Well, here goes nothin, a blog about our crazy whirlwind that we call life. Guess I should start by giving some history about me and my family. I've been married for 9 years, have two amazing boys, 7 and almost 5 and work as a Registered Nurse. We also have 3 4-legged rescue dogs who make our already crazy house just a little more wild. Right now I work full time, take care of the kids, dogs, and house, and go to graduate school full time, which doesn't leave too much room for much else!
Amid all of this wind we have added a few more things to get us up to "tornado" status. I've been a gestional carrier (surrogate) twice in the past few years and have had the amazing opportunity to havee two sets of twins for two couples. It's definately a unique experience to carry babies for someone else and then be able to hand them over to their parents. Now we are in the process of starting that journey again, and are working with a couple overseas. Looks like at this point the IVF will happen in the first couple of weeks of February, and hopefully it will work the first time around and I will be pregnant with another baby (or babies) soon! The good news is that I will be mostly working from home soon so I will be able to avoid maternity clothes at work...thank goodness! I'll keep you posted on how that's going!
So...our other current adventure is working on adding to our family...but by adoption this time. I have been thinking about this for a while, and finally mentioned it to Jeremy a copule of months ago. I'm pretty sure he thinks I'm a little crazy! First the surrogacy, and now adoption. Thank goodness he is so great and is willing ot consider my crazy ideas. After we did a little more research and talking with people, we both decided that this was the right path for us. So, we are in the process of picking an agency to work with and getting some questions answered so we know we are even eligible. Right now, our plan is to adopt from Russia. And, since we get to pick, we will be planning for a little girl. There's a lot that has to go into this, and from all the checking we have done, I am going to have to find some patience somewhere. If anyone knows where I can find some, that would be great! Even waiting to get a response from emails is already killing me, so I can only imagine how rough this will be for me. Thank goodness for my amazing friends and family who have already talked me down from the ledges and will I'm sure be doing that lots more in the next year of two!
Wow...writing all this really makes me realize how crazy this must look from the outside. But, the view from the inside seems like this is the way it needs to be. I know this is the right path for us, and can't imagine any other life!