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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

ICLW

So, it's the beginning of ICLW and I figured it would probably help to give a quick background to any newcomers to my blog.

I'm Caba. I'm 34, and have been happily married to my DH for 5 years (in December). We started TTC about a year later, and nothing happened. After a year of trying/testing, we found out we had a whole slew of issues, and IVF/ICSI was the road we were going to have to go down. We consider ourselves extremely lucky to have been successful on our first cycle. Two embies in, two babies out. That would be our little lady, Boots, and our little gentleman, Mr Moop. They are 18 months and nothing but trouble. But wonderful trouble.

This blog was never a ttc blog. I started it after the twins were born. It has slightly morphed into being a little bit about me, but mostly about the kids. It's going to go through another morphing again, as I start the next very very exciting journey of my life.

My sister is my best friend and one of the most important people in my life. I talk to her every single day, and see her almost every day. Although I know that when she stops by every day it has nothing to do with me and everything to do with Boots and the Moop. Regardless of that, my sister has had a bit of a journey. The details will be hazy, as it's not my story to tell. But she has been dealing with infertility for a long time as well. But recently was diagnosed with breast cancer. Thankfully it was found early and she will be fine. But her cancer was estrogen driven, and she still needs to go through radiation. So when all is done, her doctors all agree that she should never get pregnant. This is where I come in.

I have offered to be a gestational carrier for her and her husband. They honored me by agreeing. We are starting this amazing journey and all very excited. They will be doing a fresh IVF cycle with her eggs and her husbands sperm, and I'm just offering up a uterus for nine months, give or take. We had our "All Day" at the clinic today and things look really good. Looks like we will be cycling late November/ Early December. So this blog will turn into a lot of the surrogacy story.

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you continue to check in!

Caba

13 comments:

Stacie said...

Caba! That is great news! What an exciting journey to take together, not to mention what a profound statement of love for your sister. I wish you only success and 9 months of gestating very soon!!!

(my cousin also did this although she was carried for someone her agency set her up with)

Topcat said...

Caba. You totally rock, you know!!!!!!! XOXOXOX

KandiB said...

Thanks for sharing your story. It's so sweet. There are tears on my keyboard. I wish you all the very, very best of luck. ICLW

motheringmymiraclemultiples said...

I said it once and I will say it again...what an amazing gift for your sister.

Wishing you all the best!

Kristine said...

What a wonderful thing you are doing for your sister! So exciting!

I loved being pregnant and so wish I could do it again.

Here from ICLW.

Echloe said...

Caba. Can I just say that I wish you were my sister? That is the sweetest thing you could do for someone. I hope it all works out and there is a another set of twins in the family soon.

ICLW

Jenn said...

Good luck! (ICLW)

anna said...

Wow! You're awesome!!! I will definitely be tagging along for the ride and am hoping this all goes smoothly for you and your family. Did I mention that I think what you're doing is awesome?!

Trish said...

Wow -you are a very special person ...what a precious gift you will be giving.
I know another lady being a gestational carrier.

Here from IComLeavWe... (adoption,pregnancy loss, IVF twins)
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Dawn's Recipes / The Baby Blog said...

Wow, that's wonderful! Your sister is so lucky to have a sibling like you! I wish you and your sister all the best!

Ginny said...

Hey, here from ICLW. I'm tagging ya, hope you play along ~ http://scrappyd.blogspot.com/2008/10/ive-been-tagged.html

Andrea said...

What an amazing thing to do for your sister! I look forward to reading your journey as a surrogate!

ICLW.

Gemini Girl said...

OMG Caba! You are amazing. I truly believe bec you have been through it, your heart is in it. Your sister is luicky, you are lucky and this baby (or babies) will be lucky. Sending you luch love from ny!!!