We had our match meeting today! (well, yesterday because it's after midnight as I'm writing this now)
I was much more nervous this time around compared to my first match meeting. I think it was because I've "known" of these Intended Parents (IPs) for over a month now (I received their profile over a month ago), and I've had quite a bit of time to soak them up and really fall in love with them and their story. I didn't want to screw this up, and I was so nervous that I was going to. On the car ride to our match meeting I felt myself starting to breathe a little funny as we turned on to the street that the agency is located. It was almost like I was panting, taking in deep breaths trying to control it. It felt like I was going on a blind date and I didn't know what to expect. What are they going to think of me? Is my hair ok? Makeup on good? Do I look too fat? Did I chose the right outfit? Maybe I should have dressed up a bit more? I wonder if they are going to notice the two zits that mysteriously formed on my chin the night before? So many things were going through my head. I also hesitated to walk off the elevator on the 13th floor. Not because we were on the "13th floor" (isn't it illegal to have a 13th floor anyways?), but because I knew the IPs were on the same floor as me now. I knew they were right behind the doors of suite 1330. And I knew this was it. This was the beginning of something that will be so beautiful. But, I'm not going to lie, I was scared out of my mind.
Eric and I proceeded through the doors of suite 1330, Growing Generations. We were greeted by staff and then taken back to meet the IPs. A hug was definitely in order for the both of them!! It was so nice to finally meet the guys that I've seen pictures of and read their profile 100 times over. I couldn't believe that we were actually in the same room together! As we sat down across from each other I felt my nerves reaching a peak, my body shaking and I was jumbling my words. I had to take control or I would surely scare these guys away. Deep breathes did the trick. We ended up having a great meeting that was facilitated by a psychologist who kept us on track and made sure that we were all on the same page compatibility wise. All of the important points of surrogacy were covered, and we agree on everything.
After our meeting, we were released to go have lunch together as a way to get to know one another on a more personal level. Lunch was wonderful and Eric and I both agreed that this couple would be a great match for us. We were sad to see them off, as they had to catch a plane back home but, we were very happy with how this match meeting went.
We've already given our "yes of course we'd love to work with these guys" answer to Growing Gen this afternoon. In fact, after lunch we walked back to Growing Generations to let them know in person of our exciting decision. We'll that, and we needed to get our parking ticket validated. ;)
And now we wait to see if the guys feel the same way. I have a good feeling about this.