Sunday, October 31, 2010

Blood Test Back

Halloween has turned into an odd day for us.

Last night, just after midnight, we were out with friends costume-party hopping and I got an email from India. I was excited to open it up with hopes that the Beta hcg levels would be through the roof. Unfortunately, the news was just the opposite.

The blood work came back negative (less than 2 miu). I was really bummed out, frustrated, annoyed... and we decided to go home. C on the other hand was pretty level-headed about it. He said for some reason, he felt that it wasn't going to happen this time.

I know that we have more embryos and that's a positive thing. But it's still demoralizing to think that we're back to square one again. Hopefully we'll be able to do the next transfer soon and hopefully we can get some luck sent our way this time.

Two Halloweens ago, our new house got robbed while we were out during the day. Not sure why the day is becoming synonymous with negativity. Ughhhhh.

Oh well. Could be much worse, as C says. It all happens for a reason.

We'll keep you posted on next steps.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Welcome to the new blog!

Hi everyone!

Welcome to the new blog. We decided to ditch Wordpress because for what we were using it for, Blogger seemed much more user-friendly.

We tried to copy over all of our posts and comments so that we have the old blog here in its entirety. Hope you enjoy.

We're anxiously awaiting news from India regarding the blood test of our surrogate. Should be happening today, tomorrow or Monday. Fingers, toes, arms, legs, crossed.

Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Fall is Here

Fall is underway in Chicago. If you haven't been here for fall before, you should come. It's beautiful. The trees are bright red and yellow, the weather has a cool touch to it, and people are generally in a good mood. Funny, because I used to really hate the fall. It meant freezing winter was just around the corner. Sunny days were about to be few and far between. And dark would set in before I even got off work.

This year, I like the fall.

And to add to it all, we FINALLY found out that four embryos were transferred to our new surrogate this past Saturday. Three A quality and one B. In two weeks or so they'll do the blood test to see if she is indeed pregnant or not. The ball is now rolling.

Being on the other side of the world, in a completely opposite (like 12 hour) time zone, we need constant information. The value of that minute is gold for those of us on this side, sitting on pins and needles, waiting for an update.