Friday, December 5, 2014

4th time's a charm?

What does this mean? This means I want you back in. I want you to join me on this journey. It is a special time of trying to help a couple's dream come true of having a child and I want you all along for the ride...if you'll come. Today starts the beginning of our 4th try. This is so new to me. I had only known success when it came to IVF. I now have a very tiny perspective of what couples feel when they battle infertility. I can be more empathetic when I hear story after story of the heartbreak couples feel. I now understand why my previous IPs (intended parents) have held back their excitement and cautiously allowed hope to sneak in with each pregnancy milestone that passed. This is a hard road but one that is so worth it if you can just hold on until the end. The end of the road has not come for my third set of IPs. We are starting fresh and are going to set our minds as such. This is a new start for us and we hope to have you along to cheer us on.

I'm a picture person and I think blogs are boring unless you have a picture to go with it. So here is the start for me. I get to start with birth control pills to help get me on the same cycle as the intended mother. For those of you who are new to surrogacy, she will be taking hormones to get her eggs ready for retrieval, and I will be taking hormones to get my body ready for a pregnancy. So these birth control pills are just the beginning. If all things go smoothly then we are looking at a mid-late January transfer. Come back soon to see how things are going.

Just because I love this picture and we don't have enough pictures of us. He is my rock; without him, I wouldn't be able to do what I do. Plus he's hot, so why wouldn't I want him on my blog?