I have a fresh transfer scheduled for the end of next week (third attempt with my IPs) and am trying to think of a meaningful gift I can give to IM the day of transfer as a good luck charm or something.. Any suggestions?
Thank you Natasha for my amazing siggy!!
I've given many different things at all the transfers I went through with my FIPs and then with the one I had with my current IPs. This last time I gave a day-by-day pregnancy calendar plus a small collection of board books (I love books, and I love gifting books). My IM has really appreciated the calendar and has referenced it every single day both for my pregnancy as well as for her own surprise pregnancy. She has expressed many times how much she appreciates it. Now I did give these with a lot of optimism and I explained in a card why I chose to give these particular items. If you feel like your IM is bothered a lot by "bad luck" or the like from optimistic gifts I would for sure avoid them. For me I'm just a hopeless optimist and I knew my IM appreciated that about me so I felt it would be fine.
Obviously it assumes that the pregnancy was achieved by "normal" means, boo.
Sidenote: Sorry for the high-jack, but... there should be a surrogate/IPs pregnancy journal. Anyone know of any such thing? Or want to write and publish one?
I ordered a necklace from Etsy to give to IM on transfer day.
Mom to Avery & Camryn
GS x 1 October 7, 2012
Sibling Journey June 2014
Thanks for all of the suggestions ladies! You all have some great ideas!
I think I am going to buy her a turtle charm necklace since turtles are supposed to be a good luck symbol for fertility. I am afraid to get her something the other people will look at and think of babies/infertility because I think she is pretty private about that. And getting her something too optimistic would probably break her heart if our transfer fails. So I think I'm safe buying a turtle necklace. What do you think? I live right by our aquarium and I know they have some gorgeous necklaces with turtle charms. (I actually own a couple of them lol)
December 14th FET of 2 pgd embryos
I calculated our due date to be April 2 (if twins, anytime after March 11 though). Again I know all of that varies and every birth is different!
That's cool about Pisces/Aries connections! All I know is I'm a Libra. Balanced (scales), right?
that is a beautiful necklace!!!!
My our first GC gave me a yellow and green beaded bracelet with a turtle charm. She had one too. Will be wearing it again this time for good luck since it certainly worked last time!
Shana, mom to Gavriel, Ilan, and Nadav, and wife to Ari.
FIM to our amazing Super Jenn (73butterflykiss)
& matched with the wonderful Kim (peachysurro) for journey #2!
My frat twins blessed through surrogacy!