October 23, 2017

This is definitely the post I have been most excited to write: the story of the babies being born! I thought about writing an earlier post with my plans for birth, but honestly I wasn’t sure how things would go and I felt like I might jinx myself. 

At the end of my pregnancy, things continued to go smoothly for myself and the babies. I felt lucky that everyone remained healthy and the pregnancy remained uncomplicated. I felt like I was “full term” - huge, uncomfortable, and ready to deliver - earlier with these twins than I did with my previo...

September 1, 2017

In August, AFS celebrated another year at its annual Surrogate Retreat. The celebration took place this year at the Oregon Coast, bringing in surrogates from around the country to meet face-to-face for the first time.

More than 25 former and current AFS surrogates and staff members came together for a weekend of fun in the sands of Lincoln City. While looking out at  ocean views from the balconies of their weekend home-away-from-home, past surrogates shared their wisdom with those just starting on their journeys. The sleepover party included a v...

February 28, 2017

It has taken me awhile to decide what I wanted to say about my transfer experience, and I think that is because the experience was so quick and easy, but also emotional and long anticipated.

In the days and hours leading up to the transfer, I felt full of nervousness and excitement. I was always a little worried that something would go wrong and the whole thing would be called off. My husband could testify that I was a little bit grumpy as a result.

Luckily nothing catastrophic happened, and we dropped the kids off with a sitter and sat in the w...

February 18, 2017

Starting medications was so exciting, because it felt like a big step towards making everything real. I am normally healthy, so it has been weird putting so much unusual stuff into my body. I have also gotten more flinch-y around needles and I'm looking forward to being done with the jabs.

That said, there is something I like about being meticulous and organized, and doing my part every day to help the process along. Next step: transfer!

Surrogacy is a long and exciting journey, and Nicole has invited us to join her for hers from start to finis...

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