Hurry Up, And Wait

It’s been said that a surrogate pregnancy is one big game of “hurry up and wait”. Well, I am certainly in the hurry up portion of this journey – looking down on two weeks until transfer date, which, hopefully, all goes well and I will be pregnant the duration of the year. Since we started the cycle meds, I have one appointment each week, and just had Estrogen levels checked today. Next Friday, one week out, it’s back to Los Angeles for a lining check and to confirm the Rubella shot worked and then the one week countdown to transfer day. Everything has to be checked at exact times. I’m not sure why the estradiol levels in my blood had to be checked at precisely 9 am on this Thursday, but wherever the cycle falls is how they need to obtain this number at this exact time. Hurry up, get to those appointments, lest my body gives some inaccurate reading. These next two weeks will fly by. And then, what is known as “the two week wait” – two weeks after transfer before I can confirm with an HCG blood test whether I’m actually pregnant or not. My co-parenting life partner has been very supportive in helping provide childcare for me to get to these appointments,  but I don’t think he realizes how little say I have in setting the schedule. The clinic gives me a pretty narrow timeframe of where and when I need to be a certain place, and I gotta be there. To be a surrogate, you really cannot be a slacker with appointment times.

About Helen

Person of interest. Surrogate extraordinaire. Sorry about the mess. View all posts by Helen

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