Mom, will you carry my baby?
I saw on Oprah yesterday that a 61 year old woman was a surrogate for her daughter and son in law who were infertile. Um....what?! They did IVF and she carried her own grandson, went through 30 hours of labor and then had a c-section. Wow. I have mixed emotions. On one hand it's the nicest thing you can do for a person and such a beautiful, self-less gift, on the other, how could I put my mom through that? Maybe I've seen too many complicated pregnancies but I don't think I could ever ask my mom to do that for me. Or say yes if she offered. But I guess you don't know until you're in that situation. The daughter and son in law had been through several trials of IVF and each time it ended in heartbreak. I can't imagine the pain of infertility. I truly can't imagine it. It was a beautiful thing that this mother did for her daughter and the little baby was just perfect. Everything went well and the grandmother is back to "normal" after a few weeks.
I texted my mom and asked if she'd ever do that for me and I'm not sure if the "haha" or the "nope" came first :)