FEATURE STORY 1221

Some of us struggle to tell our story. Some of us shout it from the rooftops. Either way, it’s good to share!

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I’m terrible with words and paper. It takes me hours and tons of erasing because I didn’t spell something right or forgot this or that. Or I over write. After having my son in 2018, I was so happy. The pregnancy was easy a couple minor health issues but all controlled with diet. Then 3 months later I find out I’m pregnant with my daughter who was born not only 1 year and 12days after her brother but shares a birthday with her dad. It was that moment laying in a hospital bed right after giving birth. So that’s what happened in 2019 I started my search for an agency and found one in the strangest place, my dentist office. So piles of paper work later in the spring of 2020 I was connected with my family. We instantly fell in love with each other. So hours of texting and a few Video and phone chats later COVID had hit full and everything was on hold. A summer transfer turned into a winter transfer. The shots got to me a little mentally and physically. The lumps you get on your cheeks are very really and hurt. Our first transfer failed and I struggled with it. I felt completely lost for them. So we started over and next cycle we set up a transfer for right after Christmas. I went in had my transfer and waited what felt like years, and she stuck! Pregnancy was pretty easy going, I ended up having high blood pressure but managed to control it with out medication. At 38 weeks I went in for a blood pressure check and my doctor did not like how high it was so in I went. On Labor Day weekend.    My parents were in California at the time planning to drive up the following week. I was admitted to the hospital the evening of September 2nd. My husband was at work we had to wait for a baby setter to come to the house, I was in panic mode because once my water broke with my own they came moments later. I was at a 2 and by 5pm I was at a 4. The doctor tried to break my water and baby said no thank you. He was going to come back at 8 and break it if it didn’t on it’s own. Well about 6pm my water breaks and real panic starts to set in as my ips are trying to get a flight to Boise and my husband is a hour away waiting on a babysitter. Well she hangs out for hours longer so I had nothing to worry about. So 10pm husband gets to the hospital and ips get a small plane flight and makes it to the hospital at 12. We stayed up and talked till 2 in the morning! Then finally we all started just falling asleep. I stayed at a 4 from 5pm until 8am the next morning I finally get to a 6. At 930 doctor shows up and checked me still at a 6. We placed a peanut ball between my knees and I went from a 6 to a 10 ready to go in 15min. Legs up ready to go and 1 set of pushes and she was out. I remember the joy on their face as she entered the world. It was the best feeling I have ever felt. She was so small and beautiful. Weighing in at 5lbs 13oz and 19 1/2in long.It was as if my whole life I searched for a purpose and I found my purpose. We met a few times in Boise and in Harper. I didn’t take nearly enough photos.   When they flew out it was hard because it was like my family was leaving. I have never met a couple so appreciative. We still talk almost daily. And I get tons of pictures. I’m so glad I decided to become a surrogate it is the most rewarding, inspirational thing I have ever done and I can’t wait to plan my next journey!

 

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