Saturday, August 20, 2011

Just a few more days . . .

This Wednesday, Rick and I fly down to LA to meet the Intended Parents in person. It is actually working out perfect in that they already had a trip to the U.S. in the works and my kids will be with their grandparents that day . . . so it was the perfect time to jet down to LA really quick.

We met them on Skype a few weeks back, which was great but face to face is better. I hope they're ready to meet all this (I'm circling my uterus with my pointed finger) . . . and I guess I should've warned them that I'm a HUGGER! ;)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Baby Selling is NOT Surrogacy

Just wanted to share the link to the blog I did at The Next Family Site. It's my opinions/response about the Theresa Erickson Baby Selling Ring that hit the news last week.


I am not sure we will ever know the entire truth, it is hard to when admitting one thing or another could land you in jail, whether you are the mastermind, the "Surrogate" or the Parents.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


First of all the Kick starter project I was trying to help get funding has reached their goal! Two hundred and twenty three backers came through with over $25,000 so this great documentary can be made. I am also happy to report that the surrogate in the project, Kelli, is pregnant! I am so excited, not only that More Than a Village- a Tale of Procreation will be made but also that Ian and Troy's family is growing as I type! Congrats everyone!

Next, in a more personal update, Rick and I had our Skype Match Meeting with our potential IPs from Australia and it went very well. We are matched and set to meet the guys in person when they are in the U.S. later this month. I am not going to blog too much because my blogging is one thing that we haven't discussed yet. That will definitely be a topic we will talk about in a few weeks when we meet. I did have written in my Profile that blogging is a MUST this time. I can keep my IP's identity as private as they would like (similar to my first journey where I didn't mention George and Sanj by name until after the birth, with their permission) but that I need to be matched with a couple that doesn't mind me blogging about my journey. It was really hard last time having to be so secretive/vague for (now) obvious reasons, but I can't do that again. And believe me, I was asked.

But I digress . . .

I love reading the IP's Profile and Match Meetings are fun, although a bit nerve wracking. It is a cross between a first date and job interview. I'm going to hold off talking match meetings now because that can be a whole other post, along the lines of the post I did about What to Expect at a Transfer but know that it went great and we're very excited to be moving forward with them. If things get going quickly (picking an Egg Donor, Contracts, etc) we may be trying for an October or November Transfer . . . right around the time Gideon and Harper turn One and Natasha and Anjali turn Three . . . and Sawyer turns Five and Ruby turns Ten . . . and will put the birth close to Preston's Ninth Birthday . . . . Holy Cow I've birthed a lot of kids :) LOL

This will be my final journey and I'm going to make the most of it. I am going to enjoy it as much as I can knowing that after this, all my blogging will be updates on my surro kiddos and advice for other Surrogates. Ahhhh, the end of an era . . . but not quite yet.