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.
Oh how I love that acronym! Big Fat Positive - ok well in this case it was a faint positive (which is what we expect at this point) but there is no denying the results when you see the word "Pregnant" come up on a digital.
I was soooo soooo very nervous about testing this time around - I knew my heart would break for K&S if I didn't have good news, so I swore to no testing before the 7dp3dt (10dpo) window. At 3am I woke up needing to use the bathroom and figured there was no holding it till morning so ...
At first I didn't see it and I honestly thought it was a negative but then after what was only a few seconds - but felt like forever - I saw the hint of pink in the test area and soon enough it was pretty clear and undeniably there. Right away I texted IM "OMG I'm seeing double!! There is a second line!! It's POSITIVE!!" I tried to go back to sleep, which wasn't easy after all the excitement, and when I got up a couple hours later I tested again with the digital and sent the pics to K&S. I heard from them awhile later - they are over the moon excited and I'm just amazed and honored that I get to help create another beautiful family.
We still have a long road ahead of us all but K and I agree that sharing this news is so much better than the alternative and should be shouted from the mountain tops. I personally feel - regardless of the outcome - it's always best to have a support group and friends alongside for whatever may come.
We are praying for a healthy uneventful pregnancy and will be anxiously awaiting the arrival of their precious bundle(s) in Feb/March next year.