How I became a mom
Amy is my sister, who is 5 years older than me. She has been looking out for me since day 1 and I couldn't ask for anyone better in my life. When I got diagnosed with diabetes, my mom told me she would watch me while I slept. She was worried something would happen to me in the middle of the night. Amy is definitely one of my angels here on Earth.
There isn't anything my sister doesn't know about me and my struggles. She knew how badly I wanted to become a mother and always mentioned in passing that she would carry my babies. I never really took it seriously because I wanted to do it on my own and it is such a sacrifice for her to do something like this for me. Time passed and Hector and I had no luck getting pregnant; we tried for about 6 years and I never had a positive pregnancy test.
The time came and Amy told me this is really something she wanted to do for us. She has two boys of her own and they were great pregnancies; we were hopeful that this would work out for us. We found an amazing reproductive doctor here in Las Vegas, Dr. Sher, and immediately started the process. They believed Amy was a great candidate to be our gestational surrogate. Not only was her taking on a pregnancy for me a big deal, she also had to endure so many shots of medication daily. She was so bruised up and it sucked. I hated seeing her like that, but she never let me feel like it was a bother to her.
I too had to take shots, but it wasn't a big deal for me because I deal with that on a daily basis with my type 1 diabetes. I was in a great deal of pain in my ovaries, but it was a small price to pay to make the egg retrieval a success. I don't remember exact numbers, but it was somewhere upwards of 20+ eggs retrieved. A few days later, they put 2 excellent grade embryos into Amy. We prayed.
I remember the day I was to receive the call whether they implanted or not, I wasn't given a time that they would reach out. My anxiety was through the roof, so I prayed to God. I asked Him for a sign that this was a success and I would be a mommy soon. This overwhelming sense of warmth and relaxation filled me and all my worries were gone. Tears just started streaming from my eyes, and minutes later my phone rang. I was told that by the look of the numbers, both embryos implanted and we would be expecting twins!
I am eternally grateful and Amy is the reason I am the proud mama of two gorgeous, amazing 3 year old baby girls!