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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...

Monday, December 5, 2011

Baby L is 6 weeks old already!!

Yes, I'm still alive! ☺ After being on bedrest for 50 years, I kinda felt the need to run around and do random things just because I could and therefore I have neglected my blog. Sorry!
Anywho, can you believe Baby L is SIX WEEKS OLD already!? Man, time sure doesn't fly that fast when you actually want it to! He's doing well and gaining weight, he's up to 7lbs 6oz now, yay! I know his mommy & daddy are loving life with him and I absolutely LOVE getting pictures!

As for me, I went back to work on Dec 1st, boooo! I'm not gonna lie, it sucks to go back after being off for so long, but hey, at least I still have a job, right?
I'm still working on losing my pregnancy weight (blah!), I started doing Zumba about 3 weeks ago (soooo much fun!) and I'm playing soccer so hopefully it won't take too long to "bring sexy back", lol. I gotta be on a beach, sippin' margaritas in May! I would seriously like to know the celebrity's secrets. I mean really, have you seen Mariah? Perhaps the "secret" is called plastic surgery....
Emotionally, I'm doing well. The 1st week or so was a struggle. Not because I "gave up the baby", as some ding-dongs phrase it, but because the journey was "over". I think I was just afraid that my IPs would forget about me now that they had their baby and the thought of that made me sad because we had built a friendship and I didn't want to lose that. Of course, they never gave me a reason to even think that, but the mind is a powerful thing. Needless to say, they are just as wonderful as they were before and I get updates on Baby L all the time. We'll even be going to visit them after the holidays, yay!!
I think just about every surrogate gets asked "will you do it again?" and to answer honestly, I don't think I will. If it were just up to me and I didn't have to consider affecting others lives, then I'd say yes in a heartbeat! But it wasn't the easiest process for my husband and kids for me to be on bed rest. And so many other friends and family made adjustments to their lives in order for me to be able to complete this journey as well. I think the only way I'd do it again at this point is if Baby L wanted a sibling ☺, but that's a whole 'nother conversation to be had. For now, I'm focused on myself and my family and trying to make up for the time we couldn't do things.
Oh and just in case you think the hateful comments stop once you have the baby, think again! Here's a snippet of the convo I had with this hateful bitch at my job on my 1st day back:
Bitch: Oh, hi, Krystal. How are you feeling since you had the baby?
Me: I'm feeling great, just tryin to get back in the swing of things
Bitch: Well it looks like you've lost all your weight
Me: Not quite, but I'm working on it
Bitch: And how much did the baby weigh?
Me: He was 4lbs 9oz
Bitch: (With a wide-eyed look) What?! He was small! YOU certainly didn't look like he was gonna be a small baby!
Me: (holding my tongue) Well it was nice to see you again, I'm gonna go back to my office...
((What I really wanted to say was, "Fu** you bitch! What's ur fkn excuse for looking the way you do on a DAILY basis?!")) Ugh!

Anywho...I probably won't be updating much on here anymore, but I will certainly still check in on my blogger friends!
And here's a video I made to commemorate our journey together. I hope you enjoy it! ♥ Thank you all, again, for all of your support and encouraging words. XOXO



Jeni said...

I love your video, Krystal!

But I do NOT love that you are not going to be posting on the blog anymore! :(

Keep in touch! XO

Doug Rigg said...

Thanks for sharing this and I agree with Jeni, it'll be sad not to read your posts anymore...

Before you leave us forever ;-) I have to say that the photo that I believe you took from your bed after delivery -- the one of your IPs reaction as they saw their baby for the first time -- is SUCH an amazing shot. You captured the moment perfectly. And I think we will have the same look on our faces as we are overcome with emotion when we see our baby for the first time in May. I hope your re-entry in to your pre-surro life is smooth and you are drinking margaritas in a bikini before you know it!!! Take care.


Mark said...

Love the video!
Don't stop blogging. Just start a fresh new one. I like seeing you "out there" in the blogesphere. Reconsider, please.

whitney said...

that video is awesome lady!! mariah fyi had those twins a year ago...i'm 4 months post twinkies and am 4lbs from 125 so take that mariah BOO YAH!!! you should start keeping a food journal like what I have on my website -- keep it up :)

Ashley said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! Love that video!

And I know EXACTLY how you feel about that 2nd journey. That's what makes you such a great person... you put your family's feelings before your own. You did an amazing thing and I hope you continue blogging as well!!

Anonymous said...

We will Lov u 4ever!!!!

Jesse said...

Love the video!!!

You are a rockstar--and will always be!

And I agree--KEEP POSTING on this blog!! Everyone loves to hear how you're doing!

And if you don't, I will bombard you with texts until you do.


Anonymous said...

Well, looks like my hubs (IP) wrote you a little love note, so I thought I should post on here finally! Krystal - we love our precious little boy more than words will ever be able to express. The love we have for you for giving us this gift is the most special love that will always be there! You are and always will be a part of our family. I have told a million times if we've told you once, but THANK YOU FOR THE BEST GIFT OF MY LIFE! You made our dreams come true and for that we will be forever grateful. LOVE YOU and your family forever!
(your IM)

TXSurromom said...

I can't believe our Baby L and y'all's Baby L were born a day apart!! :D

I love this video and your IPs' faces!!! I'm right there with you...these last several months were amazing!!! :D

Jeff and Kevin said...

You are not allowed to stop blogging :) we need more calling the witch on her cookie comment posts! Haha

Michael said...

That video is so great. It's a wonderful way for you to remember your journey and for the IPs and Baby L to see the journey too.