Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Ending to the beginning

Tomorrow I fly back home after spending a week with this awesome family. It has been everything I thought it was going to be and more. I already love them. It was priceless seeing them all interact with my 13 month old son, especially their daughters. I fought back some tears throughout this visit.

I"m currently 5DPO and feeling bloated, gassy, tired, queasy and hungry. All good signs, but also typical PMS signs. It's too early to know anything certain yet.

I had a wonderful time getting to know everyone more, and feel (once again) that we were suppose to connect, that this is meant to be.

I'm going to miss them all, even their 5 cats, 3 dogs and hilariously talking parrot, but I know we'll be spending more time together in the near future!

This is only a temporary end to an extraordinary beginning!!!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Now we wait

Today my cervix has dropped lower and has become firm. Ovulation has occurred and I do believe it happened yesterday on CD 21. We only got one insemination in (Sept 22, CD 20) so hopefully it worked!

Now we wait for about 10 more days before I test.

In the meantime, I am enjoying the rest of my stay in Florida with this wonderful family!

Friday, September 23, 2011

It finally begins!

We made it to Florida on Thursday with no delay or problems!

I was a nervous wreck during the flight(s) that I could barely eat. It was very exciting to finally meet H and M. H and her youngest daughter J met us (my son and I) at the airport. H was crying and it was emotional but very happy.

We went to lunch and to the Beach and just got to know each other even better.

My body was telling me signs that ovulation was VERY close so last night (9/22) we did our first (and only) insemination.

Today I woke up with a high and soft cervix, and EWCM which are all good signs! My cervix has stayed high today and my mucus has been fertile. I am not cramping on my left side today like I had been the past 2 days. Hopefully tomorrow my cervix will harden and drop and my mucus will dry/become sticky, proving that ovulation has occurred either late yesterday or today.

We have been having a lot of fun and I am so glad the IPs and myself get along so well.

They are definitely the perfect match for me! I am so honored to be able to make a dream of theirs for so long a reality.

Please send us lots of positive thoughts and sticky dust for a healthy happy embryo to take up residence in my uterus the next 38 weeks (approx.)

Florida shoreline 

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The race is on!

I leave tomorrow morning for Florida and today I have a positive OPK! 

Today is CD 19.

Yesterday I started to worry because I felt Mittelschmerz (ovulation pain), but it looks like we will barely make it! I'm crossing my fingers that this eggie hangs on for at least 24 more hours! I hope M's swimmers are faster than Michael Phelps haha!

The race is on my friends!

Keep sending us good thoughts for safe travels and baby dust! 

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

I'm leaving on a jet plane...don't know when....

I've got a ticket to ride!

I depart for Florida on Sept 22nd! I will return Sept 29th. That will give us a whole week to do a few inseminations and make sure I have ovulated. I am on CD 4 currently.

It is all very surreal feeling.

Now we are waiting on the final copy of the contract and the life insurance policy, then we'll be all set!

I leave 5 days after my son's 1st Birthday party, which makes the next two weeks very busy!

My son is coming with me, my daughter who is 3 will stay behind with my husband. My son is more attached to me at this age and I think he would really be stressed out if I was away from him for a whole week. My daughter is old enough to understand that I will be back and we can call each other phone. I will miss her and my husband but I am so excited to be traveling and doing this for H & M. I can't wait to meet them face to face and their daughters.

I have imagined what it will be like when we meet and I just cannot wait for it to actually happen!

I hope they like me.......just kidding! I know we already feel close!