Wednesday, February 9, 2011

The Surrogacy Rollercoaster

Hurry up and wait. Hurry up and wait. Hurry up and wait. UP and down, UP and down. Back and Forth, HIGH and low. All around and upside down. Oh the joys of the surrogacy roller coaster!

We'll we've sorta, kinda hit a hopefully small/minor set back in the medical screening process, but possibly big bump in the road. I can not go into details right now, but there are a few things that we need to take care of and hopefully within the next couple of weeks we'll be able to move forward with contracts. This is a good thing though. Waiting until after April to transfer means (hopefully) no chance of having a holiday season baby! Ideally, it would be nice to have a February baby, but that's just my way of convincing myself to keep my head up during this "down time".

The past few weeks have been tough for me. I seem to be in a long and drawn out waiting period. I was unofficially matched with my IPs back in November of 2010 and we are still waiting to sign contracts. I wish I would have been more prepared for this. I think the unknown is what gets me. I have no clue when the next step will take place. So, I sit here and wait. Not fun. I have all of this love and joy to give, so sitting here and waiting for the next step makes me super antsy and anxious. I've been keeping busy trying to distract myself by chatting on a daily basis with my surrogate friends. They are an awesome set of ladies and so very supportive (you know who you are!!)! It's nice to talk with woman who know and understand EXACTLY what you are going through and know the perfect things to say to make you feel a little better. I love following their journey's too. Surrogacy is such a beautiful thing.

Well, that's my update for now. I'm in a frumpy mood, so I'm headed to dinner with a friend to help cheer me up. Beer and wings....MmmMmm!!