So what can I do to prepare for transfer? I decided to put my energy into coming up with the perfect transfer day gift package for Ellen and her husband, Chris. I learned via FB posts and blog posts that in the surro world, it's typical to give your surrogate a gift upon transfer day. A transfer day gift is usually a basket with goodies, sometimes jewelery, sometimes matching green socks, etc. Some folks even wear matching t-shirts with sayings like the standard "Our bun" and "My oven" shirts or the more original "Sometimes it takes three to tango" and "My Threesome was Crazier than Yours" t-shirts. I scoured the internet for some ideas and came up with a few of my own. Since we are all college sports rivals, we decided it would be fun to plan a transfer day package around that. We wanted to get Ellen a Georgia Bulldog maternity t-shirt, especially since if all this works, she will be needing maternity clothing come football season. I couldn't have been more pleased with this shirt that I found.
We added a little good luck charm- a jade rabbit necklace that was lent to me fairly early in my TTC journey by Jason's mother. If I remember correctly, a long-time friend of her's had some trouble conceiving and found this rabbit in Chinatown which helped her get pregnant with her daughter. Years later, her daughter had trouble conceiving as well and she gave her the charm. She, too, had a baby. While the charm never worked for me (or at least never stuck) I hoped Ellen would have better luck with it.