A detailed timeline--surro style.

This is a detailed timeline of my surrogacy journey. 


October 22, 2010 -- First transfer with my first set of IP's (Branden and Tracy) using 2 frozen embryos.  Failed.
January 26, 2011 -- Second transfer with Branden and Tracy using 3 frozen embryos.  Chemical pregnancy (failed).
February 2011 -- Met Jeni and she ultimately pushed me in the direction I needed to go.
March 1, 2011 -- Applied with Circle Surrogacy. Filled out application, had all medical records sent (it was quite the process, but all worth it!!).
April 1, 2011 -- Took MMPI2 exam (psych evaluation).  Passed!
April 6, 2011 -- Received profile of Tomas and Honza from the agency.  Fell in love.
April 16, 2011 -- Met Tomas and Honza via Skype.  Fell in love again.
April 19, 2011 -- Received the e-mail from Circle--the guys liked me and we are "matched"!
May 27, 2011 -- Contracts are DONE!
June 3, 2011 -- Met Tomas and Honza in person (they came to our home).  Awesome times a million.
June 20, 2011 -- Med screening at Connecticut Fertility Associates.  I got a rating of "easy" from Dr. Doyle.  Yay!
July 8, 2011 -- Final confirmation hubby and I are medically cleared for the journey.
July 29, 2011 -- Got word transfer would be around October 17th.  Egg donor was producing eggs for a different couple and we needed to wait at least 2 cycles between "donations".
August 31, 2011 -- Found out transfer would be pushed back to early November (wanted to wait a bit longer between cycle for egg donor).
October 4, 2011 -- Received my timeline for the fresh transfer!  Transfer pushed back again to week of November 20th.
October 6, 2011 -- I got my meds!!
October 8, 2011 -- Started Lupron injections.
October 19th, 2011 -- First monitoring appointment (to check the uterus).  All good.  Started Estrogen pills.
November 2, 2011 -- Second monitoring appointment.  All still good to go!
November 14, 2011  -- Stop Lupron, start progesterone in oil (PIO) injections.
November 17, 2011 -- Left for NYC/CT for the transfer!!
November 20, 2011 --  TRANSFER!!!  We transferred 2 beautiful fresh embryos.
November 25, 2011  -- First positive pregnancy test!
November 29, 2011 --  First BETA 60.
December 2, 1022 -- Second BETA 232.
December 6, 2011 -- Third BETA 1355.
December 20, 2011 -- First ultrasound (RE)--one beautiful little bean settled in! Heartbeat 128.  AMAZING!!
January 10, 2012 -- Second ultrasound (RE)--baby is growing!! Released to my OB.
January 24, 2012 -- Stopped meds!! (yippee!!). 
January 26, 2012 -- First OB appointment.  Heard Heartbeat again!
March 8, 2012 -- Minor scare--bleeding in AM.  All okay.
March 22, 2012 -- 20 weeks, 3 days the BIG ultrasound!! Tomas was able to be there and saw that he and Honza are having a baby BOY!!
July 24, 2012 -- Jáchym is born!!  8 lbs 3 oz,  21 inches!  A beautiful family is created.





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