Sunday, February 20, 2011

Houston: We have a date (for our crazy check that is!)

Well we have a date pinned down to do our psych evaluations. Yes world, when you are doing a gestational surrogacy, you are required to undergo a psychological evaluation or "psych eval" as I like to call it. They want to make sure we as the intended parents are not "Coo Coo for cocoa puffs" and "J" and her sweetie pie husband "E" are not either.. "J" has to take a test called the MMPI (no idea what that stands for) and I heard it's no biggie from some and OMG, it was weird from others. I also heard its like 500 questions and takes a few hours (sucks for her, I know). We are required to meet with Dr. Lady as a couple (dh & I) I believe separately and then with "J" and "E". They too are meeting separately and together.. So lots of talking. We are doing this on March 19th! That will be ALMOST the final step in us moving forward! Our contracts are in progress as "we speak" and then lastly, J&E have to have their std testing done over because it just expired THIS WEEK, UGH! So we are not worried about that part... Once we get those final things done, we can do a fresh transfer or frozen transfer whenever we are ready! I also have a consult scheduled with a new RE for March 1st. My friend who I am either donating too OR doing the shared cycle with (what we hope happens) has her consult Feb.28th (NEXT MONDAY!!) we are both excited about that. We are going to push for a shared, because we truly feel it was "operator error" in this last cycle that caused the dismal turn out and not a "ME" problem.. BUT, since I am owning up to my own shortcomings, while we are doing all of this other stuff I am getting healthy. While "medically" I am just fine, I need to lose some weight big time. About 52 if I want to be the weight I was when I met my dh, but I am shooting for 44, wait for it... IN THE NEXT 45 DAYS! I know, that's a lb a day. I am figuring I will be cycling in the next 60 days and definitely on the stim shots in the next 45 so I have to start now and see where i am in 45 days.. According to several sites if I lose just 5-10% of my weight, it could help improve my success with IVF and I am willing to do it! So day one was today, I will keep tabs on my weight loss as well as all the other craziness we have going on, so stay tuned!


  1. Wow, lot's going on! Good luck!!!

  2. Thanks Krystal! So far 5lbs down so right on schedule! =)

  3. Tonya,

    I am sorry about the results of your last cy!!! ((((hugs)))) I will continue to keep you in my prayers for the upcoming cy and psych eval!

    WTG on the weight loss! Woot! :D



  4. How wonderful would that be if you were able to get that shared cycle!! I will pray for that for you!

  5. Thanks so much Andrea! A few more days and we should know, im nervous and excited!!


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