Monday, June 30, 2008
So onto the announcement #1~
I've decided to do one more surrogacy, and I'm matched with a new very special couple! We've gotten through the legal stuff and are getting our medical details in line and are hoping to do an embryo transfer in mid/late August. I am so excited to help this couple! They live within a few hours of me, don't have any children yet and are just a BUNCH of fun to hang out with. Last weekend when we went to Sea World, they are the friends that went with us and we had such a nice time with them. And they are soooo great with kids. Mine just love them! They are going to be wonderful parents...and with any luck that will be sometime next year! Here's a picture of my family and Gabby and Charlie from last weekend.
Just a little info for readers who might just be happening by my blog and aren't familiar with surrogacy. I am a Gestational Surrogate, a woman who carries another couple's biological child, meaning the surrogate child I carry is not related to me biologically. We utilize the IVF process to get me pregnant with their embryo, and then when their child is born they take home their precious miracle!
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Here fishy, fishy...
You are gonna get wet!!
What a great day!
Sea lion and walrus show
Check back for two exciting pieces of news I'll have to share, hopefully next week!!
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Saturday, June 7, 2008
So today was a big day for Emilee. She's been growing her hair to donate to a children's cancer charity for about two years. And it was finally long enough to cut...
~BYE BYE PONYTAIL~
Emilee's hair will be donated to Pantene Beautiful Lengths, which is an organization like the more well known Locks of Love. The nice thing about PBL is that they take hair starting at 8" in length, where LOL has a minimum of 10"...and Emilee has been stuck at about 9" for a while so PBL works out for her! If anyone else is interested in donating like Emilee did, here are the links to their sites.
It was a neat surprise when we were at the salon too...the stylist who cut Emilee's hair has a daughter who is a cancer survivor and received a wig from Locks of Love. She was very kind and encouraging to Emilee, telling her what a special girl she was and letting her know just how wonderful her donation is to girls like her daughter.
WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU, EMILEE! Love, Daddy and Mommy
Thursday, June 5, 2008
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
First she and a friend participated in the school’s Oral Language Festival where they gave a humorous orative presentation of a poem. They had to have their poem and actions memorized and perform in front of an audience and judges. Emilee and her friend won one of seven finalist spots in the initial competition, and won THIRD PLACE in the final school wide competition! She came home with a trophy and a big smile on her face!!
Emilee also won the monthly character award for her grade. This month was respect. We are now the proud displayers of a lawn placard touting her honor for the entire summer (this is a big deal in our city…to have earned one of these lawn signs in front of your house…the kids all recognize them as VERY cool).
I'll have pics and a rundown of my week's CVS shopping up later in the week. I have another trip planned Thursday night or Friday morning (when my favorite CVS's truck comes in to restock) to try to get the freebies and the paper towel deal done.