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thekangawomb's Instagram Photo - How about some #ThrowbackThursday?
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This was when I was pregnant with the twins-- they decided it would be the perfect moment to start kicking! Now they're keeping their dads busy running around the house and talking up a storm. Can't wait to see them as big brothers!!

How about some #ThrowbackThursday? . This was when I was pregnant with the twins-- they decided it would be the perfect moment to start kicking! Now they're keeping their dads busy running around the house and talking up a storm. Can't wait to see them as big brothers!!

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thekangawomb's Instagram Photo - See that little white line in there?
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That's where the embryo is.
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Everything went just fine, no issues at all other than an uncomfortably full bladder. We had a 6-day embryo, graded BB, that showed signs of hatching prior to transfer. Both doc and embryologist seem confident.
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And now.... we wait!

See that little white line in there? . That's where the embryo is. . Everything went just fine, no issues at all other than an uncomfortably full bladder. We had a 6-day embryo, graded BB, that showed signs of hatching prior to transfer. Both doc and embryologist seem confident. . And now.... we wait!

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thekangawomb's Instagram Photo - Need to have a full bladder for the procedure. Chug, girl! 45 minutes to go!

Need to have a full bladder for the procedure. Chug, girl! 45 minutes to go!

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thekangawomb's Instagram Photo - I can't believe it's finally here!
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We're leaving the house in about an hour, to drive for almost three hours, to wait for another half hour, and THEN it's transfer time. And don't forget the full bladder along the way!
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I'm excited, and nervous, and just so, SO ready. Let's do this 😁

I can't believe it's finally here! . We're leaving the house in about an hour, to drive for almost three hours, to wait for another half hour, and THEN it's transfer time. And don't forget the full bladder along the way! . I'm excited, and nervous, and just so, SO ready. Let's do this 😁

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thekangawomb's Instagram Photo - We're almost there!
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#embryotransfer #transferday #surrogacy #surrogacyjourney #surrogate #gestationalsurrogate #secondtimesurrogate #ivf #pregnancy #gaydads #twodadsarebetterthanone #lovemakesafamily #well #loveandscience #inthiscase

We're almost there! . #embryotransfer #transferday #surrogacy #surrogacyjourney #surrogate #gestationalsurrogate #secondtimesurrogate #ivf #pregnancy #gaydads #twodadsarebetterthanone #lovemakesafamily #well #loveandscience #inthiscase

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thekangawomb's Instagram Photo - First day of Progesterone injections today.... .
#progesterone #progesteroneinoil #progesteroneinjections #ouch #didntmissthis #worthit #butow #ivf #surrogacy #surrogacyjourney #secondtimesurrogate #letsmakeababy #sixdaystogo

First day of Progesterone injections today.... . #progesterone #progesteroneinoil #progesteroneinjections #ouch #didntmissthis #worthit #butow #ivf #surrogacy #surrogacyjourney #secondtimesurrogate #letsmakeababy #sixdaystogo

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thekangawomb's Instagram Photo - Last Friday's appointment showed that my uterine lining was too thin to more forward with the embryo transfer. It was measuring at 6.4cm, where a transfer requires a measurement of 7cm or greater.
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So, we increased my estrogen dosage-- in addition to three pills a day, I started using estrogen patches. Holy hormones, Batman!! I was a crying mess all week.
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But! It paid off! My follow up was this morning, and my lining is now measuring at 10cm πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ .
We're back on track for our embryo transfer, for next Thursday. Here's hoping for no more speed bumps!

Last Friday's appointment showed that my uterine lining was too thin to more forward with the embryo transfer. It was measuring at 6.4cm, where a transfer requires a measurement of 7cm or greater. . So, we increased my estrogen dosage-- in addition to three pills a day, I started using estrogen patches. Holy hormones, Batman!! I was a crying mess all week. . But! It paid off! My follow up was this morning, and my lining is now measuring at 10cm πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ . We're back on track for our embryo transfer, for next Thursday. Here's hoping for no more speed bumps!

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thekangawomb's Instagram Photo - Where is the time going!?
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My IPs just called to tell me that they selected their embryo for the transfer. Our transfer date is coming up so fast-- there's just two weeks and a day left to go. We're finishing up some paperwork, staying steady on meds, and full speed ahead.
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What are some of your favorite Transfer Day traditions? Lucky socks, lucky shirts, pineapple for breakfast....?

Where is the time going!? . My IPs just called to tell me that they selected their embryo for the transfer. Our transfer date is coming up so fast-- there's just two weeks and a day left to go. We're finishing up some paperwork, staying steady on meds, and full speed ahead. . What are some of your favorite Transfer Day traditions? Lucky socks, lucky shirts, pineapple for breakfast....?

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thekangawomb's Instagram Photo - Apparently it's Sweetest Day today! Since there's a half hour left, I still have time to shout out to my sweetest πŸ’•
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This is my Jeffrey. The one who holds and calms me when we're waiting on test results, who gives me butt shots because I'm too scared to do it myself, who ties my shoes when I'm too pregnant to reach, who runs out for chocolate at odd hours and brings me Chinese when I need it... and so very, very much more. I couldn't wish for a better partner, especially going through my surrogate journeys.
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I am the luckiest πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

Apparently it's Sweetest Day today! Since there's a half hour left, I still have time to shout out to my sweetest πŸ’• . This is my Jeffrey. The one who holds and calms me when we're waiting on test results, who gives me butt shots because I'm too scared to do it myself, who ties my shoes when I'm too pregnant to reach, who runs out for chocolate at odd hours and brings me Chinese when I need it... and so very, very much more. I couldn't wish for a better partner, especially going through my surrogate journeys. . I am the luckiest πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

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thekangawomb's Instagram Photo - Had a successful lining check appointment this morning! Everything looks great, and we're moving forward into next steps. .
Tomorrow starts estradiol, folbic acid, Vitamin D, and decreased lupron doses. Our next lining check is Nov 3rd-- a week before the transfer.
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I can't believe it's coming on so fast, y'all. Baby number three is going to be here before we know it! ☺️

Had a successful lining check appointment this morning! Everything looks great, and we're moving forward into next steps. . Tomorrow starts estradiol, folbic acid, Vitamin D, and decreased lupron doses. Our next lining check is Nov 3rd-- a week before the transfer. . I can't believe it's coming on so fast, y'all. Baby number three is going to be here before we know it! ☺️

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thekangawomb's Instagram Photo - Up next: lupron injections. .
These lovely little things start Tuesday morning. They're not terribly painful-- bit of a stick, but if you hold your skin right, you can barely feel it sometimes.
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I remember the worst part being taking the needle out. If I angled the thing any direction as it was coming out, it would leave quite the little bruise. The new trick became finding new spots to poke that weren't bruised or swollen!
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Someone reminded me that our transfer is just a month from tomorrow-- I can't believe it's coming up so fast! It's all a game of hurry up and wait until suddenly, there we are. Ever the adventure ☺️

Up next: lupron injections. . These lovely little things start Tuesday morning. They're not terribly painful-- bit of a stick, but if you hold your skin right, you can barely feel it sometimes. . I remember the worst part being taking the needle out. If I angled the thing any direction as it was coming out, it would leave quite the little bruise. The new trick became finding new spots to poke that weren't bruised or swollen! . Someone reminded me that our transfer is just a month from tomorrow-- I can't believe it's coming up so fast! It's all a game of hurry up and wait until suddenly, there we are. Ever the adventure ☺️

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thekangawomb's Instagram Photo - Had my hysteroscopy today!! πŸŽ‰ Everything went perfectly, and I have "a beautiful uterus." Weird medical compliments are the best compliments.
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I'm surprised by how fast it went... and how much it hurt. Brief stabbing pain is still stabbing pain. Not a fun time. I thought the worst thing would be the overfull bladder. Surprise!
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Our first time around, our practice was still doing the saline ultrasound for this step. Still not comfortable, but since they're not poking through the cervix, it's not as bad. Going to spend the rest of the day cuddled up with my kitties and some chocolate. Two of the best cures for anything.
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And now that that's done... we're another step closer! Lupron injections start next Tuesday!

Had my hysteroscopy today!! πŸŽ‰ Everything went perfectly, and I have "a beautiful uterus." Weird medical compliments are the best compliments. . I'm surprised by how fast it went... and how much it hurt. Brief stabbing pain is still stabbing pain. Not a fun time. I thought the worst thing would be the overfull bladder. Surprise! . Our first time around, our practice was still doing the saline ultrasound for this step. Still not comfortable, but since they're not poking through the cervix, it's not as bad. Going to spend the rest of the day cuddled up with my kitties and some chocolate. Two of the best cures for anything. . And now that that's done... we're another step closer! Lupron injections start next Tuesday!

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thekangawomb's Instagram Photo - Every day is getting us closer!
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I just got some more paperwork from our IVF coordinator, and we now have an official transfer date! β˜ΊοΈπŸŽ‰πŸ’•
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After the hysteroscopy on October 3rd, we have 7 weeks of medications-- including the ever-delightful butt shots-- and a single embryo transfer scheduled for November 9th! The timing is just neat, too, since yesterday was our transfer anniversary for the twins-- I can't believe it's been two years already!
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The IFs and I are so excited for round two. I picked up all of my medications over the weekend, so we're all ready to go! Now, it's just the wait....

Every day is getting us closer! . I just got some more paperwork from our IVF coordinator, and we now have an official transfer date! β˜ΊοΈπŸŽ‰πŸ’• . After the hysteroscopy on October 3rd, we have 7 weeks of medications-- including the ever-delightful butt shots-- and a single embryo transfer scheduled for November 9th! The timing is just neat, too, since yesterday was our transfer anniversary for the twins-- I can't believe it's been two years already! . The IFs and I are so excited for round two. I picked up all of my medications over the weekend, so we're all ready to go! Now, it's just the wait....

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modernfamilysurrogacycenter's Instagram Photo - We are so excited for our wonderful surrogate Natalie who had her embryo transfer!! How awesome to have her surro-sister Susan with her!! We love you girls!!! #secondtimesurrogate #happytransferday #surrogacy #mfsc #modernfamilysurrogacy #surrogacylove #surrogatesrock #askushow

We are so excited for our wonderful surrogate Natalie who had her embryo transfer!! How awesome to have her surro-sister Susan with her!! We love you girls!!! #secondtimesurrogate #happytransferday #surrogacy #mfsc #modernfamilysurrogacy #surrogacylove #surrogatesrock #askushow

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thekangawomb's Instagram Photo - How about some #FridayIntroductions!
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My name is Josie, and I'm a second-time gestational surrogate from Northeast Ohio. I'm kept busy by my fiancé, two kids, two cats, and my budding photography business. At my best, I'm easily excited and everything is my favorite-- think Will Ferrell in Elf, with a little more social tact.
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I was drawn to surrogacy as a result of my own adventures in healthcare. I was diagnosed with PCOS when I was 14 years old. Before I even had a sense of what I wanted my adult life to look like, I was told I would very likely never have children. I spent the next five years completely devastated-- worse still when my long-time boyfriend and I got engaged and started talking about our future together. We considered what our options might be for building our family, talking through everything from adoption to IVF to surrogacy. Amazingly, though, we got pregnant unexpectedly, and I carried our daughter safely to term. (Now she's starting second grade and breaking my heart with the whole growing up thing)
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When my now-fiancé and I had the conversation, he was very decidedly disinterested in having more children. His son was eight when we started dating, and my daughter was three-- that was more than enough for him. I had hoped he might change his mind later, but his will is much stronger than mine. So I had to consider whether that was a deal-breaker for me. Would I regret not having more children? Was it worth staying in this relationship? And after some deep digging, I realized I really just wanted to experience pregnancy again. I was so thrilled when I realized I could get pregnant, and so loved the experience, that once just wasn't enough for me. Our own family was complete, but I wanted the joy of kicking feet and tiny heartbeats again. .
I was already seeing a gynecologist at a specialized practice, since he had expertise in treating PCOS, so I mentioned it in passing during our annual exam. (As I was told later, this maybe wasn't the best time to ask). We had a consultation, and got things started. It was one of the most amazing years of my life, and I'm really excited to start the journey again this Fall ☺️

How about some #FridayIntroductions! . My name is Josie, and I'm a second-time gestational surrogate from Northeast Ohio. I'm kept busy by my fiancé, two kids, two cats, and my budding photography business. At my best, I'm easily excited and everything is my favorite-- think Will Ferrell in Elf, with a little more social tact. . I was drawn to surrogacy as a result of my own adventures in healthcare. I was diagnosed with PCOS when I was 14 years old. Before I even had a sense of what I wanted my adult life to look like, I was told I would very likely never have children. I spent the next five years completely devastated-- worse still when my long-time boyfriend and I got engaged and started talking about our future together. We considered what our options might be for building our family, talking through everything from adoption to IVF to surrogacy. Amazingly, though, we got pregnant unexpectedly, and I carried our daughter safely to term. (Now she's starting second grade and breaking my heart with the whole growing up thing) . When my now-fiancé and I had the conversation, he was very decidedly disinterested in having more children. His son was eight when we started dating, and my daughter was three-- that was more than enough for him. I had hoped he might change his mind later, but his will is much stronger than mine. So I had to consider whether that was a deal-breaker for me. Would I regret not having more children? Was it worth staying in this relationship? And after some deep digging, I realized I really just wanted to experience pregnancy again. I was so thrilled when I realized I could get pregnant, and so loved the experience, that once just wasn't enough for me. Our own family was complete, but I wanted the joy of kicking feet and tiny heartbeats again. . I was already seeing a gynecologist at a specialized practice, since he had expertise in treating PCOS, so I mentioned it in passing during our annual exam. (As I was told later, this maybe wasn't the best time to ask). We had a consultation, and got things started. It was one of the most amazing years of my life, and I'm really excited to start the journey again this Fall ☺️

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thekangawomb's Instagram Photo - The results are in....
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NO VIRUS! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰
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The original tests must have been showing a false positive. It was a weird, fluke thing, and the specialist is still a little stumped, but I've been officially cleared for pregnancy!
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Talking to one of the IFs last night, we were both so relieved, and there was a sense of recommitment to going through with this second journey. Everything about this time around has been different, but we aren't going to let that stop us.
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Now that we're back on track, the timeline is a hysteroscopy in mid-September, beginning hormones shortly after, and the embryo transfer in mid- to late-November.
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Fingers crossed for no more delays!!

The results are in.... . NO VIRUS! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ . The original tests must have been showing a false positive. It was a weird, fluke thing, and the specialist is still a little stumped, but I've been officially cleared for pregnancy! . Talking to one of the IFs last night, we were both so relieved, and there was a sense of recommitment to going through with this second journey. Everything about this time around has been different, but we aren't going to let that stop us. . Now that we're back on track, the timeline is a hysteroscopy in mid-September, beginning hormones shortly after, and the embryo transfer in mid- to late-November. . Fingers crossed for no more delays!!

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thekangawomb's Instagram Photo - I'm taking a break from worrying today and focusing on what's really important: love.
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I have been so lucky as a surrogate, not only to experience the joy of giving birth and helping grow a family, but also to be welcomed into that family by such wonderful people. And what has made me the happiest, through this whole journey, has been seeing them happy. At the twins' birth, and every new milestone they reach, I see a new wave of happiness move through their parents. Seeing that has made all the journey worth it-- the highs and lows, the celebrations and the struggles. I get such joy from watching them move through the wonder that is parenthood. .
And I truly mean it when I say I love these people.
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We have been through so much together already-- the first round of testing, the failure of our first transfer, the loss of my grandfather, the loss of both parents for one of them, a handful of preterm labor scares, a rather traumatic c-section, and so much more in between. In the last two years, we have depended on each other, held each other up, loved and cared for each other the way a family should. And I am so incredibly lucky to be a part of their family, and have them as a part of mine.
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I love them all so very, very much, as much as they love me and my family. No matter what new adventures we face in our second journey, I know they'll be right beside me. We'll face it all together. And we'll be just fine. πŸ’•

I'm taking a break from worrying today and focusing on what's really important: love. . I have been so lucky as a surrogate, not only to experience the joy of giving birth and helping grow a family, but also to be welcomed into that family by such wonderful people. And what has made me the happiest, through this whole journey, has been seeing them happy. At the twins' birth, and every new milestone they reach, I see a new wave of happiness move through their parents. Seeing that has made all the journey worth it-- the highs and lows, the celebrations and the struggles. I get such joy from watching them move through the wonder that is parenthood. . And I truly mean it when I say I love these people. . We have been through so much together already-- the first round of testing, the failure of our first transfer, the loss of my grandfather, the loss of both parents for one of them, a handful of preterm labor scares, a rather traumatic c-section, and so much more in between. In the last two years, we have depended on each other, held each other up, loved and cared for each other the way a family should. And I am so incredibly lucky to be a part of their family, and have them as a part of mine. . I love them all so very, very much, as much as they love me and my family. No matter what new adventures we face in our second journey, I know they'll be right beside me. We'll face it all together. And we'll be just fine. πŸ’•

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modernfamilysurrogacycenter's Instagram Photo - Melissa had her heartbeat ultrasound yesterday & is confirmed to be carrying a singleton for her IPs! We are so happy for you all!! #surrogacy #surrogate #modernfamilysurrogacy #singleton #askushow #heartbeatultrasound #IVF #melissarocks #surrogacyrocks #secondtimesurrogate

Melissa had her heartbeat ultrasound yesterday & is confirmed to be carrying a singleton for her IPs! We are so happy for you all!! #surrogacy #surrogate #modernfamilysurrogacy #singleton #askushow #heartbeatultrasound #ivf #melissarocks #surrogacyrocks #secondtimesurrogate

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