Saturday, November 23, 2019

Here we go again!!!





Let’s recap. In 2013 we were blessed with infertility (yes, blessed). In 2014 we were gifted a beautiful little girl through traditional adoption. A 15 year old girl decided she wasn’t ready to be a mom and WE got to become parents. In 2015 we were gifted 4 healthy embryos and welcomed our second little girl after a frozen embryo transfer in 2016. Our donors had 9 unused embryos after their successful twin pregnancy with a surrogate 8 years ago. While we were b with our little snowflake a friend of mine was on her own journey as a surrogate for a couple that was unable to carry a baby of their own. That was really the first time surrogacy was placed on my heart. 

Fast forward 2 years and the idea of surrogacy is still on my heart. My husband wasn’t too sure at first but after a year of researching he was finally on board. After a few winding turns we finally ended up matched with the most incredible couple. Our Intended Parents (IP’s) have one child and experienced a devastating complication at delivery and lost their ability to carry another. As we were sitting across from them for the first time back in August I realized my true motivation for wanting to pursue surrogacy. We were given 2 incredible gifts (one as a baby, another as an embryo). Without those selfless incredible gifts we wouldn’t have our family. Surrogacy has become our way to pay it forward and give someone else the gift of a child. 

We met our IPs for the first time in August, quickly did an in depth psychological evaluation, medical clearance and contracts. My uterus was deemed “pristine” but the RE and all of the pieces have fallen into place. Today marks the first day of our first frozen embryo transfer (FET) cycle. With my own FET we got pregnant the first time. We are praying  that this next step in our journey goes as smoothly as the parts before.