May 5, 2010

Been a while

Well, its has been a while since we have posted. We moved a few months ago and are spending loads of time in our gardens and working on redecorating the inside of the house. We are looking for the perfect light fixture for our front entrance - it must be grand and unsual (not off the shelf at Home Depot). The entrance is semi large and requires a wow factor! And of course, the dreaded Mothers Day is this weekend. Enough said.
We are not pregnant, we need to do another IVF cycle here and we need to see if we have MRSA. Yes, thats right, Methicillin Resistan Staph Aureus. Evil dog has this lovely skin infection which can move to humans. I have signs of it and so does Mark. I am waiting on test results any day now. I guess we should not create MRSA positive embryos huh? My work being an International company, has a program where they encourage the whole company to exercise in the month of May. You make teams, log workout minutes and hopefully feel better. I think they should do this every month - may help with the enormous stress and stupidity!!
On the surrogacy front, blogland has been quiet. This week has picked up with some sad sad news from one couple and an exciting video from another. In what other part of your life are the emotions this raw at the click of a button? None! This is why I don't stress the little things like traffic or slow service at a restaurant. Surrogacy has made me be a wine drinker. Yes, wine, red and bottles of it. We say we have finally "grown up" but this is a cover for the need to numb the emotions for a short period of time. I recommend it. Not everyday. We have made this our Saturday ritual. Work in the garden, dream of better days, turn on the bbq, open the wine and enjoy! I guess we are just embracing the little things in life, and most importantly each other. You all know how tight the budget gets with surrogacy, so $17.00 on a bottle is about all we can splurge on.
Enjoy the day, buy a nice bottle and join us Saturday night!

13 comments:

  1. I always pray for you and Mark, but I will keep you very clsoe in prayer on Sunday. I remember the sadness for myself way back in the day, and much more recently for Carrie-Jo. I hope you will be able to feel my arms around you from afar. Love, GeGe

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  2. Kerrie, you and Mark are such wonderful people. I read somewhere that dealing with infertility is as devastating emotionally as dealing with a death in the family. I would definitely agree with that but on the other hand I think it is hard to find closure and the pain can be ongoing.

    I can't tell you how much I admire how you guys have dealt with the hardships and trials you have been through.

    Hugs,
    Amber

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  3. Thanks for your remarks on our blog. I'm glad we could share that moment with this community and look forward to you reciprocating very soon! Until then, ching-ching - a toast to your journey and it's soon to come positive turn....drink up! Best regards.

    (By the way, I'm a fan of the Charles Shaw '2-Buck Chuck' wine from Trader Joe's if you have one nearby!)

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  4. Your Saturdays sound like ours (it really is the little things in life :). Keep us posted on the results from your test, and we hope you are able to move forward again very soon.

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  5. Happy to hear about the new house, and hope it has lots of room for the little ones who will be along soon. We'll join you in a glass of wine this Sat, and think fondly of our time in India. Micah sends a big hug!

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  6. Yay to wine! Enjoy, you'll get there.

    Amani xxx

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  7. Wine has become a more frequent libation in our house since starting this surrogacy as well. Here's to hoping you don't have MRSA...Cheers!

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  8. Kerrie and Mark, you've done it tough for so long now. I'm glad you're so in love and you can look to the future and enjoy the simple things in life 'while you wait'. it isn't easy, i know.

    much love to you both. drink up while you can, cause little baby won't let you be self-indulgent! it's something i'm coming to terms with now! ;)

    xxx

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  9. We will definitely join you on Saturday for a wine. Cheers to good news, great friends and good health!!!

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  10. Trader Joes is not in Canada, but I will look in the Cali section for the Charles Shaw..maybe a Merlot?

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  11. Well Kerrie, we have been the last ones in line, but we'll surely get there. We have done much shifting around as you guys have financially and because of our determination, we'll be sharing photos in no time...wine has become the 3rd party in our house (only once in a while) but i can definately relate hun...onto attempt #3, nothing certain after that for us.

    All the best hun!! together we can, you and I!!

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  12. Then cheers from your neighbours!

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  13. i miss those days for sure of catching a nice buzz on a lazy weekend night.... hang in there, just a little longer please. you will reach your goals of becoming parents for sure.

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