OK, so I've learned that I'm not going to handle the waiting very well. We sent our initial payment on Monday and spent three days waiting for confirmation that it was received on the other end. I was a bit of a crazy woman, stalking my email, worrying that something went wrong with the wire, and just generally driving Mike nuts. This does not bode well for my sanity for the rest of this journey.
Waiting is the name of the game. Now I am waiting for the embryos to ship. Next week I'll be waiting for the embryos to reach India. Then I'll be waiting for the paperwork...then the transfer...then the results of the pregnancy test...and on and on and on. Waiting, waiting, waiting for the next step, and next scan, and next milestone. I never realized I was this impatient.