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.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Miracle at Birth

Once I was in my labor room ready to get the show on the road. It was around 1am on April Fools Day.  My mom showed up and I was checked and I was a 4+ it was official there was change from being a 3 a couple hours earlier. I was in labor!

My Sexy dorky husband and my amazing nurse my mom

As another half an hour past I was hurting and I remember thinking were are the Intended Parents its been like 5 hours and it only takes an hour.  I looked at the clock it had only been 45 minutes since I called them and told them to leave. By this point I was tired, hurting and ready for my epidural. My mom wanted to wait till the Mommy and Daddy showed up so they
could be apart of everything. Thankfully they showed up. They had the sweetest smiles as they walked in. It was like they were ready to meet their baby boy. They were the luckiest people in that room and mommy doesn't have to feel any pain to get him here.  

I got my epidural, it took him a few minutes due to some tissue in my back. I had 4 contractions in the meantime. Felt like another 5 hours. My mom was holding me and my Intended mom was holding my hand. It finally worked and I was ready to rest and ready to dilate with no pain. 

Got to check Facebook

I Don't remember much after my epidural was in.  My friend showed up with her beautiful camera ready to capture this moment. I remember being checked a couple times,  feeling a big pop when my water finally broke. But other than this I don't remember conversations or anything else until it was time to start pushing.

Then it was time for Miracles to happen......

As they are dressing up my Intended mom to deliver her own son. The Doctor walked in ready to go. Not my regular Doctor, he had to go out of town on me. Dad was saying I will stay by your head. Thanks to my mom he got to hold a leg. I loved the look in his face as she says "grab this leg" He was ah really! He had to see and know what its like when you're having a baby.  He would have seen everything any ways. I love seeing, so there was a mirror.

I pushed once... ONCE!! While I was pushing, I looked at mom and dads face and I saw bright eyes. Then dad said " Wow he has a lot of hair". Then my mom said " he has the cord wrapped around his neck".  I yelled "Is he out?". With big smiles everyone said yes!!  He came out and had a sweet soft cry at 4:33am on April fools Day!! 

Mom Delivered her Baby boy
Daddy got to cut the cord. He was nervous. Before delivery he kept asking about what type of scissors he would need to cut it. We were telling him that they use the friskars brand.  He had to really put some muscle into cutting it, but with surgical scissors not friskars.

Dad cut the cord
They put the baby on my belly got him cleaned up.  Again after I don't remember to much. I think I just watched them play with their baby boy. While the doctor fixed me up. The doctor did tell me I know how to birth babies. I told him "it because of my wide set vagina" then my husband had to say "it works really well for him." It was fun to see the Doctor jump back in laughter.

Baby Boy weighed 6 pounds 11 ounces. 20 inches long!!

He has such a handsome face and I love his hair. It is so long and it sticks straight up. I know he is not my genetics but I think I helped a little with his cuteness because I baked him just right. 

Dad giving him his first feeding 

Then they were ready to move us over to mom and baby. The put my Intended mom and I both in a wheel chair.  

The Birth went exactly how I envisioned it and I couldn't ask for anything more. Except for not having doctor there. I will have to give him crap in a few weeks. I feel bad though, I know he really wanted to be there. Maybe from now on my doctor will know to plan his life around mine ;) 

Thank you Erin from Pink daffodil photography for my amazing photos !

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing. So happy to hear everything went well.