Monday, February 8, 2010

Hello everyone, it is me "K"

COULD THOSE TWO BOYS BE ANY MORE DARLING?

I am of course a biased aunt, but I find them to be handsome and perfect in every way! You should see mom and dad dote over them, Niki and J are over the moon in love with these two precious little souls, and I for one could not be more excited for the four of them! They have been so fortunate to have Myles watching over them through the last week, these boys are making all forward progress on their eating, and I think they have a special big brother to thank for that. What a perfect family!

I am one week post c-section and finding that five years makes a bit of a difference on my body, I previously was recovered when I got home, but this time I'm having just a few more aches and pains, nothing to complain too much about, I just have to keep telling myself, OLDER = SLOWER... Thankfully, my staples were removed last Thursday and now I just have steri-strips which are much more comfortable. My boys are happy to have me home, but are far more excited for their next visit with Liam and Silas. :-) Oh and I have to tell you, when the boys met Liam and Silas last Sunday, it was priceless to see Liam turn his head a bit and open one eye as he clearly recognized Kolbe's (the loudest voice in our family at the age of 5) voice. Too funny.

Liam and Silas are stars around here. We have been on the news and in our local newspaper, both such beautifully written stories. It was nice to show people that surrogacy stories do have happy endings. So many people, even strangers, wrote to say "you just gave me goosebumps, its rewarding to know that there are still good people left on Earth" I found those words touching! I don't often think of my role in this journey, but rather focused on the end result, getting Niki and J healthy baby(s). So people's kind words post delivery have helped me realize the gift given. A gift I wouldn't change for ANYTHING!

I just wanted to stop by and say thank you to all of you for your support of Niki, J and I through this journey and Niki and J's journey with Myles. I never knew a cyber world like this existed, and have found such peace here! Love and well wishes to you all!

18 comments:

goldenjag25 said...

K you are such a selfless and amazing person, I only wish I could do something as great as this for friends or family. ;) You are an inspiration!! Hope your recovery goes quickly and you are back to your old self soon!

AnGèLe said...
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AnGèLe said...

So happy to hear you are healing well! K, you truly are an amazing woman! Those boys have amazing parents, an angel brother watching out for them and a very special aunt!
I hope your recovery continues to be without complication!
Congratulations to all of you on this amazing journey of Love!

meinsideout said...

K - you rock!!! I hope that your recovery speeds up - I am 35 and scared of the recovery!!!!

You are my inspiration to continue to bake these babies - thanks for sharing your side of the story too.

((HUGS))

Donna said...

Congratulations K - I hope you heal quickly!! You are amazing and wonderful and simply AWESOME!!!

Expectant Duck said...

Hi K!
So glad to hear that you are recovering (and ouch to the staples - I hate those!) glad you got the neat little steri strips (arent they cool). Thanks for giving us an update, and as you know, all us IMs just love what you did. hugs.

Danielle said...

Thank you for sharing your story through your blog, it's been so heartwarming to read. Happy Birthday to those beautiful boys, Congratulations to the loving parents of those beautiful boys and a cyberhug to K for such a wonderful gift.

Saffy said...

K, your kindness is without true words to describe. You have literally changed the course of history for the Anderson family. That in itself is an amazing concept.

May your recovery continue to track along as it has. It does take a bit longer as you get a bit older huh? I know we've all said it, but you truly are a rock star :)

Katie said...

K, your part in this journey has captivated me from the beginning. Your selflessness and joy for Niki and J is remarkable. Best wishes to you.

Kelly said...

You did such a wonderful thing for them K!! Glad you are starting to heal and are enjoying your time with the boys. I'm sure they'll have a special connection with you as they grow up. :*)

amy said...

K, I just wanted to tell you how VERY proud I am of you. You should be just as proud of yourself. What a long journey and what an amazing outcome! I too have a gestational carrier (a dear friend) carrying our baby girl for us and words cannot express what she and her gift mean to us and this baby girl's big sister (our 4 year old). I tell her all of the time that she is our angel on earth and the same is true of you. Thank God for you and your selfless gift of life. You did it!!! Now, have a glass of wine and pat yourself on the back!

James, Dawn and Family said...

K, you are a rare soul. GOD bless you for the gift you help give!!!

Jill said...

You're amazing, K! What a selfless and courageous choice!

Debir said...

K, you are truly an angel on earth. It has been a great honor to get to know you through Niki's journey. Blessings to you and your family!
Debi (SC)

Alicia and Mike said...

Wonderful. :) Rest well.

Ashley D said...

So good to hear from you K. You are inspiring and I know your story will touch the others who wer eon the fence. You look wonderful in the video, I am so happy for your entire family.

Jacinta said...

K, you sound like you are on the amazing high, despite the discomfort, that comes from doing something so incredible. May it last for ages!
I LOVE your story about the boys recognising their cousin. It is soooo true and so intriguing to watch and be reminded of how clever they are

Dora said...

K, you're amazing! Take it easy, and take the pain meds. I really believe the meds made my c-section recovery quicker (at age 46!). The body heals better when not fighting pain. Adorable that Liam turned at his cousin's voice.