The final prep is under way. Yes...final prep. Okay, not all of the prep is being done NOW. But the big things, flights, cabs, hotels, appointments. They are all being booked in advance...SOON. How crazy is that?!
I have now been speaking to my IF's for 9w5d. There is exactly 7 weeks, 1 hour and 43 minutes until my appointment at the clinic.
Have I mentioned that I'm excited?
I think that it just hit me.
I also just watched a video of someone giving themselves a PIO (progesterone in oil) shot...and I thought to myself...I am definitely going to need to reward myself with a cookie every day. It took her about an hour to inject it all. Okay, more like 10 seconds, but I know it'll seem like an hour. It's super super thick (think of injecting...vegetable oil into your bum...close comparison).
So...other things I've done lately that HAVEN'T scared the crap out of me in preparing for this journey include looking for floor plans for the Montreal airport so that I know where I'm going to be going in the time I have there in between flights. Although I love an adventure, I also like to be prepared. Getting to the next gate on time is pretty important to me. I will be going through the SAME airport to get back, by the end of this trip, I'll be completely prepared for when I go for my transfer. Neato!
So...7 weeks. 7 weeks to make sure I am 100% prepared for the entire trip.
I'm always nervous when meeting new people who I haven't known for long. When they meet me at the airport, do I run and jump and hug them? Do I wear a business suit and greet them with a handshake and stern face? I know I know...probably somewhere in between. But WHERE in between?
Hair up...or hair down?
Make up...no make up?
Glasses aren't an option...if I don't wear them...I won't be able to see anything and I will most likely end up walking into the gate on the way out. That would be a great first impression!
I had received some questions, and thought that it would be nice to put some questions and answers into a blog, so my next blog will be questions and answers, most of them are my OPINION and not just run of the mill questions, but many are to do with surrogacy, and I think that it's important that people feel free to ask questions.
I have also noticed lately (and it bothered me) that my grammar has gotten horrible! Being a stay at home mom has ruined my writing skills haha.
Alexandra has a few more weeks of preschool...her graduation is coming up...wow!
Gabriel is going to be 3 in 18 days. We're working slowly (no rush) on potty training. He's definitely not my little baby anymore.
Evan is always changing and learning. Today he let go of my leg while standing to play with a toy...he'll be walking in no time. He's also become quite the screecher. Goodness.
Josh is applying for college courses. Life has really hit our relationship the last few years though.
The house is super messy the last few days. I think I'm fighting off a cold...boo!
I promise to update on those Q&A's :)
Have a wonderful week everyone!