Thursday, September 16, 2010


I'm back! Sorry I haven't written for awhile...Busy summer. So here we go...

Okay so the guys found a new egg donor about a month ago and we had to wait for her to go through all the testing and paper work. Then sometime after that I got the phone call that we were ready to move forward!
So I started the birth control and today I should be receiving all the meds..I have the schedule of when I have to take everything and how much and all that...I'm pretty nervous about the shots, not gonna lie. I've never been a big fan of needles:( Having my husband do the shots makes me feel a little better, don't think I could handle doing it myself.
Thinking of why I'm doing this helps also...knowing that its a few weeks of shots, but a life at the end of it makes me feel silly for even bitching about it.
So I start all that this weekend and have a few lab test and ultrasounds and then I guess on Oct 13th they will know if I'm ready..And would then fly out somewhere around the 18th!
I'm hoping my husband can come with on the trip,its hard not knowing the date for sure..But also knowing the guys will be there is nice.
I've had a few more people talk to me about surrogacy and how they feel about it. Some family and some friends. I think the most I hear is

"why do this? why put yourself at risk for some strangers? don't you worry about if something happened to you and your kids lost a mom?".

I really don't know how to answer it. I think what I'm doing is a gift and I think moms and dads take risks everyday. I am Amy, I'm not just a mom. I love my children more than anything else in the world. I am who I am today because of them. And if something bad happened, I would hope they could understand that is was meant to be.

I will post more as I start the meds and I'll try not to complain...



  1. If your husband goes with you, you have to pay for that yourself, unless your IPs won't be at the transfer. I've always liked having the alone time with my IPs. If you are freaking because of the shots, talk with your IPs. Both times I had my IPs give me the shots while at the transfer because I can't do it myself!

  2. Thanks for the info! I do see your point on the alone time with the IPs. But still feel having my husband with me would be nice. I'm sure with the late notice of dates, it most likely will just be me and I'll do fine. I did have to give my own shot today for the first time and it wasn't as bad as i expected..not saying i want to keep it up! After you are pregnant, how long do you do the shots for? or is that something that ends soon after?