Though we will not be inseminating this month, we are tracking her period and today is CD 7. So far a pretty little FF chart for me to follow so I can start my usual obsession.
We had a sit down conversation with our family on Friday Afternoon and it went fairly well. Most of the family showed up – which was awesome! It was really nice to have everyone in the same room for the first time in a while. The only person who didn’t make it who was supposed to be there was J’s mom. (J is the cousin that will be the surrogate for us). J’s mom called about 6 pm to say she couldn’t make it because she had some medication she had to take at 8PM on the dot and it was just not something she was going to be able to do. I let her know it was up to her but it would probably be something she would want to attend. We ended with me telling her we’d call her when we talked to the family.
Being honest, she’s the only person I’m worried about. The first thing she did when we told everyone was bring up how hard it was going to be for J to be able to carry a child for 9 months and then “give it away”. She definitely made it a bit about herself and said that she had thought about doing it for 2 years in the past for her sister but just couldn’t see herself giving the child up. She then wanted to know if she was going to be grandma (or MiMi as her grandchildren call her). We let her know that no, she would be Aunt B – and she then asked if she could be Aunt MiMi. I think it’s going to take her some time to realize that she is not a grandmother to this child – this child is being created for and by Shayne and I, J is simply babysitting for a while (J’s words, BTW – just love it!). I don’t want my mother’s moment as a Grandma (MawMaw as we call them down in the south) to be stepped on by J’s Mom. The fastest way to get me to become a crazy person is to hurt my mom. Of course it’s still really early in the process and It will all shake out as the months go by. I’m certain at some point there will be a come to Jesus meeting again.
So anyway – the plan so far is to track this month and inseminate next – which would put the insemination happening around the 5th of November (and Shayne and I heading on a cruise on the 11th will help with me driving J crazy during the 2ww).
So – here’s to a crazy next 2 months and hopefully a 1 hit wonder pregnancy and perfect timing for a baby next August!