Friday, January 27, 2012

A Surro-Sister Weekend

Last weekend was pretty amazing. I'm am thankful for the memories that were made, but kinda sad that it came and went so quickly though.

Amy flew in from Minnesota Thursday afternoon. This was a BIG deal because although we've chatted almost every single day for the past year and a half, we hadn't actually met in person yet. We first "met" through this lovely blog world--I came across her blog when I was first getting into surrogacy back in 2010. Her blog post was about a letter she sent to her family and friends basically announcing that she is becoming a surrogate. You can check it out HERE if you are interested. I had asked to "steal" this idea so that I could create a letter of my own, and from that connection on, we've been inseparable ( much as you can be with living 2000 miles away from each other, lol--*Thankful for the internet and Facebook!*).  Ok, were was I?.... Amy recently gave birth (vaginally--go Amy!!) to her boy/girl surro-twins in November. They are the most adorable Norwegian babies, and their daddies are pretty darn adorable too. Just weeks after delivering, She didn't hesitate to buy her plane ticket to Cali to come see ME. Ahhhhh, she does love me!! ;) So anyways--yea, this trip was a BIG deal.

Amy and Me - Santa Monica Pier

But gets better...

So we have this secret surro-sister Facebook group, and we've been "together" for over a year now. Amy is also in this group--its how we've stayed connected so long. There are 35 of us, and we all are as close as can be. When I say "secret", that means no one else can join or even search for the group--we are ultra secret. ;) We support each other through all the ups and downs of surrogacy, and life in general. We've shared SO much together, and most of us haven't even "met" face to face. It's such a blessing to have one another. Not all of us live in California. Many of the ladies live out of state, and we even have a few lovely ladies living up in Canada. Some surros (like me) are just starting out, others are on their 1st, 2nd, or 3rd surrogacy, and a few are retired surrogates. We are a pretty amazing group of gals, and one that I am so thankful to be a part of. Anyhow *back to what I was getting at*, when Amy announced that she was flying to CA to see me, a few Nor Cal girls wanted to come and play too!! Stacie and Katie made an 8hr road trip down to spend the weekend with us. So, so FUN!! Oh, and I can't forget about Laura--She lives just a few minutes from me and was able to spend the night with us for one night. Talk about a "girls night in". It was awesome.



But gets better..

I STARTED MEDS LAST THURSDAY!!!! My surro-sisters were by my side for the first Lupron shot of this cycle. Talk about "Support".

Yes, I'm a wimp and my eyes are closed for a split

But wait...IT GETS BETTER!!

My IFs sent me the most beautiful and sweet smelling flowers. They also ordered 2 cakes from my local Cheesecake Factory Restaurant for us girls to feast on all weekend. They are just too sweet (the guys that is) and made THIS surrogate feel ultra special.

I had an AMAZING weekend filled with good friends, good food, and lots of laughter. These memories will forever be engraved into my heart.

And now i'm counting down the days until the transfer.....T minus 17 days people!!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Gettin' ready to preheat the oven!!

Short and super sweet update here!! My guys have finally found a new egg donor. They were able to go through the medical eval and contracts at lightening speed (hallelujah!). We start meds THIS THURSDAY, 1/19!! with a tentative transfer date of 2/13 (3day) or 2/15 (5day).

This is it people. I can feel it in my bones. This is it!!

Oh, and guess what? Not only am I starting meds this week, but I am also hosting a surrogate sleepover at my house THIS WEEKEND!! I am having 5 of my close surro-sisters spend the weekend with me and I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am about this. One of my girls is flying in from MN, others are driving down from Nor Cal, and a few live local. I have known these wonderful girls for about a year and a half now. We've grown to love each other like true sisters. This is going to make for a fun-filled weekend, and I can't wait to start this next cycle with my most biggest supporters, literally, right by my side.

I am one lucky surrogate.

Liebster Award!!

I’m sending a warm and heartfelt “Thank You” to my sweet, sweet friend Kasie from On Clever Mode for awarding 'My Body. Their Baby.' the Liebster Blog Award.

Liebster Blog Award
The Liebster Blog Award is an award for bloggers with less than 200 followers who deserve more recognition. 
Liebster is a German word that means ‘dearest’ or ‘beloved’, but can also mean ‘favorite’. The idea of the award is to bring attention to blogs with less than 200 followers.
The Award comes with a few rules. You’re supposed to:
  • Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them
  • Reveal your top 5 picks for the award and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog
  • Post the award on your blog
  • Bask in the love from the most supportive people on the blogshere – other bloggers
  • Hope your recipients pass the award to their 5 favorite blogs to keep the love flowing
It’s my pleasure to present the Liebster Award to the following blogs, in no particular order ~ because they’re all so wonderful! Please visit them:

A Cup Of Jo
Jeff and Kevin DC
Love Makes A Family
Surrogacy For Us
Their Bun...My Oven...

I wish I could nominate more, because there are SO MANY other great bloggers out there!!