Gabby sent me a 9 week (ok 9.5 week) baby bump picture last night.
Well, I definitely see a bump! Haha, I think she has a PIO needle in her hand in that pic. We're actually on a 8 day countdown till the end of progesterone! They told her August 10th is the last day. That will probably feel pretty great to her.
The social worker we both saw as one of the prerequisites to starting the gestational carrier cycle called me again today. I don't know if I mentioned last week that after the u/s I was so upset I wanted the SW to call me. That's what she's there for, and I figured I need to talk to someone. We do see an infertility counselor locally, or rather a counselor we see to talk about infertility, but she actually doesn't know anything about infertility. No one in this area does. I was a mess on the phone with the SW last week and she said she'd call me this week to check in.
The call was pretty brief, I was much less emotional this time than last time (though I got more emotional just by talking to her). I guess I've just accepted the way things are going to be and that we don't really have a choice. I've been also "talking" to some other people on the Resolve boards who are in the midst of surrogacy or have done it themselves and they have been extremely helpful in their responses as well. I may only have a lot of online support, but I appreciate all of you and everyone who reaches out - it really helps a lot.