Monday, September 21, 2009

Six month photos

Today we a busy day, it seems we are more busy each day. Luckily Ava is a really good baby and takes it all in stride.

We had her 6 month pictures done today and they were really cute. She is such a smiley baby. Every picture was a smile. Makes it really hard to choose what to buy.



Mike started PSR tonight. He enjoys going and the teachers are super nice so I am glad.

Lately Luke has been making me laugh by getting hurt. I don't know why it's funny but it is. The other night he cracked his head on the closet door jam. Then he told me he got whipped in the face with his bookbag strap and most recently he hit his elbow on the chair. I have been a little stressed lately so these random events just make me laugh.

One thing I don't know if everyone knows is I love and I mean LOVE couponing. This week at GE I got 20 boxes of Reynolds aluminum foil. They were free with coupon. I also used my rain checks to get 8 packs of Danimal crush cups for 25cents each. I also have to finish using my pasta coupons to get free pasta. I already have 40 boxes but I guess you can never have too much! LOL

Saturday, September 19, 2009

The first post

I decided to start a new blog! I had been lacking on my surrogacy blog, mainly because I have been too busy with my family and new baby, but I enjoy blogging so thought I should start a "family" blog!

A little background on us --

Luke and I met at summer marching band rehearsal. He was an incoming freshman and I was an awesome sophomore. We became friends and on Dec 25, 1995 our lives became intertwined. We dated the rest of high school and through college. We got married Jan 20, 2001 and our family grew with the birth of our son Mike who is now 8. We knew we wanted another baby, so started trying right away, however unfortunately we diagnosed with unexplained secondary infertility, which basically meant nothing was wrong with us, but we weren't conceiving. We spent a year doing fertility treatments and our daughter Isabella was born, she just turned 4. Ten days after her birth, I had a PPH, postpartum hemorrhage and required emergency partial hysterectomy. We knew we wanted to continue our family and turned to surrogacy. Our Gestational surrogate (meaning it was MY egg and Luke's sperm as this still confuses people) delivered our second beautiful daughter Ava on March 9, 2009.

And this is our life, we are devoted to each other, dedicated to raising our kids and enjoying our lives.................

our family Spring 2009

Ava's birth

to read all about our surrogacy journey go here