It has been a long time since I last posted. As many know I have been to India and back. I went with a client to Anand, and as luck would have it, they received a positive. Dr. Nayana and Dr. Hitesch Patel were wonderful to me as always. I was able to visit with a number of surrogates and report back to the intended parents about the their babies. It was an honor to be able to hold a surrogates hand as they were being sonogramed. While I was in Anand Paul and I checked out one of the two surrogates houses in Anand, and it was nice to see all of the pregnant surrogates as well as take photos. The clinic in Anand looks like a UN Summit is about to take place on any given day. There are people from all over the world, all with the same goal, of bringing back a baby. It was wonderful because I was able to have several people interpret for my surrogate who came to visit me, what was happening in each of our lives. Anand is starting to feel like my second home, with Uday and the rest of the gang at the clinic. It is always so nice to have a local take you out to eat, and make sure that what your eating is good, so thanks guys! While in Anand, a terroist was arrested for trying to recurit for the Taliban. That situation really had locals talking. I have decided to try and learn Hindi so that I will be able to speak a little bit to the surrogates on my own.
Our journey for a sibbling for Mark has started, and we shipped Colin's sperm to India a few days ago. I have been following the UPS tracking system, and as of this morning the container was in New Delhi. I'm hoping for a daughter (DO YOU HEAR THAT ....MISS UNIVERISE). We are using the same surrogate who's picture I have posted. The impant should happen by the end of the month if everything goes according to plan. I'm a lot more anxious than I thought, I would be. I think the reason for most of that is I'm afraid of twins, and what people will say. It was fine when I wanted twins with Mark, but I see how much work it is just with one. I had to promise Colin that if we recieve news that we have twins, that I would just accept that and move along. I realize that what I'm writing about is very personal, but I think that many in this community are afraid to share such private thoughts, and my feeling is that if it will help someone else than so be it.
For those who want to post, I will have Colin figure out why people are unable to post comments. It might have something to do with the fact that we had to rearrange the post because I got spammed. Next Friday I will be having a small procedure done, so I will post from the hospital, with the morphine drip. That should be fun!