I am now a surrogate! Well, as of October 26th I was. That's when all of the contracts were signed, sealed and delivered. That is crazy... Next Friday, one week from today, I start taking shots. This will be a whole new experience for me and I can't wait. I am sure after a few days, I will be over it, but for now it seems exciting.
Getting to this point has taken a while, but I know in the end it will be worth it. The day I got the contracts I was super excited. But I knew that this was a HUGE life changing decision. I mean, I am using my body to give someone else a baby! So of course I had to reflect on it a bit. My wise friend, ElleBee, said something that made it very easy: "This is an opportunity for you to make a difference in this jacked up world of ours. No question about it that you should do it." That's why I love her.
I printed two copies. Me and the hubs signed and initialled about ONE BILLION pages and sent them to our lawyer. Now all is set. I am ready for all this adventure has to bring.... I think.
So next Friday I start Lupron shots. Not sure what this does.... suppresses estrogen maybe??? That link back there says but it's still very confusing to me. I bet in 3 months I will be an expert. Anyway, those go into my stomach. EVERYDAY.
Feel free to join me on this journey. From shots to morning sickness to hand delivering a baby to the Intended Father, I have a feeling this is going to be a fun and probably bumpy ride!