Monday, July 23, 2012

2 weeks so slow, yet so fast!

18 mature eggs fertilized; four 8 cell grade embryos transferred on the 15th; 11 8 cell grade 1 & 2  embryos frozen.   Great results I think!   Testing on the 29th.   J&M cautiously optimistic and excited.

D&I in middle of move from Maine to Texas, finally reunited with out kiddos after a month of them staying with my parents and visiting with J&M while we packed everything and prepared for the movers.   Long road trip ahead, and testing day will be the same day we arrive in TX.  

Exciting and stressful times!!!  Hope everyone doing well!

Kim Hendrix
Complete Surrogacy Solutions India

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Eggcellent Retrieval

YEAH!!!! 19!!!  Just got the retrieval number from J&M's donor.  We took a little poll last night, and guess who picked the lucky number?   The good thing about ICSI is that extra bit of science which makes the odds so much more in J&M's favor.  The perfect single sperm injected into the perfect egg, and hopefully they all grow beautifully.  Surrogate has been selected, J&M wanted Dr. Shivani to select the best person for them, which made that part so simple.   We all have so much faith in Dr. Shivani.  We know she cares for every single person involved in this transaction, from the Intended parents, to the donors, to the surrogates, and to her staff.   And, I know she cares about each baby born as if it were her own, and in some ways, they are all her children.   Such a miracle for all of us involved.  Yes, it takes time, money, emotional investment, and the first try or two might not work, but we are all confident that it will work in the end.   We are so fortunate to live in such a world of science and technology.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Eggs a coming...

Egg retrieval set for the 11th, we're all hoping that J&M's donor is doing well and full of wonderfully developing follicles.   Next step is the selection of the Surrogate.  Should have the profiles in the next day or so, but I wish we could just ask Dr. Shivani to pick the best candidate based on her endometrial lining and "child birthing" hips.   In reality, we all know the hips don't play as much of a role as the lining, which is important when it comes to implantation of embryos, still it's one of those things that we think about.   I have excellent child birthing hips, but still ended up with c-sections.

Our kiddos are still down in NC hanging out with my parents and J&M.   J&M are so amazing with our kids and I know that they are going to make excellent parents.   We have some news on our home front, we are moving from Maine to Dallas, TX at the end of this month, so we have a flurry of activity going on at the house, yard sales, purging of junk, and I start packing today.  Movers come on the 18th, and we depart Maine on the 20th to go pick up our kiddos and make the long drive down to TX.  

Very busy time for all of us!  Hope that everyone is doing well.