I live in Topeka, Kansas with my husband Caleb, and two beautiful daughters, Caylee and Kinsley. When we aren’t at swim practice, volleyball or church, we love being homebodies and spending time together with friends and family. I am currently weaving through life with working from home as a clinic coder for a local hospital.
Becoming a surrogate was an easy decision for me. I initially thought about it the beginning of 2018 and did some research. Even though you may think or understand the process, it is really so much different. Being able to go through it and learn all that we do it so amazing. Knowing a lot of people who suffer with infertility really made me want to be a surrogate so much more. With my easy pregnancies and awesome labors, I knew that it was something I could do effortlessly and enjoy. Being able to help another family grow whether it is their first child or a sibling is such a rewarding adventure. Knowing that I am the one helping bring this new child/children into these parent(s) arms has been such a gift.
My journey was smooth over all. I started in August of 2018 and matched in September. Matching went quickly and effortlessly, less than 24 hours at that. We fell in love with the couple that was our match and things blossomed from there. The process from start to finish took a little under two years. We miscarried at 16 weeks with the first embryo transfer due to a fluke placenta problem, talk about completely heartbreaking. That was something that I honestly never thought I would go through with my pregnancies being so easy. Especially in the second trimester. We transferred 8 months later with two embryos this time in hopes that one would stick. Well fooled them, both stuck and my uterus became a super comfy home. I was on modified bedrest most of that pregnancy due to an SCH. Most are relatively small but mine was larger which caused some concern for the twins. We delivered super healthy 7.11 and 6.8 boy/girl twins via C-section in July of 2020. Being able to see the look on the parents face when they held their babies for the first time is something that is indescribable. Knowing that I was the one that was able to help get them to that point is the best gift of all.