I’m sitting here trying to write this blog and all I keep thinking about are the thousand and one things I have to do with my kids and husband and what we have coming up the rest of the week and into next week. Who’s doing what activity/sport and when? What time did I schedule this or that appointment for? Did I remember to switch out the laundry? I have to help my son pack for his upcoming 3 day school trip and hoping he has enough clean clothes for that! Dang I forgot to help my 6 year old daughter write a pen pal letter for Girl Scouts! Well at least I helped her with her school homework last night-SCORE! What’s the weather going to be like tomorrow, because in Minnesota you never know if it’s going to be hot or cold, raining or snowing or if the sun is going to shine! I have to keep packing the house because we are moving in a week and oh man do we have a lot of stuff. I have to coordinate my schedule and my husbands, in addition to figuring out what lesson I have to teach on Sunday for church school, and decide if I’m going to volunteer again to be the Girl Scout cookie mom this year, and so, so, so much more! Even with everything that I have going on in my life, I am still excited to be a surrogate and do everything needed to prepare my body for the transfer and for the next 9 months after.
In exactly two weeks from today I will be in Portland for my transfer. Words cannot even being to explain how I am feeling, maybe it’s because of all of the medications I am taking that have my hormone levels all crazy, but one thing I do know for certain, I cannot wait for this day. Pretty soon my IPs will be waking up in the middle of the night for feedings, changing a lot of diapers, cleaning spit up off their shirts, doing a lot of laundry, trying to keep their eyes open in the middle of the day, trying to even form a complete and coherent sentence, all the while holding in their arms the most important thing in the world to them!
Someone once told me that the days are long but the years are short so enjoy every minute you have with your children. I think surrogacy is such a selfless gift, it’s more than just providing intended parents with a child, it’s your time, your energy, a part of your life and your family’s. It’s about love and compassion, it’s about sympathy and heart, all so that one day they too can enjoy this crazy thing we call life-with kids!
Until next time ~ Tina