Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Going Back In Time

Well, I know that I haven't updated on the twins in SUCH a long time!  I have a few pictures of them recently that I'm more than happy to share with you all!

Haley is already 29 inches tall and Gavin is 31!

Their parents have kept me in the loop, for which I am forever grateful for. The love you have for a child that you have carried, birthed, and cared for is undescribable and I'm not sure how well I would have coped if their adoptive parents had gone against their word and not kept in contact. I will be forever grateful, even if I only hear from them once a year for the rest of my life, and it is obviously the risk any birth mother takes.

Here they are!  They are perfect little angels!

They are both very healthy and happy, and they're showing a lot of personality!
Seeing all of these pictures and getting updates on them makes me realize that there are just soo many people out there who would love to have the chance to be parents, and won't be able to without the aid of either adoption or surrogacy. It certainly makes me feel as though I'm part of something bigger, possibly something more important. Even though I will never be a traditional surrogate again, and with 5 biological children in this world, I will never pass my genes on again, I can't wait to get started on my next surrogacy journey!
That being said, we haven't even started on testing or contracts. We don't know for sure if we're doing a fresh or frozen cycle. We don't know if we're using a donor if my intended mother can use her own eggs. No contract has been started.
The good news is that we have about 16 months to get everything in order! It seems soo far away, but to think that I can start counting down the months gives me something to look forward to, and of course, I have our little guy to worry about and be completely and utterly grateful for!
Life throws us a LOT of unexpected curves, I have personally experienced more than my fair share in the last two years, but so far, they've all ended up much better than I had hoped for, and I hope that everyone can look and see the positive aspects in our lives, it seems like every stage of our lives is a hard part, or a speed bump, or simply hard. Yes, it's true. However, we have come from rougher places, experienced worse scenerios, and we've outsmarted and defeated many obstacles. Every single one of us. There is just soo much to be thankful for.
...This is how I will cope with the fact that summer is coming to a close haha.
Thank you all for reading my blogs, and thank you all for following my story and my life.
I promise that I'll be updating more often, I miss blogging SO much!!
Just so that we all remember, this was a picture taken just over a year ago of the twinkies and I!
And here they were almost exactly a year ago in their new home with their new parents, who love them SO much!