Thursday, May 1, 2014

13 hours before transfer

As I get ready for bed tonight, I am overwhelmed with so many emotions. All good emotions! Im remembering the feelings I had the night before my last transfer. So anxious and nervous but all in a good way! I am feeling so excited knowing that in 13 hours Davide and Miro's precious baby will be transferred into hotel de surro :-P

So I have been on 8 different medications so far and luckily I am on the down side of the medications! This time around I havent had the bad side effects I had last time. I am thinking it is because my body is already used to the meds and this isn't a big surprise this time. Which is a good thing! Fingers crossed that I don't have side effects after transfer! :-)

Because it is crazy late i will continue my post tomorrow with pictures and hopefully a video of our awesome transfer tomorrow! Thanks to everyone for your positive thoughts and prayers :-)


Friday, April 11, 2014

Lorenzo's First Birthday!!!

I can not believe a year has gone by. This past year has been one of, if not the best year of my life. I have been able to watch my amazing, beautiful, precious surro baby grow, thrive and be perfect! I have watched to amazing people become awesome parents who are so caring and willing to share their little fish (Lorenzo's nick name) with me :)

I have thrived in my personal family life as well. Watching my son go to school for the first time and come home to teach us all the amazing things he learned! We were blessed to be able to take him to Disneyland for his birthday, thanks to Roberto and Mauro. That was something I had dreamed of my entire life and honestly, never thought I would be able to do with my own child. They made that possible. 

So many people pass praise to me when they find out I am a gestational surrogate. But I always tell them that I was put on this earth as a woman who can have babies and I would be so selfish to not share that. And in the grand picture, I have gained three amazing people into my family as well as watched them blossom into their own family, and that, is worth every shot, every migraine, every stretch mark, every push, every pump session and on and on.

In the wee hours of this morning, one year ago, I gave a huge push to get my precious surro baby into this world. I never knew how strong I was until that moment (and many more after that). I gave birth to Lorenzo at 12:51am April 11, 2013 with his AMAZING daddies in the delivery room coaching me through my every pain, doubt, fear and push. And as I sit here, sobbing like a baby as I go through our birth photos, I am reminded how truly blessed I am. My life will never be the same in a million good ways and I can't imagine my life without my Three Italian Boys whom I love so much! Happy First Birthday Lorenzo! Your surro mommy loves you! ♥♥♥


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Many Updates!

So here we are, at the end of March! I have so many amazing updates for you! But first I want to once again apologize for not posting in almost 5 months. Life got crazy busy with news jobs, certifications and losses. But now, 5 months later, I am ready to catch you up on what has been happening!

As you all know, after Lorenzo was born and was about 4 months old, I finally felt like I was ready to start looking for another couple to do a journey with. I contacted our agency and within 2 weeks had a potential match! We met with Davide and Mirco in August and once again, had a perfect match! They live in Rome which is about 3 hours from Pisa, where Roberto, Mauro and Lorenzo live (if I'm not incorrect) :) We have been keeping in close contact with them since August and have created a great relationship! It brings me great joy to say I now have five Italian boys :) We signed contracts yesterday and I start my meds tonight! Holy cow, I can't believe this is happening again and with another wonderful couple!!! We will have our transfer on May 2nd as long as everything is ok with my body accepting the meds. We will transfer one embryo again and fingers crossed, everything will play out exactly as it did the first time! The only change is that Davide and Mirco want to wait to find out the gender of the baby. Oh my goodness....I have never done that! With Landen we found out at 14 weeks but suspected he was indeed a boy and I knew before transfer with Roberto and Mauro, that Lorenzo was a boy. This is really exciting! I can't believe we are waiting!!!! But 17 weeks is sooner then birth, so I am happy about that!

And now onto my adorable surro baby update! Lorenzo is now 11 and a half months old...yes you read correctly! I can't believe it! He looks just like his daddy and couldn't be any more adorable! He is vocal, smiles all the time and recognizes me when we Skype! I am so loved and blessed! I can't imagine my life without my three Italian boys! I have put together a slide show of pictures of Lorenzo and will post more updates around the time of his first birthday!

March 2014 Update - Video Maker

So until next time, happy reading and watch for my next posts! I will have lots of updates on my current journey and ALWAYS, more pictures and update of Lorenzo!