I've been thinking a lot today about how my friends and family will react when they find out that I'm pregnant as a surrogate. We haven't told too many people yet, especially family, because we didn't want to jinx anything or tell them all about it and have to answer questions and everything and then, for whatever reason, have the surrogacy not continue.
I don't want to say that I'm worried how my family will react because that isn't the correct feeling. I really can't pinpoint the emotion, other than to say that I just really have no idea how they'll react. (Quick piece of background, much of my family are Jehovah's Witnesses so they don't agree with homosexuality and that might throw a curve on their reactions, being that I'm doing this for a same sex couple.)
As I said, I'm not worried about it. I learned a long time ago that family will always be family but if you live your life the way THEY want you to live it, you'll never be happy. And likewise, I think by now my family have realized that I'm going to do what I want to do. LOL
But morals, religion and personal beliefs aside, I just can't determine how they would react to the surrogacy idea at all. It will be interesting to say the least. The few friends and family we've told so far have pretty much all been extremely supportive. Many excited to experience it second hand through me! I get prodded often about the status of everything and what's going on, when are we gonna try to get pregnant, etc. And there are some that continue to praise me for doing something so amazingly generous and selfless. I usually respond to that by saying that it isn't at all selfless because I am getting just as much from it as Grant and Russ. If anything, Sorrell and I have made some great new friends!
Anywho, I've just been pushing it all to the back of my mind knowing that it will all play out and unfold hopefully very soon and that regardless, the six most important people directly involved in all of this are excited and can't wait: Sorrell, me, the kids, and Grant and Russ!