Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve continued with our research, conversations and have made many, many decisions. We’re happy to announce that we’ve settled on a surrogacy agency to represent us (more on that once it’s super duper official). And just today, we had a multi-hour meeting with our fertility clinic to go over our upcoming IVF plan. It included a lot of math and dollar signs. Thankfully, we had done plenty of research ahead of time so we avoided showing a face of terror as the the financial consultant’s 10-key calculator kept ringing up numbers higher and higher. We walked away with a good understanding of the entire process, what is expected of us and what our potential timeline looks like. So, as of now, the countdown begins! If all goes smoothly, we should be slotted for an egg retrieval some time in April 2016.
In the meantime, we still have lots of tests to submit ourselves to, finish up our contracts and profile with our agency, and most importantly, research and implement some changes to my daily routine to help optimize our egg retrieval experience, including adding some more maca root powder to my diet, take more vitamins, and throw in some acupuncture for good measure. And somewhere I’ll have to dig up some lucky socks or maybe I just need a new pair, because let’s just face it — any socks I’ve ever worn before just haven’t been that lucky. (;
So, let’s do this!