Our journey through infertility, failed adoptions and now parenthood through the miracle of embryo adoption/donation.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Planning my trip

I should be starting my next cycle in about 2 weeks. At that time I will book my flight and my hotel. I have begun looking into prices and hope to book soon as the prices for flights are already higher than January (that is what I get for choosing Florida!) and hotels are filing up fast. There are no direct flights and I am looking at up to a 5 hour layover. Not exactly how I would choose to spend my time, but give me a good book and I am good to go. The prices are at about $400 right now and I pray they don't go over $500 in the next two weeks. We have budgeted $500 and hope to keep it around that. There are many, many hotels to choose from and I am looking at some about a mile from the clinic. I wish they were on the beach but those are all too far out. I will be using a shuttle to and from the airport and a cab to the clinic so something close to the clinic is best. I am thinking of staying at the Wyndham there but have never stayed at one. Does anyone have any experience with them? I really just don't want bed bugs, clean sheets, clean toilet, and no communicable diseases. And a hotel that doesn't glow under a black light would be awesome!!! LOL

We are doing well with raising money. We need a total of $2000. We have $712 in the Baby Fund account right now. One of my moms that I babysit for owes me money (she pays in one lump sum) and from that I will be depositing another $275 as of right now. I also have $130 cash to put in today so that totals $1117. We have a yard sale scheduled on Friday evening and Saturday morning and hope to raise another $100-200 from that. Maybe more! If we have at least $1500 we will definitely proceed. We have decided to put the flight on our credit card if we don't have enough saved but we are hoping not to do that. All in all things are going very, very well!!! I have had two blog readers donate which was a huge blessing. It amazes me how generous people can be to those that they have never met in person.


  1. Godspeed in your fundraising! :)

  2. We have stayed at Wyndham resorts before and have been very pleased- no issues:) Hope this is helpful.
    Good luck with everything, thinking about you all!

  3. So glad everything seems to be coming together!

  4. Best of luck with the trip! I've had good experiences using Hotwire to book hotels, and anything 3.5 star and up will be really nice...

  5. Check with the clinic too...they may get you a corporate rate at a nearby hotel if they have a preferred relationship. I know my clinic here in CA has a couple hotels near by that they contract with and they pass that savings on to the patient.....you just pay directly through the clinic instead of to the hotel. AND....I would love to be one of the BLOG readers who donates to your cause....if you have a paypal please post it. As a fellow embryo donation parent....this is near and dear to my heart and we were so fortunate to be able to afford all our treatments without much hardship. I really feel for folks who have to go into debt just to hae a family. It is not fair and not right.

  6. Hi from ICLW!

    Wishing you the best in your fundraising and this upcoming cycle.

  7. Kd, that is very kind of you. <3 I posted a blog post with the Go Fund Me account and my PP account is under jcmulroney@aol.com.

    And that is great advice about asking the clinic about the hotel rates. I will do that when I call to set up my date. :)

  8. Jen....it is totally free for me to send money thru pay pal as I have it linked to my checking account. Good luck on your next cycle. I will be praying. Our desire for a 2nd child is what lead us to embryo adoption. I know how much completing your family can be just as important as starting your family. Keep the faith. It will all work out.
    kd (I sent money from my paypal...kdsinger11@yahoo.com).

  9. Hello from ICLW. Best of luck with your fundraising and hopefully soon you will be making Maddie a big sister.


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