Monday, May 11, 2009

The Final Post

So much has happened since that last post. I decided to do one more surrogacy. I matched with a new couple. We did a fresh cycle in March/April of 2008. We transferred one embryo. It didn't work.

We did cycle #2, a FET in May/June. Transferred 2 frozen embryos. I got pregnant! I was moving right along, betas doubling perfectly. We had an embryo measuring perfectly at 5 weeks 5 days gestation! My couple was elated! The next day I woke up to my pajamas saturated in blood. My bed soaked in blood. Went for an emergency ultrasound to see what was going on. No embryo to be seen. Continued to bleed and miscarried over the next week. I will omit the heartbreaking and somewhat gory details.

We cycled again in August/September '08. Transferred 2 frozen again. It didn't work.

My couple decided to move on, and get a new surrogate. I was heartbroken.

After a few months, January of this year( 2009 ) my husband and I talked. He wants me back. He wants my body back. He admitted that although he has 100% supported my surrogacy journies, he wants me to be done with that chapter in my life. He sees the emotional and physical toll this has ultimately taken on my emotions, and my body. It was VERY hard to accept. But I realize that he is right.

Final numbers. 4 years. 7 IVF cycles. 1 twin pregnancy. 1 singleton pregnancy. 3 healthy gorgeous babies. 2 completed families. 2 sets of overjoyed and elated couples.
Pretty damn good. :)

I went to school from May 2007-June 2008 to become a licensed Massage Therapist. ( while carrying the last little boy for my IPs)
I graduated in June of 2008.
Since then I have been in my field and loving it. I am a full time Massage Therapist at a large hospital. I take care of rehabilitational patients.
Spinal patients, hip and knee replacemnt patients. I take care of the Drs and Nurses through the hospital's employee wellness program.

Now it's time to take care of me. I have many extra pounds to get rid of. On to that chapter of my life. I will conquer it too.

Thanks for reading and following my surrogacy journeys. Infertility is a bitch, but I gave her a good run for her money. I'm proud to have beaten her twice.