It seemed like it was going to be forever until July, 11th came, but it finally did. On July 11th Jessica had her appt. with her Ob to discuss her plans to be our gestational carrier. She let me know after the appt that it went great! Her Ob will be writing her clearance letter and sending it along with all of her pregnancy related medical records to our RE asap.
Step one down. Now to try and make it through the next 6 weeks until she meets with our RE on August 23rd. At that appt. he will do a multitude of tests, and if he clears her as well, then we can officially get started!
Jessica also let me know that this was the first time that she had openly discussed being a gestational carrier to anyone outside of family and close friends. She said she left the appt. feeling excited. I was happy to hear that the appt. went well but I was even happier hearing her say that she was so excited. A lot of what I learned about finding the right carrier revolves around having one that really wants to do it, and for the right reasons. You don't want someone who feels guilted into it or just wants money. Instead you want someone who enjoys being pregnant and truly wants to help.
Jessica also visited my babies last month. I loved hearing that she took time out to go visit them. She even got these pinwheels for there graves.
Also, I created a tab on the top for anyone who wants to just follow along with our gestational carrier journey. There I will also be including/updating all of the costs incurred for this process.