Monday, July 30, 2012

An Amazing Birthday Gift!

Well, once again we woke up to a wonderful email.  Which is made even better since we are celebrating birthdays.  My mom, daughter, and I have been celebrating our birthdays yesterday and today and this was an amazing birthday gift I opened this morning.

We are keeping our fingers crossed that we hear two heartbeats next week.  This is so amazing.  I truly thought that this would never happen to us.  We are over the moon with joy and went still grounded in the reality that this is a fragile process.  Keeping our fingers crossed and praying hard!  Thank you to everyone that sent such wonderful words of congratulations last week.  This is such a wonderful community to belong to - we feel truly blessed!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Good News!!

I am not a morning person but today I was dancing around the room!!  It is wonderful to wake up and find good news waiting in your email.  


We would like to inform you that as per our schedule we have done a Beta HCG test for your Surrogate.

We are happy to inform you that her beta value is 549.20, which is very good.

Please find the attached file for the same.

We would like to congratulate you as you are pregnant now.
We will now do a USG scan for her within a week to check the pregnancy sacs.

Once her scan will be done, we will get back to you at the earliest.

SCI wishing you good luck for this beautiful journey ahead.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Killing Time

Well, we are in the middle of our 2WW and the days are dragging by slowly.  When faced with the task of filling the empty hours between chauffeur duties, cooking, and housework my daughter came up with a fun way of killing time..... doggie makeovers.  We enjoy it, however, Ruby Rose does not seem to enjoy it as much.   Ruby Rose is a patient little dog - she fits into small dolly clothes and I think she secretly likes being dressed in frilly outfits - I mean, who doesn't like to be pampered, right?! Here are a few pictures that we took after her shampoo and blow-out.  We were trying a few hair accessories.....

Pink is my color!

I think this looks like a tiara!

Ruby is hoping we find some different ways to kill the time while we continue our wait ;-)

Thursday, July 12, 2012

The 2WW is upon us...

Well, the 2WW is upon us - finally.  We officially started counting last Wednesday 7/11. Why does this feel like a dream?  I keep waiting for someone to wake me up.  I am just hoping that this dream does come true!!

It is almost 1am where I live and I am going to go outside on this hot and steamy night and find myself a wishing star.  I am going to wish as hard as I can and when one goes over it will take my wish halfway around the world and drop it off with our lovely surrogate mommy.  Then I am going to start praying that in a nine months I get to follow that wish halfway around the world to pick it up and hold it in my arms and whisper in its tiny ear how I would have followed it to the ends of the earth.


Sunday, July 8, 2012

Getting Closer

Well, we are getting closer to the 2WW.  While I was supposed to be relaxing on the beach in Ocean City I was actually checking email every 5 minutes to see how if our egg collection was successful.  Saturday afternoon I received an email from Dr. Shivani that our wonderful donor had produced 26 eggs of which 21 were mature.  I was ecstatic - I am sure the couple sitting next to me were wondering why I started screaming to Brian that we had 21 eggs.  Here is hoping that Brian's part of the equation does its job correctly and we end up with some wonderful little embryos.  Then a wonderful baby.... please, please, please, please, please!!!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Wait, Pray, Wait

Well, we are standing on the threshold of the ominous 2WW.  This Friday our beautiful ED is scheduled for her procedure. Dr. Shivani has picked the surrogate that she thinks is the proper match for our cycle.  A wonderful woman who has the most beautiful eyes and most lovely smile.  Hopefully, our ED will give us a lot of little eggs - which will turn into little embryos - which will turn into a healthy, little baby.  That is a lot of hoping.

Friday seems like a long time off.  It is the Fourth of July tomorrow and I was hoping that with the holiday the wait would go faster - wrong!  Each hour seems to drag on and on.  We are headed down to the Maryland shore Thursday to spend a few days at the beach.  Maybe the gentle loll of the ocean can calm my nerves.

I am just finding it hard to grasp the fact that I have made it this far and now am faced with another of many waiting periods.  Wouldn't it be nice to just put your order in for a nice healthy baby and then have the stork drop it off the next morning?  No waiting, just a peck at the window and you get handed the pink or blue blanket filled with your precious baby.  Oh well, no stork landing strips at my house.  Guess we'll have to do it the old fashion way and just wait and pray and wait.

Also, just wanted to send a special prayer out for all the people going through the 2WW now and those, at home or over in Delhi, preparing to undergo egg retrieval.  Praying that we get to meet you all next March for baby pick-up!