Lilypie - Personal pictureLilypie Fourth Birthday tickers
Lilypie - Personal pictureLilypie First Birthday tickers

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Sweet Silence ...

What a nice weekend we had. I hate when it ends. Work stinks. Friday night I went to a jewelry party. It was mellow, not too many people there. Ate some yummy apps, bought some jewelry, and went home. My LOVELY husband allowed me to sleep in on Saturday. Then me and my sister took the kids to music class and out to lunch.

As soon as they woke up from their nap, we packed up all their stuff, and brought them over to Grandma and Opa's house! YEAH! My parents love keeping them for the night, and we love to get rid of them! Awww, I'm teasing! But everyone loves a quiet house! We dropped them off around 4pm, and came home to relax for a while before heading out to my friend Michele's for a dinner party. It was a really nice time ... There were four couples, everyone made (or bought) something, and we just drank and ate like piggies and just relaxed. Michele shipped her son out for the night too, so it was nice for us not to be worried about having the get up early with the kids.

Here is a pic of me and Joan relaxing after the fat meal!

We got home around midnight, and I woke up at 9am to a completely quiet house. It was SO nice. We went out to breakfast, went to Best.Buy and bought Rock.Band 2! Woo hoo ... we'll have to play that later this week. Then we lounged in bed and watched tv and watched the Giants before going to my parents around 4pm.

The kids were really happy to see us ... and it's amazing how much we missed them in a 24 hour period. Crazy. It really is. Here is a cute pic I snapped of the Moop at my parents, and a picture of Hailey chillin' on her rocking horse.

And a quick update on the gestational carrier-to-be front. Things are moving along great! We have what they call an "All Day" at our clinic this Tuesday. Me and DH and my sis and her husband have to go all day, and meet with doctors and psychologists and I have to go through a bunch of tests and stuff. The contract is done, and we just need to sign it and get it in.

It's really going to happen, and I'm beyond excited. I'm so honored that my sister is trusting me with such a huge thing, and I only hope I can do her and her husband proud. I'll keep you updated after the All Day to let you know of the cycle schedule. It's so crazy. Yeah!



Chrissy said...

OMG...I cried when I read the last paragraph! We're the one's that are honored and SO lucky that you would even agree to carry our child. I can't imagine the wonderful bond you will have with our child(ren). You're beyond special and I couldn't have asked for a more loving, giving sister. I love you very much! Chrissy

Lisa said...

Congratulations and best wishes on your new adventure. The bond between sisters is so strong that it is wonderful that you are able to be there. I, too, have a wonderful sister whom I love more than I could imagine. I think it great that you can be a part of her life in such a meaningful way.

On a complete side note, your kids are looking great. I can't believe how big they've gotten in the few months that I've been reading your blog. It gets more fun as the time goes by. I had my 2nd ever night away from the kids last night and boy did I miss them!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful post! Glad you had an awesome week-end, and I am completely inspired by your last paragraph! I'm also in the process of applying to be a gestational carrier, so I look forward to following your journey with you!

All the best,

PS Here from ICLW!

In Due Time said...

Glad you had a great night!

The kids are too cute!


tripmom827 said...

What an awesome thing you are doing for your sister! I think that is totally amazing and I am going to keep up on your blog so I can follow your story.

Your children are gorgeous! I have an almost 16 month old, so I know it is such a busy time :)


MrsSpock said...

What an amazing thing to do for your sister!


Kymberli said...

I'm so glad to find your blog. I'm also an IFer who is now a gestational surrogate. I've followed two other sister/sister GS journeys on Surrogate Mothers Online ( and it's always a joy to watch them on such a wonderful journey. You and Chrissy are very lucky to have each other! I'll have to keep up with your blog!


Aimee said...

Love the picture of Hailey on the rocking elephant!!! I'm glad to hear things have finally settled so that you can proceed with giving your sister the greatest gift....LIFE!

Aimee said...

I just love the picture of hailey on the rocking elephant! ;o)

I'm glad things have finally settled so that you can finally proceed with giving your sister that greatest gift of all....LIFE! You're just wonderful!