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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.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Time with the Lil Man

Yesterday marked two years ... two years since I tested and soon after shared with A&T that we were pregnant. (BFP!!) Then yesterday, two years after that event, I had the pleasure of watching their lil guy trash our playroom from one end to the other ... AMAZING!!!

Baby G is a busy little toddler now, he's curious and doesn't miss a thing. He enjoyed hours of exploring my home, playing with all the toys, rearranging furniture, smashing grapes into the floor, attempting to play in the toilet and giggling while hunting down cats. I loved every minute of watching him do all this. He's a very happy kiddo, full of smiles and eager to share a hug or high-five when asked. Giovanni is doing a lot of babbling and using some words too; shoe, ball, dadda, "o ju" (hold you), "wh-tat" (what's that) and a few more. I wasn't sure how Baby G would look since last time I saw them all A was talking about getting his hair cut for the first time. Well turns out he's had a few trims but still has that gorgeous head of curls. I can see why A can't bear to cut them off - if he can pull of the lil baby look for awhile longer why mess with the cuteness.

A&T have definitely settled into their role as parents over the last almost year and a half. They've come a long way as their confidence has grown. You can tell they are amazed and enamored with their lil guy but like any child, he drives them crazy sometimes. Oh the joys of parenthood!

They have had a busy summer, lots of traveling seeing as they were displaced from their condo due to some renovations that were being done. After nearly a month of staying in hotels and at T's parents they are settling back in at home and life will hopefully slow down so they can get back to a normal routine. I'm so glad we were able to pin them down for a visit!

It's always a great time catching up, eating some good food and drinking a lil wine. I feel so blessed and lucky that I'm able to continue watching Giovanni grow, sharing in all these milestones, and having a great friendship with A&T too.

(A few pics were added to the Photo Album) Enjoy :)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

A Special Evening

This past Saturday Jason and I visited my IPs K&S. They invited us to a BBQ at their place that included a small circle of their friends. Everything was wonderful. We got the warmest welcome from everyone and it was so very nice to meet everybody. K made a delicious meal, we were all stuffed. After dinner we enjoyed some dessert and drinks and played a couple fun games - girls against guys. It was a good time filled with lots of laughs and silliness and it was early morning before we all headed home.

I want to say thank you to K&S for including us and introducing us to everyone. They are very blessed to have such a great group of friends to support them through this journey. I'm humbled by the thought that although I've known K&S for such a short time I've been allowed to share in some of their closest friendships - thank you everyone for being so welcoming.

We are still hoping to move forward with a fall transfer, the details are still sketchy and it might be a bit before we can confirm a timeline but I'll be sure to let you know as things unfold.

Next weekend ... a visit from A&T and Baby G. Can't wait!!!