The hubs and I are embarking on a new adventure: we’re having a baby!  After thinking long and hard, we decided to hire a surrogate for this journey.  My neurosurgeon said that I would be able to carry a baby and that I should use a surrogate as a last resort.  However, he also thought my surgery would be routine and I woke up paralyzed.  Please note that I mention this not because I don’t trust his opinion, because I 100% think he’s an amazing doctor.  It’s that I don’t trust my spine!  It’s been messed with so many times that there’s just no predicting what it will do.  And I’m lucky to have complete control of my bladder and bowels (TMI??) and I worry about the unexpected from carrying a baby and what it would do to those functions.

In prepping for the baby, the hubs and I have been doing a ton of research and have come to realize that there isn’t a bunch out there.  So, I am adding a page to my blog where I can talk about my struggles and *hopefully* solutions to problems that are certain to come up through this process.  I’m also welcoming feedback from people who have been there, done that.  I’m definitely of the mindset that it takes a village.  And I’m hoping that I’ll have a large, large village to help!

Crib Shopping

Practice Baby Doll

Floor Transfers

2 thoughts on “Paraple-Parenting

  1. Jessica says:

    There are some great wheelchair moms groups on FB. Wheelchair Mommy Mommy and Wheel Mommies. I am a paraplegic (t6-t8 injured, 18 years) with a 10 month old. I found these groups to have really great resources for disabled moms.
    Best wishes,

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