Monday, July 25, 2011

Mid August

Hope everyone is having a good summer. I was reading through old blogs and reflecting a bit on the journey that we've had over the past year. It's been really great to know that there are other people out there going through the same thing. Same challenges, same emotional roller-coasters.

It looks like our next transfer will happen in mid August. Probably between the 15-20th. We're thinking good thoughts. Sixth try is a charm, right? I say "yes."

Just thought I'd give a quick update... even with little info to share.

Happy summer.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Quick Update

Sorry it's taken a few days to update everyone on things. Unfortunately, we got a note from the Kiran Clinic a few days ago that said they did the follow up blood test and our surrogate is not pregnant. With the initial blood test showing low beta hCG numbers, we thought this might be the case.

We know that it's just a matter of luck, but this is attempt number 5. And we'd think that we'd have at least a chance. It makes me wonder what could be happening that isn't. Is there something that they can do that we aren't thinking of? What would the difference be of doing it here in the U.S.? Would there be any difference in the luck that we are having?

Oh well for this time. Hoping Dr. Samit can pull it off for us next time! We now wait three or four weeks for our new surrogate to be ready.

Monday, July 4, 2011


One year ago, exactly, I was sitting in sunny Florida, computer on, writing a very similar blog post. It's insane to think that one year has passed since we got news that our first surrogate was pregnant. Unfortunately, that try didn't work out in our favor. But now, a year later, we woke up to an email saying that 12 days after our latest transfer, our surrogate's pregnancy test has come back positive.

This is awesome news, for sure. But you can imagine how skeptical we are. The Beta hCG level came back on the low side at 20.04 mIU. Not great, but that could mean nothing, assuming that the number doubles in the next day or two. They've ordered a new blood test for today so we should know how things are looking within the next day or two.

Fingers crossed that this is our time.

Happy 4th!