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Um, who are you?

Posted by Dalia on October 16, 2013 in Life, Surrogacy |

I know, right…it has been awhile.  I am aware that I suck majorly for not being better with my updates.  I promised myself when I started this blog it wouldn’t just be about surrogacy, but it seems I only pop on here or am reminded of it when something surrogacy related is going on with me.  I apologize.  I’ve set this blog up so it’s very easy to update, takes almost no time at all but I seem to always find excuses of being too busy, maybe not having anything too interesting to share, etc.  But that’s bull, we all lead interesting lives even when things are quite comfortable and not reality show worthy.

My oldest has recently begun a project for this school year…her own YouTube channel.  She’s challenged herself to put out a weekly video on anything and everything.  Regardless of whether she feels the week has been eventful or not she must do a video.  She has to film, edit, etc and get it out weekly and I’m having trouble putting out an occasional blog post.  Maybe I’ll challenge myself in the same manner.  Weekly?  Hmmm…

What’s that?  How is this surrogacy journey going?  Why thank you for asking.  I really do hate talking about myself but since you brought it up. :-)  Dates are changing constantly.  You know how that goes…black out dates with donor, protocol issues, my body acting the fool, etc.  But the time will come soon enough.  For every time that I become frustrated with another change I have to remind myself that it sucks even more for the intended father.  At the moment we’re looking at an embryo transfer date in the middle of November.  Crossing my fingers it sticks. (date AND embryo :-) )

Two years ago I was in California that same time for transfer.  It was on Viktoria’s birthday, my first little surrobabe.  The little munchkin is going to be three in November, how time flies.  And I’m super excited to share that her daddies recently married, right around their 20 year anniversary! :-)

And the twins, the two little guys who eagerly entered the world August 2012…they celebrated their one year birthday with their awesome daddy recently.  Handsome little guys like to keep dad busy.  I’m still amazed at all the beautiful babies my uterus has grown. :-)

I won’t promise to be better with updates.  I break that promise way too much and it sounds silly after so many times.  But I do…promise…to be better. I love staying connected with friends and family and I’ve seriously been slacking.  Is there such a thing as a Halloween resolution?  I think that’s what I’m aiming for here.  If you know me in “real life” call me out and shame me.  It’s okay, I deserve it.

Rain or shine, exciting news or not, I’ll see y’all soon…

 

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No pictures, please!

Posted by Dalia on August 2, 2013 in Life, Surrogacy |

It has been forever since I last updated my little blog here. I could come up with tons of excuses, etc., etc. but I decided against that. The truth is I always put it off because I think I can get to it at the end of the day when I’m done with everything else. […]

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My birthday, New York City, and family

Posted by Dalia on February 27, 2013 in Life, Surrogacy, Travel |

That’s not any particular order, just what’s been up the past couple of weeks.  For my birthday my husband treated my sisters and I to a trip to New York City. It’s been a few years since the three of us were together and my birthday was a perfect time to make it happen. We […]

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Babies, babies and more babies…

Posted by Dalia on February 9, 2013 in Life, Surrogacy |

It seems the past few years that besides my own, I have enjoyed helping others grow their families.  While the very first surrogacy I did was a very, conscious decision (lots of discussion, self reflection and assessments…can I really do this? etc.) the second surrogacy journey came more natural.  I just knew I was ready […]

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Yoga does the body good…

Posted by Dalia on January 21, 2013 in Fitness, Life |

Borrowing from that famous milk campaign, I decided to take my practice of yoga to a higher level.  I’m not a milk fan at all…sorry, cows.  Or maybe they’re thanking me, I don’t know.  I do love yoga, though.  I love how how I feel when I do a certain pose, how my body feels […]

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I love my surro-families…

Posted by Dalia on January 5, 2013 in Surrogacy |

Let me start by explaining that title real quick for those of you not in the surrogate community. It’s a fun, cheesy little thing we do. A pseudo adjective if you will, that we add before things having to do with our surrogate lives. Yeah, I said cheesy, but I mean it affectionately. I really […]

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Adventures in baking…Coffeehouse Pumpkin Muffins

Posted by Dalia on September 24, 2012 in Food |

Okay, I will admit it…I’m addicted to Starbucks. It’s an addiction I try to keep under control but boy do they make it hard on this girl. Especially when they offer such delicious treats like their Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins. Oh dear lord someone help me. Being that I’m a huge fan of these yummy […]

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Adventures in Cooking…Preserves

Posted by Dalia on September 4, 2012 in Food |

So recently I took advantage of Bountiful Baskets. It’s a pretty cool food co-op that is available in cities throughout the US and I’ve heard great things, so why not? One of the yummy additions in the basket of produce we received last week was cherries. While I love cherries and my Collin is a […]

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The twins are here!!!

Posted by Dalia on August 11, 2012 in Surrogacy |

Five days before delivery. They sure are. While it happened very fast and ended up in a c-section, the actual labor and delivery story was not as scary and eventful as my night of pre-term labor a few weeks back (Part 1 and Part 2). I went in Sunday night for what I thought were […]

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My night in labor and delivery…(Part 2)

Posted by Dalia on July 12, 2012 in Surrogacy |

The next morning I’m greeted to the same news. Contractions are now more regular at about every 4 minutes and they’re intense. I’ve begun to feel them in my back now and I’m now 3cm, 80% effaced. Again, we all know that’s not bad by itself. However, we are talking contractions on top of a […]

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