Monday, August 3, 2009

What a crazy day!

So, while we were able to stick to most of today's agenda, BOTH of the potatoes' telephones died in CT! Now, what is the chance of THAT?

We woke up at 5am, and were on the road by 7am, arriving at the Clinic at 9:30am, just as Jane pulled in. Jane got to meet the moms, and then we all went up to "the room" and hung out chatting. Jane was taken in to get prepped, and Dr. H (H for Handsome) met with us momentarily for an update and overview (and to meet the moms).

According to Dr. H, we each had good embryos growing, but as we all know, they could only select one from Potato #1 and another from Potato #2's batches. The remaining embryos will be grown out a few more days, and the best of them will be cryopreserved.

I'm sure you're asking what these little guys/gals looked like this morning, before the bright lights, makeup and stylists... queue the drum roll please... Rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr...

Potato #1's embryo, more commonly referred to as "el cubanito", is a dashing young embryo who (like his father) enjoys being an immigrant to a foreign land:

Potato #2's embryo, more commonly referred to as "el gringo", is an equally dashing young embryo, who (like his father) enjoys camping out:

Dr. H showed us their pictures prior to transferring them to Jane (below). In the spirit of "Where's Waldo?" can YOU find the eggs? They are there.... in fact, they are in plain site!

Following the transfer, the Potatoes and their moms went out with Jane for lunch, and to get to know more about each other. We had a blast, which served to drive home just how lucky we are to have such a wonderful surrogate working with us to make this happen! :)

Wow - what an exciting day today was!! The next HUGE step is 8/12/09, which is the official pregnancy test. Lets hope that the "cubanito" and "gringo" do well in their new home, and continue to grow!

More updates as they happen - Cheers!

Potato #1


  1. I am so happy for you! Lets hope these two weeks fly by and Jane gets a positive pregnancy test at the end! Stick babies, stick!

  2. From me (GS Surrogate also) to you all, I hope to see that BFP at the end! Good luck!!! FYI, Congratulations on working with "the agency" I am also working with them.

  3. Thanks - we're sooooooo excited!! :)

  4. Good news! The surrogate motherhood makes more and more couples happy and permits to feel the happiness of being a parent bringing up their own child. Isn’t it amazing, is it? But it is not all the countries that allow the carrying out of the program and many couples will have to travel searching for happiness! There will be lots of hidden obstacles on the couples’ way, which emerge due to the imperfection of legal system, dishonest intermediaries and the surrogate mothers. For example, in Russia a surrogate mother can make the choice either give the child to parents or to keep the child with her. In Ukraine a woman who carries a child is not considered as a mother of the child. In the USA the surrogacy is allowed only in several states, and the programs cost exceeds 100 thousand US dollars and it is not everybody who can pay such an amount.