Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Updates!

First of all the Kick starter project I was trying to help get funding has reached their goal! Two hundred and twenty three backers came through with over $25,000 so this great documentary can be made. I am also happy to report that the surrogate in the project, Kelli, is pregnant! I am so excited, not only that More Than a Village- a Tale of Procreation will be made but also that Ian and Troy's family is growing as I type! Congrats everyone!


Next, in a more personal update, Rick and I had our Skype Match Meeting with our potential IPs from Australia and it went very well. We are matched and set to meet the guys in person when they are in the U.S. later this month. I am not going to blog too much because my blogging is one thing that we haven't discussed yet. That will definitely be a topic we will talk about in a few weeks when we meet. I did have written in my Profile that blogging is a MUST this time. I can keep my IP's identity as private as they would like (similar to my first journey where I didn't mention George and Sanj by name until after the birth, with their permission) but that I need to be matched with a couple that doesn't mind me blogging about my journey. It was really hard last time having to be so secretive/vague for (now) obvious reasons, but I can't do that again. And believe me, I was asked.

But I digress . . .

I love reading the IP's Profile and Match Meetings are fun, although a bit nerve wracking. It is a cross between a first date and job interview. I'm going to hold off talking match meetings now because that can be a whole other post, along the lines of the post I did about What to Expect at a Transfer but know that it went great and we're very excited to be moving forward with them. If things get going quickly (picking an Egg Donor, Contracts, etc) we may be trying for an October or November Transfer . . . right around the time Gideon and Harper turn One and Natasha and Anjali turn Three . . . and Sawyer turns Five and Ruby turns Ten . . . and will put the birth close to Preston's Ninth Birthday . . . . Holy Cow I've birthed a lot of kids :) LOL

This will be my final journey and I'm going to make the most of it. I am going to enjoy it as much as I can knowing that after this, all my blogging will be updates on my surro kiddos and advice for other Surrogates. Ahhhh, the end of an era . . . but not quite yet.

8 comments:

Andrea said...

I am sooooo excited and thrilled to be cheering you on for your final journey!!!

Madgew said...

Sure it will all work well and we are all along for the ride.

Erica said...

So exciting!! I am just starting out and can't wait to get wonderful IP's!

Jesse said...

I didn't really "find" you until after you last journey, so I am beyond excited to follow you on this one! Yay!!!

Kelli said...

Thank you for your support on our project! We're all excited it was funded and can continue.

Good luck on your match meeting! They are nerve-wracking, but I'm sure it'll go great!

Ashley said...

Soooo excited to read all about it when you get that "okay" to do so!! You're going to make me want to catch up with your baby count soon... but I'll just live through your experience for now =)

Susan said...

Hope your in person meeting is wonderful.

LovelyMrsJessica said...

I'm so excited to see you go through your 3rd Journey. Obviously i'm a newbie so i missed the first two unfortunately.

I think it's awesome you carry for Gay Men, and i also think it's awesome you're doing it a 3rd time. :)

You're an inspiration that is for sure!