Saturday, May 30, 2009

Love, Love . . . Everywhere!

Thought I should post a few updates.

First of all, check out the gorgeous flowers my new IP's sent me. We are all excited to get started on the next chapter. At first I was worried about posting my "Thank You" picture for all to view . . . mainly because I don't want my own beauty to take away at all from the beautiful floral arrangement (LOL!). Honestly, I've found that no picture I take of these flowers comes close to how breathtaking they actually are in person.

So- I'm taking the birth control pills so they can get my cycle in sync with the donor's cycle when the time comes . . . which is still looking like August or so. Now is the (fun) time that the new IPs and my family get to know each other better. My advice to other surrogates is to start this part as early as possible- because in no time, they'll be seeing you're uterus :) and Hello! you're going to be carrying their precious cargo!

*On a side note, I know it may get confusing (first IPs with new IPs etc) . . . but remember, once the girls were born in November, I was able to call my first IPs George and Sanj by name, instead of G and S or IPs . Also (technically) they have not been "Intended Parents" since November 28, 2008 . . . . that's the date they "graduated" to Parents! :)
So I will always call my first IPs by name. My new IPs will now be referred to as J and S (their initials). After birth, if they are okay with it, I can mention them by name and maybe post pictures . . . but I need to remind my readers, that if they decide they don't want their names divulged or pictures posted, it's their right/choice and I will gladly uphold whatever "boundaries" they deem necessary for their new family's privacy. (Believe it or not, I'm not always a talkative, loud, blogger . . . I can keep a secret if the need arises!)

Lastly, My family is so excited to see the girls, George and Sanj at the end of June. Menaka, Sanj's cousin, sent me some pictures of the girls when they visited Toronto- and it made me all giddy inside!

More later!

Look- I birthed a new bumper sticker!

Birthed? Yeah, I went there.

So here's a bumper sticker I created on Zazzle for myself and some of my surro-sisters.


I actually love bumper stickers but I don't like to stick things forever to my van, so I attach business card magnets to the back of my bumper stickers so I can switch around my Van "flair".

One last thing . . . in case some of you don't know what an Ally is . . . . The following excerpt was taking from a GLAAD page on allies

A straight ally can merely be someone who is supportive and accepts the LGBT person, or a straight ally can be someone who personally advocates for equal rights and fair treatment.

Allies are some of the most effective and powerful voices of the LGBT movement. Not only do allies help people in the coming-out process, they also help others understand the importance of equality, fairness, acceptance and mutual respect.

Click Here to find helpful resources that will give you more information on being an ally and a friend.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

It Breaks my Heart . . .

I will fight the fight because no one has the right to tell my friends (or many years from now, my children) that they can't be married to whoever they LOVE. I pledge to repeal Prop 8 and restore marriage equality in California.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Amost 1/2 year old!!

We're coming up to the girls 1/2 birthday- that's almost 6 months old for those of you that are "math impaired".

Here's a new picture of my sweet little surro-girlies. Is it me or do they get cuter with every month?

We are going to visit George, Sanj and the girls at the end of June. We're very excited to see everyone. George and Sanj are actually holding a BBQ Celebration in our honor. I was too pregnant (about 30 weeks) to make it to the Baby Shower, so now, I get to meet several of their friends post-delivery. The girls will also be 7 months on that date . . . so I'm sure I'll take lots of pictures to show everyone.

*For the record, this is a personal visit, Kelly's uterus will not be signing any autographs . . . however, if you play your cards right, guests will be able to take pictures with Kelly AND her uterus! Rumor has it, People Magazine and Maxim will be crashing the BBQ to get some photo's for their next Beautiful People and Hot 100 Issue. It is way too early to say for sure, but I'm thinking my uterus can land the cover! That's right Christina Applegate and Olivia Wilde, watch out.

Oh, and while I'm discussing magazine layouts, Hugh, stop calling me. My uterus and I refuse to pose for any photos for less than one million dollars, I don't care how good your articles are . . . but FYI, feel free to give The Advocate my number . . . I'm envisioning a very tasteful piece, with maybe just a little skin ;)