Q: Tell us a bit about yourself!
A: I’m a single mother of 2 girls, they are my greatest joys! I work full time and then run around doing their sports and fun activities. We also have a sweet pup named Waylon, who definitely doesn’t know he’s a dog, lol; and a cat named Dolly. So we definitely have a full (very loved) house over here! I love having girls nights with my friends, going country dancing and mexican food is my weakness!
Q: What led you to becoming a surrogate?
A: I loved being pregnant, had easy pregnanciies & deliveries, and love being a mom more than anything in the world. So when I started learning some about surrogacy, I thought what better way than to help someone have their own little blessing!
Q: How did you meet your IPs?
A: I went through a surrogacy agency & we got matched!
Q: What is something you wish you had known BEFORE becoming a surrogate?
A: Umm, probably the amount of hormones you have to be on, lol. I had no idea what that entailed honestly, and although my body did great on them and I didn’t have a problem with the needles, etc. I think it’s something people should know up front if they don’t.
Q: This is a tough question mid-journey, but do you see yourself being a surrogate again?
A: I think so! I’ve loved the majority of how this has all gone, and I know when I finally deliver this baby and get to hand him to his parents it’s going to be the greatest thing in the world! So I can definitely see myself doing at least one more!
Q: What has been your favorite and least favorite part of your surrogacy journey thus far?
A: My favorite is the joy of the IPs… watching them go from scared and nervous and anxious, to just being so excited and thankful. Seeing them getting to pick a name, design a nursery and watch his sweet little heartbeat and legs kicking on an ultrasound. I just remember all of those things being so great with my own, so I know they’re even bigger to them being the first time getting to experience it all! It all just fills my heart so much to be apart of their journey and knowing I’ll always be a part of his.
My least favorite would have to be the agency part. I won’t go into detail, but I think things could be handled differently and they could take better care of their surrogates.
Q: What is one thing you would tell future surrogates?
A: There will be highs and lows..no one prepares you for the rollercoaster to be honest. While everyone is happy and excited, there will still be nerves and anxiety…especially for the IPs who have already gone through a lot to get to this point, (and that’s the majority of them.) But try to be understanding and remember that eventually there will be a point where everyone gets to just enjoy the sweet baby growing inside of you! It is absolutely worth it, and will be the greatest gift when you deliver that baby(ies) though! Enjoy every moment, document everything you can.. it goes a lot quicker than you’d think!