July 25, 2012

Here's the scoop...

In May, I wrote a post titled "The Offer". I am ready to give you an update to the offer I made to carry another couple's baby.

First though I have to share with you that I received some "what are you thinking" remarks. I am very aware that I delivered twins in January. My body is not ready to be pregnant again quite yet... I get that. In "The Offer" post I explained I was offering now because I knew it would take time to get everything in order. Surrogacy isn't a fly-by-the-seat-of-our-pants kind of thing. A lot needs to happen before a transfer can be attempted. My first surrogacy started in Oct (application process) and the transfer was in May. I was told by the agency I worked with, this was a fairly quick start to transfer. If 7 months is quick, I am not sure what time frame to expect with a couple that hasn't even looked into surrogacy yet. With that being said, I wanted to get the ball rolling, fully aware it would probably take at least a year to get to the transfer stage. So that's my story and I'm stickin' to it.

Back to the issue at hand. We met for brunch at a totally delicious restaurant... and I mean totally delish! Hold on while I reminisce.....................

We did small talk, ate then the surrogacy talk came up. Bottom line is surrogacy is not an option for them right now. It saddens me. It saddens me that some people don't have the option to have a baby, when everything inside them yearns to have a baby but nature does not come through for them. A fellow (and very cool) blogger, Jeni, wrote "It's not fair". This statement runs through my mind over and over when I read/hear about infertility. Infertility truly is not fair.

As for my surrogacy adventures... you'll have to stay tuned.

July 13, 2012

Friday the 13th... 6 months ago

In the wee hours of a snowy morning on January 13, two bundles of incredible joy were placed into the arms of their daddies. Read about their arrival here.

I can't express to you how wonderful, how blessed it feels to have helped create this family. In life, we have dreams of doing big things, life changing things...  this was mine and it feels great!

You know that overwhelming feeling of love your heart feels when you see someone you love and adore? I get that when I see these babies! In just a few months, I will be lucky enough to kiss and snuggle these two. They'll be just about 10 months old... hmmm... they may be too busy and "on the go" to have time for snuggles. Snuggles or not it will be great to see them (and Roy and Avner) again.


Goodness! Those faces are precious!

July 04, 2012

Let freedom ring


I hope your day is full of sun, sno-cones, beaches, campfires, laughter and whatever else makes you smile. And for goodness sake... please don't blow off your thumbs lighting fireworks.