Sunday, January 1, 2017

JANUARY 2ND, 2017 - HAPPY 9TH BIRTHDAY!!!!



It's been 9 years gone by.  The memories still strong in my heart.  This is my story exactly 9 years ago at this very minute....

My water broke for baby B at 11 pm on Jan 1st. An hour later DH and I made it to the hospital. Wasn't having any significant contractions. Was hooked up to monitors and stuff. They did a test 3 times that came back negative, meaning my water never broke. LOL well there is NO way I would have pee'd like that on accident! And the nurses were telling me that their tests are quite accurate...best on the market. OK whatever. So they were going to send me home...but do an ultrasound before I went. So DH calls the IP to tell him false alarm b/c I knew that he probably didn't listen to me when I said to wait about flying out until I heard from the dr. lol DH said he did make a flight but couldn't get out until 6:30 am his time (which was 8:30 am our time). Anyways...the gal was having a hard time measuring fluid for the babies...the dr comes in and says baby B has no fluid....Prep her for surgery. LOL what? You just told me I was going home and we told the IP it was false alarm. ROFL So then I was super bummed b/c I was thinking I'd be going to Bingo that Saturday! lol DH called IP back and said it was time...for real! By this time, I think it was 2:30 am?? I think it took over an hour to get prepped and stuff.

And just like that...9 years ago on January 2nd...with 3 Teams of Nurses waiting...

AT 4:05 AM CST...XIA WAS BORN!!!
AT 4:09 AM CST.... RU WAS BORN!!!
AT 4:12 AM CST.... ZHEN WAS BORN!!!


I can still see images in my mind of the babies as they came out.  So beautiful and healthy. To watch them grow up through pictures and videos on Facebook has been a blessing.  The Triplets and their Dads are the luckiest people in this world, surrounded by many friends and family who love them dearly.  


I love you all....Xia, Ru, Zhen, Ru & Miguel!!!

Happy 9th Birthday, Xia, Ru & Zhen!!!

LOVE, HUGS & KISSES!!!
Kerri - A Surrogate Mom   



Friday, January 1, 2016

JANUARY 2ND, 2016 - HAPPY 8TH BIRTHDAY!!!!




EIGHT YEARS AGO...I was laying in the bottom bunk of the kids' bed...the only bed in the house that was comfortable sleeping on at the time...

EIGHT YEARS AGO AT 11 PM CST...I either PEED in the kids' bed on accident or my water broke!!!!

EIGHT YEARS AGO....I realized it was time...bag not packed!!!

EIGHT YEARS AGO I was calling Ru to let him know I was on the way to the hospital, then Chuck calling Ru to tell him it's a false alarm and then Chuck telling him again that it wasn't a false alarm and they were rushing me to the OR....

EIGHT YEARS AGO AT 4:05 AM CST...XIA WAS BORN!!!

EIGHT YEARS AGO AT 4:09 AM CST.... RU WAS BORN!!!

EIGHT YEARS AGO AT 4:12 AM CST.... ZHEN WAS BORN!!!

That Day EIGHT YEARS AGO ON JANUARY 2ND....God Blessed Ru & Miguel with 3 BEAUTIFUL BABIES!!!  And what a wonderful journey it has been for me to watch the triplets grow...watch all 5 of them and their family and friends... (lol sounds a little stalkish, doesn't it?!)  I can only imagine the journey it has been for you, Ru & Miguel!!!  I have enjoyed watching your beautiful family grow.  It brings tears of joy to see pictures of the triplets from birth until today!!!

I love you all....Xia, Ru, Zhen, Ru & Miguel!!!

Happy EIGHTH Birthday, Xia, Ru & Zhen!!!

LOVE, HUGS & KISSES!!!
Kerri - A Surrogate Mom  




Thursday, January 1, 2015

JANUARY 2ND, 2015 - HAPPY 7TH BIRTHDAY!!!!




SEVEN YEARS!!!  
I can not believe it's been SEVEN YEARS!!!

Ru & Miguel...  First of all....CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR WEDDING!!!  I am so happy for ALL of you!  The perfect family in my eyes!

The kids sure are growing up.  It's fun to read back on my blog about our journey and now your journey!

Please give the Triplets a huge hug from me!

I love you Ru, Xia, Zhen, Ru & Miguel!!!

HAPPY SEVENTH BIRTHDAY, RU, XIA, ZHEN!  AND HAPPY "BIRTH" DAY TO ME!!!

HUGS & KISSES

Kerri, A Surrogate Mom

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

JANUARY 2ND, 2014 - HAPPY 6TH BIRTHDAY!!!!

SIX YEARS AGO TODAY...around this time, it happened!  And right now I have tears in my eyes as I think about this special day that means so much to me!

My water broke and 5 hours later, THREE BEAUTIFUL MIRACLES WERE BORN!!!


Xia- (pronounced "sheeya") was born first at 4:05 am and she weighed 4 lbs. & 9.7 oz. measuring 18 inches!  
Ru- came next at 4:09 am and he weighed 4 lbs. & 1.6 oz. measuring 17-3/4 inches
Zhen- was last at 4:12 am and she weighed 3 lbs. & 15.7 oz. measuring 18 inches
AND SIX WONDERFUL YEARS LATER.....
Ru, Xia, Zhen

Ru & Miguel, I can not thank you enough for letting me continue to be part of your family.  To watch your beautiful family grow has been such a blessing!  The children and you are so loved and blessed by your family and wonderful friends!  You are truly the best parents in the world and are the true meaning of what a real family is today!  

I love you Ru, Xia, Zhen, Ru & Miguel!!!

HAPPY SIXTH BIRTHDAY, RU, XIA, ZHEN!  AND HAPPY "BIRTH" DAY TO ME!!!

HUGS & KISSES

Kerri, A Surrogate Mom


Monday, January 2, 2012

January 2nd, 2012 - Happy 4th Birthday!!!

HAPPY FOURTH BIRTHDAY!!!!




WHAT?!  4???  Can it really be that it was just 4 years ago that I was trying to convince the nurses and doctor that my water actually broke?!  4 years and 3 hours ago from right now, these beautiful babies came into this world.  They are the luckiest children with the best dads in the world!  I have enjoyed watching them grow up over the years and so thankful for their parents for sharing that with me, because it means so much to me.

I still remember telling the agency nearly 6 years ago that I wanted only to carry multiples...because, how else can you have the experience and not have to raise them?  It was just going to be the coolest thing!  lol  However, when I was thinking multiples...I was thinking twins!  Now I could never think of it any other way then...triplets!

Happy BIRTH day to me and HUGE happy BIRTHDAY to the Triplets!!!

Hugs,
Kerri, A Surrogate Mom

Saturday, January 1, 2011

January 2nd, 2011 - Happy 3rd Birthday!!!


Wow....three years old today!!!  Thank you R & M for sharing all the pictures of your beautiful children!  (I suppose I stole this picture from your FB page, lol)  It has been a joy to follow your beautiful family!  Your family is truly blessed.

Don't let anyone scare you that Three's are worst then the Two's!  As a parent of 4 (singleton) children...it's the 4th child that is the worst!!!  ;)

Happy Birthday Xia, Ru, and Zhen!!!

HUGS!!!

Kerri, A Surrogate Mom

January 1st, 2011 - almost 3 years later

Happy New Year!

Feeling a little sad, but I think it's mostly from an article of an IM's experience. Truly well written and the only thing that stood out was this: “You may think you want to stay in touch now, but trust me, once you have your baby, you’re barely going to remember her name. I call it surrogacy amnesia.” This was the statement made by an agency that the IM had interviewed.


At just after 11 pm-ish on this very day...3 years ago, my water broke on Baby B. I remember pacing the hallway thinking CRAP...where's my purse with the OB's number...feeling a little panic, bags not packed (which was not unusual for me...it's not like I ever had a bag packed with my own 4 kids). I remember yelling downstairs to my husband that it was time (actually after I post this, I ought to re-read the actual entry for fun!). I remember calling R and letting him know that I was on the way to the hospital and we'd let him know what was up later. I think it was 2 am and Chuck was calling R to say they were sending me home...found out that R had been trying to get a flight out, but the first one didn't leave until 6 am his time. Anyways, so after 3 tests saying my water didn't break and me trying to be the polite New Yorker that I am (Yes, you can laugh)...I know I did not pee that much...not to mention, I remember the dog licking it up!!! lol Ok...through my insisting before I'd go home, the dr ordered an ultrasound and took one look and said, prep her quick...in a calm voice, but one where I knew it had to happen quickly b/c all of Baby B's fluids were gone. At this time, I'm thinking you have to find my husband to call R back. I remember Chuck saying...but I just called R to tell him it was a false alarm. Still makes me laugh to this day. I wasn't too scared about being rushed to the OR for my c-section...I clearly remember wondering if I'd be able to make the Bingo Buy-In at Grand Casino Hinckley that Saturday...and that the girls would miss me, if I didn't! BTW I was missed...the gals texted and left messages on my phone. Funny how we can remember things so long ago...to the detail!

Babies were all born healthy and were ready to make their appearance..even at 33 1/2 weeks gestation. Today they are just beautiful, happy and healthy as ever! At 4 am CST (guestimate) on January 2nd, 2011...these beautiful triplets will be 3 years old!!!

I still remember the day I met M and we were in the elevator and he brushed something off of R's forehead. It was touching and I thought it was true love for them. :) Too bad I wasn't there to see his reaction when R told his then "new" boyfriend that he was going to have triplets!

I remember that R didn't arrive in MN until about 11 am cst...I'm thinking he came right to my room to see me. Ok, well if he didn't, he at least came to see me right away. And that means a lot to me, after reading the article I shared above. He didn't forget me! That's all that matters! So back to that article and that statement...truly (for me) the saddest part of being a surrogate is the IP forgetting me right after it's over. I'm truly grateful to M & R for remembering me to this day. I hope we'll keep in touch but I understand that people's lives get busy and all.

Well enough babbling for today!
Happy New Year everyone!!!

Kerri, A Surrogate Mom