Me as a Gestational Carrier!!

** A moment in my Tummy, forever in my heart**

Thank you for visiting my blog! I'm not the best writer so bare with me as I try to tell about my experience :) I am a mom of 4 ranging from ages 13-3. About 12 years ago I decided that one day I would help a family bring a child into this world. In 2011 I met my first Intended family and delivered a baby boy on Aprils fools Day 2012. I now am matched with my second family and I look forward to what this journey brings to us.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

babies or fat?

Brennon my 4 year old was rubbing my belly as I was curling my hair today and he ask " Mom is there babies in here or are you fat?"

Well Brennon I believe it fat  but yes buddy there are babies/baby in there!
I have a pooch but seriously I woke up yesterday looking 5 months pregnant. My body must know what to do. This is my 5th pregnancy. But maybe I will lay off the hamburgers and fries from Five guys.

Friday, July 29, 2011


All I can say is How many can you take in 24 hours?

13 That is!!!!!
Some of them are hard to see but lines are all there!!! Congrats to my IP's!!! 

P.s. the 4dp5dt is 4 days after transfer and How many days past embryos retrieval they were 5 days old. 

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Patriotic baby

Wednesday when I went into the clinic we did not see my egg in my ovary anymore,  I had ovulated. Then we knew transfer date would be July 24th.  If there is a baby in my belly we will have a patriotic baby. My Period started on July 4th then we transferred on July 24th (Utah's Birthday) This baby likes
As sunday came along I was so busy I didn't have much time to think about Transfer which was awesome. It didn't even hit me till we were driving to the clinic. 

We had our appointment at 1 and I needed to have a full bladder but of course I needed to pee at 12:30 so I then started loading up on the fluids again. When we got there my cute IP"S were there ready to get the show on the road. I could tell my Intended daddy was excited but very nervous. It was very sweet! They gave me Valium then we headed back to change. Into our Hot and sexy Transfer outfits. My Ip's were just as cute in their yellow gowns and blue hats and shoe covers. My Intended mom had high heels under her blue shoe covers, I wondered how she could walk. I would fall flat on my face!! 

So after we got our photo shoot out of the way (which Im mad I didn't put my flash on :( ) we went into the OR. They wanted to start but my bladder was not full yet so the Dr. went and did another surgery by the time the were ready to come back I had to PEE! I really thought I would pee on the Dr. especially with an Ultrasound wand on my belly. So I had to pee just a little bit then come back to the stirrups.  Then it was time KNOCK ME UP!!!  The embryologist came in to tell us about the embryos and Im thinking due to Valium and holding pee in I only heard one embryo completely hatched.  I had to call my IM and ask her the rest after I was not loopy. She said " 1 hatched completely and one was hatching as we transferred." Then when we were done my husband had to ask the Dr. How he felt about him knocking up his wife.  Leave it to my handsome dork to make everyone laugh. After I came home after and laid in bed and now Im still being very lazy!  So now the dreaded wait till pee on stick time :)!!! Oh i'm nervous!!!!  

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Jinx and Sunday smiles!

I have been having a hard time updating my blog. I have wanted to but I keep felling like if I tell the world its working it will fail. I am sure its stupid but Im nervous. 

We are doing a complete natural cycle with no meds at all. So we needed to wait for me to ovulate. On Friday day 12 of my cycle I went in to get Blood work and Ultrasound.  I really truly was peeing my pants before the doctor came in.  I wanted more than anything to get news that my Uterus was over a 5.   It was a 8.9!! WooHoo!!!  I had a 12mm follicle and it needs to get to about 20mm before ovulation. The Doctor thought I had about 4-5 more days before I would ovulate.  

I went in on Sunday and I had a nurse do my Ultrasound and she got a 10 on my Uterus lining. And my follicle was 17mm. She made my day during my Ultrasound and she asked me " How old are you?" When I told her I was 31 she then replied " Wow your fertile, you have 11 follicles on your right side. A lot of women barely get that after drugs to help stimulate." I knew I was fertile given my past but after a couple of months ago and me being the reason the cycle failed my confidents had drifted away. 

The clinic called later Sun. afternoon and asked me to take the Ovulation test  every time I peed. My LH surge had went up from a 4 on Friday to 13 on Sunday. They thought that maybe I surge on Sunday.  A 15 is surging.  But of course to drive me crazy and 4 test later all I got was a big fat negative.  I thought for sure monday (yesterday) morning it would have a pretty smile on the test... NOPE another dang negative. I had my Ultrasound at 8:30am and I took my test at 6:30am and my Ultrasound said my follicle was 18.9 and my lining was 8.??. Later yesterday I called curious what my LH levels were at. The nurse told they were 22.. WHAT??? 15 is a LH surge and I got a negative 2 hours earlier.  I came home and peed my heart out and I  got this pretty little smile...


When you finally get a smiley face you should hopefully ovulate 24-36 hours.  I must have surged within the 2 hours. Crazy!! 
Today I went in again and my lining was still in the 8's. Im thinking the 10 was a miss read. My follicle was still there and it was 21.3mm now. So if my follicle is no longer showing on Ultrasound tomorrow they will know I have ovulated. And if so Transfer is Sunday.... HOPEFULLY!!!!  

Friday, July 15, 2011

sigh of relief!!

OK I will try to keep my ovaries away from young children. I defiantly don't want any child choking on them. I could never live with myself. LOL!

Ok back to the point, I am so proud of my Uterus. I went in today to have my first lining check. My Uterus lining was a ..... Drum roll........ 


They had checked my follicles. My largest one was 12mm so the Dr. is thinking I will ovulate in about 4 days. The Day I ovulate and as long as all else works we will be hoping for a Transfer 5-6 days later. 

This has given me a nice sigh of relief,  now its the hope for the next step!!! 

Friday, July 8, 2011

Amazon has my vote!

I am so impressed with Amazon right now! I needed to buy ovulation test and the clinic had recommended using the easy to read clearblue. So I started the investigation of saving a little money and I found 7 test for $16 and as I went to buy the seller had a $8 dollar shipping and it would not get here on time. I took a trip to Walmart and and 7 test were $25 dollars and 20 test were $35. Then yesterday I tried Amazon again and I saw these, They were $27 dollars with free 2 day shipping. I ordered them last night at 5 oclock Mountain time thinking they will be here monday.

I woke up to an email this morning at 12 am saying my package had been shipped. 11 am they were at my door. They came from Kentucky! What the heck does Amazon have magic wands!!  What ever their magic was to get them here today?!?! It made me so impressed!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Natural here we come....

So AF visited on the 4th, It was great we celebrated with Fireworks. (LOL)  I went in today to have an Ultrasound, I was a little nervous. After having sad news the last few ultrasounds I was a little worried about this time around. But it wen't really well. My Uterus lining was a 4, it was perfect ( although I knew I could do the low lining part just fine) and my ovaries looked great.