Onward! Once we were matched, we had to go through contracts. UGH! I think this is likely the least favorite portion of a journey. Mostly because it can be lengthy, and dealing with attorneys, (yes, they have one and I have one), can be a tad frustrating. However, it's not a terrible ordeal. It is mostly streamlined because contracts are baseline. They add in and take away things in contracts […]
The Surrogacy Experience Blog
August 15, 2017
June 19, 2017
Match Made in Surrogacy
June 1, 2017
Hi everyone, it's Ashley Boulton again. That's right, AGAIN! We are embarking on another journey. This is not a sibling journey, but a journey for a new couple in our lives. Before I begin on the current, and very wonderful journey, I will recap my previous journey.
November 16, 2016
Hello everyone. Well, I went in for another scan on Monday to see the baby and we are right at 8 weeks exactly. While it's still a bunch of white squiggles on a screen with a lump here and there, I was happy to see that baby is getting so much bigger. The baby is about the size of a kidney bean and waht I could make out on the screen was little arm buds developing. Baby’s legs were a bit more […]
November 5, 2016
October 20, 2016
The dreaded two week wait. Any woman who has ever done IVF for any reason knows how hard that two weeks can be. You sit around waiting, wondering if you have a life growing inside of you or it didn’t take for some reason. You worry about taking your meds and if the 14 grams of caffeine in your hot chocolate is going to affect the chances of success- or affect the development of the baby. You have […]
October 20, 2016
Flying back to Connecticut was an interesting adventure which involved a stop in Atlanta, Georgia (we live in OH). We didn’t mind this odd diversion, mostly because I collect a deck of playing cards whenever I go to a new airport. Generally airports have several options with their state’s name on them, and I use these in my classroom for games and math practice. My students seems to like choosing […]
October 5, 2016
I am so excited to report that my cycle is right on target for transfer in a week and a half. I had three visits to the monitoring clinic, once per week on Wednesdays, in order to watch my hormone levels and check my uterine lining. They are looking for proper estrogen and progesterone levels as well as watching my thyroid levels and I imagine other things.
October 3, 2016
September 29, 2016
As a surrogate, being matched to an intended family is truly the quickest part of the process. Of course, we can’t rush a pregnancy, but the road to even getting pregnant is a long one full of waiting for one person or another; thank goodness I am a patient person. But for me my least favorite part of the process is without a doubt the contract.