Monday, December 19, 2011


Wow, people aren't kidding when they say this surrogacy stuff is a huge rollercoaster. 

I got a call from our nurse today and our transfer has been canceled. There was a miscommunication with the doctor's orders and the embies didn't get taken out to thaw. My IP's have a bunch of frozen 1 day embies, and they were supposed to be taken out to grow to 5 day blasts, (day 5 being Wednesday) but they weren't taken out at all. Our doctor doesn't want to take them out and thaw them now and just push back the transfer, because I've already been on progesterone for a few days and my lining/cycle would be out of whack. 

Don't get me wrong, we are all very thankful that they didn't screw up the embies or damage them. I know it could have been a lot worse! It's just a huge shock and disappointment. 

I couldn't ask for better and more amazing IP's. They are so supportive and encouraging, caring and wonderful. After they took their anger out on our doctor (LOL) we talked and they just wanted to make sure I was okay. They know a lot goes into it, from getting coverage at work, finding care for my daughter, etc., to sharp pokes and hormone madness pulsing through me. C (who is a physician) never fails to make me laugh with comments like, "Oh, you're gonna have one hell of a period!"

So the next step is to wean off meds, have a period, and start over. We're looking at January 20th or 21st for a transfer and we are all excited to do it right this time! We're very optimistic that we will be pregnant before we know it and hopefully this journey will be relatively smooth sailing from here on out.

Thank you all for your support and encouragement, and as always...

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Jeni said...

Wow. That is a huge disappointment. :(

I love the attitude that you and your IP's positive and upbeat. Very inspiring.

January's a great month to get pregnant!

Jeff and Kevin said...

Wow that stinks. Hope January goes A LOT smoother for you!

Duska said...

Thank you! We have fingers crossed for smooth sailing this time too :) Only 17 days to go!

Jesse said...

New follower here--just wanted to say I'm sorry for the cancelled transfer :( But hoping the next time is all perfection!

Duska said...

Welcome Jesse, and thank you so much for reading! Let me know if you have any questions :)