Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Here we go...

Having had to travel around the world in 10 days, time has flown by. Now sitting on a plane again (the theme of my life), I thought I’d give a quick update. We got an email saying that the planned date for the transfer would be this Thursday. Tomorrow!

Now that we know what to expect, tomorrow is exciting, but we know that two weeks after that is the first milestone. Then two weeks after that for an ultrasound, then two weeks after that for another. Then two weeks…then two weeks…then two weeks. Annoying, huh?

I have a feeling that between the house in Mexico getting close to being done and the crazy busy holiday season, time is going to fly by. Maybe our New Years celebration with our friends in the new place in Mexico will actually be both a celebration of the new year to come and a celebration of the first trimester ending. I know, don’t jinx it. But, that would be cool.

C is pretty relaxed this go around and I guess for the most part, so am I. What’s been really great is to see that this journey has delivered such an amazing outcome to so many of the couples we’ve been following in the blogosphere. From the couple who just last week welcomed all three (!?) of their new babies, to the couple who after years of trying are just weeks away from their little one making his or her way into the world.

So here we go. The ride starts again tomorrow. Hang on.

Monday, September 13, 2010

We're Back!

Before I write anything else, both C and I want to thank everyone for their amazing support and words of encouragement. You rock. Seriously, it made digesting this info so much easier and gave us perspective that we would not have been able to get anywhere else. Our apologies for not saying it sooner as we took a few weeks off from baby-land, but are back in action.

So it's been a bit of an emotional roller coaster. Not in an overly dramatic kind of way, but more so in the way we tried to make sense of this all. The first few days after we got the news, we were both bummed, upset and not thrilled to start over. We went through the conversation of whether this was a sign, why this wasn't easy to do... all that stuff. Then, being the Gemini that I am, I walked in the door after work that Monday night and said, "You know what? I'm OK with all of this." And C said "Ya, me too. Obviously something wasn't totally right and I'd rather know that now than later."


It's funny how Mother Nature has her way of working. I can't say I always understand why we need to deal with things like wildfires, hurricanes, tornadoes... or the difficulties of pregnancy, but I suppose there is a method to her madness. There are so many potentially awful situations that could have happened if both of the twins weren't healthy this early in the game, and knowing that, I'm totally OK with the situation.

So that said, we went out with friends, had a few nice dinners, and picked ourselves right back up to saddle this horse.

We're totally back and we're ready to do this again. So here's the latest...

Our surrogate is getting ready for the transfer. We have a good amount of embryos frozen so we're cool there (and the Dr. confirmed that what happened with the twins was a fluke). And the transfer is scheduled for September 26-28.

We should know more as we get closer. But here we go again.

Two weeks and counting.