Monday, September 23, 2013

Surro Files - Lucky Fluffy Panties... yes please!

Well, we've run into another bump in our surrogacy road.  Last Wednesday I went to my last monitoring appointment before flying out for the transfer.  The goal of the appointment?.. to make sure that my lining is nice and thick, and my hormone levels are right where they are supposed to be.  Well, my hormone levels were perfect!  Unfortunately my lining was not.  If you remember my lining was 6.5 at my last monitoring appointment.  I was excited for that number.  This week I went in hoping for a 10... or maybe even an 11!!!  Well I was totally let down and shocked when she said my lining was still a 6.5!!!!!!  Gah!  How could my lining have not grown at all in a week?????  Granted I was sick this whole past week, and apparently it affected my progress.  Boo!!!!!!!!

It took a whole day to get my results back from the clinic.  I kept hoping that they would still push forward and hope that my lining would get thicker in the last week that we had before the transfer.  No such luck though.  They're pushing me back a week.  I know it's for the best though.  I know we want my lining as cooshy and cozy as possible and waiting a week should do the trick.  

So What's Next...
Wednesday I will go in for another monitoring appointment and hopefully we'll see a nice fluffy lining on the ultrasound (I'm hoping for at least a 9, but would be ecstatic to see an 11).  If we do see progress in my lining then we're on for an October 3rd transfer.  Yep!  Sounds like a lucky day to me!!!!!  I just know it will all work out!!!!!!

My Plan Of Action...
Well, the doctors didn't change my medications at all and I'm still taking the same supplements that I was before.  So what to do?  I'm drinking water like it's going out of style.  I swear my glass never leaves my side.  I'm also totally over my head cold now so I've started back up on my yoga routine.  Oh it's soooooo relaxing.  I really do enjoy that hour to myself.  Other than that what can I do????  Well my surrogate friends have suggested I make myself a pair of "Lucky Fluffy Panties".  LOL!  We're totally making this up but with some brainstorming this is what I've come up with.  I think I'll wear them at the monitoring appointment on Wednesday and the transfer next week.  Think Lucky Fluffy Thoughts!!!! 

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*Some of the names in this post have been changed to protect the identities of those involved in this journey*


  1. Surely those panties will do the trick. hehe ;)
    And in all seriousness the sickness is more than likely what prohibited the progress and now that you're feeling up to par I'm sure you're lining will be up to par come Wednesday as well :)

    1. They just have to do the trick! Wednesday can't come soon enough!

  2. Hang in there Chana! is not a bump, see it as all the awesome journey of Surrogacy :D

    Fingers crossed!


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