I was day dreaming the other day and The Sound of Music came in my mind, so I figured I'd do a little post . . . minus the " . . . Cream colored ponies and crisp apple strudels . . "
These are few of my favorite things, about Surrogacy
* Reading the Profile of the Intended Parents . . . how they met, describing each other (for George and Sanj I loved reading about their wedding!)
* Having a great Match Meeting- you leave just knowing this is the Couple you're going to help turn into a Family.
* The Excitement when your meds arrive . . . something is finally happening!
* Telling the IPs that you're pregnant . . . and that your "high number" may mean twins! (I'm 2 for 2 on this one!)
* Witnessing the IPs hear the heart beat or see their embryos/fetus' on the ultrasound for the first time.
* Being able to Blog about my experiences.
* Seeing how excited your Intended Parents are . . . and how nervous they get as you approach the due date.
* Finding out what the genders are . . . hearing the Ultrasound Tech now call them the IP's son(s) or daughter(s) . . .
* Meeting Other Surrogates who "totally get it" (Thank you Facebook and other Blogs!)
* Feeling that you are making a difference in several people's lives. including your own.
* Seeing people's reactions when I tell them I'm a surrogate- and the conversation that follows.
* Having the IPs meet and spend time with my kids- that way they get to know me better and also my kids can see, first hand, that two men can love each other and have a family if they wish.
* Being able to educate people on Surrogacy (answering questions, blogging, etc.)
* The look on the Parent's faces in the delivery room as their child/children make their entrance.
* The tears shed by the grandma and other family members moments and days past the birth . . . including the hugs and thank you's for helping make their sons the parents they deserve to be.
* Having my kids meet the babies in the hospital . . . a great lesson on giving and what makes a family. Plus, Ruby loves holding babies! :)
* Being able to go home and not raise additional kids :) - i.e. wake up for feedings, changing diapers, etc.
* Getting email and phone call updates on how things are going, including pictures and visiting my surro- families . . . . whether it be for days, weeks, months or years.
* Knowing that even after the birth, we will always be a part of each other lives, even if just by a memory of the wonderful and exciting year (or more) that we grew a family.