Me as a Gestational Carrier!!

** A moment in my Tummy, forever in my heart**

Thank you for visiting my blog! I'm not the best writer so bare with me as I try to tell about my experience :) I am a mom of 4 ranging from ages 13-3. About 12 years ago I decided that one day I would help a family bring a child into this world. In 2011 I met my first Intended family and delivered a baby boy on Aprils fools Day 2012. I now am matched with my second family and I look forward to what this journey brings to us.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Labor of love

On March 31,  I woke up with a little spotting. I wondered if it meant I would go into labor soon. My mom is a labor and delivery nurse and I had asked her to be my nurse. I called her Saturday knowing she was working that night and thought maybe she would check me and see if there had been any change.

About 7:30pm on Saturday my mom calls me to tell me she got called off work so if I want I can run up there and she would check real quick.  When I got there we had talked to her work friends for a bit then it was time to see if baby boy was getting ready. I was dilated to a 3. Then she stripped my membranes but she had said they were already stripped and my bag of water was really flimsy. Then I got up and instantly had a contraction that HURT! I passed it off that it was cause she checked me. We went to the front desk and talked to her co workers for a bit more.  I remember telling one of the girls I keep having ouchy contractions and she said  "you want me to time them?" I told her no its probably because my mom just checked me.

We decided to go get some dinner, we went to chilis. I wanted their chips and salsa. When we got there I started timing my contractions...

By the time we were done eating I was feeling pretty miserable. My mom had ran into an old friend at the restaurant and they were talking and all I could think was get me out of here. I actually was starting to think uh oh what did I do!! I asked my mom " will you kill me, I think your going to have to go back to work." By the time I left my contractions were 6 minutes apart. I went home and got in the bath, hoping they would stop. I wanted to go to bed.  By the time I got out of the bath the contractions were 3 minutes apart. At this point I still was thinking is it because I was checked. I climb into bed. I had 3 contractions and sweaty palms. I looked at my husband and said" I think its time" He was sad it was the last few minutes of a Lakers game and now he will miss it.  I called my mom and told her to meet me at the hospital but I was still worried that it was false labor. 

I got out of bed and as I got into the shower (I have to be squeaky clean if others are seeing my chochee)  I had a large amount of blood. While I was in the shower I yelled at my husband to call my Intended Parents and tell them to leave. They live about an hour away from the hospital. When I got out I was hunched over, breathing deep and moving as fast as I could to get out the door. My Aunt came in and saw me and said " You may want to call the Intended Parents, your husband made it sound like it may be false labor. They wanted us to call them when we got to the hospital to be sure.  And I can tell your in labor".  I let a contraction pass and what I can remember I called them and said "You need to leave now! This is it! I know it is" As I am panting.  

We got in the car and as we were driving I started a contraction and the road was in really bad shape. I was screaming "GET OFF THIS ROAD!!!" I was holding my butt off the seat trying not to feel the shaking car. My husband is saying "Dont kill me, sue the city" He then ran the red light to get me to the hospital that was on the corner.  I told him to drop me off at the door, I will walk myself up to Labor and delivery.  I didn't want to walk any farther than I had too! 


  1. Then what happened??? I'm on the edge of my seat!

  2. I love this!! :) Can't wait to read the rest!