A nurse from the fertility clinic e-mailed me with initial questions and will be scheduling my appt soon. YAY! In other news, I guess I will be doing some extra traveling up to Chicago area as there will be the appt at the fertility clinic for the initial exam, then down the road - the transfer. I also have been invited to Miss Grace's (surro baby delivered last year) 1 year old birthday party in December!!!! I have made her a couple things and look forward to seeing her and her family. They live near Chicago. E and R, new intended parents I am matched with, will also be in Chicago in December taking care of some stuff and I was asked to drive up to meet them in person! Whew! This winter is BUSY! Starting those dreaded hormone injections may be just around the corner! :)
My fellow surrogate/friend is recovering from her ordeal. She is still in the hospital, but will hopefully be coming home this weekend. She has been in my thoughts these last couple of days. Despite everything she has been through, she took the time to mention how the parents are trying to decide names for their baby girl and boy and how blessed they are. She has given an amazing gift.
A local friend and 1st time surrogate has given birth to 2 healthy babies yesterday, but is in ICU after losing 80% of her blood, then 50% again. Her husband reports that she is recovering, but OMG! so scary! She has made an amazing sacrifice to bring these 2 new lives into the world. I am hoping for continued recovery for this amazing woman!
Got a note from the agency that all records have been received at the fertility clinic FINALLY!!!!! I got the e-mail the day before Thanksgiving, so expect to be hearing from them soon about scheduling an appointment, hopefully next week! Let's get this show on the road! I am not getting any younger! ;)
There has been some delay as my clinic records were not sent with my records request, then the pap appt I had in 1/12 seemed to be missing, so we had to request that again......ugh! Sometimes this process can be so tedious! I am excited about moving forward and want to get the show on the road! The appt can be made with the fertility doctor for a comprehensive exan and psych eval. as soon as they get this last piece of information. waiting..........
Hi. My name is Carla. I am married to Brian. We have been married almost 10 years. We had 3 children in 2.5 years: Gareth (6-06), Zane (9-07), and Iris (1-09). Brian works as a web programmer. I used to be a social worker for people with developmental disabilities, but now stay home with our children.
In June 2009, we moved from a nice, cookie cutter subdivision to a humble, little, farm house, on 10 acres, in rural east central Illinois. We are interested in living a simpler life moving towards self sufficiency. We are interested in homesteading, gardening, beekeeping, and atheism/secular humanism/skepticism. I am a crafter of all sorts of creations - love to sew and quilt, and have many other interests, including weaving, pottery, painting, scrapbooking, among other things.
Our family feels complete - we are very done having babies for ourselves! My husband had a vasectomy to ensure that we would not be surprised with another baby.
I started thinking about becoming a gestational surrogate during my second pregnancy. The feelings I had did not fade, so here we are now. We were lucky enough to conceive quickly/naturally and have "easy" pregnancies. I have friends and have read about many people that have fertility issues and it does not come so easily for them. It saddens me that they can not fulfill their dreams. I was able to help a couple complete their family, delivering a baby girl, in December 2011. I am now on my second and final journey, helping 2 men from Argentina become daddies, with additional help from an egg donor.
Feel free to ask any questions. I tend to be an open book as long as there is genuine, sincere, respectful interest.