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Thu, 12-31-2009 - 4:29pm

Just wanted to say hi. I figure if I'm going to lurk I might as well say hi! :) My DH and I have 2 beautiful babies and want to have 2 more. We are currently waiting to try for two reasons...one simple and one, well, not-so-simple.


The simple reason is that we prefer to time births for the summer months if we can since DH is a teacher and that allows him to be home with me after the birth and in a best-case scenario for him to still be home after I have to go back to work. (This plan worked with our first but cut it close with our second.)


The not-so-simple reason is that we have offered to be a gestational surrogate for DH's cousin who has tried for 10 years to get pregnant. She's been on a wait list to adopt for almost 2 years and is still sitting with empty arms. After talking it over we sat her and her husband down on 12/26 and made our offer. Needless to say they were overwhelmed and thrilled. Her first appt is January 7. In talking to the dr she found that she might be able to have her own child with IVF, but if not we will move forward with AI for me to carry their baby. After that whole process is complete then we'll move forward having our own.

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Registered: 04-29-2006
In reply to: bj0615
Thu, 12-31-2009 - 10:10pm

Hi Bethany! Welcome to WTT! I love that you're thinking of being a gestational carrier for your cousin in law. That's something I would absolutely consider doing if I had a sister or family member in need.

I'm Becki, I'm 24 and my DH is Paul, 25. We're WTT until hopefully this summer/fall to TTC our first!

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Registered: 10-10-2008
In reply to: bj0615
Fri, 01-01-2010 - 1:57pm
Hi Bethany! What you are doing for your DH's cousin is a wonderful thing and very selfless. Welcome to the board, I'm Alyson, 19 and DH is Caleb, 23. We are WTT until 2012 mostly for reasons like finishing school and being more stable financially. Good luck and I hope you stick around :)
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Registered: 12-05-2006
In reply to: bj0615
Sat, 01-02-2010 - 2:11am

Hi Bethany,


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Registered: 12-28-2006
In reply to: bj0615
Sat, 01-02-2010 - 3:10pm

Welcome to the board, Bethany! Wow, what an incredible gift to give to your husband's cousin. I hope that things work out for she and her husband to have a child.

I'm Jay, 25 and DF (26) and I will be waiting to try in Summer 2011. We're waiting to be married for at least one year, and for me to finish graduate school. We'll also be trying to have our first during a smaller window: we're aiming for a late spring or summer baby to better accommodate DF's work schedule.

 
 
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Registered: 11-29-2007
In reply to: bj0615
Mon, 01-04-2010 - 2:37pm
I spent 7 years working in public relations and then was laid off in May. I just started working again in November at a home health company doing billing, payroll, and human resources. It's a definite change in routine but I really enjoy the work so far!
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Registered: 04-17-2009
In reply to: bj0615
Wed, 01-06-2010 - 8:47pm

Hi Bethany! Welcome to the board! Your family is gorgeous!!

I'm Victoria and we are WTT our first this October! You are so kind to offer to carry life for DH's cousin!


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