A few years ago, I decided that I would really like to be a surrogate. I saw some friends go through the journey and it really touched me. I felt like since I was such an ideal pregnant person, this was meant for me. I always have such easy pregnancies with no issues. I don’t get super sick or tired. I can manage everything pretty well up to my due date, so I don’t need bed rest. I do get a bit of SPD, but it’s nothing that isn’t manageable with some chiro care with my favorite lady!
About a year and a half ago, after my ex and I split, I decided that is was time for me to research this journey. I had just had Charlie, so I was not yet cycling and knew it would be a while before I could start the process. I knew that I wanted to start looking though and see if I could find a good match. I ended up on a surrogacy classified board and came across an ad that spoke to me, so I contacted the couple.
I got an email back from the two guys, Supernova and Timberwolf*, and discovered that they were already talking to another possible surrogate. They asked if they could get back to me if things didn’t work out and I replied that I would like that. Over a year passed and this past September, I got a new email from them. Their surrogate didn’t work out and they were interested in talking to me!
I missed the email at first and didn’t get in touch with them until November. I learned how they were in the process of remodeling their home and after chatting on the phone, we decided to meet up after the new year. On January 31st, I got a text from Timberwolf. They were ready to meet up and chat in person. I was so excited so we decided on breakfast for February 15th. We met up at a IHOP and had breakfast with four of my five boys in tow. Chevy ended up staying home with my mom. We got to know each other and I felt like we meshed really well. They are a couple of amazing, sweet and caring guys. We laughed and talked and enjoyed a lovely meal. I loved how they interacted with my kids and could see what good parents they would be.
Once we got down to the nitty gritty, we even laughed about my “Aunt Flo is in Town” stickers that I keep in my planner. We figured out that my ovulation date will be around March 6th and are planning a fun “home insem” sleepover that weekend! I am really looking forward to beginning this journey with Supernova and Timberwolf. I feel like they have already become a part of my family and I am so honored to be the one they chose to bake their little superhero!
*bad ass code names for anonymity
I am a Crunchy Mama of 5 rowdy boys and 2 sweet girls! I also gave birth to a baby girl in January 2016 for an awesome couple as their surrogate. I married my awesome husband, Brian in October 2016 and we are located in a little city outside of Dallas, Texas. I am a jill-of-many-trades. I run a laundry service, do custom sewing and even sell lactation cookies to my locals. I love to shop at thrift stores, take showers without an audience and spend time dreaming of a life off the grid! Follow me on Instagram for behind-the-scenes photos in the life of my crunchy family!