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.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Rewinding a bit

Mid march I remember starting to feel like April was coming too fast. I never really felt like I was ready to deliver. I felt really good. He was behaving himself and staying out of my ribs. I had major heartburn but the Antacid was doing its job. I was tired but thats nothing new. But knowing that when your done your done kinda made me not want to be done.

Taken at Baby shower 36 weeks 3 Days
We had a scare mid march that I really thought that my water had broken. Even the nurses thought it was but after 5 different test they sent me home. The weekend following my Intended mom had her baby shower. Up to this point I did not want to deliver but I remember feeling that after the shower it was safe to deliver anytime. I loved meeting her family and friends. They made me feel at home. Also Baby boy just kept moving and jumping out of my stomach. It was so nice to have them all witness that. I knew right then how much he would be loved. I knew he would be loved by his mommy, daddy and siblings but knowing extended family would adore him also just brought such peace to me.

Then the following monday we had our 37 week Dr. appointment.  I was dilated to a 2 and at this point I started to worry about when I would deliver because my Intended mom was leaving town that day until the end of the week. Then my Dr. was leaving the following weekend (which was when I delivered) and my Photographer was leaving town the day after my Doctor came back. I told my doctor that I really thought he would come on April 1st. while he was gone. He did not believe me. I don't know why but my whole pregnancy I thought April 1st.  As the next week approached I was 38 weeks  I really started to get anxious. This really bugged me. I didn't want to deliver I felt really good yet everyday I would think "will it be today".

Then on March 31, I woke up and I had a little spotting. All day I wondered did it mean anything. Little did I know it meant a lot..........

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