Friday, April 29, 2016

November & December 2015

**Disclaimer: Over our 4 1/2 years of enduring infertility, one thing that will never change is how much we are at the mercy of doctors, nurses, embryologists, psychologists, lawyers, and so on. Throughout the first months of our Gestational Surrogacy process, we experienced a great deal of frustration due to a lack of communication between some of the "professionals" mentioned above. I firmly believe the months of November and December would have proceeded much more quickly if certain individuals would have just done their part without my incessant calling and emailing. 
Lazy human beings are no contest for my sass :) 

November and December were filled with meetings with our doctor, conference calls with the lawyer (it was nearly impossible to find times all 3 of us were available to talk, especially because she didn't make herself available after 5 PM, like ever), psych evaluations, and meetings with the psychologist both as a couple and with our GC.

Once our GC was cleared by the psychologist, and after one of the above mentioned individuals decided to do their job, she was able to have a consult with Dr. G and soon after completed all of her required testing.

December ended up being an emotionally draining month. My grandfather passed away and 2 days later, my nephew was born. I was able to fly to NY to spend time with my sister and nephew as well as be with my extended family to celebrate my grandfather's life. A week after I flew back to TX, we packed the car and drove to NY to celebrate the holidays with our families. Like I said, it was DRAINING!

During that time, we impatiently waited for our GC's test results and was told right after Christmas that she would be proceeding with a "mock cycle"/EFT in January. In preparation for the EFT, she would be taking Estrace. Estrogen levels would be monitored and she would then have a sample of her lining sent to Yale to test its function.

Progress AND a plan, finally! On to 2016!