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Caryn and Ali: Transfer Time! AKA “This is Crazy!”

I think the phrase, “this is crazy,” has come out of my mouth about 500 times this past week. When they did the ultrasound and my lining was great and the transfer date was picked. Talking to family, friends, coworkers, strangers, etc. On the drive out to Arizona Monday. In bed, watching HGTV at the hotel. When I woke up. …

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Michelle’s Surrogacy: 14 Weeks and a Bump

It’s been 6 weeks since my last update. Not a whole lot has happened since then. The stowaway is treating me nicely: no morning sickness, breast tenderness has subsided and the decrease in appetite is slowly disappearing.   I had my first OB appointment with Dr. “Anderson” on August 2nd, at 11 weeks 1 day pregnant. My urine levels came back …

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Caryn and Ali: The Big Picture

I truly believe that all things happen for a reason. Sometimes, one doesn’t have anything to do with the other, but in the end you look back and see all the things in life that went “wrong” and realize that it has brought you to this amazing point in your life… God’s plan…fate… The butterfly effect. We have had so …

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Caryn and Ali: Fears

I think I get asked more about how scary this process is than about how it came to be. That is so strange to me, but it also makes complete sense.   In our society today, it’s true that most pregnancies are completely healthy and suffer from very few complications and are even less likely to result in a long-term …

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Michelle’s Surrogacy: Beta Results!

Drumroll please…   7:30 AM Pacific That’s when my blood draw is scheduled for my beta test (bhCG). The test that will verify that I have bhCG in my system, confirming pregnancy. I’ve used 6 standard tests, 1 digital test and countless mini tests; they all say I’m pregnant. The beta is the test for the IVF doctor to confirm. …

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Introducing: Surrogate Caryn!

I am Caryn and here is my story. I wear many hats…well, not really because I think I look awful in hats. But, I do wear a lot of metaphorical hats. I’m a wife. Not just any wife, the proud wife of A U.S. Marine. I am a mother, sister, daughter, granddaughter, aunt, friend, nurse and Thirty-One consultant. I imagine …

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Michelle’s Surrogacy: Meds Week One

Last week I received a box of meds. Not quite as big as the first box, but still jam-packed with goodies.     I had plenty of Prenatal Vitamins left over from the previous cycle, so I started those on Tuesday. I started Birth Control Pills on Wednesday and will remain on them until May 7th. This is to force myself to have a period …

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Introducing: Surrogate Andrea!

The Heart of a Surrogate People ask me all the time, “How do you do it?”I simply reply, “Why not do this?”I have a lovely uterus. I have a proven track record of healthy pregnancies and births. I love being pregnant. I love helping people and making a difference in their lives. I have family and friends who support me …

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Introducing: Surrogate Michelle!

Michelle is just starting out her journey as a surrogate, and we get to follow along on her journey!   I’m trying to be a surrogate. You know: get pregnant in a way that’s not as fun as the usual procedure, carry a baby around in my uterus and give it to the parents after 40 weeks. I don’t know …