Thursday, March 29, 2012

Tiny updates

Tiny as in short, but wow are they massive:

1. The hubster got a new job. Doing IT. For a college. With benefits. What benefits you ask? Health insurance (but I already carry that through my job). 401K. Short and long term disability, life insurance. Oh and this tiny college for our dependents and us. Um....yeah. I said free college. Score.

2. The boy got a job. Small pause here for a hallelujah. The boy got a job. We went and opened him a checking account and in a few short weeks he will be paying all his own bills. He is very proud of himself and we are very proud of him. He has really turned over a new leaf.

That's it for now. More massive, huge changes are in store but those two will do for now. :)

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Whole lotta changin going on

Nothing surrogacy related but just in life in general, the next few weeks involve changes in almost every aspect of our life. Hang on for the ride. Will give details if we survive. :)

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Quote of the day

From the very wise Norma

"There is nothing easy about holding another person's dreams in your hands."

Yep. It's nice when there are people out there that get you and your feelings. Even on a bad day, I love the family that I have in real life and the family I have created through surrogacy.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Well that's that

So by the way my I went to CT for five days, transferred a single hatching blast, came back home, worked, worked, worked some more, and then got a negative beta. Yeah.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Where have I been?

Working. And when I get done working I go to work. When that is over, I do some work. Working, working, working.

Quick update though...before I do some work. ;)

I am down a consistent 9 pounds. Some day I'm down as many as 12 but I go by the highest number I see on the scale so I will go with 9 pounds. All of my pre-pregnancy clothes fit and I feel wonderful. I gave up chocolate for Lent (yes, I had given it up for the diet but I cheated now and again, but now I can't cheat) and that has helped the weight stay off I think. Still on a few meds that would normally make me gain weight so I'm thrilled. We've been going to the YMCA a lot lately and I think that's also helped. The Y is a great way to spend time together as a family and still get some exercise in.

I got my review at work today and I am very pleased. A nice raise and I found out that I am nowhere near my salary cap (not even to the midpoint of the range actually). So I should have a long career ahead of me where I am. Awesome because I love my job but I also really love those I work with.

Booked the family summer vacation. Squee.
Boys are signed up for high school. How is that possible?
Surrogate kids now range from 5 to 1. How is that possible?
The Swedish guys are talking with a new surrogate and I'm so happy for them. I hope they get that last baby that they long for.

No surrogacy news for me. Crickets can be heard chirping throughout the land.