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The Loss

The Loss

I’ve been thinking about what angle I wanted to take in writing about our first attempt at pregnancy. It’s been well over a month and I still don’t have a creative angle so I’ll just tell you what happened. We’re not pregnant. Truly that’s it. Our surrogate Mandy did...
Hello 2016!

Hello 2016!

Watson the wonder dog (look what a good boy he is!) and I flew home from Kentucky recently. After three weeks away it’s great to be home but sad to not be with family especially this little babe in the photo, my new niece Audrey and her sister Stella. Over the...
A MATCH!

A MATCH!

We’ve been matched! Last week the agency sent us over a file of information a woman submitted to them in August. After we reviewed her psychological eval, application and super cute photos we called the agency back and said YES YES! The agency then sent our...
Cosmic woo-woo anyone?

Cosmic woo-woo anyone?

There’s no shortage of awkward moments in the surrogacy process. Last time I had to sign notarized papers with my hubs I went to his office where one of his co-workers is a notary. My sweet Brett being a very private person has not really told many people at his...
Embryos en route?

Embryos en route?

This morning I spent some time on the phone with ReproTech LTD, the company that is going to move our embryos from Utah to Illinois. After finally sorting out the paperwork between the Utah clinic, the Illinois clinic and ReproTech I happily paid them $1230 for the...
Frozen Flight?!

Frozen Flight?!

Step one, or the step one we will be starting with, for this whole surrogacy thing is moving our embryos to Chicago. But let me back up a bit. We have 8 embryos. If you believe in modern science, which we do, then statistically speaking somewhere around 50% of my...