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Featured, Gestational Carrier

Surrogacy – The Loss

I fell asleep last night on a pillow soaked in tears, fists wrapped tightly around crumpled hankies, and I know I wasn’t the only one. Yesterday was the first time I experienced that moment of trepidation when the nurse assures you, “You’re only 11 weeks and two days – it’s still a little early to hear the heartbeat sometimes.” That sinking knowledge that you’ve heard in the past the little flutter of a heartbeat can be heard on that small machine  ...

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Featured, Gestational Carrier, Surrogacy

Surrogacy – FAQ

As we have shared the news of our surrogacy with friends and family, we have run across some questions that tend to be on everyone’s mind. While this is, by no means, an exhaustive list, I thought I could address some inquiries here – for those burning with curiosity – which pertain to our own personal journey. I will note, however, that I am not qualified to answer anything on behalf of the parents of this precious little one. They have their own story – it’s  ...

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Now What?

I’m not going to lie. The day I found out the transfer was officially successful – I was pregnant! – was a little bit anti-climactic. Because I simply knew my body and its schedule, I was mostly assuming, by the time of the official test, only about a week and a half after the embryo transfer, that I was, indeed, pregnant. And that was absolutely thrilling. I wanted so much for this to work – and for it to work the first time. So, don’t get me wrong, I was  ...

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Gestational Carrier, Surrogacy

Transfer Day (Part 2)

I find myself at the end of a day that seems a bit of a whirlwind – 6 hours of riding in a car for a procedure that took about ten total minutes – maybe. It seemed like such a quick moment for such a significant event. There is a little tiny life floating around inside of me. Already I feel connected. Connected to this little life that I pray will find a home in my womb. We’re in it together this little one and I – working together for the dream of two parents that  ...

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Gestational Carrier, Surrogacy

Transfer Day (Part One)

Today is the day of what we have referred to as “The Procedure” or “The Transfer” – in short, they will be injecting the embryo into my uterus this very afternoon. It’s a little bit of a surreal feeling – if all goes well, last night was my last night as a non-pregnant woman for quite awhile. Again, we’ve never put this kind of planning into, well, our family planning, so this is the first time I’ve ever known ahead of time what was  ...

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