Sunday, June 24, 2012

It's hard to believe that I'm leaving for California in 18 days,
annnnnnd that I'm going to have a transfer in 26 days.
I've been popping birth control pills and prenatals for a couple of weeks now, but this week will bring a period and then my first injection. I'm amazed at the lack of needles for this cycle as I only have seven E2V injections scheduled! Talk about easssy-peasy.
The part of the process that I'm most nervous about is that we haven't finalized our contract yet. This isn't for a lack of trying by any means. The length of this has simply come from timing with life events + a few directional changes after consulting with the the lawyers. I have developed a great deal of respect for the donating family through their dedication to us during the process. With delicate issues being discussed, it's a comfort to interact with people who are understanding, straight-forward, thoughtful, and trustworthy. This alone has kept me pretty steady throughout the process. However, I will still feel better about moving forward with the cycle once everything is finalized and the embryos safely make the journey to my clinic.


Sunday, June 10, 2012


When I was a kid, we use to travel from California to visit my two sets of grandparents every summer. Missouri and Oklahoma were such different worlds to me, filled with summer freedom, bike-riding, ice-cream, and of course piling in my grandpa's RV to go to the lake. 

Me @ 4 years old

So when my husband started talking about getting one, I got super excited. The thought of giving E and il bel bambino the same type of amazing memories that I have....priceless. Then my husband started coming home with stories from his friends who have RVs who go to the river about 20 minutes from our house every weekend. When my husband went and got pre-approved, I knew we were done in. But he held fast to his mantra of, "we're just going to look." I seriously didn't expect to find an RV that met all of our needs the first weekend we were looking, but we did. A few days later, this baby came home with us....

I worked my tail off to get everything stocked for our first trip just a few days later where my husband got to catch some of these....

Sweet 25-30 lb Alaskan Halibut!
E had a great time...

Forward facing for the first time (only because the rear facing connection wasn't as good)

Staring at the new digs.

So did Sweetpea...

My favorite part of the weekend was simply disconnecting from the responsibilities of home, work, and the internet so that I could just enjoy my time. I love my family.


Thursday, June 7, 2012

Ramping Up!

So in the past week, we've made a lot of progress towards il bel bambino!

1. We have a calendar!!! Whoohoo. Cartwheels and cheers over here! The transfer is scheduled for July 20th which would make me due on April 7th. And now I'm shaking my head that I've already calculated the due date because I feel so sure that this will work. There is a slight possibility that I'm setting myself up for a huge fall if it's a BFN. Eh, that's the way I roll.

2. We have tickets! E and I will be headed down to SoCal for fourteen days of sun and fun with my family.....and, hopefully a wonderfully successful transfer. Granny will be headed back with us to help me with E on the plane.

3. We have meds in the mail! Have I told you how much I appreciate the difference in price for transfer meds versus a full cycle? Awesome!


Whew mom. There was a lot of cheer in those exclamation points. I think I'm tired after reading that.