Thursday, November 29, 2007

A Meme

I swiped this "meme" from Mich... you do it too!

Do you own a gun? No freaking way!
What do you think of hot dogs? They're ok...I don't love them though
What do you prefer to drink in the morning? Water or milk (or gingerale when I'm not pregnant)
Can you do push-ups? Absolutely really, it's bad.
What’s your favourite piece of jewellery? I don't have any jewellery...yet ;)
What is your secret weapon to lure the opposite sex? I don't have one...I'm lucky I 'lured' anyone at all lol
Middle name? Catharine
Name 3 thoughts at this exact moment:
1~ I'm so tired
2~ I DO NOT want to go to work just to do nothing...this sucks
3~ I better not get nauseaous at work
What time did you wake up today? 6:30 but officially didn't get out of bed until 8:45
Current hate? Oh so many......
Name 3 drinks you regularly drink:
~ milk
~ tea
Do you own slippers? Yes, pink fuzzy ones :D
What shirt are you wearing? fat clothes, because I'm not quite showing yet but I don't fit into my regular clothing anymore...ugh, hate the in between stage.
Do you burn or tan? tan
Favourite colour(s)? Blue
Would you be a pirate? No probably not, too much guilt
What is your favourite holiday? Halloween
What songs do you sing in the shower? Well, since I got Herbal Essences conditioner that's called "None of your Frizzness" I tend to get TLC's "None of your Business" stuck in my head everytime I take a's quite annoying!
What did you fear was going to get you at night as a child? Ghosts....I'm no longer afraid of them...we co-habitate quite nicely now ;) lol
What’s in your pockets right now? I don't have pockets on...(hehe)
Last thing that made you laugh? Jonah being cute....he always makes me laugh
Best bed sheets as a child? Winnie-The-Pooh!!! Loved them!
Worst injury you’ve ever had? Broken Wrist and by far my C-Section was the worst 'injury'...that was horrible.
Are your parents still together? No
Do you wish on shooting stars? Yep
What is your favourite book(s)? way too many to count
What is your favourite candy? Gummy Feet
How is the weather outside right now? Cold, windy and about to....precipitate...I dunno if it will snow or rain though...
What was your first thought this morning when you woke up? Ugh, I feel sick.....:(....then I got better lol

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Christmas Randoms

As my friend BohoMom said, consider yourself tagged and play too!!!

1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate? Hot Chocolate for sure...not a big nogger...

2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree? Wrapped, wrapped and wrapped again...complete with ribbon and bows!!!

3. Coloured lights on tree/house or white? White, they just seem to twinkle more...

4. Do you hang mistletoe? Nope

5. When do you put your decorations up? Not until December 1st, anytime after that is good

6. What is your favourite holiday dish? Turkey with gravy and jellied can-shaped cranberry sauce (without whole cranberries, yuck) hehehe

7. Favourite Holiday memory? My whole family getting together and hanging out for the entire day while my mom cooked turkey and we helped with the fixings

8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa? I don't remember how old I was...but I remember thinking, ok, this sucks!

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? I do now, my boyfriends family all get together on Christmas Eve (they have to rent a hall because there are too many of them to fit in one house!) and we do a gift exchange.

10. How do you decorate your Christmas Tree? In red and silver...I like it to poor kids hehehe

11. Snow! Love it or Dread it? Love watching it. Hate being outside in it. Hate shovelling it. Dread driving in it.

12. Can you ice skate? I can but don't because I broke a bone in my foot when I was younger and it's painful to skate now...which sucks because I love skating.

13. Do you remember your favourite gift? Probably my Black and White TV and my "Real Baby" when I was like 5 or 6...I asked for them and got what I asked for!!

14. What's the most important thing about Christmas? Being with family that we don't normally get to see in our busy's the one time of year that everyone seems to make the time...

15. What is your favourite Holiday Dessert? Probably Christmas cookies just because it's a tradition

16. What is your favourite holiday tradition? Now? That would be going to my boyfriends family's get together on Christmas's so awesome to be with such a huge, loving family every year on the same day...

16.5. What is your least favourite holiday tradition? That will start this year with going to visit my Sister and Father's grave...this year Christmas Day will mean so much more than it did sister passed on Christmas Day...I think it will be bittersweet :(

17. What tops your tree? A big silver star

18. Which do you prefer giving or receiving? Definitely giving! I get all awkward feeling like I don't deserve whatever someone is giving me lol....

19. Favourite Christmas Song? O Holy Night

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Sunday Scribblings

Did you "mis-spend" your youth? Absolutely!
What kind of kid were you? I was a good kid, but I was headstrong and independent, my parents and I butted heads all the lead to me moving out at 16.
Worriesome to your folks? To say the least....
Mature beyond your years? I would have to say yes and no....I was mature enough that I felt like I was being treated like a baby at home but I was immature in thinking that my OWN baby would make that stop...I had him when I was 17...WAY too young....
Wild? Not so much, I didn't go all out with everything, I was more like cattle, part of the herd just to fit in...
Shy? To and extent yes, I had very low self esteem
How did you spend your time? Mostly smoking pot...all my friends did it, so I did it too...even though I hated the way it made me feel...other than that, I spent my time staying up all night and sleeping all day
Out of curiosity, how many of you knew "what you wanted to be when you grew up" and accomplished it? I didn't know then, I barely know now and I'm not "anything" yet lol...not to say I haven't accomplished anything yet, I just don't have a career...
How many times did you change your mind? About a million...when I was really little, I wanted to be a nurse...and I wanted to be a nurse until I realized that I would have to deal with people who vomit from time to time...I'm an emetophobe, so, me and vommiting, dont' get along very well! Then I wanted to be a veterinarian...then discovered I have allergies to just about any animal with hair/, not so much anymore. When I had my son, I started watching A Baby Story and discovered Midwifery...and wanted to do that until I discovered that some women throw up while they're in labour....see above. Right now, I'm playing around with the idea of something surrounding weddings....a dress shop or a consultant or renting out centrepieces and making crystal bouquets and favours.....who knows.
Wow....I made that answer really long!
Do you think your kid self would approve of you now? I would definitely approve of myself now, however, two years ago? Not so much. Glad things have changed!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

I have a new banner!!

Thanks so much to BohoMom for creating my AWESOME new banner!!!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Thank you!

Thank you to all those who commented on my Sunday Scribblings. It was very nice to read all the wonderful things you all posted!

I have a great friend who posted an entry about my and my surrogacy can read it here. And for the most part, the responses were much like they were on my own posts about my journey.

However, there are a couple of comments posted about surrogates and "selling babies".

It's SO hard to hear that kind of thing when you know the joy it's bringing to the parents of the babies you're bringing into this world.

There were also comments about adoption and how that's the better option for those who can't have children.

While adoption is a WONDERFUL option for some, it is NOT so wonderful for others. Which is why people seek out egg donors or surrogates. Some people (myself included) aren't totally sure that they could care for a child who is not their own in the same way they would if that child WAS their own.

There are tons of loving, caring people out there who have been waiting YEARS to adopt...and that's wonderful...but this world will never have a shortage of children waiting to be adopted, even if everyone waiting was given TWO children as soon as they asked.

It is not the be all and end all answer for those with fertility issues to adopt.

Anyway, instead of getting on a soap box on my friends blog comments, I figured I should bring it over here!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Apparently Social Services is the same everywhere...

What a HORRIBLE thing to do to a baby!!!

So sad...I feel for that mom and baby.

12 inches of skirt

Really? Are they really arguing about how long a skirt is?

I generally have to side with the employer on this one. They would not issue a uniform that is provocative...I would assume that it's pretty tasteful being the business that it is.

Living in Canada, and being employed in Canada...I really think that she should put on the uniform as it has been issued and go to work, or, quit and get another job that allows her to dress as her religion requires her to.

If I said that my religion requires that I wear jeans and a t-shirt would I get away with wearing it to work if there was a uniform? Probably not.

That article talks about how this woman has racked up debt on her credit card and that she's applied for unemployment but they've denied her request because she's not technically unemployed...she can go back to work, if she puts on the shorter skirt or the pants that are part of the uniform...I can't feel bad for someone that CAN go to work but chooses not to because "God says her skirt should be longer" *rolling eyes*

Friday, November 16, 2007

Sunday Scribblings (just a little early? lol)

The topic: I carry

What do I carry? Precious cargo. Snuggled in to the moist, warm fluffy lining of my uterus. I carry a very much wanted baby for two people who would have been unable to be parents otherwise. It is a very important task. It is something I take very seriously....

I carry someone so loved by their parents...they have no idea what is about to occur for them. Carrying out this task makes my heart swell with joy for everyone involved....I can't describe the happiness that surrounds this little baby who is no bigger than the head of a pin at the moment! How incredible that I'm able to do this......

Monday, November 12, 2007


I had my first ultrasound today to determine if there were one or two babies in there...and:
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My intended parents are expecting ONE BABY!!!!!

I have another ultrasound on the 23rd at 2pm...I can't wait! We should be able to see a heartbeat by then (there wasn't one today because it's too early).

I'll update again soon!!

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Had my blood test...

and my number was 219! Which is awesome for those of you who aren't really familiar with beta numbers :) Last year when I was pregnant with the twins (my first surrogacy) my number was 1750!!! So I'm thinking I'm just pregnant with one this time *wipes brow* WHEW!

How is everyone?

I've not seen anything in the news lately that's pissed me off so much that I felt the need to write here so I'm now asking you...

What would you like to see me write about? Any burning questions you would like to know the answer to??? Let's hear em!!!

Ready? GO!!!!!!!!!!!