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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Surrogate Surprise

At my job, I deal with my kids and their parents. Last year, I noticed one of the moms was pregnant. It was a little odd since the youngest was already 8 but I figured they just wanted another and went for it. Today, I saw the mom for the first time since last summer. I asked about the two oldest kids and how they were doing. Then I asked, and how old is your youngest now? She gave me a confused look. Then she gave this, OH! look and said, "Well..." and my heart sank. I was thinking, OMG! I just asked how her baby was doing and she must of lost it or something happened. I'm such a horrible person!

I was trying to figure out how to recover when she said, "Actually, it was my sister's baby. I was just carrying it for her, I was a surrogate." Whew! The baby's fine-thank goodness! And how cool is that! I asked her if she did it in the area and she said yes. I then asked where at, but first I stated sorry if this is too personal, and guess what. Know what she told me? A TOTALLY DIFFERENT clinic than any of the others! I just have to laugh, how funny is that! So now, our current clinic included, we have 5 different options. I looked him up online and the website is very informative but included some pictures I could have done without. I'm really hoping we don't have to look too intensively at any of the other clinics. Praying for strong totsicles and thankful for ladies like the mom today whose willing to help us infertiles bring babies into the world.

5 comments:

Shawna said...

That is so cool!!! Man, another clinic, who knew. lol

Hoping for our own Peanut said...

That is awesome! I have a sister who will be our surrogate if we cant carry more babies. I am thankful to know that we have that as an option..

Do you watch Private Practice? This last episode there was a sister surrogate and the husband ended up falling in love with the sister while pregnant! Yes, its just a TV show, but how random that you post about sis surrogates 2 days later. :)

Bridget said...

That is so amazing! You have so many options- lucky girl!

Angie said...

wow that is cool and such a great gift to carry around a baby for someone else. Amazing.

runny_yolk said...

Wow, that's so great!