Monday, February 4, 2013

Medical Screenings..

Whew! It's Monday already and last week FLEW by! Last Thursday we flew to Connecticut for our medical screenings. (By "we" I mean Sean and I.) That day was a whirl wind. We were up at 2:30 a.m. and out the door by 3:15, to the airport by 4:30 and in the air by 6:00 a.m. We had an hour layover in San Francisco, we swapped planes and then set off for 6.5 hours in the air to New York. We got into NY by 5:00 and were shuttled to our hotel by 6:30. (exhausted yet? Cause I am STILL recovering. lol) As soon as we got to the hotel our IP's (intended parents) were waiting for us! It was so awesome to meet them. (For now I am going to leave there names private, out of respect for them.) We headed across the street from our hotel to a Chinese restaurant. Can I just say that it has got to be a requirement that everyone in or around New York has to be rude? To say our service was bad is an understatement.  Anyway, not to focus on the little things.. We sat and chatted with our IP's for a good 2 and a 1/2 hours.. at least. It was so cool! It was like catching up with old friends. I didn't know what to expect to be honest but I expected to feel a little awkward at first? There was none of that. Afterwards we left and went back to the hotel. We waited in the lobby with our IP's until there cab came and then we went up to our room and crashed. That was the best nights sleep I have been blessed with in a LONG time! LOL. Friday was just as hectic as Thursday. We were up by 8:00 a.m., to breakfast by 8:45 and to the IVF clinic by 9:45. The clinic was very nice, the staff was awesome and our screenings only took about an hour and a 1/2 from start to finish. Blood drawn, consultations on the upcoming appointments and a brief class on injections. The last was my ultrasound to make sure this baby's "apartment" is that of functioning standards. (: 
 When we left the clinic we had roughly two hours to waste before we were shuttled back to the airport for our flight home. We decided to walk down the street from the hotel and check out some local shops. To say that I am a California girl is an understatement. 35 degree's is a lot colder then it looks on my iphone weather app!  We grabbed some lunch and then went back to the hotel to hang out in the lobby for a bit. Our shuttle picked us up at 2:00, we flew out at 5:00, we landed in San Francisco at 9:00 and we were home by midnight. Right? Like I said, still recovering.. (:
 Saturday and Sunday were just as hectic and busy! Saturday Sean and I both returned to work. Me from 10:00-5:00 and Sean from 11:00-7:30. After work the girls and I drove down to get Cooper from DeeDee (my aunt) in Palm Springs and then BACK up here and home by 10:30. Sunday was far from a day of rest but still fun none the less. (:
 So, to close, I'll say that though it was a LOT of travel, it was a great experience and I look forward to this journey with our IP's. (who seem just as excited!)


  1. It's a whirlwind trip, that's for sure! Next stop...meds! :-)

    1. It really was! lol, I know, were just waiting on our contracts to be finished up and then they will start sending me to a local facility! EEK! :D