A Different Kind of Mom Guilt

There’s been a short video floating around Facebook over the past couple of weeks with the title #ENDMOMGUILT and it really resonated with me. It got me thinking a lot about the guilt I feel as a mother and how that has compared to being a surrogate. The guilt that can creep up as a surrogate […]

We’re past half-way!

My poor, sad, neglected blog, I have missed you! It turns out I am terrible at keeping this thing updated, specifically in the summer when life gets busy. I would much rather be outside spending time with my kids than inside typing on a computer. You can’t blame me, can you? But, a lot has […]

Talking to Kids about Surrogacy

One of the first things I thought about when the idea of becoming a surrogate came to mind was how it would affect my oldest daughter, M. My youngest two aren’t even 2 yet, so I was never as worried about explaining it to them, but M is a very curious, bright little girl, and […]

Do Your Good

This past Sunday we finally went public with our surrogacy news. While we had already told a lot of our close family and friends as we saw them, we hadn’t made our news “public” yet. I knew that C’s plan was to post something on Facebook around May 12, which was the beginning of Canada’s […]

An 8 Week Roller Coaster 

I knew going into surrogacy that the pregnancy would be a lot different than my first two. I did not, however, expect that the differences would be so apparent so quickly. I was full of nerves the first 5 days after the transfer. Despite saying I wouldn’t, I tested early, which of course only led […]

There’s a baby in my belly!

I had my beta draw yesterday morning and it came back at 449, which the clinic said is a great number. We are officially pregnant! Since I haven’t posted since the beginning of the month, I better give an update on how transfer and testing went. The days leading up to the transfer were emotional for me.  […]

It’s March!!

This will be a quick update, but I’m so excited and needed to get it out somewhere.  I can’t believe that March is here!  When C&J and I matched in November it felt like our transfer would be forever away, but the past few weeks have been flying by.  I started Estrace last week to […]