Just wanted to hop on and give a quick update on the surrogacy. Received the contract draft earlier this week. I went over it and took my notes and scheduled the phone consult to speak with the lawyer. I spoke with my lawyer yesterday and he was able to clear up a few things for me, I just needed some clarification on a couple of issues. Having done this before helped tremendously with understanding it much better this time around. I’ve signed off on it and hopefully we’ll see some action here soon.
I believe the egg donor is going to go through her screening sometime this month. Initially it wasn’t going to be until late June but from what I understand Kevin said she agreed to fly out to get the clearance before June. So…we shall see.
On a related note, I’ve been working very hard to be in the best shape for this pregnancy. I am not getting any younger and I’m finding that I actually HAVE to work on staying fit. Booooo…Actually I do enjoy exercising very much. I just don’t like the thought of having to exercise. Does that make sense? I’ve always enjoyed yoga but I’m starting to do daily yoga now rather than just a few times a week. Let me tell you, it is amazing. Going from two or three times up to six times is kind of ouchie on my body right now, LOL. But I guess that means I really needed it then.
I won’t lie to you and tell you I’m more “zen” because of it or a much calmer person. Anyone who has ever actually met me in real life can tell you I won’t pretend to be a better person because of it either. LOL I will admit, however, it does force me (even if just for half an hour) to reflect on all my bullshit whether I like it or not. During that moment I HAVE to relax, I HAVE to slow down, I HAVE to be patient, I HAVE to be alone with my thoughts.
All day long, everyday of the week I’m constantly on GO, doing at least two things at once. I joke with my sister, Daisy, about all the multitasking we do as moms. Even when I’m sitting down watching a movie with Kenny I’m also doing something else (i.e. writing out next week’s menu, making grocery lists, working on our calendar, folding laundry, etc). So when it comes time for yoga for the day, I really do have to stop everything else and just be right in that moment.
Yeah, I’m a big dork. I’m okay with that.