Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Happy 2nd Birthday!

2 years ago today these cuties were born, forever changing the lives of all who love them, myself included.  I have an overwhelming sense of pride that I was given the opportunity to be the woman that helped bring them into the world. Happy 2nd Birthday Gustavo and Milena!  Love you lots and lots!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

October 6, 2013

This is it!  The final "month" update.  23 months old today and cuter than EVER!

Friday, September 6, 2013

September 6, 2013

I love this family so very much.   Hard to believe the kids are almost 2 years old.  What cuties! 

Saturday, July 20, 2013

My Mom Shoots Things...

with her camera.

(Sorry to mislead you with a title - please forgive me) 

Last weekend, Mom attended the Pride Parade in San Diego, and managed to get so many great (and memorable) pictures of the event.  

I invite you to check out the pictures she took by visiting her blog at:

Just in case you're questioning whether you want to click on the link above, well...let me just say this about that:

Yes, trust me. You NEED to check out the pictures.  

Thanks for letting me share your blog, Mom!  

Saturday, July 6, 2013

July 6, 2013 - 20 Months!

Prepare yourselves for picture overload this month.  Why?  Because there are simply too many cute pictures to choose from!  As these kids get older, their features are really developing, their expressions get even cuter,  and they're out and about doing all kinds of fun things with their daddies!  The pictures always put a smile on my face.  I hope they do for you as well.  Happy July!

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Weekend with Becca

Last weekend, I was so lucky and happy to have my good friend and surro-sister Becca here in Denver for a weekend visit.  We had an absolutely amazing time together!  We managed to do a few things around Colorado while she was here, but more than anything else, we talked.  Non stop.  You can read all about it here:

Becca is an amazing woman.  She's smart and funny, she's an incredible mother and wife and I'm so glad to have met her and created a life-long friendship with her.

Becca is preparing for their transfer next month and has written about their journey from the very beginning.  If you've not yet read her blog, you should.
It's informative.  It's funny.  It's just awesome - go read it. 

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Amigos - Friends

Would you look at these 2?
So cute.  So playful.
I just love watching as they grow up.  

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Your Questions, Answered

I'm a lucky girl.  I get to speak with prospective surrogates every day.  I truly enjoy explaining the process to them, answering their questions and hopefully settling some of their concerns and fears.  There are a few questions that I'm asked on a very regular basis, and I figured if all of these prospective surrogates are asking the same questions, surely others are wondering the same thing, and so why not address those questions here?

Q:  Is it really hard to give up the babies?

A:  Simply put, NO.

I was surprised however, to realize how much I loved the babies so early on in the pregnancy.  It hardly seems possible, but I love them even more today - with all my heart.  Although I knew from the beginning that they were not my babies, I protected them, and would continue to protect them to this day as if they were my own. I believe the reason I fell so in love with them so quickly was because of the relationship I had formed with their Daddies.  I think most of us surrogates know deep down that we will be able to "give up" the babies, long before we ever decide to become a surrogate.  But there's always the unknown - what will it truly feel like to "give up" a baby or babies that I've carried for 9 months?  The truth?  For me, neither my mind, nor my body, nor my heart had any trouble giving birth to babies and watching as a family of 2 became a family of 4.  It was one of the most amazing moments of my life and the memories of that time are all positive.  It truly is not hard to give up the babies.

Q:  Do you keep in touch with the parents?

A:  Anyone who is a regular reader of this blog knows the answer to this one.  Absolutely, we still keep in touch!  I feel like the luckiest girl on the planet to have an ongoing relationship with George and Farid, and it's a pretty incredible feeling to know that I have been given the opportunity to watch the twins grow up via pictures and videos.  Although they are SO big now and it's hard for me to remember that they were ever tiny little babies, I feel extremely blessed to have been "present" as they've grown.

Q:  Would you do it again?
*This question has been asked by more than just prospective surrogates... MANY of you have also inquired about this very thing!  Drumroll....I'm finally answering your question.

A:  Yes, I'd love to have another journey.  I'd love to add to, or complete George and Farid's family if and when they choose to do so.

My life has changed so much in the last year.  I've started my career in this field and it keeps me very busy and incredibly satisfied.  I'm a busy single mom.  So much of a surrogacy journey for me was and is about the incredible relationship that is formed between 2 families.  Farid and George know me, and my family knows them.  We trust each other.  The relationship is already there and solid. To share another journey with them would be amazing in so many ways.

That being said, it's a pretty great feeling to also know that I am 100% okay if another journey does not occur.  I'm so happy with my life - with all that I have done and all that I am doing.

Surrogacy has drastically changed my life.  I experienced it first hand, and now I experience it on a daily basis through others. I'm extremely satisfied with it all.

So I'll say here what I say to many others.  If Farid and George decide that they would like to add to their family via surrogacy, I'd be honored to carry for them again.  If not, I will proudly retire this uterus.  3 healthy pregnancies, 4 healthy babies ~ She done good.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Who is a Surrogate? The Woman Behind the Baby Bump

Who is a Surrogate?  The Woman Behind the Baby Bump
by Kayla Mossien

She's strong.  She's courageous.  She's powerful.  She is a surrogate.

Incredible women are out there, willing to make miracles happen through gestational surrogacy.  They
come from all walks of life - the stay-at-home-mom raising toddlers, the executive who loves being pregnant, the fertile woman who simply feels compelled to help a couple in need.  Their motivations and personal interests all vary, but they share a common thread.  Surrogates are human beings who are willing and able to do something incredible for someone else.  We thought we'd take some time to educate you on - and clear up some common misconceptions about - what it takes for a woman to be a successful surrogate.

She ought to be...

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