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! ♥♥♥~Rachelle
Posted by Rachelle at 4:33 PM