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Caledonia, Northern Illinois, United States
I am a Thirty-Something mother of four beautiful girls. My love for them, and the joy I've experienced during this crazy ride called motherhood, has inspired me to help make the dream of a family become a reality for couples through gestational surrogacy. I've proudly helped A&T, as their lives were forever changed when they welcomed a son in April 2010 and K&S were blessed as parents in Sept 2012 when we welcomed their twin boys. I completed my final surrogacy journey Nov 2015 when I helped a wonderful local couple J&W and Big Brother add their family with the birth of twin boys. I am so very fortunate to have wonderful relationships with each one of my surro-families and continue to share in their lives.

Monday, January 4, 2010

23 weeks

My bones are harder and I'm viable outside the womb! I weigh more than a pound.

Just a quick update. All is great here ... besides missing my IPs everything is going well. I think we all got accustomed to seeing one another every week or two, now that we've been communicating through just email and text for the last few weeks I miss them.

I'm beginning to feel more cumbersome but keep reminding myself there is a long way to go yet. I'm finding I have to scoot myself to the edge of the couch before getting up, I roll out of bed and even bending down to tie shoes has started to become a chore. I did lighten my load a bit recently, I made the decision to hire my sister back as my daycare assistant so having an extra set of hands is going to come in handy over the next few months.

I'm certain this lil guy is growing and doing just fine. He moves A LOT and even gets the hiccups from time to time. I can finally feel the movements from the outside too, but you have to be poised and waiting in the right spot to get a good thump.

We've got a lot to accomplish in the coming weeks. Time to get the pre - birth order ready, this is a document so that A&T's names go directly on the birth certificate. I also need to set up an appointment with the doula I plan to use and before long it will be time to meet with the hospital and staff to take a tour, go over expectations and the particulars about out situation.

The next OB appointment is Monday. A&T will be coming out but only for a quick visit since IF has to be on a plane to Spain in the afternoon. Can't wait to see them both ... I think they'll be surprised by how I've grown in the last month! Maybe it is just me but I feel like I'm really poking out there now. LOL

1 comment:

~Mary said...

what a blessed thing you re doing for this couple. You will be blessed. Thanks for sharing your journey.