Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Just a little update:  I got word from the agency that they are going to show my profile to potential IPs on Thursday!  I'm so excited!  I'm also nervous at the same time.  If they like what they see in my profile, then I get to see theirs.  If we both like each other, then we get to move to the next step.  I'm crossing my fingers.  :)

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Another Day

So the show "One Born Every Minute" had a surrogate on it a couple weeks ago.  I watched it online last night since I missed it when it aired.  The surro, Susan, was amazing.  The nurse asked her if it was difficult to give up the baby after it's born.  Susan simply shook her head, smiled and said, "It's not mine.  I'm giving it back."  Aww, that is so true. 

People who don't fully understand surrogacy just don't get how someone can "give up a baby".  It's the whole mindset that this baby is not yours, you are simply the incubator that allows it to become viable so the parents can take over.  You are giving the baby back once it's able to survive without your warmth.  You are helping someone have a family that they otherwise wouldn't be able to have.  Needless to say, it was pretty emotional seeing the Intended Parents (IPs) finally get to hold their little boy that they had longed for for 17 years.  I just hope I can find just as wonderful IPs and that our journey allows them become the parents they have longed to be.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

It's a GO!

I heard back from the agency regarding our psych evaluation.  Thankfully she said we passed.  By the end of this week, we can begin the matching process.  Yay!!  It's all coming along, slowly, but surely.

As a side note, I'm getting super anxious to tell more people.  Only a few friends, my mom and my two sisters know about this venture.  I know I shouldn't care what people think.  Their views and opinions are not going to change my mind.  This is something I've wanted to do for a few years. 

I'm extremely nervous to tell my dad.  He's a worrier and very sensitive like me (or I should say - I am sensitive like him).  I can just imagine what's going to go through his head once I tell him.  My mom and one sister are fully supportive, as are my friends.  The other sister hasn't said a whole lot about it, but she hasn't tried talking me out of it even though that is what she said she wanted to do.  I will tell more family once we are actually matched and beginning meds and such.  It all just can't come soon enough!

Friday, March 4, 2011

We are sane!

Our results came yesterday.  We are deemed sane!  Yay!  LOL!  Not that I thought it would say different, but it was nerve-wracking waiting for the results.  The doc said he sees absolutely no reason why we shouldn't be wonderful candidates.  The report was very interesting to read.  I've never had a "professional" evaluation done before.

The agency can now show my profile to prospective parents.  More waiting.  It seems that surrogacy is a lot of "hurry up and wait" from what I understand.  I just hope we meet a person/couple that is absolutely wonderful.

Oh, and another plus:  K turned 6 months yesterday.  I am now officially able to proceed with the IVF procedure...which will be awhile from now, I'm sure.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


Well, we had to have a psychological evaluation done.  We had to go to Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  That was a week and a half ago.  The doctor said he'd send us a copy of our evaluation.  He said it would take about 3 days.  Every day I'd check the mail...nothing.  Then he calls and said he forgot to have us sign the information release form.  So he faxes it and we fax it back.  Okay, now I hope it comes any day now.  Hopefully the agency gets the copy and we get the go ahead.  I'm excited to get started with the whole process.  Hopefully we can find a wonderful match.  Okay, finishing up watching Tosh.O (luv him!) and heading to bed.  Night all!