A surrogacy journal

Follow with me on my amazing journey to give a wonderful couple the joy of a second child!

Friday, June 17, 2005

Not alot to tell yet

I've done 3 HCG shots so far. The first one I thought was going to permanently disable my leg though! Oh it hurt so bad even 2 days after the shot and its just a little one. How sad is that? LOL Other than that they have been going fine. Thankfully I only have to do them every 3 days though.
I'm tired, crabby, hormonal/moody, and today a little crampy. My stomach has been feeling pretty good though so I'm hoping and praying that it stays that way. I would love to get through this pregnancy without my terrible reflux acting up. No morning sickness but I'm just 6 weeks and 1 day today. That could start at any time too and its something I've never experienced before and I don't really want to! I would prefer to keep my stomach contents right where they are. :D
Still waiting for the ultrasound which is STILL 2 WEEKS AWAY! Its a good thing I'm not holding my breath waiting for it! Why oh why can't the time fly by now?
Well so far thats about it I guess. Not much is really happening for us yet. Hope to have more news soon.

Saturday, June 11, 2005

I guess its time for an update

Monday June 6th I went and had the quantatative beta test to make sure that the positive hpt's that I was getting were real. It was awesome news that day. The beta results were 403.7 which means that I am VERY PREGNANT!!!!!! V&K have been floating on cloud nine since the first positive hpt but went even higher when they got that news and I was blessed enough to have been chatting with them when I called the clinic too so I got to give them the good news. Friday I was finally able to make my appt. for the ultrasound to see/hear the heartbeat. That will be June 29th at 1:20pm. Its a ways off and I was really hoping to get in earlier but this way we will know for sure that the heartbeat will be there so its ok. I will be 2 days away from being 8 weeks along at the time. As of today I'm 5weeks and1 day. (I've got a little ticker that counts down for me)
No morning sickness really, just a little nausea during the day and that doesn't happen every day either. The last couple days I have been feeling awesome! Not even all that tired but today is a different story. I got up this morning after a good 8 hours of sleep and after being up for a couple hours running errands I was yawning and just didn't want to move. I got a quick like 20 min. nap when we got home but then Kylee jumped on my head so I was up again. Am ready for the day to be over now and we are almost there. Other than that I'm so hot all the time! Even in the a/c I'm burning up. Poor Ansil could be freezing and I'd still be on the warm side. I truly hopt this summer isn't too terribly hot because I don't think I will make it.
I think we will be getting a pool so that would be great on the really hot days not just for myself but for the kids too. Plus, it would give us something else to do and an excuse to be out in the scorching heat. LOL
I don't know if I will have much more to say until the u/s but I will be sure to write if I do.
Some wishes really do come true.... :)

Thursday, June 02, 2005

The best news ever

Yesterday was a day of celebration but I had to be cautious. You see, sometimes things can go wrong and it won't be the same the next day or even the day after that.
I've been praying and hoping and asking for the same for everyone around me that this transfer was THE ONE, and the 1 little but excellent embryo we transferred would find that comfy spot to stick around for 9 months. Its been hard, much like a rollercoaster ride with emotions up and down. Stress has been at its worst for everyone involved. This was our last shot and it just had to work!
V asked me if I was going to test before the official beta test. At the time I reall didn't know but I was leaning towards no just because the negative tests would have broken my heart each and every time. But when I got home, I bought 2 tests. I said I was going to take one early and see the negative to get it out of the way and then I was going to to do the second one closer to the beta date. Well, C talked me into buying different tests so I did. And then I used one yesterday late afternoon. Below is the results of the test.

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Judging by the results on the test, its looking like I am, as of today, 12 days pregnant!!!!!!!!!!
V, I want to apologize for testing when you didn't want me to. I just couldn't wait and right now, I'm kind of glad that I didn't. This was the very best thing I could have seen and have been busting wanting to tell you!