I've finally decided to jump on board and start blogging along with Stacey. After reading several other surrogacy blogs, I've decided that documenting the journey from both sides is a really neat idea. A lot of people have been asking Stacey questions about me, my illness, my husband and how we came to our decision.
I was diagnosed with CF at 9 months old, my parents were told that I wouldn't make it to see elementary school. I have spent my life in and out of the hospital in order to treat recurrent lung infections. If not for my AMAZING parents and support system I would not be doing as well as I am today... Despite having CF and being hospitalized several times a year I have managed to beat all odds... Today I am 25 years old with a Bachelor of Science in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of Texas at Dallas, married to the most incredible man in the world, and now starting a family.
We did not come to the decision to use a surrogate lightly... After many visits with our high risk OB/Gyn and my pulmonologist we decided that with my lung function where it was, the best way to have our family would be to have someone else carry for us. Being able to use a gestational surrogate meant that we would be able to have of our OWN biological child... My egg, Craig's sperm and Stacey's Uterus. So OUR buns will really be in HER oven :)