Their Lovin, My Oven

My Journey as a Gestational Surrogate

Who Isssss? June 20, 2012

6 months old?! I know it hardly seems possible but my sweet surrotwins had their 6 month “birthday” just a few days ago! 6 months ago, we were all anxiously awaiting their arrival – Esteban and Michele for their lives as parents to begin, me to hand their sweet angels over to them for the first time and finally get to see them as a family… I still remember that day with vivid clarity and probably will for the rest of my life. We’ve all come a long way from these sweet, TINY little angels that I held so lovingly right underneath my heart for 9 months until they were ready to meet their amazing Daddies ❤

 

Esteban, Michele and I with their sweet, sweet baby boys ❤

 

The twins are growing and thriving and life is back to normal for the most part in our house. As our two year old puts it, we all miss Ban (Esteban,) Cele (pronounced Kell-Ay aka Michele,) Gabiel and Dabide. We LOVE to have Skype sessions and try to make sure we still have Skype visits at least once a month. We talk via WhatsApp (a must have app for anyone trying to keep in touch internationally) at least every other day and I am SO lucky because I get pictures nearly that often!

 

I love and adore seeing pictures of the twins but I have to admit that there is one other type of picture I love seeing even more… Picture of my 4 boys as a family. Gabriel and Davide are too cute for words and their pictures always make me smile but the pictures of them as a family just tug at my heart strings. I can’t help but see them and beam with pride at this amazing family that I had the PRIVILEGE of helping complete. I love to talk about my journey and can go on for daysssss to anyone that happens to ask. Surrogacy and the families these journeys help create are just miraculous. I’m still so awestruck that I got to be a part of it all.

 

In my own news, I did a lot of soul searching and after watching television specials (Giuliana and Bill, anyone?) reading blogs and keeping active on surrogacy forums, I decided that I wanted to talk to Esteban and Michele about pursuing another journey while they prepared for a sibling journey. I was nervous… Me “moving on” so to speak wasn’t what we had talked about and a part of me felt like I would be cheating on them. When I brought it up, I couldn’t have been luckier with the way they responded. Let me just remind you all again that Esteban and Michele are AMAZING and I’m such a lucky surromama to have them as part of my family. They said that I 1000% had their blessing and they couldn’t wait to hear about a future journey. They would love to see me with a big ole preggo belly when they come to visit later this year. So, stay tuned on a new journey front… I might have big news soon 🙂

P.S. Esteban and Michele, “who isssss” is still one of the girls’ favorite games. They love and miss you all SO much too ❤

I’ll leave you with some amazing pics. You’re officially warned, there’s a TON of cuteness involved. Pretty sure this level of cuteness is illegal but I’m putting it out there anyway 😉

-Danielle

 

Just look at those cheeks! Those rolls! Those smiles! MAN my IFs make some ADORABLE babies!! ❤

 

Brotherly Love ❤

 

I just want to squeeeze those cheeks!!

 

And this folks, THIS is why I became a surrogate. THIS family is so beautiful and all 4 of them will always hold a special place in my heart. <3<3

Advertisements