In December 2008, I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl for a couple. Their baby. Grown in my great uterus. (Dr's words... not mine!) It was the experience of a lifetime. One which changed the fabric of my person. I'm embarking on the journey again, this time for two dads. I'm excited to begin another life-enriching journey that changes all the people involved.
After I was done my last journey, I was undecided if I would do another surrogacy. There are SO many moms and dads out there struggling with infertility, who are at the point where surrogacy is their last hope aside from adoption -- which I also believe in mightily. As I contemplated another surrogacy journey, my heart said "YES," but my mind said, "take a break, get back to life as you know it." So I waited a bit, and well, life as I knew it changed... ALOT.
I met someone, I got remarried, bought a house and absorbed all the subtle and major changes that come with that.
About a year ago, the idea kept coming up that maybe it was time to help another couple. This time though I wanted to help a same sex couple. Change it up, and help a couple that didn't even have the uterus to get started with!
I had helped a same sex couple with starting their family by donating my eggs, which were then carried in a surrogate. I saw the process through their eyes, and wanted to be a part of a story like that this time around.
So to be CLEAR, I'm carrying a donor egg (not my egg) and one of the dad's sperm mixed up into their embryo! Gestational Surrogacy is when it is NOT your egg. Traditional Surrogacy is when it is YOUR egg.
Tomorrow is the day when I get their embryos transferred into my prepared uterus... wish me luck! I won't know for about 2 weeks whether or not I'm pregnant. Unless of course I home test. I'm going to try and avoid that though!
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