Thursday, October 2, 2014

27 days

That's how long it's been since CCRM received her records. 27 very long days.

In those 27 days the internet has only added to my fear. The fear that they would determine some reason not to allow her to move forward. I read post after post about CCRM being one of the hardest clinics in the country to get a gestational surrogate approved. This has frightened me. While yes, Dr. G had said that the hypertension during her 2nd pregnancy and the fact that we couldn't even get records for that pregnancy or her 1st pregnancy weren't disqualifiers, I still had the nagging fear (daily) that there would be a red flag somewhere that would give them cause to turn her (us) away.

And we weren't prepared for that to happen. We feel connected to her now. We can imagine the next 12 months of doctors appointments, FET and hopefully a pregnancy with her. It's there...in my heart, but I've been here before, where I believe this is our answer...and it's not.

So for the last 27 days, I've been hopeful, but very anxious. Yesterday this one little email from my nurse made my heart soar.

I got her record review back yesterday and everything looks good.  

Her records were approved. Another huge hurdle has been cleared. Yet, I realize, we're still only starting to even be able to see the starting line up ahead.

Next steps:

Phone Screen between GC and nurse
ODWU (one day work up) where they will do a psych screening and medical screening (November)
Contract negations with attorneys

Only then...will be be able to begin.

I feel miles away...but I can see what's ahead. Every little step brings me closer.


27 comments:

  1. I know, like you said, this is one of many steps but I still think this is amazing news!!!! So excited for ya'll :) You are that much closer to your dream!

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  2. One step closer! I really, really hope the next steps are not as long and drawn out as the records and IUD removal have been!

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  3. Even though it is a long road, everyday you are so much closer to your baby. Very exciting news!

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  4. One step at a time and u will be there before u know it. Always praying for you Suzanne.

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  5. Yay for the record review being good!!! One step closer sweet friend!!!

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  6. Woo hoo! I'm so glad she has been approved and you are cleared to move forward. One step at a time!

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  7. Yay for crossing this big hurdle! Keep the faith! We're all praying for you and your GC!

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  8. woo hoo!!!! YES!!! One step closer. This is so good :)

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  9. One step closer! So VERY exciting!

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  10. This is such great news! The ball is rolling now!

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  11. One big step closer sweetie and a good reason to celebrate! Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

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  12. So so so glad that the record came back good! Praise Jesus for this!! One step closer to bringing home your baby :) Love you!

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  13. oh my heart leaps with joy for you sugars! Yay! So glad to hear! xo

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  14. What great news my friend!!! Love hearing your good news! XOXO

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  15. This is so wonderful my sweet friend! xoxo!!!

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  16. just ticking things off of a list now!

    some of them are so easy, going to go quick.

    some are so stressful- tough times to come for sure, but not at all insurmountable or unsurpassable... you have already put in the time to deal with this kind of stress.

    the lawyer stuff is really icky and long. but once those contracts are signed and you all feel well represented (very VERY very important), all you have to do is get pregnant and have your baby/ies :)

    we had a great CCRM/GC experience. not perfect and it took a couple times trying, but it worked. this can work!

    breathe deep and wait it out with a calm mind and heart... before you know it, it will be transfer time...

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  17. Yay!! I'm so happy her records were approved and her IUD has been out. Slowly but surely it's getting there!

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  18. OK, that picture with the baby steps jerked a tear right outta me! So very happy for you to clear one more hurdle! Love hearing about it every step of the way. Only positive things yet to come! woo hoo!

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  19. Oh, that's such a big step! YEAH! I'm very glad that you've gotten beyond this hurdle. And I want so badly for all the other steps to be easy to take. Keeping you in my thoughts.

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  20. I was holding my breath through the first part of this post. Almost passed out when I read the good news. Woohoo! This is really happening, Suz!!!

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  21. Oh this is so exciting!!! I'm so happy you got this news! It makes me smile :) One step closer!!! Love getting each update!

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  22. Outstanding! One step closer :)

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  23. Wonderful news! I'm so happy to hear this!!

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  24. This makes my heart soar as well. Every little step brings you closer to bringing home that baby. I'm so happy that she got approved my sweet friend!

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