Sunday, August 31, 2008


Our contract has been signed, notarized and returned along with all of our remaining money. There's nothing left to do from our end except wait for the babies to get here!

Our GPs emailed to tell us that they had signed and returned their contracts, too! As soon as Nightlight receives them all (hopefully Tuesday!) they can send paperwork to our doctors for review and then ship the embryos!

We're at the end of what we'll share about the process until we have a confirmed pregnancy. Diana sent me a note that said:
Your EA timeline is really racing along!! October (target date, right?) is coming up quickly!! You know what that means, don’t you? Everyone who reads your blog is going to be giving you “the look” come October 1st and saying, “Well???? Well??? Well????” LOL

That's precisely why mum (or hopefully, MOM) is the word from here on out. =) We lost a lot in infertility, and one of the things we're trying to hold on to is the joy of planning how we want to tell family and friends that we're expecting and then getting to share the news with them in celebration. It won't be a total surprise in any event, but at least this way we can hang on to a little bit of the surprise element, and then also have the freedom to tell people when we're ready. Also, if for some reason God wills that the first transfer won't take, we'll have the opportunity to grieve privately without unwitting "look" and "Well?????" spoken in anticipation of good news.

Thanks for your understanding! We've been so public about our journey and we do want to publicly celebrate if and when the time comes, but all in due time!

At this point we don't know how long it will take the doctor to review everything and give his approval for our clinic to receive the embryos, and we have no idea where I'll be at in a cycle when that finally happens, so the time line at this point is still a mystery to us, too! But we're praying that it's soon! And we'd love your prayers that it's soon, too. We'd love your prayers that the Embryos arrive here safely, that they thaw successfully and that the transfer will be successful!

I'll still be blogging, I just won't have specific updates about the process.

Thank you!

In other news, check out this crazy lightning storm we got the other night. I felt like I was in an 80s discotheque! This was through our front window. (Unlike DH, I wasn't crazy enough to go out and stand in it!) At this point in the storm there was no thunder, no rain, and very little wind. It was very eerie!


  1. This is so so exciting! I will be praying like crazy for you guys both to have continued great news in the months ahead. I truly am so delighted to read this post!

  2. Yay! May it all go very, very well. Hee, "mom"'s the word, indeed! :) God bless you two, Jen!

  3. Congratulations on reaching this point! I have truly delighted in sharing in your journey, while wondering how my own will differ from yours. I'll keep up the prayers!

    - Andrea

  4. Praying! Praying! Praying! I am so excited for you guys. You have been waiting a long time for this, and I know God will reward you for your patience.

  5. Congratulations!!

    I just started reading your Blog today so I'll have some catching up to do while you are not updating as much. I wish you baby dust and sticky vibes.

  6. Congratulations!!! And mum's the word!! Good luck and blessings from here on out!!

    Thanks for the video of the storm!! Wasn't it LOVELY!?!?! But I would have been happier NOT to have been out in it!!

    Lots of love,

  7. Woo hoo! I'm so glad you've come so far in such a relatively short period of time with this process. It's time for the really exciting stuff to begin!!!

    Oh and the lightning...we get that all the time in our neck of the woods. It scared me the first few times, but now I don't know if I could have rain without all the thunder & lightning :)

  8. Congratulations! I wish you a short and speedy wait.

  9. Congratulations!! What exciting news!!!

  10. {{{HUGS}}} and prayers for you and Todd!