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1 Year Later

I can't believe it has already been a year since giving birth to a child that wasn't mine.  One full year later and I'm in still in awe of the journey called surrogacy.  I'll forever be grateful for the opportunity to experience something so incredible and for being just a small part of Zachary's story. Although my surrogacy journey is over, I am … [Read more...]

8 Months

Well, y'all. It's been 8 months since my life changed. Unless you've taken a surrogacy journey you'll never truly understand what surrogates experience, what they feel and think, how they handle the roller-coaster of emotions, and how they get back to "normal" life once their journey is done. It may not be hard for everyone, but for me, it … [Read more...]

Four Months

I know it has been a while since the last one month update and I wish I could say there was a good reason why I've been quite.  But quite honestly, there hasn't been a surrogacy update because every time I would sit down to write, the tears would start falling, just like they are now.  Because I didn't want to deal with the emotions and the deep … [Read more...]

The Day I Streaked

Before I had children I frequented the tanning salon quite regularly.  I've always had pretty fair skin and the tanning bed was my solution for saying goodbye to white, pasty legs and hello to dark, tall and happy.  I loved having a warm, brown tan. I felt confident. I felt in charge. And I felt good. After having my first child, I decided it … [Read more...]

One Month

One month ago, my incredible journey as a surrogate ended when I gave birth to little Zachary.  It was the most beautiful night, filled with smiles and laughter as a special little boy was getting ready to enter this world.  As many times as I rehearsed it all out in my head, there was no way I could have predicted the miracle that happened that … [Read more...]

Five Small Steps I’m Taking for a Healthier Lifestyle

If you've been around for a while, then you probably already know that I'm a surrogate.  I'm currently in my 36th week and I'm counting down the days until I can give this precious little boy over to his mother and father and I can start the journey of getting back to the slimmer, trimmer me! Usually people make their resolutions or goals at the … [Read more...]

Surrogacy Update

Wow, I can't believe it's been since the beginning of July since I've written about the surrogacy.  I had planned on posting more and updating fairly regularly, but the truth is the first trimester through me for a loop.  It flat out kicked my behind.  Some days, I couldn't even make it out of bed.  I was absolutely miserable.  My fourth pregnancy … [Read more...]

My Very Own Cereal Box

You should have seen the excitement on our faces when this Kellogg's cereal box showed up on our doorstep.  I knew this special cereal box with my picture would be making an appearance at some point, I just wasn't sure when.  My middle child seemed to be the most excited and just stood there, looking at the box with his mouth open.  When he could … [Read more...]

I’ve Been Keeping a Secret….

A couple of weeks ago, I made an announcement on Facebook and Twitter about a very special secret I’ve been keeping. I hate secrets, quite honestly, and you don’t know how hard it’s been keeping quiet about a special “project” I’m working on. I finally feel comfortable enough to make an official announcement and I can’t wait to share the upcoming … [Read more...]

My Trusted Work Companion

There is no denying that I'm one busy lady. Between my job outside of the house, my children, my husband, the household duties plus this blog that pretty much requires full time hours, sometimes I'm screaming for just a couple more hours. What I could get done with just a couple more hours. I often go to bed much later than I had hoped for and … [Read more...]