First and foremost I love Jesus. If it wasn't for him I wouldn't be sharing my life and story with you guys today! I am also a wife and mom. Blogging is something that has become such a passion and fun outlet for me. I have met so many other moms & women through this platform, and I am so thankful to share my life and story with others around me.
You know I never expected ever to be a surrogate, I never asked or sought out to be one, and the only time I ever had an experience with it was watching “Baby Mama” in high school, with my besties, cracking up because the experience seemed so out of my realm (pregnancy at all for that matter).
BUT. 9 years, a husband, and a beautiful daughter later, here I am writing about an amazing experience I am now a part of. If you haven’t already head over to read my experience with the diagnosis of PCOS and what the specialist said was going to be a long road of possible infertility for me but God had a different plan HERE.
Here’s a quick version:
And so it began. Becoming a surrogate was something that came up in conversation and i was then given the opportunity, if I wanted/ was interested. I was intrigued but still wasn’t sure! I had so many questions, and had to talk to Luke about it all! Well after a lot of consideration, we decided it was right for our family. To help another family have a child they couldn’t physically have themselves, it was such a beautiful opportunity for me! TO share my testimony and afterwards share my experience with those around me!
Fast forward a few month… I was nervous and excited to begin the journey BUT because of my past diagnosis I was not looking forward to the medical clearance. I went in thinking the Dr would say there were cysts and that there wasn’t a chance this would work…. they did a routine ultrasound of my uterus and ovaries.
I WAS SHOCKED
The Doctor saw only healthy tissue along with no cysts. LIKE WHAT?! I knew I got pregnant, with Henley, because God healed my body, but to have the medical and physical proof my body was healed was seriously incredible! It made the surrogacy process such an easy decision! I felt like God healed me and with purpose! He provided me the ability to carry my own baby, and now i would help another family have a baby. Share the miracle God gave me to another deserving family!
SO THE PROCESS BEGAN…
I passed my background, psych test, and medical tests, and filled out a lot of paperwork! This brought us to the start of medication. In order to prepare my body for the embryo transfer, I have to start taking medication & doing injections of hormones. Typically your body does this naturally when you ovulate and then get pregnant, but in this process everything is very controlled in order for the transfer to go well and the process to have the best outcome for success (the embryo sticking and me becoming pregnant!)
Follow along for all the updates as I go through this journey!