Thursday, December 8, 2011

Where art thou Egg Donor?

I've been dying to "check in" with you all, but I don't have any good news just yet. My Intended Parents are still on a mad search to find a new egg donor. It's crazy the process that goes into choosing the perfect egg donor. And then once you choose one, she has to "approve" you as well (or at least that's how it is in our case). It's been a crazy roller coaster and we are just ready to get going again. My IPs might be close to snagging "the one" and I have everything crossed that it will happen very soon!! Every time I get a notification on my phone that there is a new email waiting for me, I get all nervous and think that it could be an email from one of my IPs saying that we are ready to go for round #2. Sooooon!!! I can feel it.

It's been very bitter sweet for me lately. A handful of my most closest surro-sisters have gone through transfers, got that "positive" pee stick, delivered their surro-babies, or are about to deliver. I am so overwhelmed with joy for them, but also a little sad that I am still here and waiting for my turn. There is a girl in one of my Facebook groups that transferred the same week that I was supposed to back in October. We were "transfer buddies". My transfer was canceled and hers was successful. She is now pregnant and I am so happy for her and her IPs!! But, I'm not going to's a little sad seeing her posts and thinking to myself that I too could have been where she is at today. I could have been 11 weeks pregnant this week. That makes me sad. It makes me sad that my IPs are still waiting too.

I'm ready to go!! I'm excited to get through the holidays and start fresh with a successful transfer in the new year. I want this so badly. My IPs want this so badly. I know this will happen for us...when the timing is right. But damn it...can't the timing be NOW! I feel like a little girl pouting. I'm allowed to pout just a little, right? ;)

Anyhow, that's about it for me. I met up with a few of my lovely surro-sisters who were in town for their transfer this past month. So, i'll leave you with a few neat pictures of some awesome ladies that I am happy to call my friends. Oh, and by the way...all three of them who transferred are now PREGNANT!!! Yay for surro-babies and more families created!! #ilovesurrogacy!

Me ~ Kelly (Just the Stork - now pregnant!) ~ Stacie (now pregnant!) ~ Laura

Me ~ Jennifer (now pregnant!) ~ Misti


Jeni said...


You definitely have the right to pout but I just have to tell you that I personally was THRILLED to hear that things are still "in the works". I was a little afraid that maybe everything got scrapped.

2012 is going to be your year, baby!!! You deserve it!!! I can feel it!!!

Stay strong and keep being the awesome person you are! You have been unbelievably patient! Great things are in store for you! :)

Babydreams2011 said...

This is your year! You will be preggo when my SIL is preggo for us, woohoo, I just know this is your time coming! So excited for you and your IP's they are so lucky to have you! xoxo!

Jen said...

Your time is coming soon, I know it! There was somone in our group who had a transfer the same day as me last time and hers worked and mine didn't and for a while it even hurt to read her posts. Now I don't even remember who it was! Once you're pregnant you forget all the crap you had to go through to get there.
I can't believe you didn't use the other picture of us, the one where you were jumping on the bed. Best picture ever.

one faux mommy said...

all in good time andrea! i am getting antsy too, but know it will all happen when everything is perfect!

are the any closer to finding an egg donor?

Chantelle said...

Glad to see a post from you! I was wondering what's been going on with you and your surro journey :)

I'm new around here, but love reading everyones blogs and hope to make lots of surro mama friends too!!

Anonymous said...

I am totally with Jeni! I am so glad to know that this is still happening! I can't wqait to read about the amazing journey you are about to go on!!!

Michael said...

I've said it several times before and I'll say it again that I am AMAZED by how much surrogates are invested in this process and how badly they want to help other families. As an IF it makes me so thrilled to know that. I see your desire to be a surrogate and so I know you're the right type of person to take on such an important role. Good luck. Keep posting and I'll keep my fingers crossed for some great news soon.

Ashley said...

Sooooo happy to see a post!! I know how frustrating this process can be and it seems as though you have been through it all, but I am so glad to hear that you still have amazing IP's at your side and you guys haven't given up. Trust me, once you get that egg donor, things will fly by and as unbelievable as it may sound, you will miss all of this madness. Hoping for the best for you, Andrea!! Miss you!

Anonymous said...

You are SO getting good karma points for your patience. It definitely is coming soon and will be massively successful!