Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Another Milestone...check.

The IUD is officially GONE!

After the fuss and hassle that she went through last week, I was so happy that once she was numbed it came right out. I was so hoping this would be the case. The more I read about IUD's and the potential for surgery to remove them, I was a bit worried.

I certainly want to avoid any surgery on her uterus at this point. Maybe it's my past experience, but when you get this close to a dream and then a little scar tissue from a routine surgery changes your path forever...well...it's hard to get over. So lets just say, we're all very happy that it's out!

I could tell she was relieved to have this step checked off the list and she was also able to get her clearance letter from the OBGYN that removed the IUD.

Not only that...but if you remember back a few posts when I discussed the first few pregnancies she had and the fact that the records were no longer available...well this doctor is the one that monitored those pregnancies. So maybe it's just me, or wishful thinking...but I would say a letter stating she's cleared from surrogacy from him would at least hold a little bit of weight.

So now we simply wait on CCRM. The records review process takes 2-4 weeks. We're officially at 2.5 weeks today. Would love to hear something this week.

Once we hear from them, they will do a brief phone interview with her to discuss the upcoming ODWU. Because of the IUD she has to wait for two periods. She expects a period in early October, which would put the ODWU in November. Between now and then, we just wait.

I'm also considering making a few changes to my blog. Even potentially moving it to a new URL. Our Journey to a Baby Bump just doesn't seem to fit anymore. Still...just something I'm muling over at this point and considering possible names. I would never remove this blog because I know how difficult it can be to find information on Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Asherman's Syndrome and even Gestational Surrogacy, especially from an intended mother's perspective. I want that here on the off chance that it could help even just one woman dealing with any similar issues.

Needless to say, today, I'm just happy. All kinds of smiles and lovely thoughts. I've missed the days were hope was abundant.


Welcome back, hope.




23 comments:

  1. YAY!!!! Woo hoo! That is something to celebrate! I think, things might, just maybe, fall in line and just in time too. So happy for you Suzanne! You enjoy all the happiness in the world and then some! Celebrating with you today!

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  2. YES!!! So happy to read this news today. I agree with Amanda, You deserve "all the happiness in the world and then some!" Sending my love.

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  3. Oh HOPE!!!! I have a love/hate with her but as long as this ready-to-be-a-mom-so-desperately heart keeps beating than hope is there. I love this!! Slowly but surely you are making it through the checklist. SO pumped.

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  4. So happy that your hope is back sweet girl! Praying that your wait goes quickly and smoothly.

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  5. So glad for another milestone passed!!

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  6. Yayyyy! So happy you're welcomg hope back into your life right now! XO

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  7. I am so happy the IUD is FINALLY removed! Now lets get CCRM to say she's good to go and onto the next phase!

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  8. Thank the Lord it's gone! So excited for the next steps to unfold for you all!

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  9. Im so excited for you! On a related note, I think Our Journey to a Baby Bump is still a great title for your blog. Because it's your journey and it will still be your bump... Just not as you had originally thought. Just my two cents' worth -- but I also get wanting to start a new chapter with a new blog! Anyway, here's to the next step! X

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  10. Hope is an amazing thing, isn't it? I'm so happy that things are going well :)

    I made a new blog once baby arrived and I like it. I lover fresh starts. Although I did lose few readers in the switch, most (like you!) Found me eventually :)

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  11. I'm so excited that you're another step closer! I hope you hear back from them soon!

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  12. YAY, that's great. I hope you guys hear soon!!

    And I'm with Lauren, I think the name still works, there will be a bump and it's still yours, it's just worn by someone very special. There is room (and a need) for all the different paths of this journey to be documented and you've done a great job so far! Just my personal opinion :)

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  13. Such good news! I'm also a vote for keeping the title and I think it summarises the quest perfectly, but I also understand needing some distance from it.

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  14. Great news! Hoping the next couple months goes quickly for you!

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  15. This is great news!! So glad you were able to have that joy and happiness :)

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  16. Super glad you are one step closer. Fx you hear from ccrm soon.

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  17. This post makes my heart happy! I will personally fly to Denver and kick Dr. G right in the shin if he dares to deny your surrogate. Just sayin'

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  18. Goodness, yes - so glad that it is GONE!!! Come on CCRM!!!! Hope you hear from them soon! I was just in Denver, I should have gone up there on your behalf and told them to hurry it up ;)

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  19. So glad things went smoothly with the IUD removal hopefully you'll get full clearance soon. I'm glad things are moving forward as planned.

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  20. Yay! So happy it is out and you are one step closer!!!

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  21. Yay! Happy dance over here for you and getting this checked off the list! Also, that quote you put at the end is one of my favs! Wishing you much luck and sending lots of prayers your way! xo

    waitingforbabybird.com

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  22. I'm so glad the IUD issue is resolved! Now, please hurry up, CCRM!
    As for the title, I'd agree that it still works - but if you prefer a fresh start, or not being reminded of the dream of looking down and seeing your bump, that's perfectly understandable. Hugs.

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  23. Yay! A step in the right direction!

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