It's been a little while since I last posted, and I"m sure most of you know about the insanity that has been happening at my house. I am now officially a single parent, and as of a couple days ago, I am once again a contracted surrogate! I am SO excited!
Just one week ago today, I made a crazy journey to PA to meet the doctors that would determine my 'suitability' as a surrogate for this particular NY couple. Needless to say it was a looooong journey, each leg took me over 5 hours, partially in part to the heavy rain on the way up, and my serious miscalculation on the way home that led me directly into New York City. But I digress..
The girls stayed with their father Sunday night, and were to go to their grandparents in the morning. After a very long, rainy, 5 hour drive during which I learned that my daughter was inconsolable and begging for me, I finally arrived at my hotel room.
Got up in the morning, jumped in the shower, and ready for my appointment. Here I am, don't I look fabulous? lol
Well, as you can imagine after all that excitement, I felt I deserved to treat myself. So before stopping home, I went to Starbucks and got myself some jet fuel for the way home:
$37 for a full tank of gas, now that felt good!
On the way home, I mistakenly took I-87 instead of I-287, sending me directly through New York. Let me just state for the record that I HATE New York traffic. 2 hours to get through Manhattan, almost 6 hours to get home.. I MUST remember next time to take the other route..
To make a very long story at least tolerably short, I got home finally and spoke with my new intended family. There were some concerns over how long the clinic wanted to take to do the transfer, the necessity of the mock transfer, and my personal travel plans to see my mom in St. Louis over Thanksgiving. The family wishes to move things along as soon as possible, and therefore made a request to the clinic to fore-go the month waiting time, and get started right away. So currently I have begun the birth control phase and waiting for the next set of instructions! If all goes well, I shall be pregnant soon!