2015 sure was an interesting year.
The year started out with us being disappointed that our 2 embryo transfers with 2 different surrogates did not work in India. We were getting ready to ship our 4 remaining embryos over and try again.
Then, like it seems to always do, things changed.
A family member offered to be our gestational carrier in January.
I admit that I did not get very excited about this at first....we've been burned a couple of times before.
But then things started to fall into place. Her paperwork got sent in to the clinic. The clinic approved her medically. The psychological screening came back OK. We all met to discuss contract terms. We all worked with a lawyer to execute a contact. We had our consent signing. Our GC started her medications. Our GC's lining looked good. One embryo made it to day 5. One embryo was transferred. We had a positive first beta. We had a positive second beta. There was a heartbeat at 5 weeks. The Harmony test came back negative. The nuchal scan came back negative. We made it out of the first trimester. The quad screen came back negative. We made it out of the second trimester.
By yearend our little guy was doing well - measuring right on track and so far seems normal and healthy.
Who would have thought? Especially not us.
What a difference a year makes!