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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, June 29, 2015

The Latest on Journey #3

No, you didn't miss a blog update and I apologize for the unusual silence over the last couple of months.  I've been slow to share the news because IPs are still waiting to make an official announcement of their own, and although most of you aren't privy to who they are, I certainly didn't want to take away from their moment.  However, as the weeks go on the harder it is to hide the status of our journey so, with their permission, I think it's time to let you all in on the latest.

Coming late 2015, IPs will be adding to their family x 2 ! 

First Glimpse @ 5w6d
Baby A and Baby B have been growing bigger and stronger each day and now at 16 weeks we have welcomed the security of the second trimester. Our official due date is December 11th (40 wks) but, I carried my last set of surrotwins to 36 weeks 4 days so if this pregnancy follows suit we're looking at mid November.

Things seem to be a little harder this time around.  I chalk it up to being just that much older and it might have something to do with this being pregnancy #7 and babies 8 & 9.  I really can't complain because I usually only experience queasiness and not full on nausea but, I will admit that the typical slowed digestion I experience in the first trimester was pretty rough for a number of weeks.  I went through a good two months of limiting my meals to snacks or I'd be miserable for hours - yet I've still managed to put on twelve pounds.  Gulp.  Just recently I've turned a corner and can sit down to dinner without fear of feeling awful afterwards.  Finally.

I have a very obvious bump now and have moved into almost all maternity clothes.  Along with the growing babies comes stronger babies and I've begun to feel subtle movements which is always an exciting milestone.  Each doctors visit brings us a little more reassurance and things seem to be progressing as they should.  We had a peek at babies again just last week and they are both measuring ahead by several days and had equal heart rates of 143 bpm.

Thank you again to everyone for supporting me in this journey.  I look forward to updating more as the weeks pass and anticipate my IPs will be sharing their news soon.