Oct 30, 2008

Network Night Success

We went to the first Network night hosted by Nicolle. Nicolle was so gracious and had lots of yummy eats. The other couples were not up to speed on India surrogacy so we were able to share some basic info. Nicolle spent time on the Canadian law and she detailed her history and experiences with surrogcay, and I felt her very raw emotion come through. Not going into details, I can tell you that Nicolle has been in a situation that I would not want to be in, and she has come through it in a strong way and is now taking her learning and emotions and putting them into an altruistic movement. Good on ya Nicolle!!! I hope the network nights grow in people and topics as I think there is great possibilty to learn alot. My bestest naturopath has said that he will come to be a guset speaker (he's such a great guy). That will be a fun night when he speaks! For Mark and I we continue to wait. Dr L is seeing me on Nov 17th -seems like an eternity away.

Oct 26, 2008

78 cents, yikes!

Have you watched the Canadian dollar dive recently?? So, I have done the math and our bill to India at 78 cents to the dollar is $24,894.674 CDN. Hmm...at 85 cents it would be $22425. , so lets hope the dollar makes and upward gain! Tuesday night brings the first surrogacy network night at Nicolle's office. We are looking forward to it and hope a few people show up and support Nicolle, us and themselves. I think we are very fortunate to have Nicolle on hand, not only for legal advice but for friendship and someone to take a stronghold on the issues and make some strides. The surrogacy support forum is strong and active and full of good news and unfortunately some heartbreaking news. I try to take each announcement in stride knowing that in the near future Mark and I will be enduring the emotional roller coaster of emails and calls from India (hopefully all positive, but realistically who can predict)

Oct 20, 2008

We have good friends!

So many of our friends are supportive and sending us occasional well wishes notes. These people mean the world to us and we wouldn't change them for nuttin! Its so nice that the whole "why don't you adopt" question has not been thrown in our face. I feel my blood boil when I hear this - I know people speak in ignorance but man alive...they should look into adopting then find out the long truth to it! Anywho, home for lunch and feeling great about our friends. Hugs to you all!

Oct 18, 2008

Days are long...

Due diligence takes time and patience. Planning the trip to India is a long process. I've started a new job so I need to plan around TRYING to get a week off. Secondly, my repo doc is not available til November. SO, things are slow and we are filling time working on the basement, reading the support forum and oh ya...physio on my shoulder. Some how I managed to tear the tendons out of my rotator cuff and now spend my days in pain and going to physio. The shoulder will heal and is a distraction from the long wait to India (always put a positive twist right??)
Later this month we are going to a surrogacy network evening with Nicolle (the lawyer), then November the doc, then tests test tests and Mark too...hope his boys can swim to excellence! Then December should brings surrogate profiles and decision numero uno! Then Xmas then drugs and injections then India! sounds simple enough!