Tuesday, August 28, 2012

We Need Your Help!

As most of you may know, we have been filming our entire journey.  My husband has a beautiful eye for film and has been working very hard at capturing what we can.   Unfortunately we have been renting and borrowing equipment, and not having it ready at hand, we are missing great shots to be filming.  We need equipment, we need to pay our crew, pay for sound, music fees, storage and back up etc.  It costs a lot to make a film! 

Here is where we need your support!   By financially backing our film, you are helping this project to be made.  You are making it possible for us to continue to tell our story! 

We have launched a campaign at KickStarter, which is an amazing platform for creative projects to go to and seek their funding.  

Please head over to our campaign, we have lots of awesome rewards if you back us, including the digital download of the movie and even some adorable baby onesies!      

If we do not meet our goal by the end of the deadline, we get NONE of the pledged money.  SO it is really important that you back any amount you can and share with your friends and family! 

Thank you for all of your support!  Here is the link to our campaign:


Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Because of You

This blog post was written by Tiffany, Surrogate Mother

Blogging while being sick has been harder than I thought! So here comes a lovely update.    

I want to take some time to talk about you, the reader.  The people who have been constantly coming forward with their supportive words, prayers, thoughts and stories.  Your stories have brought us all together. I feel as though we are all a part of an intricate web, sewn together delicately; intertwined by our life experiences.  The positive words you say, give great strength in both Natalie and myself: neither side is easy.  Carrying twins and being sick is no easy task.  Being the mother and having to let your babies be carried by someone else, also, no easy task.   We have signed up for something very challenging but have been overwhelmed by the response, by the love and support from family, friends and complete strangers.

So many of you have been down heartbreaking paths. You have had the courage to speak up to us, to reach out and share your stories.  To break the silence that haunts those suffering from infertility and those that ache to grow their families but cannot.  I know it has opened my eyes into this new world of fertility issues and the pain and challenges that come along with it.  This journey has been so eye opening on many levels, but mostly the comradery between the women has been mind blowing.   Often times, we hear how catty women are, how gossipy, drama filled etc. they can be.  This has not been my experience with women.   Many of you have sent supportive emails, letters, packages, even maternity clothes! One of my clients (someone I would love to call a friend after what she did) sent maternity clothes and a note that said, "It takes a village to raise a child, in this case, a metropolis!"   Which I could not agree more.    The support you have all shown is awe inspiring, brings tears to my eyes and renews so much faith.  

This process is HARD.  But it is also beautiful, and wonderful and I don't know how I could get through this without the support of my metropolis. I am inspired by all of you.  I feel like the luckiest surrogate in the world to have such amazing, positive feedback coming in from all these women, mother's, daughters and yes, even the men! 

Because of you, I have the strength to keep sharing. Because of you I have the strength to stand tall and push through the hard times.  Because of you, I don't feel as alone.  Because of you, I truly do feel inspired.  

Thank you for your continued support in this very challenging time in our lives.   I would love to share with you an email I received from my girlfriend's mom.  She sent this to me when I was having a really hard time being so sick, missing my time with my children, my friends and family and feeling so alone. Of course, I cried like a baby as I read this:  

"Although it seems like it, you are never alone. You alone feel the nausea, the other discomforts, all the things you cannot do which you want to get done. I was only allowed to get up for trips to the bathroom, and a 5 minute shower once a day. I so wanted to go outside, but my outside was limited to the view out my bedroom window. When all of this is over, I bet you will have a new appreciation of the smallest little things, like a walk in the sunshine without feeling sick. Your act of sacrifice for these two little people will change your life forever. You are not alone, because every woman who has negotiated a difficult pregnancy is walking along with you spiritually, and we've got your back. I wish I could be there to give you a big hug and tell you there are better days ahead. You are creating miracles! Today is another victory in the making. You are not alone."

This process has been hard, and I wish so much it was easier, but it is a sacrifice on many levels, and no matter how hard it is, I would never change it.  I am so honored to be in this position.  I am fearful that me speaking of my being sick and how hard this is will come across as complaining, when I simply just want to update people.   We are very lucky with two healthy growing babies right now.  I am counting all of our blessings. 

Thank you again for having the courage to speak up, for being the light in the dark times, for always reaching out.  You have made a difference.  The twins are growing amazing, I am entering my 21st week and they are moving like crazy!  Baby B is almost always the first to wake, and he kicks so much until he wakes Baby A and they start their dance. It is truly a miracle.  

Here are some photos of the 20 week check up, they are growing a few days ahead of "Schedule."  My belly is measuring at week 29... here we go! Also check out the video clip of the babies!  


"No one can whistle a symphony.  It takes a whole orchestra to play it."  ~H.E. Luccock

Video of the twins at 20 weeks:

Monday, August 13, 2012

Official Movie Trailer Teaser!

Our official movie trailer teaser is up on Youtube!  This will give you a sneak peek into what we have been up to.   So proud of my amazing husband who has been taking care of me, our boys, working AND filming this documentary!    

Thank you so much to the Head and the Heart for giving us rights to use their beautiful song in the second part of the trailer!