• biotexcom,  ivf,  surrogacy,  travel

    30 Week Update

    Hello lovely folks! Can you believe we’re already in February?! Months ago, I would have thought February is ages away – turns out, it goes faster than you think! This time, we skyped with Yuliya and her growing belly.is.HUGE. All I could think was, I hope that she doesn’t get too many battle scars! She seemed very happy and healthy, and told us the boys have been keeping her up at night, where sometimes, she wakes up because they kick her! I smirked to myself when I heard that, because both K and I are total night owls – so not surprised that the boys get their main source of…

  • biotexcom,  ivf,  surrogacy

    The Call

    Everyone has been asking us how our two week wait has gone this time, and I have to be honest, it has been the best two week wait ever! The reasons for this are: I’m not stressed out about being careful about everything I eat or do No pressure on my body to do this “right” No feverish early testing with the typical ups and downs No stressing about beta levels not doubling Distracted because we are moving to Indiana at the end of August Distracted because I am interviewing for jobs in Indiana, which require a presentation Distracted due to sorting through our mess, packing boxes, and having people…

  • biotexcom,  ivf

    Grapefruit ovaries, AKA Ovarian Hyper Stimulation Syndrome

    It’s been a bit since I’ve last posted, and unfortunately, the reason for this is because I was actually under house arre – ahem, was being hospitalized at the Biotexcom clinic for about three days! After extraction day on Tuesday, I was back at the hotel, chatting it up and talking to my husband about a variety things, including ranting about how Ukrainian pain meds were absolutely worthless. The days following, though, told a different story – they were actually REALLY good, because I was having all of these text conversations with different people, and I wasn’t even aware that I wasn’t making much sense! I went through my phone…

  • biotexcom,  eggretrieval,  ivf,  surrogacy

    Extraction Day

    This post was written by my husband, as I am in recovery mode and making mostly gibberish and absolutely no sense. He’s quite the poet. Extract Day: Eggs Galore and Pain in Store After all of the drugs, extraction day is here, If we make it through this day, then we’ll be in the clear. Full of eggs and pain, we stumbled in there, The clinic was busy, there was barely a chair. Off to the extraction, with the hope of relief, But all that we found was striving and grief. With the extraction complete, the pain soon unfurled, There wasn’t enough pain meds in all of the world. Now,…

  • biotexcom,  embryo grading report,  ivf,  surrogacy

    Here’s the Big Day!

    And today is the big day! As you can tell, I have not been able to sleep a wink, because i’m so excied and nervous. For most folks this is just a standard proecured with little downtime, but because I am a high responder and carry so many eggs, the pain levels can easily go thtough the roof, along with naseau and vomiting, my two favorite things! I hope that all thins will go smoothly, and will definilty be back to document the whole process for those of you who were thinking about something pursuing parenthood the same way. Stay tuned in the meantime 🙂