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And where we go from here..

“Congratulations on your successful match meeting”

The email subject was all I needed.


We made the most of our short trip to LA and had a whole day to ourselves to explore.

We weighed our options (and the cab ride prices) and decided to hit Santa Monica pier. To spend the day on the beach, just the two of us. It was such a great day (even if we though we were soaked to our knees and had shoes full of sand)

After a few (sunblockless) hours we headed back to our home sweet home to wait for more news and our next step..

But first.. I had to survive the flight…

Sunburned.. Terrified and still on a high from our match meeting and day at the beach..


We knew this part of the journey can be where things REALLLLLY slow down. Patients is not a virtue I posses so I wasn’t looking forward to this phase.

I was thankful my IM (intended mother) had a short window to make this all happen, we both played “the squeaky wheel gets the grease” card and got things moving WAY faster than I think they would have.

Lawyers were contacted, Contracts were drafted, signed and cosigned.

Then… It arrived..

(Giant box of medication)                                                    (all of my medication organized)

Getting that box of medication was like Christmas. It was SO real at that point. I emailed my IM something like “HOLY CRAP!” (except not really, but I was thinking it..)  Some of my favorite Surro sisters helped me with some ideas on how organize everything and get it all ready.

I started my medication last Thursday. I also have an ultrasound and blood work EVERY WEEK! Basically I am one giant pin cushion right now. But oh my, it’s SOOO worth it.


(That is NOT a muffin top, nor is that a stretch mark. Just so we’re clear!)

Every shot, every pill, every (internal!) ultrasound gets me closer to helping this family I love so much. There is nothing I’d rather be doing..


July 25th.


Keep us in your thoughts and prayers…



  1. SO exciting! Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers!

  2. Ahhhhhh!!!! OMG, I am soooooo excited for you!!!!


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