Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Life is like a box of chocolates...

You never know what you are going to get!

Life has taken an unexpected spin!

My last post I said we were taking a break from inseminations until further notice due to some financial strain that my IPs were suddenly put under from their tenants skipping town on them.

Well this past Saturday on April 14th, I found out!


My family is going to be welcoming a 3rd child sometime around Christmas 2012! What a shock!

I'm ashamed to say that I was not thrilled at first. I was physically sick. I felt like I was going to puke because I didn't know how H & M  were going to take this news, they will be heartbroken. 

The next day I called H. She knew something was up, I don't call her often. I told her that I was pregnant, and she said Congratulations! She is happy for us!

Whew! Relief!

I kept asking if she was really ok, and she assured me that their family was fine. They are excited for us and looking forward to seeing my updates along the way.

Everything is going great :) I'm happy about our surprise!

WAIT! There is MORE! 

The next day after I called H to tell her my news, she gets a phone call. It's about a birth mom who is due in July and she wants to meet H & M that morning to see if she wants them to adopt her baby. (Remember they went down this road twice before)

H & M go meet with this mom and she wants them to adopt her baby boy! 

Can you believe it? 

I still can't! 

How amazing!! What perfect timing! 


H & M are preparing for the arrival of their son in July, and I'm getting adjusted to the idea of having 3 children :)

It's a win-win! 

God works in mysterious ways! I have just been reminded of that in these past 4 days! 

Please keep my IPs and their family in your thoughts and prayers that everything will go how it is planned this time. They deserve that baby and I'm so happy for them!! 

Thanks for following my journey, however it has been shorter than first thought ;) 


Saturday, January 28, 2012


It seems we may have to pause our plans for a short while. I don't want to go into too many details but H & M's rental home doesn't have a tenant any longer, so they are paying two mortgages at the moment without that extra help from a rental income. The responsible thing to do is to pause our plans so they can be 100% financially confident again to handle the expenses that come along with this pregnancy/surrogacy. They are crunching numbers and trying to figure it out, but this cycle will have to pass by as well. Hopefully soon we can get back on the babytrain.

I did get a positive OPK today at noon. Today is CD 17. I should ovulate tomorrow or Monday. I have been temping so I should see a spike in the next couple days. My cycles are doing good, aside from that long one last month.

So that's where we are at, I'll let you know when things get more exciting :)

Keep us in your thoughts and  prayers as always <3

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

October Baby?

HOORAH! AF showed up last week!

I'm currently on CD 6, AF left earlier today.

Plans about this cycle are still being discussed. I'll let you know when we decide anything for sure.

I *think* ovulation will occur between Jan 29th and Feb 4th, CD 18-24. That's a whole week to try inseminations, but we'll see what H & M will like to do.

I'm continuing to take Vitex and drink Fertilitea and Red Raspberry Leaf Tea, plus all the normal vitamins I take. We will be trying the instead cup whenever we do inseminate, I just have this feeling that it will work!

I am really hoping we can work this cycle out in our favor for a late October baby!

Keep us in your thoughts and send the babydust!

Sunday, January 8, 2012


Today is CD 33. I was expecting my period on the 4th or 5th of January. It's now the 8th of January. I'm currently 16 DPO, or so I believe, I don't really know what to think! I had a barely positive OPK on CD 16, I wasn't able to test CD 15 because I was at a birth. I believed my body ovulated on CD 17, my cervix told me so as well as my cervical mucus, the signs were there. So why is AF not here yet :(

I just want AF to start so we can figure out where to go next. I had 3 months of regularity in my cycles where I could predict within a 3-4 days span when I would ovulate, but now with this messed up cycle I won't know for sure next cycle.

If my ovulation was delayed I wish I just knew for sure so I could expect AF to arrive 12-14 days after that date. Maybe I had an anovulatory cycle and never actually ovulated, but had the signs.

I'm definitely temping next cycle so I know for sure what day ovulation occurs! I was going to this cycle but had forgotten at the beginning.

I DO NOT like not knowing what my body is doing in terms of fertility.....

Thursday, December 22, 2011

not happening

Insemination is not going to happen this month either. Today would have been the day but things changed on the IPs end and they couldn't ship yesterday or today. The Holidays really have messed this all up.

My cervix was high and soft late last night and early this morning, now it's lowering and firmer. I didn't test yesterday because I was at a birth but this morning's OPK was barely positive, so I think it would have been positive yesterday.

I think we are gonna miss it and it would be a waste of money to try and ship tomorrow to try an insemination on the 24th, Saturday. I was expecting another CD 18 ovulation (Saturday, 24th), but it looks like CD 16-17, which is almost normal.

Everyone is frustrated.

So it's on to January. Next ovulation prediction around Jan 21st.

Monday, December 19, 2011

CD 13, 3 days until insem!

It's THIS WEEK!!! It's finally getting close! December 22nd, Thursday is when I will inseminate! All signs looking good so far, I'm having creamy/water mucus, my cervix has been so far low and firm so it should start to move in the upcoming days. I'm expecting a positive OPK to happen on Thursday the day of insemination or Friday the day after. I'm hoping we finally have our timing right!

H & M will ship the semen on Weds overnight so it will arrive Thursday morning at my door. I'll then go through the at home insemination process.

I will be busy all day Wednesday at my first birth as a doula! I'm hoping the distraction will be a good thing :) 

So this week is a huge week! I have my first birth as a doula, I'm inseminating in hopes of conceiving baby roo (that's my nickname for baby) and it's also Christmas on Sunday! Holy Moly Guacamole! Busy Busy!! 

I have my idea on how to tell H & M when I'm finally pregnant as well, but that's my little secret since they read this :)

H posted this photo tonight on FB with the caption....
"I bought this last year thinking we'd have a little Santa to wear it. Makes me sad."

You've heard the song "All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth" well I'm singing "All I want for Christmas is two more feet" 

Two more tiny feet to tot around H & M's loving home! 

I hope everyone has a wonderful Holiday! 

Keep us all in your thoughts and prayers that our Christmas wish comes true and that next year H & M will have a little santa to wear that adorable outfit pictured above!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Ending 2011 with a bang!

Our plan for next cycle is still shipping. We discussed me flying down, but with Christmas ticket prices, family visting their home, and my recent obligation to a client, it's just not feasible.

Today is CD 24, I'm expecting AF in about 7-8 more days. We should be good to go for a December 23rd or 24th insemination. Ovulation should occur on the 25th or 26th. It's best to inseminate before ovulation because we want the sperm there and waiting to meet the egg. I'm also going to use an instead cup this time, to increase our chances. An instead cup is a menstrual cup, but it can be used while TTC. After I "deposit" the sperm, I insert the cup and leave it there for little while. This prevents anything from coming back out and gives the sperm time to get through my cervix because the cup acts as a pool so they stay close to the cervix. I've read from many who have conceived the first month using an instead cup. I'm excited to see what it does for us!

So that's the plan, let's hope it works so we end the year of 2011 with a huge bang! :)