A Real Update

We actually have some forward movement! Woohoo! I knew when we started this process early knowing we wouldn’t be transferring until late this year or early next year that there would be long periods of waiting. However, I thought the waiting would come after we got the screening and contracts done, not before. It’s not a big deal, but I was just expecting to be able to move forward until those things were done then wait. So now it’s nice to be making some progress.

I got an email from our agency coordinator a week ago asking to confirm some information so they can start working on contracts. She also asked that I reach out to the lawyer of my choice to see if they’re available to represent me. I got back to her quickly then emailed my lawyer to make sure she was able to represent me. I got a reply from her later that afternoon saying that she was “delighted” to hear from me and would be happy to represent me again. So all that stuff is squared away. Our agency coordinator got my lawyer the information she needed and I haven’t heard anything more yet.

I did eventually hear from the coordinator at the fertility clinic about scheduling the medical screening. It took some back and forth, but we got it scheduled for Monday October 25 at 1pm. I’m planning on flying into Portland that morning and then home that afternoon/evening. Right now the only flights that would work with timing is one that leaves here at 7am (arrives 7:47am) and a flight back that leaves at 9:15pm and arrives back home at 10pm. Neither of those are ideal and will make for a long day, but it’s totally doable and I will make it work. I don’t mind hanging out at PDX. It’s a nice airport, good restaurants, and I know where they keep the comfy chairs LOL

I’m glad we’re having some forward movement. Hopefully we can keep moving forward. I just got an email a few minutes ago that our agency coordinator is out of the office until Friday dealing with an unexpected family emergency so I don’t expect to hear anymore until at least then, but I’m sure it’ll be next week instead.

In family news our kiddos are currently camping with my parents and having a blast I’m sure. They come home Thursday and Friday we leave to go camping for the long weekend. We get home Monday, they have Tuesday off then start school on Wednesday. Soccer practices start for both of them on Thursday. It’s a whirlwind last week and a half of summer for them.

Hopefully I’ll have another productive update next week!

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Still Just Hanging Out

Not much to update on regarding surrogacy or anything else for that matter LOL

I did end up emailing our clinic coordinators about getting an appointment on the books in October, but haven’t heard back from them. Through an email exchange with a different person regarding login info for their patient portal I found out that our supporting coordinator (we have a main coordinator and a supporting coordinator) is out on leave this month and should be back in Sept. Our main coordinator is working though so hopefully she will get back to me soon.

Other than that I’m just hanging out. I haven’t heard anymore about being able to start contracts. Our agency coordinator said they should be started in August or September and we’re just over halfway through August so lots of time there.

We’re still in summer mode so I’m pretty chill about the waiting. Come September when we go back to our regular routine (at least the one we have 9.5 months out of the year) I think I will be more anxious to get the ball rolling.

That’s all for this short post today 🙂

And I’m Back

It’s been over a month since my last post for a couple reasons. First, there hasn’t been anything to update on regarding the surrogacy stuff. Second we have been busy and were out of town for two weeks, just getting back a few days ago.

I still don’t have any new news regarding the surrogacy stuff. We’re still just waiting for it to be time to start the contract and schedule the medical clearance. I’m toying with the idea of reaching out to the clinic to see if we can just go ahead and schedule the clearance since I’m on birth control and can make my cycle days line up to whatever they need them to be for the appointment (I think they want it done between CD6-CD10). Then at least the flights could be booked and maybe it will be less expensive to book them further ahead of time. I will probably inquire about it in the next couple days.

Aside from waiting on the next steps in the surrogacy process, we have been having a great summer! We spend 5 nights camping with my husband’s side of the family which included fishing, boating, games, a trip to a water park, and lots of laughing and family time. Our kids really enjoyed themselves as there were lots of kids/cousins around their age there.

From there we headed down the Oregon Coast to Brookings, OR for the next 8 nights. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there as well. We found so many fun things to do. The campground we stayed in was within walking distance to tidepools and the beach. Brookings has an amazing park that we went to and stumbled upon a free outdoor concert which was so fun. Wyatt and I went on a jet boat up the Rogue River. We went swimming and gold panning on the Smith River. We visited Ocean World and got to pet a leopard shark. We found good seafood and some fun disc golf courses. We can home with our hearts full of appreciation for the time we were able to spend with both sides of our family.

This month will be busy as well. This week is our only “slow” week. Next week the kids go to their grandparents’ house to go to the county fair there. The next week we have friends coming into town to decide if they want to move here. We’re planning on showing them around a bit, especially the family friendly stuff we have here as they have young kids. The next week the kids are camping with their grandparents not too far from our house. They’ll be using our trailer since it has bunks for the kids. This means we are taking the trailer up to the campground on Sunday and picking it up on Thursday. Friday we leave for our Labor Day weekend camping trip at Pine Hollow. We get back on Monday and the kids start school on Wednesday. I hate that summers always seem to go by so quickly. I am looking forward to getting back into our school/fall routine.