Sunday, October 31, 2010

One step closer

Well, not a whole lot going on right now.  We finished the legal papers and I am all legally cleared and ready to go.  I think the guys are too.  I think the only thing we are waiting on is for the egg donor (A's sister) to get her screening and stuff done then we can start the meds and do the transfer.  Hopefully that won't take too much longer b/c I can't wait to be pregnant again.  I am hoping for twins.  I have always wondered what it would be like to carry twins and feel like b/c of my large stature that it is something I would be able to do pretty easily.  I guess we'll see though.
Zoe went to the dermatologist about a week or two ago and her skin has been doing so much better.  I was amazed at how fast it healed.  I could already tell a difference the next day and after 3 days her eczema was almost gone.  Within a week she was completely cleared up.  The dermatologist gave her 2 Rx creams and an oral Rx antihistamine.  As far as the Rx the pediatrician had given us, the dermatologist said they don't recommend giving that to small children.  Thank god I hadn't been using it much.  I just didn't like putting it on her b/c of all the steroids and stuff it has in it and would only put it on the really bad spots for a few days to a week then wouldn't use it again for the rest of the month.  When her eczema started getting really bad I just stopped using it b/c there was no way I was going to use that much on her b/c she was broke out all over her body.

Monday, October 11, 2010


Yay!!!  I never thought I would be so happy to get some paperwork.  Everything is going great.  We got the first set of legal papers.  The fall weather is here and it has been awesome outside.  Perfect temperatures and no rain.  I have been trying to keep myself busy with getting ready for Halloween and all the fairs and fall festivals coming up.  Can't wait!  Summer is my favorite time of year but I am loving this fall weather, for now. 

When we were playing outside on the swing set the other day (me and the kids) Alyssa got scared by a spider and fell off the swing set.  It was the top floor of their wooden swing set so it's pretty high.  She's ok but it shook her up pretty bad.  She couldn't stand up afterwards, her legs were like limp noodles and I took her in the house and she kept saying she wanted to go to bed.  I knew it probably wasn't a good idea to let her go to bed after just falling like that in case she had hit her head so I kept checking on her and she was getting hotter and sweatier then she started throwing up.  It was all very stressful but thankfully she is fine. 

Zoe is broke out in a terrible rash and it is driving me, and her, nuts.  The pediatrician says that it's just eczema but I don't know.  This goes from her toes all the way up to her neck.  The cream they gave me just isn't working and it is the strongest thing they can give me.  I have an appointment scheduled for her to see a dermatologist next week and it can't come soon enough.  She will scratch and scratch until her skin is raw and bleeding and she will be crying and fussing about it and she just keeps on scratching.  It's terrible!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

This is taking FOREVER!!!

Ok, I know they say that patience is a virtue but apparently it is a virtue that I don't have.  I can't believe how slow the time seems to be going by.  I guess it's just b/c there isn't anything for me to do but wait.  I feel like I should be doing something, anything.  I have talked to the guys a little more and talked to A's sister a little on FB.  She is the one that is going to be donating the eggs.  She seems incredibly nice and I hope I get to meet her.  The more I talk to them and get to know them and their family the more I love them and the more of a connection I feel with them.  They really are great people and I am truly honored to be doing this surrogacy for them.  I have heard other surrogates say that with a surrogate pregnancy you tend to get more attached to the family than you do to the baby.  I know I'm not pregnant yet and I still have a long way to go but that feels so true.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Just waiting

Well nothing new going on yet.  We are "officially" matched with the guys.  Yay!!!  So now we are just waiting on they guys to go through all their medical screenings and A's sister also.  And we should be getting started on the legal paperwork soon also.  I can't wait to get started.  I can't wait to be pregnant again.  I'm thinking we are gonna get twins hopefully on the first try (fingers crossed).  When we went to the match meeting they said that it usually takes about 4 months from the time you meet each other to the time they actually do the transfer.  I am hoping that it doesn't take that long.  4 months seems like forever.  Hopefully it will fly by (fingers still crossed).