Monday, October 20, 2014

Moving along...literally

Got the great news on Friday that our gestational surrogate will NOT require a mock cycle! I don't even know what to say about how quickly and smoothly things are going at this point...it scares me a little, because I just want it to continue.

This means that with her next period in early/mid-November, she'll start birth control pills to prep for her FET. Who'd have thought I'd be here at this point after our failed transfer in May?! It's all so surreal.

I still do not believe it will happen this year. With CCRM's lab closing from Christmas through the New Year holiday, I believe they will schedule it for early January. Still lots to do over the next few weeks. Waiting on labs and her "official" medical clearance. T and her hubby are in the process of getting vials of blood to ship to CCRM because of their lovely "it must be done in our lab" rules and we're drafting contracts. But literally...we're in the final stages of going full steam ahead.

So, so happy.

And on that note...I think we bought a house.

Yes, you read that right. Apparently I like to keep myself at the max overload of chaos in my life at all times. We've been casually looking for almost a year and a half and we've been in a condo for almost 10 years. It's been great, but I miss things (and I want to get rid of other things).

I want a yard. We love to entertain and cook and our condo is not conducive to that. (unless you like grilling in a parking lot and walking 2 flights of stairs to serve/eat)

I want space. Especially if we just might be bringing a baby home. Right now, we have 2 bedrooms, but the layout is pretty bad for a baby (or guests in general) since the guest room is practically in the kitchen.

I don't want massive amounts of stairs leading from my car to our main level. I will never, ever miss this. Large grocery trips and big Target runs of stocking up on house hold essentials like heavy cat litter, etc. are not fun when they require multiple trips of hauling stuff up all those stairs...even if it kept me in shape all these years. (Let's be honest, usually I put about 6 bags on each arm and leave the cat litter for T, but you get it...I still huff and puff the whole way with that many bags)

I don't want a tandem garage that requires us to park one behind the other. It's also so narrow that adults can't even get in and out once the car is "in" the garage unless they are on the drivers side, and even then, it's a squeeze. So imagine me trying to get any kind of car seat in and out. Dare I think of ahead, but this is me having hope that one day...soon.

We didn't plan on doing this until maybe next spring...guess the right one just came along.

There is a lot on our plate right now and we are both mentally exhausted. We're doing our best to manage everything (smartly). It's definitely a bit nerve-wracking.

But it's all very exciting too.




27 comments:

  1. This is so exciting! Congratulations on your new home. You're going to have so much fun decorating the nursery.

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    1. Nina...I have completely lost your blog when my "blog list" reset recently. It's been driving me crazy. I hope you see this and can share the link with me. :)

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  2. Oh my gosh girl!! I guess we don't have to worry about you having too much time on your hands to worry about things! I'm so glad to hear things are going well. I hope the good news keeps coming!!

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  3. ekkkkk!! This makes me very happy.

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  4. That's awesome news!! For both the FET and for the house! You sound a lot like me, we are building a house right now and are in the middle of our 3rd cycle of IVF, if this FET fails, we're breaking until the house is done! Taking on everything life throws at us at once! Challenge accepted!

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  5. I am so excited for you guys!! I'm so happy things are finally moving along in the right direction and this FET will be happening sooner rather than later. Also fantastic on the house!! I'm so over the moon happy!!! CONGRATS on the house for now and soon there will be a baby on the way too!

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  6. You know what they say - when it rains it pours! But this is all such exciting news. So very happy for you guys. The pieces are falling into place. Lots of love sweetie!

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  7. Oh my goodness... SO exciting. Perhaps the house came along at just the right time to sort of distract you from all the excitement to come with T's upcoming transfer?! So very happy for you!!!

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  8. Yay to all of this! Can't wait to hear more about the house!

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  9. Um, this is amazing! Praying with all my might for a successful cycle in the very near future! And a house! Where is it located?

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    1. Yay! We're in Noblesville. So close!

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    2. Oh goodness! We'll have to meet up for coffee/tea sometime!

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  10. Crazy how fast it's all going now. Yippee! Congrats bigtime on the house. I remember buying our home and being so happy we could actually pull into a garage with groceries and stay out of the rain. Those little things are so huge when you don't have to do them anymore. I'm excited for all this great stuff happening for you right now!

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  11. So you're probably crazy to try to tackle all of this within a year... but I think that makes me crazy too.
    : ) Big, extra-exhausted hugs to you, sweet friend. I'm so happy that all of the stress and work is for GOOD things for once. Maybe the excitement will pull us through... that and a lot of coffee.

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  12. Wow so many wonderful things happening for you guys, congrats!!

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  13. Lots of great things happening - it is all wonderful to hear!

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  14. Yay!!! Everything is coming together! Congrats on your new house and great news on the baby front!!! Celebrating with you from Texas :)

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  15. Very exciting indeed! I so much hope that it will all work out perfectly for you, after all these rough years.

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  16. Congrats on the house and on moving right along with the GC!
    And I feel your pain. We're in a 3rd floor condo. Carrying stuff up and down the stairs is THE WORST! I'm hoping we're only stuck in our place for another year and then we can buy something. Luckily carrying the baby up and down 3 flights will help me lose the baby weight faster? Or i'm trying to tell myself that so i don't cry! hahaha.

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  17. I'm so glad that you have so many positive things going on in your life right now. It brings me so much joy and happiness. As always, ever hopeful that your baby is on its way soon!

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  18. This is just all TOO exciting! Wow, wow! Love it...it's all happening for a reason! Everything is falling into place and I am so very happy for you!! :)

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  19. This is SO great! I'm sure it all feels overwhelming (trust me I'm right in the middle of a move now) but the timing might actually turn out to be perfect. I'm hoping and praying that's the case! XOXO

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  20. Oh what a wonderful post! Sooo many good things are going on for you right now and God is opening up so many doors for you! Praise God! Have a great weekend! xo

    waitingforbabybird.com

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  21. This is ALL such great news woman!!!! OMG! Things are moving along so fast! YAY!

    And a new house?!?! Congrats on that! How exciting! Good things are coming your way. You are more than deserving of all of this. You are one strong lady! xoxo

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