Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Guess what! Angie and Nate got married! And... They are going to have a baby! And And... they want me to grow it for them in my uterus. Hehe!

Ok, so I have been accepted as a surrogate by Dr. Campbell! I told you I would be! I definantly think my angry phone voice helped!:) Its not completely official yet. It won't be completely official till its time to put in the embryos. But we are cleared to move on to the next step! Which is going to Minnesota for some exams. I have been talking to Dawn, Dr. Campbells nurse, about what our schedule is going to be. She emailed me the complete schedule today. Here it is FYI:

July 18th- Fly to MN

July 19th-
8:30 am- MMPI testing for Tiffany and Jonathan. MMPI is a personality test. I think she said its about 150 questions long and takes about an hour and a half. That should be interesting. 
9:00 am- Angie and Nate meet with the psychologist
10:00 am- Tiffany and Jonathan meet with the psychologist
11:30 am- All four of us meet together with the psychologist

July 20th- The Mall of America all day long!!! I have downloaded the MOA app on my Iphone and I am ready to go!

July 21st- 
9:30 am Conference with Dr. Campbell
10:00 am- Nurse consultation with Dawn
11:00 Labs work for Jon
11:15 Saline infusion sonogram, trial transfer and labs for Tiffany. I didn't see this until Dawn emailed me the complete schedule. What I would like to know is exactly how the saline is going to be infused! I don't do well with needles! I'm not sure what a trial transfer is either. These are answers I will have by the next time I post.  And then labs are of course blood work and urine. 

July 22nd- Fly back to Nashville

Now there is one thing that terrified me to my very soul that is not on the schedule but ohhh will it be happening!  When I spoke to Dawn on the phone today she asked me "Do you have any experience with injections!" Like I said before I don't do well with needles! I said "No! Why??" She said that after these appointments and all the results come in is when I will be officially accepted. When that happens I will have to start taking some hormones by injection. There are 2 that I have to take. I don't know the exact names of the hormones I have to take but one is a very small needle that I put just under the skin and is not a big deal at all. I have to take that one everyday for 3 weeks. I'm not afraid of that one. The next one is an inch long needle that has to be stuck in a muscle in my hip everyday for 2 weeks! While we are in Minnesota Jon will be going through some injection training because he is going to have to give it to me! Let me tell ya, this is the worst part of the whole process for me! I'm not afraid of giving birth. I'm not afraid of the labor pains. Well maybe I am a little bit but most of all I am terrified of my husband giving me a shot every morning! What if he hurts me?! It would be one thing if a nurse who does that everyday were doing it but my husband!!??  It's freaking me out! I imagine it happening and it makes me quiver! Needless to say I can't wait till that 5 weeks is over! I think I'm going to need something pretty after that!

You probably won't hear from me for a couple weeks. My next post will be after I go to Minnesota which is about a month from now. Until then I have plenty to keep me busy. I'm going to Missouri this weekend to visit The Grandmas and will be there till next Wednesday. And I am going to try hard not to think about needles!