Saturday, April 28, 2007

April 3 Scrappy Boys Layout

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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

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Off to do the blood test

Wish us luck! I will post the results when I get them back this afternoon. :)

****Results are in!****
The beta revealed that my hcg level is 379!! As long as it is above 5, I am considered pregnant. Whoo hoo!

BTW, I got positive home tests beginning last Thursday. That was just 3 days after our transfer. It's the equivalent of 8 days past ovulation so that is pretty early. The day that most tests say that you can get a positive is 14 days past ovulation.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Soccer Star

Hayden had his first game this past Saturday and it was interesting to watch. Those kids are so little and cute! A few of them are already showing signs of being really talented. Poor H was intimidated and lagged behind the older ones. It will take him a few weeks to get comfortable. It didn't help that his first practice was just the day before the game because he missed practice last week. He looked a little goofy out there because we didn't get his cleats and shin guards in time for it, but he should have them by next weekend.
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Friday, April 20, 2007

Home, Sweet Home

I got back from Denver on Wednesday evening and boy was I tired! The transfer was this past Monday and it went very well. I have a beta (blood test) scheduled for this Wednesday and I will know that afternoon whether or not I have any babies in me. I am able to start taking regular urine tests right now but my IPs do not want to know those results so I will not be posting them. Wish us luck!!

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Sitting here in Denver

Why, oh why can I not sleep??? I am still on east coast time apparently. I got up yesterday at 6am and today I got up at 5:30am. Ugh! That would be okay if I were at home because the times would have been 8am and 7:30am. By the time I get used to mountain time I will be back in NC and I am sure it will throw me off.

I have great news regarding the surrogacy. We are going to have a 5 day embryo transfer tomorrow around 1pm!! Everyone is excited and the embryos are excellent. I really think that this is going to be a successful cycle. Please send some prayers or positive thoughts our direction. They are much appreciated!

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Sunny Day

Hayden got to ride his new big boy bike for the first time today. He got frustrated at first because he kept braking as he was trying to pedal. After a few tries, he figured it out and thinks that he is hot stuff, lol.

I need to go back and crop in on Hayden in this one. I will have to take care of that later.

This pic of E would have been cute if it weren't for the snot rolling out of his nose (he has horrible allergies) and my shadow covering him, lol.

E playing with McQueen

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Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Wish us luck!!

I am not at liberty to discuss my surrogacy journey in full detail but I will say that the embryo transfer will be happening on either Saturday or Monday in Denver. Which day all depends on the quality of the embryos. If they are super then we will hold out for Monday. That is when they will be 5 day blasts (they will be in the process of breaking out of their shells). 5 dayers have a higher chance of sticking around. 3 dayers are good too but the embryologist can't distinguish which ones are the healthiest before transfer. Please keep us all in your thoughts and prayers this weekend as we go through this process to make a baby for some wonderful people. :)

I have other interesting news that I am dying to share but I cannot due to my blog being public. If you are a friend or relative, shoot me an email and I will fill you in. This news is pretty big. ;)

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Easter Pics from High Point

Why, oh why can't my kids smile at the same time? In the top pic Emerson is grinning and in the second one Hayden is. Maybe I need to use Photoshop to get smiling kids in the same pics together. Sheesh.

This is my Aunt Judy donning her cute apron as she fries chicken for our Easter lunch. Let me tell you, she is the bestest cook ever!!

Hayden putting together a puzzle that the Easter bunny gave him

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Finding eggs
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Thursday, April 05, 2007

Easter Program

Emerson and a few of his classmates

More kids from E's class sitting in the "buggy"

Hayden is such a cheesehead, lol

H singing and doing hand gestures

The kiddos had their Easter program this past Tuesday morning. They did very well. Hayden knew the songs and did the hand gestures that went with them. My pictures S-U-C-K but that isn't entirely my fault. The lighting in there was atrocious and it didn't help that I was so far away from the stage. Emerson sat in a high chair the whole time and was a good boy.

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Monday, April 02, 2007

Fun at Fletcher Park

We met with the Bolicks this morning and went to Fletcher park for some fun and a picnic. The kids had a great time while Joanna and I chatted. Getting the 4 of them to sit for a pic was a bit of a challenge, but it was worth it. :)

Ugh, see how old Big E is beginning to look:

Where, oh where did my baby go???
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