Friday, March 26, 2010

Hurry up and Wait to Share the News

Quick mini-update: IP's and I, with our respective attorneys, are reviewing the contract terms. It's somewhat of a paper shifting game. As soon as we all agree on the terms, I will be preparing to head out to meet them. I'm not sure how long this particular process takes, but the experienced surrogate moms I'm taking my advice from call it the "hurry up and wait" phase. So, that's what we'll do -- wait. I am hoping to hear something (a touch of base) by early next week, so you'll know when I know.

C & I have been emailing back and forth almost daily. I am enjoying getting to know her. We are finding that we have so much in common that we can pass for the same person in most respects. We are both sharing our parenting woes and joys and our hopes for this experience together. We are also sharing photos of our families with one another. God has just grown a love for them in my heart so easily and so quickly; I think C & I will feel like best friends by the time we get to meet in person. Now, to get our husbands to become besties. :)

Sharing the News!
We (the hubby and I) have had the pleasure of sharing our decision with our small group family, other members of our church family, and our families. It was very important to me that I have support from those closest to me, so I was a bit anxious about sharing with everyone. To my surprise, everyone has been so encouraging...even those who I thought might be a bit negative about the whole idea. I was not looking for approval, but feel that all of the positive response is further affirmation for me in my decision to carry a child for another family. I am joyfully anticipating what God will do in me and others through this journey.


  1. Thats awesome. I'm glad that you got some positive response! I am super excited to read about this whole journey!

  2. I am glad that the response has been positive - I can't imagine someone having a negative response! you are giving the gift of life - I mean, wow! Even if personally someone doesn't want to be a surrogate or use someone as a surrogate if need arises, I can't believe they would be so bold as to disagree with another person's choice. I am so glad you are doing this and am excited about the budding friendship with C!