that can't be it. But I wasn't doing anything wrong and there isn't anything more to do. So everyday I took my pill exactly as I was told to do and I prayed that my body would do what it was suppose to do and lower my TSH. 

So the day we were all waiting for came yesterday. I went and had my thyroid levels redrawn. I was a mess all-day yesterday awaiting the results. One minute i was like it will be fine they will be what they are suppose to. Then 5 min later i was like what if they are just not low enough and we have to wait another month. So I wake up this morning with THE call from my Dr office (The best way to wake up) . and my TSH was . . . . . . . . . 2.6. I was like OMGeee yes!. And then I was like wait that's not 2.5 or below, Will it be good enough.


So I emailed the IVF clinic to see what the final verdict was and after waiting what seemed like forever (actually about 3 hours) I got the email that stated that it was good enough and we were cleared to continue on the REAL cycle. I texted the IM and we both had a large moment. What we were waiting for is finally here. We can finally proceed.

So my last active BCP is tomorrow. The plan is I will skip the placebo pills and go right into another pack of BCP and that starts our REAL cycle. I just can't stop smiling. It finally here. :) Everyone please continue to pray that everything is going to go smoothly without anymore set backs.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Wow it's already July

So I was just looking at my blog today and I realized that that it was been a while since I posted last. There is not a lot going on my way but I though I would still give a little update. So I have continued to take my BCPs as ordered. I go back to the Doctor next week to have my thyroid levels rechecked (everyone please say a prayer that they will be below 2.5) That is our magic number. It has to be 2.5 or below before we can proceed. I have been taking my Synthroid exactly as I am suppose to so I hope it is exactly where it is suppose to be. But until then I have just been enjoying reading everyone else's blog about there surrogacy journey and spending time with my kiddos.