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I'm a wife, mom, and gestational surrogate. I've been blessed to be able to have 2 beautiful daughters of my own and 2 cute little surro babes for IPs. With the support of my WONDERFUL family and friends, I'm doing it again!! Follow me on my journey...

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

Ok, no, that's not what this post is about, but I realized it is the 5th of May and just wanted to acknowledge it.
But really...can someone tell me what this day is about? I'm serious. I'm pretty sure we covered it in school, but anything that had to do with history I pretty much tuned out and doodled on my notebook. Sad, but true. I thought it was Mexican Independence Day, but apparently that's in September...yea, I could Google it, but I'd rather you do the research and tell me about it. See how that works?

Anywho, I don't really have much to update about on the surro front. Things are going well and yes, I'm still sick!! FML. The good thing is that it's nowhere near as bad as it was earlier on. Now I tend to get queasy and sick around 4pm, like clock work, and it lasts throughout the evening, but during the day I'm fine. Weird.
Now that I'm officially 13 weeks (woohoo!!!), I'm hoping it will GO AWAY soon....and very soon! The fam and I are going to DC in a few weeks and I don't wanna be the party pooper that's puking all the time!
Here's my 13 week belly pic:

If you only wanted a surro update, then you can stop reading now. But if you prefer to hear about something totally non-relative to surrogacy then please, by all means, continue on...
So, my family and I participated in Relay for Life on April 25th. It's an all night walk, from 7pm-7am, that raises money and awareness for a cure for cancer. We've done this for at least the past 5 years and we really enjoy it. Everyone has "teams" and they all make campsites that are decorated with whatever that year's theme is. This year's theme was "The Amazing Race" and our team was "Viva Las Vegas" was more like Viva Los Losers. I mean really. Someone (u know who you are! ☺) at Kevin's job was in charge of getting our site together (i.e. decorations, games, etc) and let's just say that didn't quite happen. There weren't even tents!! Thankfully, at least, Kevin and had brought our 2 tents and at least we had that much. But it was quite depressing...I mean, here we are sitting between "Cabo San Lucas" and some campsite that looks like "Bollywood" and all we have are two sad looking tents and a cooler. Needless to say, next year, guess who's in charge? That's right, me! And you best believe I'll have everything but the kitchen sink at our site!
Anywho, I'll stop my rant. ☺ The girls had fun and money was raised, so that's all that really matters!

Here's Kailey playing football with Kevin

And of course, the little one had to join

I'm not sure ANY of them knew what they were doing...

Random friends that the girls made (Kourtlyn, far left; Kailey, far right)

My 2 Princesses
Sorry about the quality of the pics, I was using my phone, but you get the idea! ☺♥



Mark said...

I hate anything that involves a tent. Better you than me.
Your girls are so pretty. My Claire really needs a sister.
I think the 5th of May has something to do with celebrating ones dead ancestors. That's a guess. I'm sure there's more to that story. m.

Babydreams2011 said...

LOVE the belly pic and the kidlet pics! Great update all the way around!

Surrogate, Single Parent and Dating... said...

You look great and your girls are absoultely beautiful!!! Our girls are gonna have so much fun together...can't wait!!!!

Jesse said...

Love the belly pic!! I think Cinco de Mayo isn't really anything at all--just an excuse to drink Dos Equis.