Wednesday, August 10, 2011

When You Least Expect It

Knock Knock

Who's There?


Ima who?

Ima gonna be a surrogate again.

I was getting frustrated. I wasn't getting matched. I was being patient and waiting, but it seemed like I was waiting forever. I knew there were IPs out there for me, but how to find them? I was with 2 wonderful agencies, but I wasn't even coming close to finding a match. I decided to branch out and apply to different agencies, broaden my horizons. I even put up a personal ad within the surrogacy community.

About a month ago I made up my mind that I was done having periods. Why suffer? Well, they weren't all bad, but when they were it sucked. Why did I need to go through that? Hubby had a vasectomy 7 years ago, we weren't having anymore kids. So I decided to do something about it. I got on birth control. I'm not one to take birth control, even before the big V. I've always let nature take it's course plus I hate taking medication unless I'm practially dying.

So the other day I get an e-mail from an IM (Intended Mother) that knew me through my blog. She was looking for a surrogate. Long story short, I'm going to be her surrogate. This all happened in the last 2 days. Things are moving fast and it's very exciting. However, it's also a  lot to take in at once and gives me a flutter of butterflies.

Everything is lining up so nicely though. I can't help feel that it was meant to happen. The fact that I'm already on birth control pills makes me one step ahead. I would need to start taking injections next week to get ready for a September transfer and I am physically and emotionally prepared to do that. I don't have anything going on in my life right now that would hold me back. I was supposed to go in for a medical screening this morning, but there was a mix up and I'm actually on hold now waiting for an appointment time for tomorrow. Nope make that today at 2:45. Yay!

This will be the first time I will go through a local fertility clinic. I am excited about that. It's actually pretty close to me. (another sign I think) I will actually miss going out of town for this and the embryo transfer, staying in a hotel and all that... BUT I will not miss the hassle of going through the airport. Plus there would be now way I could just drop everything and hop on a flight today. Well, ok, there's a way, but that would be crazy chaotic.

I get to work with an LDS (Mormon) IM/IF this time. (not that religion matters) It does help that we have the same values, because then we know we match on issues that are important to match on.

It's just kind of funny that very recently I've opened up new doors to finding IPs (Intended Parents) and someone ends up finding me. I've also been thinking well maybe it's not meant to be right now. If it is meant to be it will happen, I will find someone. And then I did.

Wish me luck. We still have a few things to sort out and not much time to do it.

This will be the first journey that you all get to come along for the ride, not just hear about the memories.

Are you ready?


  1. Jill! This is wonderful news! I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. I strongly believe everything happens for a reason! I am just giddy with excitement for you and your journey!

  2. Dana, You are the sweetest. Thank you so much, that means a lot to me.

  3. Congratulations on your match, how exciting!


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