Tuesday, July 26, 2011


So I made it back safe and sound. It was a pretty uneventful journey which is a good thing!

As my dad says "I laid 12 eggs" lol, meaning the clinic retrieved 12 eggs and from that were able to produce 3 grade "B" embryos. The transfer was done yesterday so we will find out the results in 12 days. Lets hope those three little nuggets nuzzle into our surrogates cushy uterine lining.

I have a book recommendation, "The Secret Daughter". I started it last night and I'm hooked! For all of you going through this process I would highly recommend it. The story is about motherhood and identity from two sides of the world. The story begins with Kavita, in rural India, giving birth on her own to a baby girl. The baby, who unfortunately is born into a society that prefers males, is promptly taken away from her and is never seen again. At the same time, on the other side of the world in San Francisco, Somer is at the hospital experiencing yet another emotionally gripping miscarriage. I think everyone will relate to these two mothers emotional journeys.


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Last few days

Well my time in India is again coming to a close. The egg retrieval will take place on Friday July 22nd in the morning and then I fly out Friday evening at 8:00 pm. It was a very relaxing trip as I didn't venture out to much except for the occasional walk and shopping trip.

I want to send out a congrats to Rhonda, Gerry and Blaze (who was also born via surrogacy in India) from the US on the birth of their twins Dylan and Jett!

Also born this week at the Kiran Clinic was a baby girls who's proud parents are Reggy and Terry again from the US. I'm sure you will be wrapped around her little finger in no time.

There are also many other couples currently pregnant and or trying for a miracle just like us. We understand your high and lows, you are all in our thoughts as we all navigate through this uncertainty together.


Saturday, July 16, 2011

Day 5


No to much to report. I had my second scan and everything looks good and on schedule. They plan to do the egg retrieval on either Wednesday or Thursday. Then I make the long trek home on Friday.

I've been kinda lonely here without my partner in crime, however I've been getting braver and braver everyday by taking long and longer walks by myself. It's not that it's unsafe here and the people are very friendly but us whities stand out like white bird poop on a black shoe or Snookies puff, which generates a lot of attention.

I've come to realize that what I love most about the culture is how relaxed everyone is. The phrase " Patients is a Virtue" must of been coined here. However if they do need to get somewhere they are sure efficient in line-ups and traffic jams!

My next scan is on Monday so I will post then.


Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Back in India


I arrived last night into Hyderabad at around 8:45 pm after 27 hours of travel. I'm still finding it hard to wrap my mind around the fact that not only have I been to India once but twice in a 3 month span. Who would of thought!

I had my first appointment this morning at the clinic and things seem to be progressing a lot better this time. Last time my follicles didn't grow as fast as they would of like to see but this time they are right on schedule. My next appointment is on saturday.

In the mean time I will pass the time studying for my pharmacology exam. I am staying at the clinics service apartment which is not far from the hotel Dan and I stayed at the first time we were here so I'm familiar with the area. Saly is the name of the lady that runs the house and is very friendly and likes to go for walks so she will be good company.

The weather is much better this time around. It's the monsoon season so it's not as hot and dry and my skin is loving the humidity.


Monday, July 4, 2011

July already

Well I'm officially less then a week away from making the long journey back to India. I have to admit I'm feeling a bit anxious about doing it alone. It seems the older I get the more nervous I am about flying. Usually I have someone there to keep me company so going it alone will be different. I just need to keep reminding myself how rewarding this is all going to be in the end.
I have decided to stay at the Clinics service apartments, that way I will be surrounded by others going through the same process. Let’s hope for a more successful egg retrieval this time so we can have some for back-up for our next try…… if necessary.