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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..

Monday, December 28, 2015

Beta results

JSo I went in today and had my initial blood work done ( to check the pregnancy hormones in my blood) I asked the clinic what the required level is to be "pregnant" and was told a minimum of 50. I went and had my labs done and then it was the hardest part.....waiting. So I finally got the call....our beta results were 581:) So we will check the blood levels again on Wednesday to make sure that they are raising correctly. They should double by then. Thank you for praying with me and for me during this journey. 

So far I have had one day of nausea but other than that I have had no nausea or lack of energy. I know that it is still early but things are going so smoothly. 


Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas to all

I hope that everyone is having a Merry Christmas today so far. Our family woke up bright and early and opened presents and had breakfast (breakfast casserole that I cooked in the crockpot last night). It was so easy and so delish. Plus I didn't have to cook anything this morning so that was a plus.

I know that I am a bit behind but it has been crazy around here. So for the good news we had our embryo transfer on 12/17/15. We transferred two healthy embryos. I had laser acupuncture before and after the transfer. I was unsure what "laser acupuncture" was also and was slightly nervous, but it was completely painless. Pre transfer we also did a few of the regular acupuncture needles in my stomach. Everything went perfectly without any complications. Now we just wait until Monday 12/28/15 for our first beta Hcg. Only 3 days away and I am so excited. I will be sure to update everyone sooner this time. I hope that all of you have a blessed Merry Christmas.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Its all coming together perfectly

I have so much to tell you guys that I don't even know where to start. So first of all we are officially medically cleared and approved to begin the cycle. Well actually we were medically cleared about 2 weeks ago(I know I am way behind on updating you). So typically from the time that you are approved to start the cycle till the transfer is kinda a whirl wind because of all the lab work, ultrasounds, and medication that changes weekly. So I will try to catch you up and not leave anything out.
 
-I got the thumbs up to stop taking my birth control pills on 11/20.
-On 11/23 I had to go have a baseline ultrasound of my uterine lining (it is suppose to be thin at this point) and lab work. The ultrasound and lab work come back and was perfect. So I started taking Estrace twice a day and a baby aspirin once a day on 11/24 in addition to my prenatal vitamins and Levothyroxine (5 pills daily so far).
-On 11/30 I had repeat lab work to make sure that my estrogen and progesterone levels were normal. They returned perfect again (YEAH). That night I started taking the Estrace 2 tablets twice a day (7 pills a day).


So that catches us up to present day. My next step is lab work and ultrasound (they want my uterine lining to be nice and thick at this point) on 12/7/15. Depending on the results of this lab work will determine if we will continue with transfer on 12/17. YUP that's right we are planning on an embryo transfer in less than 2 weeks away!!!! WHEN (because my mom always said speak things as though they are) the results come back normal we will have a alot of medication changes and trip planning. So everyone stay tuned until Monday.