Gwenna and Joe started attempting to conceive children as soon as they wed. That didn’t go the way I had hoped. They were contemplating adoption after spending the following six years trying everything to get pregnant when her sister-in-law Lorraine volunteered to be a gestational carrier. The birth of Cullan Patrick was facilitated by friends. Despite the fact that her son is healthy and her parents are delighted, Gwenna says, “I always thought about having a brother for my son.” She was well aware that this was a demanding request. Furthermore, she acknowledged, “I feel like an elf asking God for another blessing when I get the first one so hard.”
She admitted that she couldn’t imagine her existence without them despite having a sister and a brother of her own. For my kid, I want that. Then, four years later, at the age of 37, Gwenna began injecting IVF in an effort to freeze her healthy eggs. Gwenna is a sonographer who specializes in bs and gnecolog, so as she informed me, I know over 35 to be an advanced mother age. Your prenatal anomaly rose in severity. Either act now or never.
Then destiny stepped in when her longtime friend Emily, who is also a snob, called. She is aware of my struggle with infertility as well as the lengths we went to conceive a boy. Emily’s calls and my sister-in-law’s calls… Never will I forget them. Panic, elation, intense fear, worry that they won’t feel it, shock. For me, Emily wishes to complete this. She decided to do it after giving it some consideration and talking it over with her husband. Her first three pregnancies were reasonably straightforward and trouble-free. She wishes to support me because she enjoys being pregnant.
To talk about the logistics, Emily and Chris (Emily’s spouse) and I sat down. Then the action begins. Six tiny frozen embryos were left over from my autumn retrieval. quality infant, good. We start the procedure in January of the following year. Emily was expecting by March. One of the two embryos we transplanted was kept.
“Somehow, we tried to keep gender indeterminate,” Gwenna told me, adding: “That’s the best way to do it.” As Sarah said, how can two female sonographers keep a baby’s sex a secret beyond her control!
Regarding being in the delivery room when Paxton was born, Gwenna explained: “Emily and I both have the same OB/GYN. We are also sonographers at the doctor’s office. Having that connection with Dr. Costa made delivery so much better. She knows the situation. She knows what it means. Delivery is important to her.”
She went on to say, “I think she wanted to involve Joe and me as much as possible. That’s why she gave me delivery baby. I cut the cord. I did skin to skin.” Gwenna has this to say about Emily: She did for me what I couldn’t do for myself. Totally altruistic, completely compassionate. A lot of people talk about doing good things or how they feel about some issue in the world. That is talk. Not action. Emily took action and with it, she changed the world. Grant it is my world. My husband’s world.
The universe of my son. my household’s environment. But it makes no difference. She performed all of it while grinning.
Sarah remarked, “This delivery is up there with my favorites. That day, feelings were incredibly primal and humble. Everyone wept, she claimed, including herself. “Normally, I maintain my composure and grin for their joy. But this is really unique! Even the physician wept!”
One instance stands out in Sarah’s memory: “The intended mother’s face lit up the second time Dr. Costa asked if she wanted to deliver her baby,” Sarah relates. They are still unsure as to whether the child is a male or a girl at this time. She must let everyone know! A male it is! The room was filled with laughter and enthusiasm. No soaking eyes in the room. There is not a face without a smile!”