Our long story shortened...

20 years of being in love

14 years of marital bliss

5 years of infertility

9 months of a high risk pregnancy

2 perfect boys (at the same time)

1 heart failure

1 type 1 diabetes diagnosis

1 happy life

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I am a stay at home mom who is raising twins. One of my guys has type 1 diabetes and one does not. I am writing this blog to unite type 1 parents or twin parents. Comment on my posts or in the "what's your high?" and "what's your low?" to join the community of parents just trying to do the best we can!

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We are having another girl!

Ever since I wanted to get pregnant back in 2000, I imagined my life with a little girl. In my mind! she was three, blonde and reading a book in a cute, Pottery Barn Kids pink chair. At my first ultrasound, I found out my unborn children were BOTH boys, I was kind of disappointed. Of course, I was completely hormonal and pregnant with two babies. So, you have to give me a little bit of a brake. Also, once these two little perfect humans came out, I was madly in love and now I wouldn’t have had it any other way. Silly hormones!

However, I continued to secretly wonder, “Would I ever get her?” It took us five years and three in-vitro fertilizations to get the boys! How in the heck would I ever get pregnant again?

In the long run, as we all know now, I didn’t. After the heart situation, that ship had sailed. The doctor said if I ever got pregnant again I would probably die. Talk about drama! Michael and I talked many times about adoption or even surrogacy but we have been so busy with our two angels and our life always seemed complete.

So, a couple of weeks ago, we made a very, huge family decision and decided to hire a surrogate to fill the missing link in our family unit!

Meet my surrogate!

She is currently pregnant with my new little girl who is expected to arrive on March 15! Of course, her mommy will need to keep her until the beginning of May but there are puppy visitation days and I will take lots of pictures and post them! 

Our new little bundle of joy will look something like this! 

See! She's blonde just not quite what I imagined. Something tells me she will have a book in a cute Pottery Barn chair but she will probably be eating the book! 

We are so excited to have her in the family but we have one major problem: we need to name her. I wanted to name her Love or Happy but Michael vetoed those. Ha! He said her name had to be less "lovey" or "happy" in case he ever takes her out with the guys. However, most girl dog names sound like stripper names. Hmmmm.. Zeke likes Honey because that was the name of Abe Lincoln’s dog. Rocco said he likes broccoli or peas... Rocco!

So far, the name we all like, but are not yet convinced of, is Shay. My friends in high school used to call me this. It brings back happy memories of cars that were on the brink of failure and Depeche Mode!

So, I need your help! What should we name her? Please, click the word COMMENT below and give us a cute or cool girl dog name! 

I will post the results and let you know which name we chose as soon as it's decided! Thanks for being part of our family and for your help! 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We have a chocolate lab named Shea!! Good name.